The Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 0062334409
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the Revolution Began Book Excerpt:

The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning. In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation. Wright argues that Jesus’ crucifixion must be understood within the much larger story of God’s purposes to bring heaven and earth together. The Day the Revolution Began offers a grand picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and its full significance for the Christian faith, inspiring believers with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and hope, and reminding them of the crucial role the Christian faith must play in protecting and shaping the future of the world.

What Did the Cross Accomplish

What Did the Cross Accomplish
Author: Simon Gathercole,Robert B. Stewart,N.T. Wright
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1646981898
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Did the Cross Accomplish Book Excerpt:

In this book, readers will enjoy a fascinating and cordial discussion between N. T. Wright and Simon Gathercole on the meaning and nature of the doctrine of atonement. These two highly respected scholars discuss in clear and understandable language the meanings of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Their discussion explores various theories of atonement and looks closely at the Old Testament to discover Paul's meaning of his words that "Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures." Wright presents his case first, then Gathercole responds with a contrary point of view. Their discussion confronts questions including: What exactly is this “scandal of the cross”? What role does the notion of sacrifice, as understood in its ancient context, play in the atonement of Christ? Is the atonement a “victory”? How so? Was Christ a “substitute,” taking humankind’s place on the cross and suffering the death and judgment that sinners deserve? How does the death of Christ on the cross rescue or liberate sinners from death? Does the cross achieve benefits for only humans, or do those benefits extend to the entirety of creation? This book is a succinct conversation in which all these questions receive attention, with nuanced differences between the two interlocutors. This conversation along with Robert Stewart’s introductory framework make this book an excellent primer to the study of the atonement, and readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the meanings of the cross.

Rethinking Paul

Rethinking Paul
Author: Edwin Chr. van Driel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1108482228
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Paul Book Excerpt:

This book offers theological reading of contemporary Pauline scholarship, exploring how it deepens, broadens, enriches, and challenges traditional Protestant paradigms.

Echoes of Exodus

Echoes of Exodus
Author: Bryan D. Estelle
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 083088226X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echoes of Exodus Book Excerpt:

Israel’s exodus from Egypt is the Bible’s enduring emblem of deliverance. But more than just an epic moment, the exodus shapes the telling of Israel’s and the church’s gospel. In this guide for biblical theologians, preachers, and teachers, Bryan Estelle traces the exodus motif as it weaves through the canon of Scripture, wedding literary readings with biblical-theological insights.

Justification Volume 2

Justification  Volume 2
Author: Michael Horton
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 0310578396
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justification Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

The second of a two-volume project delving into the doctrine of justification. Michael Horton seeks not simply to recover a clear message of its role in modern Reformed theology, but also to bring a fresh discovery of the gospel in a time when contemporary debates around justification have reignited. The doctrine of justification stands at the center of our systematic reflection on the meaning of salvation and grace as well as our piety, mission, and life together. And yet, within mainline Protestant and evangelical theology, it's often taken for granted or left to gather dust in favor of modern concerns and self-renewal. Volume 2 embarks on the theologically constructive task of investigating the biblical doctrine of justification in light of contemporary exegesis. Taking up the topic from a variety of theological vantage points, Horton engages with contemporary debates in biblical, especially Pauline, scholarship. Part 1 draws out The Horizon of Justification from the Old Testament narratives of Adam and Israel. Part 2 defines The Achievement of Justification in the blood of Christ and seeks to lay the groundwork for understanding its extent. Part 3 focuses on The Gift of Righteousness, delving into a clear articulation of what justification means, its mechanism, and the role of works on the day of judgement. Part 4 proposes a way forward for Receiving Justification and understanding faith and justification within the broader framework of union with Christ. Engaging and thorough, Justification shows that the doctrine of justification finds its most ecumenically significant starting point and proper habitat in unity with Christ, where the greatest consensus, past and present, is to be found among Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant theologies.

When We Belong

When We Belong
Author: Rohadi Nagassar
Publsiher: MennoMedia, Inc.
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 1513810375
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Belong Book Excerpt:

Step into a journey toward liberation, belonging, and a faith that makes you whole again. We need belonging to survive and thrive, but too often the church is an impediment. For Christians who know the pain, isolation, and loss of identity that comes with the ongoing struggle to be seen in churches and institutions full of barriers to belonging, you are not alone. Sometimes it can feel easier to walk away from faith completely. But there is another way. When it feels as though there’s no place left to belong, Jesus invites us into a love that knows no bounds and a community that truly liberates. In this hope-filled book, author Rohadi Nagassar brings the margins to the center to help readers rediscover a reality of love, belonging, and beauty through the journey of deconstructing, decolonizing, and reclaiming faith. For those on the margins struggling to find belonging, for everyone who wants to join in building radically inclusive communities where all people can live fully in their own skin—now begins a journey to find this freedom.

Atonement

Atonement
Author: Max Botner,Justin Harrison Duff,Simon Dürr
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN: 1467459313
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atonement Book Excerpt:

A historical survey of atonement theology through ancient Jewish and Christian sources What is the historical basis for today’s atonement theology? Where did it come from, and how has it evolved throughout time? In Atonement, a sterling collection of renowned biblical scholars investigates the early manifestations of this core concept in ancient Jewish and Christian sources. Rather than imposing a particular view of atonement upon these texts, these specialists let the texts speak for themselves so that the reader can truly understand atonement as it was variously conceived in the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, and early Christian literature. The resulting diverse ideas mirror the manifold perspectives on atonement today. Contributors to this volume—Christian A. Eberhart, Crispin Fletcher-Louis, Martha Himmelfarb, T. J. Lang, Carol A. Newsom, Deborah W. Rooke, Catrin H. Williams, David P. Wright, and N. T. Wright—attend to the linguistic elements at work in these ancient writings without limiting their scope to explicit mentions of atonement. Instead, they explore atonement as a broader phenomenon that negotiates a constellation of features—sin, sacrifice, and salvation—to capture a more accurate and holistic picture. Atonement will serve as an indispensable resource for all future dialogue on these topics within Jewish and Christian circles.

The Letter to the Romans

The Letter to the Romans
Author: Douglas J. Moo
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 1282
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN: 1467451436
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Letter to the Romans Book Excerpt:

For more than twenty years Douglas Moo’s NICNT volume on Romans has been providing pastors, students, and scholars with profound insight into Paul’s most famous letter. In this thorough revision of his commentary, Moo deals with issues that have come into prominence since the first edition (1996), incorporating the latest research and rewriting the text throughout for better comprehension. Exegetically astute and theologically minded, Moo interacts critically with the new perspective on Paul, highlights the emphasis in Romans on “practical divinity,” and traces the theme of the gospel throughout the letter. His Letter to the Romans in this second edition will inform and enlighten a new generation of serious Bible readers.

The Spirit of Atonement

The Spirit of Atonement
Author: Steven M. Studebaker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN: 0567682404
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Atonement Book Excerpt:

Steven M. Studebaker proposes a Pentecostal approach to a major Christian doctrine, the atonement. The book moves Pentecostal theology of the atonement from a primarily Christocentric and crucicentric register to one that articulates the pneumatological and holistic nature of Pentecostal praxis. Studebaker examines the irony of Classical Pentecostalism relying on the Christocentrism of Protestantism evangelical atonement theology to articulate its experience of the Holy Spirit, as well as the Pneumatological nature of Pentecostal praxis. He then develops a Pentecostal theology of atonement based on the biblical narrative of the Spirit of Pentecost and returns to re-imagine an expanded vision of Pentecostal praxis based on the theological formation of the biblical narrative. The result is a Pentecostal atonement theology that shows the integrated nature of pneumatology, creation and Christology in the biblical narrative of redemption. It gives theological expression to not only the pneumatological nature of Pentecostal praxis, but also the fundamental role of the Holy Spirit in the biblical narrative of redemption. The book challenges popular western atonement theologies to re-think their Christocentrism and crucicentrism as well as their atomistic tendency to separate soteriology into objective (Christological) and subjective (pneumatolgical) categories.

Tongues of Fire

Tongues of Fire
Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 1532682603
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tongues of Fire Book Excerpt:

Pentecost celebrates the countless expressions of God's love and wisdom. Like a skilled dancer, God's Holy Spirit moves through all creation, bringing forth life and love and inspiration. Fire and wind are everywhere. Inspiration and revelation are just a moment away and can come either by surprise or as a result of the interplay between God's wisdom and our intentional spiritual practices. The spirit blows where it wills, in all directions, embracing all life, human and nonhuman. In other words, Pentecost is about God's omnipresence, which Ingram interprets through the categories of Whiteheadian process theology, as God's ever-present "initial aim" that all things and events at every moment of space-time achieve the maximum self-fulfillment of which they are capable. Intentionally conforming our "subjective" aims for our own fulfillment with God's initial aim for us, as the historical Jesus did, is the call of Pentecost. Omnipresence is an all-or-nothing deal. God can't be a little omnipresent. Either God is present in, with, and under every thing and event since the beginning of creation--what theologians and philosophers call panentheism--or omnipresence makes no sense.

Advent for Everyone

Advent for Everyone
Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9780664263416
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advent for Everyone Book Excerpt:

Advent for Everyone: Matthew provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the First Sunday of Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection to guide readers through the season toward the wonder and joy of Christmas. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

A Theology of Cross and Kingdom

A Theology of Cross and Kingdom
Author: D. K. Matthews
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 1532641451
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theology of Cross and Kingdom Book Excerpt:

Luther's theology of the cross has impacted major theologians and centuries of theology, including the present, and yet it is weakened by its reactionary theological determinism, reductionism, and understandable failure to properly integrate fluid, melioristic, and pro-creation kingdom eschatology. N. T. Wright's revolutionary cross, articulated in The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, is a brilliant and clarion new creation eschatological call to action that suffers from a somewhat cryptic, imprecise, and unrefined eschatology. Heino O. Kadai has presented an authoritative and concise rendering of Luther's key insights. Rustin Brian has carefully assessed whether Luther's theology of the cross deserves blame for the Deus absconditus of modernity in his Barthian influenced Covering Up Luther. Robert Cady Saler has masterfully articulated a relevant and pastoral Theologia Crucis framed by Moltmann's Theology of Hope that is most applicable to the contemporary church and sociopolitical engagement. A Theology of Cross and Kingdom sympathetically and creatively critiques and synthesizes dominant themes in such classical and contemporary theologies of the cross within a unified cross and kingdom eschatology. Matthews deftly overcomes many of the less than helpful disjunctive approaches to the theology of the cross while proffering a way forward for this most influential and core theological treasure of the church.

The New Day of Atonement

The New Day of Atonement
Author: Hans M. Moscicke
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN: 3161593936
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Day of Atonement Book Excerpt:

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.

Does God Always Get What God Wants

Does God Always Get What God Wants
Author: Tim Reddish
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018-03-16
ISBN: 153261764X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does God Always Get What God Wants Book Excerpt:

Tim’s wife, Anne, died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine, having battled against the disease for more than six years. Her suffering had a profound influence on their lives and that of their church, and raised challenging questions: • If “God is in control,” does that mean God is to blame for suffering? • Why did God not heal Anne? • Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen? • Does prayer make any difference? • What is God doing about evil? People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose—and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.

One God One People One Future

One God  One People  One Future
Author: John Anthony Dunne,Eric Lewellen
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN: 0281075794
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One God One People One Future Book Excerpt:

N. T. Wright is widely regarded as the most exciting and influential biblical scholar in the world today. These essays throw a spotlight on his contribution to New Testament theology and interpretation over the past four decades. The structure is three-fold, corresponding to the three areas of classic Jewish theology that Wright views as starting points for discerning the shape of New Testament theology: monotheism, election and eschatology. The result is a book that facilitates a deep appreciation of key areas of current scholarly debate, and of Wright’s distinctive contribution to our understanding of the issues. The contributors are world class scholars, including Richard Hays (Duke), Richard Bauckham (St Andrews, Emeritus), James Dunn (Durham, Emeritus), Michael Gorman (St Mary’s Seminary & University), David Horrell (Exeter), Edith Humphrey (Pittsburgh), Bruce Longenecker (Baylor), Oliver O’Donovan (Oxford, Emeritus), Ben Witherington (Asbury), and others.

Rediscovering Paul

Rediscovering Paul
Author: E. Randolph Richards,David B. Capes,Rodney Reeves
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 0830889027
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscovering Paul Book Excerpt:

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.

Narrative Apologetics

Narrative Apologetics
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 1493419242
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative Apologetics Book Excerpt:

The Bible is a narrative--the story of God's creation, humankind's fall, and God's plan of redemption. And it is filled with countless smaller stories that teach us about people, history, and the nature of God. It's no surprise that God would choose to reveal himself to us in story--after all, he hardwired us for story. Despite this, we so often attempt to share our faith with others not through story but through systems, arguments, and talking points--methods that appeal only to our mind and neglect our imagination and our emotions. In this groundbreaking book, scholar and author Alister McGrath lays a foundation for narrative apologetics. Exploring four major biblical narratives, enduring stories from our culture such as Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, and personal narratives from people such as Augustine of Hippo and Chuck Colson, McGrath shows how we can both understand and share our faith in terms of story.

Advent for Everyone

Advent for Everyone
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-10-13
ISBN: 9780664263423
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advent for Everyone Book Excerpt:

Advent for Everyone: Mark, Year B provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each day of the season, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God's love. Wright's engaging and accessible writing and imagery help us see Advent both in relation to the gospel message and in our own lives today. Each Sunday's text uses the Mark passage from the Revised Common Lectionary, with the rest of the week drawn from other passages in the Gospel and the lectionary. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

Interpreting Jesus

Interpreting Jesus
Author: N. T. WRIGHT
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 0281081271
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Jesus Book Excerpt:

Interpreting Jesus brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Jesus and the Gospels over almost four decades. Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.