Religion - Biblical Criticism & Interpretation

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Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hid...

Bart D. Ehrman

The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus - and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others - are expanded upon exponentially in his la...

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Published: Feb 2010

The Bible: A Biography

Karen Armstrong

As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the world's largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Armstrong discusses...

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Published: Nov 2008

A Girl's Guide to Discovering Her Bib...

Elizabeth George

If you are a child of God, do you know one of the most important things you can do is read your Bible? That's how you spend time with God and learn more about Him.And there are more reasons you want to get to know your Bible--it shows...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Lost Book of Enoch: Comprehensive...

Joseph B. Lumpkin

Quoted in the book of Jude, cited by Jesus, and used to form our view of angels and demons, this book connects the dots of doctrine and prophecy in the scriptures. It goes into more detail about the 'Sons of God (Angels) that left the...

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Published: May 2004

Jesus Resuscitated!: The Story Behind...

Yaser Albahri

Is there an alternative theory that can be extracted from the Biblical narration concerning the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, besides the current out-of-date belief that he had to die on the cross for the salvation of millions? Cou...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Art of Biblical Narrative

Robert Alter

Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned cr...

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Published: Apr 2011

The Art of Biblical Poetry

Robert Alter

Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of...

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Published: Sep 2011

Handbook on the New Testament Use of ...

G. K. Beale

This concise guide by a leading New Testament scholar helps readers understand how to better study the multitude of Old Testament references in the New Testament. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the bestselling Commentary on the New Testamen...

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Published: Sep 2012

Why Four Gospels?

David Alan Black

In Why Four Gospels? noted Greek and New Testament scholar David Alan Black, concisely and clearly presents the case for the early development of the gospels, beginning with Matthew, rather than Mark. But this is much more than a disc...

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Published: Oct 2010

The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radica...

Marcus J. Borg

Meet Paul Again . . . for the First TimeContinuing in the tradition of The Last Week and The First Christmas, world-renowned New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan use the best of biblical and historical scholarsh...

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Published: Mar 2010

An On-Going Imagination: A Conversati...

Walter Brueggemann

Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann has always excelled at making the Bible approachable and engaging. Drawn from a series of public conversations with Brueggemann and his former student and longtime friend Clover Reuter Beal, An On-G...

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Published: Oct 2019

Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the I...

Walter Brueggemann

"The conflict is only 'seemingly' beyond solution, because all historical-political problems have solutions, if there is enough courage, honesty, and steadfastness." In Chosen?, Walter Brueggemann explores the situation in m...

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Published: Aug 2015

Thou Art That: Transforming Religious...

Joseph Campbell

Woven from Joseph Campbell's previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors — and their misinterpretations — with the famed mythologist's characteristic conversational warmth and accessible...

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Published: Mar 2013

Introducing the New Testament: A Shor...

D. A. Carson

Abridgement of An Introduction to the Old Testament. This abridged edition of an established major textbook brings the best of New Testament scholarship to the church and makes it accessible to the average reader. This book focuses o...

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Published: Mar 2010

Original Sinners: Why Genesis Still M...

John R. Coats

In this vivid, original interpretation of Genesis, former Episcopal priest John R. Coats takes readers on a journey through the ancient text, inviting them to see its characters in a new light, not as religious icons, but as people wh...

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Published: Oct 2010

How to Read the Bible

Harvey Cox

Renowned religion expert and Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the three primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer ...

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Published: Mar 2016

How to Read the Bible and Still Be a ...

John Dominic Crossan

The acclaimed Bible scholar and author of The Historical Jesus and God & Empire—"the greatest New Testament scholar of our generation" (John Shelby Spong) —grapples with Scripture's two conflicting visions of Jesus and G...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Gospel of Jesus, 2nd edition

Arthur J. Dewey

The voice of Jesus has for centuries been obscured and his vision skewed even by well-intended gospel writers, who transmitted his words to serve their own concerns. The Gospel of Jesus frees Jesus' voice from the accretions of time a...

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Published: Sep 2014

Forged: Writing in the Name of God--W...

Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman, the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus, Interrupted and God's Problem reveals which books in the Bible's New Testament were not passed down by Jesus's disciples, but were instead forged by other hands—and wh...

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Published: Mar 2012

The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible...

Peter Enns

Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the Fall of Adam. However, an evolutionary view of beginnings doesn't allow for a historical Adam, making evolution seem...

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Published: Jan 2012

The First Love Story: A Journey Throu...

Bruce Feiler

An exploration of the way Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.Since antiquity, Adam and Eve have stood at the cente...

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Published: Mar 2018

Who Wrote the Bible?

Richard Friedman

A much anticipated reissue of Who Wrote the Bible?—the contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called "a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide" that identifies the individual writers of the Pentateuch and ex...

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Published: Feb 2019

A Boy's Guide to Discovering His Bibl...

Jim George

As a boy growing up, do you know one of the most important things you can do is read your Bible?Maybe the Bible doesn't seem exciting to you because it was written long ago. But if you look closely, you'll discover it shows you how to...

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Published: Apr 2015

A Brief History of Old Testament Crit...

Mark S. Gignilliat

Modern Old Testament interpretation arose in an intellectual environment marked by interest in specific historical contexts of the Bible, attention to its literary matters, and, most significantly, the suspension of belief. A vast arr...

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Published: Jun 2012

The Story of God, the Story of Us: Ge...

Sean Gladding

"The ever present ache of exile rises above the comforting sounds of the river, as the image of the house of the LORD in ruins breaks the peace. . . . Despite the warmth of the fire, he feels a chill. He wraps his cloak around him and...

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Published: Oct 2010

Isaiah for Everyone

John Goldingay

Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to present the seventeen-volume Old Testament for Everyone series. Internationally respected Old Testament scholar John Goldingay addresses Scripture from Genesis to Malachi in such a way that ev...

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Published: Mar 2015

Fabricating Faith: How Christianity B...

Richard Hagenston

According to Hagenston, Jesus had such a hard edge when it came to Gentiles that he coined his own unflattering term for them: dogs. He limited what he was offering strictly to Jews. Yet the religion that began in his name quickly tra...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Faith of St. Paul

Roy A. III Harrisville

For generations, scholars who study the letters of St. Paul have argued about "being-in-Christ" and "justification by faith" as though they were competing theologies. They have argued about faith as divine gift or ...

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Published: Mar 2019

THE JEFFERSON BIBLE What Thomas Jeffe...

Thomas Jefferson

In 1820, Thomas Jefferson worked for months, often by candlelight, carefully cutting the pages of several Bibles to remove the teachings of Jesus. He then reorganized those verses and pasted them into a new book that he called simply,...

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Published: Oct 2011

Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians...

Ellin Sterne Jimmerson

LGBTQ Christians read, love, scrutinize, become absorbed with, and find deep spiritual meaning in the Bible. As these testimonies show, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer Christians are inaugurating a fresh, exciting...

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Published: Aug 2017
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