â™ Book Title : Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2009-09-20
âśżPages : 355
â™ ISBN : 0830875859
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťJesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes Book Synopsis : Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this book will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this book will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus.

â™ Book Title : Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth Bailey
â™›Publisher : SPCK
♣Release Date : 2011-09-22
âśżPages : 560
â™ ISBN : 9780281067756
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťPaul Through Mediterranean Eyes Book Synopsis : 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.

📒Finding The Lost ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : Finding the Lost
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1992-01-01
âśżPages : 232
â™ ISBN : STANFORD:36105021995449
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťFinding the Lost Book Synopsis : Explores the four parables in Luke 15. Shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.

â™ Book Title : Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
✍Author : E. Randolph Richards
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2012-08-28
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 0830863478
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes Book Synopsis : Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the Year, Non-Fiction What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty—that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry. Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself." Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

â™ Book Title : Poet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
♣Release Date : 1983-05-09
âśżPages : 447
â™ ISBN : 0802819478
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťPoet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes Book Synopsis : Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke

📒Through Peasant Eyes ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : Through Peasant Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
♣Release Date : 1980-01-01
âśżPages : 187
â™ ISBN : 0802835287
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The Cross The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : The Cross the Prodigal
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2005-06-03
âśżPages : 151
â™ ISBN : 0830832815
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Cross the Prodigal Book Synopsis : Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

â™ Book Title : Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
✍Author : Kenneth Bailey
â™›Publisher : SPCK
♣Release Date : 2011-09-22
âśżPages : 560
â™ ISBN : 9780281067756
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťPaul Through Mediterranean Eyes Book Synopsis : 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.

📒Stories With Intent ✍ Klyne Snodgrass

â™ Book Title : Stories with Intent
✍Author : Klyne Snodgrass
â™›Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
♣Release Date : 2008-01-11
âśżPages : 846
â™ ISBN : 9780802842411
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťStories with Intent Book Synopsis : Stories with Intent offers pastors and students an accessible and comprehensive guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the context in which these stories were told, the purpose they had in Jesus' message, and the ways they have been interpreted by the church and modern scholarship. While holding a consciously evangelical approach, Snodgrass deals throughout with a broad spectrum of opinions and interpretations. He begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation. Offering both a new, more functional classification system for Jesus' parables and guidelines for interpreting them, he provides an overview of other parables -- often neglected in the discussion -- from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. The remaining chapters group the longer and more important parables of Jesus thematically and give a comprehensive treatment of each, including background and significance for today.

📒The Good Shepherd ✍ Kenneth Bailey

â™ Book Title : The Good Shepherd
✍Author : Kenneth Bailey
â™›Publisher : SPCK
♣Release Date : 2015-02-19
âśżPages : 288
â™ ISBN : 9780281073511
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Good Shepherd Book Synopsis : 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 this image from David, reshaping it, developing it and applying it to their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith. With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features. His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mindset of these ancient worlds. The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological and artistic delights.

â™ Book Title : Jesus Through Pagan Eyes
✍Author : Matthew Fox
â™›Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
♣Release Date : 2012-06-08
âśżPages : 408
â™ ISBN : 9780738731650
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Jesus Through Pagan Eyes Book Synopsis : For Pagans and Christians alike, Jesus Through Pagan Eyes offers a provocative portrait ofJesus—as a compassionate, life-affirming, nature-inspired spiritual teacher, freed from the limiting ideology of the Church. Rev. Mark Townsend sets the stage by exploring the historical evidence of who Jesus was as a human being before delving into the realm of metaphor and mythology, the notion of Christ, and the Church's conception of Jesus as Christ. The heart of this unique book lies in the thoughtful and deeply moving collection of stories, essays, and interviews about Jesus from today's most respected Pagan, Wiccan, and Druidic leaders. Contributors such as Maxine Sanders, Christopher Penczak, Janet Farrar, Diana Paxson, Philip Carr-Gomm, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, John Michael Greer, Selena Fox, and Raven Grimassi explore the historical figure of Jesus in relation to Witchcraft, the tarot, goddess worship, and shamanism—while illustrating how this god of the Christian church blesses and inspires those who embrace non-traditional spiritual paths. Whether you envision Jesus as an ascended master, a human teacher, or a mythic god-man, this remarkable book will introduce you to a Jesus who fits fully into the Pagan imagination. Praise: "Townsend uses Jesus to initiate dialogue, and he does so in way that is accepting and inclusive of many understandings and interpretations of Jesus, his purpose, and his relevance (or irrelevance) in the religious practices of contemporary Pagans." —Huffington Post "This work admirably promotes understanding between belief systems that have a sometimes uneasy relationship."—Publishers Weekly

📒The Cross The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : The Cross the Prodigal
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2005-06-03
âśżPages : 151
â™ ISBN : 0830832815
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Cross the Prodigal Book Synopsis : Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

â™ Book Title : Jesus the Middle Eastern Storyteller
✍Author : Gary M. Burge
â™›Publisher : Zondervan
♣Release Date : 2009-08-30
âśżPages : 112
â™ ISBN : 9780310866404
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Jesus the Middle Eastern Storyteller Book Synopsis : Storytellers made history, and Jesus was the greatest of them all. But how can modern readers know what he actually meant in such iconic parables as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan? Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller combines the readability of a popular novel and the authority of scholarship to uncover the hidden meaning of references too often misinterpreted or left shrouded in mystery. The first volume in the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series drives to the heart of readers’ desire to know the culture behind the Scriptures. Colorful maps, photos, and illustrations enhance the context of the times that shaped Jesus’ vivid communication of core truths. This expert guide is an invaluable resource for study groups, teachers, leaders, and inquiring Christians who want to dig deeper and enrich their spiritual life.

â™ Book Title : Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
✍Author : Lois Tverberg
â™›Publisher : Harper Collins
♣Release Date : 2012-03-06
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 9780310412205
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus Book Synopsis : In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

📒Rediscovering Jesus ✍ David B. Capes

â™ Book Title : Rediscovering Jesus
✍Author : David B. Capes
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2015-08-08
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 9780830824724
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Jacob The Prodigal ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : Jacob the Prodigal
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2011-07-27
âśżPages : 233
â™ ISBN : 9780830868858
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťJacob the Prodigal Book Synopsis : Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well. In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes. In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus' particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.

📒The Challenge Of Jesus ✍ N. T. Wright

â™ Book Title : The Challenge of Jesus
✍Author : N. T. Wright
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2015-03-26
âśżPages : 204
â™ ISBN : 9780830899135
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Challenge of Jesus Book Synopsis : Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Now this most recent edition of Wright's classic work contains the same original content plus even more insight with an all-new introduction by the author. Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say." The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.

📒Our Father Abraham ✍ Marvin R. Wilson

â™ Book Title : Our Father Abraham
✍Author : Marvin R. Wilson
â™›Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
♣Release Date : 1989
âśżPages : 374
â™ ISBN : 0802804233
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťOur Father Abraham Book Synopsis : This volume delineates the link between Judaism and Christanity, between Old and the New Testaments, and calls Christians to reexamine their Hebrew roots so as to effect a more authentically biblical lifestyle.

â™ Book Title : Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
✍Author : Ann Spangler
â™›Publisher : Harper Collins
♣Release Date : 2009-05-26
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 9780310564324
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Book Synopsis : A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him.What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.

â™ Book Title : Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
✍Author : Joel B. Green
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2013-11-04
âśżPages : 1088
â™ ISBN : 9780830884384
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťDictionary of Jesus and the Gospels Book Synopsis : 1993 ECPA Gold Medallion (Reference Text) 1993 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award The 2014 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner (Bible Reference) 2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Gospels and Jesus) The second edition of the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels is a thoroughly reconstructed and revised version of the critically acclaimed 1992 first edition. Since that groundbreaking volume was published, a wave of Jesus and Gospel scholarship has crested and broken on the shores of a new century. Jesus has been proposed as sage, shaman, revolutionary, marginal Jew, Mediterranean peasant or a prophet of Israel's restoration. The non-canonical Gospels have been touted, examined and reassessed. There are revised understandings of historiography, orality, form criticism, empire and more. The second edition of the DJG amply weighs and assess the gains and shortcomings of this new scholarship. Here is a self-contained reference library of information and perspective essential to exploring Jesus and the Gospels. This volume bridges the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers, students and interested readers who want thorough treatments of key topics in an accessible and summary format. Articles cover each Gospel, major themes in the Gospels, key episodes in the life of Jesus, significant background topics, as well as issues and methods of interpretation. Among other benefits, it allows multiple opportunities for each of the Gospels to be weighed and heard in its own voice. Bibliographies are full and up to date, putting readers in touch with the best work in the field. All of this allows the articles to serve as launching pads for further research. When the first edition of the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels was published, it was immediately recognized as an innovative reference work. By taking a particular corpus of biblical books and exploring it with in-depth articles written by specialists in the field, it refashioned a staple reference genre. This dictionary model has now been applied to each segment of the biblical canon in successive volumes. Those who have enjoyed and benefitted from the wealth in the first edition will find the second edition an equally indispensable companion to study and research. Over ninety percent of the articles have been completely rewritten, and the rest thoroughly revised and updated. Here is the doorway into a reliable and comprehensive summary and appraisal of the last twenty years of Jesus scholarship. A new generation of scholars has opened the way to make this a Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels for the twenty-first century.

📒Open Hearts In Bethlehem ✍ Kenneth E. Bailey

â™ Book Title : Open Hearts in Bethlehem
✍Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
â™›Publisher : InterVarsity Press
♣Release Date : 2013-06-05
âśżPages : 80
â™ ISBN : 9780830837571
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťOpen Hearts in Bethlehem Book Synopsis : 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.