Testimony to Otherwise

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ISBN: 0827236409
Release Date: 2001-11-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Chalice Press

Download and read online Testimony to Otherwise in PDF and EPUB The Bible and its preaching are for every generation urgent and indispensable, but they are especially urgent today. Within the preaching of Elijah and Elisha lie the possibilities and inspiration for the church to recover its voice in a way that is unfettered and unencumbered by old habits. It is the chance, and the responsibility, of this new voice to replicate in the present life of the church alternatives underway in the biblical text itself, to show that life "could be otherwise, " and to make it so. Considering these narratives canonically, Walter Brueggemann shows how the memories of Elijah and Elisha took on a quality and authority of lasting testimony. They exhibit a world profoundly open to the gifts, energies, and visions given by God. Brueggemann shows how such prophetic narratives summon listening Israel to a radical either/or decision, endlessly insisting that there are choices to be made that hold options for the world as otherwise.

Elijah Yahweh and Baal

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ISBN: 9781498201872
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Number of pages: 106
Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online Elijah Yahweh and Baal in PDF and EPUB ""Elijah, Yahweh, and Baal is a masterpiece presented with authority by a twentieth-century accomplished and unsurpassed exegete. It is now translated by a disciple, whose elegant rendition sounds as if Hermann Gunkel had originally written himself the book in English."" --Andre LaCocque, The Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL ""Written a century ago for a church audience eager to learn how the best scholarship of the day could illuminate one of the Bible's most absorbing stories, this little book shows Gunkel at the height of his powers of critical perspicuity, explanatory finesse, and reverent sensitivity, the ideal Bible study leader, at once learned, captivating, and devout. . . . Moreover, Gunkel encompasses his subject as few today could or would in such short scope, combining philological acumen, aesthetic appreciation, comparative perspective, and attention to communal folk tradition--his pioneer distinction--and constants of human religiosity. The translation includes astute notes by the editor and a helpful list of more recent resources."" --Robert B. Coote, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Francisco, CA ""Hermann Gunkel, who died in 1932, is one of the greatest teachers and 'God-Fathers' of Old Testament study. He has taught us the most about the artistic, imaginative dimensions of the text. His interpretation of the Elijah narrative in this volume is a treasure that merits continuing attention. We may be grateful indeed to K. C. Hanson for bringing it to us in English, and to Wipf and Stock for its publication. Gunkel continues to be our teacher and 'God-Father' in wise shrewd reading of the text."" --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA Hermann Gunkel (1862-1932) was Professor of Old Testament at the universities in Berlin, Giessen, and Halle, Germany. Among his major works in English are Genesis, Introduction to the Psalms, and Creation and Chaos in the Primeval Era and the Eschaton.

The Biographical Bible

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ISBN: 9781441244697
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Number of pages: 448
Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online The Biographical Bible in PDF and EPUB The Biographical Bible offers an engaging overview of Scripture through the lens of the fascinating figures who populate its pages. Through insightful reflections on the lives of over eighty individuals, this unique book captures the essence of these colorful characters, warts and all. They are people who have much in common with twenty-first century people of faith. Here the reader will find a lively and insightful narrative that brings the Bible to life as no other book does.

The Practice of Homefulness

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ISBN: 9781625645883
Release Date: 2014-03-19
Number of pages: 118
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online The Practice of Homefulness in PDF and EPUB Contents 1 The Practice of Homefulness 2 A Myriad of "Truth and Reconciliation" Commissions 3 Bragging about the Right Stuff 4 A Culture of Life and the Politics of Death 5 Elisha as the Original Pentecost Guy 6 The Stunning Outcome of a One-Person Search Committee 7 The Non-negotiable Price of Sanity 8 The Family as World-Maker .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

The Hebrew Bible

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ISBN: 9781451415254
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Number of pages: 388
Author: Norman K. Gottwald
Publisher: Fortress Press

Download and read online The Hebrew Bible in PDF and EPUB * A landmark textbook made accessible for the beginning college student * Thoroughly updated charts and graphs, reflection guides, and study questions * Richly illustrated with maps and photographs * Companion Web site features professor - and student-friendly resources

Society for Old Testament Study Booklist 2003

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ISBN: 0826466680
Release Date: 2003-03-06
Number of pages: 280
Author: George J. Brooke
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Society for Old Testament Study Booklist 2003 in PDF and EPUB The Book List provides short reviews of up to 500 books a year. It includes publications not only on the Old Testament directly but also on many related areas, including archaeology, epigraphy, Hebrew and related Semitic languages (especially Northwest Semitic), relevant ancient Near Eastern history and literature, the Hellenistic world, early Judaism, and social anthropology. The main value of the Book List is its comprehensiveness and its immediacy, in that it is usually among the first periodicals to review a book.

The Bible Reading of Young Evangelicals

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ISBN: 9781498293426
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Number of pages: 280
Author: Ruth H. Perrin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online The Bible Reading of Young Evangelicals in PDF and EPUB Young evangelicals in Britain often find themselves at odds with an increasingly secular society, and yet the tradition persists and in some places flourishes. Sociological studies into the faith of this demographic group are rare, yet there is much to be explored as to how their faith functions and how it compares to other groups globally. Similarly, given the privilege evangelicals afford the biblical text, how young believers engage with the ancient Scriptures they understand to be "the word of God" is particularly significant. This work addresses that core question. How do young evangelicals make sense of the Bible today? Based on qualitative data gathered from three diverse evangelical churches it compares the reading priorities, ordinary hermeneutics, and theological concerns of young adults. Presenting age-related focus groups with challenging biblical narratives, the study compares strategies for negotiating the texts based on age, gender, and churchmanship. It provides a unique insight into the realities of Bible reading and the faith of "Generation Y" and gives food for thought not only to those with scholarly interests, but also those with a pastoral concern to shape and sustain the Christian faith of young adults in Britain and beyond.

Reduced Laughter

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ISBN: 9789004322363
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Number of pages: 256
Author: Helen Paynter
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Reduced Laughter in PDF and EPUB In Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and their Functions in the Book of Kings, Helen Paynter uses a hermeneutic of carnivalization and mirroring to offer a radical, satirical re-evaluation of the Elijah-Elisha and Aram narratives in the book of Kings.

Philemon in Perspective

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ISBN: 9783110221749
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Number of pages: 406
Author: D. Francois Tolmie
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Download and read online Philemon in Perspective in PDF and EPUB All the essays in this book are devoted to the interpretation of Paul’s Letter to Philemon. The most important characteristic of the book is the wide range of perspectives from which this brief letter of Paul is interpreted. The following issues receive attention: tendencies in the interpretation of the letter since 1980, epistolography, rhetoric, style, ancient legal and documentary sources, slavery in early Christianity, contextual interpretation, post-colonialism, the letter’s legacy of hierarchy and obedience and the reception of the letter by Church Fathers.

Rebuilding the Foundations

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ISBN: 9781611647884
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Number of pages: 202
Author: John Brueggemann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Download and read online Rebuilding the Foundations in PDF and EPUB In this unique volume, father-and-son team Walter and John Brueggemann take a close look at our fractured American society and suggest ways for improvement. Using six themes identified by some scholars as the moral foundations of society—care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity—they examine the unsustainable patterns of our contemporary society and reveal how those patterns played out in the ancient world of the Old Testament. Brueggemann and Brueggemann demonstrate how comparing the current state of these moral foundations with what God wanted them to be can help us better respond to the challenges of today. They assert that achieving any significant change will require the work of all of us and will be grounded in a vision of neighborliness. Rebuilding the Foundations will inspire readers to reorient toward a better way of living, both for themselves and for all living things.

The Violent Gift

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ISBN: 9780567228406
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Number of pages: 288
Author: David Janzen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online The Violent Gift in PDF and EPUB The Violent Gift traces the narrative of the exilic author of the Deuteronomistic History, a narrative that provides an explanation for the trauma that the Judean community in Babylon suffered. As the book follows this explanation through the History, however, it also reads Dtr through the lens of trauma theory. Massive psychic trauma is not something that can be captured within narrative explanation, and trauma intrudes into the narrative's explanation of the exiles' trauma. Trauma challenges the claims upon which the narrative's explanation is based, thus subverting this attempt to make sense of the exile. The author argues that we can trace a single, coherent narrative throughout the Deuteronomistic History that is an attempt to explain to its original readers why the exile occurred. The narrative offers two reasons for the exile, and these form the two main themes of Dtr's narrative: the people failed in their covenantal loyalty to God; and their leadership also failed to enforce this loyalty. These themes can be traced consistently through all of the component books of the History.

The Word Militant

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ISBN: 9781451419771
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 224
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Fortress Press

Download and read online The Word Militant in PDF and EPUB Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky Word that confronts us in Scripture - if we have the courage to hear.

The Book that Breathes New Life

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ISBN: 0800636678
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 228
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Fortress Press

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We Have Heard That God Is with You

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ISBN: 9780802807700
Release Date: 2008-08-20
Number of pages: 384
Author: Rein Bos
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Download and read online We Have Heard That God Is with You in PDF and EPUB Chapters 1 through 7 provide a consideration of classical hermeneutical models. Chapters 8 through 11 include the biblical-theological and hermeneutical background and ingredients of Bos's creative model. Chapters 12 through 15 are an elaboration of this new model. Finally, Chapter 16 employs the model to consider Exodus 3, the songs of the servant of the LORD in Deutero-Isaiah, and Psalm 22.