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  • Proverbs 1-15

    Proverbs 1-15

    Bernd Ulrich Schipper (Author)

    The book of Proverbs is more than the sum of its parts. Even if some proverbs could be older, the overall composition stems from the late Persian or early Hellenistic period. By introducing the scribal student to the foundations of sapiential knowledge and its critical reflection, the book of Proverbs comes close to the critical wisdom of Job and Qohelet. In addition to a detailed exegesis of the biblical text, this commentary presents new parallels from Egyptian wisdom literature.

    $69.00

  • First Isaiah

    First Isaiah

    J. J. M. Roberts (Author), Peter Machinist (Editor)

    The eighth-century BCE Isaiah of Jerusalem, the so-called First Isaiah, is one of the most important theological voices in the Bible. J. J. M. Roberts makes good use of his broad comparative knowledge of ancient Near Eastern historical and religious sources in providing a fresh and original interpretation of this prophet’s genuine oracles.

    $69.00

  • Judith

    Judith

    Lawrence M. Wills (Author), Sidnie White Crawford (Volume Editor)

    Judith is an ancient Jewish novella about a woman who saves Jerusalem by killing an invading general. Included in some early Christian versions of the Old Testament, its imagery and use of biblical motifs have played an important role in the Western tradition ever since. This commentary provides a detailed analysis of the text's composition and its meaning in its original historical context. It thoroughly surveys the history of Judith scholarship and the book's history of interpretation in paintings, sculpture, music, drama, and literature.

    $79.00

  • The Mystery of God and Suffering: Lament, Trust, and Awe

    The Mystery of God and Suffering: Lament, Trust, and Awe

    Kenneth R. Overberg (Author)

    Humans have long searched for answers to an age-old question: If God is good, why do we suffer? The Mystery of God and Suffering offers an understanding of Jesus's life and his own suffering on the cross for all who find themselves uneasy with the notion of a vindictive God. Focused on the undeniable nature of a God who is good, this thought-provoking title offers wise guidance for our journey into the abyss of suffering.

    $24.00

  • Shaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization, Second Edition

    Shaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization, Second Edition

    Sharon Delgado (Author)

    Shaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization, Second Edition breaks new ground by describing the global economy and its effects from the perspective of an integrated theology of "the earth as primary revelation" and the institutional powers of this world. It argues that hope lies in the direction of nonviolent resistance and ecological and social responsibility based on God's action in Jesus and in the triumph of God over the powers.

    $21.00

  • Acts: A Commentary

    Acts: A Commentary

    Richard I. Pervo (Author), Harold W. Attridge (Editor)

    The Acts of the Apostles joins the Gospel of Luke with the ministry of Paul. Renowned New Testament scholar Richard I. Pervo shows how this masterful...

    $85.00

  • Romans: A Commentary

    Romans: A Commentary

    Robert Jewett (Author), Eldon Jay Epp (Editor)

    Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, Jewett's commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have...

    $90.00

  • Deutero-Isaiah: A Commentary

    Deutero-Isaiah: A Commentary

    Klaus Baltzer (Author), Peter Machinist (Editor), Margaret Kohl (Translator)

    Isaiah 40-55 in dramatic voice. Deutero-Isaiah's work, which comprises Isaiah chapters 40-55, has exerted its influence on testimonies of faith...

    $79.00

  • Between the Sea and the Sky: Lived Religion on the Sea Shore

    Between the Sea and the Sky: Lived Religion on the Sea Shore

    P. T. Mathew (Author)

    Between the Sea and the Sky is an inquiry into the religious world of a traditional fishing community on the Southwest coast of India. It explores the vital role religious and spiritual beliefs play in sustaining people in such a precarious, even deadly occupation. Using the concept of 'lived religion,' Mathew explores the theological, religious, and spiritual contours of this remarkable community, and draws from them broader insights into the nature of belief.

    $34.00

    Available April 6, 2020

  • Public Theology: Indian Concerns, Perspectives, and Themes

    Public Theology: Indian Concerns, Perspectives, and Themes

    Gnana Patrick (Author)

    This book situates public theology within the genre of political theology. Gnana Patrick treats public theology as the form of political theology for our contemporary era and takes special care to relate these strands of political theologies to the Indian context, thereby opening up the theological horizon for Indian public theology.

    $34.00

    Available April 7, 2020

  • God Is Greater: Theology for the World

    God Is Greater: Theology for the World

    Antje Jackelén (Author)

    In this revised edition of her 2011 title, Swedish archbishop Antje Jackelén abides by one driving tenet, taken from the First Letter to John: God is greater. In a time of rising political tension, Jackelén proposes a path forward: If we believe that God is greater--greater than our differences, our conflicts, and our own understanding--then we create space for communities of varying beliefs to find greater meaning and greater good, together.

    $15.99

  • The Augsburg Confession in Parish Life and Faith
  • Mark: A Commentary

    Mark: A Commentary

    Adela Yarbro Collins (Author), Harold W. Attridge (Editor)

    Professor Adela Yarbro Collins brings to bear on the text of the first Gospel the latest historical-critical perspectives, providing a full treatment of such...

    $90.00

  • Using Our Outside Voice: Public Biblical Interpretation

    Using Our Outside Voice: Public Biblical Interpretation

    Greg Carey (Author)

    In Using Our Outside Voice, Greg Carey contends that responsible public biblical interpretation requires the ability to enter a conversation about the Bible, understand the various arguments in play, and offer informed opinions that others can understand. This role demands not only basic knowledge but also identifiable skills, habits, and dispositions. This book is ideal for students in biblical studies and those who teach, preach, and interpret the Bible.

    $29.00

    Available May 5, 2020

  • Doing Theology with Humility Generosity and Wonder: A Christian Theology of Pluralism

    Doing Theology with Humility Generosity and Wonder: A Christian Theology of Pluralism

    Damayanthi Niles (Author)

    This book looks at how Christians can think about their own theology in a manner that will allow them to not only be more open to interfaith dialogue but see that conversation as essential to who we are.

    $34.00

    Available May 5, 2020

  • With Courage and Compassion: Women and the Ecumenical Movement

    With Courage and Compassion: Women and the Ecumenical Movement

    Aruna Gnanadason (Author)

    With Courage and Compassion celebrates the contributions of women to nations, societies, churches, and the ecumenical movement. While recounting the progressive stance the World Council of Churches has taken in recognizing the leadership and theological gifts of women, this book is honest about the many forms of exclusion and even violence against women in societies in the church and the ecumenical movement that persist. It calls for a transformation of unjust attitudes and systems.

    $29.00

    Available May 5, 2020

  • Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, Second Edition

    Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, Second Edition

    Robert H. Albers (Editor), William H. Meller (Editor), Steven D. Thurber (Editor)

    In Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, Second Edition, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a faith perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry. Readers will learn how science and a faith tradition can not only co-exist but work in tandem to alleviate the pain of the afflicted and affected.

    $35.00

  • Jubilees: A Commentary in Two Volumes

    Jubilees: A Commentary in Two Volumes

    James C. VanderKam (Author)

    Jubilees—so called because of its concern with marking forty-nine-year periods (or "jubilees") in Israel's history—is an ancient rewriting of Genesis and the first part of...

    $89.00

  • Philippians

    Philippians

    Paul A. Holloway (Author), Adela Yarbro Collins (Editor)

    Paul’s letter to the Philippians offers treasures to the reader—and historical and theological puzzles as well. Paul A. Holloway treats the letter as a literary...

    $49.00

  • Culture, Religion and Homemaking in and Beyond South Asia

    Culture, Religion and Homemaking in and Beyond South Asia

    James Ponniah (Author)

    Culture, Religion, and Homemaking in and Beyond South Asia explores how the idea of the home is repurposed or re-envisioned in relation to experiences of modernity, urbanization, conflict, migration and displacement. Ponniah examines the various contestations surrounding the categories of "home" and "religion," including interfaith families, urban spaces, and sacred places.

    $34.00

    Available June 2, 2020

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