Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

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Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2012-07-31
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0830863478


Misreading Scripture With Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture With Individualist Eyes

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The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2020-10-13
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780830843794


Paul Behaving Badly

Paul Behaving Badly

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Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities, revealing a vision of Christian faith that was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2016-11-01
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780830873326


Paul And First Century Letter Writing

Paul And First Century Letter Writing

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Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2004-10-22
File : 252 Pages
ISBN : 0830827889


Rediscovering Paul

Rediscovering Paul

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For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, prickly, and unpredictable. But maybe it's time to get to know Paul on his own terms. Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by conversations with today's students, this expanded edition of Rediscovering Paul gives fresh consideration to Paul’s conversion, call, and his ongoing impact on church and culture.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2017-11-21
File : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9780830889020


How To Read The Bible In Changing Times

How To Read The Bible In Changing Times

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Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Mark L. Strauss
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2011-08-01
File : 282 Pages
ISBN : 9781441232182


Fresh Eyes On Jesus Miracles

Fresh Eyes On Jesus Miracles

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What can readers learn about personal transformation from Jesus turning water to wine? How does His feeding of the five thousand refocus their own call to serve? In Fresh Eyes on Jesus’ Miracles, Pastor Doug Newton finds hidden truths in the gospels’ most familiar stories. From the wedding at Cana to Peter’s miraculous catch, Newton offers cultural context, modern-day insights, and spiritual depth to awaken even the most seasoned reader’s heart and mind. Most importantly, he equips readers to study Scripture with a fresh perspective—and join God’s miraculous work in their most ordinary moments.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Doug Newton
Publisher : David C Cook
Release : 2018-08-01
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781434712141


Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes

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According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Jackson W.
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2019-06-11
File : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780830873616


Introduction To Biblical Interpretation

Introduction To Biblical Interpretation

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Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, now in its third edition, is a classic hermeneutics textbook that sets forth concise, logical, and practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God’s Word. With updates and revisions throughout that keep pace with current scholarship, this book offers students the best and most up-to-date information needed to interpret Scripture. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretation Suggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical text Surveys the literary, cultural, social, and historical issues that impact any text Evaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretation Examines the reader’s role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its message Tackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways today Provides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretation Used in college and seminary classrooms around the world, this volume is a trusted and valuable tool for students and other readers who desire to understand and apply the Bible.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : William W. Klein
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2017-03-28
File : 720 Pages
ISBN : 9780310524182


Strange Scriptures That Perplex The Western Mind

Strange Scriptures That Perplex The Western Mind

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With fascinating insights into biblical customs and conditions--many of which exist today in the Middle East--Bowen clarifies over 100 scriptural texts and phrases that often puzzle Western readers unfamiliar with the culture of Bible times.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Barbara M. Bowen
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1943-04-30
File : 121 Pages
ISBN : 0802815111