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Westminster John Knox Bible & Theology Collection (6 vols.)
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The Westminster John Knox Bible & Theology Collection helps scholars, students, and pastors navigate the waters of Biblical scholarship and Christian theology scholarship. These six volumes comprise some of the sharpest scholarship in the discipline and are fine examples of experienced scholarship. With the Westminster John Knox Bible & Theology Collection you will learn to see the historical, cultural theological vision of the Bible like never before. More than just introductory texts, these volumes attempt to uncover the motion, power and mission of God throughout Scripture. With contributions to exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, and philosophy, a wide selection of important topics are examined. These volumes help address the difficult questions posed by the biblical texts and provides a thoughtful, contemporary analysis of God’s interaction with humanity.

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Key Features

  • Collects together insightful biblical and theological research
  • Introduces readers to important issues in biblical theology
  • Takes seriously the perspectives of global Christianity

Product Details

  • Title: Westminster John Knox Biblical Studies Collection (6 vols.)
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 1690
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Biblical Studies

Individual Titles

A Guide to Bible Basics

  • Author: Tyler D. Mayfield
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 290

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What’s actually in the Bible? Where do we find the story of Moses or Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son? A Guide to Bible Basics discusses important people, places, and terms for each biblical book so that the reader can quickly see its primary focus. This accessible and concise book introduces the content of the Bible without theological, historical, or literary commentary. Tyler Mayfield provides a summary and chapter outline of each biblical book so as to facilitate quick comprehension of its fundamental story and subject. This book can be used alone to aid readers in their knowledge of the Bible and is great for beginners or those in need of a refresher course.

Everyone knows that the church in our culture faces a dreadful growth in biblical illiteracy wherein allusions to the Bible go increasingly unrecognized. Tyler Mayfield has written a terrific antidote to that illiteracy. His book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter introduction to the Bible provides easy access for fresh learning. With a generous use of charts, maps, outlines, and prompt questions his book is user-friendly and pedagogically effective. I anticipate wide use of this book in congregation that “want more Bible” and aim to advance biblical literacy that will in turn eventuate in a more knowing church.

— Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia University

Tyler Mayfield is the A. B. Rhodes Associate Professor of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biblical Theology: Issues, Methods, and Themes

  • Author: James K. Mead
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 336

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In this, the first overview of biblical theology in nearly thirty years, James K. Mead addresses the core issues of biblical theology essential to both Old Testament and New Testament study. Can we draw theological principles from Scripture? What methods will give useful results for theological exploration of biblical texts? Aptly synthesizing classic and recent scholarship while asserting his own theological findings, Mead provides an excellent overview of the history of biblical theology and a thorough examination of its basic issues, methods, and themes.

James K. Mead is Associate Professor of Religion at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Christian Doctrine, 50th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Shirley C. Guthrie
  • Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 456

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Christian Doctrine has introduced thousands of laity, students, and theologians to the tenets of the Christian faith. This edition reflects changes in the church and society since the publication of the first edition and takes into account new works in Reformed theology, gender references in the Bible, racism, pluralism, ecological developments, and liberation theologies.

Shirley Guthrie’s Christian Doctrine is one of those classic books that spoke to its own time and still speaks to ours. This new edition is a welcome gift to present and future generations of readers!

—Amy Plantinga Pauw, Henry P. Mobley Jr. Professor of Doctrinal Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr., was a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and J. B. Green Professor of Systematic Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary for nearly forty years.

Dogmatics after Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture

  • Author: Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 244

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Rubén Rosario Rodríguez addresses the long-standing division between Christian theologies that take revelation as their starting point and focus and those that take human culture as theirs. After introducing these two theological streams that originate with Karl Barth and Paul Tillich, respectively, Rosario asserts that they both seek to respond to the Enlightenment's critique and rejection of Christianity. In so doing, they have bought into Enlightenment understandings of human reality and the transcendent.

Rosario argues that in order to get beyond the impasse between theologies of the Word and culture, we need a different starting point. He discovers that starting point in two sources: (1) through the work of liberation and contextual theologians on the role of the Holy Spirit, and (2) through a comparative analysis of the teachings on the hiddenness of God from the three “Abrahamic” religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Rosario offers a strong argument for why this third theological starting point represents not just a marginal or niche position but a genuine alternative to the two traditional theological streams. His work will shift readers’ understanding of the options in theological discourse beyond the false alternatives of theologies of the Word and culture.

Attentive to tradition and sensitive to recent developments, Dogmatics after Babel is a provocative and wide-ranging contribution to conversations about how to speak about God with truth and humility in a cultural situation that seems to make such speech impossible.

—Matthew Lundberg, Professor of Religion, Calvin College.

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez is Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University, where he also serves as International Studies Director for the Mev Puleo Scholarship Program. He is the author of Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective and Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam.

Introduction to Christian Ethics: Conflict, Faith, and Human Life

  • Author: Ellen Ott Marshall
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 214

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All Christians read the Bible differently, pray differently, value their traditions differently, and give different weight to individual and corporate judgment. These differences are the basis of conflict. The question Christian ethics must answer, then, is, “What does the good life look like in the context of conflict?”

In this new introductory text, Ellen Ott Marshall uses the inevitable reality of difference to center and organize her exploration of the system of Christian morality.

  • What can we learn from Jesus’ creative use of conflict in situations that were especially attuned to questions of power?
  • What does the image of God look like when we are trying to recognize the divine image within those with whom we are in conflict?
  • How can we better explore and understand the complicated work of reconciliation and justice?

This innovative approach to Christian ethics will benefit a new generation of students who wish to engage the perennial questions of what constitutes a faithful Christian life and a just society.

If you have been looking for an innovative text to teach introductory Christian ethics, then Ellen Ott Marshall’s new book is it. “How do we live the good life in the midst of ongoing conflict?” Marshalluses conflict as an interpretive lens to explicate and rethink theological concepts, such as imago Dei, sin, and reconciliation and ethical theories, such as teleology, deontology and responsibility. Her keen scholarly insights are also practical insights drawn from experiences of conflict in church and society. With this book, Professor Marshall provides a means to teach our students how to think ethically about and be moral agents who respond faithfully to the ongoing conflict of twenty-first century life in church and society.

—Marcia Y. Riggs, J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics, Columbia Theological Seminary

Ellen Ott Marshall is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She is the author of Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom: Toward a Responsible Theology of Christian Hope; Choosing Peace through Daily Practices; Christians in the Public Square: Faith that Transforms Politics and editor of Conflict Transformation and Religion: Essays on Faith, Power, and Relationship.

Learning Theology: Tracking the Spirit of Christian Faith

  • Author: Amos Yong
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 150

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Theology—the attempt to come to a deeper, more faithful understanding of one’s encounter with God—is something to which all Christians are called. In Learning Theology, Amos Yong invites the reader to lay claim to that calling and to see it as yet another opportunity to love God.

Written for those taking their first course in the subject, this book introduces the foundational sources and tasks of theology. It asks what difference theology makes in our lives, how it can influence the way we write and study, and how we understand other forms of learning as part of the Spirit's leadership. Yong encourages the reader to see all of life through the lens of faith, and Learning Theology offers tools to more thoughtfully and faithfully perform that task.

Professor Yong has digested a lifetime of experience in teaching theology in a handy introduction for beginning students. He shows us how theology can change lives, shape character and provide a foundation for spiritual growth. His range is as broad as his subject and will be an inspiration to those who are starting their theological journey for the first time.

—Gerald Bray, Research Professor of Theology, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Amos Yong is Professor of Theology and Mission and Director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.