Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes Book PDF

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 0830875859

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes Book Description :

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes Book PDF

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

  • Author : Kenneth Bailey
  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2011-09-22
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780281067756

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes Book Description :

The result of over thirty years of research and lecturing, Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes is a ground-breaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Bailey examines this canonical letter through the lenses of Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and the Mediterranean context of the Corinthian recipients. In a set of connected essays, he draws the reader's attention to the letter's rootedness in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, the intentional theological structure of Paul's epistolary organization and the Near Eastern cultural practices that inflect Paul's rhetorical performance. All of this is brought to bear in teasing out the nature of Paul's response to the critical situations facing the Corinthian community: racial, ethnic and theological divisions, sexual misconduct, intimate interaction with pagan practices and disputes about church practices.

Jesus of Arabia Book PDF

Jesus of Arabia

  • Author : Andrew Thompson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-01-26
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781538109458

Jesus of Arabia Book Description :

In Jesus of Arabia, the Reverend Canon Andrew Thompson introduces an unfamiliar Jesus—Jesus in the context of his home in the Middle East. Whether readers believe Jesus to be a prophet or the messiah, Thompson enhances our understanding of his work and character by looking at his social context as a man and Middle Easterner. Jesus’s teachings take on new meaning as Thompson explores themes including family in Arabia, gender roles in the region, food culture, and more. Jesus of Arabia looks at the bridges between Islam and Christianity through the figure of Jesus and how the two communities may reflect each other despite their differences. Thompson draws on his experience as a priest in the Anglican Church and his many years living in the Middle East to analyze the often conflicting roles and loyalties concerning family, culture, and God. A timely and incisive work, Jesus of Arabia invites us to consider contemporary views of the Middle East and how a figure like Jesus might be received today.

The Cross and the Prodigal Book PDF

The Cross and the Prodigal

  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-20
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780830868070

The Cross and the Prodigal Book Description :

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.

Jesus of Arabia Book PDF

Jesus of Arabia

  • Author : Andrew Thompson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre : RELIGION
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 1538109441

Jesus of Arabia Book Description :

Jesus of Arabia introduces Jesus within the context of his home in the Middle East, enriching our understanding of his teachings by deepening our knowledge of where he lived and worked. This is an indispensable book for appreciating both the story of Jesus historically and how it shapes both Christian and Islamic cultures today.

Open Hearts in Bethlehem Book PDF

Open Hearts in Bethlehem

  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-05
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780830837571

Open Hearts in Bethlehem Book Description :

Here is an exciting Christmas drama informed by Kenneth Bailey's career as a renowned biblical scholar and by his years of living in the Middle East. The drama (featuring 30 minutes without music or 50 minutes with music) is biblically accurate, heartwarming and perfectly suited for church performance.

My Grandma Loves This  Book PDF

My Grandma Loves This

  • Author : Elizabeth Cropper
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-03
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 5458831756

My Grandma Loves This Book Description :

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Jacob   the Prodigal Book PDF

Jacob the Prodigal

  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780830868858

Jacob the Prodigal Book Description :

Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.

The Good Shepherd Book PDF

The Good Shepherd

  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-02
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0281073503

The Good Shepherd Book Description :

This title brings new light and life to our understanding of one of the most beloved and central images of the Christian faith. The Lord is my shepherd. Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms - and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles and Jesus himself took up his image from David, reshaping it, developing it, and applying their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Easter shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of Christian faith.

Christ Centered Book PDF

Christ Centered

  • Author : Robert P. Menzies
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9781725267824

Christ Centered Book Description :

Pentecostals are often portrayed as emotional people who are driven largely by experience. In Christ-Centered, Menzies argues that this caricature misses the fact that Pentecostals are fundamentally “people of the book.” Although Pentecostals encourage spiritual experience, they do so with a constant eye to Scripture. The Bible, and particularly the book of Acts, fosters and shapes pentecostal experience. Additionally, Pentecostals are defined by their emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. At its heart, the pentecostal movement is not Spirit-centered, but rather Christ-centered. The work of the Spirit, as Pentecostals understand it, centers on exalting and bearing witness to the Lordship of Christ. Menzies develops these themes by examining the origins, biblical foundations, and missional orientation of the modern pentecostal movement. He concludes that, in spite of contradictory messages from some in fundamentalist pews and the pentecostal academy, Pentecostals are and have always been solidly evangelical. Book Trailer for Christ-Centered .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education Book PDF

The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education

  • Author : Davina Hui Leng Soh
  • Publisher : Langham Global Library
  • Release Date : 2016-12-14
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781783681211

The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education Book Description :

These are exciting times in theological education as old models are being reassessed and teachers and schools are looking for guidance on how best to do the job and how to profitably relate to students in the ministry of teaching. Increasingly, the motif of hospitality is being used to guide our thinking and practice, but it needs a careful assessment if it is to be of maximum use to theological education today. This book provides an integrated biblical, theological, and educational rationale to inform theological educators of the place of hospitality in enhancing their quest to create more effective learning environments for the holistic formation of students. Dr Davina Soh explores key elements of hospitality such as inclusion, presence, care, and reciprocity, which when combined, can deliver the best possible educational experience for theological students and transform an entire institution.

Luke  Teach the Text Commentary Series  Book PDF

Luke Teach the Text Commentary Series

  • Author : R. T. France
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781441241719

Luke Teach the Text Commentary Series Book Description :

The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East Book PDF

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East

  • Author : Paul S Rowe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9781317233794

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East Book Description :

The Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East gathers a diverse team of international scholars, each of whom provides unique expertise into the status and prospects of minority populations in the region. The dramatic events of the past decade, from the Arab Spring protests to the rise of the Islamic state, have brought the status of these populations onto centre stage. The overturn of various long-term autocratic governments in states such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, and the ongoing threat to government stability in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon have all contributed to a new assertion of majoritarian politics amid demands for democratization and regime change. In the midst of the dramatic changes and latent armed conflict, minority populations have been targeted, marginalized, and victimized. Calls for social and political change have led many to contemplate the ways in which citizenship and governance may be changed to accommodate minorities – or indeed if such change is possible. At a time when the survival of minority populations and the utility of the label minority has been challenged, this handbook answers the following set of research questions.What are the unique challenges of minority populations in the Middle East? How do minority populations integrate into their host societies, both as a function of their own internal choices, and as a response to majoritarian consensus on their status? Finally, given their inherent challenges, and the vast, sweeping changes that have taken place in the region over the past decade, what is the future of these minority populations? What impact have minority populations had on their societies, and to what extent will they remain prominent actors in their respective settings? This handbook presents leading-edge research on a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and other minority populations. By reclaiming the notion of minorities in Middle Eastern settings, we seek to highlight the agency of minority communiti

The Story of Beginnings Book PDF

The Story of Beginnings

  • Author : H. Mark Abbott
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-09-25
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9781610970150

The Story of Beginnings Book Description :

"In the Bible's introduction are embedded foundational perspectives on ""who God is"" and ""who humans are and what we should be doing"" that are developed throughout the book. Genesis 1-3 is the story of beginnings, depicting who the Creator-God is, what this God intended for the creation, especially for the human creation, how humans messed up, and at least a hint of what God is doing about this. Like Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and early church leaders, when we want to know what God intended, we listen to the Bible's introduction. The Story of Beginnings deals with such questions as ""What is the Image of God?"" ""Who were Adam and Eve?"" ""What does blessing the Sabbath mean?"" and ""How shall we understand 'the Fall' and its implications today?"""

Themelios  Volume 40  Issue 2 Book PDF

Themelios Volume 40 Issue 2

  • Author : D. A. Carson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781498298193

Themelios Volume 40 Issue 2 Book Description :

Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition ( and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Beyond the Tinsel Book PDF

Beyond the Tinsel

  • Author : Dan Schomer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781666705768

Beyond the Tinsel Book Description :

Recall the experience of gathering in a festively decorated church sanctuary with a lighted candle in your hand, the sanctuary aglow in candlelight, singing the beloved Christmas hymn, "Silent Night, Holy Night." These short stories, originally presented by the author during church candlelight services, are intended to elicit the thoughts and emotions that are unique to Christmas Eve. While the stories are the product of the author's imagination, the author strives to be faithful to the story of Jesus' birth and its meaning as found in Scripture. This book is designed to be used for personal enjoyment, devotional reading, presentation at a worship service, and group study.

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God  Book PDF

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God

  • Author : Andy Bannister
  • Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781789742305

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God Book Description :

Are Islam and Christianity essentially the same? Should we seek to overcome divisions by seeing Muslims and Christians as part of one family of Abrahamic faith? Andy Bannister shares his journey from the multicultural streets of inner-city London to being a Christian with a PhD in Qur'anic Studies. Along the way, he came to understand that far from being the same, Islam and Christianity are profoundly different. Get to the heart of what the world's two largest religions say about life's biggest questions-and discover the uniqueness of Christianity's answer to the question of who God really is.

The Disciple Book PDF

The Disciple

  • Author : Lucy Peppiatt
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781610979849

The Disciple Book Description :

In The Disciple, Lucy Peppiatt addresses the question of what it means to "become like Jesus" in the context of our everyday lives. Through the gifts of the Word and the Spirit, our communities, and our circumstances in life, God forms us into the likeness of his Son and leads us into a life of freedom, in relationship with the Father, where we experience what it means to become truly and fully human. The Disciple brings together theological depth, stories from Scripture, and examples from everyday life to paint a picture of the dynamic work of God in our lives and how we might respond to his work so that we are brought into the richness and reality of the life of the kingdom. Following Jesus means being apprenticed and schooled in the ways of freedom and the fullness of life. The Disciple combines theology and practice, including suggestions of how to respond in practical ways, as individuals, and in our communities, to the calling of God on our lives to "follow him."

Learning from a Legend Book PDF

Learning from a Legend

  • Author : Jared E. Alcantara
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-09-30
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9781498226097

Learning from a Legend Book Description :

In April 2015, America's last pulpit prince died. When Gardner C. Taylor (1918-2015), former senior pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, departed this life at the age of ninety-six, the United States lost one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, not enough preachers today know his name or why his preaching can enrich and bless the church today. Learning from a Legend: What Gardner C. Taylor Can Teach Us about Preaching provides Christian preachers with much-needed lessons, wisdom, and insights from Dr. Taylor, the dean of American preaching. It highlights six lessons that Dr. Taylor can teach preachers in the twenty-first century about pain, redemption, eloquence, apprenticeship, context, and holiness. Not only did Dr. Taylor teach and preach these lessons, he lived them. Those wanting to learn more about Dr. Taylor's preaching while also sharpening their own preaching ought to read this book.

The Rowman   Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East Book PDF

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

  • Author : Mitri Raheb
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 710
  • ISBN : 9781538124185

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East Book Description :

This work represents the current and most relevant content on the studies of how Christianity has fared in the ancient home of its founder and birth. Much has been written about Christianity and how it has survived since its migration out of its homeland but this comprehensive reference work reassesses the geographic and demographic impact of the dramatic changes in this perennially combustible world region. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East also spans the historical, socio-political and contemporary settings of the region and importantly describes the interactions that Christianity has had with other major/minor religions in the region.