Review! The Abduction of Dinah: Genesis 28:10-35 :15 as a Votive Narrative, by Daniel Hankore

9780227173961_cover dinah.inddThe Abduction of Dinah: Genesis 28:10-35:15 as a Votive Narrative

by Daniel Hankore

ISBN: 9780227173961

“By examining the Jacob narrative in light of the Hadiyya culture of Ethiopia, Hankore suggests that the account of Dinah is more integral to the larger Jacob narrative than has been previously thought… Useful for those who are specifically studying this passage or these matters.”

Isaac M. Alderman, Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 4, 2014

 

 

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Review! Struggling with God

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Kierkegaard and the Temptation of Spiritual Trial

By Simon D. Podmore

ISBN: 9780227173435

“… Podmore offers a groundbreaking development in Kierkegaard Studies that shores up the constructive and inter-confessional work that can be done with the theological aspects of Kierkegaard’s writings… Podmore rightly argues that in solidarity, Kierkegaard offers his theology of spiritual trial as a hope filled consolation to those who are otherwise tempted to despair…”

Joshua Furnal, Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 4, 2014

 

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Review! The Roots of William Tynadale’s Theology

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The Roots of William Tyndale’s Theology

By Ralph S. Werrell

ISBN: 9780227174029

“What Werrell has given us is a Tyndale firm in his own doctrine but aware of contemporary opinion and a man seeking the best way to express his own views… I think that any scholar interested in the English Reformation (or with Tyndale in particular) will benefit from reading this book.”

Andrew Chibi, Sixteenth Century Journal, Volume XLV, Issue 2,

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Free Chapter – How much do you know about the Acts of the Apostles?

Acts of Paul The Acts of Paul
New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

by Richard I. Pervo
ISBN: 9780227174616

An extensive, erudite and well-referenced commentary on the Acts of Paul, one of the most important of the Apocryphal Acts, including an improved translation of the text.

 

Commentary on Chapters 1 and 2:
As is the case with all the ApocActs save ATh om, the opening is lost. The po-sition taken here is that APl opened with an account of his “conversion” near Damascus. See also Rordorf, “Conversion.” Chapter 9 refers to the event. This does not exclude an earlier account, for the canonical Acts, a major model for APl, reported the experience in chap. 9 and repeated it in first-person speeches by Paul in chaps. 22 and 26. The two texts may disagree about the place where Paul’s change took place, but this is not certain, since the flashback account in chap. 9 is not quite specific. Although the Rylands fragment lacks any context, it is usually presumed, with good reason, to stem from… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!
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Free Chapter Available! history of the catholic church – new testament

Corporate Decision Making 9780227174692Corporate Decision-Making in the Church of the New Testament

by Jeff Brown

ISBN: 9780227174692

A social-historical examination of the decision-making processes within the early church as depicted in the New Testament, emphasising the two-way interaction between the leadership and their congregations.

 

Chapter 1: Historical Background:
Historians have debated the original order of the church for centuries,but none question that it developed significantly during its first six hundredyears. By the time of the division of Christendom into East and West, churchorder was well established, including a separate class of clergy (priests), variousorders of ministry, regional bishops, councils, and (at least in the West)a pope. During the Middle Ages, church order became more complex andsophisticated. The Pseudo-Dionysian writings exercised a pro… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Free Chapter Available! A view of Catholic church history in the early Christian literature

Early Church at Work and Worship_9780227174890The Early Church at Work and Worship Volume 1
Ministry, Ordination, Covenant, and Canon

by Everett Ferguson

ISBN: 9780227174692

A collection of essays on the practices of the early church by one of the foremost modern scholars of early Christianity, focusing on aspects of ministry, ordination and the emergence of canon.

 

Chapter 1: Images of the Church in Early Christian Literature:
The study of ecclesiology often deals with the institutional,external aspects of the church. Less attention has been given to the nature or essence of the church. One approach many have found helpful in studying the essential nature of the church is by way of the images employed in reference to it. The value of this approach in regard to the New Testament wasdemonstrated by Paul Minear’s impressive and influ… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Review! A Vexing Gadfly

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A Vexing Gadfly
The Late Kierkegaard on Economic Matters

By Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez
ISBN 9780227173718

“For those interested in Kierkegaard as a perceptive economic observer and agent, Vexing Gadfly does offer a rich cornucopia of primary source references, which merit historical examination. The author’s effort to collect and (in some cases) translate many thematically organised excerpts is a real service to the scholarly community – especially insofar as these passages mark neglected dimensions of Kierkegaard’s authorship.”

 

Joshua Nunziato
Scottish Journal of Theology, Volume 67, Issue 3, 2014.

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Review! Spiritual Complaint

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Spiritual Complaint

The Theology and Practice of Lament

edited by Miriam J. Bier and Tim Bulkeley

ISBN: 9780227174340

“[...] this [...] collection represents a brave insistence on the significance of the academic community as a resource to the Church.”
The Revd. Philip Welsh, Church Times, (5 September 2014)
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Review! Send Back the Money!

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Send Back the Money!

The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery

by Iain Whyte 

ISBN: 9780227173893

“By drawing attention to this little-known episode Whyte undermines hagiographic depictions of the Free Church’s struggles, pointing to the politicking which lay beneath the Church’s avoidance of the candid abolitionism [...] this is a balanced and well-researched account which sheds new light on Scotland’s complex relationship with slavery.”
Valerie Wallace, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol 65, Issue 4, (October 2014)
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Review! Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal, 1720-1798

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Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal, 1720-1798

A Political and Religious Crisis in Lebanon

by Bernard Heyberger 

ISBN: 9780227173886

“[...] a solid work of historical research, culling the mines of the archives of the Propaganda Fide in Rome as well as the Maronite Patriach in Bkirki. The bibliography is well laid out, noting workings on local history and culture of the Maronites [...] as well as contemporary social and gender studies focusing upon the Western and Oriental Catholic traditions [...] Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal is an extremely important resource in the area of Middle East Christianity, which  reveals the complicated relationships between the Oriental Catholic Churches and Rome.”

 

 
David D. Grafton, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol 46, (2014)
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