Jesus and Paul before Christianity

Their World and Work in Retrospect

Author: V. George Shillington

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891445

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 7114

Who was the real founder of Christianity as it is known today--Jesus or Paul? What, if any, was the connection between them? These and other questions about the two historical figures have occupied biblical scholars and the Christian church for many years up to the present time. This book proposes new ways of framing the questions as well as new approaches to answering them. Neither Jesus nor Paul spoke of a new world religion, separate from Judaism, that would envelop the planet and last for millennia. This study seeks to locate both figures in their respective places in the first century, in Jewish contexts and within the larger Greco-Roman society. The aim is to transcend the language and thought patterns of later generations of theologians in order to hear more clearly the prophetic voices of Jesus and Paul on their terms and in their social locations. By so doing, Shillington lays the groundwork for a more authentic translation of their vision and mission into modern alternatives, including better Jewish-Christian relations. To learn more about this book, and the forthcoming online video or DVD series for small group study, please visit

A Plea for Infant Baptism, in Seven Parts

The standing authority of the Old Testament. The grace of the Abrahamic covenant. The permanent sanction of the moral law. The subjects and mode of Christian baptism. An address to Anabaptists. An address to Paedobaptists. An address to the undetermined

Author: James Milligan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baptism

Page: 297

View: 4742


Orson Hyde

The Olive Branch of Israel

Author: Myrtle Stevens Hyde

Publisher: Agreka Tm Llc

ISBN: 9781888106718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 610

View: 9424

Orson Hyde was chosen as an original member of the Council of the Twelve in 1835, when the Mormon Church first organized this governing body. Orson's most well-known accomplishment was as a Mormon missionary to Jerusalem (1840-1842) to dedicate the land for the return of the Jews. Civil authorities in Jerusalem invited the development of a five-acre hillside garden, in honor of Orson Hyde, which was completed in 1979.Participating in the Mormon drama of crossing the plains in the U.S. several times and settling the West, Orson was a colonizing leader in western Iowa, also in what became western Nevada, and in central Utah. He was a major figure in Utah's Black Hawk Indian War (1865-1872).Using facts, details and personal experiences never before in print, Myrtle Hyde, the Hyde family genealogist, has used diaries, letters, notes, documents, reports, articles, speeches and letters to present a real-life depiction of Orson Hyde, apostle, teacher, missionary, orator, scriptorian, journalist, editor, lawyer, judge, statesman, colonizer, and administrator; also the husband of eight wives, the father of thirty-three children. Contains an extensive Index and Bibliography.

A Durable Peace

Israel and its Place Among the Nations

Author: Benjamin Netanyahu

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446564761

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 1524

This examination of the Middle East's troubled history traces the origins, development and politics of Israel's relationship with the Arab world and the West. It argues that peace with the Palestinians will leave Israel vulnerable to Iraq and Iran.

NIV, Once-A-Day: Morning and Evening Bible, eBook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310443407

Category: Bibles

Page: 1312

View: 8307

With this NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible you can read through the Bible in a year...or at your own pace. Now you can practice the spiritual discipline of daily Bible reading with both morning and evening readings. Plus, you can read at your own pace. Want a reading plan that will take you through the Bible in a year? You’ve got it. Don’t want the guilt of falling behind? You won’t—each daily reading is numbered, not dated, allowing you the flexibility you need as you strive to engage God’s Word every day. The NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible organizes the clear, accessible New International Version Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament and from the New Testament, along with a selection from the book of Psalms or Proverbs. And to lead you into deep reflection, each daily reading includes both a morning and an evening meditation.

Among Our Books

A Selected List of New Books in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Author: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2686


NIV, Holy Bible, eBook, Red Letter Edition

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 0310441471

Category: Bibles

Page: 1152

View: 9911

Special Note: This red-letter edition eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices. The Bible is the bestselling book in history, and the New International Version (NIV) Bible is the bestselling version year after year. This bestselling modern-English Bible has sold more than 450 million copies since its first full publication in 1978. It is also the bestselling modern-English Bible eBook, and it’s designed for an intuitive user experience. The font is crisp and clear, and readability is great on both E-Ink® screens and color screens. With quick page turns and a numbered footnoting system that allows you to easily jump from Bible text to footnote and back again, this NIV eBook is faster and more robust than ever before. And with a “How to Use This Bible” page included, navigating the Bible has never been easier. Read the Bible on your device just as if you were reading a physical book. NIV ©2011 The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern English Bible – easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

NIV, Case for Christ Study Bible, eBook

Investigating the Evidence for Belief

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310304555

Category: Bibles

Page: 1696

View: 5428

Drawn from Lee Strobel's own experiences as a former atheist engaged in a thorough search for truth, the articles and notes throughout The Case for Christ Study Bible provide a solid explanation of where the historical and scientific evidence point - toward the existence of a compassionate Creator God and his Son, Jesus, the Savior. The Case for Christ Study Bible features more than 500 notes and articles, including: A.) The Case for a Creator: highlighting the wonders of creation and demonstrating how the scientific evidence supports belief in an all-powerful Creator. B.) The Case for the Bible: exploring the character of the Bible, the extra-biblical evidence that corroborates scripture, and apparent contradictions. C.) The Case for Christ: investigating Jesus' claims, Messianic identity, deity, and resurrection. D.) And much more. The Good News of the Gospel transformed the life of this former atheist. It can do the same for others who commit to examining the evidence for themselves.

NIV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401680135

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

View: 512

The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at

Israel Matters

Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the Land

Author: Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493406760

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 2295

Widely respected theologian Gerald McDermott has spent two decades investigating the meaning of Israel and Judaism. What he has learned has required him to rethink many of his previous assumptions. Israel Matters addresses the perennially important issue of the relationship between Christianity and the people and land of Israel, offering a unique and compelling "third way" between typical approaches and correcting common misunderstandings along the way. This book challenges the widespread Christian assumption that since Jesus came to earth, Jews are no longer special to God as a people, and the land of Israel is no longer theologically significant. It traces the author's journey from thinking those things to discovering that the New Testament authors believed the opposite of both. It also shows that contrary to what many Christians believe, the church is not the new Israel, and both the people and the land of Israel are important to God and the future of redemption. McDermott offers an accessible but robust defense of a "New Christian Zionism" for pastors and laypeople interested in Israel and Christian-Jewish relations. His approach will also spark a conversation among theologians and biblical scholars.