Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek

Author: Thorleif Boman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393005349

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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"Builds on the premise that language and thought are inevitably and inextricably bound up with each other. . . . A classic study of the differences between Greek and Hebrew thought."—John E. Rexrine, Colgate University

Introducing the Cultural Context of the New Testament

Author: John J. Pilch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556351860

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Major New Testament Study Tool Here is a Bible-study workbook for adults interested in learning the in-depth background of our New Testament faith. Introducing the Cultural Context of the New Testament is the second book in the Hear the Word Series and it offers the reader an approach with which to appreciate the differences between Mediterranean culture and our American culture, while also showing us how to bridge the gap that exists between us and the ancient world of the gospels.

Old Testament Exegesis, Fourth Edition

A Handbook for Students and Pastors

Author: Douglas Stuart

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640571

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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For years, Douglas Stuart's Old Testament Exegesis has been one of the most popular ways to learn how to perform exegesis--the science and art of interpreting biblical texts properly for understanding as well as proclamation. Completely updated and substantially expanded, this new edition includes scores of newer resources, a new configuration of the format for the exegesis process, and an entirely new section explaining where to find and how to use the latest electronic and online resources for doing biblical research. Stuart provides guidance for full exegesis as well as for a quicker approach to provide information specifically tailored to the task of preaching. A glossary of terms explains the sometimes bewildering language of biblical scholarship, and a list of frequent errors guides the student in avoiding common mistakes. No exegetical guide for the Old Testament has been more widely used in training ministers and students to be faithful, careful interpreters of Scripture.

Bedouins of the Empty Quarter

Author: Donald Powell Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351314629

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This volume describes Bedouins, a tribal pastoral people in eastern Saudia Arabia. This volume documents changes in their way of life, beginning in the 1930s and continuing to the 1960s, when this book originally appeared. The Empty Quarter described here is a place inhabited by a people so thoroughly devoted to their pastoral pursuits that they are referred to as nomads of the nomads. To the Al Murrah and other camel-keeping pastoralists, theirs is a rich and rewarding life. For either to survive, men and camels must live in close symbiosis. The camels provide food, fiber, and transport; man provides knowledge of available resources, of which the most precious are water and the grasses that grow where rains have fallen. In this work, Donald Powell Cole shows us that this existence more complex and intricate. There is the complex knowledge of the desert itself, its varieties, moods, and resources. Next, there is the knowledge of the camels, their needs, capacities, and the peculiarities of each animal. These different kinds of knowledge must be brought together to fully use, yet carefully conserve, scarce resources. As important is the structuring of social life. The tribesmen must have a flexible social system that enables the individual household to operate alone when the environmental situation requires. This necessitates a pattern of independence and equality. The Al Murrah live according to ancient traditions, but life is not unchanging. In 1932, Saudi Arabia became a nation and intertribal raiding and warfare was brought to an end. Cole highlights the adaptability of the Al Murrah as the desert became increasingly invaded by motor transport and oil rigs. He sees their experience as prototypical: man everywhere must attune his life to the requirements of his economy. In a place like the Arabian Desert these adjustments are most insistent. This work shows that even when these demands of the external world pervade behavior, life can remain rich and rewarding.

How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God

Author: Richard R. Hopkins

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 0882907824

Category: Religion

Page: 466

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How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God brings profound new insights to the Trinitarian doctrines of orthodox Christianity. with clear and precise documentation, the book shows how these doctrines migrated into early Christianity from Greek philosophy. the various aspects of Trinitarian belief are isolated, linked to their Greek sources, and carefully analyzed to show they differ radically from biblical teaching. the writings of early church fathers, portrayed in their historical context, show that during the second century, theological concepts taught in Platonism were adopted as Christianity struggled to end Roman persecution. Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a famous Stoic philosopher, was putting Christians to death because their belief did not conform to the Hellenized religion of the day. the book shows that the early Church Fathers sought to save their people's lives by redefining the Christian God in Greek terms. Their efforts brought metaphysics to Christianity and ushered in concepts like the Trinity. After presenting the historical setting in which these philosophical errors were embraced as Christian doctrine, the book compares orthodox Christian theology today, called classical theism, to biblical teachings. the book identifies how Greek phillosophy has influenced major atributes of God taught in classical theism. the book constitutes a major challenge to those who accept the tenants of classical theism but do not know the many aspects of their doctrine that are based on Greek philosophy.

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding

Author: Lois Tverberg

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493412671

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter? Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await readers willing to learn how to read the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture in order to open the Bible to readers today. Combining careful research with engaging prose, Tverberg leads us on a journey back in time to shed light on how this Middle Eastern people approached life, God, and each other. She explains age-old imagery that we often misinterpret, allowing us to approach God and the stories and teachings of Scripture with new eyes. By helping readers grasp the perspective of its original audience, she equips them to read the Bible in ways that will enrich their lives and deepen their understanding.

Surpassing Wonder

The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

Author: Donald H. Akenson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226010731

Category: Religion

Page: 658

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Elegant and inventive, Surpassing Wonder uncovers how the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the Talmuds of the Rabbis are related and how, collectively, they make up the core of Western consciousness. Donald Harman Akenson provides an incisive critique of how religious scholars have distorted the holy books and argues that it was actually the inventor of the Hebrew scriptures who shaped our concept of narrative history—thereby founding Western culture.

From Jesus to Christ

The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus

Author: Paula Fredriksen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164106

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The Forgotten Jesus

How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi

Author: Robby Gallaty

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310529247

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Through the years, our understanding of Jesus has been shaped by different cultural influences, and many Christians have forgotten that Jesus was a Jewish man living in a Jewish land, observing Jewish customs, and investing his life into Jewish men and women. Trading the popular, but inaccurate Western perspective of the Bible for the context in which Jesus actually ministered in 2000 years ago, author Robby Gallaty reveals the fascinating Hebraic culture, customs, and nuances many Christians have never experienced or learned about. By uncovering the teaching of the first and second century rabbis and Christian theologians, and highlighting little-known Jewish idioms and traditions, Gallaty takes Christians on a biblical journey to rediscover a forgotten Jesus from a biblical perspective, deepening your relationship with God.

Judaism and Christianity

The Differences

Author: Trude Weiss-Rosmarin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780649746828


Page: 172

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Greek to Me

Author: J. Lyle Story,Cullen I. K. Story

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 159160222X

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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The Political Consequences of Thinking

Gender and Judaism in the Work of Hannah Arendt

Author: Jennifer Ring

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791434833

Category: History

Page: 358

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Applies the perspectives of gender and ethnicity in a feminist analysis of the Eichmann controversy and offers a wholly new interpretation of Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem to The Life of the Mind.

Wolf in the Sheepfold

The Bible as Problematic for Theology

Author: Robert P. Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780334026778

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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This provocative study, first published by SPCK in 1991, looks at how the Bible has been subjected to ideological manipulation. There must be very few works of theology which one can honestly recommend with, "You won't be able to put it down." The Dean of Divinity at Glasgow University, already well-known for his masterly commentary on Jeremiah and his delightfully iconoclastic When Prophecy Failed, has put together a deliberately provocative series of chapters to express his horror at the way Christian theologians have turned the Bible into a domesticated pet, when it is in essence, and remains, a ravenous wolf. Jesus used the image as a warning against false prophets lurking among his followers. Carroll turns it into a shout of anger at the theology which has so de-natured the Bible, and a gulp of fear at the revenge it may ultimately wreak on us' (H. J. Richards in Epworth Review). Robert Carroll's Wolf in the Sheepfold is precisely that: a vivid, intensely personal argument on the dangers which the Bible poses to those who would use it naively in support of their Christianity. As it points to the ferocities, contradictions and opacities of the biblical texts and of the influence of these texts on Christian persecutions of Jews, this taut tract recalls Marcion's sombre logic' (George Steiner in TLS 'Books of the Year' 1991). This second edition contains a substantial new Preface.

Through the Language Glass

Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

Author: Guy Deutscher

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429970112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, at once erudite and entertaining, confronts the thorny question of how—and whether—culture shapes language and language, culture Linguistics has long shied away from claiming any link between a language and the culture of its speakers: too much simplistic (even bigoted) chatter about the romance of Italian and the goose-stepping orderliness of German has made serious thinkers wary of the entire subject. But now, acclaimed linguist Guy Deutscher has dared to reopen the issue. Can culture influence language—and vice versa? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? Could our experience of the world depend on whether our language has a word for "blue"? Challenging the consensus that the fundaments of language are hard-wired in our genes and thus universal, Deutscher argues that the answer to all these questions is—yes. In thrilling fashion, he takes us from Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water—a "she"—becomes a "he" once you dip a tea bag into her, demonstrating that language does in fact reflect culture in ways that are anything but trivial. Audacious, delightful, and field-changing, Through the Language Glass is a classic of intellectual discovery.


A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Author: Craig R. Koester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300139891

Category: Religion

Page: 604

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One of early Christianity's most carefully crafted sermons, Epistle to the Hebrews" addresses listeners who have experienced the elation of conversion and the heat of hostility, but who now must confront the formidable task of remaining faithful in a society that rejects their commitments. The letter probes into the one of most profound questions of faith: If it is God's will that believers be crowned with glory and honor, why are the faithful subject to suffering and shame? Through the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses, and Rahab, whose faith enabled them to overcome severe trials and conflicts, and through the story of Jesus himself, whose sufferings opened the way to God's presence for all, the sermon confirms the foundations of the Christian faith. In a magisterial introduction, Koester presents a compelling portrait of the early Christian community and examines the debates that have surrounded Epistle to the Hebrews for two millennia. Drawing on his knowledge of classical rhetoric, he clarifies the book's arguments and discusses the use of evocative language and imagery to appeal to its audience's minds, emotions, and will. Providing an authoritative, accessible discussion of the book's high priestly Christology, this landmark commentary charts new directions for the interpretation of Epistle to the Hebrews and its influence on Christian theology and worship.

Simply Classical

A Beautiful Education for Any Child

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615382408

Category: Christian education

Page: 292

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This revolutionary new book guides parents and teachers in implementing the beauty of a classical education with special-needs and struggling students. Cheryl is an advocate of classical Christian education for special-needs students. The love of history, music, literature, and Latin instilled in her own children has created in Cheryl the desire to share the message that classical education offers benefits to any child. -Increase your child's academic success -Restore your child's love of learning -Regain confidence to teach any child -Renew your vision of hope for your special-needs child -Receive help navigating the daunting process of receiving a diagnosis -Learn how to modify existing resources for your child's needs -Find simple strategies any parent or teacher can implement immediately -Appreciate a spiritual context for bringing truth, goodness, and beauty to any child

Greek Homosexuality

Author: Kenneth James Dover

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674362703

Category: History

Page: 246

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To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.

The Gospel According to John

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136190

Category: Bibles

Page: 61

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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.