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Release date: 
May 1, 2016

What was Martin Luther King Jr. really like? In this groundbreaking volume, Lewis V. Baldwin answers this question by focusing on the man himself. Drawing on the testimonies of friends, family, and closest associates, this volume adds much-needed biographical background to the discussion, as Baldwin looks beyond all of the mythic, messianic, and iconic images to treat King in terms of his fundamental and vivid humanness.

John T. Noble (Author)
Release date: 
May 1, 2016

Hagar and Ishmael are portrayed in ambivalent ways: dispossessed, yet protected; abandoned, yet given promises that rival those of the covenant with Abraham. John T. Noble argues that conventional characterizations of the Priestly writers' theology have failed to take into account the significance of these two "non-chosen" figures. Noble carefully examines their roles and depictions in Genesis and concludes that Ishmael is a key figure whose ambiguous status requires a rethinking of the goals and values of the Priestly work. 

Ben C. Blackwell (Editor) John K. Goodrich (Editor) Jason Maston (Editor)
Release date: 
May 1, 2016

Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination brings together eminent Pauline scholars from diverse perspectives, along with experts of Second Temple Judaism, Hellenistic philosophy, patristics, and modern theology, to explore the contours of the current debate. Contributors discuss what apocalypticism, and an "apocalyptic Paul," have meant at different times; examine different aspects of Paul's thought and practice; and show how different implicit understandings of apocalypticism shape different contemporary presentations of the apostle’s significance.

Jared Ortiz (Author)
Release date: 
April 1, 2016

Challenging the common notion that Augustine’s Confessions lacks literary unity, “You Made Us for Yourself” approaches the Confessions in light of what Augustine himself would have considered most fundamental: creation, understood in a broad sense. Creation, for Augustine, is an epiphany, a light which reveals who God and man are. It is, Ortiz argues, the light within which Augustine wrote the Confessions and can account for the often despaired of meaning, structure, and unity of the Confessions

Paul Hyoshin Kim (Author) Daniel L. Migliore (Author of the Foreword)
Release date: 
April 1, 2016

Many people look to the 1970s and 1980s to find the cause of the rapid growth of Christianity in Korea. But to understand the real story behind the growth of the Korean church, we need to rediscover the story of the American missionary enterprises of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There, we will learn how the story of the “American Christ” came to Korea and gradually became a part of the Korean people’s story. After the missions, he is no longer the American Christ, but Jesus of Korea.

Matthew Baker (Editor) Mark Mourachian (Editor)
Release date: 
April 1, 2016

What Is the Bible? reopens a consideration of the doctrine of Scripture for contemporary theology, rooted in the tradition of the church Fathers (Greek, Latin, and Oriental)—an endeavor inspired by the theological vision of the twentieth century’s foremost Orthodox Christian theologian, Fr. Georges Florovsky. 

Daniel Eppley (Author)
Release date: 
March 1, 2016

This study elucidates the hermeneutic of Richard Hooker, a formative figure of Anglicanism, to recommend it as a resource for promoting dialogue. 

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