Shades of Sheol

Shades of Sheol
Author: Philip Johnston
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-08-14
ISBN: 0830826874
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shades of Sheol Book Excerpt:

Philip S. Johnston examines Israelite views on death and afterlife as reflected in the Hebrew Bible and in material remains, and sets them in their cultural, literary and theological contexts.

Soul Searching

Soul Searching
Author: Luke Jeffrey Janssen
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 1532679831
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Searching Book Excerpt:

There are well over one hundred different views of the nature of human existence; though the Bible may rule out many of these, there still remains a large number that are all compatible with Scripture. The Bible never explicitly defines the nature of the soul or spirit, which is actually quite puzzling or even ironic, given that one major aim of Scripture is spiritual development and ultimate questions about the soul. In fact, Judeo-Christian thinking on those questions has been evolving over the course of four thousand years. This book documents that evolution as a man named Abram left Babylon four thousand years ago, journeying through the lands and the philosophies of civilizations preceding him by many more thousands of years, while he and his descendants (both physical and spiritual) unpacked their understanding of our inner being--the human soul--and the afterlife. That journey is followed to the present day, and examines how a critically thinking Christian can embrace a theology of the human soul that is fully compatible with modern scientific findings, including explanations for consciousness, mind, and soul.

Toward a History of Jewish Thought

Toward a History of Jewish Thought
Author: Zachary Alan Starr
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN: 1532693079
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward a History of Jewish Thought Book Excerpt:

The work is a history of Jewish beliefs regarding the concept of the soul, the idea of resurrection, and the nature of the afterlife. The work describes these beliefs, accounts for the origin of these beliefs, discusses the ways in which these beliefs have evolved, and explains why the many changes in belief have occurred. Views about the soul, resurrection, and the afterlife are related to other Jewish views and to broad movements in Jewish thought; and Jewish intellectual history is placed within the context of the history of Western thought in general. That history begins with the biblical period and extends to the present time.

The Last Things

The Last Things
Author: George Eldon Ladd
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780802817273
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Things Book Excerpt:

There are two traditional interpretations of the relationship between the prophecies of the Old and New Testaments. One sees separate tracts for Israel and the Christian church; the other view recognizes a progressive revelation and a unity of the Testaments. George Eldon Ladd holds the latter view and asserts that: "our final word . . . is to be found in the New Testament reinterpretation of the Old Testament prophecy." Only as the prophecies are seen in the light of God's revelation through Christ can we clearly understand what they mean in relation to the end times.

Reincarnation Oblivion or Heaven

Reincarnation  Oblivion or Heaven
Author: Bobby Bose
Publsiher: Langham Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-07-31
ISBN: 1783681667
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reincarnation Oblivion or Heaven Book Excerpt:

What is death? Why do we die? and what happens after we die? Over the centuries, philosophers and theologians of the world’s religions have offered answers to the dilemma of death, yet this subject is rarely given the detailed attention it deserves in the contemporary Christian church. As Christians, how does our view of death impact the communication of the gospel in today’s pluralistic societies? In this study, Dr Bobby Bose not only develops a solid biblical theology of death, he also reviews the teachings of contemporary and historical Christian theologians around the world, and examines the “state-after-death” beliefs of Hindus, Muslims and Secular Humanists. The author shows that “state-after- death” was a central component of conversation in the early church, and is also a major component of God’s mission to rescue humanity. As the East converges with the West, it is vital that Christians develop a missiological approach to “state-after-death” that will encourage positive engagement with people of other faiths and beliefs.

Silencing Satan

Silencing Satan
Author: Sharon Beekmann,Peter G. Bolt
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1610970551
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silencing Satan Book Excerpt:

Silencing Satan: A Handbook of Biblical Demonology is about the nature and strategies of Satan and the demons, and their defeat through the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The book is for Christians in ministry, whether seminarians, pastors, Bible teachers, Christian counselors, or lay leaders. It is for all who desire an informed faith relevant to supernatural evil and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each chapter reflects extensive research and is succinctly written to enable believers to quickly grasp biblical truths that expose the lies and half-truths propagated by popular culture, within and outside the church. The authors teach that when face to face with supernatural evil in its various guises--apparitions, voices, sensations, false doctrine, and immoral temptations--believers resist the devil and reflexively turn to Jesus and Scripture. They fight by living a radical life of faith, expressed through love and obedience to Christ. As they do, God himself redeems the evil that Satan intends for his vainglory. God is building his church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against her (Matt 16:18)!

Precious Enemy

Precious Enemy
Author: Toby Jennings
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN: 1498280684
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precious Enemy Book Excerpt:

King Solomon asserted, "love is as strong as death" (Song of Solomon 8:6). Solomon, the wisest of all Israel's kings, recognized that while every human would eventually succumb to death, death is not ultimate in power. The God whose essence is love designed and created both human life and death as instruments for the display of his own splendor and purposes. Neither human life nor death, then, can deviate from God's ultimate purpose and good for the creature made in his own image. Biblically, death serves as the perfect foil to mark both the immeasurable value of human life and at the same time the relatively limited value of it. Rather than either worshipping or desecrating this finite gift of human life, we can value it rightly and also worship the God who, in his literally infinite wisdom, gives and takes away life in accord with his good and gracious purposes.

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry Volume 20 2018 2019

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry  Volume 20  2018 2019
Author: David J. Fuller
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN: 1725279703
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry Volume 20 2018 2019 Book Excerpt:

The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.

He Descended to the Dead

 He Descended to the Dead
Author: Matthew Y. Emerson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN: 0830870539
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

He Descended to the Dead Book Excerpt:

The descent of Jesus Christ to the dead has been a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith, as indicated by its inclusion in both the Apostles' and Athanasian Creeds. But it has also been the subject of suspicion and scrutiny, especially from evangelicals. Led by the mystery and wonder of Holy Saturday, Matthew Emerson offers an exploration of the biblical, historical, theological, and practical implications of the descent.

The Old Testament in Its World

The Old Testament in Its World
Author: Robert Gordon,Johannes de Moor
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN: 9047407245
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Testament in Its World Book Excerpt:

This volume published jointly by scholars from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium deals with the relationship between the Old Testament and the cultures surrounding ancient Israel. New parallels are indicated and alleged parallels dismantled, methodical issues are discussed. Essential reading for both Hebraists and Orientalists.

Job

Job
Author: Elmer B. Smick
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 0310531837
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Job Book Excerpt:

Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, the completely revised Expositor's Bible Commentary puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. A staple for students, teachers, and pastors worldwide, The Expositor's Bible Commentary (EBC) offers comprehensive yet succinct commentary from scholars committed to the authority of the Holy Scriptures. The EBC uses the New International Version of the Bible, but the contributors work from the original Hebrew and Greek languages and refer to other translations when useful. Each section of the commentary includes: An introduction: background information, a short bibliography, and an outline An overview of Scripture to illuminate the big picture The complete NIV text Extensive commentary Notes on textual questions, key words, and concepts Reflections to give expanded thoughts on important issues The series features 56 contributors, who: Believe in the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible Have demonstrated proficiency in the biblical book that is their specialty Are committed to the church and the pastoral dimension of biblical interpretation Represent geographical and denominational diversity Use a balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion Write from an evangelical viewpoint For insightful exposition, thoughtful discussion, and ease of use—look no further than The Expositor's Bible Commentary.

Silencing Satan 13 Studies for Individuals and Groups

Silencing Satan  13 Studies for Individuals and Groups
Author: Sharon Beekmann
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN: 1621895602
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silencing Satan 13 Studies for Individuals and Groups Book Excerpt:

The 13 lessons of this study guide help Christians develop an informed faith about supernatural evil and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each lesson refers the reader to significant teachings in Silencing Satan: Handbook of Biblical Demonology. In the book, the authors teach about the nature and strategies of Satan and the demons, and their defeat through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They advocate resisting the devil in his various guises--apparitions, voices, sensations, false doctrine, and immoral temptations--by reflexively turning to Jesus Christ and Scripture. The authors expose the half-truths and lies propagated by popular culture. They caution not to fill in gaps of understanding with extra-biblical sources. Does the study of Satan and the demons increase fear or give him too much attention? In fact, when presented from a biblical perspective, such knowledge can increase faith in Jesus Christ and enable Christians to effectively serve God and his church. Believers are challenged to live a radical life of faith, expressed through love and obedience to Christ. Seminarians, pastors, Bible teachers, Christian counselors, and lay leaders will find this study useful in individual and small group situations. A leaders' guide is available in the appendix.

Revelation 21 22 in Light of Jewish and Greco Roman Utopianism

Revelation 21 22 in Light of Jewish and Greco Roman Utopianism
Author: Eric J. Gilchrest
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN: 9004251545
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation 21 22 in Light of Jewish and Greco Roman Utopianism Book Excerpt:

In Revelation 21-22 in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Utopianism, Eric J. Gilchrest offers a creative and compelling reading of Revelation 21-22 as understood through the lenses of ancient Greco-Roman and Jewish utopianism.

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible Volume 5

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible  Volume 5
Author: Merrill C. Tenney
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN: 0310877008
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible Volume 5 Book Excerpt:

Revised edition. Volume 5 of 5. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existing topics. Different viewpoints of scholarship permit a wellrounded perspective on significant issues relating to doctrines, themes, and biblical interpretation. The goal remains the same: to provide pastors, teachers, students, and devoted Bible readers a comprehensive and reliable library of information. • More than 5,000 pages of vital information on Bible lands and people • More than 7,500 articles alphabetically arranged for easy reference • Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, and graphs • 32 pages of full-color maps and hundreds of black-and-white outline maps for ready reference • Scholarly articles ranging across the entire spectrum of theological and biblical topics, backed by the most current body of archaeological research • 238 contributors from around the world

The Minor Prophets

The Minor Prophets
Author: J. Glen Taylor,Mark W. Chavalas,Philip S. Johnston,Alan R. Millard,John H. Walton,Daniel M. Master,Victor H. Matthews,Kenneth Hoglund,Andrew E. Hill
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 0310527708
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Minor Prophets Book Excerpt:

Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings. Features include • Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts provide a visual feast that breathes fresh life into the text. • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more. • Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East will open your eyes to new depths of understanding both familiar and unfamiliar passages. • Written by an international team of 30 specialists, all top scholars in background studies.

On the Resurrection of the Dead

On the Resurrection of the Dead
Author: James T. Turner, Jr.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 0429788991
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Resurrection of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Christian tradition has largely held three theological affirmations on the resurrection of the physical body. Firstly, that bodily resurrection is not a superfluous hope of afterlife. Secondly, there is immediate post-mortem existence in Paradise. Finally, there is numerical identity between pre-mortem and post-resurrection human beings. The same tradition also largely adheres to a robust doctrine of The Intermediate State, a paradisiacal disembodied state of existence following the biological death of a human being. This book argues that these positions are in fact internally inconsistent, and so a new theological model for life after death is required. The opening arguments of the book aim to show that The Intermediate State actually undermines the necessity of bodily resurrection. Additionally, substance dualism, a principle The Intermediate State requires, is shown to be equally untenable in this context. In response to this, the metaphysics of the afterlife in Christian theology is re-evaluated, and after investigating physicalist and constitutionist replacements for substance dualist metaphysics, a new theory called "Eschatological Presentism" is put forward. This model combines a broadly Thomistic hylemorphic metaphysics with a novel theory of Time. This is an innovative examination of the doctrine of life after death. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of analytic theology and philosophy of religion.

Teachings of Providence Or New Lessons on Old Subjects

Teachings of Providence  Or  New Lessons on Old Subjects
Author: Joseph B. Gross
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Theology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teachings of Providence Or New Lessons on Old Subjects Book Excerpt:

Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah

Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah
Author: Christopher B. Hays
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9783161507854
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in the Iron Age II and in First Isaiah Book Excerpt:

Death is one of the major themes of 'First Isaiah, ' although it has not generally been recognized as such. Images of death are repeatedly used by the prophet and his earliest tradents.The book begins by concisely summarizing what is known about death in the Ancient Near East during the Iron Age II, covering beliefs and practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. Incorporating both textual and archeological data, Christopher B. Hays surveys and analyzes existing scholarly literature on these topics from multiple fields.Focusing on the text's meaning for its producers and its initial audiences, he describes the ways in which the 'rhetoric of death' functioned in its historical context and offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isa 5-38. He shows how they employ the imagery of death that was part of their cultural contexts, and also identifies ways in which they break new creative ground.This holistic approach to questions that have attracted much scholarly attention in recent decades produces new insights not only for the interpretation of specific biblical passages, but also for the formation of the book of Isaiah and for the history of ancient Near Eastern religions

A Covenant with Death

A Covenant with Death
Author: Christopher B. Hays
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0802873111
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Covenant with Death Book Excerpt:

Death is one of the major themes in First Isaiah, although it has not generally been recognized as such. In this study Christopher Hays offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isaiah 538 in light of ancient beliefs about death. Hays first summarizes what is known about death in the ancient Near East during the Second Iron Age, covering beliefs and practicesin Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. He then shows how select passages in the first part of Isaiah employ the rhetorical imagery of death that was part of their cultural context, and he also identifies ways in which those texts break new creative ground. This books holistic approach to questions that have attracted much scholarly attention in recent decades produces new insights not only for the interpretation of specific biblical passages but also for the formation of the book of Isaiah and for the history of ancient Near Eastern religions.

A God of Many Understandings

A God of Many Understandings
Author: Todd Miles
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1433671433
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God of Many Understandings Book Excerpt:

Western Christianity’s interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, “religious others” often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission. Oregon-based theology professor Todd L. Miles writes to that end in A God of Many Understandings?, attempting, as the scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen puts it, “to think theologically about what it means for Christians to live with people of other faiths and about the relationship of Christianity to other religions.”