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This collection of titles from Eerdmans gives you a wealth of titles on topics ranging from theology, biblical studies. Church history, and more. You’ll get works from top scholars, pastors, and authors like D.A. Carson, Mark Noll, James D.G. Dunn, Larry W. Hurtado, Ben Witherington, and many others.

In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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  • Title: Eerdmans Ultimate Reference Bundle
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 879
  • Pages: 345,000+

Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 309
  • Pages: 111,011+

Founded in 1911, Eerdmans has cultivated a reputation of publishing the best modern Christian scholarship. Through the years, Eerdmans has introduced hundreds of new, responsible thinkers and thoughts to the space where Christ and culture meet—emphasizing open, earnest dialogue across the range of religious perspectives. The Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle collects 309 volumes that will dramatically enhance your library’s scholarly clout in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies, as well as the fields of philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, literary criticism, and more, as they interact with Christianity, the church, and the Bible today. With The Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle, you can add all of these volumes to your library in one massively discounted package.

The Bundle comprises 34 collections and 49 other individual titles, including:

  • Eerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection (16 vols.)
  • Eerdmans New Testament Studies Collection (23 vols.)
  • Eerdmans Gospel Studies Collection (19 vols.)
  • Eerdmans Commentary Collection (13 vols.)
  • Eerdmans Biblical Interpretation Collection (13 vols.)
  • Eerdmans Pauline Studies Collection (15 vols.)
  • Eerdmans Studies in Early Christianity (9 vols.)
  • Eerdmans Biblical Studies (10 vols.)

This bundle gathers the trusted voices of D.A. Carson, Mark Noll, and James D.G. Dunn alongside groundbreaking work from Larry W. Hurtado, Prudence Allen, and many others.

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Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle 2

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 223
  • Pages: 63,026

Expand your library and strengthen your research capabilities with the second Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle.

Examining key questions in hermeneutics, biblical studies, preaching, history, contemporary culture, philosophy, and theology this bundle adds dexterity to your study, enabling you to engage contemporary issues more thoughtfully and scholarly discussion more knowledgably. Packed with the quality scholarship Eerdmans is known for, this bundle includes the work of today’s premier Bible scholars, theologians, philosophers, and church historians. Spanning 223 volumes, this bundle adds an expansive block of resources to your library all at one massively discounted price.

With works from leading scholars such as Anthony Thiselton, Ben Witherington, Cornelius Plantinga, Lesslie Newbigin, Miroslav Volf, Fleming Rutledge, and Sergius Bulgakov, this bundle comprises 33 individual titles and 30 collections including:

  • Miroslav Volf Collection
  • Anthony C. Thiselton Collection
  • Lesslie Newbigin Collection
  • Biblical Interpretation Collection
  • Ben Witherington Biblical Theology Collection
  • Cornelius Plantinga Jr. Collection
  • Reformed Thought and History Collection
  • Pentecostal Manifestos Collection

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Eerdmans Commentary Bundle

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 46
  • Pages: 25,771

This collection combines the New International Greek Testament Commentary, the Pillar New Testament Commentary, and the Two Horizons Commentary. Study the Bible alongside well respected scholars such as D.A. Carson, Anthony Thiselton, Douglas Moo, Gordon McConville, and more!

Titles Included:

  • Two Horizon Commentary Series (18 vols.)
  • Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC) (15 vols.)
  • New International Greek Testament Commentary (NIGTC) (13 vols.)

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International Theological Commentary

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 27
  • Pages: 5,027

International in both scope and authorship and theological in approach, Eerdmans’ International Theological Commentary moves beyond a descriptive-historical approach to offer a relevant exegesis of the Old Testament text as Holy Scripture. The series aims first, to develop the theological significance of the Old Testament, and second to emphasize the relevance of each book for the life of the church.

Recognizing that in our age especially, a commentary on the Bible must transcend the parochialism of Western civilization, the International Theological Commentary is sensitive to issues that are the special problems of those who live outside the “Christian” West. Authors from more than seventeen countries, representing a wide range of geographical, ideological, and ecclesiastical backgrounds, read the Hebrew text of the Old Testament in the twin contexts of Israel and our present day.

Titles Included:

  • From Eden to Babel: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 1–11 by Donald E. Gowan
  • Abraham and All the Families of the Earth: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 12–50 by J. Gerald Janzen
  • Go Out and Meet God: A Commentary on the Book of Exodus by G.W. Ashby
  • Divine Presence and Community: A Commentary on the Book of Leviticus by Frank H. Gorman, Jr.
  • Journeying with God: A Commentary on the Book of Numbers by Katherine D. Sakenfeld
  • Word and Presence: A Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy by Ian Cairns
  • Inheriting the Land: A Commentary on the Book of Joshua by E. John Hamlin
  • At Risk in the Promised Land: A Commentary on the Book of Judges by E. John Hamlin
  • Surely There is a Future: A Commentary on the Book of Ruth by E. John Hamlin
  • Let Us Be Like the Nations: A Commentary on the Books of 1 and 2 Samuel by Gnana Robinson
  • Nations Under God: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Kings by Gene Rice
  • Israel Alive Again: A Commentary on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah by Fredrick Carlson Holmgren
  • Israel among the Nations: Nahum, Obadiah, Esther by Richard J. Coggins and S. Paul Re’Emi
  • The Vitality of Worship: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms by Robert Davidson
  • Who Knows What is Good?: A Commentary of the Books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes by Kathleen A. Farmer
  • Revelation of God: A Commentary on the Books of the Song of Songs and Jonah by George A.F. Knight and Friedemann W. Golka
  • The Lord is Savior: Faith in National Crisis: A Commentary on the Book of Isaiah 1–39 by Samuel H. Widyapranawa
  • Servant Theology: A Commentary on the Book of Isaiah 40–55 by George A.F. Knight
  • The New Israel: A Commentary on the Book of Isaiah 56–66 by George A.F. Knight
  • A New Heart: A Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel by Robert Martin-Achard and S. Paul Re’emi
  • Signs and Wonders: A Commentary on the Book of Daniel by Bruce Vawter and Leslie J. Hoppe
  • Grace Abounding: A Commentary on the Book of Hosea by Robert A. Anderson
  • A Promise of Hope—A Call to Obedience: A Commentary on the Books of Joel and Malachi by H.D. Beeby
  • God’s People in Crisis: A Commentary on the Books of Amos and Lamentations by Graham S. Ogden and Richard R. Deutsch
  • Justice and Loyalty: A Commentary on the Book of Micah by Juan I. Alfaro
  • Wrath and Mercy: A Commentary on the Books of Habakkuk and Zephaniah by Mária Eszenyei Széles
  • Rebuilding with Hope: A Commentary on the Books of Haggai and Zechariah by Carroll Stuhlmueller

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Eerdmans Theological Dictionary Bundle (TDOT/TDNT)

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 25
  • Pages: 18,005

Eerdmans’ Theological Dictionary of the New Testament and Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament have become the standard in biblical philological studies. They’re both required for use at many seminaries worldwide, and rank among the top publications of the past century.

These dictionaries have become the definition of excellent theological-linguistic study in the academic world.

About the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (TODT)

The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (TDOT) is one of the most extensive and important works on the Old Testament ever produced. A requirement for sound scholarship on the Hebrew Bible, it remains as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its New Testament counterpart Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT) does to New Testament studies.

Beginning with 'abh ('ab), “father,” and continuing all the way through the Hebrew alphabet, TDOT provides extensive research and analysis of every Hebrew and Aramaic word group in the Old Testament. Leading scholars from a variety of Christian traditions and all across the globe contributed articles on individual words that explain the word’s semantic range, present its morphology, and identify its meaning in the Old Testament. Contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods to provide explanation for religious statements found in the original Hebrew.

About the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT)

This monumental reference work, complete in ten volumes, is the authorized and unabridged translation of the famous Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, known commonly as "Kittel" and considered by many scholars to be the best New Testament Dictionary ever compiled. Mediating between ordinary lexicography and the specific task of exposition, TDNT treats more than 2,300 theologically significant New Testament words, including the more important prepositions and numbers as well as many proper names from the Old Testament. Presenting the words in the order of the Greek alphabet, TDNT typically discusses the following for each word: its secular Greek background, its role in the Old Testament, its use in extrabiblical Jewish literature, and its varied uses in the New Testament. Substantial bibliographies and footnotes supplement the articles.

Titles Included:

  • Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, vols. 1-15
  • Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, vols. 1-10

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Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series

  • Series Editors: Rolf P. Knierim, Gene M. Tucker, and Marvin A. Sweeney
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 18
  • Pages: 5,324

The Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series presents a form-critical analysis of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) based on a standard outline and methodology. Fundamentally exegetical, the Forms of the Old Testament Literature volumes examine the structure, genre, setting, and intention of the biblical literature in question. Basic to this series is its attempt to study the history behind the form-critical discussion and to reveal the exegetical process in order to enable students and pastors to engage in their own analysis and interpretation of the Old Testament texts. Each volume includes thorough bibliographies and a glossary of the genres and formulas identified in the commentary.

Titles Included:

  • Genesis, with an Introduction to Narrative Literature by George W. Coats
  • Exodus 1–18 by George W. Coats
  • Numbers by Rolf P. Knierim and George W. Coats
  • Judges by Serge Frolov
  • 1 Samuel by Antony F. Campbell
  • 2 Samuel by Antony F. Campbell
  • 1 Kings, with an Introduction to Historical Literature by Burke O. Long
  • 2 Kings by Burke O. Long
  • 1 and 2 Chronicles by Simon J. De Vries
  • Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and Esther by Roland E. Murphy
  • Psalms, Part 1, with an Introduction to Cultic Poetry by Erhard S. Gerstenberger
  • Psalms, Part 2, and Lamentations by Erhard S. Gerstenberger
  • Isaiah 1–39, with an Introduction to Prophetic Literature by Marvin A. Sweeney
  • Ezekiel by Ronald M. Hals
  • Daniel, with an Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature by John J. Collins
  • Hosea by Ehud Ben Zvi
  • Micah by Ehud Ben Zvi
  • Minor Prophets, Part 2 by Michael H. Floyd

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Studies in Dogmatics

  • Author: G.C. Berkouwer
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 14
  • Pages: 4,942

Logos Bible Software is pleased to offer G.C. Berkouwer’s collection of studies on Christian theology, doctrine, and dogma. The Studies in Dogmatics series noted by many as one of the most significant works of Christian Dogmatics of the 20th century. Berkouwer’s work is seen by many to be second only to his predecessor Karl Barth in its significance and contribution to Reformed Christian theology.

Titles Included:

  • Divine Election
  • Faith and Justification
  • Faith and Perseverance
  • Faith and Sanctification
  • General Revelation
  • Holy Scripture
  • Man: The Image of God
  • Sin
  • The Church
  • The Person of Christ
  • The Providence of God
  • The Return of Christ
  • The Sacraments
  • The Work of Christ

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Eerdmans Biblical Resources Series

  • Series Editors: Astrid B. Beck and David Noel Freedman
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 13
  • Pages: 4,483

The Eerdmans Biblical Resources Series reprints titles that the scholarly community regards as essential resources for the biblical thinker of today, but that have long been difficult to obtain. Chosen in consultation with an editorial board of eminent biblical scholars, each volume features an introduction that outlines the importance of the work and summarizes its subsequent influences.

What’s more, many of these volumes have been produced as new and revised editions specifically for the Biblical Resources Series. Detailing numerous sub-fields of biblical studies, these volumes present important research and analysis of apocalyptic literature, Jewish Hellenistic culture, Hebrew poetry, comparative religion, the historical-cultural setting of Revelation, the concept of the Messiah in the Old Testament, the relationship of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the New Testament, and many more.

Titles Included:

  • The Apocalyptic Imagination by John J. Collins
  • Between Athens and Jerusalem by John J. Collins
  • Creation and Chaos in the Primeval Era and the Eschaton by Hermann Gunkel
  • The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism by Adele Berlin
  • The Early History of God by Mark S. Smith
  • The Faith of Jesus Christ by Richard B. Hays
  • The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia by Colin J. Hemer
  • Pharisees, Scribes, and Sadducees in Palestinian Society by Anthony J. Saldarini
  • The Semitic Background of the New Testament, Volume 1 by Joseph A Fitzmyer
  • The Semitic Background of the New Testament, Volume 2 by Joseph A Fitzmyer
  • Studies in Ancient Yahwistic Poetry by Frank Moore Cross, Jr.
  • Till the Heart Sings by Samuel Terrien
  • To Advance the Gospel by Joseph A Fitzmyer

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Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature Series

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 3,019

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been the object of intense interest in recent years, not least because of the release of previously unpublished texts from Qumran Cave 4 since the fall of 1991. With the wealth of new documents that have come to light, the field of Qumran studies has undergone a renaissance. Scholars have begun to question the established conclusions of the last generation: some widely held beliefs have withstood scrutiny, but others have required revision or even dismissal. New proposals and competing hypotheses, many of them of an uncritical and sensational nature, vie for attention. Idiosyncratic and misleading views of the Scrolls still abound, especially in the popular press, while the results of solid scholarship have yet to make their full impact. At the same time, the scholarly task of establishing reliable critical editions of the texts is nearing completion. The opportunity is ripe, therefore, for directing renewed attention to the task of analysis and interpretation. And, Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature Series  (11 Vols.) is a collection designed to address this need.

In particular, the series aims to make the latest and best Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship accessible to scholars, students, and the thinking public. The volumes that are projected—both monographs and collected essays—will seek to clarify how the Scrolls revise and help shape our understanding of the formation of the Bible and the historical development of Judaism and Christianity. Various offerings in the series will explore the reciprocally illuminating relationships of several disciplines related to the Scrolls, including the canon and text of the Hebrew Bible, the richly varied forms of Second Temple Judaism, and the New Testament. While the Dead Sea Scrolls constitute the main focus, several of these studies will also include perspectives on the Old and New Testaments and other ancient writings—hence the title of the series. It is hoped that these volumes will contribute to a deeper appreciation of the world of early Judaism and Christianity and of their continuing legacy today.

Titles Included:

  • Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times by Sidnie White Crawford
  • Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls edited by John J. Collins and Robert Kugler
  • John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Judith Anne Brown
  • A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature by Joseph A. Fitzmyer
  • Eschatology, Messianism, And The Dead Sea Scrolls edited by Craig A. Evans and Peter W. Flint
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible by Eugene Ulrich
  • Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism by Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins by Joseph A. Fitzmyer
  • Biblical Interpretation at Qumran edited by Matthias Henze
  • The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation edited by Peter W. Flint
  • The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jodi Magness

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Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 5,488

Examine the New Testament in greater depth with the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary Series. This 10-volume collection offers the first sustained attempt to read and study the New Testament as both an ancient biography (as regards the Gospels) and as a form of ancient rhetoric. Using sociorhetorical criticism, the New Testament is interpreted within the context of the world in which it was written and read—the rhetorical method makes use of ancient or classical writings and strategies of communication, while the social science method notes issues of cultures and customs.

Verse-by-verse commentary on the Gospels, Acts, Romans, and several Pauline epistles will be valuable additions to your library, and with the Logos editions, these works are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Titles Included:

  • The Gospel of Matthew by Craig S. Keener
  • The Gospel of Mark by Ben Witherington III
  • The Acts of the Apostles by Ben Witherington III
  • Paul’s Letter to the Romans by Ben Witherington III
  • Conflict and Community in Corinth by Ben Witherington III
  • Grace in Galatia by Ben Witherington III
  • 1 and 2 Thessalonians by Ben Witherington III
  • The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians by Ben Witherington III
  • Paul’s Letter to the Philippians by Ben Witherington III
  • Perseverance in Gratitude by David A. deSilva

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McMaster New Testament Studies Collection

  • Series Editor: Stanley Porter
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 2,818

The McMaster New Testament Studies series is designed to address particular themes in the New Testament that are of concern to Christians today. Written in a style easily accessible to ministers, students, and laypeople by contributors who are proven experts in their fields of study, these volumes reflect the best of current biblical scholarship while also speaking directly to the pastoral needs of people in today's church.

The nine volumes included in this collection cover a variety of important topics including: parables, Christology, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, prayer, resurrection, messianism, gospel research, Paul's conversion, and New Testament textual criticism and translation. Together, this series represents the state of New Testament biblical studies, as presented by some of the keenest minds in their respective fields.

Titles Included:

  • The Challenge of Jesus’ Parables edited by Richard N. Longenecker
  • Contours of Christology in the New Testament edited by Richard N. Longenecker
  • Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament edited by Stanley Porter
  • Into God’s Presence: Prayer in the New Testament edited by Richard N. Longenecker
  • Life in the Face of Death: The Resurrection Message of the New Testament edited by Richard N. Longenecker
  • The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments edited by Stanley Porter
  • Reading the Gospels Today edited by Stanley Porter
  • The Road from Damascus: The Impact of Paul's Conversion on His Life, Thought, and Ministry edited by Richard N. Longenecker
  • Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology edited by Stanley Porter

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Eerdmans Critical Commentary Series (ECC)

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 6,184

The Eerdmans Critical Commentary Series offers the best of contemporary Old and New Testament scholarship, seeking to give modern readers clear insight into the biblical text, including its background, its interpretation, and its application. Under the editorial leadership of David Noel Freedman and Astrid B. Beck, the contributors to the ECC series are among the foremost authorities in biblical scholarship worldwide. They represent a broad range of backgrounds and are motivated to remain sensitive to the original meaning of the text and to bring alive its relevance for today. Each volume includes the author’s own translation, critical notes, and commentary on literary, historical, cultural, and theological aspects of the text.

This series was designed to be accessible to serious general readers and scholars alike. These commentaries reflect the contributions of recent textual, philological, literary, historical, and archaeological inquiry, benefiting as well from newer methodological approaches. The ECC volumes are considered “critical” in that they concentrate on a detailed, systematic explanation of the biblical text. Although exposition is based on the original and cognate languages, English translations provide complete access to the discussion and interpretation of these primary sources.

Titles Included:

  • Exodus by Thomas B. Dozeman
  • The Psalms: Strophic Structure and Theological Commentary by Samuel Terrien
  • Isaiah 40–66: A Commentary by Shalom M. Paul
  • The Gospel and Letters of John, vol. 1: Introduction, Analysis, and Reference by Urban C. von Wahlde
  • The Gospel and Letters of John, vol. 2: The Gospel of John by Urban C. von Wahlde
  • The First and Second Letters to Timothy, vols. 1 and 2 by Jerome D. Quinn and William C. Wacker
  • The Letter to Philemon by Markus Barth and Helmut Blanke
  • The Gospel and Letters of John, vol. 3: The Three Johannine Letters by Urban C. von Wahlde

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Eerdmans Old Testament History Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 2,089

The Eerdmans Old Testament History Collection presents an in-depth study on the biblical world and its texts. Drawing information from ancient texts and insights from philosophers, historians, anthropologists, theologians, and theorists, the contributors—some of the best scholars in their respective fields—bring you seven concise volumes on Old Testament interpretation, history, culture, and religion.

This collection will broaden your understanding of biblical texts by:

  • Studying the social and political history
  • Rediscovering ancient texts—including the Apocrypha, book of Isaiah, Targum, and Pentateuch
  • Looking at how the Babylonian exile changed the Jewish political and religious infrastructure
  • Analyzing the relationship between religion and royal authority in Homeric Greece, biblical Israel, and Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

The Eerdmans Old Testament History Collection (7 vols.) introduces new insights into the context of the Bible by using current historical, cultural, literary, and theological methods and techniques. This engaging collection is perfect for students, pastors, scholars, or laity seeking a clear understanding to complex issues surrounding Old Testament history and interpretation.

Titles Included:

  • Chieftains of the Highland Clans: A History of Israel in the Twelfth And Eleventh Centuries B.C. by Robert D. Miller II
  • Invitation to the Apocrypha by Daniel J. Harrington
  • Judaism, the First Phase: The Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Origins of Judaism by Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity by Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Piety and Politics: The Dynamics of Royal Authority in Homeric Greece, Biblical Israel, and Old Babylonian Mesopotamia by Dale Launderville
  • Targum and Testament Revisited: Aramaic Paraphrases of the Hebrew Bible: A Light on the New Testament, 2nd ed. by Martin McNamara
  • Treasures Old and New: Essays in the Theology of the Pentateuch by Joseph Blenkinsopp

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Eerdmans C.S. Lewis Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,561

In his long career, C.S. Lewis penned dozens of works across myriad genres—everything from fiction and literary criticism to apologetics and theology. This collection is a guiding hand through the life and work of a man whose staggering output and immeasurable influence shape the Christian faith to this day. Whether you’re delving into Lewis’ apologetic and theological work, exploring his take on scientific materialism and literary criticism, or planning a return trip to Narnia, these books by top Lewis scholars will deepen your appreciation of one of the most important figures in Christian history.

Titles Included:

  • Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C.S. Lewis by Corbin Scott Carnell
  • C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor by Lionel Adey
  • The Christian World of C.S. Lewis by Clyde Kilby
  • The Pilgrim’s Guide: C.S. Lewis and the Art of Witness by David P. Mills
  • Reason and Imagination in C.S. Lewis: A Study of Till We Have Faces by Peter J. Schakel
  • The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism by Michael D. Aeschliman
  • The Way into Narnia: A Reader’s Guide by Peter J. Schakel

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The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church

  • Author: Hughes Oliphant Old
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 4,435

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (7 Vols.) is a multi–volume study by Hughes Oliphant Old that explores the history of preaching from the words of Moses at Mount Sinai through modern times. He examines the connections between Scripture, reading, preaching, and ministry in the work of preachers over the centuries. In over 4,400 pages, Old provides a compelling account of preaching and worship in the Church. Focusing on individual preachers and homilectical movements throughout history, this collection is essential for understanding the partnership between preaching and worship in a holistic way.

Ideal for pastors, seminary students, and laity wishing to learn more about the legacy of historic preaching, The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (7 Vols.) is comprehensive in scope, thorough in research, and readable in tone. With the Logos Bible Software edition, studying the history of preaching is easier than ever before! You can search by topic, preacher, or Scripture passage with the click of a mouse, saving yourself from turning pages, cross-referencing citations, and unnecessarily complex research projects.

Titles Included:

  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 1: The Biblical Period
  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 2: The Patristic Age
  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 3: The Medieval Church
  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 4: The Age of the Reformation
  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 5: Moderatism, Pietism, and Awakening
  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 6: The Modern Age
  • The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Vol. 7: Our Own Time

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Sacra Doctrina: Christian Theology for a Postmodern Age Series

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 2,095

The Christian church is faced with new responsibilities and challenges in our postmodern day. This ecumenical series, sponsored by the Christian Theological Research Fellowship, reaps the wisdom of Christian tradition and Scripture to propose fresh insights for today's church. Grounded in sound scholarship, it will appeal to thoughtful pastors, educated laypeople, theological students, and scholars in a quest for faithful understanding of the Christian message.

Sacra Doctrina: Christian Theology for a Postmodern Age Series (6 Vols.) is the culmination of writings from six noted scholars, and contains over 2,000 pages of sound doctrine. Looking at theology through the lens of a postmodern culture, these volumes are essential and highly significant works. What's more—in digital format, scripture references in these volumes can be accessed by a quick mouse-over, and searches bring up hundreds of results instantaneously.

Titles Included:

  • Person, Grace, and God by Philip A. Rolnick
  • After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity by Miroslav Volf
  • Creation Set Free: The Spirit as Liberator of Nature by Sigurd Bergmann
  • The Depth Of The Riches by S. Mark Heim
  • In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostalism and Political Theology by Amos Yong
  • Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation by Telford Work

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Eerdmans Studies on the New Testament Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,438

The Eerdmans Studies on the New Testament Collection provides an in-depth study of key New Testament concepts and texts. This engaging series will broaden your understanding of the traditions, practices, and framework of biblical interpretation. Topics covered include the:

  • Church’s response to spirituality as defined throughout the New Testament
  • Theological importance of understanding James' role in discipleship and mission
  • Intended prophetic vision for the church—as laid out in the books of Luke and Acts
  • Interpretation of the Gospel of John from an anthropologic and ancient rhetoric lens
  • Challenges that lie ahead in historical-critical approaches to biblical interpretation in relation to Catholic doctrine

Titles Included:

  • An Outline of New Testament Spirituality
  • Brother of Jesus, Friend of God: Studies in the Letter of James
  • Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship: A Constructive Conversation
  • Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians
  • The Gospel of John in Cultural and Rhetorical Perspective

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Eerdmans Bible Reference Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,381

The 5-volume Eerdmans Bible Reference Collection contains important reference works, historical surveys, and bibliographic guides from recent decades in biblical scholarship. This collection includes the massive Old Testament Survey by William Sanford LaSor, David Allan Hubbard, and Frederic William Bush, along with a volume on dispensationalist interpretation of the Bible, George Eldon Ladd’s classic, The Last Things, and much more!

These important reference works will aid your study and exploration of the Bible, and will serve as a comprehensive guide to the core themes of the Bible. The authors consider important historical and theological themes, interpretive challenges, and the historical significance of Bible texts. They also document important developments in the field of biblical studies and Bible translation in recent decades. These books are ideal for pastors, students, and scholars, and will also benefit laypersons.

Titles Included:

  • Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament
  • A Basic Bibliographic Guide for New Testament Exegesis, 2nd ed.
  • God's Plan of the Ages: A Comprehensive View of God's Great Plan from Eternity to Eternity, 3rd ed.
  • The Last Things: An Eschatology for Laymen
  • The Making of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible

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Modern Catholic Theology Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,716

The Modern Catholic Theology Collection (5 vols.) provides an in-depth look at how Catholic theology has evolved. Analyzing the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Maurice Blondel, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Henri de Lubac, and others, this collection brings you the best in twentieth-century Catholic theology and philosophy.

The collection studies topics like divine love, moral experience, the future of biblical interpretation, and the supernatural. Drawing on the riches of the Church’s 2,000-year tradition, the Modern Catholic Theology Collection (5 vols.) brings new insight to Catholic thought.

Titles Included:

  • The Epiphany of Love: Toward a Theological Understanding of Christian Action
  • Love Alone Is Credible: Hans Urs Von Balthasar as Interpreter of the Catholic Tradition
  • Maurice Blondel: A Philosophical Life
  • Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation
  • The Suspended Middle: Henri de Lubac and the Debate Concerning the Supernatural

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The Encyclopedia of Christianity, vols. 1-5

  • Editors: Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Milic Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan, and Lukas Vischer
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 4,515

The Encyclopedia of Christianity is a monumental reference work that addresses the broad interest in Christianity and religion around the world today. Comprehensive, up to date, reflecting the highest standards in scholarship, yet intended for a wide range of readers, the Encyclopedia of Christianity describes the Christian faith and community in their myriad forms today and throughout the 2,000 years of Christian history. The Encyclopedia of Christianity also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and sociocultural picture in which the Christian church now finds itself in the new millennium.

Written by leading scholars from many countries and cultural backgrounds, the more than 1,700 articles in the complete Encyclopedia of Christianity depict Christianity in its global context. Separate articles for every continent and for over 170 countries examine both the history and the current situation of the Christian faith worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Christianity also portrays Christianity in its widest ecumenical context. Major articles detail Christianity’s rich spiritual and theological diversity in order to inform readers about religious traditions and perspectives beyond their own ecclesiastical frameworks.

In its portrayal of Christianity, the Encyclopedia of Christianity also takes into account the current sociocultural context, including other world religions, secular philosophies, cultural trends, and modern political and economic forces. Covering such current topics as abortion, atheism, Islam, modernity, and psychoanalysis, these articles describe the multifarious settings in which the Christian church today must maintain a credible witness to the ancient gospel. Finally, the Encyclopedia of Christianity presents Christianity in its rich historical context, starting with the biblical tradition and showing how the apostolic tradition developed and how the church has sought throughout history to keep faith with its traditions while engaging the world around it.

Titles Included:

  • The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 1
  • The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 2
  • The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 3
  • The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 4
  • The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 5

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Eerdmans New Testament Commentaries Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 2,157

Presenting four top New Testament scholars at the forefront of their fields, the Eerdmans New Testament Commentaries Collection (4 vols.) contains two commentaries on the Book of Romans, a commentary on the Gospel of John, and a volume on the Epistle to the Galatians based on medieval translations and interpretations.

In Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter, Richard N. Longenecker provides a guide to the most critical issues Romans poses for modern interpreters. In his book Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary, Arland Hultgren draws on more than thirty years of experience teaching Romans to engage the text of Paul’s letter using careful exegesis in conversation with scores of contemporary biblical scholars. In The Gospel of John: A Commentary, Frederick Dale Bruner lends insight from a lifetime of teaching the Gospel of John, and offers practical wisdom for our present-day lives. And, in The Letter to the Galatians, Ian Christopher Levy presents six new English translations of medieval biblical interpretations of Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, and shows us how reconnecting with the era’s theological and spiritual riches can enhance contemporary reading of the Bible.

Titles Included:

  • Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter
  • Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary
  • The Gospel of John: A Commentary
  • The Letter to the Galatians

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Studying the Historical Jesus Series

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 903

This series explores key questions concerning the historical Jesus within recent scholarly discussion. Written by authors who have already made important contributions to the study of Jesus, Studying the Historical Jesus (4 Vols.) presents sound scholarship in accessible, creative, and interesting ways. This undertaking is a fantastic companion to the library of any biblical scholar, theologian, or layperson hoping to come to a better understanding of the life of Jesus through a historical lens.

All who desire to better understand the question "Who is Jesus?" will appreciate these four engaging volumes. And, the writings contained in Studying the Historical Jesus (4 Vols.) are now even more accessible in digital format. The historical content can be searched easily, providing hundreds of search results at the click of a mouse. All scripture references are highly accessible with a quick hover-over.

Titles Included:

  • Pure Kingdom: Jesus' Vision of God
  • A New Vision For Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context
  • God's Final Envoy: Early Christology and Jesus' Own View of His Mission
  • Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence

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Expositions of Bible Doctrines Taking the Epistle to the Romans As a Point of Departure

  • Author: Donald Grey Barnhouse
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 2,501

Taking the book of Romans as the departure point for an exposition of Bible doctrines, Barnhouse’s phrase by phrase commentary examines the epistle in its immediate context as well as in the larger context of Scripture. Scripture is thus interpreted by Scripture, bringing all the correlated truths of the Bible to bear on each line and word of Paul’s epistle. Or as Barnhouse expresses it, “The method employed is to take the epistle, phrase by phrase, and to invert the whole of the Bible, like a pyramid resting on its point, with the full weight of all the truth on each succeeding text, phrase, and even word.”

Romans (full title: Expositions of Bible Doctrines Taking the Epistles to the Romans as a Point of Departure) is based on the author’s renowned series of radio broadcasts, themselves preceded by approximately 140 Sunday sermons on the epistle. Demonstrating the author’s acute understanding of Romans and heart for effective preaching, these studies deftly and reverently expound even the most difficult passage in a clear way. Barnhouse’s concern for a universal appreciation of the epistle fuels his commentary and invites all readers into a deeper understanding of the life-changing message of Romans.

Titles Included:

  • Expositions of Bible Doctrines Taking the Epistle to the Romans As a Point of Departure, vol. 1
  • Expositions of Bible Doctrines Taking the Epistle to the Romans As a Point of Departure, vol. 2
  • Expositions of Bible Doctrines Taking the Epistle to the Romans As a Point of Departure, vol. 3
  • Expositions of Bible Doctrines Taking the Epistle to the Romans As a Point of Departure, vol. 4

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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised

  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 4,561

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is the most up-to-date multivolume Bible encyclopedia written by conservative scholars. It's characterized by careful and contemporary scholarship and a wealth of illustrations—nearly 1,500 photos (many in color), plus 342 maps.

A must-have for any biblical scholar, this resource contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references, including: an article on every name of a person or place mentioned in the Bible and all the terms in the Bible that have theological or ethical meaning. ISBE is also an exegetical tool as it provides brief discussions of problem texts under the English keywords and guides the exegete to more information that can found in other scholarly resources. Each entry provides a maximum amount of information in compact form, including pronunciation, etymology, and variant renderings. The original Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek words are transliterated aiding those with limited or no knowledge of the original languages of the Bible. Major articles are subdivided, with a helpful outline provided at the beginning of the entry. Major Bible doctrines are also examined and given opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. Hundreds of evangelical contributors from many fields of biblical research make this encyclopedia a well-rounded resource.

Geoffrey W. Bromiley (1915–2009) was Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He was best known as the translator of numerous theological books, including Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.

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Introduction to the Old Testament Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,867

The three books in the Introduction to the Old Testament Collection complement one another by providing a comprehensive introduction to the Old Testament. Edward Young’s classic offers a concise look at each book of the Hebrew Scriptures, while Roland Harrison concentrates on a detailed look at textual criticism before launching into a discussion of each Old Testament book, paying close attention to its historical background in regards to archaeology, chronology, and theology. Peter Craigie shows how important the discoveries at the ancient city of Ugarit are to Old Testament studies.

Titles Included:

  • An Introduction to the Old Testament by Edward J. Young
  • Introduction to the Old Testament by Roland Kenneth Harrison
  • Ugarit and the Old Testament by Peter C. Craigie

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The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday’s Texts

  • Editor: Roger E. Van Harn
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,965

An unprecedented, monumental work, the three-volume Lectionary Commentary offers superb exegetical essays on 513 biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary spanning the three-year liturgical cycle. Written by seventy-eight pastors, priests, and teachers from a variety of Christian traditions, these essays are meant primarily to serve as exegetical "jump starts" for busy preachers.

As a 3 volume set, The Lectionary Commentary works well alongside Logos Bible Software's Lectionary Viewer to provide greater depth of analysis for each week's Lectionary texts. For example, you could open the Lectionary Viewer in Logos Bible Software and begin studies of each of the Lectionary passages for that week. Then, The Lectionary Commentary comes into the process and provides much needed commentary, describing how these verses fit together and how the sections of this week's Lectionary related to the larger themes of the chosen scripture and their purpose in the Biblical narrative.

For pastors who have grown to love Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary, this is a great companion text. Combining expert commentaries from a wide variety of scholars, The Lectionary Commentary serves as a springboard into deeper studies of your Lectionary text each week. You may find it is the first place you look as you begin your studies for the week as it contains useful background and contextual information that allows you to pursue more focused study in other areas of your software library.

Titles Included:

  • The First Readings: The Old Testament and Acts
  • The Second Readings: Acts and the Epistles
  • The Third Readings: The Gospels

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Systematic Theology

  • Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg
  • Translator: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,694

Wolfhart Pannenberg is widely regarded as one of the foremost theologians in the world today. Respected by his peers and critics, Pannenberg's treatise on the dogmatics of Christianity is seen as one of greatest achievements in twentieth-century theology and a timeless work that will continue to challenge, teach, and ignite theological studies for decades to come.

Wolfhart Pannenberg is professor of systematic theology on the Protestant Theological Faculty at the University of Munich and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theology and Ecumenics. His numerous books include Jesus - God and Man, Basic Questions in Theology (2 vols.), Theology and the Philosophy of Science, Anthropology in Theological Perspective, Metaphysics and the Idea of God, and Introduction to Systematic Theology.

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Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (3 vols.)

  • Editor: Horst Balz and Gerhard Schneider
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Originally published as Exegetisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament
  • Pages: 1,656

The English translation of the three-volume Exegetisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, this monumental work by an ecumenical group of scholars is first of all a complete English dictionary of New Testament Greek. Going beyond that, however EDNT also serves as a guide to the usage of every New Testament word in its various contexts, and it makes a significant contribution to New Testament exegesis and theology. EDNT's thorough, lengthy discussions of more significant words and its grouping of words related by root and meaning (with alphabetical cross-references) distinguish it from simpler Greek-English lexicons. Advancing the discussion of the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, EDNT summarizes more recent treatments of numerous questions in New Testament study and takes into consideration newer viewpoints of linguistics.

Horst Balz is Professor of New Testament theology and history at the University of Bochum in Germany.

Gerhard Schneider is Professor of New Testament at the Catholic Theological Faculty at the University of Bochum, Germany.

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Biblical Theology Set

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,554

To acquire a comprehensive biblical theology is not easy for the student or scholar in light of the myriad of interpretations, ideas, and discussions surrounding the nature and scope of the Old and New Testaments. Drs. Hasel and Scobie offer excellent solutions to the problem. While providing a thorough survey of the pertinent literature of many leading scholars, Hasel suggests several basic proposals for studying theology with an historical and theological method which seeks to be faithful to the biblical material. Scobie offers a unified approach to Scripture that encompasses the entire sweep of divine revelation, uniting the Old and New Testaments with themes that connect God to the history of His people.

Titles Included:

  • New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate by Gerhard F. Hasel
  • Old Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate by Gerhard F. Hasel
  • The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology by Charles H.H. Scobie

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Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 887

The Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) presents a fascinating look at ancient Middle Eastern religious belief and practice, daily life and culture, and the archaeological and textual history that form our current picture of the ancient Near East. The award-winning authors in the Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) challenge us to view this time in Jewish history with a fresh pair of eyes. While many periods in history have received intensive study, the late Second Temple in Judaism—the historical era into which Jesus was born, raised, and conducted his ministry—none was more consequential for the formation of the embryonic, nascent, and apostolic Christian communities and thus for the church across the ages.

In Tammi J. Schneider's An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion, readers are provided a succinct but comprehensive look at the fascinating world of ancient religious belief and practice in the Mesopotamian region. In Michael E. Stone's Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views, Stone examines with a critical eye some assumptions and axiomatic beliefs that have helped determine the direction of scholarship in the field of Second Temple Judaism during the last half-century. And with Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit, Jodi Magness focuses on aspects of Jewish daily life in late Second Temple Palestine, providing details on a broad spectrum of subjects—purification rituals, daily household tools, dining customs and communal meals, clothing and tzitzit, tombs and burial customs, and more.

These dynamic authors bring the ancient Near East to life with fresh and original perspectives making Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) a must-have for anyone interested in the Second Temple Period. Produced with scholarly rigor yet accessible to nonspecialists and students, with Logos Bible Software, these volumes are completely searchable and linked to the original language texts in your library. That makes the Logos edition of the Eerdmans Jewish Studies Collection (3 vols.) the most useful and accessible for students, pastors, those in the academic world, and laity.

Titles Included:

  • An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion by Tammi J. Schneider
  • Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views by Michael E. Stone
  • Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus by Jodi Magness

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New Testament Textual Studies and Documents Series

  • Author: Larry W. Hurtado
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 110

These three volumes represent some of the important text-critical research of the twentieth century. Covering a variety of topics from methodology in determining the value of miniscule manuscripts and determining textual relationships to the textual history of a Pauline epistle, these three volumes are important and essential reading to all those interested in textual criticism, whether student, scholar, or informed layperson.

Founded by Kirsopp and Silva Lake, Studies and Documents is a monograph series devoted to basic research in the manuscript tradition of the New Testament. It promotes the publication of primary sources and critical studies that advance the understanding of the history and transmission of the text of the New Testament. Chiefly concerned with paleography, codicology, and textual criticism, the series seeks to illumine the way in which Western culture has preserved and appropriated a major element of its literary legacy.

Titles Included:

  • The Profile Method For Classifying And Evaluating Manuscript Evidence
  • Text-Critical Methodology and the Pre-Caesarean Text: Codex W in the Gospel of Mark
  • The Textual History of the Letter to the Romans

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The Book of Isaiah

  • Author: Edward J. Young
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,681

Edward J. Young’s classic 3-volume commentary engages in a line-by-line exegesis of the Book of Isaiah, setting interpretation firmly in the context of Isaiah’s archaeological, cultural, and intellectual background. Young allows the prophet to speak for himself and to expound his message for the present age. Written primarily for the minister, Sunday school teacher and general layperson, the theologically conservative commentary provides very few Hebrew words in the main body of the text. However, in order to serve those pastors, teachers and students who do know the Hebrew language, Young has provided technical material in the footnotes or in special notes.

Dr. Young firmly believes Isaiah to be a unified, single-author book, although he respectfully interacts with opposing views. As an Old Testament scholar he concentrates primarily on the meaning of the text rather than on specific textual problems. He uses his own semiliteral translation of the Hebrew throughout the commentary in order to express the force of the original, thereby giving the reader a fuller understanding of the prophet’s message. It is the author’s hope that this commentary will “encourage men and women to read the Old Testament and to encourage ministers to preach therefrom.”

Titles Included:

  • The Book of Isaiah: vol. 1, Chapters 1-18
  • The Book of Isaiah: vol. 2, Chapters 19-39
  • The Book of Isaiah: Volume 3, Chapters 40-66

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Eerdmans Pauline Studies Collection Upgrade

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 575

The Eerdmans Pauline Studies Collection gathers two distinct scholarly voices to address key issues in the theology and mission of the Apostle Paul. It includes the first examination of Paul’s letters from the emerging discipline of missional hermeneutics, and provides a look at the intricacies of Paul’s Trinitarian thought and how this concept develops throughout his letters. Addressing specific passages while also keeping a global view of the Pauline corpus in mind, this collection help you grasp two aspects of Paul’s thinking that are critical for understanding his thought broadly.

Titles Included:

  • Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters by Wesley Hill
  • Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission by Michael J. Gorman

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Medieval Historical Theology Collection

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 396

Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas are two of the greatest saints in Catholic Church history. Though their lives and ideas were diverse, these men have had deep impacts on the church—both in the past and present.

The Medieval Historical Theology Collection contains biographies on Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas. Each volume contains an introduction to the life, thought, and influences of each saint. Additionally, they expound on the philosophy and theology of each man, and the significance their scholarship and lives had in church history. This collection is bound to bring a renewed appreciation to these key historical figures.

Titles Included:

  • Discovering Aquinas: An Introduction to His Life, Work, and Influence
  • Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel of Life

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Anthony Thiselton Theology Collection

  • Author: Anthony C. Thiselton
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,351

This collection offers the two newest publications by one of the premier theologians of our day, Anthony Thiselton. Explore articles on over 600 key topics in theology and deepen your understanding of systematic theology with an eye toward practical application. Including both a comprehensive companion to Christian theology and a succinct multidisciplinary systematic theology, the Anthony Thiselton Theology Collection provides a broad yet detailed approach to Christian theology.

Titles Included:

  • Systematic Theology
  • The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology

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Eerdmans Nicholas Wolterstorff Collection

  • Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 498

This collection combines two works from Christian philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff that contribute to our understanding of liturgical theology and the intrinsic connection of justice and love.

In The God We Worship, Wolterstorff makes explicit the understanding of God implicit in Christian worship, reexamining our liturgical understanding of God through traditional elements in the liturgies of Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches. In Justice in Love, we get the eminent Christian philosopher’s take on love and justice, as he argues compellingly that the perceived tension between these two forces reveals something faulty in our understanding of each.

Titles Included:

  • The God We Worship: An Exploration of Liturgical Theology
  • Justice in Love

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The Church’s Bible Upgrade

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,254

In the early church, all discussion of theological topics, moral issues, and Christian practices started with the biblical text, resulting in a substantial library of biblical commentaries and homilies. Unfortunately, this ancient body of writings is now known only in bits and pieces—if at all. The Church’s Bible series brings this rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history. Designed for clergy, Bible teachers, men and women in religious communities, and all serious students of Scripture, The Church’s Bible will lead contemporary readers into the inexhaustible spiritual and theological world of the early church and the Bible itself.

Titles Included:

  • Matthew: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators
  • John: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators

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The Anabaptists

  • Authors: William R. Estep and Abraham Friesen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 454

Five centuries ago the Anabaptist movement was launched with the inauguration of believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism) and the formation of the first congregation of the Swiss Brethren in Zurich, Switzerland. They emphasized piety, good works, and nonviolence, and had a strong aversion to state-run churches. Although they were part of the Reformation movement, they would come to experience severe persecution not only from the Roman Catholic Church, but from their fellow Protestants. Believing that they must work out their salvation in fear and trembling, the Anabaptists attempted to commit their communal living to the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount. They emphasized peaceful living, justice making, and the voluntary sharing of goods. Judged unfairly through several centuries, misunderstood or deliberately misrepresented, ignored and, of course, persecuted, William Estep believes the Anabaptists deserve a fresh look. Abraham Friesen has used the latest research to promote the idea that Erasmus and his famous paraphrase of Christ’s Great Commission were instrumental in establishing early Anabaptist thought. Today we know the Anabaptists primarily as the Amish, Mennonites and the Church of the Brethren.

Titles Included:

  • The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism, Third Edition
  • Erasmus, the Anabaptists, and the Great Commission

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Eerdmans Studies on Aging and Dying

  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 324

Learn how to address the fear aging and dying by addressing these difficult issues with biblical wisdom and Jesus’ ethic of love. Featuring devotional literature and discussion about the challenges—psychologically, physically, and spiritually—that people face as they grow older, the books in this collection teach readers how to address the most difficult questions about dying and how to cope with the realities of growing older. Yet, far from exclusively focused on the on the challenges, the authors also instill hope and show how the final years of life can be engaged positively, with a sense of purpose, and spiritual and emotional fulfillment.

Titles Included:

  • A Faithful Farewell: Living Your Last Chapter with Love by Marilyn C. McEntyre
  • Loving Later Life: An Ethics of Aging by Frits de Lange

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Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology, vols. 1 & 2

  • Editors: Archie T. Wright, Brad Embry, and Ronald Herms
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,512

Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology offers more than seventy selections from Second Temple-era Jewish literature, each introduced and translated by a leading scholar in the field. Organized by genre, this two-volume anthology presents both complete works and substantial excerpts of longer works, giving readers a solid introduction to the major works of the era—the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, and the Septuagint (Apocrypha).

The substantive introduction to each selection includes these elements: narrative description; author/provenance; date/occasion; text, language, sources, and transmission; theology; and reception during the Second Temple period. Additional student aids include a list of further readings on each selection, a section of maps, a glossary of biographical names, and a glossary of terms. With contributors and translators including such noted scholars as James Charlesworth, Sidnie White Crawford, James D.G. Dunn, Peter W. Flint, and James VanderKam, this anthology will be an essential resource for all students of early Jewish literature and emerging Christian traditions.

Archie T. Wright is associate professor of biblical studies at Regent University.

Brad Embry is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and Old Testament studies at Regent University.

Ronald Herms is dean of the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences at Fresno Pacific University.

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A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation

  • Author: Justo L. González
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 175

In this book noted Christian historian Justo González tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present.

After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, González turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observances. He then recounts the long process, beginning in the Middle Ages and culminating with Puritanism, whereby Christians came to think of and strictly observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Finally, González looks at the current state of things, exploring especially how the explosive growth of the church in the Majority World has affected the observance of Sunday worldwide.

Readers of this book will rediscover the joy and excitement of Sunday as the early church celebrated it and will find inspiration in an age of increasing indifference and hostility to Christianity.

Justo L. González is a retired professor of historical theology and United Methodist minister. His more than one hundred books, published in ten languages, include the acclaimed three-volume History of Christian Thought and The Story Luke Tells.

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A Dictionary Of Biblical Tradition In English Literature

  • Author: David L. Jeffrey
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1992

Offering an extraordinary window on centuries of dialogue between the Bible and literature, this superb, unprecedented, and award-winning reference work is designed to help the modern reader understand how biblical motifs, concepts, names, quotations, and allusions have been transmitted through exegetical tradition and used by authors of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. The book includes several hundred encyclopedic articles (more than a million words) written by a distinguished international roster of more than 160 contributors representing the disciplines of biblical studies, theology, patristics, and literary studies.

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A History of Biblical Interpretation, vol. 3: The Enlightenment through the Nineteenth Century

  • Editors: Alan J. Hauser and Duane F. Watson
  • Series: A History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 440

A History of Biblical Interpretation provides detailed and extensive studies of the interpretation of the Scriptures by Jewish and Christian writers throughout the ages. Written by internationally renowned scholars, this multivolume work comprehensively treats the many different methods of interpretation, the important interpreters from various eras, and the key issues that have surfaced repeatedly over the long course of biblical interpretation.

This third installment examines the period after the Reformation until the dawn of the twentieth century. Its essays cover broad intellectual and historical movements such as historical criticism, textual criticism, and the quest for the historical Jesus. Other contributions focus on particular individuals, including Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and F.C. Baur.

Alan J. Hauser is professor of biblical studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. He is also coeditor of Art and Meaning: Rhetoric in Biblical Literature and coauthor of From Carmel to Horeb: Elijah in Crisis and Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Notes on History and Method.

Duane F. Watson is professor of New Testament studies at Malone University, Canton, Ohio. He is also the author of Invention, Arrangement, and Style: Rhetorical Criticism of Jude and 2 Peter, editor of Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric, and coauthor of Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Notes on History and Method.

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A Short History of the Early Church

  • Author: Harry R. Boer
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 198

Boer offers a reliable introduction to the history of the early church, providing background on the world into which the church was born, as he surveys the life of the church from the ministry of Jesus to AD 600. He examines the effects of persecution and heresy on the church and explains the role of several key church leaders. The author elucidates the church’s ongoing struggle to formulate proper doctrines of the Trinity and of Christ. Each chapter is clearly outlined and concludes with several discussion questions, making it an excellent study guide for church groups.

Harry Boer (1913–1999) worked as a missionary in Nigeria for the Christian Reformed Church. He was an editor and founder of the Reformed Journal, and served as Principal of The Theological College of Northern Nigeria at Bukuru from 1957 to 1971. He is the author of The Four Gospels and Acts and An Ember Still Glowing.

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A Theology of the New Testament, rev. ed.

  • Author: George E. Ladd
  • Editors: Donald A. Hagner, R.T. France, David Wenham
  • Edition: Revised
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 764

Ladd's magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its publication in 1974. Enhanced and updated here by Donald A Hagner, this comprehensive, standard evangelical text now features augmented bibliographies and two completely new chapters on subjects that Ladd himself wanted to treat in a revised edition—the theology of each of the Synoptic Evangelists and the issue of unity and diversity in the New Testament—written, respectively, by R. T. France and David Wenham.

George Eldon Ladd (1911—1982) was professor of New Testament exegesis and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His many other books include The New Testament and Criticism, The Gospel of the Kingdom, and A Commentary on the Revelation of John.

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Abraham: The Story of a Life

  • Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 256

In this discursive commentary, Joseph Blenkinsopp explores the story of Abraham—iconic ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—as told in Genesis 11–25. Presented as a continuous discussion rather than in verse-by-verse form, Blenkinsopp’s commentary focuses on the literary and theological artistry of the narrative as a whole.

Blenkinsopp discusses a range of issues raised in the Abraham saga, including confirmation of God’s promises, Isaac’s sacrifice and the death of Jesus, and Abraham’s other son, Ishmael. Each chapter features a “Filling in the Gaps” section, which probes some of the vast Jewish, Christian, and Islamic commentary that Genesis has generated through the ages.

Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A. O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He is also the author of Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Ezekiel, and Treasures Old and New: Essays in the Theology of the Pentateuch.

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The Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: James D.G. Dunn
  • Edition: Eerdmans
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 420

Authored by one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, this commentary on the Acts of the Apostles was originally published in 1996. James Dunn first takes the reader through questions of authorship, audience, date, purpose, and literary structure. He then considers the kind of history writing that we find in the narrative of Acts, delineates the book’s theological teaching, and offers bibliographic comments on sources and selected studies, including work published between 1996 and 2016. This commentary as a whole provides the information and perspective necessary for reading to best effect what Dunn believes is the most exciting book in the New Testament.

James D.G. Dunn (1939–) is emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and is a leading British New Testament scholar. Dunn is a significant proponent of the New Perspective on Paul, and coined the term in a 1982 lecture. He received a PhD and DD from the University of Cambridge, and a MA and BD from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 he became only the third British scholar to be made the president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

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All Roads Lead to the Text: Eight Methods of Inquiry into the Bible

  • Author: Dean Deppe
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 352

Interpreting the Bible can be frustratingly difficult for the average person. In All Roads Lead to the Text Dean Deppe offers a user-friendly introduction to the “tools of the trade” as he trains readers in eight exegetical methods or paths of inquiry that expert biblical scholars use to interpret Scripture:

  • Literary study of genre and style
  • Detailed grammatical study of words, phrases, and clauses
  • Structural analysis of entire passages
  • Analysis of a text’s surrounding context
  • Investigation of historical and cultural background
  • Exploration into the history of interpretation
  • Theological exegesis of themes and content
  • The use of spiritual disciplines to apply a text in practical ways to contemporary life

Dean Deppe is professor of New Testament theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. Prior to 1998 he served for twenty years as pastor of four Christian Reformed churches.

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An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans

  • Author: Michael F. Bird
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 322

Though Paul is often lauded as the first great Christian theologian and a champion for Gentile inclusion in the church, in his own time he was universally regarded as a strange and controversial person. In this book Pauline scholar Michael Bird explains why.

An Anomalous Jew presents the figure of Paul in all his complexity with his blend of common and controversial Jewish beliefs and a faith in Christ that brought him into conflict with the socio-religious scene around him. Bird elucidates how the apostle Paul was variously perceived—as a religious deviant by Jews, as a divisive figure by Jewish Christians, as a purveyor of dubious philosophy by Greeks, and as a dangerous troublemaker by the Romans. Readers of this book will better understand the truly anomalous shape of Paul’s thinking and worldview.

Michael F. Bird is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne College of Mission and Ministry. He is the author of several books, including Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God, and with James Crossley, How Did Christianity Begin?

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Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

  • Author: John J. Collins
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 399

John J. Collins is a highly regarded expert on Jewish apocalyptic texts, and has written extensively on the subject over the last 15 years. Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy brings 19 of his essays together for the first time, including previously unpublished contributions.

After an introductory essay that revisits the problem of defining Apocalypse as a literary genre, Collins deals with a number of different topics, including the relationship between apocalypse and prophecy and the troubling ethical issues raised by apocalyptic texts. Collins also examines several specific examples to show the themes and variation present in the genre. Organized in five sections, these thematic essays complement and enrich Collins’ well-known book The Apocalyptic Imagination.

John J. Collins is Holmes professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School and has served as president of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. His many books include A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Second Edition, Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism.

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Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters, Second Edition

  • Author: Michael J. Gorman
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 731

This comprehensive and widely used text by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout.

The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace.

Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, Maryland. A highly regarded New Testament scholar, he has also written Cruciformity, Inhabiting the Cruciform God, Becoming the Gospel, and several other works.

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The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters

  • Author: Stanley E. Porter
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 486

In this comprehensive introduction to the apostle Paul, Stanley Porter devotes serious consideration both to the background and major contours of Paul’s thought and to the unique contributions of each of his letters.

Porter begins by introducing the Pauline tradition and outlining the basics of Paul’s life, the chronology of his ministry, and his several imprisonments. Porter then discusses the background to Paul’s thought, examines some of the major themes of his writings, and treats issues concerning the Pauline epistles, such as pseudonymity and canon.

Finally, Porter delves into all thirteen of Paul’s letters individually, placing them within their historical contexts and examining critical issues relating to the content and interpretation of each letter. The result is a thorough, balanced treatment of one of the most important figures in Christianity.

Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.

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Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia

  • Editor: Allan D. Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 952

The definitive reference work on Augustine that scholars, from all fields of theological study, describe as "superb" and "indispensable" for students, scholars, libraries, and anyone interested in studying Augustine. While the work provides exhaustive resources on Augustine's own life and his theological and pastoral work, it also provides an exceptional wealth of information about scholarship, past and present on the great theologian. Moreover, it documents the influence of Augustine on the Catholic Church, the Reformation and on great thinkers and theologians such as Kierkegaard, Luther, Erasmus, and Calvin. Topics range from archeology to martyrdom, from imagination to Augustine's personal friends.

Allan D. Fitzgerald is General Editor of Augustinian Studies, a publication of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He has written numberous books and essays on Augustine of Hippo and is a member of the Order of St. Augustine.

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Between the Beginning and the End: A Radical Kingdom Vision

  • Author: J.H. Bavinck
  • Translator: Bert Hielema
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 156

Twentieth-century Dutch missiologist and prolific author J.H. Bavinck was committed to confronting the world with the saving message of Christ. In this first English translation of the Dutch work published in 1946, Bavinck presents a cosmic kingdom vision and champions the coming of the kingdom of Christ as the basic message of the gospel.

Bavinck eloquently challenges believers to live as kingdom people as he expresses a uniquely Reformed perspective on the eternal significance of our temporal world. His eschatological vision, which permeates the book, is now more relevant than ever as climate change, resource depletion, financial turmoil, and other issues increasingly threaten our world.

With Bert Hielema’s skillful translation capturing the beauty and power of Bavinck’s original text, Between the Beginning and the End calls all Christians to consider anew the entire scope of the church and Christ's kingdom.

Johan Herman Bavinck (1895-1964) was the premier twentieth-century missiologist in the Dutch Calvinist tradition. A prolific author, he worked both as a pastor and as a professor in the Netherlands and Indonesia. Some choice writings of his are available in The J.H. Bavinck Reader (2013).

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The Bible and Archaeology

  • Author: J.A. Thompson
  • Edition: 3rd, Fully Revised
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 491

This highly acclaimed and widely used survey offers a concise, up-to-date summary of archaeological information as it pertains to the study of the Bible. The three biblical divisions of archaeology: The Old Testament Story up to 587 B.C., The Pre-Christian Centuries, and The New Testament, are supplemented with a number of charts, tables and outlines, as well as an introduction titled “Biblical Archaeology Today.”

With a good grasp of archaeological facts, knowledge of the archaeological sites and excavations, Thompson discusses adequately and, at times in some detail, artifacts that come from tells and tombs. As lecturer in Old Testament Studies at Baptist Theological College of New South Wales, Thompson knows how to relate the findings of archaeology to the wider interests of biblical study.

J.A. ThompsonJohn A. Thompson was the first director of the Australian Institute of Archaeology in Melbourne. While in Melbourne, he lectured in the School of Middle Eastern Studies at the University, and was lecturer in Old Testament studies in the Baptist Theological College of New South Wales. Making a special study of biblical archaeology, Thompson engaged in field work with ASOR at Roman Jericho and at Dibon in Transjordan. He held degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne in science, the arts, and divinity. His doctorate came from the University of Cambridge, UK, in Oriental Studies. J. A. Thompson authored the volume on 1st & 2nd Chronicles that is part of The New American Commentary on CD-ROM (31 Vols.).

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The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God

  • Author: Amos Yong
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 242

The Bible has plenty to say about human disability; most of it is negative. Yet Amos Yong — a theologian whose life experience includes growing up alongside a brother with Down syndrome — argues that it is the way we read biblical texts, not the Bible itself, that causes us unthinkingly to marginalize those with disabilities. Applying a "hermeneutics of suspicion" to traditional methods of interpreting the Bible, Yong rereads and reinterprets texts from the Old Testament, John, Luke-Acts, and Paul from the perspective of people with disabilities. Revealing and dismantling the underlying stigma of disability that exists even in the church, he shows how the Bible offers good news to people of all abilities — and he challenges churches to reorganize their practices as they strive to become more inviting, healing, and reconciling communities of faith.

Amos Yong is professor of theology and mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh and Hospitality and the Other.

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Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period

  • Author: Richard N. Longenecker
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 268

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi texts, and new Targums has greatly increased scholarly interest in the relationship between the New Testament and first-century Judaism. This critically acclaimed study sheds light on this relationship by exploring the methods the earliest Christians used to interpret the Old Testament. By comparing the first Christian writings with Jewish documents from the same period, Longenecker helps to discern both the key differences between Christianity and Judaism and the Judaic roots of the Christian faith. The original content has been largely unchanged, though a new forty-one page preface has been included to interact with particular topics of importance. Additions to references in the footnotes concerning recent significant developments and corrections of content in the text have been made. This second edition of Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period seeks to introduce new findings and research since the original release in 1975.

A prominent New Testament scholar, Richard N. Longenecker served as Distinguished Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College and taught for many years at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. He is now retired. His education includes B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from New College in the University of Edinburgh. He was also honored with a D.D. from Wycliffe College. Author of numerous books, his volume of Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 41: Galatians is currently available for download. He is presently working on a major commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Romans, to be published in the New International Greek Testament Commentary series.

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Biblical History and Israel’s Past: The Changing Study of the Bible and History

  • Authors: Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 526

Although scholars have studied ancient Israel for centuries, their purpose has for much of that time been primarily to illuminate and clarify the biblical story. In Biblical History and Israel’s Past Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle describe how scholars have increasingly begun in recent years to tell the story of ancient Israel and its neighbors on its own terms, using both biblical and extra-biblical sources without privileging the biblical perspective.

Moore and Kelle provide a comprehensive yet accessible survey of the ways in which the study of the Old Testament and Israel’s past have progressed since the middle of the twentieth century—trends that have till now been difficult for nonspecialists to access and follow. Beginning with the patriarchs and matriarchs, Moore and Kelle summarize major scholars, viewpoints, issues, and developments in the field of study for each major epoch of Israel’s early history. Each chapter includes pull-boxes explaining key terms and concepts, discussion questions to deepen understanding, and suggestions for further reading.

Megan Bishop Moore is visiting assistant professor of religion at Wake Forest University. She is also author of Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel.

Brad E. Kelle is professor of Old Testament at Point Loma Nazarene University. His books include Hosea 2: Metaphor and Rhetoric in Historical Perspective.

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The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Book of Genesis

  • Author: Joy A. Schroeder
  • Series: The Bible in Medieval Tradition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 317

In this latest addition to the Bible in Medieval Tradition series, Joy Schroeder provides substantial excerpts from seven noteworthy medieval biblical interpreters who commented on Genesis between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Now available in English for the first time and representing a chronological and geographical range of authors—including Hildegard of Bingen, Nicholas of Lyra, and Denis the Carthusian—these clear, readable translations illustrate the rich diversity of medieval approaches to biblical interpretation. The commentary covers the entire book of Genesis and includes an in-depth introduction by Schroeder that locates each of the medieval authors within his or her context.

Joy A. Schroeder is professor of church history at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, professor of religion at Capital University, and holder of the Bergener Chair of Theology and Religion at both schools in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Book of Jeremiah

  • Author: Joy A. Schroeder
  • Series: The Bible in Medieval Tradition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 333

In this volume, part of the Bible in Medieval Tradition series, Joy Schroeder provides substantial excerpts from seven noteworthy biblical interpreters who commented on Jeremiah between the ninth and fifteenth centuries.

Following a survey of early and medieval Christian authors and their interpretive approaches, Schroeder offers original translations from medieval commentators writing on twenty-four chapters of Jeremiah, including all chapters present in major western lectionaries. In addition to her clear, readable renderings of texts from authors including Thomas Aquinas, Nicholas of Lyra, and Denis the Carthusian, Schroeder provides an introduction to each author represented, locating him within his historical and theological context. The well-chosen selections in this masterful volume illustrate the rich diversity of medieval approaches to biblical interpretation and offer an intriguing glimpse into the worldview of medieval commentators.

Joy A. Schroeder is professor of church history at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, professor of religion at Capital University, and holder of the Bergener Chair of Theology and Religion at both schools in Columbus, Ohio.

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Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars

  • Author: Richard J. Mouw
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 80

In this wise little book Mouw defends Christian scholarship as an important and legitimate endeavor, responding in particular to those traditions that continue to be suspicious of intellectual pursuits. Writing in an inviting, conversational style, Mouw reflects candidly on the faithful Christian cultivation of the life of the mind and offers gentle advice on how Christians, especially evangelicals, might fruitfully navigate the world of the academy as followers of Jesus.

Richard J. Mouw is distinguished professor of faith and public life and former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

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Christianity and Liberalism

  • Author: J. Gresham Machen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 176

This classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early 1900s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism has remained relevant through the years ever since its original publication in 1923. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today.

John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) was professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915–1929. After a dispute against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A.A. Hodge, and B.B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative, Calvinist orthodoxy.

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Church History: An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods

  • Authors: James E. Bradley and Richard A. Muller
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 250

This book arose out of a methods seminar for graduate students at the beginning of their doctoral work. It is not only a practical resource for students studying church history and history of doctrine, but also for those interested in the areas of systematic and philosophical theology. Church History offers graduate students who plan to become professional historians the guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools needed for successfully researching and writing in the disciplines of church history and theology. It is organized to aid students in the ability to define a topic, locate the source materials, and write quality papers. The bibliography and appendix are considered an integral part of the book, and students will find particularly useful the information on the use of computer applications in research.

James E. Bradley is Geoffrey W. Bromiley Professor of Church History at Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. from Pasadena College, a B.D. from Fuller, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He is the author of Religion, Revolution, and English Radicalism.

Richard A. Muller is the P.J. Zondervan Professor for Doctoral Studies in Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. He acquired an M.Div from Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Duke University. His many books include A Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms and Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics.

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The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today

  • Author: Everett Ferguson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 435

Dr. Ferguson offers a genuine biblical theology of the church that the pastor, church leader, layperson and student will find informational and useful. He systematically examines the New Testament’s teaching on the existence, meaning and purpose of the church. Carefully grounding ecclesiology in the person and work of Christ, Ferguson unveils a comprehensive model of the church that is both biblically centered and relevant. After emphasizing the value of the Old Testament for the Christian, he presents three important images regarding the nature of the church: the people of God, the body of Christ, and the community of the Spirit. His treatment of sin, the cross, and the human response to God is connected to his idea of ecclesiology. Worship, baptism, gifts, ministry, Christian ethics, discipline and unity are some of the major themes the author addresses. The “Today” in the subtitle does not imply an adapting of biblical ecclesiology to the interests of the present, but is meant to emphasize that biblical ecclesiology is viable today.

Everett Ferguson received his PhD from Harvard University and served on the faculty of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, beginning in 1962, where he taught church history and Greek. He is now professor emeritus in its College of Biblical Studies and distinguished scholar-in-residence. Although he retired from full-time teaching in 1990 to devote himself to research, he occasionally teaches a few classes at ACU. He is the author of many books, including Backgrounds of Early Christianity.

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Guides to Theology: Creation

  • Author: David Fergusson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 157

This book explores anew the theme of creation in Scripture, tradition, and contemporary theology. David Fergusson defends the classical account of creation out of nothing but pays more sustained attention than the Christian tradition typically has given to the holistic significance of the created world.

Offering both doctrinal exposition and apologetic argument, Fergusson discusses creation in relation to the problem of evil and the fall, divine providence, deism, Darwinian evolution, environmental ethics, animal rights, even touching on the topic of extraterrestrial intelligence.

David Fergusson is professor of divinity and principal of New College at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the author of Christ, Church and Society: Essays on John Baillie and Donald Baillie, Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation, and The Future as God’s Gift: Explorations in Christian Eschatology.

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The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

  • Author: Fleming Rutledge
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 695

Though the apostle Paul boldly proclaimed “Christ crucified” as the heart of the gospel, Fleming Rutledge notes that preaching about the cross of Christ is remarkably neglected in most churches today. In this book Rutledge addresses the issues and controversies that have caused pastors to speak of the cross only in the most general, bland terms, precluding a full understanding and embrace of the gospel by their congregations.

Countering our contemporary tendency to bypass Jesus’ crucifixion, Rutledge in these pages examines in depth all the various themes and motifs used by the New Testament evangelists and apostolic writers to explain the meaning of the cross of Christ. She mines the classical writings of the Church Fathers, the medieval scholastics, and the Reformers as well as more recent scholarship, while bringing them all into contemporary context.

Widely known for her preaching, Rutledge seeks to encourage preachers, teachers, and anyone else interested in what Christians believe to be the central event of world history.

Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest widely recognized in North America and the UK as a preacher, lecturer, and teacher of other preachers. Her published sermon collections, most recently And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament, have received acclaim across denominational lines.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Today

  • Author: James C. VanderKam
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 201

An eminent Dead Sea Scrolls researcher, James C. VanderKam offers a popular, up-to-date introduction to the scrolls and the ongoing debate that surrounds their study. Chapters cover all the major subjects of scroll inquiry: the discoveries of the manuscripts and nearby archaeological remains during the 1940s and 1950s and the methods used to date them, the content and character of the scrolls texts, the identity, history, and beliefs of the people who lived in Qumran and collected, wrote, and copied scrolls, and the importance of the scrolls to biblical studies.

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Divine Honours for the Caesars: The First Christians' Responses

  • Author: Bruce W. Winter
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 348

Though the first century A.D. saw the striking rise and expansion of Christianity throughout the vast Roman Empire, ancient historians have shown that an even stronger imperial cult spread far more rapidly at the same time. How did the early Jesus-followers cope with the all-pervasive culture of emperor worship?

This authoritative study by Bruce Winter explores the varied responses of first-century Christians to imperial requirements to render divine honours to the Caesars. Winter first examines the significant primary evidence of emperor worship, particularly analysing numerous inscriptions in public places and temples that attributed divine titles to the emperors, and he then looks at specific New Testament evidence in light of his findings.

Bruce W. Winter is the former warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, and a respected authority on the historical background to the New Testament. Much of his work has focused on Christianity in Corinth.

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Doubt, Faith, and Certainty

  • Author: Anthony Thiselton
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 168

Doubt, faith, certainty. In this book celebrated theologian Anthony Thiselton provides clarity on these complicated, long-misunderstood theological concepts and the practical pastoral problems they raise for Christians. He reminds us that doubt is not always bad, faith can have different meanings in different circumstances, and certainty is fragile.

Drawing on his expertise in the fields of exegesis and hermeneutics, biblical studies, and the history of Christian thought, Thiselton works his way through the labyrinth of past definitions while offering better, more nuanced theological understandings of these three interrelated concepts. The result is a book that speaks profoundly to some of our deepest existential concerns.

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham. He holds three doctorates (PhD, DD, DD) and has published important works on 1 Corinthians, hermeneutics, and has done research on modern theology, philosophy of religion, and the application of philosophy of language to biblical studies.

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The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary

  • Editors: Allen C. Meyers, John W. Simpson, Jr., Philip A. Frank, Timothy P. Jenney, Ralph W. Vunderink
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Pages: 1,094

This comprehensive reference tool provides a helpful and reliable guide for reading and studying the Bible. Nearly 5,000 entries identify every person and place named in the Bible, examine the contents and background of each biblical book and related writings, describe the physical and cultural aspects of the world of the Bible, and explain and interpret important focuses of biblical theology—matters that the Bible student may encounter in reading and discussion. Although primarily evangelical in focus, The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary addresses objectively the broad spectrum of interpretation.

“Every lay Christian should have next to his or her Bible a good Bible dictionary. This new work from Eerdmans...fills the bill admirably...I commend it enthusiastically.”—W. Ward Gasque, Regent College

The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary is based on a translation of the 1975 edition of the internationally respected Bijbelse Encyclopedie, edited under the direction of W.H. Gispen. This English revision reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current American biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, and sociological issues.

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The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible

  • Editors: Gordon D. Fee, Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 816

Over two hundred user-friendly maps, charts, graphics, and photos bring ancient places to life. Numerous articles offer significant insights into the Bible's people, places, and main ideas. Travelers who visit specific individual books will find in-depth, illuminating commentary based on up-to-date research.

Reflecting a broad evangelical perspective, The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible continues the publisher's proud tradition of providing quality biblical resources for nearly a century. This handy guidebook promises to make the Word of God come alive as never before.

Gordon D. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to his many highly respected commentaries and biblical studies, he is also the author of Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God; Gospel and Spirit; and How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.

Robert L. Hubbard is professor of biblical literature at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, and general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series. He chaired the team of translation consultants for The Message by Eugene Peterson, and his books include the award-winning NICOT volume on the book of Ruth.

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The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism

  • Editor: John J. Collins
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 1,397

The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism is ecumenical and international in character, bringing together the contributions of a superb group of Jewish, Christian, and other scholars. With equal attention paid to literary and nonliterary (archaeological and epigraphic) evidence, this substantial volume will prove to be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.

John J. Collins is Holmes professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School and has served as president of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association.

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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

  • Editor: David Noel Freedman
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2,000
  • Pages: 1,474

The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible gathers nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly yet clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. The Dictionary also explores the background of each biblical book and related writings and discusses cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena—matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion.

David Noel Freedman (1922–2008) received his PhD in Semitic languages and literature from Johns Hopkins University in 1948.

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The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology

  • Editor: Paul Corby Finney
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 1,565

More than 400 distinguished scholars, including archaeologists, art historians, historians, epigraphers, and theologians, have written the 1,455 entries in this monumental encyclopedia—the first comprehensive reference work of its kind.

From Aachen to Zurzach, Paul Corby Finney’s three-volume masterwork draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence to offer readers a basic orientation to early Christian architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and portable artifacts created roughly between AD 200 and 600 in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Clear, comprehensive, and richly illustrated, this work will be an essential resource for all those interested in late antique and early Christian art, archaeology, and history.

Paul Corby Finney is professor emeritus of ancient history at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis. His previous books include The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art and Seeing beyond the Word: Visual Arts and the Calvinist Tradition.

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Encountering New Testament Manuscripts

  • Author: Jack Finegan
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1974
  • Pages: 203

The field of textual criticism remains an exciting one. Thousands of manuscripts have been recovered in recent years. Some are only papyrus fragments found in the sands of Egypt, while others are handsomely copied parchment volumes long-preserved in ancient monasteries. Using the methods of textual criticism, translators have been able to discern from these manuscripts a probable reading of the original New Testament text—a difficult but important task. Several scholarly books describing the process of textual criticism have already been written, but Encountering New Testament Manuscripts is uniquely different in its approach. This volume provides the opportunity to see and read portions of the chief manuscripts and learn firsthand the principles of textual criticism.

Reproduced at or near actual size are twenty four photographs of some of the oldest and most important manuscripts, including papyri, parchment, and paper texts with both uncial and minuscule script. Through the steps of transcribing the original manuscripts and organizing the various evidence presented, readers can develop their own conclusions about reading the original text. A comprehensive introductory chapter surveying the nature and history of textual criticism and a concluding chapter on the question of methodology make this book a complete course on the subject. Helpful indexes and lists of important New Testament manuscripts make in an excellent resource volume as well.

Jack Finegan is Professor of New Testament History and Archeology at the Pacific School of Religion, and pastor of the University Christian Church in Berkeley, California.

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The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures

  • Editor: D.A. Carson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 1,256

In this volume, thirty-seven celebrated evangelical scholars present a thorough study of biblical authority and a full range of issues connected to it.

D.A. Carson serves as editor for this volume. He has assigned the topics based upon a recognition that Scripture and its authority are now being both challenged and defended with renewed vigor. After an introduction by Carson to the many facets of the current discussion, contributors present robust essays on relevant historical, biblical, theological, philosophical, epistemological, and comparative-religion topics. Carson concludes by answering a number of frequently asked questions about the nature of Scripture, cross-referencing these queries to info in preceding chapters.

This comprehensive volume by a team of recognized experts will be an essential reference on the nature and authority of the Bible for years to come. Contributors include Henri Blocher, Craig Blomberg, Graham Cole, Paul Helm, Robert Kolb, Anthony Lane, Douglass Moo, Richard Lints, Andy Naselli, Timothy Tennant, Kevin Vanhoozer, Bruce Waltke, Barry Webb, John Woodbridge, and more!.

D.A. Carson is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. A respected teacher, author, and speaker, he is currently research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the president of The Gospel Coalition.

He has served as pastor of Richmond Baptist Church and as the first dean of the seminary of Northwest Baptist Theological College, now known as Northwest Baptist Seminary. Carson lectures in academic and church settings around the world, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Exegetical Fallacies, The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14–17, and Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14. He is the editor of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, and was coeditor of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with G.K. Beale, and the Studies in New Testament Greek series with Stanley Porter.

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Evolution and the Fall

  • Editors: James K.A. Smith and William T. Cavanaugh
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 261

What does it mean for the Christian doctrine of the Fall if there was no historical Adam? If humanity emerged from nonhuman primates—as genetic, biological, and archaeological evidence seems to suggest—then what are the implications for a Christian understanding of human origins, including the origin of sin?

Evolution and the Fall gathers a multidisciplinary, ecumenical team of scholars to address these difficult questions and others like them from the perspectives of biology, theology, history, Scripture, philosophy, and politics.

James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he also holds the Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. His previous books include How (Not) to Be Secular and You Are What You Love.

William T. Cavanaugh is director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. His other books include Being Consumed and The Myth of Religious Violence.

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Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, Third Edition

  • Author: Daniel L. Migliore
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 503

A superb, standard Christian theology text for nearly a quarter century, Daniel Migliore’s Faith Seeking Understanding explores all of the major Christian doctrines in freshly contemporary ways. This third edition offers new suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a substantial expansion of the glossary, and new material incorporated throughout, including a section on Christians and Muslims.

Further, the three imaginary theological dialogues culminating the book—pointedly playful exchanges that have delighted countless readers—are here joined by a fourth dialogue, between Karl Barth and Friedrich Nietzsche, on atheism. All in all, a new generation of students, pastors, and Christian educators, eager to better understand the rich heritage, central themes, and contemporary challenges of Christian theology, will find both guidance and stimulation in Migliore's updated work.

Daniel L. Migliore is Charles Hodge Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.

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Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? Second Edition

  • Author: Bruce Waltke
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 247

Does the Bible teach Christians to “find” God's “special will” for their lives? No, it does not, says respected biblical scholar Bruce Waltke, contrary to much popular evangelical teaching. In this acclaimed book Waltke clearly distinguishes between pagan divination (“guessmancy”) and solid, Bible-based guidance as he distills from Scripture a six-point program to help guide Jesus followers on their life journey.

This expanded and extensively rewritten second edition of Waltke's Finding the Will of God incorporates the best insights from many other books on guidance that have appeared since the first edition came out (2002), and it includes an entirely new chapter on learning to protect one's heart. This edition also features thoughtful questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.

Bruce Waltke (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Harvard Divinity School), acknowledged to be one of the outstanding contemporary Old Testament scholars, is professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College in Vancouver. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, commentaries, and articles, and contributed to dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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Flights of the Soul: Visions, Heavenly Journeys, and Peak Experiences in the Biblical World

  • Author: John J. Pilch
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 252

Reports of prophetic dreams, of journeys into the heavens, and of other alternate states of consciousness abound in the Old and New Testaments and in extra-biblical literature. And although some scholars consider such reports to be simple literary devices, John J. Pilch—a leading expert in social scientific interpretation of the Bible—argues that ancient accounts of alternate consciousness are both plausible and significant, constituting a very commonplace, very real, and very human experience in their cultures of origin.

Integrating biblical exegesis with insights from anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and the social sciences, Pilch investigates and interprets such phenomena as Ezekiel’s prophetic visions, Enoch’s sky journeys, Jesus’ transfiguration and ascension, Paul’s ecstatic vision on the road to Damascus, John’s heavenly journeys described in Revelation, and more. His innovative study presents a fresh and intriguing perspective on these fascinating, sometimes puzzling biblical accounts.

John J. Pilch was visiting professor of biblical literature at Georgetown University for eighteen years. He is currently visiting professor at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Hong Kong and director of research for Cuyamungue: The Felicitas D. Goodman Anthropological Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His books include The Cultural Dictionary of the Bible and Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles: How the Early Believers Experienced God.

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Framing Paul: An Epistolary Biography

  • Author: Douglas A. Campbell
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 490

All historical work on Paul presupposes a story concerning the composition of his letters—which ones he actually wrote, how many pieces they might originally have consisted of, when he wrote them, where from, and why. But the answers given to these questions are often derived in dubious ways.

In Framing Paul, Douglas A. Campbell reappraises all these issues in rigorous fashion, appealing only to Paul’s own epistolary data in order to derive a basic ‘frame’ for the letters on which all subsequent interpretation can be built. Though figuring out the authorship and order of Paul’s letters has been thought to be impossible, Campbell’s Framing Paul presents a cogent solution to the puzzle.

Douglas A. Campbell is associate professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul and The Quest for Paul’s Gospel: A Suggested Strategy.

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Galatians: The Charter of Christian Liberty

  • Author: Merrill C. Tenney
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 216

A commentary on a particular book of the Bible ordinarily employs one of several possible methods of study. In this absorbing study of the Epistle to the Galatians, Merrill C. Tenney provides the reader with a concise and comprehensive analysis of Galatians by devoting a chapter to each of ten different methods of Bible study: synthetic, critical, biographical, historical, theological, rhetorical, topical, analytical, comparative, and devotional. Their inclusion in one volume provides a stimulating, rich source of material for the study of Galatians, as well as a basis for the study of other books of the Bible. For some time the author has had the conviction that there is room in the field of biblical exegesis for a work which should encourage the lover of the Bible to pursue its study for himself. There are so many treasures in the Word of God that no one commentary or treatise can contain all of them; and since one book can deal with only a few at the most, the best procedure is to show how the treasures can be unlocked, and let the reader use the key for himself.

Many extensive commentaries and critical essays have been written on Galatians, and this book does not pretend to supersede them. It is an attempt to present ten different approaches to the meaning of the biblical text, and to illustrate each so that the reader can imitate the procedure and thus have the joy of making original discoveries in the divine revelation. The sum total of these illustrations will provide a representative treatment of Galatians. This book was written to promote a more thorough understanding of the Galatians Epistle as a whole, both in its original context and its modern application. Those who are well-founded in Scripture will enjoy the various methods of investigation used to gain a fuller knowledge of the literary work the Apostle Paul has given us. Those less developed in their understanding of God’s Word should gain a much better knowledge of the history and circumstances surrounding the text.

Merrill C. Tenney, who died in 1985, was for many years Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Bible and Theology at Wheaton College in Illinois. Among his many books are New Testament Survey and New Testament Times. Tenney’s work is also featured in Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century and Illustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible.

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God Transcendent and Other Sermons

  • Author: J. Gresham Machen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1949
  • Pages: 189

God Transcendent and Other Sermons contains 20 sermons, including the last one he preached just five days before his death. Sermons include “Prophets False and True,” “The Active Obedience of Christ,” “The Bible and the Cross,” and more.

John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) was professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915–1929. After a dispute against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A.A. Hodge, and B.B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative, Calvinist orthodoxy.

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The Great Reversal: Ethics and the New Testament

  • Author: Allen Verhey
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 247

In this study of New Testament ethics, Verhey examines the ethics of Jesus, for it is there the tradition begins, and analyzes how the early church handed down Jesus' words and deeds in the development of a moral tradition. He also examines that tradition as it came to canonical expression in the New Testament writings.

Verhey then focuses on the use of the New Testament in the continuing moral tradition of the church, surveying proposals for the use of Scripture, identifying critical methodological questions, and defending a “modest proposal” for the use of Scripture.

Allen Verhey Dr. Allen Verhey is currently Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC. Receiving his B.A. from Calvin College and B.D. from Calvin Theological Seminary, Verhey completed his Ph.D. work at Yale University, focusing in New Testament and Christian Ethics. He directed the Institute of Religion at the Texas Medical Center for two years and served as the Blekkink Professor of Religion at Hope College for ten. He has long been at the forefront of Christian life issues in medical ethics, lecturing on topics such as stem cell research, spirituality and medicine, and ethical issues in hospice care.

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Introducing the Old Testament

  • Authors: J. Andrew Dearman and Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 560

In this up-to-date, student-friendly text, Robert Hubbard and J. Andrew Dearman bring decades of scholarly study and classroom experience to bear as they introduce readers to the context, composition, and message of the Old Testament.

Each chapter orients readers to the Old Testament book or books under consideration, outlining historical and cultural background, literary features, main characters, and structure. Throughout these discussions—of the Torah, the historical books, the prophets, and the poetry—Hubbard and Dearman also identify and trace key theological themes.

J. Andrew Dearman is professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, associate dean at Fuller's regional campus in Houston, Texas, and author of the NICOT volume on Hosea.

Robert L. Hubbard Jr. is professor emeritus of biblical literature at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series, and author of the award-winning NICOT volume on Ruth.

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Forms of the Old Testament Literature: Isaiah 40–66 (FOTL)

  • Author: Marvin A. Sweeney
  • Series: Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL)
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 432

Isaiah 40–66, by Marvin A. Sweeney, is the nineteenth published volume in The Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL), a series that provides a form-critical analysis of the books and units in the Hebrew Bible. Building on his earlier FOTL volume, Isaiah 1–39, Sweeney here presents his analysis of Isaiah 40-66 within both the synchronic literary form of Isaiah and the diachronic history of its composition.

In keeping with the methodology and goals of the FOTL series, Sweeney’s Isaiah 40–66 offers detailed examinations of the formal structure of the chapters covered; the genres that function within these chapters; the literary, historical, and social settings of the text; and the overall interpretation of Isaiah 40–66 and its constituent textual units. Including a glossary of the genres and formulas discussed, this commentary will be a useful resource to anyone wishing to engage more deeply with this central book in the Hebrew Bible.

Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont Lincoln University and Claremont School of Theology, and professor of Bible at the Academy for Jewish Religion in California. He is the author of many books, including Isaiah 1–39 in The Forms of the Old Testament Literature series, New Visions of Isaiah, and Zephanaiah in the Hermeneia commentary series.

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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, 2nd ed.

  • Author: Richard Bauckham
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 703

This critically acclaimed work argues that the four Gospels are based on the eyewitness testimony of those who personally knew Jesus. Noted New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham challenges the prevailing assumption that the stories about Jesus circulated as “anonymous community traditions,” asserting instead that they were transmitted in the names of the original eyewitnesses.

To drive home this point, Bauckham draws on internal literary evidence, the use of personal names in first-century Jewish Palestine, and recent developments in the understanding of oral tradition. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses also taps into the rich resources of modern study of memory, especially in cognitive psychology, refuting the conclusions of the form critics and calling New Testament scholarship to make a clean break with that long-dominant tradition. Finally, Bauckham challenges readers to end the classic division between the “historical Jesus” and the “Christ of faith,” proposing instead the “Jesus of testimony” as presented by the Gospels.

In this expanded second edition Bauckham has added a new preface, three substantial new chapters that respond to critics and clarify key points of his argument, and a comprehensive new bibliography.

Richard Bauckham is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and a fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His many other books include Jesus and the God of Israel, Gospel Women, and Jesus: A Very Short Introduction.

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Jesus and the Last Supper

  • Author: Brant Pitre
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 604

Who did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be? What was his relationship to early Judaism? When and how did he expect the kingdom to come? What were his intentions? Though these key questions have been addressed in studies of the historical Jesus, Brant Pitre argues that they cannot be fully answered apart from a careful historical analysis of the Last Supper accounts. Yet these accounts, both by the Gospel writers and by Paul, are widely neglected by contemporary Jesus research.

In this book Pitre fills a notable gap in historical Jesus research as he offers a rigorous, up-to-date study of the historical Jesus and the Last Supper. Situating the Last Supper in the triple contexts of ancient Judaism, the life of Jesus, and early Christianity, Pitre brings to light crucial insights into major issues driving the quest for Jesus. His Jesus and the Last Supper is sure to ignite scholarly discussion and debate.

Brant Pitre Brant Pitre is Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also the author of Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile; Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper; and Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.

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Jesus Followers in the Roman Empire

  • Author: Paul B. Duff
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 275

When Jesus of Nazareth began proclaiming the kingdom of God early in the first century, he likely had no intention of starting a new religion, especially one that included former pagans. Yet a new religion did eventually develop—one that not only included non-Jews but was soon dominated by them. How did this happen?

Jesus Followers in the Roman Empire by Paul Duff offers an accessible and informed account of Christian origins, beginning with the teaching of Jesus and moving to the end of the first century. Duff's narrative shows how the rural Jewish movement led by Jesus developed into a largely non-Jewish phenomenon permeating urban centers of the Roman Empire.

Paying special attention to social, cultural, and religious contexts—as well as to early Christian ideas about idolatry, marriage, family, slavery, and ethnicity—Jesus Followers in the Roman Empire will help readers cultivate a deeper understanding of the identity, beliefs, and practices of early Christ-believers.

Paul B. Duff is professor of religion at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is also the author of Who Rides the Beast? Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse and Paul in Corinth: The Apologetic Context of 2 Corinthians 3.

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Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christology

  • Author: Michael F. Bird
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 171

Adoptionism—the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God’s son at his baptism or resurrection—has been commonly accepted in much recent scholarship as the earliest explanation of Jesus’s divine status. In this book Michael Bird draws that view into question with a thorough examination of pre-Pauline materials, the Gospel of Mark, and patristic sources.

Engaging critically with Bart Ehrman, James Dunn, and other scholars, Bird demonstrates that a full-fledged adoptionist Christology did not emerge until the late second century. As he delves into passages often used to support the idea of an early adoptionist Christology, including Romans 1:3–4 and portions of the speeches in Acts, Bird persuasively argues that early Christology was in fact incarnational, not adoptionist. He concludes by surveying and critiquing notable examples of adoptionism in modern theology.

Michael F. Bird is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne College of Mission and Ministry. He is the author of several books, including Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God, and with James Crossley, How Did Christianity Begin?

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John, His Gospel, and Jesus: In Pursuit of the Johannine Voice

  • Author: Stanley E. Porter
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 309

In this volume, Stanley Porter tackles a variety of important and often highly contentious topics within the Gospel of John as a means of defining and capturing the distinctive Johannine voice. Subjects discussed include John in relation to competing Gospels, the public proclamation of Jesus in John, the sources of John’s Gospel, John’s prologue, the “I Am” sayings, the notion of truth, the Passover theme, and the ending of the book.

Each chapter puts forward new and insightful proposals regarding the topics concerned. Porter does not shy away from matters that have often perplexed Johannine scholars, and he confronts some of the viewpoints that have led to confusion in the field. In exploring John’s unique perspective and voice, Porter makes a significant contribution to the wider fields of Jesus studies and New Testament investigation.

Stanley E. Porter is a respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies best known for his works on verbal aspects in New Testament Greek. He is a respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies worldwide, and is actively involved in OpenText.org and the Linguistics Institute of Ancient and Biblical Greek. He is also a regular columnist for Christian Week.

Porter currently serves as president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is the author or editor of numerous studies in the New Testament and Greek language, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, 2nd ed., Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.

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The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia

  • General Editor: Harry S. Stout
  • Associate Editors: Kenneth P. Minkema and Adriaan C. Neele
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 647

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is widely acknowledged to be one of America’s most important theologians and considered a fountainhead of American evangelicalism. He not only played an important role in his own time but also influenced the generations that followed in profound ways.

With more than four hundred entries, The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia provides a wide-ranging perspective on Edwards, offering succinct synopses of topics large and small from his life, thought, and work. Summaries of Edwards’s ideas as well as descriptions of the people and events of his times are all easy to find, and suggestions for further reading point to ways to explore topics in greater depth.

Comprehensive and reliable, with contributions from the premier Edwards scholars in the world, this encyclopedia will be the standard reference work on one of the most extraordinary figures in American history.

Harry S. Stout is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University and general editor of the Works of Jonathan Edwards and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center.

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Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to His Thought

  • Authors: Kyle C. Strobel and Oliver D. Crisp
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 243

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) has long been recognized as one of the preeminent thinkers in the early Enlightenment and a major figure in the history of American Christianity.

In this accessible one-volume text, leading Edwards experts Oliver Crisp and Kyle Strobel introduce readers to the formi­dable mind of Jonathan Edwards as they survey key theological and philosophical themes in his thought, including his doctrine of the Trinity, his philosophical theology of God and creation, and his understanding of the atonement and salvation.

More than two centuries after his death, theologians and historians alike are finding the larger-than-life Edwards more interesting than ever. Crisp and Strobel’s concise yet comprehensive guide will help new students of this influential eighteenth-century revivalist preacher begin to understand why.

Kyle C. Strobel is associate professor of spiritual theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is also the author of Jonathan Edwards's Theology: A Reinterpretation and Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards.

Oliver D. Crisp is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books include Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation and Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians.

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Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith

  • Author: Merold Westphal
  • Series: Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 294

In this book renowned philosopher Sören Kierkegaard discusses biblical, Christian faith and its relation to reason.

Across five books—Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Sickness Unto Death, and Practice in Christianity—and three pseudonyms, Kierkegaard sought to articulate a biblical concept of faith by approaching it from a variety of perspectives in relation to one another. Westphal offers a careful textual reading of these major discussions to present an overarching analysis of Kierkegaard’s conception of the true meaning of biblical faith.

Though Kierkegaard presents a complex picture of faith through his pseudonyms, Westphal argues that his perspective is a faithful and illuminating one, making claims that are important for philosophy of religion, for theology, and most of all for Christian life as it might be lived by faithful people.

Merold Westphal is a distinguished professor of philosophy at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His many publications include Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church, Christian Thought and Overcoming Onto-Theology.

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Knowledge and Christian Belief

  • Author: Alvina Plantinga
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 141

In his widely-praised Warranted Christian Belief, Alvin Plantinga discussed in great depth the question of the rationality, or sensibility, of Christian belief. In this book, Plantinga presents the same ideas in a briefer, more accessible fashion.

Recognized worldwide as a leading Christian philosopher, Plantinga explores the meaning behind the claim that Christian belief is irrational and cannot sensibly be held. He argues that the criticisms of such well-known atheists as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are completely wrong. Finally, Plantinga addresses several potential challenges to Christian belief—pluralism, science, evil, and suffering—and shows how they fail to successfully defeat rational Christian belief.

Alvin Plantinga is John A. O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism and Warranted Christian Belief.

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Lectures in Systematic Theology

  • Author: Henry C. Thiessen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 466

Originally published in 1949 and revised in 1979, Henry C. Thiessen's comprehensive introduction to systematic theology has well served countless students and pastors for more than half a century. It continues to instruct serious students of the Bible and theology.

Following two introductory chapters delineating the nature, necessity, possibility, and divisions of theology, Henry Clarence Thiessen systematically address a wide range of subjects in eight major sections—Theism, Bibliology, Theology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology. Also included are two specialized indexes for further study—an Index of Subjects and an Index of Scriptural References that includes over 4,000 entries.

Henry C. Thiessen taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and served as Chairman of the Faculty of the Graduate School at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

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The Many Faces of Herod the Great

  • Author: Adam Kolman Marshak
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 432

For most of the Western world, Herod the Great is an icon of cruelty and evil, the epitome of a tyrant. Adam Kolman Marshak portrays Herod the Great quite differently, however, carefully drawing on historical, archaeological, and literary sources. He shows how Herod successfully ruled over his turbulent kingdom by skillfully interacting with his audiences—Roman, Hellenistic, and Judaean—in myriad ways. Herod was indeed a master in political self-presentation.

Marshak’s account chronicles how Herod moved from the bankrupt usurper he was at the beginning of his reign to a wealthy and powerful king who founded a dynasty and brought ancient Judaea to its greatest prominence and prosperity. He presents a new lens for understanding the powerful, notorious King Herod, ruler of ancient Judaea.

Adam Kolman Marshak holds a PhD in ancient history from Yale University. He has written extensively on Herod and the Herodian dynasty. The Many Faces of Herod the Great is his first book.

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The Masorah of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

  • Authors: Page H. Kelley, Daniel S. Mynatt, and Timothy G. Crawford
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 228

One of the barriers involved in teaching students of biblical Hebrew about the Masorah is the lack of introductory literature on the subject. Although a lot of information about the Masorah is available in print, most of it is in technical professional journals or encyclopedia articles. Scattered about in disparate sources, often not in English, this literature is easier to ignore than it is to incorporate into introductory Hebrew classes. As a result, most students of biblical Hebrew complete their studies without any background on the Masorah.

This volume fills this gap by providing an introduction and glossary to the Masorah of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Although the volume could be used by any student of the Hebrew Bible, it is specifically designed to be helpful for students who are just learning Hebrew. Thus it can serve as an important parallel text for second semester or second year Hebrew courses.

The introductory chapters give an overview of the field of Masoretic studies and explain the mechanics of using the Masorah of BHS. The annotated glossary provides students with definitions and explanations for most of the terms used in BHS, including examples.

Page H. Kelley (1924–1997) was professor emeritus of Old Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Daniel S. Mynatt is assistant professor of Religion at Anderson College, Anderson, South Carolina.

Timothy G. Crawford is associate professor of Bible and Hebrew at Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia.

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Neither Jew nor Greek: Christianity in the Making, vol. 3

  • Author: James D.G. Dunn
  • Series: Christianity in the Making
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 960

The third and final installment of James Dunn’s magisterial history of Christian origins through 190 AD, Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity covers the period after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD through the second century, when the still-new Jesus movement firmed up its distinctive identity markers and the structures on which it would establish its growing appeal in the following decades and centuries.

Dunn examines in depth the major factors that shaped first-generation Christianity and beyond, exploring the parting of the ways between Christianity and Judaism, the Hellenization of Christianity, and responses to Gnosticism. He mines all the first- and second-century sources, including the New Testament Gospels, New Testament apocrypha, and such church fathers as Ignatius, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus, showing how the Jesus tradition and the figures of James, Paul, Peter, and John were still esteemed influences but were also the subject of intense controversy as the early church wrestled with its evolving identity.

Comprehensively covering an important, complex era in Christianity that is often overlooked, this volume is a landmark contribution to the field.

James D.G. Dunn (1939–) is emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and is a leading British New Testament scholar. Dunn is a significant proponent of the New Perspective on Paul, and coined the term in a 1982 lecture. He received a PhD and DD from the University of Cambridge, and a MA and BD from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 he became only the third British scholar to be made the president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

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New Testament Times

  • Author: Merrill C. Tenney
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1965
  • Pages: 408

Tenney provides a concise reconstruction of the cultural milieu in which Christianity arose and developed from the time of the Maccabean Revolt to AD 138. He begins with an explanation of the relevance of the historical, political, social, and economic background of the first century which helps furnish a proper understanding of the New Testament. Recognizing the embryonic church rose out of three cultural tensions—Judaism, Roman imperialism, and Hellenism—Tenney traces its development under several Roman emperors: Christ’s birth under the age of Augustus, Christ’s ministry under the reign of Tiberius, church persecution under Nero and Domitian, and the new era of Christianity under Trajan and Hadrian. New Testament Times demonstrates how the biblical message was able to speak clearly and meaningfully within the historical framework in which it was set.

Merrill Tenney (1904–1985) was for many years Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Bible and Theology at Wheaton College. Among his many books are Galatians: The Charter of Christian Liberty and Interpreting Revelation.

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The New Testament: An Expanded Translation

  • Author: K.S. Wuest
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1961
  • Pages: 641

Unlike other versions of the New Testament, this translation uses as many English words as are necessary to bring out the richness, force, and clarity of the Greek Text. Intended as a companion to, or commentary on, the standard translations, Wuest's "expanded translation" follows the Greek word order and especially reflects emphases and contrasts indicated by the original text.

It is hoped that this expanded translation will give the reader a clearer understanding of certain words used in previous translations. Some of these words are not the translation of the Greek word but its transliteration. Take, for example, the word “blasphemy” in the phrase “the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.” This word is not itself an English word but merely a word formed by substituting English letters for Greek. Therefore, the translation here given renders the famous phrase thus: “impious and reproachful speech injurious to the divine majesty of the Holy Ghost.” Another example is Romans 6:3 (“baptized into Jesus Christ”), where “baptized” is a transliteration rather than a translation. The translation here given is: “placed in Jesus Christ.”

K.S. Wuest was a professor of New Testament Greek at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and published over a dozen books on the New Testament.

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Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament

  • Editor: Richard N. Longenecker
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 294

Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament is a great resource for diving into biblical discipleship. The inaugural volume of the McMaster New Testament Series—sponsored by McMaster Divinity College in order to address central New Testament themes—this first volume is designed like a symposium, compiling 13 rigorous yet accessible essays by world-class biblical scholars on discipleship in the New Testament. A text which Gordon Fee called “a useful, often thought-provoking collection of essays by careful New Testament scholars on a very timely subject,” Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament is both scholarly and pastoral in style and content. These articles dive into the intricacies of discipleship as displayed in the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation. This text is a treasury of practical insight for the good work of discipleship, building from the premise that, as editor Richard Longenecker puts it: “[discipleship] needs better biblical rootage than it usually receives in the popular press and better personal application than it usually receives in scholarly writings.” Patterns of Discipleship in the New Testament seeks to provide both, encouraging you to grow in biblical knowledge as well as in practical discipleship.

Richard N. Longenecker served as distinguished professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College and taught for many years at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. His education includes a BA and MA from Wheaton College, and a PhD from New College in the University of Edinburgh. He was also honored with a DD from Wycliffe College. He is the author of numerous books, including Galatians: Word Biblical Commentary, Christology in the New Testament, and The Challenge of Jesus’ Parables.

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Paul and the Gift

  • Author: John M.G. Barclay
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 672

In this book esteemed Pauline scholar John Barclay presents a strikingly fresh reading of grace in Paul’s theology, studying it in view of ancient notions of “gift” and shining new light on Paul’s relationship to Second Temple Judaism. Paul and the Gift centers on divine gift-giving, which for Paul, Barclay says, is focused and fulfilled in the gift of Christ. He offers a new appraisal of Paul’s theology of the Christ-event as gift expressed in Galatians and Romans, and he presents a nuanced and detailed discussion of the history of reception of Paul. This theologically-informed and hermeneutically-useful book shows that a respectful, though not uncritical, reading of Paul contains resources that remain important for Christians today.

John M.G. Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham, succeeding the position held by James D.G. Dunn. He is the author of Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora, Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire, and Colossians and Philemon, part of the T & T Clark Bible Guides Collection.

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Paul, Apostle of Liberty: Second Edition

  • Author: Richard N. Longenecker
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 435

Paul’s teachings are vital to the Christian gospel, so the turbulent, long-running debate over how to interpret Paul’s message is crucially important. Richard Longenecker’s Paul, Apostle of Liberty has long stood—and still stands—as a significant, constructive, evangelical study of Paul’s theology, especially of the creative tension between law and liberty that runs throughout his thought.

When this book was originally published in 1964, Longenecker then presciently anticipated several subsequent debates, addressing many of the same questions that such scholars as E.P. Sanders and Richard Hays did years later. This second edition of Paul, Apostle of Liberty includes a substantial foreword by Douglas Campbell and a lengthy addendum by Longenecker discussing the major developments in Paul studies over the past fifty years.

Richard N. Longenecker is a prominent New Testament scholar who served as Distinguished Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College and taught for many years at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. He is now retired. His education includes B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from New College in the University of Edinburgh. He was also honored with a D.D. from Wycliffe College. Author of numerous books, including Galatians in the Word Biblical Commentary Series, Romans in the New International Greek Testament Commentary Serie, and Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period.

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Peter in Early Christianity

  • Editors: Helen K. Bond and Larry W. Hurtado
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 380

Long overshadowed by the apostle Paul, Peter has received increased scholarly attention of late. Building on that resurgence of interest, nineteen internationally prominent scholars of early Christian history examine and reassess the historical Peter and his significance, offering a comprehensive view of Peter through analysis both of New Testament texts and of noncanonical literature.

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Preaching Christ from Psalms: Foundations for Expository Sermons in the Christian Year

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 615

In this final volume of his series on preaching Christ from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus offers expert guidance for busy pastors on preaching Christ from Psalms.

Beginning with a general introduction on how pastors can interpret and preach from the biblical psalms—and why they should—Greidanus proceeds by discussing twenty-two psalms in the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, supplying the building blocks necessary to preach from Psalms at Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and other major days and seasons of the church year. In addition to laying out basic homiletical-theological approaches suitable for each selected psalm, these chapters also provide verse-by-verse exposition, bridges to Christ in the New Testament, and ideas for placing the psalmist’s words into contemporary context.

Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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The Promise of Hermeneutics

  • Authors: Roger Lundin, Clarence Walhout, Anthony C. Thiselton
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 272

In The Promise of Hermeneutics, authors Roger Lundin, Clarence Walhout, and Anthony C. Thiselton seek to counter certain assumptions about interpretation both within the church and in the larger culture and academic community. The quest for validity and certainty can obscure the nuanced complexity of the interpretive act, and here the authors have sought to establish a balance between application of method and emphasis on indeterminacy. This work proposes that through this balanced approach the role of wisdom and a useful understanding of hermeneutics can lead to interpretations based on valid context and due constraint.

In specific theological terms, interpretation is argued to be an activity that humans engage in within the context of the promises of God, and this book offers sustained literary, philosophical, and theological analyses of contemporary interpretation theorem. In addition to critiquing a number of these theories, and the practices which issue from them, the authors propose models of human understanding that demonstrate the lasting promise of hermeneutics.

Roger Lundin is the Blanchard Professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. He is the author of The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World and co-author of The Responsibility of Hermeneutics.

Clarence Walhout is professor emeritus of English at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. He co-edited Contemporary Literary Theory : A Christian Appraisal and also co-authored The Responsibility of Hermeneutics.

Anthony C. Thiselton is Professor of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England. His other works include The First Epistle to the Corinthians, one of the volumes included in the New International Greek Testament Commentary.

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The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary

  • Authors: Bruce Waltke and James M. Houston
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 638

The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary is a collaboration by two of the most revered evangelical scholars of the last 50 years.

Bruce Waltke, who has been teaching and preaching the book of Psalms for over fifty years, skillfully establishes the meaning of the Hebrew text through the careful exegesis for which he is well known. James Houston traces the church's historical interpretation and use of these psalms, highlighting their deep spiritual significance to Christians through the ages.

Waltke and Houston focus their in-depth commentary on thirteen psalms that represent various genres and perspectives or hold special significance for Christian faith and the life of the church, including Psalm 1, Psalm 23, Psalm 51, and Psalm 139.

While much modern scholarship has tended to "despiritualize" the Psalms, Waltke and Houston's "sacred hermeneutic" listens closely to the two voices of the Holy Spirit—heard infallibly in Scripture and edifyingly in the church's response. A masterly historical-devotional commentary, The Psalms as Christian Worship will deepen the church's worship and enrich the faith and life of contemporary Christians.

Bruce K. Waltke is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver. He is the author of numerous books and Old Testament commentaries, including works on Genesis, Proverbs, and Micah.

James M. Houston is founding principal and former chancellor of Regent College and was the college’s first professor of spiritual theology. His books include Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things and Letters of Faith through the Seasons: A Treasury of Great Christians’ Correspondence.

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Reading Jonathan Edwards: An Annotated Bibliography in Three Parts, 1729–2005

  • Editor: M.X. Lesser
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 703

This comprehensive compilation of reader response to Jonathan Edwards, spanning 276 years, includes a reprint of two earlier works—Jonathan Edwards: A Reference Guide (1981) and Jonathan Edwards: An Annotated Bibliography (1994)—and the publication of a third, a gathering of commentary from 1994 to 2005. Nearly 140 essays have been added to the first and second works, while the third part—prominent in it the celebration of the tercentenary of Edwards’s birth—adds another 700 to the whole.

The text preserves the pattern of arranging items alphabetically within a given year and of recording cross-references. Essays in a collection are annotated serially rather than alphabetically. Each of the three sections is self-contained with an introduction and annotated bibliography of its own.

Adding to the immense value of this work to Edwards scholars are the chronology of Edwards’s works, listed by date and by short and long title, and the three comprehensive indexes—of authors and titles, of subjects, and of additions to the previous volumes.

M. X. Lesser is the author of Jonathan Edwards in Twayne’s United States Authors Series and the editor of volume 19 in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Sermons and Discourses, 1734–1738. He has compiled multiple bibliographies on Edwards, including Jonathan Edwards: A Reference Guide and The Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards, 1703–1758.

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Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives

  • Author: Stephen J. Chester
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 500

In debates surrounding the New Perspective on Paul, the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformers are often characterized as the apostle’s misinterpreters in chief. In this book Stephen Chester challenges that conception with a careful and nuanced reading of the Reformers’ Pauline exegesis.

Examining the overall contours of early Reformation exegesis of Paul, Chester contrasts the Reformers with their Roman opponents and explores particular contributions made by such key figures as Luther, Melanchthon, and Calvin. He relates their insights to contemporary debates in Pauline theology about justification, union with Christ, and other central themes, arguing that their work remains a significant resource today.

Being published in the five-hundredth anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, Reading Paul with the Reformers reclaims a robust, contemporary understanding of how the Reformers really read Paul.

Stephen J. Chester is academic dean and professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, the seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He appreciates North Park as a context where “the life of the mind, the goal of practical ministry, and the need for a deep devotional life are held together as equal values.” Dr. Chester is from the UK and came to North Park in 2006, having previously served on the faculty of International Christian College, Glasgow. He is ordained in the Church of Scotland and is the author of Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Paul’s Theology and the Corinthian Church and one of the coauthors of Perspectives on our Struggle with Sin: Three Views of Romans 7. He has become deeply interested in the history of Pauline interpretation and is currently writing Righteousness in Christ: Paul, the Reformers, and the New Perspective (forthcoming).

Dr. Chester’s ministry commitments and experiences have largely been in urban contexts. He is married to Betsy, a kindergarten teacher, and they have two adult sons, Iain and Mark. They are members of Immanuel Evangelical Covenant Church, a multiethnic church in a diverse neighborhood. Stephen enjoys his family, watching and refereeing soccer, and pitching in Chicago softball.

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Reading Philo: A Handbook to Philo of Alexandria

  • Editor: Torrey Seland
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 361

A contemporary of both Jesus and the Apostle Paul, Philo was a prolific Jewish theologian, philosopher, and politician—a fascinating, somewhat enigmatic figure—who lived his entire life in Alexandria, Egypt. His many books are important sources for our understanding of ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and the philosophical currents of that time.

Reading Philo is an excellent introductory guide to Philo's work and significance. The contributors—all well-known experts on Philo of Alexandria—discuss Philo in context, offer methodological considerations (how best to study Philo), and explore Philo's ongoing relevance and value (why reading him is important). This practical volume will be an indispensable resource for anyone delving into Philo and his world.

Torrey Seland is professor emeritus of New Testament and former dean of studies at the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway. His previous books include Strangers in the Light: Philonic Perspectives on Christian Identity in 1 Peter.

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Revelation: A Shorter Commentary

  • Authors: G.K. Beale and David H. Campbell
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 576

G.K. Beale’s monumental The Book of Revelation: New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Revelation has been highly praised since its publication in 1999. This shorter commentary distills the superb grammatical analysis and exegesis from that tome (over 1,300 pages) into a book more accessible and pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers.

As in the original commentary, Beale views Revelation as an integrated whole, as a conscious continuation of the Old Testament prophetic books, and shows that recognizing Revelation’s nearly constant use of Old Testament allusions is key to unlocking its meaning. Interspersed throughout the volume are more than sixty sets of “Suggestions for Reflection” to help readers better grasp the relevance of Revelation to their lives and our world today.

G.K. Beale is Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts?: Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New, The Book of Revelation: New International Greek Testament Commentary, and The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: 1-2 Thessalonians.

David H. Campbell is pastor of Trinity Christian Church, Owen Sound, Ontario.

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The Riddle of Life

  • Author: J.H. Bavinck
  • Translator: Bert Hielema
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 102

In the spirit of C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, this book by eminent Calvinist thinker J.H. Bavinck offers a compact and compelling treatise on Christian belief.

Addressing big questions that haunt every thinking human being—Why are we here? Where do we come from? What is our destiny? How should we live?—Bavinck’s Riddle of Life also explores such essential topics as sin and salvation, Jesus the Redeemer, faith and idolatry, God’s great plan for creation, and the ultimate purpose behind our lives.

This lucid new translation by Bert Hielema of a classic text will make Bavinck’s profound reflections on faith and the meaning of human life accessible to a new generation of seekers.

J.H. Bavinck (1895-1964) was the premier twentieth-century missiologist in the Dutch Calvinist tradition. A prolific author, he worked both as pastor and as professor in the Netherlands and Indonesia. His other books include Between the Beginning and the End: A Radical Christian Vision; selections from his writings can also be found in The J.H. Bavinck Reader.

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The Samaritans

  • Author: Reinhard Pummer
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 376

Most people associate the term “Samaritan” exclusively with the New Testament stories about the Good Samaritan and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Very few are aware that a small community of about 750 Samaritans still lives today in Palestine and Israel; they view themselves as the true Israelites, having resided in their birthplace for thousands of years and preserving unchanged the revelation given to Moses in the Torah.

Reinhard Pummer, one of the world’s foremost experts on Samaritanism, offers in this book a comprehensive introduction to the people identified as Samaritans in both biblical and nonbiblical sources. Besides analyzing the literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, he examines the Samaritans’ history, their geographical distribution, their version of the Pentateuch, their rituals and customs, and their situation today. There is no better book available on the subject.

Reinhard Pummer is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Among his other books are The Samaritans in Flavius Josephus and Early Christian Authors on Samaritans and Samaritanism.

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Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost

  • Author: Craig S. Keener
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 550

How do we hear the Spirit’s voice in Scripture? Once we have done responsible exegesis, how may we expect the Spirit to apply the text to our lives and communities? In Spirit Hermeneutics biblical scholar Craig Keener addresses these questions, carefully articulating how the experience of the Spirit that empowered the church on the day of Pentecost can—and should—dynamically shape our reading of Scripture today.

Keener considers what Spirit-guided interpretation means, explores implications of an epistemology of word and Spirit for biblical hermeneutics, and shows how Scripture itself models an experiential appropriation of its message, a way of reading with faith. Bridging the Word-Spirit gap between academic and experiential Christian approaches, Keener's Spirit Hermeneutics narrates a way of reading the Bible that is faithful both to the Spirit-inspired biblical text and to the experience of the Spirit among believers.

Craig S. Keener is F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. His many other books include The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary and The Historical Jesus of the Gospels.

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The Story Luke Tells: Luke's Unique Witness to the Gospel

  • Author: Justo González
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 141

Among New Testament writers, who is the best historian? Without a doubt, says Justo González, it’s Luke. Concerned about the particulars of people and events, Luke also gives readers the big picture, positioning the stories of Jesus not just in the history of Israel, but in the history of humanity. Luke tells a simultaneously detailed and grand story of salvation.

González highlights key themes in Luke’s storytelling, including his emphasis of God’s “great reversals,” his keen interest in shared meals and their intimate connection to worship and communion, and his passionate underscoring of both the saving work of Christ and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. González’ conversational style draws readers into Luke’s story with fresh overviews and rich details, showing how Luke invites us to continue his gospel witness today.

Justo González is a retired United Methodist minister and professor of historical theology. He has published more than 100 books, which have been translated into 10 languages, including the volume on Luke in the Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible series, Heretics for Armchair Theologians, and the Westminster Bible Companion: Revelation.

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Studies in Scripture and Its Authority

  • Author: Herman Ridderbos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 123

In a day when the authority of Scripture has been questioned by many both outside and inside the church, these essays are presented by Herman Ridderbos to help concerned and interested students and laypeople to understand some of the issues involved. He discusses in a candid and lucid style the much-disputed topics of the doctrine of Scripture, the person of Christ, the Kingdom of God, and the last things. Throughout these essays Ridderbos is mindful of the authority which the Bible must bear within the Christian context, while at the same time he recognizes the contributions of a scientific study of Scripture.

As an active churchman, Ridderbos is aware that these issues can be unsettling and disturbing to the church. His aim in these essays is to develop a course of moderation which enable traditional theology to be made relevant to the topics of debate in the church today.

Herman Ridderbos (1909–2007) was professor emeritus of New Testament at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands at Kampen, where he served for over 40 years. His father, J. Ridderbos, was an Old Testament professor at the same seminary, and his brother, N.H. Ridderbos, was an Old Testament professor at the Free University of Amsterdam.

The author of many scholarly publications, Ridderbos was the editor of the Reformed Weekly (Kampen), one of the Netherlands’ leading ecclesiastical periodicals. He became well-known in America through his volume on Galatians in the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament.

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Studies in the Theory and Method of New Testament Textual Criticism

  • Editors: Eldon J. Epp and Gordon D. Fee
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 414

This volume represents a coherent and complementary collections of essays whose abiding worth and considerable influence have been demonstrated through extensive citation by textual critics and exegetes. This compilation of studies will serve as a welcome resource for biblical scholars and students taking seminary or graduate courses in New Testament. From the more introductory studies to the constructive critiques of current theory to the more specialized analyses concerning New Testament textual criticism, this volume will provide information and challenges to beginners and experts alike.

Eldon Jay Epp is Harkness Professor of Biblical Literature at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is editor of the Critical Review of Books in Religion. His essay, “Textual Criticism in the Exegesis of the New Testament, with an Excursus on Canon” appears in A Handbook to the Exegesis of the New Testament, also available from Logos.

Gordon D. Fee is Professor of New Testament at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He serves as editor of The New Testament International Commentary on the New Testament, and he is the author of The First Epistle to the Corinthians, a highly acclaimed volume in that series. He has also authored To What End Exegesis, available from Logos.

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The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research

  • Editors: Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 401

Compiled in honor of Bruce M. Metzger, the most highly respected American textual critic in the history of the discipline, this volume comprises twenty-two full-length essays on every major issue relating to New Testament textual criticism, each written by an internationally recognized scholar in the field. The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research focuses on important advances made in textual criticism during the past fifty years due to manuscript discoveries and refinements of methodology. Each essay is designed to present an overview of the current state of knowledge with respect to a wide range of important topics: Greek manuscripts, the early versions, patristic citations, studies of scribal habits, approaches to manuscript classification, the use of computers for textual criticism, recent apparatuses and critical editions, methods for evaluating variant readings, and the use of textual data for early Christian social history.

Bart D. Ehrman is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is chairman of the Society of Biblical Literature’s New Testament Textual Criticism Section, editor of the New Testament in the Greek Fathers series, a co-editor of the New Testament Tools and Studies series, network editor of Religious Studies Review, and a member of the North American Committee of the International Greek New Testament Project.

Michael W. Holmes is Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota. The author of numerous papers on questions of textual criticism, he is also the North American editor for the International Greek New Testament Project and a member of its North American Executive Committee. In addition to co-editing The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research, he has also authored The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations, available from Logos for individual download and as part of The Apostolic Fathers in Greek and English (3 Editions, with Morphology).

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The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

  • Authors: Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich and Geoffrey William Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1985, 1995
  • Pages: 1,356

The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is considered by many to be the best New Testament dictionary ever compiled. It contains 2300 entries which cover the spectrum of biblical topics from "A to Z." The one-volume abridgment of the 10-vol. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, keeps most if not all of the information that pastors and laypeople can use, leaving out the technical and bibliographic information. It explores how each word is used, often in detail, explaining and expounding the underlying concepts. As a consequence, this work allows people who are not scholars to develop a deep understanding of the meaning and usage of words and concepts in the NT, letting them appreciate the nuances of meaning in the text and giving them a deeper understanding of what the biblical author is saying.

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Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision

  • Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 240

Taking up where Merton’s own Seven Storey Mountain ends, this penetrating biography by Lawrence Cunningham explores Merton’s monastic life and his subsequent growth into a modern-day spiritual master.

Though the basic story of Thomas Merton's life may be well known, the details of his spiritual development are less familiar. Cunningham shows that Merton’s prolific writings and his continuing influence can only be understood against the background of his contemplative experience as a Trappist monk. “If one does not understand Merton as a monk,” writes Cunningham, “one does not understand Merton at all.”

Merton emerges from this balanced and reliable account as an extraordinary Christian seeker and pioneer whose faith in the power of the contemplative life remains highly relevant today.

Lawrence S. Cunningham is John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. An acknowledged expert on St. Francis and Christian spirituality, he is also the author of Saint Francis of Assisi and the editor and translator of Brother Francis: Writings By and About Saint Francis of Assisi.

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To What End Exegesis?

  • Author: Gordon D. Fee
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 378

Over the past 25 years Gordon D. Fee has produced a steady stream of articles and academic papers addressing thorny text-critical issues, delicate exegetical concerns, and profound theological matters. Many of these scholarly pieces have made significant contributions to the field of New Testament studies, but they have been scattered in a wide range of publications. Now, 21 of Fee’s finest shorter works are conveniently available together in a single resource.

In many ways this collection reflects Fee’s own journey as a biblical scholar. The volume begins with Fee’s early work in textual criticism, turns to studies more strictly exegetical in nature, and concludes with studies more theological in intent. In the course of these studies Fee explores a wide range of concerns for readers and interpreters of the New Testament, including Paul as an early Trinitarian thinker, freedom and obedience according to Paul, New Testament Christology and pneumatology, and much more. These fine studies amply demonstrate Fee’s mastery of the exegetical task and illustrate the goal of exegesis in the service of the believing Christian community.

Certain to be consulted and read frequently, To What End Exegesis? will provide teachers, pastors, and serious students of the Bible with a robust banquet of New Testament scholarship.

Gordon D. Fee (1934– ) is a leading expert in pneumatology and textual criticism of the New Testament. He is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and currently serves as professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fee earned degrees from Seattle Pacific University and University of Southern California. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwest University. Before teaching at Regent College, Fee taught at Wheaton College, Vanguard University of Southern California, and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Fee is a member of the Committee on Bible Translation that translated the New International Version and its revision, the Today’s New International Version.

In addition to Fee’s many highly respected commentaries in series like the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament and The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT), he is also the author of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study, and To What End Exegesis?.

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Toward the Twenty-First Century in Christian Mission

  • Authors: James M. Phillips and Robert T. Coote
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 412

This collection of essays offers a comprehensive survey of the status of Christian missions in all parts of the world. With a preface by Lesslie Newbigin and contributions from more than two dozen top mission scholars from every continent, editors James M. Phillips and Robert T. Coote have compiled the most insightful and important reflections on missions into this singular volume. The essays in Part 1 consider unique perspectives on missions from a range of denominational affiliations and church backgrounds. Part II explores the influence of particular regions and cultures on the practice of mission. Part III treats the foundational disciplines of mission, including biblical and theological models, spiritual formation, and contextualization. Part IV focuses on contemporary challenges, such as the role of women in missions, the poor and missions, urban missions, interfaith dialogue, and church-state relations.

The contributors address a range of topics for a diverse audience. In particular, they write for those who are concerned with the present and future of Christian world missions: students in college and seminary; mission planners and mission board administrators; pastors, church members, and people of all sorts who want to become better informed on missions. Each essay concludes with suggestions for further reading and study. Toward the Twenty-First Century in Christian Mission offers a comprehensive introduction for scholars, pastors, students, and anyone interested in missions.

James M. Phillips is associate director of Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut.

Robert T. Coote is assistant to the director for planning and development at Overseas Ministries Study Center.

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The Trinity

  • Authors: Roger E. Olson and Christopher A. Hall
  • Series: Guides to Theology
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 158

The Trinity is an insightful guide to one of the core beliefs of the Christian faith, providing beginning theology readers with a basic knowledge of the doctrine of God's triune nature. Concise, practical, and up-to-date, this perceptive book offers a detailed historical and theological description of one of the central and most distinctive doctrines of the Christian Faith—the triune nature of God. Tracing its development from the first days of Christianity through the Medieval and Reformation Ages and into the Modern Age, special attention is given to early church controversies and church fathers as well as to its twentieth-century renaissance.

This survey examines the impact of such figures as Augustine, Anselm, and Richard St. Victor on Trinity theology and also covers some of the heresies committed by Abelard and Michael Severus. A discussion of the rise of Unitarianism and Deism is very astute and helps us to better understand the impact of these influences as Trinitarian thought matured. A must read for anyone remotely interested in the Trinity, and although simple, it is not simplistic. In this work, Olson and Hall start from the beginning of the Trinitarian debates and lead you on an amazing ride through history as new thoughts on this essential doctrine were developed. In the book’s second part, three of the finest contributors to the contemporary Trinitarian renaissance are presented. Leonardo Boff (Trinity and Society), Catherine Mowry LaCugna (God for US: The Trinity and Christian Life), and John D. Zizioulas (Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church) have each argued a similar thesis with distinct emphasis: that the Doctrine of the Trinity expresses not metaphysical mumbo-jumbo, but “the mystery of salvation”.

The third part of this helpful work contains a detailed, annotated bibliography of most of the major books written about the Trinity, including patristic contributions from early Anti-Nicene, Alexandrian, and Latin sources, and from key eastern figures from the Age of Nicea and beyond. Also featured are medieval, reformation and post-reformation resources as well as contributions from the twentieth-century renaissance.

Dr. Roger E. Olson is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University and has been on the faculty since 1999, specializing in historical theology. Olson holds degrees from Rice University, North American Baptist Seminary and Open Bible College. He is an award-winning writer with numerous books and articles to his credit, and he also served as the editor of Christian Scholar's Review.

Christopher A. Hall is dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA), where he has been teaching in the biblical and theological studies program. He is also associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. He has served in the pastorate overseas and in Canada and also served as Director of Pastoral Care at New Jersey's only state geropsychiatric hospital. Hall has ministered in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, the Middle-East, Canada, and the United States.

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The Trinity among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World

  • Editors: Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K.K. Yeo
  • Series: Majority World Theology
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 182

Though the global center of Christianity has been shifting south and east over the past few decades, very few theological resources have dealt with the seismic changes afoot. The Majority World Theology series seeks to remedy that lack by gathering well-regarded Christian thinkers from around the world to discuss the significance of Christian teaching in their respective contexts.

The Trinity among the Nations focuses on Christian understandings of the character and work of God in various contexts. The contributors highlight global trends in trinitarian theology in relation to historic Christian confessions, especially the Nicene Creed, and draw out the rich implications of the doctrine of God for the church and Christian living today.

Gene L. Green is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School.

Stephen T. Pardue is assistant professor of theology at Asia Graduate School of Theology in the Philippines.

K.K. Yeo is Kendall Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research

  • Author: R. Timothy McLay
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 212

The Septuagint is often misunderstood or completely ignored in New Testament studies. In The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research, R. Timothy McLay makes a sustained argument for the influence of the Greek Jewish Scriptures on the New Testament and offers basic principles for bridging the research gap between these two critical texts.

McLay explains the use of the Septuagint in the New Testament by looking in depth at actual New Testament citations of the Jewish Scriptures. The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research reveals the true extent of the Septuagint's impact on the text and theology of the New Testament. Indeed, given the textual diversity that existed during the first century, the Jewish Scriptures as they were known, read, and interpreted in the Greek language, provided the basis for much, if not most, of the interpretive context of the New Testament writers. While the Septuagint may previously have played a relatively minor role in New Testament scholarship, this book demonstrates how an informed knowledge of the Greek Jewish Scriptures enhances our understanding of the New Testament.

Complete with English translations, a glossary of terms, an extensive bibliography, and helpful indexes, this book will give readers a new appreciation of the Septuagint as an important tool for interpreting the New Testament.

R. Timothy McLay is an independent scholar currently residing in Toronto. He has served as Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Languages, and Ministry Studies at St. Stephen‘s University, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He earned his B.A. at Atlantic Baptist University, M.Div. at Acadia, and Ph.D. at Durham.

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Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology

  • Editor: Scott Carl
  • Series: Catholic Theological Formation Series (CTF)
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 192

In Verbum Domini, his 2010 apostolic exhortation, Pope Benedict XVI challenged the Church to keep theology firmly rooted in the study of Scripture. The essays collected here respond thoughtfully and concretely to that charge, together demonstrating that exegesis is essential to the theological task and to faith for scholars, students, and the broader church.

This is the inaugural volume of the Catholic Theological Formation series, published under the auspices of the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Fr. Scott Carl is assistant professor of Sacred Scripture at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, where he is also director of the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies.

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What Is Faith?

  • Author: J. Gresham Machen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Pages: 264

In this classic treatise first published in 1925, J. Gresham Machen explores biblical answers to this pivotal question. Lamenting the “false and disastrous opposition which has been set up between knowledge and faith” and continuing what was his long-running polemic against liberalism, Machen speaks out against halfhearted, watered-down attempts at faith that seek to engage the heart and the soul yet disregard the mind. He illuminates the Bible’s teaching on the foundational tenets of Christian faith, clearly demonstrating that it is knowledge—the intellectual pursuit and embrace of God the Father and Jesus Christ as revealed in Scripture—that forms the foundation of all true belief.

John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) was professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915–1929. After a dispute against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A.A. Hodge, and B.B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative, Calvinist orthodoxy.

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When the Time Had Fully Come: Studies in New Testament Theology

  • Author: Herman Ridderbos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1957
  • Pages: 104

The Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of Heaven, is one of the most central concepts in the history of revelation. Prepared in the Old Testament, notable in the so-called enthronement Psalms and in the prophecies, it makes its appearance in the overture of the New Testament as the contents of the great proclamation of salvation, first of the herald, John the Baptist, then of Christ himself: “The kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15). Especially in the Synoptic Gospels, it remains in the foreground. It constitutes the nucleus of Christ’s parables; indeed, of his entire mission and message.

In John and Paul, however, it seems to withdraw. But this is only seemingly so, as Herman Ridderbos shows in detail in When the Time Had Fully Come.

Herman Ridderbos (1909–2007) was professor emeritus of New Testament at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands at Kampen, where he served for over 40 years. His father, J. Ridderbos, was an Old Testament professor at the same seminary, and his brother, N.H. Ridderbos, was an Old Testament professor at the Free University of Amsterdam.

The author of many scholarly publications, Ridderbos was the editor of the Reformed Weekly (Kampen), one of the Netherlands’ leading ecclesiastical periodicals. He became well-known in America through his volume on Galatians in the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament.

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Wisdom Literature

  • Author: John Kampen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 404

Wisdom Literature is the first comprehensive commentary on the wisdom texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls. John Kampen provides original translations of these works, most of which are found in the extensive collection of fragments that became widely accessible for study only in 1991. Augmenting his translations with scholarly notes, discussions of key terms, and detailed commentary, Kampen shows how this corpus fits into—and enhances our understanding of—biblical wisdom, Christian origins, and the complex social and intellectual history of Second Temple Judaism.

John Kampen is Van Bogard Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and an eminent scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. His other books include The Hasideans and the Origin of Pharisaism: A Study of 1 and 2 Maccabees.

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Worship in the Early Church

  • Author: Ralph P. Martin
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1974
  • Pages: 144

Worship in the Early Church sheds light on how the earliest Christians worshiped God, including several elements into their worship that reflected their Jewish heritage. Prayers and praises, singing, creeds and confessions, preaching, offerings, and sacrament—these are the chief features of early Christian worship examined by Professor Martin. Pastors, ministers, Sunday school teachers and laypersons will benefit from this lucid account of why believers do what they do when they gather together to worship.

Ralph Martin was Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and is now Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He holds a PhD from the University of London and is the author of numerous books and articles about the New Testament, including The Worship of God and Reconciliation: A Study of Paul’s Theology. He has served as New Testament Editor for the Word Biblical Commentary Series and has edited the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.

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Wuest’s Word Studies in the Greek New Testament

  • Author: K.S. Wuest
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 3,499

These studies and translations of the Greek New Testament are simplified commentaries on the Greek text for the Bible student who is not conversant with the Greek language. The set includes commentaries on the Gospels and Epistles; graphic elucidations of selected passages, words, and phrases; and devotional studies on the teachings of Jesus and the apostles.

K.S. Wuest (1893–1962) was a noted New Testament Greek scholar and professor at the Moody Bible Institue in Chicago, publishing over a dozen books on the New Testament. In addition to his own translations, he is credited as one of the translators of the original New American Standard Bible (NASB). Wuest is often cited as an influential Evangelical and Dispensationalist scholar.

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