We live in an age of vast and rapid destruction of habitats and species. Yet Christianity holds great potential for healing this situation. Indeed, the Bible and Christian tradition are a treasure trove of rich images and stories about God as an "earthen" being who sustains the natural world with compassion and thereby models for humankind environmentally healthy ways of being.Mark Wallace's stimulating book retrieves a central but often neglected biblical theme - the idea of God as carnal Spirit who indwells all things - as the basis for constructing a "green spirituality" responsive to the environmental needs of our time.In the biblical tradition, he writes, God as Spirit is an ecological presence that shows itself to us daily by living in and through the earth. One message of Christianity, therefore, is celebration of the bodily, material world - ancient redwoods, vernal springs, broad-winged hawks, everyday pigweed - as the place that God indwells and cares for in order to maintain the well-being of our common planetary home.Alongside his green reading of the Bible and tradition, Wallace employs the resources of deep ecology, Neopagan spirituality, and the environmental justice movement to rethink Christianity as an earth-based, body-loving religion. He also analyzes color images reproduced in the book. Wallace's bold yet careful work reawakens our sense of the sacrality of the earth and the life that the trinitarian God creates there. It also grounds the impulses of New Age spirituality in a profoundly biblical notion of God's being and activity.
Noting that academic biblical scholars and Christian ethicists have been methodologically estranged for some decades now, Brian Brock seeks to reframe the whole Bible-and-ethics discussion in terms of this question: What role does the Bible play in God's generation of a holy people -- and how do we participate in that regeneration? Brock first examines various major contemporary thinkers on the Bible and Christian ethics, including John Howard Yoder, Brevard Childs, John Webster, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He then undertakes major discussions of Augustine and Martin Luther, unpacking their interpretation of the Psalms. Finally, Brock articulates the processes of renewal in God's people. His close study of a few individual psalms shows how we enter the world of praise in which all human life is comprehended within God's work -- and is thus renewed. Immersion in the exegetical tradition of the Christian faith, Brock argues, must be the heart and soul of theology and ethics.
'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern translations of the Bible and the works of rabbinic teachers, Church Fathers and medieval, renaissance and contemporary scholars. The book offers a historical survey of Hebrew instrumental music - its origins and links with neighbouring cultures, the role of instruments in the religious, social, public and private life of ancient Israel, and the system of musical education - and explores the understanding of Hebrew musical instruments in post-biblical times. This comprehensive volume will be invaluable to musicologists, archaeologists, theologians, historians, philologists and Bible translators, as well as general readers in the subject.
Bible study notes and commentary on the New Testament books of Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Emphasizes understanding the text with practical applications. Intended to be helpful to all Christians, including teachers and preachers, while avoiding an emphasis on technical issues. Written from the conservative viewpoint of faith in the Bible as the absolute, inerrant, verbally inspired word of God. Comments include discussion of these topics: * Redemption through Christ * The church in God's eternal purpose * Salvation by grace through faith * The new life in Christ * Relations between husbands and wives, parents and children * Victory over Satan by the armor of God * The Deity of Jesus * Joy in Christ
Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek and Other Editions in Divers Languages : the Old Testament First Published by the English College at Douay, A.D. 1609, and the New Testament First Published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582 : with Annotations, References and an Historical and Chronological Index from the Last London and Dublin Editions : the Whole Rev. and Diligently Compared with the Latin Vulgate
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"What The Singing Prophet Saw" Determines The Destiny of Humanity. Not just the destiny of humanity in general but our destiny, yours and mine. The-Singing-Prophet-Saw what was taking place during three hours of darkness where the sun and the moon, the keepers of time, were submerged in an Eternal Realm where time becomes like a drop in the ocean. When The-Lights went out the physical eyes of men could not see what was happening in The-Darkness; neither when it happened nor while we are reading what he saw. "What The Singing Prophet Saw" can only be seen like he saw it, with The-Eyes of The-HEART. A never ending tsunami of books bombard the intellects of men with unending opinions, theories and speculations on what we must know and believe in order to become who we were created to be. "What The Singing Prophet Saw" describes the awesome vision that provides the One-True-Answer, The-Only-Answer that removes the veil of darkness over Our-HEARTS. When we see "What The Singing Prophet Saw" we are changed. We don't change ourselves, We-Are-Changed. When we see What The Singing Prophet Saw" our destiny is determined. We don't determine our destiny; Our-Destiny is Determined by What We See. When you open Your-HEART to See "What The-Singing- Prophet Saw" you will see The-Vision that will free you from the blind opinions, theories and speculations of men with veils over their hearts. When we see "What The Singing Prophet Saw" we see The-Vision that is unlike any other vision that has been revealed to men; The-Vision that is cosmic, climatic and eternal. When you see it, you will know it. It Will Change YOUR-LIFE Forever. Heart to Heart, Larry
The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Thomas Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal. Features include: More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes 150 Bible times and culture notes 114 articles on key Bible doctrines 350 word studies with Strong's numbers "Christ in the Scriptures" feature Topical index Deluxe Nelson concordance Full-color maps Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles NKJV Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.3 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold
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The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary provides a visually stimulating journey for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the Bible. Through the articles, sidebars, charts, maps, and full-color images included in this volume, the text of the Old and New Testaments will come alive for you as never before. As a condensation of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the information contained within this reference work is solid and biblically sound. The material is based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version, and it contains over 7,200 entries, 500 four-color photographs, charts, and illustrations, 75 four-color maps, and a Scripture index ... making this wonderful Bible study resource a must-have whether you’re a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student.