Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | Luke

Author: Robert C. Tannehill

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687061326

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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In this volume, Robert C. Tannehill focuses on the significance of the Gospel of Luke in its final form for its original audience. Drawing on his own extensive previous work on Luke as a literary narrative as well as on recent studies of the ancient Mediterranean social world, Tannehill suggests that modern readers will find that certain features of Luke's Gospel only take on significance -- or deeper significance -- when matched with an appropriate historical and cultural context in the first century. - Back cover.
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Luke

Author: Robert C. Tannehill

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426750471

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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The Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series offers compact, critical commentaries on the writings of the New Testament. These commentaries are written with special attention to the needs and interests of theology students, but they will also be useful for students in upper-level college or university settings, as well as for pastors and other church leaders. In addition to providing basic information about the New Testament texts and insights into their meanings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful, critical exegesis. In this volume, Robert C. Tannehill focuses on the significance of the Gospel of Luke in its final form for its original audience. Drawing on his own extensive previous work on Luke as a literary narrative as well as on recent studies of the ancient Mediterranean social world, Tannehill suggests that modern readers will find that certain features of Luke’s Gospel only take on significance—or deeper significance—when matched with an appropriate historical and cultural context in the first century. “This commentary is designed to meet the needs of sophisticated nonspecialist students of the Bible. The evangelist’s literary genius, frequently displayed in multivalent diction and imagery, finds in Robert Tannehill a faithful and sensitive interpreter. Social-scientific criticism, use of cultural anthropology, and frequent correction of renderings in the New Revised Standard Version appear without undue intrusiveness. This is a work well done.” –Frederick W. Danker, Christ Seminary-Seminex/ Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | Acts

Author: Beverly Roberts Gaventa

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 068705821X

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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In a striking departure from customary readings of the Acts of the Apostles as the story of the growth of the church, Gaventa argues that Luke's second volume has to do with nothing less than the activity of God. From the beginning of the story at Jesus' Ascension and extending until well past the final report of Paul's activity in Rome, Luke narrates a relentlessly theological story, in which matters of institutional history or biography play only an incidental role. Gaventa pays careful attention to Luke's story of God, as well as to the numerous characters who set themselves in opposition to God's plan.
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | John

Author: Dwight Moody Smith

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687058120

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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In this volume, Smith views the Fourth Gospel within several contexts in order to illuminate its specific purposes and achievements. A growing consensus of recent scholarship (including Martyn, Raymond E. Brown, Meeks) seeks the roots of this Gospel and its traditions in the conflict between Jesus' followers and opponents within Judaism. In their struggles, Jesus' followers are encouraged and strengthened by his continuing presence in the Spirit, which articulates his meaning for new situations. Although distinctive, Johannine Christianity does not develop in complete isolation from the broader Christian Gospels. Out of a fascinating, if complex, setting develops the strikingly unique statement of Christian faith, practice, and doctrine found in the Gospel of John. The purpose of this commentary is to enable the reader to comprehend that statement in historical perspective in order to appreciate its meaning and significance.
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Methods for Luke

Author: Joel B. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052188912X

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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In Methods for Luke, four leading scholars demonstrate how different interpretive methods provide insight into the Gospel of Luke. Introducing contemporary perspectives on historical criticism, feminist criticism, narrative criticism, and Latino interpretation, they illustrate these approaches to New Testament study by examining either the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31 ) or Jesus' warning regarding the scribes and the story of the women with two small coins (Luke 20: 45-21:4). The use of two "set texts" enables readers to understand how method makes a difference in the reading of the same text.
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: John

Author: D. Moody Smith

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142675048X

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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In this volume, Smith views the Fourth Gospel within several contexts in order to illuminate its specific purposes and achievements. A growing consensus of recent scholarship (including Martyn, Raymond E. Brown, Meeks) seeks the roots of this Gospel and its traditions in the conflict between Jesus' followers and opponents within Judaism. In their struggles, Jesus' followers are encouraged and strengthened by his continuing presence in the Spirit, which articulates his meaning for new situations. Although distinctive, Johannine Christianity does not develop in complete isolation from the broader Christian Gospels. Out of a fascinating, if complex, setting develops the strikingly unique statement of Christian faith, practice, and doctrine found in the Gospel of John. The purpose of this commentary is to enable the reader to comprehend that statement in historical perspective in order to appreciate its meaning and significance.
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Luke

Author: Sharon H. Ringe

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664252595

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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The Gospel of Luke is arguably the most recognizable and beloved of the gospel writings. It contains familiar stories such as the birth of Christ, and the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son. The general familiarity with Luke, however, may impede a true sense of what this Gospel is about as a whole. Ringe offers readers a thorough introduction to and a critical reading of Luke.
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Revelation

Author: Leonard L. Thompson

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426750463

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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In this lucid exposition, an acclaimed interpreter shows that the book of Revelation is to be read as a unified work of religious poetry aimed at extricating Christians from Roman society, in which they were living quietly and peacefully. Thompson considers connections between John’s negative view of society and his social location as a wandering prophet, compares his visionary experience with that of other prophets and seers, especially in Judaism, notes similarities between the depictions of Christ and Satan in Revelation and portraits of heroes and demons in other writings of the time, and emphasizes that John’s vision of heaven and the future were intended to infuse everyday Christian life with confidence in the goodness and ultimate triumph of God. “Thompson’s commentary on Revelation is written in an engaging literary style and, by presenting perceptive comparisons and contrasts with both Greco-Roman and Jewish literature—canonical and non-canonical—he highlights the distinctive features of this book. He deals effectively with the rhetorical and even the epistemological dimensions, while offering an illuminating and convincing proposal for the structure and thematic development of Revelation. In short, it is a most revealing and insightful analysis of this challenging early Christian writing, as it shows how this book addresses perennial human questions about divine purpose and human destiny.” –-Howard Clark Kee
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Matthew

Author: Donald Senior

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426750501

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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The Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series provides compact, critical commentaries on the writings of the New Testament. These commentaries are written with special attention to the needs and interests of theological students, but they will also be useful for students in upper-level college or university settings, as well as for pastors and other religious leaders. In addition to providing basic information about the New Testament texts and insights into their meanings, these commentaries are intended to exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful, critical biblical exegesis. In this volume, Donald Senior unfolds the meaning of Matthew’s Gospel in its original context. The Gospel was written for an early Christian community caught in a moment of profound transition, striving to remain faithful to its Jewish heritage and facing a new and uncertain future in the Gentile world. Building on a lifetime of scholarship on this Gospel, Senior uses an array of methodologies to explore the literary, historical, and theological perspectives of Matthew in context. At the same time, he provides leads for the contemporary reader to note the interplay between Matthew’s Gospel and our own time and place. In the nexus between these two worlds of experiences, the message of the Gospel comes alive and takes on new meaning.
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Preaching the Gospels Without Blaming the Jews

A Lectionary Commentary

Author: Ronald James Allen,Clark M. Williamson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664227630

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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"In this commentary on the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary, Allen and Williamson call attention to ways in which the lections are continuous with the theology, values, and practices of Judaism and reflect critically on the caricatures in the readings. They explain the polemics in their first-century setting but criticize them historically and theologically. They also suggest ways that preachers can help their congregations move beyond these contentious themes to a greater sense of kinship and shared mission with Judaism."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts

A Literary Interpretation, Volume 2: The Acts of the Apostles

Author: Robert C. Tannehill

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780800625580

Category: Bible

Page: 398

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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries | Deuteronomy

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687084717

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Shows the significance of the Book of Deuteronomy to the shape and substance of Israel's faith in the Old Testament
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Mark

Author: C. Clifton Black

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687058414

Category: Religion

Page: 406

View: 8803

A gospel written to help us experience what we will never fully understand.
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Acts

Author: Mikeal C. Parsons

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801031885

Category: Religion

Page: 438

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This commentary on Acts gleans fresh theological insight into this book by attending carefully to the cultural and educational context from which it emerges.
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Acts of the Apostles

Author: Ronald J. Allen

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451426445

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Acts of the Apostles helps the preacher identify possibilities for sermons based on texts and themes in the book of Acts. While offering a basic exegetical framework for interpreting passages in Acts in their historical, literary, rhetorical, and theological contexts, this volume also suggests ways in which the preacher can relate passages and motifs from Acts to the congregation and world today. It also is useful in classes that seek to link text and sermon, and for congregational Bible study. Throughout his commentary, Ron Allen examines the relationship of Acts to the Gospel of Luke, discussing parallel passages between the two volumes and observing how themes in the Gospel carry forward into Acts. He notes how particular passages contribute to developing themes and to how the awareness of such a theme can contribute to the preacher's work with a particular passage. An appendix will posit several sermon series that the preacher could develop on the book of Acts, making the book especially useful to ministers who do not follow the lectionary.
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The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary

Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, Revelation

Author: J. Paul Sampley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781426735868

Category: Religion

Page: 1117

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The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary offers critically sound biblical interpretations. Guided by scholars, pastors and laity representing diverse traditions and academic experience, this collection of commentary meets the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-To-Use Format A detailed, critical commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the biblical text Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues An ecumenical roster of contributors Comprehensive, concise articles Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use
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Matthew (Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament)

Author: Charles H. Talbert

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 144121237X

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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In this fresh commentary, the fourth of eighteen volumes in the Paideia series, a leading New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in Matthew. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by • Attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs • Showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits • Commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book • Focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text • Making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format
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Acts

A Theological Commentary on the Bible

Author: Willie James Jennings

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 161164805X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution—life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. According to Jennings, Acts is like Genesis, revealing a God who is moving over the land, "putting into place a holy repetition that speaks of the willingness of God to invade our every day and our every moment." He reminds us that Acts took place in a time of Empire, when the people were caught between diaspora Israel and the Empire of Rome. The spirit of God intervened, offering new life to both. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world.
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Preaching Luke-acts

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827230859

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Page: N.A

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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | James

Author: Charles Freeman Sleeper

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687058163

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Sleeper's lucid exposition of James restores this often neglected work to its rightful place in the Christian canon. Carefully charting the verbal structures and argument of the letter, he demonstrates that it is a coherent piece of moral teaching intended to encourage the development of Christian character, not just a collection of disparate maxims. As he guides the reader through the letter's basic themes, Sleeper is attentive to its echoes in the Old Testament, hellenistic-Jewish wisdom literature, and sayings of Jesus (Q), as well as to its affinities with other Christian writings. Moreover, he shows that the author's understanding of God and of human nature provides a significant theological foundation for practical wisdom about the Christian moral life.
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