A Marginal Jew

Author: John P. Meier

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300140185

Category: Religion

Page: 484

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In this definitive book on the real, historical Jesus, one of our foremost biblical scholars meticulously sifts the evidence of 2,000 years to portray neither a rural magician nor a figure of obvious power, but a marginal Jew.
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume IV

Author: John P. Meier

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300156027

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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John Meier's previous volumes in the acclaimed series A Marginal Jew are founded upon the notion that while solid historical information about Jesus is quite limited, people of different faiths can nevertheless arrive at a consensus on fundamental historical facts of his life. In this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the series, Meier approaches a fresh topic-the teachings of the historical Jesus concerning Mosaic Law and morality-with the same rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on display in his earlier works.
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume II

Author: John P. Meier

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300140339

Category: Religion

Page: 1118

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John Meier's previous volumes in the acclaimed series "A Marginal Jew" are founded upon the notion that while solid historical information about Jesus is quite limited, people of different faiths can nevertheless arrive at a consensus on fundamental historical facts of his life. In this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the series, Meier approaches a fresh topic--the teachings of the historical Jesus concerning Mosaic Law and morality--with the same rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on display in his earlier works. After correcting misconceptions about Mosaic Law in Jesus' time, this volume addresses the teachings of Jesus on major legal topics like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity rules, and the various love commandments in the Gospels. What emerges from Meier's research is a profile of a complicated first-century Palestinian Jew who, far from seeking to abolish the Law, was deeply engaged in debates about its observance. Only by embracing this portrait of the historical Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah do we avoid the common mistake of constructing Christian moral theology under the guise of studying "Jesus and the Law," the author concludes.
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume V

Author: John P. Meier

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300216479

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Since the late nineteenth century, New Testament scholars have operated on the belief that most, if not all, of the narrative parables in the Synoptic Gospels can be attributed to the historical Jesus. This book challenges that consensus and argues instead that only four parables—those of the Mustard Seed, the Evil Tenants, the Talents, and the Great Supper—can be attributed to the historical Jesus with fair certitude. In this eagerly anticipated fifth volume of A Marginal Jew, John Meier approaches this controversial subject with the same rigor and insight that garnered his earlier volumes praise from such publications as the New York Times and Christianity Today. This seminal volume pushes forward his masterful body of work in his ongoing quest for the historical Jesus.
Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus

Author: Bas Van Os

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567380432

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Since Albert Schweitzer's monumental work, nearly a century ago, psychology has been banned from Historical Jesus research. But both disciplines have advanced and it is time to review the contribution that psychology can make. Bas Van Os examines the problems which surround both the historical and the psychological study of Jesus, such as the fact that we can only work with the surviving traditions that some of his early followers left us. Following this, Van Os proposes a theoretical framework that combines sound psychological theories and critical biblical scholarship to explain how Jesus' life and religious experience impacted the beliefs of his friends and family after his death.
The Jesus You Really Didn’t Know

Author: Andy Angel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532644948

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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The problem with too much Christianity today is that we replace the person of Jesus with a doctrine of grace. Living in denial of Jesus' teaching on judgment and holiness, too many Christians take refuge from the sayings of Jesus in doctrines of forgiveness that they hope will bolster up their sense of self-worth before God. Andy Angel tackles this dysfunctional spirituality head-on, opening up the journey of learning and love into which the living Lord Jesus invites us all. Unpacking the Gospel of Matthew, he encourages us to rediscover the teaching ministry of Jesus in our own lives, and in doing so, to recover the riches and freshness of the gospel message and to rediscover the depths of love Jesus has for each one of us.

Orthodox Paradoxes

Orthodox Paradoxes

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004269552

Category: History

Page: 422

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This book focuses on “Orthodox paradoxes” created by the dynamic between tradition and innovation within the Russian Orthodox Church. Nineteen contributions from renowned specialists tackle societal and theological aspects and implications of these paradoxes.
Sacramental Charity, Creditor Christology, and the Economy of Salvation in Luke's Gospel

Author: Anthony Giambrone

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161548590

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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In this work, Anthony Giambrone investigates the appropriation and development of Jewish charity discourse in Luke's Gospel. In contrast to previous scholarship, neither the coherence of Lukan "wealth ethics" nor its contemporary actualization defines his study. Instead, the sacramental significance of almsgiving becomes the starting point for a more theologically oriented exegesis. The end result recognizes Luke's "Christological mutation" of the inherited tradition.The text is organized around three exegetical probes, each handling parabolic material: i.e. Luke 7:36-50, 10:25-37, and 16:1-31. The author advances an approach to these parables that highlights Christological allegory (metalepsis) as a Lukan narrative device. A break is thus implied with the dominant rationalist constructions of Luke's parabolic art and ethics. Also in contrast to a dominant trend, stress is laid upon Luke's Jewish rather than Greco-Roman context.
Portraits of Jesus

Author: Robert Imperato

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ISBN: 9780761872160

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Page: 101

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This is an introductory guide to the ways Jesus is depicted in the New Testament. Both college students and the general reader will find here a variety of New Testament understandings of Jesus that are rooted in critical reading of the four Gospels and Pauline letters. This new edition adds historical context to the portraits of Jesus as each document is somewhat shaped by historical factors. This work presumes neither religious faith nor lack of faith; its aim is to inform and to stimulate some fundamental questions as well as to give the readers portraits as synthetic balance to the vital work of analysis.
Escape From Evil's Darkness

Author: Robert J. Spitzer

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781642291605

Category: Religion

Page: 450

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In this second volume of the Called Out of Darkness trilogy, Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., draws together some of the best advice given by Catholic spiritual masters across the ages and brings it into harmony with modern scientific research, offering practical ways to live out the gospel in our busy days. It is a roadmap to a deeper relationship with the Lord and to authentic transformation through the imitation of Christ. Giving evidence that Jesus established just one Church, with Peter as its head, Spitzer shows that the Catholic Church—with its rich array of sacraments, teachings, prayer traditions, and lived examples of holiness—continues to be fertile ground for profound Christian conversion. But no true conversion is purely spiritual; it must bear fruit in our daily lives. Father Spitzer guides readers through the workings of moral transformation, with detailed sketches of all the cardinal and theological virtues, especially love. Using insights from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, as well as from modern psychology, Escape from Evil's Darkness concludes with an in-depth study of the sacrament of confession and the staggering power of God's loving mercy.
Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 10, Special Issue 1

Author: William C. Mattison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666730920

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Introduction: Trends in Post-Vatican II Scholarship on Scripture and Moral Theology William C. Mattison III On Pilgrimage with Abraham: How a Patriarch Leads Us in Formation in Faith Jana M. Bennett Joseph the Just and Matthew’s Matrix of Mercy: The Redefinition of Righteousness Jonathan T. Pennington “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!ˮ (Mt 3:1 and 4:17): Conversion in the Gospel and the Christian Life Anton ten Klooster “Those He Predestined He Also Calledˮ (Romans 8:30): Aquinas on the Liberating Grace of Conversion Daria Spezzano Almsgiving as an Integral Practice of Repentance for Christian Discipleship: The Gospel of Luke and Daniel 4:24 James W. Stroud A Defense of the Command/Counsel Distinction Based on Matthew 19 and 1 Corinthians 7 John Meinert Newness of Life and Grace Enabled Recovery from Addiction: Walking the Road to Recovery with Romans 7 Andrew Kim