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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.

Richard Beck (Author)
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November 5, 2019

In Trains, Jesus, and Murder, Beck explores the theology of Johnny Cash by investigating a dozen of Cash's songs. In reflecting on Cash's lyrics, and the passion with which he sang them, we gain a deeper understanding of the enduring faith of the Man in Black.

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November 5, 2019

Timothy J. Wengert explores the genesis of Lutheran biblical interpretation by tracing the early work and methods of Martin Luther and other Wittenberg exegetes. Their new approach led them to view Scripture in terms they called "law and gospel," to read and translate the Greek and Hebrew text, and to focus on a theology of the cross and justification by faith. Wengert then demonstrates how these approaches can used in preaching and teaching today.

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November 5, 2019

This volume identifies and address key topics in the discourse on world Christianity and migration. A combination of senior and emerging scholars and researchers of migration from all regions of the world contribute chapters on the central issue, including the feminization of international migration, the theology of migration, south-south migration networks, the connections between world Christianity, migration, and civic responsibility; and the complicated relationship between migration, identity and citizenship.

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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.

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

As changes in demographics, participation, and leadership continue to roil faith communities in the Western world, questions about the historic roots of church communities have become all the more important. Rooted and Renewing explores everyday realities in the earliest church communities in order to help Christians discover how to be church in today’s world. Aimed at church members and leaders alike, the book includes as study guide for with questions for reflection and discussion.

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