The NIV Theological Dictionary of New Testament Words

Author: Verlyn D. Verbrugge
Publisher: Paternoster
ISBN: 9781842270769
Category: Bible
Page: 1552
View: 7276
This is an abridgment of the standard New Testament Greek theological dictionary written for those with only a limited knowledge of biblical Greek.

The Gospel of Mark

A Commentary on the Greek Text
Author: R. T. France
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780853645764
Category: Bible
Page: 719
View: 9020
This commentary series is established on the presupposition that the theological character of the New Testament documents calls for exegesis that is sensitive to theological themes as well as to the details of the historical, linguistic, and textual context. Such thorough exegetical work lies at the heart of these volumes, which contain detailed verse-by-verse commentary preceded by general comments on each section and subsection of the text. An important aim of the NIGTC authors is to interact with the wealth of significant New Testament research published in recent articles and monographs. In this connection the authors make their own scholarly contributions to the ongoing study of the biblical text.

A History of Christian Theology, Second Edition

An Introduction
Author: William C. Placher,Derek R. Nelson
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664239358
Category: Religion
Page: 328
View: 9890
A modern classic, A History of Christian Theology offers a concise yet complete chronicle of the whole of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the liberation and postliberal theologies of recent years. This updated thirtieth anniversary includes expanded treatments of theological developments at the end of the twentieth century, and preliminary trajectories for theology in the twenty-first century. It also includes updated bibliographies and revised chapters on important innovations in biblical studies, and their impact on theology. This updated and revised edition will continue to aid the work of both students and faculty for years to come. William C. to be congratulated for having done what many would have considered impossible. In slightly more than 300 pages he has chronicled the whole history of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the various modes of liberation theology in the late 20th century. Moreover, he has touched almost all of the important bases and has dealt with significant figures, issues, movements in an incisive and illuminating manner. This intellectual history, a story of people and their ideas, is a delight to read. I predict it will be widely used not only in college and seminaries, but also in lay institutes and study groups. -- John D. Godsey in The Christian Century

Devotions from the Epistle of Romans

Author: Frederick M. Thompson
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602663750
Category: Religion
Page: 280
View: 9741
In this insightful book, Dr. Frederick M. Thompson examines the Epistle of Romans in bite size pieces. Each devotional writing is a practical, relevant, and faith nurturing exposition of Paul's theological masterpiece called Romans. Great care was taken to properly interpret Paul's thoughts. A historical, cultural and contextual analysis was accomplished for each writing in order to be faithful to the author's intended meaning. With the author's intended meaning in mind, Dr. Thompson provides practical insight and applicability so that the message of Romans can come alive in a transformational way for the contemporary church. This work will warm your heart, strengthen your faith, and challenge your ability to think theologically. Dr. Frederick M. Thompson is a pastor, teacher and author. His ministry passion is leadership development and the growth and development of each believer so that their full potential is realized. He is the pastor and founder of Word of Life Christian Center in Springfield Township, New Jersey and the president of Manna from Heaven Ministries. Dr. Thompson is the author of Identifying and Developing Leaders: A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Perspective. He has earned degrees at Charleston Southern University, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary), and United Theological Seminary. Dr. Thompson and his lovely wife Roseclair, and two sons, Rasheed and Cedric, reside in Westampton, New Jersey.

Meditations on the Holy Scriptures of Orthodoxy

Author: John P. Nasou
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466961724
Category: Religion
Page: 174
View: 4287
Following his retirement after twenty-five years of medical practice, he proceeded to writing the Sunday bulletins of the cathedral and essays on a variety of topics of interest to his fellow Orthodox parishioners. He was urged by the protopresbyter Steven Zorzos, the current dean of the cathedral, to publish his writings as books. This is the first in which he provides examples of how he has experienced and interpreted his reading of the Holy Scriptures. He provides examples of what is available within them that are frequently overlooked by many readers. Furthermore, the English translations of the Bible are filled with many errors, which can only be clarified by finding the most appropriate English words, among the many available, for translating the true meaning of some Greeks words in the original New Testament and the Septuagint. Many examples of this phenomenon are provided in this volume.

Using and Enjoying Biblical Greek

Reading the New Testament with Fluency and Devotion
Author: Rodney A. Whitacre
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493404369
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 6649
Many who study biblical Greek despair of being able to use it routinely, but veteran instructor Rodney Whitacre says there is hope! By learning to read Greek slowly, students can become fluent one passage at a time and grasp the New Testament in its original language. Whitacre explains how to practice meditation on Scripture (lectio divina) in Greek, presenting a workable way to make Greek useful in life and ministry. Ideal for classroom use and for group or individual study, this book helps students advance their knowledge of Greek and equips them to read the original texts with fluency and depth.

English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek

Author: Samuel Lamerson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310255345
Category: Religion
Page: 110
View: 5974
This book is for students of biblical Greek whose trouble understanding English grammar hampers their ability to learn Greek.

New Perspectives on the Nativity

Author: Jeremy Corley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567613798
Category: Religion
Page: 232
View: 8587
The infancy narratives represent some of the most beautiful and intriguing passages in the Gospels. The stories they relate are also arguably the most well-known in the Christian tradition, from the child in the manger to the Magi paying homage to the infant Jesus. However there have been relatively few attempts to consider the stories of the Nativity from modern academic perspectives, examining them from feminist perspectives, poltical standpoints, in cinematic representations as well as more standard but up-to-date academic approaches. New Perspectives on the Nativity attempts to redress this providing a fresh insights on these crucial Christian texts from a cast of distinguished contributors. At the outset, Henry Wansbrough surveys scholarship on the infancy narratives since Raymond Brown's landmark study, The Birth of the Messiah (2nd edition, 1993). Thereafter, four chapters deal with Luke's infancy story. Ian Boxall demonstrates how the narrative offers subtle foreshadowings of the passion and resurrection. Barbara Reid surveys Luke's portrayal of three female prophets (Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna), who prepare for the later presentation of Jesus as a prophet. Leonard Maluf suggests a new understanding of Zechariah's canticle (the Benedictus), by situating it firmly in its Jewish background. Finally, Nicholas King indicates how the "inn" of the nativity prefigures the later journey of the gospel message. The next four contributions are concerned with Matthew's narrative. Warren Carter shows how the conflict between the infant Jesus and the ruling powers is repeated more dramatically in the life and death of the adult Christ. Benedict Viviano proposes that the three stages in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus belong within a grand scheme of seven ages of salvation history. Bernard Robinson investigates Matthew's nativity story within the context of biblical and Greco-Roman history-writing. Christopher Fuller highlights the carnivalesque approach to the Magi story in Pasolini's classic film, The Gospel According to St Matthew. Three final essays focus on the religious value of the infancy stories. Ann Loades reflects on late-20th-century poems dealing with the nativity. John Kaltner explores the references to Jesus' birth found in Islamic tradition. Finally, Thomas O'Loughlin argues that contemporary preoccupations with historical investigation can blind us to the mystery presented in the nativity stories.

Commentary on the New Testament

Author: Robert H. Gundry
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441237089
Category: Religion
Page: 1100
View: 8032
Verse-by-verse explanations with a literal translation Shouldn't a Bible commentary clarify what God's Word actually says? Going beyond questions of authorship, date, sources, and historicity, respected linguist and teacher Gundry offers a one-volume exposition of the New Testament that focuses on what is most useful for preaching, teaching, and individual study--what the biblical text really means. Providing interpretive observations in a "breezy" style that's easy to read and adaptable for oral use in pulpit or classroom presentations, Gundry directs his book to an evangelical audience. His crisp translation of the New Testament inserts various phrasings of passages in brackets, allowing for smooth transition from original text to alternative and contemporary readings. SAMPLE TEXT OF TRANSLATION JOHN'S PREDICTING A MORE POWERFUL BAPTIZER THAN HE (Mark 1:1-8) 1:1-3: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, God's Son, according as it's written in Isaiah the prophet, "Behold, I'm sending my messenger before your face [= ahead of you], who'll pave your way [= the road you'll travel], [the messenger who is] the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.'" Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small-group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry's non-technical explanations and clarifications. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations of the NT Scriptures. A trustworthy guide for anybody wanting to delve deeper into God's Word. SAMPLE TEXT OF COMMENTS "Gospel" means "good news." Jews would associate this good news with Isaiah 52:7. Non-Jews would think of the good news of an emperor's accession to power, birthday, visit to a city, military victory, or bringing of prosperity to the empire. But Mark's good news has to do with the salvation and victory brought by Jesus over evil in all its demonic and physical forms. "The gospel of Jesus Christ" therefore means "the gospel about Jesus Christ" and refers to a proclaimed message ("the voice of one crying out"), not a book (though because books like Mark's contain that proclaimed message, the term came to refer to those books in the capitalized form of "Gospels" to distinguish them from the message, kept uncapitalized as "gospel").

The One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional

365 Days of Intimate Communication with God
Author: Chris Tiegreen
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1496400259
Category: Religion
Page: 384
View: 4645
This year, learn to listen for the voice of the One who loves you most. We know for sure that God speaks to His people. Throughout the pages of Scripture, He guides, instructs, corrects, inspires, encourages, and reveals. Inspired writers even call Him “the Word.” He has always been vocal, and He always will be. But what does He say to you? How does He say it? How can you know when you’ve heard Him? Now in a deluxe LeatherLike edition, The One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional, written by acclaimed author Chris Tiegreen, will help you discover patterns and practices you can adopt to hear God better. Listening to God is a process, a journey, and an adventure. He promises that those who seek Him will be rewarded with His presence and His voice. And the words of the living God are powerful and life-changing.

Couples' Devotional Bible (NIV)

Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310408903
Category: Bibles
Page: N.A
View: 4730
Now thoroughly revised, with a new cover and all-new devotions that reflect the concerns couples face today, the bestselling Couples' Devotional Bible is designed to help you build your relationship on the one foundation you can count on: God's Word. Developed in partnership with Christianity Today International's Marriage Partnership magazine staff and contributors, this Bible was created to aid couples, particularly in the first years of marriage, in understanding the biblical foundation for marriage. Topics include: Communication. Work and Career. Sex. Setting Goals. Step Parenting. Money. Fears. Worship. Forgiveness. Each devotion is tailored and relevant, written to apply God's words to issues that are important to couples. Features: * New International Version text * 260 all-new weekday devotions by contributors such as Lauren Winner, Jennifer Schuchmann, Wayne Brouwer, and Carla Barnhill * Connection Time at the end of every weekday devotion promotes application and interaction * 52 weekend devotions include advice from bestselling writers, marriage therapists, and pastors, including Les and Leslie Parrott, Gary Thomas, Bill and Lynne Hybels, and Gary Smalley * Weekend devotions also contain tips, helps, quizzes, activities, and an application tied to couples from the Bible * Index to features, list of contributors, recommended reading ... and more * Double-column format Font size: 8.8pt

The Early Reformation on the Continent

Author: Owen Chadwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191520500
Category: Religion
Page: 452
View: 9097
The Early Reformation on the Continent offers a fresh look at the formative years of the European Reformation and the origins of Protestant faith and practice. Taking into account recent work on Erasmus and Luther, Owen Chadwick handles these and numerous other figures and with sensitivity and understanding. Emphasis on the context provides a balanced view of the raison d'être for the changes which the reforming communities sought to introduce and the difficulties and disagreements concerning these. The structure of the book is distinctively original. Rather than following a conventional chronological progression, Owen Chadwick takes a much broader perspective and arranges his material thematically. Whatever the topic - the Bible, clerical celibacy, moral questions of adultery and divorce, purgatory, hymns, excommunication, the role of the State in worship and pastoral activity, education, the Eucharist - the reader is taken back to its origins and development through the history of the western Church and given an authoritative, accessible, and informative account.

Portraits of Devotion

Author: Beth Moore
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433684756
Category: Religion
Page: 768
View: 5363
From Beth Moore's Personal Reflection Series on the lives of Jesus, David, John, and Paul comes 366 devotional readings to draw you closer to God. Experience the life-changing, bondage-breaking power of God's Word each day as you journey through some of the most amazing stories of devotion found in the Bible.

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar

Author: William D. Mounce
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310857848
Category: Religion
Page: 200
View: 6060
Basics of the Biblical Greek is an entirely new, integrated approach to teaching and learning New Testament Greek. It makes learning Greek a natural process and shows from the very beginning how an understanding of Greek helps in understanding the New Testament. Basics of Biblical Greek: combines the best of the deductive and the inductive approaches, explains the basics of English grammar before teaching Greek grammar, uses from the very beginning parts of verses from the New Testament instead of 'made-up' exercises, includes at the beginning of every lesson a brief devotional, written by a well-known New Testament scholar, that demonstrates how the principles taught in the lesson apply directly to an understanding of the biblical text, is the most popular first-year Greek course used in colleges and seminaries today, comes with an interactive study aid CD-ROM, containing an eight-minute greeting from the author and the fun, helpful, and graphical vocabulary-memorizing program 'Learning the Basics of Biblical Greek' (runs on Power Mac and Windows 95), where you can hear Greek words pronounced and sung in more than 200 familiar hymns. The CD-ROM also contains the powerful Greek vocabulary-drilling programs Flashworks(TM) and Parseworks from Teknia Language Tools (runs on Macintosh and Windows 3.1 and 95). A separate workbook is also available. And complimentary teacher helps are located on the author's website (

Die Bibel

Author: M. Luther
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5876970026
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 685
Die Bibel: Oder Die Ganze Heilige Schrift Des Alten Und Neuen Testaments, Nach Der Deutschen ?bersetzung Martin Luthers, Volume 1, Part 1. Pages from 1-788.

Daily Devotions Inspired by 90 Minutes in Heaven

90 Readings for Hope and Healing
Author: Don Piper,Cecil Murphey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101143551
Category: Religion
Page: 368
View: 8612
From the authors of the inspiring true story 90 Minutes in Heaven In 1989, Don Piper died in a car accident. Ninety minutes later, as a minister prayed over him, he returned to life-and remembered... For millions of readers around the world, Don Piper's account of his experience, 90 Minutes in Heaven, offers an inspirational, exciting, and fulfilling message of hope-and has become an international phenomenon. Now, he continues his message of hope and faith with a book of devotionals for all of those who want to experience the joy and contentment of his message every day. With ninety devotionals within, this unique collection directly addresses the everyday hardships we all endure, offering solace and guidance for all those who wish to lead happier, more virtuous lives.

The Chronological Study Bible

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0718020685
Category: Bibles
Page: 1728
View: 1564
A one-of-a-kind Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in the order in which the events actually happened, with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians

A Commentary on the Greek Text
Author: Murray J. Harris
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780853645801
Category: Bible
Page: 989
View: 1559
The reputation of the NIGTC series is so outstanding that the appearance of each new volume is noteworthy. This book on 2 Corinthians is no exception. Master New Testament exegete Murray J. Harris has produced a superb commentary that analyzes the Greek text verse by verse against the backdrop of Paul's tumultuous relations with his converts at Corinth. Believing that Scripture cannot be understood theologically unless it has first been understood grammatically, Harris provides a careful, thoroughgoing reading of the text of 2 Corinthians. He gives special attention to matters of translation, making regular references not only to the standard modern English translations but also to influential older versions such as "The Twentieth Century New Testament" and those by Weymouth, Moffatt, and Goodspeed. His close attention to matters of textual criticism and grammar leads to discussions of the theology of 2 Corinthians that show the relevance of Paul's teaching to Christian living and church ministry. Other notable features of the book include a comprehensive introduction in which all the relevant literary and historical issues are discussed, an expanded paraphrase of the letter that conveniently shows Harris's decisions on exegetical issues and indicates the flow of Paul's argument, a chronology of the relations of Paul, Timothy, and Titus with the Corinthian church, and an excursus on Paul's "affliction in Asia" (1:8-11) and its influence on his outlook and theology.

NCV, The Devotional Bible, eBook

Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418586714
Category: Bibles
Page: 1632
View: 5842
Imagine a hope-filled tour of the Bible with the most beloved devotional writer of our time. The Devotional Bible brings together words of encouragement and the gentle wisdom of Max Lucado with the timeless Word of God. Favorite inspirational writer Max Lucado has done more than revise and update the best-selling Inspirational Bible. Using the New Century Version, The Devotional Bible will be a staple for anyone who wants to draw closer to the heart of Christ. From the busy mom to the frustrated employee, The Devotional Bible is the perfect refuge for anyone that needs truth and encouragement to hold on to.

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Holy Bible, New King James Version
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418586501
Category: Bibles
Page: 1728
View: 2223
The Bible that allows you to study Scripture in the order of events as they happened The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times. It is the only NKJV study Bible arranged in chronological order. Features include: The entire NKJV text with translators’ notes, arranged in chronological order, provides absorbing and effective Bible study Full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena give the reader a dramatic, “you are there” experience Fascinating articles connect the Bible text to world history and culture Daily Life Notes explain how people lived in Bible times Time Panels and Charts show the flow of Bible history In-text and full-page color maps of the biblical world assist study Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold