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Academic Bible

  • Miracle in Isaiah: Divine Marvel and Prophetic World

    Miracle in Isaiah: Divine Marvel and Prophetic World

    John Goldingay (Author)

    Isaiah is a miracle. Divine wonder can be found in its testimonies to God's communication with people, in reminders of God's acts long ago, in reports of God's acts of rescue of his people, in God's promised acts of restoration in the future, and in God's extraordinary acts toward other peoples. The extraordinary binds the prophecy together.

    $24.00

    Available March 15, 2022

  • Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age

    Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age

    Michael Edwards (Author), John Marson Dunaway (Translator), Alister E. McGrath (Foreword by)

    In Untimely Christianity, acclaimed poet and literary scholar Michael Edwards calls for a countercultural Christianity that recovers the Bible's radical otherness and renews our attention to its message. Rich in theology, philosophy, poetry, biblical interpretation, and cultural criticism, the book calls readers to encounter the Bible anew.

    $28.00

    Available February 22, 2022

  • The Way of Abundance: Economic Justice in Scripture and Society

    The Way of Abundance: Economic Justice in Scripture and Society

    Edith Rasell (Author)

    In The Way of Abundance, economist and minister Edith Rasell examines the Old and New Testament teachings on economic justice through the evolution of ancient economic orders and systems. While scriptural instructions address economies in the past, Rasell identifies consistent, recurring principles to construct a vision for a just economy today.

    $34.00

    Available May 10, 2022

  • Judges 1: A Commentary on Judges 1:1 – 10:5

    Judges 1: A Commentary on Judges 1:1 – 10:5

    Mark S. Smith (Author), Elizabeth M. Bloch-Smith (Author)

    This groundbreaking volume presents a new translation and detailed interpretation of the book of Judges, drawing on archaeology and iconography, textual versions, biblical parallels, and extrabiblical texts, as well as a thorough review of modern scholarship. Full literary and redactional analyses are included. Notably, archaeology is used to show how a story of the Iron II period employed visible ruins to narrate supposedly early events from the so-called "period of the Judges."

    $85.00

  • Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Thirtieth Anniversary Expanded Edition

    Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Thirtieth Anniversary Expanded Edition

    Cain Hope Felder (Editor)

    A hallmark of American Black religion is its distinctive use of the Bible in creating community, resisting oppression, and fomenting social change. Stony the Road We Trod accomplishes this--and much more. This expanded edition contains a new introduction and three new essays that underscore the historic importance of this book for a new generation.

    $32.00

  • Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts

    Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts

    Marcus Jerkins (Author)

    Black-skinned people were and are included in the family of God, demonstrating that all colors in the family of God have dignity. This view bolsters a Christian anti-racist agenda. This work attempts to undermine Christian racism that has deemed Black skin inherently problematic, showing that the destruction of racism is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus.

    $28.00

  • Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers

    Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers

    Archie T. Wright (Author), Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Foreword by)

    Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, Satan and the Problem of Evil explores Satan's transformation from heavenly functionary to chief antagonist during the Second Temple and Early Church Periods and offers a definitive treatment of Satan's relationship to perennial questions of the problem of evil.

    $45.00

    Available February 15, 2022

  • Deuteronomy for the Church: Who We Are, What God Requires

    Deuteronomy for the Church: Who We Are, What God Requires

    M. Eugene Boring (Author)

    Deuteronomy's core theology expressed in the Shema forms the structure of the book: What does it mean to "hear"? Who is "all Israel"? How does the identity of the one Lord shape ethics? The competence to be God's people, to know God, and to do God's will comes only through hearing the transforming Word of God in Scripture.

    $36.00

    Available June 21, 2022

  • Luke's Jesus: Between Incarnation and Crucifixion

    Luke's Jesus: Between Incarnation and Crucifixion

    Joseph Blenkinsopp (Author)

    In Luke's Jesus, Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a chronological reading of the Jesus of Luke's Gospel, beginning with Jesus's close relations with John the Baptist, turning upon Jesus's decision to leave Galilee and travel to Jerusalem, and extending to the narrative of Jesus's crucifixion, death, resurrection, and ascension. Blenkinsopp's study of Jesus focuses upon Jesus's humanity, his interaction with others, and his teaching on poverty and wealth. Blenkinsopp provides a fresh rendering of Luke's powerful and fascinating story, one that reveals a vivid portrait of Jesus.

    $22.00

  • An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    Johnson Thomaskutty (Editor), R.S. Sugirtharajah (Foreword by), Nijay K. Gupta (Preface by)

    As the Asian context is the cradle of many of the world's religions, the New Testament writings should be interpreted and reinterpreted by accepting their pluriform religious and ideological aspects. Moreover, the existence of multiple Christian denominations demands a doctrinally and conceptually balanced interpretation of the Scriptures. This book will demonstrate inclusive biblical claims within multireligious and multidenominational contexts.

    $39.00

    Available February 15, 2022

  • The Myth of Christian Supremacy: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals

    The Myth of Christian Supremacy: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals

    Burton L. Mack (Author)

    The Myth of Christian Supremacy is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions. Mack shows that Christianity has been an ever-changing mythological engine of social formation, from Roman times to its distinct American expression today.

    $22.00

  • Paul on Identity: Theology as Politics

    Paul on Identity: Theology as Politics

    Troels Engberg-Pedersen (Author)

    One of the most important and controversial questions in biblical studies is how Paul's view of the fundamental Christ identity relates to other possible identities in the Greco-Roman world--like being a Jew or a non-Jew, a man or a woman, a master or a slave. Paul on Identity explores these issues and, in particular, how Paul's view informs his writing. Engberg-Pedersen keeps an eye on what we may or may not accept from Paul and concludes by showing Paul's direct relevance to identity politics.

    $27.00

  • The Liberation of Method: The Ethics of Emancipatory Biblical Interpretation

    The Liberation of Method: The Ethics of Emancipatory Biblical Interpretation

    David Janzen (Author)

    The field of biblical studies has championed the historical-critical method as the only way to guarantee objective interpretation. But in recent decades, scholars have pursued hermeneutical approaches that provide interpretations useful for marginalized communities who see the Bible as a resource in their struggles against oppression. Such liberative strategies remain on the margins. The Liberation of Method argues that this marginality must end, and that liberative methods should become central to biblical studies.

    $39.00

  • The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

    The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

    Florian Klug (Author), Marcus Pound (Foreword by)

    The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God offers a theological account of the contingency of language and perception and of how acknowledging that contingency transforms the question of the development of doctrine. Klug argues that statements of faith cannot overcome contingency. Instead, the Catholic notion of receptive tradition is an attempt to cope rationally with the fragility of perception and language in humanity's orientation toward God.

    $34.00

  • Texts of Terror (40th Anniversary Edition): Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

    Texts of Terror (40th Anniversary Edition): Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

    Phyllis Trible (Author), Gale A. Yee (Foreword by)

    In this seminal work of biblical scholarship, Phyllis Trible focuses on four variations on the theme of terror in the Bible as she reinterprets the stories of four women in ancient Israel. Trible shows how these neglected stories--interpreted in memoriam--challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

    $22.00

    Available April 5, 2022

  • The Promise of Not-Knowing: A New New Testament Reading

    The Promise of Not-Knowing: A New New Testament Reading

    David E. Fredrickson (Author)

    In The Promise of Not-Knowing, David Fredrickson challenges readers and interpreters of the New Testament to engage the text not simply for its usefulness or practicality, but rather to explore the text with a sense of mystery, expecting and hoping to have one's world shaken by the otherness that haunts the familiar.

  • Scapegoats: The Gospel through the Eyes of Victims

    Scapegoats: The Gospel through the Eyes of Victims

    Jennifer Garcia Bashaw (Author)

    Christians today tend to read the New Testament as victors, not as victims. The Gospels then become one story about individual salvation rather than distinct representations of Jesus's revolutionary work on behalf of victims. Scapegoats revisits the Gospels through the lens of the scapegoats' stories where the kingdom of God is revealed.

    $34.00

    Available May 24, 2022

  • Textual Rivalries: Jesus, Midrash, and Kabbalah

    Textual Rivalries: Jesus, Midrash, and Kabbalah

    Gilad Elbom (Author)

    In Textual Rivalries Gilad Elbom offers a theology of textuality. By following the prompts provided by medieval kabbalistic exegesis, he argues that the universe is forged of words, God is a linguistic presence, and biblical interpretation is a semiotic practice, one endowed with a self-perpetuating power to repair an imperfect world.

    $39.00

  • Luke 3: Commentary on 19:28-24:53

    Luke 3: Commentary on 19:28-24:53

    François Bovon (Author), Helmut Koester (Editor), James E Crouch (Translator)

    François Bovon's magisterial commentary on the Gospel of Luke is justly renowned for its combination of judicious historical and literary treatment of the Evangelist's...

    $79.00

  • How Isaiah Became an Author: Prophecy, Authority, and Attribution

    How Isaiah Became an Author: Prophecy, Authority, and Attribution

    David Davage (Author)

    In How Isaiah Became an Author, David Davage places the "book" of Isaiah in the context of ancient conceptions of authorship and traces the complex process by which paratextual information in the prophecy--which originally portrayed the prophet as a link in a chain of transmission--was reimagined into a statement about the book's origins.

    $46.00

    Available August 30, 2022

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