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Release date: 
April 1, 2017

Here an international team of scholars draws out the implications of the newest scholarship on the nature of apocalypticism for the variety of New Testament writings. Each ...

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April 1, 2017

How should the Catholic church remember the sins of its saints? This question proves particularly urgent in the case of those saints who were canonized due to ...

Donna Schaper (Author)
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December 1, 2016

Veteran minister and social justice advocate Donna Schaper has become a fan of the pope, and she has written him a series of letters—love letters, of a sort. She agrees with him on the environment, climate change, love of animals, and concern for the poor. But she has a lovers’ quarrel with him on the issues of women’s ordination and LGBT rights. Her letters are intimate and ornery, affirming and challenging. Pastor Donna loves Pope Francis, and she calls us all to join him in loving the world.

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December 1, 2016

Foreign missionaries who served in China ran the gamut of Christians, with differing views of their religion and differing ideas of how to spread it. When all foreign missionaries were forced to leave China in 1949 many thought their effort had been in vain. Yet some scholars predict that soon China will be the country with the largest Christian population in the world. Kathleen L. Lodwick tells the story of Christianity in China. It’s essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the contemporary phenomena that is Christianity in China.

Paula Gooder (Author)
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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.

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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.

Eric E. Hall (Author)
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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.

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