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Release date: 
November 1, 2016

Belief in the doctrine of Original Sin is firmly held by many Christians, but it turns out that it’s not necessarily biblical. Further, argues Danielle Shroyer, it’s bad for people and bad for the church. In Original Blessing, Shroyer shows not only how we got it wrong, but how we can put sin back in its rightful place: in a broader context of redemption and the blessing of humanity’s creation in the image of God.

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.

Eric E. Hall (Author)
Release date: 
November 1, 2016

In this latest installment of the Homebrewed Christianity series, Eric E. Hall approaches the question of God from various perspectives. The classical conception of God is like the famously stoic-yet-lethal Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid. Competing versions of God include Your Hippie Aunt, St. Joan of Arc, and even the muscle-headed goons from Jersey Shore. At the end of this romp through history and pop culture, Hall argues that the God you need may be the very God you rejected years ago.

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.

Tim Dowley (Author)
Release date: 
November 1, 2016

Consciously written for students at any level, the volume is perfect for independent students, as well as those in structured courses.

John Kaltner (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

This revised and expanded edition of a trusted text offers updated information about Islam in an accessible and sympathetic presentation. Kaltner presents Islam as first and foremost a religion of practices. Showing the deep humanism of Islam and its most cherished commitments, Kaltner corrects many misconceptions about Islam.

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 ...

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