Download Free The Revelation of the Messiah PDF by Caleb Friedeman Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2023-01-31 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a new model for understanding the christological relationship between Luke 1-2 and the rest of Luke-Acts.
Download Free Powerful Women in the Ancient World PDF by Kerstin Droa-Krupe Full Book and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume focuses on powerful women in the ancient world and not only taking an exceptionally broad temporal and geographical scope, but also combining contributions on the portrayal of powerful ancient women in cuneiform texts and classical sources. In doing so, it aims at bringing together both a "western" and "eastern" perspective on the remembrance of these exceptional women and likewise at making the Self-presentation of these women as well as their discursive/narrative treatment by (later, male) outsiders the centre of attention. Power is understood in its broadest sense - not only real political and formal power, but also more informal concepts of power, such as relations of dependence and superiority in private, in the religious or economic spheres, taking into account that the latter forms of power can nevertheless influence the exercise of formal power. Thus, both actual female rulers and women who pulled strings from behind the scenes - at least according to their presentation in the sources - are gathered here. The key questions the contributors to this volume ask are: What information does a close and critical reading of the available sources provide about their actual radius of action and their social and economic status? Were these women considered role models (and if so when and by whom)? What do these details tell us about different gender roles in the Classical and Mesopotamian worlds? How (and possibly why) where the attitudes towards women different? In particular, the contributions focus on Innana, Enheduana, and Shamhat from the Ancient Near East, Hatshepsut and Amanishakheto from Egypt, Bathsheba, female prophets, and women at the heart of the tribal system from the Biblical World, and Ada, Antigone, Cleopatra, Cornelia, Elpinice, Iulia maior, Julia Domna, Livia, Messalina, Olympias, Shirin, Valeria Melania, and Zenobia of Palmyra in classical and modern sources.
Download Free Choosing the Better Part? PDF by Barbara E. Reid Full Book and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is a commentary on the passages in the Gospel of Luke in which women figure as characters and in the sayings of Jesus. These include the women of vision and spirit in the Infancy Narratives, the Galilean women who encounter Jesus, and the women empowered to serve. The method makes use of historical-critical, narrative, and feminist-liberationist approaches. This commentary is intended as a resource for students of the New Testament, pastors, seminarians, preachers, retreat directors, and Bible study groups.
Download Free Anna PDF by S. J. West Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2014-03-22 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Disclaimer: This series is a continuation of my Watcher series of books. You need to have read the following series (in this order) to understand what is happening in this story: The Watchers Trilogy, The Watcher Chronicles, and Caylin's Story. Please be advised that this series will contain sexual situations of a mature nature. If I were to rate this series like a movie, I would rate it 'R'.In the second book of The Redemption Series, Levi uses Anna's love for those she cares about to further his own agenda. He forces her to do something for him that not even Lucifer was able to accomplish in a thousand years of scheming. While Anna attempts to work through her feelings for Lucifer, she becomes increasingly confused by his actions. One moment he seems to want to form a connection with her, and the next he does something which could tear them permanently apart. As Anna and Malcolm grow closer, he opens up even more to her about his past and his hopes for the future. Drawing strength from her love for Malcolm and her ever growing extended family, Anna meets the trials and tribulations presented to her as a new set of threats emerge and threaten to ruin the happiness she's found.
Download Free Children of a Compassionate God PDF by L. John Topel Full Book and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luke 1-6:16 forms the literary context for the Sermon on the Plain. This context grounds Jesus' teaching authority as the Son of God. The beatitudes and woes (6:20-26) establish a revolutionary vision of the authentic human life. The love commandment is grounded in two general ethical principles -- the Golden Rule (6:31) as a maxim of general altruism and the imitatio Dei (6:36) making human conduct respond to the deepest human desires intimated in the Rule. Consequently, Christian disciples are to avoid hostile judgment, as their master did (6:37-42); one can judge truly only by examining the fruits one produces (6:43-45). These commands, which carry human authenticity beyond its limits, are the only way to avoid total destruction (6:46-49).--From publisher's description.
Download Free My Enemy Is My Guest PDF by J. Massyngbaerde Ford Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a very readable and clear exposition of Luke's presentation of Jesus as an advocate of nonviolence. It rests on a profound knowledge of the political background in the first century and also of modern Lucan scholarship. One does not need to agree with all of the author's suggestions in order to accept her basic thesis that Luke's Jesus exemplifies his own Insistence on loving and forgiving one's enemies."I. Howard Marshall, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Aberdeen, Scotland"For Professor Josephine Massyngbaerde Ford, authoress of a learned and challenging commentary on Revelation, Luke is the preacher of 'philoechthrology,' highlighting far more than his predecessors Jesus's love of the enemy. She marshals impressive and interesting evidence from comparison with the other Synoptics, from contemporary Jewish texts, orthodox and sectarian, and from the general conditions of that turbulent period. The work is full of original valuable ideas, such as the relevance, for this Gospel's overriding purpose, of a sharp contrast between the Infancy narratives, reflecting traditional, revolutionary expectations, and the actual message of Jesus. Her analysis of the evangelist's redactional activity is circumspect, sensitive, and rich in new insights. Not the least by-product of her thesis is convincing, fresh Illustration of Luke's stature as a social, political, and historical thinker and as a subtle, accomplished writer--not to mention his humanity. This is an excellent, lively, and timely book." David Daube, University of California, Berkeley"Ford invitingly presents Luke's pacifist portrait of Jesus against a predominant militant background of Israel's messianic hopes. Her extensive citations from BCE-first-century Jewish literature and her scholarly study of Luke's Gospel make this a seminal contribution. Her work breaks new ground, pointing toward fresh emphases in both historical Jesus and Lucan redactional studies. In a special way, her book speaks to both biblical scholars and lay Christians ready to say 'no' to the mushroom cloud--in the name of Jesus the messianic king." Willard M. Swartley, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, Indiana"Placed, as I am, within sight of Bethlehem to the South and Jerusalem to the North, I look out upon a society where the stark choice is between killing enemies or loving them. Professor Ford's fascinating study of the Lucan Jesus provides a convincing motive for choosing the latter; nonviolence, forgiveness, and acceptance of our enemies into covenant community." Donald Nichol, former Rector of the Ecumenical Institute, Tantur
Download Free Let the Women Keep Silent in the Churches PDF by Diane Brooks Bundy Full Book and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2022-02-03 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries, the question of who and what women should or should not be doing in God's churches has been labeled down through the centuries as one of the great controversies, and it remains today to be a big conflict in 2019. The passages in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12 found in the New Testament have been used and abused wrongfully to satisfy and appease the opinions and theories of the male mind-set, to satisfy the perspectives of the overview of what some pastors and some men believe. God has set positive proof before us in the Old Testament and Jesus and the Apostle Paul in the New Testament about a woman's place in the church, in ministry, and in leadership. This is an argument that should have been put to rest centuries past. To persist in asking this question is to doubt God and to deny His Word, for God and His Word are one. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God." The Greek word for inspiration is theospneustos, which literally means "God-breathed." Every word of the Bible is God-breathed, directly from God's own mouth; therefore, it is infallible. According to some pastors and men of today, this is absolutely unheard of, and the actions displayed by men is that even though God is God, God had no right to put women in these positions with power or authority. What about the women that labored with Paul? How do we account for all those women? How do we explain the women who fought for God on the front line and were fellow laborers with God in the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament as well as Paul? Nowhere in the entire Bible is there a hint of evidence that God, Jesus, or the Apostle Paul ever indicated that women were not to be in leadership roles or in ministry. Read the book, search the scriptures, and find out for yourselves.
Download Free Luke-Acts and Jewish Historiography PDF by Samson Uytanlet Full Book and published by Mohr Siebeck. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Samson Uytanlet states his observation that there is an unnecessary disjunction between Luke's theology and literature in previous studies on Luke-Acts: Luke's theology is typically studied in light of Jewish writings while Luke's literature is studied in relation with Greco-Roman works. The author shows that there are theological, literary, and ideological elements that ancient Greco-Roman and Jewish writings share which are also present in Luke's work. In areas where they diverge, however, Luke-Acts shows closer affinity to Jewish writings.
Download Free The Ministry of Women in the New Testament PDF by Dorothy A. Lee Full Book and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2021-02-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Respected scholar Dorothy Lee considers evidence from the New Testament and early church to show that women's ministry is confirmed by the biblical witness. Her comprehensive examination explores the roles women played in the Gospels and the Pauline corpus, with a particular focus on passages that have been used in the past to limit women's ministry. She argues that women in the New Testament were not only valued as disciples but also given leadership roles, which has implications for the contemporary church.
Download Free Where You Go, I Shall PDF by Jane J. Parkerton Full Book and published by Cowley Publications. This book was released on 2005-10-25 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where You Go, I Shall is a book that was born of experience and need. The authors, two of whom are widows and the third an Episcopal priest, were participants in a monthly support group for widows and discovered that many of the Bible's remarkable women—Mary, Ruth, Naomi, Abigail, Anna, Tamar, Judith, and some who are unnamed—are widows. In this book, they tell and reflect upon the biblical stories, offering background for greater understanding, and the two authors who are themselves widows also reflect upon aspects of their own widowhood that relate to the biblical story. The result is a book that will provide understanding and comfort not only for widows but for all who love, care for, and minister to individuals who have been widowed.
Download Free Living Hope for the End of Days PDF by John S. Barnett Full Book and published by John Barnett. This book was released on 2010-08-09 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Adult Quarterly | Teacher Manual Winter Quarter 2020 (Dec-Feb) PDF by Church Of God In Christ Publishing House Full Book and published by Church Of God In Christ Publishing House. This book was released on 2020-12-01 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Student quarterly offers the student a comprehensive guide of the Sunday School lessons. The structured approach to the lessons helps the student understand the Biblical principles outlined in each week's lesson. The Manual features: A 13-week series of lessons Life application for each lesson A weekly challenge Thought-provoking discussion starters
Download Free Aging, Spirituality, and Religion PDF by Melvin Kimble Full Book and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2002-12-01 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume II picks up where Volume I left off--with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.
Download Free Women in the Story of Jesus PDF by Marion Ann Taylor Full Book and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2016-11-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume gathers the writings of thirty-one nineteenth-century women on the stories of women in the Gospels—Mary and Martha, Anna, the Samaritan woman at the well, Herodias and Salome, Mary Magdalene, and more. Retrieving and analyzing rarely read works by Christina Rossetti, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Wordsworth, and many others, Women in the Story of Jesus illuminates the biblical text, recovers a neglected chapter of reception history, and helps us understand and apply Scripture in our present context.
Download Free Forgotten Women of the Holy Bible PDF by Gerald Crispin Full Book and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2019-08-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible has been written by sixty-six male prophets, kings, pharaohs, and New Testament authors. The Bible has been written by men, for men, and about men""like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Jesus, and His Apostles. Consequently, the Bible is rather male-oriented, and one can see this in Apostle Paul who says women must not teach, "to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God" (Titus 2:5 NIV). Forgotten Women of the Holy Bible illuminates several outstanding women in Holy Scripture. The author's timeless effort reveals meticulous research and fresh insights into thirty-six important women who have been disregarded, minimized, and even forgotten in Holy Scripture. Some of these remarkable women are Priscilla, Tabitha, Phoebe, Joana, Lydia, Prophetess Miriam, Judge Deborah, Queen Esther, Prophetess Anna, and a female apostle named Junia""who was in prison with Paul. This treasure of chronicles on special women also includes Mother Mary, her sister, wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene who stood at the cross with Jesus, while the apostles were in hiding. After the crucifixion, Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" bring spices to anoint the body of Jesus. When the tomb is found empty, these two women run to tell the apostles, and the Risen Lord suddenly appears to "them" on the road! The entire event is recorded in Matthew 28:1""10 NIV where the Risen Lord appears to at least two women, perhaps more than two: "Suddenly Jesus met them. 'Greetings,' he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.'" This Holy Scripture is one of many found in the Bible which have been ignored, disregarded, or totally lost to memory. This Bible Study would benefit Christian pastors, teachers, lay students, men, and women alike.
Download Free The Gospel of Luke PDF by Joel B. Green Full Book and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1997-10-02 with total page 1036 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This highly original commentary, part of the New International Commentary, is unique for the way it combines concerns with first-century culture in the Roman world with understanding the text of Luke as a wholistic, historical narrative.
Download Free Believer's Bible Commentary PDF by William MacDonald Full Book and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2016-08-16 with total page 2592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Make Bible study a part of your daily life with the thorough yet easy-to-read commentary that turns complicated theology into practical understanding. The second edition of Believer's Bible Commentary is a one-volume guide that helps the average reader develop basic knowledge of the Bible. This commentary, written by the late William MacDonald, explores the deeper meanings of every biblical book and tackles controversial issues from a theologically conservative standpoint while also presenting alternative views. Serving as a friendly introduction to Bible study, Believer's Bible Commentary gives clarity and context to scripture in easy-to-understand language. Features: Introductions, notes, and bibliographies for each book of the Bible A balanced approach to linguistic studies and useful application Comments on the text are augmented by practical applications of spiritual truths and by a study of typology, where appropriate Colorful maps of the Holy Land and other useful study helps Can be used with any Bible translation but is best used with the New King James version