Glory in Our Midst: A Biblical-Theological Reading of by Meredith G. Kline

By Meredith G. Kline

From the preface: "...[T]he reviews that include this booklet have been designed to serve really without delay the needs of these preaching on Zechariah's evening visions. extra widely, besides the fact that, our goal has been to domesticate between all of the Lord's humans an appreciation of the biblical-theological strategy within the exploration of the treasures of God's saving fact within the Scriptures. what's offered here's then a biblical-theological studying of the prophetic visions of Zechariah 1-6. we strive to know the importance of those visions within the gentle in their identification as a part of the general eschatological drama of the dominion of God from production to consummation, that eschatological truth on which they, in flip, are themselves a window. although differing a little bit in shape from the standard verse-by-verse remark, this biblical-theological learn remains to be provided as a piece of rigorous exegesis, with clean suggestions steered for the translation of a few of the foremost exegetical puzzles with which the enigmatic yet no longer unfathomable symbolism of those visions confronts us.

Featured in the course of the evening visions is a remarkably wealthy revelation of the Messiah. Reflecting that, every one of our chapters is entitled by way of the workplace or redemptive act of Christ that's highlighted within the imaginative and prescient in view. additionally conspicuous is the function of the Spirit with regards to the messianic venture, quite in his id because the theophanic Glory, the Glory-Spirit. This Glory of the heavenly presence of the triune God is certainly the dominant truth in Zechariah's visionary global. And principal within the message of the evening visions is the gospel promise that this Glory-Presence is vouchsafed to God's humans, finally in eschatological fullness. for this reason the name: Glory in Our Midst.

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What is religion? by Jeppe Sinding Jensen

By Jeppe Sinding Jensen

Religious trust is likely one of the such a lot pervasive and ubiquitous features of human society. faith has shadowed and illuminated human lives when you consider that primitive instances, shaping the area perspectives of cultures from remoted tribes to great empires. ranging from the idea that faith is an idea which might be analysed and in comparison throughout time and cultures, What is Religion? brings the main updated scholarship to undergo on humankind’s so much enduring creation.

The booklet opens with a quick historical past of the assumption of faith, then divides the research of faith into 4 crucial issues - kinds, representations, practices, and associations – and concludes with a last, eye-opening bankruptcy on faith this day. jam-packed with case stories from quite a lot of religions, prior and current, What is Religion? deals a really present, complete, but intellectually not easy assessment of the background, theories, practices, and examine of religion.

Accessible, wide-ranging, enticing, and brief, What is Religion? is written basically for undergraduate scholars within the learn of faith, however it can be helpful for college students of anthropology, background, psychology, sociology, and theology in addition to a person attracted to how and why people got here and stay religious.

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Retellings: The Bible in Literature, Music, Art and Film by J Cheryl Exum

By J Cheryl Exum

Lately biblical students and scholars became more and more attracted to learning retellings of biblical tales within the arts, not just for his or her relation to the biblical textual content but in addition for the 'story' they need to inform (or, in the event that they are usually not strictly 'retellings', for the sunshine they could shed at the biblical text). The 8 full of life contributions to this quantity illustrate more than a few interesting methods to retellings of the Bible in literature, track, paintings and movie and display anything of the scope of this interesting and quickly increasing quarter of inquiry. the current number of essays looks at the same time in a distinct factor of the magazine Biblical Interpretation. because it was once based in 1993, Biblical Interpretation has performed a key position in fostering the ebook of articles within the newly constructing quarter of the reception heritage of the Bible within the arts. (Originally released as factor 4-5 of quantity 15 (2007) of Brill's magazine Biblical Interpretation)

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The Gate of Heaven: History and Symbolism of the Temple in by Margaret Barker

By Margaret Barker

During this ebook, first released in 1991, the prolific and leading edge British biblical pupil Margaret Barker units out to discover the origins and the afterlife of traditions concerning the Temple in Judaism. utilizing proof from the deutero-canonical and pseudepigraphic texts, Qumran and rabbinic fabric, in addition to early Christian texts and liturgies, she advances a number of radical and suggestive theories, together with the next: 1. Apocalyptic writing was once the temple culture. 2. Temple constructions have been aligned to set up a sunlight calendar, hence explaining the astronomical texts integrated in 1 Enoch three. The temple symbolism of priest and sanctuary antedated the Eden tales of Genesis. four. The temple structures depicted heaven and earth separated by way of a veil of created subject. five. The throne visions, the root of the later Merkavah mysticism, originated as excessive priestly sanctuary reviews, first attested in Isaiah yet originating within the royal cult while king figures handed past the temple veil from earth into heaven, from immortality to the resurrected kingdom, after which back.

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Promise of the Soul: Identifying and Healing Your Spiritual by Dennis Kenny

By Dennis Kenny

"Promise of the Soul is a religious workbook. via basic, obtainable routines and reflections, Kenny bargains us useful and confirmed tools that experience enabled hundreds of thousands of his counseling consumers to relinquish their separation from God s love and dwell from the heart.... step-by-step, Kenny s process indicates us how we will be able to free up ourselves from self-imposed boundaries and lifetime emotions of inadequacy to stay a extra soul-infused lifestyles. it truly is very unlikely to learn this booklet with out discovering your self someplace in its pages and atmosphere your self unfastened. it's a actual opportunity." --From the Foreword through Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., writer of Kitchen desk knowledge and My Grandfather s Blessings

"An first-class source for making a new covenant that would allow you to extend your trust process and your life." --Bernie Siegel, M.D., writer of affection, drugs and Miracles and Prescriptions for Living

"This ebook, just like the subject itself, is gorgeous and captivating. This religious mild is steeped within the nice traditions, but its presentation is unique, artistic, and significant. an important secret to meaking peace with God is making a choice on and therapeutic your religious covenant and understanding the promise of your soul." --Harold Bloomfield, M.D., writer of constructing Peace with God

"Promise of the Soul is an outstanding consultant to studying the religious provides or covenants we make with the sacred. no matter if we're Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or of the other religion, this e-book transcends all paths and ideology to aid every one folks determine which sacred supplies are proscribing and that are important to our non secular unfolding and inherent well-being." --Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., writer of The Four-Fold means and indicators of Life

"By bringing to mild our simple ideals approximately how existence works, Dennis Kenny provides us room to respire, to alter, to be liberated from prisons of our personal making. As a talented chaplain and instructor, he exhibits us basic how you can develop into higher, happier humans all that God rather desires us to be. This publication could simply set you free." --Wayne Muller, writer of Sabbath and the way, Then, we could stay?

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The King James Version at 400: Assessing Its Genius as Bible by David G. Burke, John F. Kutsko, Philip H. Towner

By David G. Burke, John F. Kutsko, Philip H. Towner

During this selection of essays, thirty students from diversified disciplines supply their designated views at the genius of the King James model, a translation whose four-hundredth anniversary was once lately celebrated during the English-speaking international. whereas keeping off nostalgia and hagiography, each one writer sincerely appreciates the huge, formative function the KJV has had on non secular and civil lifestyles on either side of the Atlantic (and past) in addition to at the English language itself. partly 1 the essayists examine the KJV in its historic contexts the politics and swift language progress of the period, the rising printing and shuttle industries, and how ladies are depicted within the textual content (and later feminist responses to such depictions). half 2 takes a better examine the KJV as a translation and the strong precedents it set for all translations to keep on with, with the essayists exploring the translators rules and tactics (with shut examinations of Bancroft s ideas and the Prefaces), assessing later revisions of the textual content, and reviewing the interpretation s impact at the English language, textual feedback, and the perform of translation in Jewish and chinese language contexts. half three appears to be like on the numerous methods the KJV has impacted the English language and literature, the perform of faith (including in the African American and japanese Orthodox churches), and the wider tradition. The members are Robert modify, C. Clifton Black, David G. Burke, Richard A. Burridge, David J. A. Clines, Simon Crisp, David J. Davis, James D. G. Dunn, Lori Anne Ferrell, Leonard J. Greenspoon, Robin Griffith-Jones, Malcolm Guite, Andrew E. Hill, John F. Kutsko, Seth Lerer, Barbara okay. Lewalski, Jacobus A. Naudé, David Norton, Jon Pahl, Kuo-Wei Peng, Deborah W. Rooke, Rodney Sadler Jr., Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, Harold Scanlin, Naomi Seidman, Christopher Southgate, R. S. Sugirtharajah, Joan Taylor, Graham Tomlin, Philip H. Towner, David Trobisch, and N. T. Wright.

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The Cross of Christ by John Stott

By John Stott

The paintings of an entire life, from one of many world's so much influential thinkers, concerning the center of the Christian faith.

"I may by no means myself think in God, if it weren't for the move ... within the genuine global of soreness, how may perhaps one worship a God who used to be resistant to it?" With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this new release with the centrality of the pass in God's redemption of the area -- an international now haunted by way of the stories of Auschwitz, the discomfort of oppression and the threat of nuclear war.

Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in disgrace? Why may still an item of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the brand of our worship and the axiom of our religion? And what does it suggest for us today?

Now from one of many ideal preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable most sensible, a latest restatement of the which means of the pass. on the pass Stott unearths the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the area exposed.

More than a learn of the atonement, this booklet brings Scripture into dwelling conversation with Christian theology and the 20 th century. What emerges is a trend for Christian lifestyles and worship, wish and mission.

Destined to be a vintage learn of the heart of our religion, Stott's paintings is the manufactured from a uniquely talented pastor, student and Christian statesman. His penetrating perception, charitable scholarship and pastoral heat are sure to feed either center and brain.

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