Tag: Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies

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  • Identity And Idolatry

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    Series Preface
    Author’s Preface
    Abbreviations

    1. Living Inside The Text: Canon And Creation

    2. A Strange Bridge: Connecting The Image And The Idol
    Getting Started On The Wrong Foot: Creation And Image
    Human Identity And Human Nature

    3. The Liturgy Of Creation In The Cosmic Temple
    The First Stable As Prologue
    The Liturgy Of Creation
    The House That God Built

    4. The Image Of God On The Temple Walls
    Introduction
    Image And Original
    Signs Of Reflection
    A Reflected Relationship
    The First Table Background: Kings And Representatives
    After The First Table: Sonship And Sacredness
    Prelude To Idolatry

    5. Turning The Imago Dei Upside Down: Idolatry And The Prophetic Stance
    After Creation-whence Is The Image?
    Divine Fidelity And The Image
    The Decalogue And The Diatribe Against Idolatry
    The Golden Calf-the ‘great Sin’ Of Idolatry
    Covenantal Identity And Idolatry Across The Old Testament
    Idolatry And Adultery

    6. Inverting The Inversion: Idols And The Perfect Image
    Turning The Story Upside Down
    Setting The Context
    Idolatry And The Gentile Mission
    Theologies Of Idols: Romans 1 And 1 Corinthians 10
    Narratives Of Idolatry: Acts 7 And 17
    The Perfect Image
    Being In The Image Of The Image

    7. The Rise Of Suspicion: The Religious Criticism Of Religion
    Idolatry As Ideological Criticism: The Stage Is Set
    Idolatry As Psychological Projection
    Idolatry As Alienation And Oppression
    Idolatry And The Origin Of Religion
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

    8. Significance And Security In A New Key
    The Crisis Of Identity And The Idolatries Of Consumption
    Christian Identity And Plastic Narratives
    An Eternal Story Told Across Time

    Bibliography
    Index Of Authors
    Index Of Scripture References

    Additional Info
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

    Genesis 1:26-27 has served as the locus of most theological anthropologies in the central Christian tradition. However, Richard Lints observes that too rarely have these verses been understood as conceptually interwoven with the whole of the prologue materials of Genesis 1. The construction of the cosmic temple strongly hints that the image of God language serves liturgical functions.

    Lints argues that idol language in the Bible is a conceptual inversion of the image language of Genesis 1. These constructs illuminate each other, and clarify the canon’s central anthropological concerns. The question of human identity is distinct, though not separate, from the question of human nature; the latter has far too frequently been read into the biblical use of ‘image’.

    Lints shows how the narrative of human identity runs from creation (imago Dei) to fall (the golden calf/idol, Exodus 32) to redemption (Christ as perfect image, Colossians 1:15-20). The biblical-theological use of image/idol is a thread through the canon that highlights the movements of redemptive history.

    In the concluding chapters of this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Lints interprets the use of idolatry as it emerges in the secular prophets of the nineteenth century, and examines the recent renaissance of interest in idolatry with its conceptual power to explain the culture of desire.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

     

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  • Reading Romans In Context

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    Readers of Paul today are more than ever aware of the importance of interpreting Paul’s letters in their Jewish context. In Reading Romans in Context a team of Pauline scholars go beyond a general introduction that surveys historical events and theological themes and explore Paul’s letter to the Romans in light of Second Temple Jewish literature. In this non-technical collection of short essays, beginning and intermediate students are given a chance to see firsthand what makes Paul a distinctive thinker in relation to his Jewish contemporaries. Following the narrative progression of Romans, each chapter pairs a major unit of the letter with one or more thematically related Jewish text, introduces and explores the theological nuances of the comparative text, and shows how these ideas illuminate our understanding of the book of Romans.

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  • What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality

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    In just a few short years, massive shifts in public opinion have radically reshaped society’s views on homosexuality. Feeling the pressure to forsake long-held beliefs about sex and marriage, some argue that Christians have historically misunderstood the Bible’s teaching on this issue. But does this approach do justice to what the Bible really teaches about homosexuality? In this timely book, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us-the skeptic, the seeker, the certain, and the confused-to take a humble look at God’s Word. Examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, DeYoung responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike-offering readers an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.

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  • Overcoming Sin And Temptation

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    John Owen’s writings, though challenging, are full of rich spiritual insights. In this volume, editors Justin Taylor and Kelly Kapic have made updates to the author’s language, translated the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and footnoted difficult or unknown phrases, all without sacrificing any of Owen’s original message. These three treatises on temptation, sin, and repentance are theologically robust and insightful while also being accessible to modern readers. Overcoming Sin and Temptation will help a new generation benefit from the writings of this remarkable Puritan. Now redesigned with a new cover.

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  • Covenant And Commandment

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    Series Preface
    Author’s Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction

    1. The New Testament And The Reality And Necessity Of Works,
    obedience And Faithfulness
    2. Obedience, Works And Faithfulness: Moving From Old
    Testament To New Testament
    3. Old Covenant, New Covenant And The History Of Redemption
    4. The Cross And The Reality Of Works, Obedience And Faithfulness
    5. Union With Christ And Its Relationship To Works, Obedience
    and Faithfulness
    6. Justification, Judgment And The Future
    7. The Reality And Necessity Of Works, Obedience And
    faithfulness

    Epilogue
    Bibliography
    Index Of Authors
    Index Of Scripture References

    Additional Info
    From a close study of key Old and New Testament texts and interaction with historical and contemporary theologians, Bradley Green shows how different aspects of the Christian life are each God-elicited, real and necessary. Reaffirming the best Reformed voices, this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume provides a biblical theology of the nature, role and place of works, obedience and faithfulness in the new covenant.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

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  • Did God Really Command Genocide

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    A common objection to belief in the God of the Bible is that a good, kind, and loving deity would never command the wholesale slaughter of nations. Even Christians have a hard time stomaching such a thought, and many avoid reading those difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish. Instead, we quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question doesn’t go away. Did God really command genocide? Is the command to utterly destroy morally unjustifiable? Is it literal? Are the issues more complex and nuanced than we realize?

    In the tradition of his popular Is God a Moral Monster?, Paul Copan teams up with Matthew Flannagan to tackle some of the most confusing and uncomfortable passages of Scripture. Together they help the Christian and nonbeliever alike understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of Old Testament warfare passages. Pastors, youth pastors, campus ministers, apologetics readers, and laypeople will find that this book both enlightens and equips them for serious discussion of troubling spiritual questions.

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  • Young Mans Guide To Discovering His Bible

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    How can a book written 2000 years ago help a teen guy to deal with today’s issues?

    Though the times have changed, the problems haven’t. Temptation. Peer pressure. Acceptance. Increased responsibilities. Getting along with parents. Friends. And girls.

    God wants to help–and that’s why He wrote the Bible. You can learn a lot from the people in it, as well as the adventures they experienced. You’ll be surprised how relevant the Bible is!

    God’s Word can change your life–for real. But that can’t happen until you commit yourself to knowing the Bible.

    That’s what this book is all about–knowing the Bible, discovering what it says, and making it your personal guide in all you do. Along the way, bestselling author Jim George offers many great ideas for Bible study and practical application.

    You’ll find this the beginning of an incredible adventure–one you’ll never get tired of!

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  • Young Womans Guide To Discovering Her Bible

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    What is God’s take on the issues that are nearest to a teen girl’s heart? Issues like acceptance, loneliness, friendships, and relationships? How about getting along with your parents? Or finding your purpose and place in life?

    It’s amazing how relevant the Bible is–you’ll find yourself relating to the people and experiences in it. And you’ll discover promises from God that will help you through anything and everything.

    It all comes alive when you commit yourself to knowing the Bible. That’s what this book is all about–knowing the Bible, learning what it says, and making it your personal guide in all you do.

    Bestselling author Elizabeth George offers many great ideas for Bible study and practical application. You’ll love growing closer to God…and experiencing exciting changes in your life!

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  • 8 Great Debates Of Bible Prophecy

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    You’ve heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what’s all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topics–dispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events…are they too complex for most folks to understand?

    Not at all! In this concise and easy-to-read review, respected Bible teacher Ron Rhodes identifies eight of the most important end-times discussions. Avoiding complex arguments, he highlights the most important biblical passages, summarizes a few of the most popular interpretations, and provides succinct conclusions. He demonstrates that the Bible’s end-times teaching is intended to be a blessing for every believer.

    As you compare and contrast the various viewpoints, you’ll be able to enjoy constructive conversations with other Christians and support your own informed convictions. You’ll also enrich your reading of the Scriptures and see how passages fit together in God’s great plan for the ages.

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  • Encountering The Book Of Romans 2nd Edition (Reprinted)

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    In this updated edition of his successful textbook, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar offers a guide to the book of Romans that is informed by current scholarship and written at an accessible level. The new edition has been updated throughout and features a new design. After addressing introductory matters and laying the groundwork for reading Romans, Douglas Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes, clarifying difficult passages, and exploring the continuing relevance of Romans. As with other volumes in the well-received Encountering Biblical Studies series, this book is designed for the undergraduate classroom and includes pedagogical aids such as photos and sidebars.

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  • How To Read The Bible Book By Book

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    Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, ‘Look at this!’ How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.

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  • How To Read The Bible For All Its Worth

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    Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

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