Genre : Religion
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
ISBN_10 : 9780830866120
Copyright Year : 2012-11-30
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 336
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

David A. deSilva demonstrates in this book how paying attention to the cultural themes of honor, patronage, kinship and purity opens us to new facets of the New Testament documents.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
ISBN_10 : 0830815724
Copyright Year : 2000-10-12
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 336
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

David A. deSilva demonstrates in this book how paying attention to the cultural themes of honor, patronage, kinship and purity opens us to new facets of the New Testament documents.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
ISBN_10 : 9780830866106
Copyright Year : 2012-12-15
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 977
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

A 2005 Gold Medallion finalist! Some introductions to the New Testament highlight the historical contexts in which the New Testament literature was written. This introduction gives particular attention to the social, cultural and rhetorical contexts of the New Testament authors and their writings. Few introductions to the New Testament integrate instruction in exegetical and interpretive strategies with their customary considerations of authorship, dating, audience and message. This introduction capitalizes on the opportunities, introducing students to a relevant facet of interpretation with each portion of New Testament literature. Rarely do introductions to the New Testament approach their task mindful of the needs of students preparing for ministry. This introduction is explicit in doing so, assuming as it does that the New Testament itself--in its parts and as a whole--is a pastoral response. Each chapter on the New Testament literature closes with a discussion of the implications for ministry formation. These integrative features alone would distinguish this introduction from others. But in addition, its pages brim with maps, photos, points of interest and aids to learning. Separate chapters explore the historical and cultural environment of the New Testament era, the nature of the Gospels and the quest for the historical Jesus, and the life of Paul. This introduction by David A. deSilva sets a new standard for its genre and is bound to appeal to many who believe that the New Testament should be introduced as if both scholarship and ministry mattered.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Introducing The Apocrypha by David A. deSilva

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Baker Books
ISBN_10 : 9781493413072
Copyright Year : 2018-02-20
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 528
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

This comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament apocryphal books summarizes their context, message, and significance. The first edition has been very well reviewed and widely adopted. It is the most substantial introduction to the Apocrypha available and has become a standard authority on the topic. The second edition has been substantially revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest scholarship. The book includes a foreword by James H. Charlesworth.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 In Season And Out by David A. Desilva

Genre : Religion
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 1683592913
Copyright Year : 2019-09-18
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 256
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Grow in the Scriptures throughout the church year with David deSilva as your mentor. Beginning with Advent and moving through the church year, David deSilva brings his years of experience as a biblical scholar to the church in the form of sermons delivered to his home congregation throughout the church year, now adapted into a thoughtful and inspiring collection of reflections. These reflections, which draw on readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, will inform and inspire your understanding of Scripture, written with Dr. deSilva's characteristic warmth and wisdom. In Season and Out makes for excellent devotional reading that will feed saints both in front of and behind the pulpit.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Hendrickson Pub
ISBN_10 : 1565634101
Copyright Year : 2004-04
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 240
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Methods and findings from the social sciences are increasingly important for New Testament scholars. Unfortunately, however, anthropology and related disciplines are still unfamiliar territory for many students of the Bible. This work acquaints readers with this territory by providing introductions and basic bibliographic orientations to the application of social-scientific categories to New Testament research.Although it is impossible to know fully how ancient people lived their daily lives, these essays come as close to realizing that goal as we moderns are likely to get. Required reading for anyone who respects Scripture enough to investigate the world in which it was written and to which its writers originally spoke . . . an invaluable resource for pastor, seminarian, and scholar alike. William R. Herzog II, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Chalice Press
ISBN_10 : 0827225164
Copyright Year :
File Format : All Formats
File Download :
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

For anyone who wants to be introduced to the worldview and thought of the early church, this book discusses the development of the four predominant themes of the New Testament-grace, discipleship, community, and apocalypticism-and its message.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Religion
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
ISBN_10 : 9780830870899
Copyright Year : 2019-11-12
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 176
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God's mission, yet many Westerners misunderstand or ignore this concept. In this resource for ministry practitioners and lay Christians alike, Jayson Georges brings his crosscultural experience and biblical insights to bear on the topic of patronage, with sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521619327
Copyright Year : 2005-02-17
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 260
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

This collection of essays develops a line of thought in anthropology which was opened in the 1960s by the editors (and some of the same contributors) in Honor and Shame: The Values of a Mediterranean Society. The essays, half of them historical and half contemporary, deal with different aspects of honour and grace, and the strategies and transactions by which they can be obtained.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release

📒 Honor Among Christians by David F. Watson

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Fortress Press
ISBN_10 : 9781451406221
Copyright Year :
File Format : All Formats
File Download : 229
Price : FREE


E-BOOK EXCERPT

David F. Watson brings a new perspective to the "messianic secret," relying not on the Christological concerns of 19th- and 20th-century theologians, but on recent insights into the role of honor and shame in ancient Mediterranean culture on the part of social scientists. Mark's portrayal of Jesus simultaneously shows his ability to provide favors and benefits to others and his refusal to put himself forward or draw attention to himself as a benefactor, thereby teaching that in God's kingdom it is not the great and powerful who are most highly regarded, but the humble.

#1Bestseller in [pdf] [tuebl] [kindle] [epub] [mobi] [audiobook], #1 e-Book New Release