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The Cosmic Covenant by Robert Murray

Title The Cosmic Covenant
Author Robert Murray
Publisher Gorgias PressLlc
Release Date 2007
Category Religion
Total Pages 233
ISBN 1593337477
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Murray's study of the covenant theme begins with a chronological survey of the concept, beginning at the creation itself. He traces this theme through the Bible, noting its key components of justice and peace. The concept is a shared one between Judaism and Christianity, and Murray suggests that it continues to have ecological as well as spiritual relevance to the world today.

The Triumph Of Grace by Daniel I. Block

Title The Triumph of Grace
Author Daniel I. Block
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2017-11-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 530
ISBN 9781498292658
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Apostle Paul’s negative statements about the law have deafened the ears of many to the grace that Moses proclaims in Deuteronomy. Most Christians have a dim view of this book, which they consider to be primarily a book of laws. However, when we read or hear it read orally without prejudice, we discover that rather than casting Moses as a legislator, he appears as Israel’s first pastor, whose congregation has gathered before him to hear him preach his final sermons. Accordingly, Deuteronomy represents prophetic preaching at its finest, as Moses seeks to inspire the people of God to a life of faith and godliness in response to God’s repeated demonstrations of grace. Deuteronomy is a dead book for many, because we have not recognized this gospel; we have heard only law. The essays in this collection arise from a larger project driven by a passion to recover for Christians the life-giving message of the Hebrew Scriptures in general, and to open their ears to God’s amazing grace in Deuteronomy in particular. The wide-ranging “meditations” in this volume do not all focus equally on the topic of God’s grace, but this theme undergirds them all.

Creation Covenant Scheme And Justification By Faith by Mary Sylvia Chinyere Nwachukwu

Title Creation covenant Scheme and Justification by Faith
Author Mary Sylvia Chinyere Nwachukwu
Publisher Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Release Date 2002
Category Religion
Total Pages 372
ISBN 8876529411
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The source of the doctrine of justification is a much-debated topic within Pauline studies. The present author sees this source in Paul's Old Testament background, asserting that the creation-covenant scheme in the Pentateuch provides the apostle with his theological foundation in the letter to the Romans.

Title Biodiversity and Ecology as Interdisciplinary Challenge
Author Denis Edwards
Publisher ATF Press
Release Date 2004
Category Nature
Total Pages 160
ISBN 192069126X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the impact of the loss of biodiversity and ecotheology with local and overseas contributors including Celia Deanne-Drummond

Don T Stop At The Lights by Claire Foster

Title Don t Stop at the Lights
Author Claire Foster
Publisher Church House Publishing
Release Date 2008
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0715141384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many churches are taking action to reduce their carbon footprints, but recycling and changing light bulbs are only the first steps. This handbook helps clergy and church leaders reduce their church's ecological footprint through every season of the Christian year, with ideas for how to include environmental themes in services and sermons.

Old Testament Ethics For The People Of God by Christopher J. H. Wright

Title Old Testament Ethics for the People of God
Author Christopher J. H. Wright
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2013-02-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 520
ISBN 9780830864942
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nothing confuses Christian ethics quite like the Old Testament. Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws. Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic. Neither option, argues Chris Wright, gives the Old Testament its due. In this innovative approach to Old Testament ethics--fully revised, updated and expanded since its first appearance in 1983 as Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in North America) and including material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord--Wright examines a theological, social and economic framework for Old Testament ethics. Then he explores a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues: economics, the land and the poor; politics and a world of nations; law and justice; society and culture; and the way of the individual. This fresh, illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testaments.

One Of A Kind by Adam Sparks

Title One of a Kind
Author Adam Sparks
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2010-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781630876548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fundamental requirement in an inclusivist understanding of the relationship between Christianity and other religions is evidence of God's salvific activity outside any knowledge of Christ. This is commonly identified in the religion of Old Testament Israel. On this basis an analogy (the "Israel analogy") is drawn between the religion of the old covenant and contemporary non-Christian religions. Closely related is the parallel argument that as Christ has fulfilled the Old covenant, he can also be seen as the fulfillment of other religious traditions and their scriptures. This study outlines the use of the Israel analogy and the fulfillment model, subjecting these concepts to a biblical and theological critique revealing that the exegetical and patristic data are misconstrued in support of these concepts. Furthermore, the Israel analogy and the fulfillment model undermine the sui generis relationship between the old and new covenants and fail to respect the organic, progressive nature of salvation history. They also misconstrue the old covenant and the nature of its fulfillment in the new covenant. The Israel analogy and fulfillment model rely on a correspondence between the chronologically premessianic (Israel) and the epistemologically premessianic (other religions), and therefore consider the "BC condition" to continue today. In so doing, they undermine the significance of the Christ-event by failing to appreciate the decisive effect of this event on history and the nature of existence. It marks a radical turn in salvation history, a crisis point, rendering the BC period complete and fulfilled. Therefore the concept of a continuing "premessianic" condition or state is seriously flawed, as are the Israel analogy and fulfillment model. Thus the inclusivist paradigm reliant in large part on these defective concepts is also problematic, and proponents of this paradigm need to reconsider its basis.

Title Cosmic Prayer and Guided Transformation
Author Robert Govaerts
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2012-08-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781630875909
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents a realistic and thoroughly spiritual outlook upon the entire created reality. It lets us envisage that various created entities are participant in a relationship with God that becomes increasingly one of an intimate personal quality; that is, a relationship of love. It thus invites discernment that the universal reality is valuable in its own right and not only as a good for the use of humanity. Drawing mainly upon Scripture, ancient writers (especially Maximus the Confessor), as well as contemporary natural sciences, this book encourages the reader to perceive human salvation not as a lifting of humanity out of creation, but as a transformation into God's presence in the midst of the wider created order. It shows that Christian faith at its best does not exclude the wider creation but provides us with insight and hope for a harmonious being-in-God that is inclusive of creation. It shows that Christian faith can be a resource that helps overcome the ecological crisis.

Mission Shaped By Promise by Jukka A. Kääriäinen

Title Mission Shaped by Promise
Author Jukka A. Kääriäinen
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2012-10-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9781621896623
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Utilizing resources from Martin Luther and the Lutheran tradition, this study offers an understanding of the gospel as promise as key to addressing the challenge of relating the missio Dei to a generous, constructive approach toward the religious other. In its construction of a Lutheran missiology, it retrieves and reappropriates four resources from the Lutheran tradition: the gospel as promise, the law/gospel distinction, a theology of grace as promise of mercy fulfilled, and a theology of the cross utilizing the hiddenness of God. The law of God as accusing yet webbing humanity to its Creator; the gospel as the comforting promise of mercy; and the hiddenness of God as mystifying form the overarching framework within which the Lutheran missiology presented here seeks to engage the religious other by dialectically relating gospel proclamation and dialogue. Such a view of "mission shaped by promise" offers the paradox of God being both revealed and hidden in the cross as a distinctive contribution to an interreligious dialogue centered on the ambiguity and hiddenness of God.

Letter And Spirit by Scott Hahn

Title Letter and Spirit
Author Scott Hahn
Publisher Image
Release Date 2005-11-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780385516921
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper continues his thoughtful exploration of the complex relationship between the Bible and the Catholic liturgy in a revelatory work that will appeal to all readers. Scott Hahn has inspired millions of readers with his perceptive and unique view of Catholic theology and worship, becoming one of the most looked-to contemporary authorities in these areas. In Letter and Spirit, Hahn extends the message he began in The Lamb’s Supper, offering far-reaching and profound insights into what the Bible teaches us about living the spiritual life. For both Christians and Jews, the texts of the Bible are not simply records of historical events. They are intended, through public recitations in churches and synagogues, to bring listeners and readers into the sweeping story of redemption as it unfolds in the Bible. Focusing on the Catholic Mass, Hahn describes how God’s Word is meant to open our eyes to the life-giving power of the sacraments, and how the liturgy brings about the “actualization” of the saving truths of Scripture. Letter and Spirit is a stunningly original contribution to the field of biblical studies and will help Hahn’s many loyal and enthusiastic readers understand the relationship between the Bible and the Mass in a deeper way.

The Mother Of The Lord by Margaret Barker

Title The Mother of the Lord
Author Margaret Barker
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2012-09-27
Category Religion
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780567489906
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.

The Ethos Of The Cosmos by William P. Brown

Title The Ethos of the Cosmos
Author William P. Brown
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1999
Category Religion
Total Pages 458
ISBN 0802845398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This groundbreaking work investigates how the various pictures of creation found in Scripture helped shape the ancient faith community's moral character. Bringing together the fields of biblical studies and ethics, William Brown demonstrates how certain creation traditions of the Old and New Testaments were developed from the community's moral imagination for the purpose of forming and preserving both Israel's and the early church's identity in the world.

Title Beyond God the Father
Author Mary Daly
Publisher Beacon Press
Release Date 2015-12-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780807015223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Certainly one of the most promising theological statements of our time.' --The Christian Century 'Not for the timid, this brilliant book calls for nothing short of the overthrow of patriarchy itself.' --The Village Voice From the Trade Paperback edition.

Living With Other Beings by Anders Melin

Title Living with Other Beings
Author Anders Melin
Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date 2013
Category Religion
Total Pages 175
ISBN 9783643904201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Concern for rare species has been an important part of environmental activism since the first environmental movement began in the 19th century. Now, the protection of rare species is a part of the political goal to preserve biodiversity. This book discusses ethical issues connected with the protection of rare species from a virtue-ethical perspective. It explores the following two questions: What constitutes a good human life together with other species? How can this be realized? The book takes account of both Aristotelian and Christian virtue ethics. (Series: Studies in Religion and the Environment / Studien zur Religion und Umwelt - Vol. 9)

Title The Journal of Jewish Studies
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Jews
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105008998820
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Toward A Christian Vedanta by Wayne Teasdale

Title Toward a Christian Vedanta
Author Wayne Teasdale
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category Christianity
Total Pages 192
ISBN UVA:X001775600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covenant Making by Charles J. Conniry Jr.

Title Covenant Making
Author Charles J. Conniry Jr.
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2014-05-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781630872694
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection explores the central theological notion of covenant. It has been produced in honor of Dr. R. Larry Shelton, respected scholar and beloved husband, father, colleague, and friend. Covenant--the unifying theme of this book--is a subject to which Dr. Shelton devoted considerable attention over his forty-five-year career as a scholar and teacher. His 2006 book, Cross and Covenant: Interpreting the Atonement for 21st Century Mission, stands as one of the most incisive treatments of the atonement from a covenantal perspective. The contributors of this volume consist of Shelton's current colleagues at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, those with whom he served in other institutions, and friends and former students whose vision of covenant Shelton inspired. These writers demonstrate that whether one considers such diverse subject matter as atonement theory, the church's mission, the discernment of (prophetic) spirits, non-western ontologies, soteriology, biblical interpretation, sanctification, theodicy, family life, or theology proper, one's understanding is deficient without giving due consideration to the role of covenant relationality.

Title The God of Covenant and Creation
Author Larry S. Chapp
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-05-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780567595270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new exciting attempt to reconcile theology and science in a contemporara "theology of nature".

Title The Seventh Day Sabbath and Its Redemptive Function in God s Everlasting Covenant of Grace
Author A. M. Simataa
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2012-05-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 227
ISBN 9781477105504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This special and remarkablebook, The Seventh-day Sabbath and its Redemptive Function in Gods Everlasting Covenant of Grace by A.M. Simataa addresses topical issues in the Bible quite pertinent to the 21st Century Christianity. The author takes a defensive approach of the gospel and brings to the surface some of the least understood teachings of the Bible. Although written from a Seventh-day Adventists perspective, people of differing religious background and persuasions will fi nd this book very instructive. If you have been looking for a book that pains takingly discusses the Gospel seriously and biblically this is the book you have been searching for. Some of the topics featured in the book include: The Truth about the Bible Sabbath The Judgment of the Living Heavenly New Jerusalem; The Marriage Supper of the Lamband the Rapture The Remnant Church in the Parables Mr A.M. Simataa teaches at a High School in Windhoek, Namibia. He likes sharing the Gospel with others and spends some of his spare time witnessing to others. The central role of the Seventh-day Sabbath in the Redemption of our race is the least understood topic in the Bible today. Most believers have even dismissed its relevance to todays Christianity. However, the truth is that the Sabbath is at the heart of Christs work to save human beings in accordance with Gods plan. The Sabbath is so central to the work of atonement that Christ is referred to in the Bible as the Lord of the Sabbath. The issue of the Sabbath will become pertinent as we near the End, and every human being will be required to take a stand in the confl ict involving the Sabbath question. This book will plant your feet on a solid foundation.

Am I My Brother S Keeper by Mark W. Scarlata

Title Am I My Brother s Keeper
Author Mark W. Scarlata
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2013-05-14
Category Religion
Total Pages 170
ISBN 9781621896616
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a wide-ranging meditation on the Cain and Abel narrative, Mark Scarlata draws out theological motifs relevant to Christian discipleship in a modern Western context. Taking his cue from Augustine's City of God, Scarlata brings to light what it means for a Christian to be a citizen of the heavenly city in this midst of a twenty-first-century globalized society. He argues that Christians can no longer think of discipleship merely as a personal, individual undertaking, but must recognize their role and responsibility as citizens in a global community. Each chapter raises questions like: How do we offer our best in worship when we live in a world driven by consumerism? How can we love others through our participation in the global economy? Are our lifestyles treating the environment in a way that is pleasing to God? And, how do we authentically connect to each other in a digital age of social media and mobile technology? These and other issues are addressed in relation to scenes from the Cain and Abel story. Each discussion highlights ancient Jewish and Christian interpretation as well as how a particular topic is understood within the broader context of the Old and New Testaments. Scarlata then offers ways that Christians might respond to the cultural shifts experienced by this generation and encourages readers to rethink what it means to be a citizen of God's kingdom with a local and global awareness in every aspect of life.