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Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 31 July 2012
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Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards,Richard James
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 13 October 2020
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The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

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Paul Behaving Badly

Paul Behaving Badly
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 01 November 2016
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Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities, revealing a vision of Christian faith that was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours.

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Paul and First-Century Letter Writing

Paul and First-Century Letter Writing
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 22 October 2004
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Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.

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Rediscovering Paul

Rediscovering Paul
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards,David B. Capes,Rodney Reeves
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 21 November 2017
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For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, prickly, and unpredictable. But maybe it's time to get to know Paul on his own terms. Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by conversations with today's students, this expanded edition of Rediscovering Paul gives fresh consideration to Paul’s conversion, call, and his ongoing impact on church and culture.

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Fresh Eyes on Jesus' Miracles

Fresh Eyes on Jesus' Miracles
  • Author : Doug Newton
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release : 01 August 2018
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What can readers learn about personal transformation from Jesus turning water to wine? How does His feeding of the five thousand refocus their own call to serve? In Fresh Eyes on Jesus’ Miracles, Pastor Doug Newton finds hidden truths in the gospels’ most familiar stories. From the wedding at Cana to Peter’s miraculous catch, Newton offers cultural context, modern-day insights, and spiritual depth to awaken even the most seasoned reader’s heart and mind. Most importantly, he equips readers

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Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes
  • Author : Jackson W.
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 11 June 2019
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According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.

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Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
  • Author : William W. Klein,Craig L. Blomberg,Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release : 28 March 2017
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Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, now in its third edition, is a classic hermeneutics textbook that sets forth concise, logical, and practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God’s Word. With updates and revisions throughout that keep pace with current scholarship, this book offers students the best and most up-to-date information needed to interpret Scripture. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretation Suggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical text Surveys

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Western Christians in Global Mission

Western Christians in Global Mission
  • Author : Paul Borthwick
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 03 October 2012
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Missions specialist Paul Borthwick brings an urgent report on how the Western church can best continue in global mission. Providing current analysis of the state of the world and Majority World opinion, Borthwick offers concrete advice for Western churches who want to avoid the pitfalls of colonialism.

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Leading on Empty

Leading on Empty
  • Author : Dr. Wayne Cordeiro
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release : 01 April 2010
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Wayne Cordeiro found himself paralyzed by burnout. He had been in ministry for 30 years, and 10 years after founding what is now the largest church in Hawaii, he found himself depleted. Wayne took a season out of his growing ministry to recharge and refocus on the truly important. He was able to get back in touch with his life, get back in proper balance, and re-energize his spirit through Christ in a way that propelled him forward to greater levels of

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Crossing Cultures with Jesus

Crossing Cultures with Jesus
  • Author : Katie J. Rawson
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 04 November 2015
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You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.

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Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus
  • Author : Lois Tverberg
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 02 January 2018
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What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter? Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await readers willing to learn how to read the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture in order to open the Bible to readers today.

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The Forgotten Jesus

The Forgotten Jesus
  • Author : Robby Gallaty
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 04 April 2017
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Through the years, our understanding of Jesus has been shaped by different cultural influences, and many Christians have forgotten that Jesus was a Jewish man living in a Jewish land, observing Jewish customs, and investing his life into Jewish men and women. Trading the popular, but inaccurate Western perspective of the Bible for the context in which Jesus actually ministered in 2000 years ago, author Robby Gallaty reveals the fascinating Hebraic culture, customs, and nuances many Christians have never experienced or

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How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times
  • Author : Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 01 August 2011
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Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or

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