The Unique One

Author: Cecil Price
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ISBN: 9781940828022
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Who is Jesus Christ? Today, we encounter diverse and conflicting messages about the historical Jesus from a variety of religious and secular sources. Some hold to Christ, being the Son of God, as the greatest personality of history. Others consider Jesus as a great teacher, philosopher or prophet. And, a small segment views Jesus of Nazareth as a mere legend or figure of first-century folklore. The overwhelming source of the information we possess about Jesus originates from the Bible, and the New Testament in particular. Author and researcher Cecil Price provides inquiring readers an opportunity to personally examine what the Bible presents about Jesus with a distinct focus on the Gospel accounts of the New Testament. The words of Christ, along with the descriptions of many eyewitnesses, convey in expressive detail the exceptional life of this remarkable personality. What sets Jesus Christ apart from all others? In The Unique One, you will discover how: the Bible compares to other ancient documents Jesus Christ differs from the founders of other major religions both Old and New Testaments harmonize the identity of the Messiah major teachings of the Christian faith compare to other religions the words and works of Jesus can improve your life If you are open to investigating for yourself what the Gospels, and some other biblical accounts, reveal about Jesus Christ you will benefit from this book."

The Gospel According to John

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Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136190
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

CSB Disciple s Study Bible Brown Tan LeatherTouch

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 146275368X
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The Disciple’s Study Bible guides an individual’s journey in following Jesus, by featuring study notes focused on discipleship, as well as a reading plan, journaling space and additional articles that equip Christians to disciple others.

That He Might Be Revealed

Author: Rhonda G. Crutcher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149827983X
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Water is a core symbol in the Gospel of John and is particularly prevalent in passages that involve the revelation of Jesus's identity. Using Richard Bauckham's category of a "Christology of Divine Identity," That He Might Be Revealed explores the way the Fourth Evangelist plays on the memory of the major water events of Israel's history and mythology in order to incorporate Jesus into the divine identity. In the water stories of the OT, the distinctive identity and abilities of Yahweh are at stake. Yahweh's victory in these events forever fuses his identity to water imagery so that control of the waters becomes one of the major markers that characterizes and distinguishes him in Jewish thought. The water imagery in John is the author's attempt to tap into this rich accumulation of images and memories to identify Jesus as God himself incarnate.

Lord Jesus Christ

Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802831675
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This outstanding book provides an in-depth historical study of the place of Jesus in the religious life, beliefs, and worship of Christians from the beginnings of the Christian movement down to the late second century. Lord Jesus Christ is a monumental work on earliest Christian devotion to Jesus, sure to replace Wilhelm Bousset s Kyrios Christos (1913) as the standard work on the subject. Larry Hurtado, widely respected for his previous contributions to the study of the New Testament and Christian origins, offers the best view to date of how the first Christians saw and reverenced Jesus as divine. In assembling this compelling picture, Hurtado draws on a wide body of ancient sources, from Scripture and the writings of such figures as Ignatius of Antioch and Justin to apocryphal texts such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Truth. Hurtado considers such themes as early beliefs about Jesus divine status and significance, but he also explores telling devotional practices of the time, including prayer and worship, the use of Jesus name in exorcism, baptism and healing, ritual invocation of Jesus as Lord, martyrdom, and lesser-known phenomena such as prayer postures and the curious scribal practice known today as the nomina sacra. The revealing portrait that emerges from Hurtado s comprehensive study yields definitive answers to questions like these: How important was this formative period to later Christian tradition? When did the divinization of Jesus first occur? Was early Christianity influenced by neighboring religions? How did the idea of Jesus divinity change old views of God? And why did the powerful dynamics of early beliefs and practices encourage people to make the costly move of becoming a Christian? Boasting an unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage — the book speaks authoritatively on everything from early Christian history to themes in biblical studies to New Testament Christology — Hurtado s Lord Jesus Christ is at once significant enough that a wide range of scholars will want to read it and accessible enough that general readers interested at all in Christian origins will also profit greatly from it.

A Shorter Life of Christ

Author: Donald Guthrie
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310877288
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This is a concise but comprehensive survey of Christ's life. Chapters include: The Background to the Life of Jesus, Various approaches to the Life of Jesus, Literary Sources for the Life of Jesus, The Early Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ, The Galilean Ministry, The Closing Period, The Teaching of Jesus, The Miracles of Jesus, and Jesus Christ in Early Christian Thought. The outstanding value of this work rests in its easy-to-read style and its completely inclusive content. Also of importance is the analysis of the problems surrounding the historicity of Jesus the man. This is a helpful overview of the God-man for all students.

An Old Testament Theology

Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863325
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The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is “fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.” This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the “breaking in of the kingdom of God.” This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.

1 3 John

Author: John Paul Heil
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149820161X
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This book treats the three letters of John as a unified epistolary package. It proposes two new contributions to the study of 1-3 John. First, it presents new comprehensive chiastic structures for each of the three letters of John based on concrete linguistic evidence in the text. These chiastic structures serve as the guide for an audience-oriented exegesis of these letters. Secondly, it treats these letters from the point of view of their worship context and themes. Not only were 1-3 John intended to be performed orally as part of liturgical worship, but together these three letters exhort their audience to a distinctive ethical worship. In accord with the subtitle of this book, the three letters of John are concerned with giving their audience an experience of living eternally by the worship that consists of loving God and one another

The Gospel According to Mark

Author: Nick Cave
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857860976
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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave