Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Cultural Studies in the Gospels

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875856

Category: Religion

Page: 355

View: 3643

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this book will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this book will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus.

Der ganz andere Vater

die biblische Geschichte vom verlorenen Sohn aus nahöstlicher Perspektive in Szene gesetzt

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937896236


Page: 183

View: 9892


Jesus war kein Europäer

Die Kultur des Nahen Ostens und die Lebenswelt der Evangelien

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus

ISBN: 3417228697

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 8503

Jesus war kein Europäer, sondern lebte in einer Kultur, die uns fremd ist. Dieses faszinierende, leicht verständliche Sachbuch liefert Einblicke in die Denkwelt Jesu und des Neuen Testaments. Durch die Beschreibung des kulturellen Umfelds, in dem Jesus gelebt und gewirkt hat, bekommt man ein tieferes Verständnis seiner Aussagen. Der Autor Kenneth E. Bailey hat Jahrzehnte lang im Nahen Osten gelebt und gelehrt. Für seine Analysen zieht er noch weitere arabisch-christliche Bibelausleger des Mittelalters heran. So erfährt man zum Beispiel, warum Jesus in der Krippe, aber nicht im Stall geboren wurde, oder warum er in den Staub schrieb, als die Ehebrecherin vor ihm stand. Eine wertvolle Neu-Interpretation vieler biblischer Texte.

Licht Vom Osten: Das Neue Testament Und Die Neuentdeckten Texte Der Hellenistisch-Römischen Welt

Author: Adolf Deissmann

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270392197

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 4776

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Der falsche Messias

Die wahre Geschichte des Jesus von Nazareth

Author: Nick Page

Publisher: Pattloch eBook

ISBN: 3629320449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 8050

Er wurde am falschen Ort geboren, hatte den falschen Beruf und sprach den falschen Dialekt. Er umgab sich mit den falschen Menschen, setzte sich für die falschen Dinge ein und hatte die falschen Anhänger. Alles war falsch an diesem Mann aus Galiläa – wie konnte er dann der so lange erwartete Messias sein? In den Augen der Mächtigen war er ein gefährlicher Aufrührer, für die scheinheiligen Pharisäer war er auf eine skandalöse Weise unorthodox, und selbst seine Familie glaubte, er sei verrückt. Doch seine Anhänger, die schon wenige Jahre nach seinem Tod „Christen“ genannt wurden, waren davon überzeugt, dass er der Erlöser ist, der Gesalbte Gottes. Nick Page versucht herauszufinden, worauf diese Überzeugung gründete. Er schiebt jahrhundertealte Traditionen und Mythen beiseite und zeichnet das lebendige Porträt des Mannes, der nach seinem Tod zu einer der bedeutendsten Gestalten wurde, die die Welt je gesehen hat: Jesus von Nazareth.

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869328

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 6510

Paul was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, steeped in the learning of his people. But he was also a Roman citizen who widely traveled the Mediterranean basin, and was very knowledgeable of the dominant Greek and Roman culture of his day. These two mighty rivers of influence converge in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. With razor-sharp attention to the text, Kenneth Bailey examines the cultural milieu and rhetorical strategies that shaped this pivotal epistle. He discovers the deep layers of the Hebraic prophetic tradition informing Paul's writing, linking the Apostle with the great prophets of the Old Testament. Throughout, Bailey employs his expert knowledge of Near Eastern and Mediterranean culture to deliver to readers a new understanding of Paul and his world. Familiar passages take on a new hue as they are stripped of standard Western interpretations and rendered back into their ancient setting.

Geliebte Welt

Author: Roland Hardmeier

Publisher: Neufeld Verlag

ISBN: 3862560260

Category: Missions

Page: 318

View: 4326


Luke 6:40 and the Theme of Likeness Education in the New Testament

Author: Thomas W. Hudgins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872628

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 2614

What does Jesus mean when he says, A disciple is not above his teacher, but each disciple, after being fully trained, will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40)? This verse has been quoted, cited, and referenced in vast amounts of Christian education and discipleship literature. Nevertheless, the verse is nearly untouched in exegetical discussions with the exception of source-critical analyses. From this verse arises an undeveloped theme in the Gospel of Luke and the New Testament--the theme of likeness education. Using content analysis methodology, Luke 6:40--one of the keystone passages in Christian education literature--serves as the starting point for mining out the theme of likeness education in the New Testament. This study consists of three concentric areas of investigation: (1) Luke 6:40 and its immediate context, (2) Luke-Acts, and (3) the New Testament corpus.

The Significance of Interpersonal Forgiveness in the Gospel of Matthew

Author: Isaac K. Mbabazi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870323

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 1689

Isaac Mbabazi makes a major contribution to the field of New Testament by arguing that the relevant Matthean theme of interpersonal forgiveness is quite central to the first Gospel. In The Significance of Interpersonal Forgiveness in the Gospel of Matthew, he delineates five sets of evidence in support of his argument. Beginning with a survey of all Matthean forgiveness and forgiveness-related texts, he then carries out an in-depth exegesis of two key Matthean texts in which the idea of interpersonal forgiveness is explicit. Discourse analysis informs his discussion, offering valuable insight into Matthew's point of view. Mbabazi notes that the forgiveness pattern that emerges from contemporary Greco-Roman literature differs remarkably from the pattern found in Matthew, where granting forgiveness appears not only as a reasonable act, but reluctance or failure to grant it makes the unforgiving person accountable to God.

Jubilee in the Bible

Using the Theology of Jürgen Moltmann to Find a New Hermeneutic

Author: Lidija Gunjevic

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004343474

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 1875

Jubilee in the Bible: Using the theology of Jürgen Moltmann to find a new hermeneutic combines biblical studies with modern theology and has an orientation towards the Church. This is the first book on Jubilee which combines biblical-theological interpretation in order to reveal a new hermeneutical code of reading and interpreting the message of Jubilee.

The Wrong Jesus

Fact, Belief, Legend, Truth . . . Making Sense of What You've Heard

Author: Gregory Monette

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1612917356

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9219

In a world where atheism is a growing movement, especially in the university setting, it’s typical for students today to face doubts about the Christian faith. In fact, many have wondered at one time or another if the Bible stories about Jesus could possibly be true. Is there any way to back up what we’ve heard with real evidence? Can false information be discredited with historical proof? Now students can join Greg Monette as he explores the fascinating basis for belief in the biblical Jesus. Readers can trek through the ancient historical sources, biblical archaeology, and recent discoveries to uncover the facts about what Jesus really said and did—His birth, His miracles, His claims, and His resurrection. Written for believers, skeptics, and the non-expert, this book will help readers discover where history and faith collide— and it just might change everything.

Interpreting the Gospel of John

A Practical Guide

Author: Gary M. Burge

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441242554

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9411

This tried and true classroom favorite by respected New Testament scholar Gary Burge has been praised for its usefulness. The expanded second edition has been revised throughout to take account of current scholarship and introduces software tools that have become available since the original edition was published. Combining original insight with how-to guidance, this textbook helps students interpret the Gospel of John and apply it in teaching and preaching.

The Bible: Culture, Community, Society

Author: Angus Paddison,Neil Messer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567386414

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2487

What kind of authority does Scripture have? How is Scripture's authority to be negotiated in relation to other sources of authority? And what are the implications of confessing the Bible to be authoritative? The Bible: Culture, Community and Society seeks to answer these questions, covering three core themes. First, reading the Bible in the context of modernity - the challenges the intellectual history of modernity has posed to the Bible's authority and how historical work can co-exist with a commitment to the Bible as the Word of God. Secondly, the Bible as a text that forms the church community - how the Bible as an authoritative text shapes a culture. Thirdly, reading the Bible as a public text and the challenges posed by holding to the Bible as the Word of God in a religiously diverse context. The highly distinguished contributors include Ben Quash, David Ferguson, Angus Paddison and Zoë Bennett.

The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

Metaphor, Identity, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

Author: Trygve David Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872148

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 2835

Trygve Johnson invites us to consider a new metaphor of identity of The Preacher as Liturgical Artist. This identity draws on a theology of communion and the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ to relocate the preacher's identity in the creative and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Johnson argues the metaphorical association of the preacher and artist understood within the artistic ministry of Jesus Christ frees the full range of human capacities, including the imagination to bear upon the arts of Christian proclamation. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist connects preachers to the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose own double ministry took the raw materials of the human condition and offered them back to the Father in a redemptive and imaginative fashion through the Holy Spirit. It is in the large creative ministry of Jesus Christ that preachers find their creativity freed to proclaim the gospel bodily within the context of the liturgical work of God's people.

Jeremiah 48 as Christian Scripture

Author: Julie Woods

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 0227903196

Category: Religion

Page: 355

View: 5763

All Scripture is God-breathed and yet some parts seem rather less God-breathed than one might imagine, or even like. The prophecy concerning Moab in Jeremiah 48 is one such text, since it appears to equate the Lord's work with bloodshed and curses those who withhold their swords. How, if at all, might such a passage inform the Christian community of faith? In this sophisticated study Julie Woods identifies some salient features of Jeremiah's Moab oracle by means of a careful analysis and comparison of both the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text of Jeremiah 48. She also explores the implications of links between the Moab oracles in Jeremiah 48 and Isaiah 15-16. The focus then moves to theological hermeneutics via an examination of some recent Christian interpretations of the oracle (from Walter Brueggemann, Ronald Clements, Terence Fretheim, Douglas Jones, and Patrick Miller). Building on the observations of these scholars and the conclusions reached from her own textual analyses, Woods provides an innovative Christian reading of the oracle (including two imaginative film scripts to bring the text to life). Perhaps one of the more surprising proposals is that Easter is the ultimate horizon of Jeremiah 48.

Verräter ihres Glaubens

Das gefährliche Leben von Muslimen, die Christen wurden

Author: Bruder Andrew,Al Janssen

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765571504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3134

Ahmed hielt es nicht mehr aus. Jesus faszinierte ihn so sehr, dass der junge Mann in der Moschee öffentlich eine Frage stellte. Eine gefährliche Frage. Den Schlägen und Misshandlungen seiner Familie konnte er nach einigen Tagen entkommen. Doch wohin jetzt? Er muss untertauchen. Bald trifft er andere Männer und Frauen, die aus den gleichen Gründen wie er ihre Familie, ihre Arbeit, ihr ganzes soziales Netz verloren haben. Tastend suchen sie nach einem Weg, ständig in der Gefahr, verraten zu werden. Ihr Glaube könnte sie das Leben kosten. Radikale Islamisten und die Geheimpolizei sind ihnen dicht auf den Versen. Aber sie wollen nicht zurück. - Dies ist eine authentische Geschichte von Muslimen, die Christen wurden.

The Cross & the Prodigal

Luke 15 Through the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830832811

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 8516

Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

Die vier Evangelien und das eine Evangelium von Jesus Christus

Studien zu ihrer Sammlung und Entstehung

Author: Martin Hengel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161496639

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 8802

English summary: Why does the church have four different written Gospels, although according to Paul there was only one orally proclaimed Gospel from the very beginning? Martin Hengel attempts to answer this question by showing how the collection of the four Gospels developed in the 2nd century and by tracing their origins. The reading of these four Gospels, in addition to the texts of the Old Testament, during the church service played a decisive role in the collection and the affirmation of these Gospels as part of the church canon. The author also deals with the authors of the Gospels and the time in which they were written. He bases his study on the fact that Mark was the first to write a Gospel. It is very probable that Matthew, who wrote the later Gospel, was familiar with the earlier Gospel according to Luke and that he used this. The numerous minor agreements between Luke and Matthew against Mark make it reasonable to suppose this hypothesis to be correct.This is the substantially enlarged German version of the English book The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ, translated by John Bowden, published by SCM Press in the year 2000. German description: Warum besitzt die Kirche vier verschiedene schriftliche Evangelien, obwohl es nach Paulus von Anfang an nur ein mundlich verkundigtes Evangelium gab? Martin Hengel beginnt seine Untersuchung mit der Verteidigung der Vierer-Sammlung durch Irenaus und die teilweise abweichende Haltung des Clemens Alexandrinus. Es folgen die Zeugnisse des 2. Jh.s sowie das Problem der handschriftlichen Uberlieferung. Besonders beachtet werden Hinweise auf ihre Autoren, die Reihenfolge ihrer Entstehung, ihre Uberschriften und ihr Gebrauch im Gottesdienst. Die Papiasnotizen richten den Blick auf das erste und zweite Evangelium. Ihr ungewohnlicher Titel geht auf Markus zuruck. Er schrieb das 'Urevanglium' und schuf damit eine neue literarische Gattung. Eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Sammlung und Durchsetzung der kanonisch gewordenen Evangelien spielen ihre Lesung im Gottesdienst neben den Texten des Alten Testaments. Wesentlich war auch die Entstehung vorbildlicher 'Gemeindebibliotheken' in einflussreichen Gemeinden wie Rom und die Verwendung der Codexform, die auf erste kleinere Sammlungen von Jesustradition in eNotizbuchern' zuruckgehen kann. Alle vier Evangelien sind 'kerygmatische Geschichtsschreibung', ihr Vorbild ist letztlich die 'heilsgeschichtliche' Erzahlung im Alten Testamtent. Dass die Kirche vier verschiedene Evangelien akzeptierte, druckt theologisch die Einheit in der Vielfalt ihrer Verkundigung aus. In einem Postskriptum behandelt Martin Hengel die Fragwurdigkeit der Q-Hypothese und die partielle Abhangigkeit des spateren Matthaus vom fruheren Lukas, die sich auch aus den minor agreements ergibt. Anstatt von einer 'Q-Quelle' sollte man besser von einer vielfaltigen 'Logientradition' sprechen, die allen drei Synoptikern vorlag.

Poet & Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes

A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802819475

Category: Religion

Page: 447

View: 5814

Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke