Significance Of The Dead Sea Scrolls And Other Essays

Author: Jonathan S. Nkhoma
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 999602704X
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Significance Of The Dead Sea Scrolls And Other Essays from the Author: Jonathan S. Nkhoma. Jonathan Nkhoma, in this scholarly collection of essays, enriches the reader with different interesting windows on how one can unearth the riches contained in some of the New Testament writings. The first two essays underscore the importance of placing the New Testament in a proper context and attempt to construct this context by discussing the historical background and the theological understanding of the Qumran Covenanters as derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jonathan Nkhoma treats many aspects touching the proper interpretation of the New Testament writings. For example, he shows how the sacramental rituals of washing and eating together in the Qumran Community add meaning to the same rituals carried over to the New Testament. The significance of table fellowship is treated in greater depth in a subsequent essay. Throughout the various essays the question of the historicity of the various texts is treated in a succinct way and the author is able to come to some helpful conclusions drawing on the previous work of many well know scholars. The later essays tackle the very difficult question of martyrdom and Jonathan Nkhoma delves into the history of two particular cases in order to shed light on this difficult subject. All essays are written in impeccable English which flows in an easy style. This collection of essays would be invaluable to anyone who would wish to make a serious study of the New Testament writings.

Salt Light And A City Second Edition

Author: Graham Hill
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532603223
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Salt Light And A City Second Edition from the Author: Graham Hill. Graham Hill's pioneering classic remains the seminal work on missional ecclesiology. The bestselling first edition redefined theology for the missional church. Hill builds biblical foundations in conversation with major theologians, including Sarah Coakley, John Zizioulas, Stanley Hauerwas, Miroslav Volf, and Jurgen Moltmann. In this major update, he offers new insights and provides fresh examples of missional churches. In the first edition, Hill interacted with twelve major theologians to build a missional ecclesiology. In this thoroughly updated edition, he interacts with sixteen major theologians from the Western world. This edition includes five new chapters and an expanded treatment on the key convictions of global missional theology. It also offers a new study guide that has been uploaded on an innovative website linked to this book. This expanded edition now becomes volume 1 in a series on missional ecclesiology. In volume 2, Hill will turn our attention to voices from the Majority World. Known for his groundbreaking approach to theology--theology for the global missional community--Hill shows how God is releasing his global church to mission, across all cultures and Christian traditions. This extensive update to Hill's influential work offers pioneering theology and practices that will continue to shape the global missional church for generations. Contributors: 1. Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI): The Church as Communion 2. Karl Rahner: The Church as Community of Witness 3. Hans Kung: The Church as Eschatological Community of Salvation 4. Catherine LaCugna: The Church as Trinitarian Community Eastern Orthodox 5. Thomas Hopko: The Church as Fullness of God 6. Vigen Guroian: The Church as Peculiar and Ethical Community 7. John Zizioulas: The Church as Eucharistic Communion 8. Frederica Matthews Greene: The Church as Praying and Transformed Community Protestant 9. Letty Russell: The Church as Household of Freedom 10. Jurgen Moltmann: The Church as Messianic and Relational Koinonia 11. John Webster: The Church as Communion of Saints 12. Dana L. Robert: The Church as Global and Missional People Free Church 13. John Howard Yoder: The Church as New, Redeemed Community 14. Barry Harvey: The Church as Altera Civitas 15. Miroslav Volf: The Church as Image of the Trinity 16. Reta Halteman Finger: The Church as World-Transforming Homes

The Feasts Of Israel God S Plan Of The Ages Volume 1

Author: Paul Lindberg
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1632324865
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The Feasts Of Israel God S Plan Of The Ages Volume 1 from the Author: Paul Lindberg . While some Christian ministries warn of impending world-changing events and signs of the end times, Paul Lindberg points us back to God’s story of redemption. In “The Feasts of Israel: God’s Plan of the Ages,” Lindberg sees the children of Israel as the very heart of God’s perfect plan to redeem all mankind. He calls the seven feasts of Israel “God’s little picture book,” with each feast telling an essential part of the redemption story. Lindberg says, “Israel’s feasts become our invitation into the presence of God, just as much now as when they were given to Israel.”

Church Dogmatics The Doctrine Of The Word Of God Volume 1 Part 2

Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567404226
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Church Dogmatics The Doctrine Of The Word Of God Volume 1 Part 2 from the Author: Karl Barth. Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian. T&T Clark International is now proud to be publishing the only complete English translation of the Church Dogmatics in paperback.

Psalms Volume 1 Teach The Text Commentary Series

Author: C. Hassell Bullock
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144122713X
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Psalms Volume 1 Teach The Text Commentary Series from the Author: C. Hassell Bullock. To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By concentrating each carefully selected preaching unit into six pages of focused commentary, each volume in this series allows pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.

The Great Leap Fraud

Author: A. J. Deus
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450280600
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The Great Leap Fraud from the Author: A. J. Deus. Religious ignorance is as dangerous for societal stability as religious extremism. In The Great Leap-Fraud, author A. J. Deus shows that only through the cowardly behavior of a majority that is uneducated in religious questions can sectarian extremism and terrorism take shape and overtake societies. Modern civilizations fail to address the dangerous defect. Based on a reassessment of primary documents from the beginning of Judaism through to the Reformation, The Great Leap-Fraud evaluates the Judaic scriptures of the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims for their potential to stir hatred, violence, and terrorism. It searches for messages in the scriptures that may alter the economic behavior of societies. While providing an overview of three major religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—The Great Leap-Fraud uncovers a series of frauds and premeditated deployment of “prophets” with the goal to establish or redeem the Jewish state of Israel. It also uncovers how the vested interest of Christian historians has pushed the rise of Christianity unto Roman Emperors. Deus shows that the way humans think and act are strongly influenced by a culture driven by the norms of religious organizations, both past and present. More information at

A Testimony Of Jesus Christ Volume 1

Author: Anthony Charles Garland
ISBN: 0978886410
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A Testimony Of Jesus Christ Volume 1 from the Author: Anthony Charles Garland. A Commentary on the Book of Revelation - Volume 2 The author presents a detailed study of the Book of Revelation emphasizing prophetic themes from the rest of the Bible which find their fulfillment in Revelation. To understand this controversial book, the author explores the many connections between the visions seen by the Apostle John and previous prophetic revelation given to Old Testament prophets such as Daniel, Ezekiel, and others. It is the author's conviction that an understanding of related passages elsewhere in the Bible is the most important key to unlocking the bewildering variety of interpretations which often accompany the study of the last book of the Bible. The commentary is linked to a free companion internet course providing an additional 70 hours of audio instruction linked to almost 1,000 slides.

Is Faith Delusion

Author: Andrew Sims
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847063403
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Is Faith Delusion from the Author: Andrew Sims. How, in a scientifically and technologically advanced age, can people still believe in God? Andrew Sims examines both the connection and the division between Christian faith and psychiatry.