The Lost World of Genesis One

Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

Author: John H. Walton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830861491

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

Author: John H. Walton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830824618

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Lost World of Adam and Eve enters into the debate over the Bible and human origins. Adam and Eve emerge as archetypal but real individuals chosen for roles and functions. The details of the Genesis story take on sharper definition as they are backlit by ancient Near Eastern thinking, and invite our full engagement with the science.

Gut und Böse

Die Anfangslektionen der Hebräischen Bibel

Author: Jörn Kiefer

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451847930

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 443

Nicht zufällig beginnt das theologische Nachdenken über Gut und Böse bis heute immer wieder mit den ersten Kapiteln der Genesis. Sie sind bewusst als Anfang der Tora konzipiert und wollen selbst vom Anfang erzählen – vom Anfang der Menschheit und darin auch vom Anfang des Guten und Bösen. Texte, die so im Fokus stehen, werden bekanntlich oft theologisch überfrachtet mit Interessen und Vorurteilen. Diese Untersuchung möchte die biblischen Texte von dogmatischem Ballast befreien und deren ureigenen Beitrag zu der immer noch brisanten Frage nach Gut und Böse zur Sprache bringen.

The Nature of Creation

Examining the Bible and Science

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317546148

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7082

It is generally assumed that science and religion are at war. Many now claim that science has made religious belief redundant; others have turned to a literalist interpretation of biblical creation to reject or revise science; others try to resolve Darwin with Genesis. "The Nature of Creation" addresses this complex debate by engaging with both modern science and biblical scholarship together. Creation is central to Christian theology and the Bible, and has become the chosen battleground for scientists, atheists and creationists alike. "The Nature of Creation" presents a sustained historical investigation of what the creation texts of the Bible have to say and how this relates to modern scientific ideas of beginnings. The book aims to demonstrate what science and religion can share, and how they differ and ought to differ.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture

Historical, Biblical, and Theoretical Perspectives

Author: Carlos R. Bovell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877298

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Conservative Protestant views of Scripture have not moved much beyond the fundamentalist-modernist controversies of the early twentieth century. Today, discussions must evolve and become transparently conversant with recent scholarly developments. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture provides contemporary reflections on the most pressing challenges facing inerrancy today. Whatever your current position, this volume will deepen your understanding of the authority of Scripture. TABLE OF CONTENTS and CONTRIBUTORS: Foreword by William Abraham / ix Editor's Preface by Carlos R. Bovell / xvii Historical Perspectives 1 No Creed but the Bible, No Authority Without the Church: American Evangelicals and the Errors of Inerrancy -D. G. Hart / 3 2 The Subordination of Scripture to Human Reason at Old Princeton-Paul Seely / 28 3 The Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy, the Inerrancy of Scripture, and the Development of American Dispensationalism -Todd Mangum / 46 4 The Cost of Prestige: E. J. Carnell's Quest for Intellectual Orthodoxy-Seth Dowland / 71 5 "Inerrancy, a Paradigm in Crisis"-Carlos R. Bovell / 91 Biblical Perspectives 6 Inerrancy and Evangelical Old Testament Scholarship: Challenges and the Way Forward-J. Daniel Hays / 109 7 Theological Diversity in the Old Testament as Burden or Divine Gift? Problems and Perspectives in the Current Debate-Richard Schultz / 133 8 "But Jesus Believed That David Wrote the Psalms . . ." -Stephen Dawes / 164 9 Some Thoughts on Theological Exegesis of the Old Testament: Toward a Viable Model of Biblical Coherence and Relevance-Peter Enns / 183 10 Inerrantist Scholarship on Daniel: A Valid Historical Enterprise? -Stephen Young / 204 11 The Implications of New Testament Pseudonymy for a Doctrine of Scripture-Stanley E. Porter / 236 Theoretical Perspectives 12 Issues in Forming a Doctrine of Inspiration-Craig Allert / 259 13 How Evangelicals Became Overcommitted to the Bible and Wha Can Be Done about It-J. P. Moreland / 289 14 Biblical Authority: A Social Scientist's Perspective -Brian Malley / 303 15 Authority Redux: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Theology-Christian Early / 323 16 Scripture and Prayer: Participating in God -Harriet A. Harris / 344 17 "A Certain Similarity to the Devil": Historical Criticism and Christian Faith-Gregory Dawes / 354 18 Critical Dislocation and Missional Relocation: Scripture's Evangelical Homecoming-Telford Work / 371 List of Contributors / 397

Can We Still Believe the Bible?

An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions

Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1441245642

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6613

Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are perennial and have frequently been addressed. However, some of these challenges are noticeably more common today, and the topic is currently of particular interest among evangelicals. In this volume, highly regarded biblical scholar Craig Blomberg offers an accessible and nuanced argument for the Bible's reliability in response to the extreme views about Scripture and its authority articulated by both sides of the debate. He believes that a careful analysis of the relevant evidence shows we have reason to be more confident in the Bible than ever before. As he traces his own academic and spiritual journey, Blomberg sketches out the case for confidence in the Bible in spite of various challenges to the trustworthiness of Scripture, offering a positive, informed, and defensible approach.

Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide

Author: Gary N. Fugle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878049

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Battles over creation or evolution have been perpetuated for years by vocal Christians and scientists alike. But conflict has never been the only choice. Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide presents a comprehensive, uplifting alternative that brings together an orthodox, biblical view of a sovereign Creator-God and the meaningful discoveries of modern evolutionary biology. Gary Fugle offers unique insights into this debate from his dual perspective as both an award-winning biology professor and a committed leader in conservative evangelical churches. In focusing on the stumbling blocks that surround creation and evolution debates, Fugle sensitively addresses the concerns of skeptical Christians and demonstrates how believers may celebrate evolution as a remarkable aspect of God's glory. He describes how the mainstream scientific community, as well as numerous Christians, may alter current approaches to eliminate conflicts. He explains conservative readings of early Genesis that respect both the inerrant words of Scripture and the evolutionary revelations in God's natural creation. This book is for individuals who sense that biblical Christian faith and evolution are compatible without compromising core convictions. If given good reasons to do so, are we willing to lay down our arms to affirm an encompassing vision for the future?

Isaiah and Imperial Context

The Book of Isaiah in the Times of Empire

Author: Andrew T. Abernethy,Mark G. Brett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189942X

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Interpreting Isaiah requires attention to empire. The matrix of the book of Isaiah was the imperial contexts of Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. The community of faith in these eras needed a prophetic vision for life. Not only is the book of Isaiah crafted in light of empire, but current readers cannot help but approach Isaiah in light of imperial realities today. As a neglected area of research, Isaiah and Imperial Context probes how empire can illumine Isaiah through essays that utilize archaeology, history, literary approaches, post-colonialism, and feminism within the various sections of Isaiah. The contributors are Andrew T. Abernethy, Mark G. Brett, Tim Bulkeley, John Goldingay, Christopher B. Hays, Joy Hooker, Malcolm Mac MacDonald, Judith E. McKinlay, Tim Meadowcroft, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, and David Ussishkin.

The Biblical Cosmos

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Bible

Author: Robin A. Parry

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876224

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 825

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Bible. When we read Scripture we often imagine that the world inhabited by the Bible's characters was much the same as our own. We would be wrong. The biblical world is an ancient world with a flat earth that stands at the center of the cosmos, and with a vast ocean in the sky, chaos dragons, mystical mountains, demonic deserts, an underground zone for the dead, stars that are sentient beings, and, if you travel upwards and through the doors in the solid dome of the sky, God's heaven--the heart of the universe. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the biblical cosmos with the goal of opening up the Bible in its ancient world. It then goes further and seeks to show how this very ancient biblical way of seeing the world is still revelatory and can speak God's word afresh into our own modern worlds.


Author: Ritchie Way

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490841083

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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For the first time in the history of theology, Ritchie Way interprets the prophecy of Revelation 20 using the hermeneutic of inauguration, fulfillment, and consummation. He reveals that when the millennium is interpreted as having its inauguration in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, then amillennialism and premillennialism are not seen as antagonistic to each other; rather, a tweaked amillennialism provides the fulfillment for the prophecy, and a tweaked premillennialism provides its consummation. This new way of interpreting the millennium is not only soundly based, groundbreaking, and exciting--it also has significant implications for the interpretation of the rest of the book of Revelation. Trimillennialism also provides fresh insights on original sin, the essential difference between a saved and a lost person, the depth of the sacrifice Christ made on the cross, the nature of the punishment of the unrepentant, and the present location of heaven.

Der Zweite Weltkrieg

Author: Gerhard Schreiber

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406447648

Category: Weltkrieg 1939-1945 - Geschichte

Page: 126

View: 2634


Foundations of Education

A Christian Vision

Author: Matthew Bruce Etherington

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 9530

Ideas about education have consequences. This book, edited by Matthew Etherington, provides readers with ideas and insights drawn from fifteen international scholars in Christian thought within the fields of philosophy, theology, and education. Each author responds to the philosophical, historical, and sociological challenges that confront their particular line of educational inquiry. The authors offer a view of Christian education that promotes truth, human dignity, peace, love, diversity, and justice. The book critically analyzes public discourse on education, including the wisdom, actions, recommendations, and controversies of Christian education in the twenty-first century. This timely book will appeal to those concerned with Christian perspectives on education, Aboriginality, gender, history, evangelism, secularism, constructivism, purpose, hope, school choice, and community.

Die neue Wirklichkeit

westliche Wissenschaft, östliche Mystik und christlicher Glaube

Author: Bede Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783922936893


Page: 350

View: 388


Die Welt der altorientalischen Bildsymbolik und das Alte Testament

am Beispiel der Psalmen

Author: Othmar Keel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525536384

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 5192

Altorientalische Kunst und Altes Testament Das bewährte Standardwerk zum Verständnis der Psalmen im Lichte der altorientalischen Kunst in einer Studienausgabe. In einem Übersichtsbericht wird ein möglichst breites Bildmaterial allen an der biblischen Welt interessierten Personen leicht zugänglich gemacht. Dabei wird auf Ähnlichkeiten zwischen der Problemlage und der Vorstellungwelt dieser Bilder und solcher des Alten Testaments, speziell der Psalmen, hingewiesen. Der große Bildband von Othmar Keel hat sich seit seinem Erscheinen nicht nur als ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für die alttestamentliche Exegese, sondern auch als nützlicher Geschenkband für alle an derBibelInteressierten erwiesen. Vier Auflagen sind in Koproduktion bei den Verlagen Benziger und Neukirchen erschienen und inzwischen vergriffen. Pressestimmen "Keel legt in seinem Prachtband ein Werk vor, das den Psalmeninterpreten helfen wird, in den großen und kleinen Fragen ihres Forschungsbereiches weiterzukommen. Von diesem Band darf man schwärmen! Seine Zeichnungen und Tafeln sind ein Augenschmaus; der Textteil ist auf weite Strecken ein Genuß. Endlich wieder ein Buch, das nicht nur von ,Vorstellungen' redet, sondern sie auch in der exegetischen Zuspitzung auf bestimmte Bibeltexte, die Psalmen, visuell vorführt." E. Gerstenberger, in: Beihefte zur Evangelischen Theologie Der Autor Dr. theol. Othmar Keel ist Professor für Altes Testament an der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Fribourg.

Der Jahwist

Author: Christoph Levin

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525538395

Category: Bible

Page: 456

View: 3526


Die Zahl Sieben im Alten Orient

Studien zur Zahlensymbolik in der Bibel und ihrer altorientalischen Umwelt

Author: Viktor Golinets

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631582602

Category: History

Page: 177

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In enger Zusammenarbeit mit einem international besetzten Mitarbeiterstab verschiedener Universitaten, Museen und archaologischer Fachinstitutionen leistet der Herausgeber Gotthard G. G. Reinhold erstmals einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Siebenzahl-Symbolik in der Bibel und ihrer altorientalischen Umwelt. Besonderes Augenmerk wird dabei auf archaologisches Fundmaterial gelegt, das mit verschiedensten Motiven der Siebenzahl verbunden ist: Tonwareverzierungen, Siegel- und Rollsiegeldarstellungen, Intarsienarbeiten, Abbildungen auf Keilschrifttafeln, Tonlampenverzierungen, Munzenpragungen, Felsritzungen, Reliefdarstellungen, u. a. mehr. Was die Bibel betrifft, werden die Heptaden im Kultleben des Alten Testaments, in Erzahlungen, Kampfberichten, Psalmen und Spruchen, in prophetischen Texten (Altes und Neues Testament), in der Onomastik und in der Struktur des biblischen Textes aufgespurt und analysiert. Fur Dozenten, Studenten und Bibelinteressierte der Archaologie des Alten Orients und der Geschichte und Religion Israels soll der Band eine Grundlage bilden, um Detailforschungen zur Zahlensymbolik in altorientalischer Zeit voranzutreiben. In close cooperation with colleagues belonging to different universities, museums and archaeological institutions around the world, the final editor Gotthard G. G. Reinhold is the first to offer us an exhaustive contribution on the symbolism of the number seven in the Ancient Near East. Special attention is given to archaeological material related to various elements relevant to the number seven: decoration on ancient pottery, iconography on stamp and cylinder seals, ivory and shell carving and inlays, depictions on cuneiform tablets, decoration of oil lamps, coins, rock carvings, etc. As for the Bible, the heptades in the cultic life of the Old Testament, in narratives, war traditions, Psalms and Proverbs, in prophetic literature (in both the Old and New Testaments), in the onomasticon and in the literary structure of the biblical texts are traced and analysed. This is an important volume on the subject of numerical symbolism in the Ancient Near East for professors, students and ancient near eastern archaeologists interested in Bible alike."

Death Before the Fall

Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Author: Ronald E. Osborn

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083089537X

Category: Religion

Page: 195

View: 2432

2014 ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award Did animals have predatory natures before the fall? Did God punish innocent animals with a curse because of human sin? Is it possible for theistic evolution to be compatible with the Bible, even though animal death before the fall would contradict the teaching that death began after the first sin? In this eloquent and provocative "open letter" to evangelicals, Ronald Osborn wrestles with these pointed questions and with the problem of biblical literalism and animal suffering within an evolutionary understanding of the world. Considering the topic of animal suffering and predation as a theodicy dilemma, Osborn offers an open-minded exploration of the subject, specifically coming against the fundamentalist and literalist view of the book of Genesis and the creation account. He challenges one-dimensional reading of Scripture and shines a sobering light on the evangelical dogma responsible for advancing viewpoints long ago dismantled by science. Always acknowledging the traditionalist viewpoint, Osborn demonstrates with a wealth of exegetical and theological insight how orthodox Christianity can embrace evolutionary concepts without contradiction. Osborn forces us to ask hard questions, not only of the Bible and church tradition, but also and especially of ourselves.

Im Bett mit Kant oder das Gefühl von Nichts am frühen Morgen

Philosophie für den Alltag

Author: Robert Rowland Smith

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492954243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 512

Was ist am Shoppen philosophisch? Jede Menge! Und nicht nur das. Man kann seinen kompletten Alltag mit den großen Philosophen teilen. Aufwachen mit Descartes, Arbeiten mit Marx, Fitness mit Foucault, eine Party mit Machiavelli, in der Badewanne mit Buddha, Einschlafen mit Freud. Verblüffend, was Kant und seine Kollegen alles über das Leben wissen. Robert Rowland Smith macht Philosophie zu einem herrlichen Vergnügen und den Alltag zu etwas ganz Besonderem.