Release on 2009-10-06 | by Marcus J. Borg,John Dominic Crossan
Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon
Author: Marcus J. Borg,John Dominic Crossan
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
“Borg and Crossan reveal a figure who, besides being neither anti-Semitic, anti-sex, nor misogynist, stresses social and political equality among Christians and between them and others. A refreshing and heartening exculpation of a still routinely maligned figure of the first importance to culture and civilization.” — Booklist (starred review) John Dominic Crossan and Marcus J. Borg—two of the world’s top-selling Christian scholars and the bestselling authors of The Last Week and The First Christmas—once again shake up the status quo by arguing that the message of the apostle Paul, considered by many to be the second most important figure in Christianity, has been domesticated by the church. Borg and Crossan turn the common perception of Paul on its head, revealing him as a radical follower of Jesus whose core message is still relevant today.
Dr. John Ben Regesh takes you far beyond any literal translation of the Bible with a transcendent and analytic approach. By laying out the writings of Saint Paul and comparing relevant passages with the teachings of Jesus Christ, the author reveals the error of Paul's teachings without conjecture, theory, or supposition. Using passages from the Bible, the indictment against Paul is constructed before your very eyes. The truth of this book stands against any attack and promises to cause a whirlwind of controversy and consternation throughout Christianity. No one has so vehemently attacked Paul on a level understandable by the common man, and Dr. Regesh leaves no doubt about the label, Antichrist. Growing up in a strict Roman Catholic family, Dr. John Ben Regesh, J.D., spent most of his life studying theology and scripture, including successfully translating the New Testament from Latin. Dr. Regesh has practiced law since 1973 and preached the last ten years to a small but active congregation. He is the Archbishop of The Christian Church in Texas and is currently working on his next book that explains the true teachings of Jesus Christ and the Law. http: //SBPRA.com/JohnBenRegeshJ
Release on 2017 | by Steve Walton,David W. J. Gill
Author: Steve Walton,David W. J. Gill
Pubpsher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Category: Church history
In the tradition of The First Urban Christians by Wayne Meeks, this book explores the relationship between the earliest Christians and the city environment. Experts in classics, early Christianity, and human geography analyze the growth, development, and self-understanding of the early Christian movement in urban settings. The book's contributors first look at how the urban physical, cultural, and social environments of the ancient Mediterranean basin affected the ways in which early Christianity progressed. They then turn to how the earliest Christians thought and theologized in their engagement with cities. With a rich variety of expertise and scholarship, The Urban World and the First Christians is an important contribution to the understanding of early Christianity.
Volume 29 is based on the Book of Acts, as well as Paul's letters to the Corinthians, Romans, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. These twenty stories trace the ministry of Paul up until his arrest and death in Rome. They describe his travels and teaching, some of the most important to the Christian Faith.
Provides a section-by-section commentary on the New Testament book of First Corinthians, featuring discussion of primary themes, individual verses, and problems of interpretation, and including information on authorship, date, and historical background.
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. THE EPISTLES OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS form a most important part of the Sacred Writings. Though not so systematic as the Epistle to the ROMANS, they contain many passages, bearing directly on the fundamentally important doctrines of the Christian system, while they are of the highest utility in connection with Practical Theology. The disorders that had unhappily crept into the Church at Corinth, gave occasion for the Apostle’s handling at greater length than in any of his other Epistles various important points as to doctrine and worship; while the relaxed state of discipline that had begun to prevail among them rendered it necessary to exhibit more fully the principles which ought to regulate the administration of the Christian Church. In this the overruling hand of Him who brings good out of evil is strikingly apparent. This volume contains chapters 15 and 16 along with the whole Second Epistle.