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Release date: 
December 3, 2019

In Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, Second Edition, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a faith perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry. Readers will learn how science and a faith tradition can not only co-exist but work in tandem to alleviate the pain of the afflicted and affected.

Release date: 
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.

Release date: 
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.

Release date: 
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.

Release date: 
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)
Release date: 
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.

Release date: 
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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