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November 5, 2019

The book of Proverbs is more than the sum of its parts. Even if some proverbs could be older, the overall composition stems from the late Persian or early Hellenistic period. By introducing the scribal student to the foundations of sapiential knowledge and its critical reflection, the book of Proverbs comes close to the critical wisdom of Job and Qohelet. In addition to a detailed exegesis of the biblical text, this commentary presents new parallels from Egyptian wisdom literature.

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November 5, 2019

Judith is an ancient Jewish novella about a woman who saves Jerusalem by killing an invading general. Included in some early Christian versions of the Old Testament, its imagery and use of biblical motifs have played an important role in the Western tradition ever since. This commentary provides a detailed analysis of the text's composition and its meaning in its original historical context. It thoroughly surveys the history of Judith scholarship and the book's history of interpretation in paintings, sculpture, music, drama, and literature.

David R. Brubaker (Author) Everett Brubaker (Contributor) Carolyn Yoder (Contributor) Teresa J. Haase (Contributor)
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November 5, 2019

Over the past forty years, polarization has permeated nearly every level of American lives, including the most intimate spheres of faith and interpersonal relationships. In When the Center Does Not Hold, David R. Brubaker, with contributions by colleagues Everett Brubaker and Carolyn Yoder, offers relevant, practical mentorship on navigating polarized environments, equipping leaders to both manage themselves and effectively lead others in highly polarized and anxious systems. In this book, readers will find hope.

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November 5, 2019

Law and Theology offers the definitive account of the relationship between law and theology in the Christian tradition. Drawing on biblical texts and classic authors from the early church to the modern period, David W. Opderbeck, examines key legal questions and controversial case studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Opderbeck brings real-world cases to life, examining the ins and outs of the most important legal questions facing American civic and religious life.

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October 1, 2019

In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as an basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.

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October 1, 2019

In this searing and personal book, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza bridges the gap between academia and activism, bringing the wisdom of the streets to the work of scholarship, all for the sake of marginalized communities. This interdisciplinary work draws on continental philosophy, queer theology, and critical class theory in accessible and artful ways that explain the project of activist theology. It breaks new ground and summons all to radical acts of labor to build bridges with difference.

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October 1, 2019

Travel with bestselling author Brian McLaren as he follows his love of nature (specifically tortoises) all the way to the Galapagos Islands. Experience the beauty and fragility of this extraordinary place as McLaren reflects on how his faith has evolved and how the natural world awakens his soul.

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