The Fifth Gospel

Isaiah in the History of Christianity

Author: John F. A. Sawyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565967

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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This is a new type of commentary on some of the most familiar language and imagery in the Bible, showing how Isaiah has been used by Christians in all kinds of contexts up to the present. There is much interest in reader-response, the history of interpretation and the sociology of sacred texts--in what the text does as much as what it means. With full documentation and illustrations, Sawyer gives an insight into Isaiah's influence, from the cult of the Virgin Mary and anti-Semitism to Christian feminism and liberation theology.

Isaiah

Interpreted by Early Christian Medieval Commentators

Author: Robert L. Wilken

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802825818

Category: Religion

Page: 590

View: 9778

In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers -- Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others -- all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah to come alive. Wilken's selection of ancient commentators clearly illuminates how Isaiah was used by the New Testament writers and understood by the early church fathers. Each chapter begins with a modern English translation of the septuagint, prepared by Moiss Silva. Editorial comments provide a foundation for understanding the excerpted commentaries and other writings that follow for each chapter. Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators is ideal for devotional and spiritual reading and for a deeper understanding of the church's historical interpretation of this major prophet.

Isaiah in the New Testament

The New Testament and the Scriptures of Israel

Author: Steve Moyise,Maarten J.J. Menken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567611663

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 2658

Isaiah in the New Testament brings together a set of specially commissioned studies by authors who are experts in their field. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the use of Isaiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple literature, contributors go on to discuss each of the New Testament books that contain quotations from Isaiah: Matthew, Mark, (Q), Luke-Acts, John, Romans and Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 Peter and Revelation. Together they provide an overview of the status, role and function of Isaiah in the first century, considering the Greek and Hebrew manuscript traditions and offering insights into the various hermeneutical stances of the New Testament authors and the development of New Testament theology. The volume includes contributions from Darrell Hannah, Morna Hooker, Christopher Tuckett, Richard Beaton, Bart Koet, Catrin Williams, J. Ross Wagner, Florian Wilk, Cecil McCullough, Steve Moyise and David Mathewson.

Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel

Barth's Theological Exegesis of Isaiah

Author: Mark S. Gignilliat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317109546

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 1876

Today’s biblical scholars and dogmaticians are giving a significant amount of attention to the topic of theological exegesis. A resource turned to for guidance and insight in this discussion is the history of interpretation, and Karl Barth’s voice registers loudly as a helpful model for engaging Scripture and its subject matter. Most readers of Barth’s theological exegesis encounter him on the level of his New Testament exegesis. This is understandable from several different vantage points. Unfortunately, Barth’s theological exegesis of the Old Testament has not received the attention it deserves. This book seeks to fill this lacuna as it encounters Barth’s theological exegesis of Isaiah in the Church Dogmatics. From the Church’s inception, Isaiah has been understood as Christian Scripture. In the Church Dogmatics we find Barth reading Isaiah in multi-functional and multi-layered ways as he seeks to hear Isaiah as a living witness to God’s triune revelation of himself in Jesus Christ.

Isaiah

Spirit of Courage, Gift of Tears

Author: Daniel Berrigan

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 5132

With prophetic power and conviction, Daniel Berrigan shows how the message of Isaiah can speak directly to us who live at the end of a turbulent period of human history. His book is an exercise in pastoral prophecy for all who seek to apply biblical teaching to contemporary life.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861077

Category: Bibles

Page: 96

View: 1854

Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

Isaiah Through the Centuries

Author: John F. A. Sawyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0631219633

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 5528

The first systematic and comprehensive attempt to identify and analyze the role of Isaianic language and imagery in literature, art, and music Using reception history as its basis for study, Isaiah Through the Centuries is an unprecedented exploration of the afterlife of the Book of Isaiah, specifically in art, literature, and music. This is a commentary that guides the reader through the Book of Isaiah, examining the differing interpretations of each phrase or passage from a variety of cultural and religious perspectives, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Clearly structured and accessible, and richly illustrated, the book functions as a complete and comprehensive educational reference work. Isaiah Through the Centuries encourages readers to learn with an open mind and to understand how different interpretations have helped in the teaching and comprehension of the Bible and Isaiah’s place in it. As part of the Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries series, which is primarily concerned with reception history, the book emphasizes that how people interpret the prophet—and how they’ve been influenced by him—is often just as important as the sacred text’s original meaning. Uses reception history to study the renowned prophet Provides a historical context for every use or interpretation discussed Offers essential background information on authors, artists, musicians, etc. in its glossary and biographies Minimizes historical details in order to focus as much as possible on exegetical matters Presents the role of Isaiah and the Bible in the creative arts Will be useful to multiple disciplines including theology and religion, English literature, art history and the history of music, not just Biblical Studies Comprehensive in scope, Isaiah Through the Centuries is a much-needed resource for all those interested in the influence of the Bible on Western culture, and presents unique perspectives for anyone interested in the Bible to discuss and debate for many years to come.

Revelation

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Holy One of Israel

Studies in the Book of Isaiah

Author: John N. Oswalt

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0227902939

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 3714

In the course of 30 years dedicated study, John N. Oswalt has written a number of articles in journals and chapters in books on the book of Isaiah as a whole, or some aspect of it. These materials have here been collected in a single volume and arranged in something of a descending order, that is from more general treatments of the book as a whole and how he sees the parts contributing to the whole, to studies of themes, such as holiness, righteousness, the nations, and finally to treatments of specific segments.

A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism

From Benedict Spinoza to Brevard Childs

Author: Mark S. Gignilliat

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310589673

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1111

Old Testament interpretation developed as theologians and scholars proposed critical theories over time. These figures contributed to a large, developing complex of ideas and trends that serves as the foundation of contemporary discussions on interpretation. Mark Gignilliat brings these figures and their theories together in Critically Engaged: A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism in the Modern Era. His discussion is driven by influential thinkers such as Baruch Spinoza and the critical tradition, Johann Semler and historical criticism, Hermann Gunkel and romanticism, Gerhard von Rad and the tradition-historical approach, Brevard Childs and the canonical approach, and more. This concise overview is ideal for classroom use as it provides a working knowledge of the major critical interpreters of the Old Testament, their approach to the subject matter, and the philosophical background of their approaches. Further reading lists direct readers to additional resources on specific theologians and theories. This book will serve as a companion to the forthcoming textbook Believing Criticism by Richard Schultz.

The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture

Author: Brevard S. Childs

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827616

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 7833

A key emphasis of Brevard Childs's distinguished career has been to show not only that the canon of Scripture comprises both Old and New Testaments but also that the concept of "canon" includes the way the Christian church continues to wrestle in every age with the meaning of its sacred texts. In this new volume Childs uses the book of Isaiah as a case study of the church's endeavor throughout history to understand its Scriptures. In each chapter Childs focuses on a different Christian age, using the work of key figures to illustrate the church's changing views of Isaiah. After looking at the Septuagint translation, Childs examines commentaries and tractates from the patristic, Reformation, and modern periods. His review shows that despite an enormous diversity in time, culture, nationality, and audience, these works nevertheless display a "family resemblance" in their theological understandings of this central Old Testament text. Childs also reveals how the church struggled to adapt to changing social and historical conditions, often by correcting or refining traditional methodologies, while at the same time maintaining a theological stance measured by faithfulness to Jesus Christ. In an important final chapter Childs draws out some implications of his work for modern debates over the role of Scripture in the life of the church. Of great value to scholars, ministers, and students, this book will also draw general readers into the exciting theological debate currently raging in the Christian church about the faithful interpretation of Scripture.

Prophecy and the Prophets of the Old Testament

Author: John F. A. Sawyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

View: 6269

Taking a refreshingly original approach to a familiar topic, this authoritative study examines the Biblical prophets and Jewish and Christian interpretations of prophecy. Beginning with a broad discussion of the phenomena of prophecy and the prophetic literature, Sawyer explores the work of Old Testament prophets, ranging from Moses to Huldah and Daniel to Malachi. In marked contrast to other studies, he pays particular attention to legends about the prophets, both canonical and apocryphal, many of which have been considerably more influential in the history of Western civilization than the prophets' original words. He concludes with a chapter on Jewish, Christian and Muslim interpretation and the matter of the fulfillment of prophecy.

The Gospel According to Matthew

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136169

Category: Bibles

Page: 78

View: 4449

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Isaiah in the New Testament

The New Testament and the Scriptures of Israel

Author: Steve Moyise,Maarten J.J. Menken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567611663

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 9015

Isaiah in the New Testament brings together a set of specially commissioned studies by authors who are experts in their field. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the use of Isaiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple literature, contributors go on to discuss each of the New Testament books that contain quotations from Isaiah: Matthew, Mark, (Q), Luke-Acts, John, Romans and Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 Peter and Revelation. Together they provide an overview of the status, role and function of Isaiah in the first century, considering the Greek and Hebrew manuscript traditions and offering insights into the various hermeneutical stances of the New Testament authors and the development of New Testament theology. The volume includes contributions from Darrell Hannah, Morna Hooker, Christopher Tuckett, Richard Beaton, Bart Koet, Catrin Williams, J. Ross Wagner, Florian Wilk, Cecil McCullough, Steve Moyise and David Mathewson.

1 and 2 Timothy and Titus

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433554089

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1769

Original works by godly writers, tailored for the understanding of today's reader For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God who were highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentaries series, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best work on individual Bible books for today's believers. Timothy and Titus were two of Paul's faithful associates. When problems arose in a church, Paul knew he could depend on either one of them to handle the situation. In these three epistles Paul encourages his younger colleagues in their roles as pastors. He advises them on worship, leadership, integrity issues, and generation gaps. With confidence the aging apostle passes the torch of faith and exhorts them to be Christ's representatives on earth. John Calvin's exploration of the key passages of these three pastoral epistles not only provides historical insight into the early church, but also guidance and encouragement for pastors and lay leaders today.

Isaiah

A Covenant to Be Kept for the Sake of the Church

Author: Allan Harman

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 9781845500535

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 6680

This is a key Old Testament book; as well as charting a key change in the life of God's people, it provides some of the most important prophecies fulfilled only in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Its lessons for the contemporary church are particularly apt. Allan Harman's methods follow those of Leon Morris and Allan McRae in that he devotes most of his energy to discovering what God is saying through his prophet, rather than what we are saying amongst ourselves. - Publisher.

Isaiah

Discipleship Lessons from the Fifth Gospel

Author: Ralph F. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984734085

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 7738

The Prophet Isaiah's words inspire us with their beautiful cadences and lofty heights. They confront us with thoughtful rebukes and correction. Isaiah is the source of nearly one quarter of the Old Testament quotations and allusions cited in the New Testament. In sheer size, it is second only to the Book of Psalms in length. Most important, Isaiah gives us a unique understanding of Jesus the Messiah, who fulfills many of these prophecies given 700 years before his birth. For this reason Isaiah is sometimes called the "Fifth Gospel." Isaiah is considered one of the literary gems of the ancient world. Here is the apex of Hebrew poetic style, brilliant imagery, and the whole range of human emotion. Some of the passages you may recall include: "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow" (1:18) "Here I am, send me." (6:1-8) "Unto us a child is born...." (9:2-7) "The wolf will live with the lamb ... and a little child shall lead them." (11:1-9) "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness." (35:1-10) "Comfort, comfort my people...." (40:1-31) "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength" (40:31) "The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." (52:13-53:12) "Come, all you who are thirsty...." (55:1-12) "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me...." (61:1-11) Isaiah is challenging and enriching, but also long and complex. Therefore, this volume is designed to be a guide to studying Isaiah's prophecies, not a verse-by-verse commentary. We'll move quickly over passages less relevant to our day, but focus in some detail on passages that teach about the Messiah and God's universal truths that speak to us across the ages. This volume covers Isaiah eleven lessons, and includes 13 maps to clarify the historical setting. Classes and small groups will find this a helpful curriculum guide, with links to free participant handouts, as well as thorough preparation for the leader. Thought-provoking questions will stimulate many profound discussions -- though groups may want to follow a 17-week track to thoroughly discuss these truths. The heavily-footnoted lessons provide most of the research that preachers and teachers will need for their task. At the same time, the lessons inspire and challenge the individual reader to grow as a disciple of Christ.

Opening the Sealed Book

Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity

Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802840213

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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Of all the texts in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, perhaps no book has a more colorful history of interpretation than Isaiah. A comprehensive history of this interpretation between the prophet Malachi and the first days of Christianity, Joseph Blenkinsopp's Opening the Sealed Book traces three different prophetic traditions in Isaiah -- the "man of God," the critic of social structures, and the apocalyptic seer. Blenkinsopp explores the place of Isaiah in Jewish sectarianism, at Qumran, and among early Christians, touching on a number of its themes, including exile, "the remnant of Israel," martyrdom, and "the servant of the Lord." Encompassing several disciplines -- hermeneutics, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Second Temple studies, Christian origins -- Opening the Sealed Book will appeal to Jewish and Christian scholars as well as readers fascinated by the intricate and influential prophetic visions of Isaiah.

The Epic of Eden

A Christian Entry into the Old Testament

Author: Sandra L. Richter

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830879113

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 5867

Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives. The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

The Bible in the Sixteenth Century

Author: David C. Steinmetz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318491

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 5223

A distinguished group of authors here illuminate a broad spectrum of themes in the history of biblical interpretation. Originally published in 1990, these essays take as their common ground the thesis that the intellectual and religious life of the sixteenth century cannot be understood without attention to the preoccupation of sixteenth-century humanists and theologians with the interpretation of the Bible. Topics explored include Jewish exegesis and problems of Old Testament interpretation and the relationship between the Bible and social, political, and institutional history. Contributors. Irena Backus, Guy Bedouelle, Kalman P. Bland, Kenneth G. Hagen, Scott H. Hagen, Scott H. Hendrix, R. Gerald Hobbs, Jean-Claude Margolin, H. C. Erik Midelfort, Richard A. Muller, John B. Payne, David C. Steinmetz