taught by god making sense of the difficult sayings of jesus

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Taught By God

Author : Daniel Fanous
ISBN : 0994590504
Genre : Religion
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Though singularly important, many of the sayings of Jesus are difficult at best and incomprehensible at worst. In considering only the most difficult of the sayings, Taught by God brings together the academic rigour of modern biblical scholarship and the profound wisdom of the early Church Fathers in a unique, lively, and fascinating exegesis.

Jesus And The Last Supper

Author : Brant Pitre
ISBN : 9780802875334
Genre : Christianity
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Who did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be? What was his relationship with early Judaism? When and how did he expect the kingdom to come? What were his intentions? Though these key questions have been addressed in studies of the historical Jesus, Brant Pitre argues that they cannot be fully answered apart from a careful historical analysis of the Last Supper accounts. In this book Pitre offers a rigorous, up-to-date study of the historical Jesus and the Last Supper, filling a significant gap in current Jesus research. Situating the Last Supper in the triple contexts of ancient Judaism, the life of Jesus, and early Christianity, Pitre brings to light crucial insights into major issues driving the quest for Jesus. His Jesus and the Last Supper is sure to ignite discussion and debate.

Making Sense Of The New Testament Three Crucial Questions

Author : Craig L. Blomberg
ISBN : 1441206787
Genre : Religion
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The New Testament is the foundation of the Christian church, but some question its historical accuracy. Others have claimed that Paul's teaching differs from that of the Gospels. How can we reconcile the seemingly different messages of Jesus and Paul? What is the relevance of the New Testament in our world today, in cultures far removed by time and space from the first-century Mediterranean world? What principles can we use to make appropriate applications? In Making Sense of the New Testament, Craig Blomberg offers a reasonable, well-informed response to these crucial questions encountered by Bible readers. Grounded in sound scholarship but written in an accessible style, this book offers reliable guidance to pastors, students, and anyone interested in a better understanding of the New Testament.

Jesus A New Understanding Of God S Son

Author : Joseph F. Girzone
ISBN : 9781608332205
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Preaching The Hard Sayings Of Jesus

Author : John T. Carroll
ISBN : 1565632303
Genre : Religion
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When it comes to stirring others to hear that hard message of the Cross and to guiding the faithful in understanding the same, James R. Carroll and his son, John T. Carroll, provide a blend of seasoned ministerial experience and solid scholarly talents that yields a rich interpretation that is down to earth, yet original and insightful. This is a book to be savored by preachers and teachers of all denominations. " Donald Senior, C.P., Catholic Theological Union

Hard Sayings Of The Bible

Author : Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
ISBN : 0830878270
Genre : Religion
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Replaces Hard Sayings of the Old Testament, which received a 1990 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award! Are you grappling with a difficult verse in the Bible? And are you looking for a short, easy-to-read answer that really makes sense without explaining away the verse? Hard Sayings of the Bible is the handy reference book you need. Here you will find explanations of over 500 of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in the pew, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God's justice. Historical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds shed light on these passages and not only help explain what they meant in biblical times but also show how they are relevant today. Now carefully cross-referenced with over 100 new verses explained, as well as a dozen new introductory articles on chronology, miracles, archaeology, prophecy and more, Hard Sayings of the Bible offers the combined resources of five previous volumes that have over 250,000 copies in print. If you find yourself tied up in scriptural knots, here's the book that will help you cut through them.

Jesus And Paul Before Christianity

Author : V. George Shillington
ISBN : 9781621891444
Genre : Religion
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Who was the real founder of Christianity as it is known today--Jesus or Paul? What, if any, was the connection between them? These and other questions about the two historical figures have occupied biblical scholars and the Christian church for many years up to the present time. This book proposes new ways of framing the questions as well as new approaches to answering them. Neither Jesus nor Paul spoke of a new world religion, separate from Judaism, that would envelop the planet and last for millennia. This study seeks to locate both figures in their respective places in the first century, in Jewish contexts and within the larger Greco-Roman society. The aim is to transcend the language and thought patterns of later generations of theologians in order to hear more clearly the prophetic voices of Jesus and Paul on their terms and in their social locations. By so doing, Shillington lays the groundwork for a more authentic translation of their vision and mission into modern alternatives, including better Jewish-Christian relations.


Author : Joseph Stoutzenberger
ISBN : 0159506441
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Morality: An Invitation to Christian Living is divided into two parts consisting of 15 chapters. The first section provides a foundation for Christian morality as it examines virtues, conscience, and sin. The teachings of Scripture, Jesus, and the Church provide the basis for a moral decision-making process which students are encouraged to use with the real-life moral issues presented in the second section of the text. Adolescents are encouraged to become persons of character and to aid in building communities where living morally is the norm.

A Smaller God

Author : Petri Merenlahti
ISBN : 9781630877408
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is a perplexing book. It blends primitive beliefs with timeless truths, swings between compassionate love and ruthless violence, and forms a sympathetic heavenly father from the remains of a savage tribal god. What are we to make of it all? Petri Merenlahti takes an entertaining journey through biblical literature and returns with an original theology of imperfection. Looking at the Bible through the lenses of history, culture, literature, and psychology, he calls his readers to let go of an idealized image of the Christian Scriptures and embrace their limited human nature instead. This is vital, he argues, because false idealization and psychological splitting are major sources of religious fanaticism and violence. Merenlahti insists that we make a difference between the smaller God of human imagination and the transcendent God that should remain beyond it. We will then be rewarded with wisdom instead of fanaticism, mercy instead of moralism, and peace instead of hatred and guilt.

Teaching For Spiritual Growth

Author : Perry G. Downs
ISBN : 0310593700
Genre : Religion
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Teaching for Spiritual Growth is a textbook that explains what it means to be spiritually mature and how churches can help people achieve spiritual growth.

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