Creation And Blessing

Author by : Allen P. Ross
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Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : Creation and Blessing is an exceptionally helpful guide for pastors and teachers. Its literary, exegetical, and theological analyses will enrich any exposition of Genesis. The author's purpose is to "help the reader appreciate the major literary and theological motifs that form the theological ideas in the narratives, and to demonstrate how these theological ideas can be developed into clear and accurate expository ideas." To accomplish this goal, he divides Genesis into more than sixty units, discussing each unit's theological ideas, describing its structure, and synthesizing its message, as well as providing an exegetical outline, an expository outline, and a bibliography.


Creation And Blessing

Author by : Allen P. Ross
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Publishing Group (MI)
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Original Blessing

Author by : Matthew Fox
Languange : en
Publisher by : TarcherPerigee
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Description : A work intended to uncover the basis of a pessimistic Christianity based on the concept of "original sin" and to recover a spirituality based on the original goodness or "original blessing" of creation.


Jumangkarni Wimi

Author by : Bruce Thomas
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Original Blessing

Author by : Matthew Fox
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bear & Company
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Description : In this critically acclaimed bestseller, named "the overall most influential psycho-spiritual book of the 1980's," maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity, and a theologically sound basis for the personal discovery of spiritual liberation.


The Blessing Seed

Author by : Caitlin Matthews
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Description : A modern reinterpretation of the traditional Christian story of creation tells how Man and Woman are amazed by the many animals and plants with which they share their home and eventually eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.


Curese And The Power Of Blessing

Author by : Tyler J. Patty
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Description : The primary concern of this study is to understand how curse affects the power of blessing in Genesis 1-11. First, we examine the semantics of blessing and curse in light of their history of interpretation. Second, each blessing (1:22, 28; 9:1-3, 7, 26, 27) and curse (3:14-15, 16, 17-19; 4:11-12; 9:25) that occurs within reported speech in Genesis 1-11 is categorized and examined according to its linguistic pattern and performative character. Third, the role of blessing and/or curse is determined in the development of narrative tension in the various discourse units of Genesis 1-11. Blessing and curse are shown to be intimately connected to Creation theology: blessing is given to drive Creation toward its intended telos, while curse is pronounced when that telos is threatened. Both are a central part of Yahweh's upholding of the Order of Creation. Curse affects the power of blessing both negatively and positively in Genesis 1-11. Negatively, curse causes hostility and alienation, and can also be held partially responsible for the epidemic of death. But curse does not have the final word. Positively, curse mitigates rebellion by imposing restrictions on the transgressor. Furthermore, curse carries with it a way for life to continue. The narrative of Genesis 1-11 bespeaks of the power words have in the world. Some create, some commission, some empower; while others punish, others alienate, and others cause death. From the beginning God has intended good for his Creation. Blessings and curses are one way of achieving that end.


I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring

Author by : Jamie Viands
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : After creating man and woman, God's first recorded blessing upon them is "be fruitful and multiply." Like the blessings of food and health, the human experience of procreation is so common that we may overlook its importance within the biblical narrative. However, I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring, a comprehensive examination of the progeny blessing, demonstrates that this motif is both prevalent and significant within the Old Testament by tracing its development throughout the redemptive-historical narrative. Viands identifies different progeny blessing traditions associated with the Abrahamic covenant, the Sinai covenant, and the new covenant, and describes their interrelationships as well as their relationship to the universal blessing first found in Genesis 1. This study lays the foundation for a biblical worldview of human proliferation, contributing to contemporary discussions concerning whether humans are obligated to bear children as well as procreation ethics.


From Noah To Israel

Author by : Carol M. Kaminski
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : The primaeval blessing, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth,' first announced to humankind in Genesis 1.28 is renewed to Noah and his sons after the flood in Genesis 9.1. There is widespread scholarly consensus that the ensuing dispersion in Genesis 10.1-32 and 11.1-9 is the means by which the creation blessing is fulfilled. Kaminski argues that the primeval blessing is not fulfilled in the Table of Nations and that Yahweh's scattering Noah's descendants in the Babel story does not contribute positively to the creation theme. Rather, the creation blessing is being taken up in the primary line of Shem (Genesis 11.10-26), which leads directly to Abraham. She further suggests that divine grace is not absent after the Babel judgment, as is commonly assumed, but is at work in the Shemite genealogy. She argues that the primeval blessing, which is unfulfilled in the primaeval history, is taken up by Abraham and his descendants by means of a divine promise. While the blessing is in the process of being realised in the patriarchal narratives, it is not fulfilled. The multiplication theme is resumed, however, in Exodus 1.7, which describes Israel's proliferation in Egypt. This is the first indication that the creation blessing is fulfilled. Realisation of the primaeval blessing progresses after the flood, therefore, from Noah to Israel. Yet God's blessing on Israel is not for their sake alone - it is the means through which the divine intention for creation will be restored to the world. JSOTS413


Abrahamic Blessing

Author by : Sarita D. Gallagher
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Description : Is the Abrahamic blessing of Genesis 12:1-3 still active in the world today? Does God still extend his blessing to the nations through his people? The author found the answer to these questions in one of the most isolated regions of the world, Papua New Guinea. In this book Sarita D. Gallagher compares the missional nature of the Abrahamic blessing motif in Scripture to a national revival that took place in Papua New Guinea. By identifying the shared missional patterns, she illustrates the continued fulfillment of the Abrahamic blessing through the Old and New Testaments and the contemporary Papua New Guinean Church. The significance of this research is multifaceted: the text contributes new insights to the global Church's understanding of the missio Dei, records an unexplored chapter of Melanesian indigenous mission history, and impacts the foundational motivations and methodology of contemporary mission praxis.


Genesis

Author by : Abraham Kuruvilla
Languange : en
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Description : Genesis: A Theological Commentary for Preachers engages hermeneutics for preaching, employing theological exegesis that enables the preacher to utilize all the narrative units of the book to craft effective sermons. This commentary unpacks the crucial link between Scripture and application: the theology of each preaching text, i.e., what the author is doing with what he is saying. Genesis is thus divided into thirty-five narrative units and the theological focus of each is delineated. The overall theological trajectory/theme of the book--divine blessing: creating for blessing (Gen 1-11), moving towards blessing (Gen 12-24), experiencing the blessing (Gen 25-36), and being a blessing (Gen 37-50)--is thus progressively developed. The specificity of these theological ideas for their respective texts makes possible a sequential homiletical movement through each pericope of the book, enabling the expositor to discover valid application for sermons. While the primary goal of the commentary is to take the preacher from text to theology, it also provides two sermon outlines for each of the thirty-five units of Genesis. The unique approach of this work results in a theology-for-preaching commentary that promises to be useful for anyone teaching through Genesis with an emphasis on application.


Original Blessing

Author by : Matthew Fox
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Publisher by : Bear & Company
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Blessing The Next Generation

Author by : Marilyn Hickey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The mother and daughter team of Marilyn Hickey and Sarah Bowling explain the significance of generational curses and blessings and how readers have the power to have an impact on the spiritual heritage they hand to their children.


Original Blessing

Author by : Danielle Shroyer
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Publisher by : Fortress Press
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Description : Belief in the doctrine of Original Sin is firmly held by many Christians, but it turns out that its not necessarily biblical. Further, argues Danielle Shroyer, its bad for people and bad for the church. In Original Blessing, Shroyer shows not only how we got it wrong, but how we can put sin back in its rightful place: in a broader context of redemption and the blessing of humanitys creation in the image of God.


Creating Your Life As A Blessing

Author by : Carol Joy Goldstein-Hall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Do you remember when there were new worlds to discover and creativity meant adventure? Recapture those wonderful feelings with the inspirational stories and poems from Creating Your Life as a Blessing. The stories include Do Dead Ends Stop You?, Joyful at 98, Childhood Wounds Still Hurt, FallingBut Not in Love, The Healing Power of Music, Living Your Life as a Blessing and Learning Faith. Each story is followed by a lesson and thought-provoking questions to answer. If you are ready to deepen your spiritual life, increase your joy, and experience more of lifes blessings, this book is for you.


The Torah Blessing

Author by : Larry Huch
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Publisher by : Whitaker House
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Description : The miracles you have been waiting for are about to be released through the revelation of The Torah Blessing! Discover the Jewish roots of your Christian faith with acclaimed writer and leading authority Pastor Larry Huch as he takes you on an incredible journey through the hidden truths of the Torah and God’s Word. This revelation will bring the Bible to life as never before releasing new miracles and blessings into your life, ministry, family, and finances. Beginning with his own experience at the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum, Pastor Larry reveals many powerful spiritual truths that will reconnect you to the rich heritage of your faith—from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to Jesus. The Torah Blessing will help you discover: What the apostle Paul means when he teaches that believers are “grafted in” (Romans 11:17) How the biblical feasts hold the keys to releasing a continuous flow of covenant blessings Why the Sabbath is God’s appointed time for connecting His people with supernatural promises How the Jewish prayer shawl holds the promise of “healing in His wings” (Malachi 4:2) How Bible prophecy is being fulfilled to unite Jews and Christians in these end times Start your own journey today and begin to experience the supernatural revelation and the spiritual destiny found in The Torah Blessing…as the mysteries are revealed, the miracles will be released!


Be A Blessing

Author by : Elizabeth Ellen Ostring
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Utilizing the techniques of narratology and literary analysis, this study examines the foundational biblical text of Genesis to develop the theology of ordinary human work that emerges from it. The study offers a history of Christian theologies of human work as well as a unique approach to both the topic of work and the literary structure of Genesis. The emerging concept of blessing rather than achievement provides a refreshing and yet practical approach to human work. This is a valuable complement to the current interest in this topic, and one that, although challenging some current concepts, is encouraging.


Blessing

Author by : Andrew Davison
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Publisher by : Canterbury Press
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Description : Blessing, whether we are giving it or seeking it, is perhaps one of the most overused but least understood Christian terms. Yet it is a rich biblical concept history reaching back to the earliest Old Testament writings. It is everywhere in our liturgies and is frequently on our lips (‘Bless!’). This engaging introduction to blessing unpacks this rich, many-layered word, exploring:What it means to ‘Bless the Lord’, which the Bible repeatedly urges us to do Blessing as a way of recognising the proper relation of people, things and situations to God The effect of blessing – does it work? The absence of blessing – the pastoral challenge when lives feel more cursed than blessed How blessing enters our livesChrist as the promise of blessing for all


The Promise And The Blessing

Author by : Michael A. Harbin
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Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : The Bible is a collection of writings that together tell a unified story. But exactly how do all the pieces fit together? In a single volume, The Promise and the Blessing connects the dots of the Old and New Testament books to reveal the big picture of salvation history. Organized chronologically rather than canonically, this book traces the flow of Israel’s history and shows how the New Testament proceeds out of the Old. It begins with God’s creation of the cosmos and the initial problem of the fall of man. Then it traces God’s solutions to that problem as he selects first one man, Abraham, then his line, and then the nation of Israel to provide the Messiah. Finally, it focuses on the Messiah himself and looks at how the gospel of Jesus was spread throughout the known world. The Promise and the Blessing is easy to use and ideal for anyone who wants to understand the grand narrative of the Bible. It features numerous beautiful, full-color photos, as well as sidebars and brief, fascinating “breakouts” of supplementary information. Maps, illustrations, summaries, and insightful notes help to illuminate the text. Field-tested in the classroom, The Promise and the Blessing is designed for Old and New Testament survey classes and will provide all readers of the Bible with a better understanding of how the drama that began in Eden winds through Israel’s history to its fulfillment in Jesus Christ.


Passing The Generation Blessing

Author by : Kenneth C. Ulmer
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : God has given you the responsibility to pass your faith to the next generation. When you speak to your children about God, pray for them, and encourage them on their spiritual journey, you prepare them to live a life of enduring faith and blessings. "In our walk with God, the passing of the blessings is not a suggestion," writes author Bishop Kenneth Ulmer. "It's a command, a mandate to those who have been blessed. And the blessing is not only to be passed to your children, but also to your children's children." It is more important than ever to train up new followers of Christ. Though sin has become an accepted part of our culture, it is possible to break the cycle of sin passed down from previous generations and replace it with blessings. "If you want to have a positive impact," says Bishop Ulmer, "tell the story." Passing the Generation Blessing offers practical and powerful ways to speak blessings over your family so all can hear.


The Blessing And The Curse

Author by : Jeff S. Anderson
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The "magical power of the spoken word" is a topic that often comes up in a discussion of biblical blessings and curses. What is the source of social and linguistic power behind these blessings and curses? Many theologians would agree that God can and does bless, but does God also curse? If so, what does that mean to the biblical theology of the Old Testament and the Christian church? Anderson's The Blessing and the Curse applies speech act theory as one way to understand the performative function of blessings and curses. The concept of speech acts provides a method of recognizing the potent social power of language to accomplish certain ends, without drawing a hard line of distinction between word-magic and religion. Even though the chief concepts and practices of blessings and curses are deeply rooted in the broad cultural environment of the ancient Near East, tracing specific trajectories of Old Testament blessings and curses as theological themes conveys broad, inescapable implications for the biblical narrative and the Christian church.


The Priestly Blessing

Author by : Stephen J. Rossetti
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Publisher by : Ave Maria Press
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Description : A bestselling author and leading expert on the Catholic priesthood, Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti forges a renewed theology of priestly blessing, encouraging his brother priests to embrace the habit of blessing people, objects, and events. In this provocative and inspirational book he shows how the blessing is integral to the identity of priests and crucial to the spiritual wellbeing of all the faithful. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti fears that many priests shy away from blessing people and objects because of a lack of awareness of the rich tradition of Church blessings and a deficit in training for this important pastoral practice. In The Priestly Blessing, Rossetti urges priests to boldly and frequently embrace this ancient practice because of their unique calling. Rossetti traces the history of blessing in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. He also explores the various types of blessing, such as praise of God, the invocation of special benefit from God, and being consecrated to God. The Priestly Blessing also helps priests reflect on what saints and mystics have taught about blessing as a vital activity of the Church, and outlines connections between Catholic sacramental theology, the practice of priestly blessing, and the Catholic understanding of creation that helps make sense of priests blessing objects and animals.


The Theory Of Creation

Author by : Jim Schicatano
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Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Can the Biblical account of creation be reconciled with current scientific beliefs? For over a century, the Holy Bible’s story of creation has come under considerable scrutiny and derision by the scientific community. The length of creation days, the Biblical order of creation, and man’s origin have all been the subjects of heated debates — debates that cast further doubts on Biblical accuracy. But is such derision warranted? The Theory of Creation boldly answers that very question. Rather than denounce other theories or repudiate accepted scientific beliefs, this is a comprehensive and objective analysis of the first story of the Bible (Genesis 1:1 - 2:4). Each verse is carefully examined for its scientific meaning, the original Hebrew text is often referenced, popular theories are explored, and the purpose and implications of God’s actions are addressed. Finally, the Biblical account of creation is compared to the scientific record. In this era of moral relativism, when Biblical values are condemned and the sanctity of the Holy Bible is often ridiculed, validation of the creation story would be a source of inspiration for believers everywhere. In The Theory of Creation, Jim Schicatano answers the enduring questions of science and resolves the Biblical Creation debate.


Author by : J. David Bleich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mesorah Publications Limited
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The Work Of Your Hands

Author by : Diana Macalintal
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Publisher by : Liturgical Press
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Description : A prayer book for one and for all, for personal prayer and family blessing, The Work of Your Hands gives voice to the prayers of the heart. Diana Macalintal lifts up the extraordinary and the ordinary moments of life in humble yet beautifully wrought prayers that evoke our longings, confess our fears, and sing of our joys. Offering praise and asking for blessing, she helps us recognize the presence and grace of God in the work and play, the up and down of daily life.


An Ocean Vast Of Blessing

Author by : Steven D. Cone
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Humans are made in the image of God, and authentically coming to be human means to become like him. This work pursues a robust and renewed theology of grace in conversation with the patristic traditions of Irenaeus, the Cappadocian Fathers, and Augustine, the medieval theology of Maximus and Aquinas, and such modern interlocutors as Soren Kierkegaard, Bernard Lonergan, John Milbank, and John Behr. It thereby regrounds our interpretation of Scripture in the wide tradition of the church. By doing so, it argues that Christ's incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection form the only possible point of reference by which we can understand the universe, as God creates it and works in it to bring us into union with himself.


Way Of Blessing Way Of Life

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Publisher by : Chalice Press
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