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Reading The Bible Ethically: Recovering The Voice In The Text

All interpretive systems deal with the author. Modern systems consider the text to be autonomous, so that it is disconnected from the author’s interests. In Reading the Bible Ethically, Eric Douglass reconsiders this connection. His central argument is that the author is a subject who reproduces her culture and her subjectivity in the text. As the author reproduces her subjectivity, the text functions as the author’s voice. This allo...

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A People’s History Of Christianity: The Other Side Of The Story

The Grassroots Movements That Preserved Jesus's Message of Social Justice for 2,000 Years and Their Impact on the Church Today For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power. Now, historian Diana Butler Bass sheds new light on the surprising ways that many Christians have refused to conform to a rigid church hierarchy and sought to recapture the radical implications o...

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Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna’s Root Of The Middle Way

In the Root of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna presents a magical method of reasoning, inviting everyone who encounters these lucid and fearless contemplations to follow him on a journey to the heart of transcendent insight. Inspired by the Buddha's teachings on profound emptiness in the Prajnaparamita Sutras, Nagarjuna sets out to probe what appears to be the most fundamental facts of the world, challenging us to question even our most de...

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Striving In The Path Of God: Jihad And Martyrdom In Islamic Thought

In popular and academic literature, jihad is predominantly assumed to refer exclusively to armed combat, and martyrdom in the Islamic context is understood to be invariably of the military kind. This perspective, derived mainly from legal texts, has led to discussions of jihad and martyrdom as concepts with fixed, universal meanings divorced from the socio-political circumstances in which they have been deployed through the centuries...

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Seeing The World And Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom And Christian Doctrine In A Late-modern Context

This book aims to create a Christian theology of wisdom for the present day, in discussion with two sets of conversation-partners. The first are writers of the "wisdom literature" in ancient Israel and the Jewish community in Alexandria. Here, special attention is given to the biblical books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. The second conversation-partners are philosophers and thinkers of the late-modern age, among them Jacques Der...

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Was Jesus Wirklich Gesagt Hat: Eine Auferweckung

Auf der Suche nach dem aramäischen Jesus – eine Wiederentdeckung Viele Jesus-Worte sind falsch übersetzt. Jesu Muttersprache Aramäisch ist die entscheidende Hilfe zum wirklichen Verständnis seiner einzigartigen, fundamentalen Botschaft. »Weil vor 2.000 Jahren das Aramäische so weit von der Bibelsprache Griechisch entfernt war wie heute das Arabische vom Deutschen«, ist uns Jesus sehr widersprüchlich und unverständlich überliefert. In...

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Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are

Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment! In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend throughout the audio, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers. And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we listen and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinners and breakfasts and late-night...

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Christology After Chalcedon

CHRISTOLOGY AFTER CHALCEDON CHRISTOLOGY AFTER CHALCEDON provides a translation and theological introduction to the Letters between Severus of Antioch and Sergius the Grammarian. The Letters were originally written in Greek, but are now preserved in a difficult sixth-century Syriac translation. This is the first, and only, English translation of them. Severus was a follower of Cyril of Alexandria, and these Letters, as the introductio...