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Ancient Near Eastern Thought & the Old Testament Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible 2nd Ed

Ancient Near Eastern Thought & the Old Testament Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible 2nd Ed
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Leading evangelical scholar John Walton surveys the cultural context of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. This new edition of a top-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout to reflect the refined thinking of a mature scholar. It includes over 30 illustrations. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.
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Bloody Brutal & Barbaric Wrestling with Troubling War Texts

Bloody Brutal & Barbaric Wrestling with Troubling War Texts
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  • 2020 Word Guild Awards Shortlist -- Biblical Studies
  • 2020 Association of University Presses Design Show -- Book, Jacket, and Covers
  • Christians cannot ignore the intersection of religion and violence, whether contemporary or ancient. In our own Scriptures, war texts that appear to approve of genocidal killings and war rape--forcibly taking female captives for wives--raise hard questions about biblical ethics and the character of God. Have we missed something in our traditional readings? In Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric? William Webb and Gordon Oeste address the ethics of reading biblical war texts today. Theirs is a biblical-theological reading with an eye to hermeneutical, ethical, canonical, and ancient cultural contexts. Identifying a spectrum of views on war texts ranging from "no ethical problems" to "utterly repulsive," the authors pursue a middle path using a hermeneutic of incremental, redemptive-movement ethics. Instead of trying to force traditional Christian answers to fit contemporary questions, they argue, we must properly connect the traditional answers with the biblical storyline questions that were on the minds of Scripture's original readers. And there are indeed better answers to the ethical problems in the war texts. Woven throughout the Old Testament, a collection of antiwar and subversive war texts suggest that Yahweh's involvement in Israel's warfare required some degree of accommodation to people living in a fallen world. Yet, God's redemptive influence even within the ugliness of ancient warfare shouts loudly about a future hope--a final battle fought with complete and untainted justice by Christ.
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    December 1, 2019

    Christian Ethics Four Views

    Christian Ethics Four Views
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    The field of Christian ethics is the subject of frequent conversation as Christians seek to understand how to live faithfully within a pluralistic society. The range of ethical systems and moral philosophies available can be confusing to people seeking clarity about what the different theories mean for everyday life. Christian Ethics: Four Views presents a dialogue between four main approaches to ethics in the Christian tradition. Virtue ethics focuses less on the action itself and more on the virtuous character of the moral agent. A divine command approach looks instead at whether an action has been commanded by God, in which case it is morally right. Natural law ethics argues for a universal, objective morality grounded in nature. Finally, prophetic ethics judges what is morally right in light of a biblical understanding of divine justice and shalom. The four views and their proponents are as follows:
  • Brad J. Kallenberg: Virtue Ethics
  • John Hare: Divine Command Ethics
  • Claire Peterson: Natural Law Ethics
  • Peter Heltzel: Prophetic Ethics
  • Christian Ethics: Four Views, edited by noted ethicist Steve Wilkens, presents an accessible introduction to the key positions in Christian ethics today.
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    CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN THE BIBLE A REDEM @ LP

    CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN THE BIBLE A REDEM @ LP
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    William Webb confronts those often avoided biblical passages that call for the corporal punishment of children, slaves and wrongdoers. How should we understand and apply them today? Are we obligated to replicate those injunctions today? Or does the proper interpretation of them point in a different direction? Webb notes that most of the Christian church is at best inconsistent in its application of these texts. But is there a legitimate basis for these lapses? Building on the findings of his previous work, Slaves, Women and Homosexuals, Webb argues that the proper interpretation and application of these texts requires ascertaining their meaning within the ancient cultural/historical context. In recognizing the sweep of God's redemptive purposes already evident in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New, we remain truly biblical.
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    January 1, 1900

    Creative Teaching Methods

    Creative Teaching Methods
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    Do you ever wonder why Jeffrey talks all of the time?
    Or why Toni can't sit still? Or why Alex loves work sheets?
    Or why Jordan is always trying something new?

    Each chapter is fun to read, stimulating, and immensely practical. This book is valuable to teachers, and for preachers, too.

    DAVID R. MAINS
    DIRECTOR
    CHAPEL OF THE AIR


    It's about time.
    Creative Teaching Methods is not just another book on the theory of creativity (which we don't need). Rather, it is a book on the practice of creativity in the classroom (which we desperately need). This is a book you will use over and over again.
    Creative Teaching Methods is loaded with practical and usable ideas that will make creative teaching a reality in your classroom. Without hesitation, I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches young people or adults.

    MIKE YACONELLI
    PRESIDENT
    YOUTH SPECIALTIES


    Marlene LeFever makes the principle of learning through creative participation come alive for Christian education. Creative methods are vividly and invitingly explored for their potential for deepening the spiritual life through new ways of hearing the Word of God and using heretofore untapped personal resources in responding to it. Unique in its assumption that in Christian education creativity is just as essential in work with youth and adults as it is in work with children.

    D. CAMPBELL WYCKOFF
    PROFESSOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION EMERITUS
    PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

    Marlene D. LeFever is Manager of Ministry Relations for David C. Cook Church Ministries, holds a master of Christian education and is a frequent speaker at Sunday School conventions, writers' conferences, and professional organizations. Editor of Teacher Touch, a quarterly letter of affirmation for Sunday School teachers, Marlene has authored over ten books, including Creative Teaching Methods (Cook), Creative Hospitality (Tyndale), and Is Your To Do List About To Do You In? (NavPress).

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    March 1, 1997

    Discerning Ethics Diverse Christian Responses to Divisive Moral Issues

    Discerning Ethics Diverse Christian Responses to Divisive Moral Issues
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    Racism. Immigration. Gun violence. Sexuality. Health care. The number of ethical issues that demand a response from Christians today is almost dizzying. How can Christians navigate such matters? What are faithful responses to these questions? Edited by two theologians with pastoral experience, this volume invites engagement with these issues and more by drawing on real-life experiences and offering a range of responses to some of the most challenging moral questions confronting the church today. With an unflinching yet irenic approach, this resource can help Christians as they seek to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
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    Ephesians BECNT

    Ephesians BECNT
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    Noted New Testament scholar Frank Thielman offers pastors, students, and teachers a substantive yet accessible commentary on Ephesians in this addition to the award-winning BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, Thielman leads readers through all aspects of the book of Ephesians--sociological, historical, and theological--to help them better understand its meaning and relevance. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility.
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    November 30, 2010

    Is God a Moral Monster Making Sense of the Old Testament God

    Is God a Moral Monster Making Sense of the Old Testament God
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    A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?

    In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:


    God is arrogant and jealous
    God punishes people too harshly
    God is guilty of ethnic cleansing
    God oppresses women
    God endorses slavery
    Christianity causes violence
    and more


    Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.













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    January 1, 1900

    MEGILLOTH BHQ SONG OF SONGS RUTH ESTHER

    MEGILLOTH BHQ SONG OF SONGS RUTH ESTHER
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    Contains the text of the Leningrad Codex, cited from colour photographs.
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    January 1, 1900

    Old Testament Ethics For The People of God

    Old Testament Ethics For The People of God
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    Nothing confuses Christian ethics quite like the Old Testament. Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws. Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic. Neither option, argues Chris Wright, gives the Old Testament its due. In this innovative approach to Old Testament ethics--fully revised, updated and expanded since its first appearance in 1983 as Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in North America) and including material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord--Wright examines a theological, social and economic framework for Old Testament ethics. Then he explores a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues: economics, the land and the poor; politics and a world of nations; law and justice; society and culture; and the way of the individual. This fresh, illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testaments.
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    January 1, 1900

    Original Sin & the Fall Five Views

    Original Sin & the Fall Five Views
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    "What is this that you have done?" Throughout the church's history, Christians have largely agreed that God's good creation of humanity was marred by humanity's sinful rebellion, resulting in our separation from God and requiring divine intervention in the saving work of Christ. But Christians have disagreed over many particular questions surrounding humanity's fall, including the extent of original sin, the nature of the fall, the question of guilt, how to interpret the narratives from Genesis, and how these questions relate to our understanding of human origins and modern science. This Spectrum Multiview book presents five views on these questions: Augustinian-Reformed, Moderate Reformed, Wesleyan, Eastern Orthodox, and a Reconceived view. Each contributor offers both an articulation of their own view and responses to the other views in question. The result is a robust reflection on one of the most central--and controversial--tenets of the faith. Views and Contributors:
  • An Augustinian-Reformed View (Hans Madueme, Covenant College)
  • A Moderate Reformed View (Oliver Crisp, The University of St. Andrews)
  • A Wesleyan View (Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary)
  • An Eastern Orthodox View (Andrew Louth, Durham University)
  • A Reconceived View (Tatha Wiley, University of St. Thomas)
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    Practicing Christian Doctrine an Introduction to Thinking & Living Theologically

    Practicing Christian Doctrine an Introduction to Thinking & Living Theologically
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    This introductory theology text explains key concepts in Christian doctrine and shows that doctrine is integrally linked to the practical realities of Christian life. In order to grow into more faithful practitioners of Christianity, we need to engage in the practice of learning doctrine and understanding how it shapes faithful lives. Beth Felker Jones helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday life of faith.

    This book, written from a solidly evangelical yet ecumenically aware perspective, models a way of doing theology that is generous and charitable. It attends to history and contemporary debates and features voices from the global church. Sidebars made up of illustrative quotations, key Scripture passages, classic hymn texts, and devotional poetry punctuate the chapters.

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    April 15, 2014