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Stephen Finlan (Author)
Release date: 
May 1, 2016

Stephen Finlan surveys sacrifice and atonement and what they may reveal about patterns of injury, guilt, shame, and appeasement. Early chapters examine the language in both testaments of purity and the “scapegoat,” and of payment, obligation, reciprocity, and redemption. Later chapters review theories of the origins of atonement thinking in fear and traumatic childhood experience, in ambivalent attachment, and in “poisonous pedagogy.” The theories of Sandor Rado, Erik Erikson, and Alice Miller are examined, then Finlan draws conclusions about the moral appropriation or rejection of atonement metaphors. 

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

In this volume, E. P. Sanders presents five studies that re-examine the nature of Jewish law in the second Temple period. 

John J. Pilch (Author)
Release date: 
March 1, 2016

Often, readers and commentators read the Proverbs as “timeless” observations and recommendations regarding human nature, valid for all cultures and places. This blunts their cultural ...

Warren Carter (Author)
Release date: 
March 1, 2016

What are the Gospels and what does it mean to read them? Warren Carter leads the beginning student in an inductive exploration of the New Testament Gospels, asking about their genre, the view that they were written by eyewitnesses, the early church traditions about them, and how they employ Hellenistic biography. 

J. Paul Sampley (Author)
Release date: 
February 1, 2016

J. Paul Sampley explores how Paul instructed the followers who trekked behind him in "the upward call of God in Christ Jesus," (Phil. 3:14). 

Sarah Harding (Author)
Release date: 
February 1, 2016

Sarah Harding examines Paul’s anthropology from the perspective of eschatology, concluding that his view of humans depends on his belief that the cosmos evolves through distinct aeons in progress towards its telos

Release date: 
December 18, 2015

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.

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