This volume is an illustrated guide to reading the Old Testament, including introductory chapters on its historical and geographical context, an examination of major theological themes and background information on social life and institutions, methods of study and interpretation.
Volume V of a projected six-volume Vulgate Bible presents the twelve minor prophetical books of the Old Testament, as well as two deuterocanonical books, 1 and 2 Maccabees. The major prophets' themes of judgment and redemption are further developed here by the minor prophets. Influential martyrdom narratives anticipate Christian hagiography.
This second volume of a projected six-volume set of the complete Vulgate Bible presents the Historical Books of the Bible, which tell of Joshua's leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, the leadership of judges and kings, Israel's steady departure from many of God's precepts, the Babylonian Captivity, and the return of Israel from exile.
Volume III in this six-volume translation of the Vulgate Bible begins with Job's argument with God and continues with the Psalms and the Canticle of Canticles. Its seven Poetical Books mark the third step in a thematic progression from God's creation of the universe, through his oversight of historical events, and into the lives of his people.
In The Upside-down Bible, Hill presents alternative readings of some of Jesus' best-known parables - focusing on topical themes of money, power, sex and violence - which will help us to consider the teaching of the Bible with a fresh perspective and gain a deeper spiritual and cultural understanding of the Bible texts.
This collection provides readers with a concise, high-level introduction to the field of feminist and gender biblical criticism. It consists of 36 chapters which tackle a wide range of new theoretical and methodological movements.
This volume addresses the problematic relationship between colonialism and the Bible. It does so from the perspective of the Global South, calling upon voices from Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
This work provides a clear introduction to study of the life of Jesus and of the four New Testament gospels. In the second edition, special attention is given to ways of assessing the relevant literary and archaeological evidence. It considers current scholarly debates but the main emphasis is on thorough study of key passages in the gospels.
Robin Routledge provides a substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology in this book which is gauged to meet the needs of readers who want to dine on the meat of Old Testament theology but do not have time to linger over hors d'oeuvres and dessert.
Written by a team of over 70 leading international scholars from various religious backgrounds, this definitive reference work provides students, ministers, and general readers with an authoritative non-denominational commentary on the whole Bible and a number of non-biblical writings.
A companion to the masterful two-volume "The Gospel According to John". It examines controversies that have long troubled both biblical scholars and lay readers. It discusses questions of authorship, composition, and dating, as well as the debate over source theories.
"Psalms" are song lyrics, the poetry of the soul. Written around 2500-3500 years ago, they are part of our history, our consciousness. This book presents a selection of a dozen trans-created "Psalms" that take its inspiration from rap and country and western, brings the intent of the writers into the poetry and language.
First published in 1990 this version is not only suitable for academic work, but also lends itself to liturgical worship, group Bible study in parishes, and personal reading. The Anglicized edition retains the translation of the US version while ensuring understanding for British-speaking users.
This work offers an exploratory approach that enables students to engage with the text for themselves. It contains actvities and challenges at introductory and intermediate levels, background information needed to work at the required level, and ideas for further theological thought and reading.