Download Reading the Bible across Contexts PDF by Esa J. Autero Full Free and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-06-06 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Reading the Bible Across Contexts Esa Autero offers a fresh perspective on Luke’s poverty texts. This is done through a critical dialogue between an historical reading and empirical readings by two Latin American Bible reading groups.
Author : Néstor Medina
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2015-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781137550606
Pages : 242 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (137 users)
Download Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities PDF by Néstor Medina Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-09-30 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pentecostal-charismatics in Latin America and among Latinos: communities that share profound historical, linguistic and cultural roots. This compilation brings together practitioners and academics with pentecostal-charismatic affiliations, who analyse from within the development of the movement among these diverse communities.
Download Interpreting Scripture across Cultures PDF by Will Brooks Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-06-17 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The refugee that has come to your church, the pastor of the immigrant church in your town, and you yourself all come before the same Bible, even the same verse, and walk away with completely different understandings and applications. In an increasingly globalized and multicultural world, how can we learn to see beyond our own cultural influences, understand those of others, and learn from each other in order to better understand and apply the word of God? How do we stay faithful to the text when our contemporary cultural perspective is so different from the original author’s? This book will enable you to understand the common pitfalls and dangers related to cross-cultural hermeneutics while also equipping you with principles and real-life examples for how to interpret Scripture in such situations. Additionally, given the fact that our world is increasingly digitized and people are less and less likely to read, we will consider the issue of oral hermeneutics and how those who can’t read or choose not to read can interpret Scripture faithfully.
Download Reading the Bible in Islamic Context PDF by Daniel J Crowther Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-08 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the current political and social climate, there is increasing demand for a deeper understanding of Muslims, the Qur’an and Islam, as well as a keen demand among Muslim scholars to explore ways of engaging with Christians theologically, culturally, and socially. This book explores the ways in which an awareness of Islam and the Qur’an can change the way in which the Bible is read. The contributors come from both Muslim and Christian backgrounds, bring various levels of commitment to the Qur’an and the Bible as Scripture, and often have significantly different perspectives. The first section of the book contains chapters that compare the report of an event in the Bible with a report of the same event in the Qur’an. The second section addresses Muslim readings of the Bible and biblical tradition and looks at how Muslims might regard the Bible - Can they recognise it as Scripture? If so, what does that mean, and how does it relate to the Qur’an as Scripture? Similarly, how might Christian readers regard the Qur’an? The final section explores different analogies for understanding the Bible in relation to the Qur’an. The book concludes with a reflection upon the particular challenges that await Muslim scholars who seek to respond to Jewish and Christian understandings of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. A pioneering venture into intertextual reading, this book has important implications for relationships between Christians and Muslims. It will be of significant value to scholars of both Biblical and Qur’anic Studies, as well as any Muslim seeking to deepen their understanding of the Bible, and any Christian looking to transform the way in which they read the Bible.
Download The Path to Salvation in Luke's Gospel PDF by MiJa Wi Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates Luke's message of salvation in relation to socio-economic issues, and thus concerns salvation of the rich as well as the poor. With a narrative reading of Luke's Gospel built on careful examination of its socio-economic context, it demonstrates that Luke's message of salvation is best understood as: 1) Divine mercy which champions the cause of the poor and redresses the injustice of the world, 2) Its human embodiment, and 3) Divine reward promised to those who enact mercy. Wi argues that Luke's question of 'what must we do?' juxtaposes salvation with 'doing', posing interesting questions with respect to the salvation of the rich. This volume highlights good news to the poor in terms of divine mercy and justice, shows that the reception of divine mercy calls for practices, which embody it, and above all clarifies Luke's notion of salvation of the rich which will happen as participation in the salvation of the poor. Wi's conclusion challenges its readers by asking the question along with Luke's audience: What must we do?
Download The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology PDF by Wolfgang Vondey Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-04-21 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research on Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity has increased dramatically in recent decades, and a diverse array of disciplines have begun to address a range of elements of these movements. Yet, there exists very little understanding of Pentecostal theology, and it is not uncommon to encounter stereotypes and misperceptions. Addressing this gap in current research, The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology is an exceptional reference source to the key topics, challenges, and debates in this growing field of study and is the first collection of its kind to offer a comprehensive presentation and critical discussion of this subject. Comprising over forty chapters written by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into five parts: Contextualizing Pentecostal Theology Sources Theological Method Doctrines and Practices Conversations and Challenges. These sections take the reader through a comprehensive introduction to what Pentecostals believe and how they practice their faith. Looking at issues such as the core teachings of Pentecostalism concerning Spirit baptism, divine healing, or eschatology; unique practices, such as spiritual warfare and worship; and less discussed issues, such as social justice and gender, each chapter builds towards a nuanced and global picture of the theology of the Pentecostal movement. The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology is essential reading for students and researchers in Pentecostal Studies, World Christianity, and Theology as well as scholars working in contemporary Religious Studies.
Download Luke-Acts PDF by James P. Grimshaw Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-20 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume on Luke-Acts as with all titles in the [email protected] Series highlights readings that make explicit the diverse contemporary contexts of biblical interpreters. The global spread of contributors includes scholarly voices from South Africa, South America and Hong Kong, as well as from the United States. The chapters are organized around four themes. The first examines interpretations of Jesus, looking at his childhood, contemporary context, and his teaching – including whether Jesus' sympathetic response to disease and pain might be used to advocate euthanasia. The second examines social categories: gender, race, and class, including a political and racialized reading of the history of diasporic Black America as a model for reading Acts as a diasporic history. The third examines issues of empire and resistance. The final part looks at society and spirituality, with a focus on modern contemporary contexts.
Download The Lukan Lens on Wealth and Possessions PDF by Rachel L. Coleman Full Free and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-12-02 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Lukan Lens on Wealth and Possessions: A Perspective Shaped by Reversal and Right Response, Rachel Coleman offers a detailed exploration of Luke’s wealth ethic, examining the topic with careful exegesis and literary and theological sensitivity.
Download An Asian Introduction to the New Testament PDF by Johnson Thomaskutty Full Free and published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers. This book was released on 2021-11-02 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As Asia is the cradle of many religions, the New Testament writings should be interpreted by accepting its pluriform religious and ideological aspects. The existence of multiple Christian denominations also demands balanced interpretation. This book demonstrates inclusive biblical claims within multireligious and multidenominational contexts.
Download The New Testament PDF by Colleen M. Conway Full Free and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-10-31 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE NEW TESTAMENT “Informed by contemporary approaches to the study of scripture, noted biblical scholar Colleen Conway expertly initiates students into the historical study of the New Testament in this smart and student-friendly introduction.” —Jennifer Glancy, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Le Moyne College “A real breath of fresh air, this introduction gives rigorous attention to historical issues while simultaneously presenting accessible and concrete payoffs of contemporary methodological perspectives.” —Ben Dunning, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School The New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction draws from diverse academic approaches and perspectives to provide an up-to-date account of the emergence of Jesus traditions in the Mediterranean world of the first century. Perfect for undergraduate students with varying levels of biblical knowledge, this concise and highly accessible textbook provides a clear understanding of the historical, political, cultural, and literary contexts of New Testament texts, authors, and audiences. Author Colleen M. Conway uses both established historical methods and modern critical analyses to explore how issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and imperialism contributed to the production and interpretation of the New Testament texts. Students explore key historical-critical questions regarding Paul???s mission to the Gentiles, the four Gospel narratives, the Book of Revelation, the New Testament canon, early Christian writings, and more. Designed for one-semester religious studies courses on the Bible, the New Testament, and early Christianity, The New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction includes chapter review questions, key term lists, suggested readings, timelines, maps, illustrations, and color photographs throughout.
Download Christian Charismatic Movements PDF by Andrzej Siemieniewski Full Free and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2021-10-11 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New Testament shows the early Church as having both stable institutions and dynamic growth in charismatic ministries. In the twenty-first century, although many historically-determined inessentials have changed, the Church's structure remains fundamentally the same. This study looks at New Testament ministries (Eph 4:11-12), Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the history of the gift of tongues from the Acts of the Apostles through to the charismatics of our time, to see how these elements contribute to the fast-paced, global phenomenon we call the "pentecostalization" of modern Christianity. Our research shows that much of what appears to be novel in current ecclesial movements is the fruit of charisms that have been poured out from the beginning. The disciples of Christ are still bringing "out of his treasure what is new and old."
Download Inalienable PDF by Eric Costanzo Full Free and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With our witness compromised, numbers down, and reputation sullied, the American church is at a critical crossroads. In order for the church to return to health, we must decenter ourselves from our American idols and be guided by global Christians and the poor, who offer hope from the margins, and the ancient church, refocusing on the kingdom, image, Word, and mission of God.
Download WealthWarn PDF by Michael S. Moore Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-08-15 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like the first volume in this series (WealthWatch, Pickwick, 2011) this book attempts to do two things: (a) examine the primary socioeconomic motifs in the Bible from a comparative intertextual perspective, and (b) trace the trajectory formed by these motifs through Tanak into early Jewish and Nazarene texts. Where WealthWatch focuses on Torah, WealthWarn focuses on the single largest section of the Bible—the Prophets. Where the ancient Near Eastern texts surveyed in WealthWatch include the Epic of Gilgamesh, Atrahasis, and the Epic of Erra, the texts examined here include Inanna's Descent, the Babylonian Creation Epic (enūma elish), the Disappearance of Telipinu, and the Ba`al Epic. Where the Jewish texts surveyed in WealthWatch include historical and sectarian texts, the texts studied here include Ezra-Nehemiah, the Epistle of Jeremiah and Tobit. Where the Nazarene texts in WealthWatch focus on the stewardship parables found in the Gospel of Luke, the texts examined here focus on several prophetic vignettes from the Gospel of Matthew and Acts of the Apostles.
Author : Sean E. Cook
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2017-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9780567673503
Pages : 216 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (567 users)
Download The Solomon Narratives in the Context of the Hebrew Bible PDF by Sean E. Cook Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-29 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is concerned with ascertaining the value of having two versions of the same monarchic history of Israel within the Hebrew Bible (focusing on the books of Kings and Chronicles). It is furthermore concerned with how the book of Chronicles is read in relation to the book of Kings as Chronicles is so often considered to be a later rewritten text drawing upon an earlier version of the Masoretic Text of Samuel and Kings. The predominant scholarly approach to reading the book of Chronicles is to read it in light of how the Chronicler emended his source texts (additions, omissions, harmonizations). This approach has yielded great success in our understanding of the Chronicler's theology and rhetoric. However, Cook asserts, it has also failed to consider how the book of Chronicles can be read as an autonomous and coherent document. That is, a diachronic approach to reading Chronicles sometimes misses the theological and rhetorical features of the text in its final form. This book shows the great benefit of reading these narratives as autonomous and coherent by using the Solomon narratives as a case study. These narratives are first read individually, and then together, so as to ascertain their uniqueness vis-à-vis one another. Finally, Cook addresses questions related to the concordance of these narratives as well as their purposes within their respective larger literary contexts.
Download Reading the Bible Around the World PDF by Federico Alfredo Roth Full Free and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who we are shapes how we read. Guided by an expert team of crosscultural scholars, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the influence of their own social location, building up self-awareness, other-awareness, and true dialogue in the process. Grow in your biblical wisdom as you read Scripture alongside the global Christian community.
Download Text and Context PDF by Melanie Baffes Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-10-24 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As biblical hermeneutics moves increasingly toward the inclusion of vernacular approaches to the text—understandings of the Bible based on culture, context, and human experience—many communities of faith around the world are contributing their voices to the conversation of global Christianity. This volume explores reading methods and text interpretations of believers in South Africa, the Caribbean, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States, India, Kenya, Fiji, Japan, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Nigeria—revealing the ways various faith communities read the Bible contextually. Essays in this volume also illustrate the impact of the biblical text in people’s lives—on their understandings of oppression, identity, the plight of refugees, decline and loss, the relationship between church and society, imperialism, homelessness, restorative justice, bodily experiences of the Holy Spirit, and time and the future. Together, these writings provide an in-depth sense of how global Christians read the Bible through the lens of their own tradition or culture, as well as how the Bible informs all aspects of their lives as they read the world biblically.
Download The Future of the Biblical Past PDF by Roland Boer Full Free and published by Society of Biblical Lit. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does global biblical studies look like in the early decades of the twenty-first century, and what new directions may be discerned? Profound shifts have taken place over the last few decades as voices from the majority of the globe have begun and continue to reshape and relativize biblical studies. With contributors from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America, this volume is a truly global work, offering surveys and assessments of the current situation and suggestions for the future of biblical criticism in all corners of the world. The contributors are Yong-Sung Ahn, George Aichele, Pablo R. Andiñach, Roland Boer, Fiona Black, Philip Chia, Nancy Cardoso Pereira, Jione Havea, Israel Kamudzandu, Milena Kirova, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Monica Melancthon, Judith McKinlay, Sarojini Nadar, Jorge Pixley, Jeremy Punt, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Fernando F. Segovia, Hanna Stenström, Vincent Wimbush, and Gosnell Yorke.