Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide

By Marion Ann Taylor

The historical past of ladies interpreters of the Bible is a ignored region of analysis. Marion Taylor offers a one-volume reference software that introduces readers to a wide range of girls interpreters of the Bible from the full background of Christianity. Her learn has implications for figuring out biblical interpretation--especially the heritage of interpretation--and influencing modern research of ladies and the Bible. Contributions by means of one hundred thirty best students introduce foremothers of the religion who deal with problems with interpretation that stay suitable to religion groups this day, akin to women's roles within the church and synagogue and the belief of non secular feminism. Women's interpretations additionally elevate wisdom approximately adjustments within the methods men and women may possibly learn the Scriptures in mild of variations of their lifestyles experiences.

This instruction manual will end up worthwhile to ministers in addition to to scholars of the Bible, who may be encouraged, provoked, and challenged via the ladies brought the following. the quantity also will supply a beginning for additional unique examine and analysis.

Interpreters comprise Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier, Saint Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine Mumford sales space, Anne Bradstreet, Catherine of Siena, Clare of Assisi, Egeria, Elizabeth I, Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, Thérèse of Lisieux, Marcella, Henrietta C. Mears, Florence Nightingale, Phoebe Palmer, Faltonia Betitia Proba, Pandita Ramabai, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, St. Teresa of Avila, Sojourner fact, and Susanna Wesley.

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The History of The Qur'anic Text: From Revelation to Compilation: A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments

By Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami

The Qur'an reigns excellent in Muslim hearts because the so much sacred of texts: a large quantity of exalted principles to awaken the brain, noble histories to stir the soul, common truths to evoke the moral sense and special injunctions directing humanity to its personal deliverance, all distilled into the melodious essence that's the notice of Allah. via fourteen centuries Muslims have continued in championing the textual content opposed to corruption, memorising its each observe and considering its each word, in order that in our personal instances untold hundreds of thousands have enthusiastially devoted every one letter to middle.

Beginning with a list of historic and modern assaults at the Qur'an, this expansive publication offers specified insights into the holy text's immaculate upkeep all through its historical past, in addition to exploring a few of the accusations levelled opposed to it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad's position in instructing and disseminating those verses, the text's compilation less than his counsel and the environment of its ultimate exterior form presently after his demise, are meticulously and scientifically examinded along such issues because the origins of Arabic, its palaeography and orthography, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Mas'ud, and the stern technique hired in assembling textual fragments.

By approach of comparability the writer investigates the histories of the outdated and New Testaments, depending completely on Judaeo-Christian resources together with the lifeless Sea Scrolls and uncovers a startling variety of adjustments that contact virtually each truth of the Biblical Scriptures. utilizing this as a springboard for assessing Western theories concerning the Qur'an, he makes a cosmopolitan but passionate case for wondering the goals of Western scholarship in always undermining Islam's holy publication, and illustrates convincingly that such examine, stimulated via greater than mere curiousity, has no clinical referring to the Qur'an's integrity.

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The Chronological Study Bible: New King James Version

The Bible so that it will research Scripture within the order of occasions as they occurred

The Chronological learn Bible offers the textual content of the hot King James model in chronological order - the order within which the occasions really occurred - with notes, articles, and full-color snap shots that attach the reader to the heritage and tradition of Bible instances. it's the purely NKJV examine Bible prepared in chronological order.

Features include:

  • The whole NKJV textual content with translators’ notes, prepared in chronological order, provides soaking up and potent Bible study
  • Full-color illustrations of areas, artifacts, and cultural phenomena supply the reader a dramatic, “you are there” experience
  • Fascinating articles attach the Bible textual content to global heritage and culture
  • Daily lifestyles Notes clarify how humans lived in Bible times
  • Time Panels and Charts express the move of Bible history
  • In-text and full-page colour maps of the biblical global help study

Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles

Chronological examine Bibles bought up to now: greater than 400,000

The New King James Version® - greater than 60 million copies sold

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Infidels: A History of the Conflict Between Christendom and Islam

By Andrew Wheatcroft

This is the 1st panoptic historical past of the lengthy fight among the Christian West and Islam.

In this dazzlingly written, acutely nuanced account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity among civilizations. He starts off with a gorgeous account of the conflict of Lepanto in 1571, then turns to the most zones of clash: Spain, from which the descendants of the Moors have been ultimately expelled; the center East, the place Crusaders and Muslims clashed for years; and the Balkans, the place far-off thoughts spurred atrocities even into the 20 th century. all through, Wheatcroft delves underneath stereotypes, having a look incisively at how photographs, rules, language, and know-how (from the printing press to the Internet), in addition to politics, faith, and conquest, have allowed both sides to demonize the opposite, revive outdated grievances, and gas throughout centuries a likely unquenchable enmity. ultimately, Wheatcroft tells how this fraught historical past ended in our current maelstrom. we can't, he argues, come to phrases with today’s complicated animosities with out confronting this darkish previous.

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Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit (Great Lives Series)

By Charles R. Swindoll

The apostle Paul. The switched over terrorist, encouraged writer, striking instructor, and sufferer mentor.This enormous determine strode boldly onto the level of the first-century global and left an indelible signature of greatness by no means to be forgotten. His existence? impressive! And his ministry? striking. whereas assigned sainthood by means of a few this day, by means of his personal description he was once "the leader of all sinners." No different individual within the Bible, apart from Christ Himself, had a extra profound impression on his global and ours than Paul.

He was once a guy of genuine grit, with a firmness of brain and spirit and unyielding braveness within the face of private trouble and risk. tricky, tenacious, and fiercely relentless, Paul pursued his divine undertaking with unflinching unravel. And God used him mightily to show the area the other way up for Christ in his generation.

But Paul's message and his type have been additionally marked by way of mild grace. This guy, who tormented and killed the saints of God, understood and defined grace larger than any of his contemporaries. Why? simply because he by no means bought over his personal gratitude as a recipient of it. God's super-abounding grace reworked this once-violent aggressor right into a humble-but-powerful spokesman for Christ. a guy with that a lot grit desperately wanted that a lot grace.

Perhaps that is why Paul's existence is this sort of resource of wish for us. If the executive of sinners could be forgiven and develop into God's selected vessel, can He now not forgive and use us besides? He can, if we too develop into humans of either grace and grit.

Paul is the 6th of a multi-volume sequence exploring nice Lives from God's observe and looking them to discover the characteristics that made them nice. subscribe to us for a thrilling, in-depth examine this awesome existence, as purely Chuck Swindoll can describe it:  Paul: a guy of Grace and Grit.

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Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe

This huge learn of medieval legislations and sexual behavior explores the foundation and develpment of the Christian church's intercourse legislation and the structures of trust upon which that legislations rested. targeting the Church's personal criminal approach of canon legislations, James A. Brundage bargains a accomplished heritage of felony doctrines–covering the millennium from A.D. 500 to 1500–concerning a wide selection of sexual habit, together with marital intercourse, adultery, homosexuality, concubinage, prostitution, masturbation, and incest. His survey makes strikingly transparent how the procedure of sexual keep watch over in a global we've got half-forgotten has formed the realm within which we are living this day. The law of marriage and divorce as we all know it at the present time, including the outlawing of bigamy and polygamy and the imposition of felony sanctions on such actions as sodomy, fellatio, cunnilingus, and bestiality, are all established in huge degree upon principles and ideology approximately sexual morality that turned legislation in Christian Europe within the center Ages.

"Brundage's e-book is constantly realized, vastly invaluable, and often interesting. it's the most sensible we have now at the relationships among theological norms, felony rules, and sexual practice."—Peter Iver Kaufman, Church History

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Destination Jerusalem: Isis, “convert or Die,” Christian Persecution and Preparing for the Days Ahead

By Chris Mitchell

A Christian refugee sobs, “Jesus, forgive them!” after fleeing the lethal rampage of Islamic country combatants. A Yazidi mom tells of the bad destiny her overdue son suffered by the hands of those marauding Muslim terrorists. An Israeli girl recounts how Hamas jihadists rose like zombies from the seashore close to her residence to release a fear assault on her kibbutz. Sirens wail over the skies of Jerusalem. Beheadings make worldwide information, shake the leaders of Western powers, and form public coverage and army approach. in contrast precarious backdrop, Iran’s mullahs quietly organize their lethal nuclear cocktail. seems like a plot from a undercover agent novel, yet it’s all too real!

ISIS surprised the realm with its Islamic blitzkrieg that swept via Syria and northern Iraq and declared an Islamic caliphate for the 1st time in approximately 100 years. once more, Christians bore the brunt of this threat. those militants pressured tens of hundreds of thousands of Christians to escape their historical houses and gave them 4 grisly offerings: pay the Islamic tax for infidels, go away, convert, or die through the sword. Hamas additionally sparked a fifty-day conflict demonstrating that their schedule is still an identical: “End of the Jewish State.” Israel discovered herself once again within the forefront opposed to radical Islam. Her destiny is wedded to our personal because jihadists see Israel because the “little devil” and the U.S. because the “big Satan.”

CBN information heart East Bureau leader Chris Mitchell landed at the entrance strains of those conflicts. In vacation spot Jerusalem, he brings you firsthand bills of the boys, ladies, and youngsters stuck in those fiery trials. Their tale traces resound with the grand subject matters of our age: the increase of radical Islam, the continuing persecution—some say ethnic cleansing—of Christians within the heart East, and the centrality of Jerusalem in international history.

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)

By Michael J. Murray

An creation to the Philosophy of faith presents a vast evaluation of the subjects that are on the vanguard of dialogue in modern philosophy of faith. trendy perspectives and arguments from either old and modern authors are mentioned and analyzed. The ebook treats all the relevant themes within the box, together with the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, religion and cause, faith and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine windfall, technology and faith, and immortality. moreover it addresses issues of important value that related books frequently forget about, together with the argument for atheism from hiddenness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the connection among faith and politics. it will likely be a invaluable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level classes.

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Voices of Gnosticism: Interviews with Elaine Pagels, Marvin Meyer, Bart Ehrman, Bruce Chilton and Other Leading Scholars

By Miguel Conner

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For numerous years, Miguel Conner has engaged the main popular writers and students on Gnosticism and early Christianity on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. those interviews with thirteen top students characterize the easiest way to get to grasp historical Gnosticism, the circulate that has encouraged Dan Brown, Philip Pullman, Philip ok. Dick and The Matrix video clips. learn what the easiest minds need to say in regards to the Gnostic sects, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Judas, Mary Magdalene, heresy, the origins of Gnosticism, and the unique teachings of Jesus.

Interviews with:
Elaine Pagels, Marvin Meyer, Bart Ehrman, Bruce Chilton, Stevan Davies, David Fideler, Birger Pearson, John Turner, Einar Thomassen, Jason BeDuhn, April DeConick, Karen King, Jane Schaberg.

“Gets on the Gnostics as they have been, no longer as many of us this day would prefer them to be.”
Bruce Chilton, writer of ways of Jesus and Rabbi Paul

“Aeon Byte is likely one of the most fun and far-seeing courses on this planet of Webcasting.”
Richard Smoley, writer of Forbidden religion, The cube video game of Shiva, and internal Christianity

“A nice aid to all who own an curiosity in and/or devotion to the Gnostic culture. Warmly recommended!”
Stephan Hoeller, writer of Gnosticism: New mild at the old culture of internal understanding and Jung and the misplaced Gospels

“An important source for these drawn to the heritage and carrying on with relevance of Gnosticism.”
Sean Martin, writer of The Gnostics: the 1st Christian Heretics, The Cathars, and The Knights Templar

“Sophia and her aeonic pals might be delighted.”
Marvin Meyer, writer of The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary

“You are protecting on your palms a Gnostic gem, a booklet that comprises the wealthy knowledge of 13 world-renowned students who learn Gnosticism and the classical world.”
April D. DeConick, writer of The 13th Apostle

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