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Paula Gooder (Author)
Release date: 
November 1, 2016

There is a lurking Neo-Platonism in Christian thinking today. It assumes that there is a gaping hole between our inner and our outer selves and that the soul is to be seen as "good" while the body is "bad." 

Gooder here explores six key concepts, especially from the writings of Paul, before exploring their implications for how we think and speak about our spirituality today.

Paula Gooder (Author)
Release date: 
November 1, 2016

Journey to the Manger explores the New Testament's various accounts of the birth of Jesus and their implications for the powerful and the poor alike. Engaging seriously with biblical scholarship, she uncovers key similarities in the Gospel accounts and focuses on their shared understanding of these significant events.

Anders Runesson (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

Anders Runesson sets out to show, through careful study of Matthew's composition and comparison with contemporary Jewish literature, that the theme of divine judgment plays very different and distinct roles regarding diverse groups of Jews (including Jesus' disciples) and non-Jews in this Gospel. 

Gary Yamasaki (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

In this volume, Gary Yamasaki develops an innovative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking, and using that as a ...

E. P. Sanders (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

Few scholars have so shaped the contemporary debate on the relation of early Christianity to early Judaism as E. P. Sanders, and no one has produced a clearer or more distinctive vision of that relationship as it was expressed in the figure of Paul the apostle. 

Peter S. Perry (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

Peter S. Perry describes the rise of performance criticism and its application to biblical studies and theology. He discusses the new understanding of biblical texts, particularly Gospel writings, that performance criticism has proposed, and presents challenges for the future of performance criticism and its role in biblical interpretation generally.

Release date: 
September 1, 2016

This commentary on wisdom, worship, and poetry, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues.

Each chapter (Job through Song of Songs) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges.

Worship, Wisdom, and Poetry introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

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