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The Meaning of Protestant Theology - Luther, Augustine, and the Gospel That Gives Us Christ (Paperback): Phillip Cary The Meaning of Protestant Theology - Luther, Augustine, and the Gospel That Gives Us Christ (Paperback)
Phillip Cary
R646 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R154 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a creative and illuminating discussion of Protestant theology. Veteran teacher Phillip Cary explains how Luther's theology arose from the Christian tradition, particularly from the spirituality of Augustine. Luther departed from the Augustinian tradition and inaugurated distinctively Protestant theology when he identified the gospel that gives us Christ as its key concept. More than any other theologian, Luther succeeds in carrying out the Protestant intention of putting faith in the gospel of Christ alone. Cary also explores the consequences of Luther's teachings as they unfold in the history of Protestantism.

The Bible - A Book Like No Other (Paperback): John Stott, Tim Chester The Bible - A Book Like No Other (Paperback)
John Stott, Tim Chester
R115 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R20 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scripture has brought us light in darkness, strength in weakness, comfort in sadness. It isn't difficult to endorse the Psalmist's experience that the words of God are 'more precious than gold... sweeter than honey'. So it's distressing to watch the Bible being dislodged from its position of authority, not only in our nation but also in the church. Here we focus on the urgent need to continue in, respond to, interpret and expound God's Word.

Opening Israel's Scriptures (Paperback): Ellen F. Davis Opening Israel's Scriptures (Paperback)
Ellen F. Davis
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Opening Israel's Scriptures is a collection of thirty-six essays on the Hebrew Bible, from Genesis to Chronicles, which gives powerful insight into the complexity and inexhaustibility of the Hebrew Scriptures as a theological resource. Based on more than two decades of lectures on Old Testament interpretation, Ellen F. Davis offers a selective yet comprehensive guide to the core concepts, literary patterns, storylines, and theological perspectives that are central to Israel's Scriptures. Underlying the whole study is the primary assumption that each book of the canon has literary and theological coherence, though not uniformity. In both her close readings of individual texts and in her broad demonstrations of the coherence of whole books, Davis models the best practices of contemporary exegesis, integrating the insights of contemporary scholars with those of classical theological resources in Jewish and Christian traditions. Throughout, she keeps an eye to the experiences and concerns of contemporary readers, showing through multiple examples that the critical interpretation of texts is provisional, open-ended work-a collaboration across generations and cultures. Ultimately what she offers is an invitation into the more spacious world that the Bible discloses, which challenges ordinary conceptions of how things "really" are.

How to Be a Sinner - Finding Yourself in the Language of Repentance (Book): Peter Bouteneff How to Be a Sinner - Finding Yourself in the Language of Repentance (Book)
Peter Bouteneff
R378 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Christology - A Global Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Veli-Matti Karkkainen Christology - A Global Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Veli-Matti Karkkainen
R448 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this revised introduction, an internationally respected scholar explores biblical, historical, and contemporary developments in Christology. The book focuses on the global and contextual diversity of contemporary theology, including views of Christ found in the Global South and North and in the Abrahamic and Asian faith traditions. It is ideal for readers who desire to know how the global Christian community understands the person and work of Jesus Christ. This new edition accounts for the significant developments in theology over the past decade.

Culture Care - Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life (Paperback): Makoto Fujimura Culture Care - Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life (Paperback)
Makoto Fujimura; Foreword by Mark Labberton
R412 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R90 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Making of Fornication - Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity (Paperback): Kathy L.... The Making of Fornication - Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity (Paperback)
Kathy L. Gaca
R806 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R173 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This provocative work provides a radical reassessment of the emergence and nature of Christian sexual morality, the dominant moral paradigm in Western society since late antiquity. While many scholars, including Michel Foucault, have found the basis of early Christian sexual restrictions in Greek ethics and political philosophy, Kathy L. Gaca demonstrates on compelling new grounds that it is misguided to regard Greek ethics and political theory--with their proposed reforms of eroticism, the family, and civic order--as the foundation of Christian sexual austerity. Rather, in this thoroughly informed and wide-ranging study, Gaca shows that early Christian goals to eradicate fornication were derived from the sexual rules and poetic norms of the Septuagint, or Greek Bible, and that early Christian writers adapted these rules and norms in ways that reveal fascinating insights into the distinctive and largely non-philosophical character of Christian sexual morality. Writing with an authoritative command of both Greek philosophy and early Christian writings, Gaca investigates Plato, the Stoics, the Pythagoreans, Philo of Alexandria, the apostle Paul, and the patristic Christians Clement of Alexandria, Tatian, and Epiphanes, freshly elucidating their ideas on sexual reform with precision, depth, and originality. Early Christian writers, she demonstrates, transformed all that they borrowed from Greek ethics and political philosophy to launch innovative programs against fornication that were inimical to Greek cultural mores, popular and philosophical alike. The Septuagint's mandate to worship the Lord alone among all gods led to a Christian program to revolutionize Gentile sexual practices, only for early Christians to find this virtually impossible to carry out without going to extremes of sexual renunciation. Knowledgeable and wide-ranging, this work of intellectual history and ethics cogently demonstrates why early Christian sexual restrictions took such repressive ascetic forms, and casts sobering light on what Christian sexual morality has meant for religious pluralism in Western culture, especially among women as its bearers.

Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness - A Hope-Centered Approach (Paperback, New ed): William M Clements, Howard... Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness - A Hope-Centered Approach (Paperback, New ed)
William M Clements, Howard Clinebell
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness is an introduction to Wholeness Counseling (also called Growth Counseling), a whole-person approach to pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and education as developed by Howard Clinebell. He begins the book by emphasizing how the role of healthy spirituality and reality-based hope is crucial to facilitate healing and growth in all dimensions of life. He encourages readers to apply the principles and methods in the book to their own growth and to develop their own growth-centered approaches--approaches that reflect their particular styles and personalities--to counseling, therapy, and education. This newly revised edition of Growth Counseling makes readily available an understanding of the Wholeness Counseling approach and its methods for both pastoral and secular counselors and professional and nonprofessional readers. Dr. Clinebell has a psychological understanding of the universal human need for healthy spirituality and, as he writes from this perspective, he opens doors for readers to distinguish healthy from unhealthy religion and provides them with methods to enhance their own spiritual health.Readers who desire to explore the Wholeness Counseling approach will find that Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness guides them through: insights and methods they can use to accelerate their personal and professional growth in each of the seven dimensions of life the roots in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures of this approach which helps readers grow and be healed the importance of playfulness to balance work in a healthy lifestyle The primary target audience is theological seminary teachers and students, clergy in all denominations, members of congregations who work in the healing and helping professions, and laypersons interested in learning ways to enhance their own wholeness or being trained to serve on lay pastoral care teams. Others who will benefit from Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness include those in the counseling, healing, and teaching professions who wish to know more about a growth-oriented approach which includes a robust emphasis on the role of healthy spirituality for total well being.

Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness - A Hope-Centered Approach (Hardcover, New ed): William M Clements, Howard... Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness - A Hope-Centered Approach (Hardcover, New ed)
William M Clements, Howard Clinebell
R3,085 Discovery Miles 30 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness is an introduction to Wholeness Counseling (also called Growth Counseling), a whole-person approach to pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and education as developed by Howard Clinebell. He begins the book by emphasizing how the role of healthy spirituality and reality-based hope is crucial to facilitate healing and growth in all dimensions of life. He encourages readers to apply the principles and methods in the book to their own growth and to develop their own growth-centered approaches--approaches that reflect their particular styles and personalities--to counseling, therapy, and education. This newly revised edition of Growth Counseling makes readily available an understanding of the Wholeness Counseling approach and its methods for both pastoral and secular counselors and professional and nonprofessional readers. Dr. Clinebell has a psychological understanding of the universal human need for healthy spirituality and, as he writes from this perspective, he opens doors for readers to distinguish healthy from unhealthy religion and provides them with methods to enhance their own spiritual health.Readers who desire to explore the Wholeness Counseling approach will find that Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness guides them through: insights and methods they can use to accelerate their personal and professional growth in each of the seven dimensions of life the roots in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures of this approach which helps readers grow and be healed the importance of playfulness to balance work in a healthy lifestyle The primary target audience is theological seminary teachers and students, clergy in all denominations, members of congregations who work in the healing and helping professions, and laypersons interested in learning ways to enhance their own wholeness or being trained to serve on lay pastoral care teams. Others who will benefit from Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness include those in the counseling, healing, and teaching professions who wish to know more about a growth-oriented approach which includes a robust emphasis on the role of healthy spirituality for total well being.

Why is God so Good? (Paperback): Aubrey Morris Why is God so Good? (Paperback)
Aubrey Morris
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Fourfold Gospel - A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus (Paperback): Francis Watson The Fourfold Gospel - A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus (Paperback)
Francis Watson
R360 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R63 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This groundbreaking approach to the study of the fourfold gospel offers a challenging alternative to prevailing assumptions about the creation of the gospels and their portraits of Jesus. How and why does it matter that we have these four gospels? Why were they placed alongside one another as four parallel yet diverse retellings of the same story? Francis Watson, widely regarded as one of the foremost New Testament scholars of our time, explains that the four gospels were chosen to give a portrait of Jesus. He explores the significance of the fourfold gospel's plural form for those who constructed it and for later Christian communities, showing that in its plurality it bears definitive witness to what God has done in Jesus Christ. Watson focuses on reading the gospels as a group rather than in isolation and explains that the fourfold gospel is greater than, and other than, the sum of its individual parts. Interweaving historical, exegetical, and theological perspectives, this book is accessibly written for students and pastors but is also of interest to professors and scholars.

Concise Theology (Hardcover): J.I. Packer Concise Theology (Hardcover)
J.I. Packer
R511 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R96 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Why Forgive? (Paperback): Johann Christoph Arnold Why Forgive? (Paperback)
Johann Christoph Arnold; Foreword by Steven McDonald
R258 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R39 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Why Forgive? Arnold lets the untidy experiences of ordinary people speak for themselves--people who have earned the right to talk about forgiving. Some of these stories deal with violent crime, betrayal, abuse, hate, gang warfare, and genocide. Others address everyday hurts: the wounds caused by backbiting, gossip, conflicts in the home, and tensions in the workplace. The book also tackles what can be the biggest challenge: forgiving ourselves. These people, who have overcome the cancer of bitterness and hatred, can help you unleash the healing power of forgiveness in your own life. Why Forgive? Read these stories and decide for yourself.

Mercy - What Every Catholic Should Know (Paperback): Daniel Moloney Mercy - What Every Catholic Should Know (Paperback)
Daniel Moloney
R394 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Five Points of Calvinism (Paperback): Robert Lewis Dabney The Five Points of Calvinism (Paperback)
Robert Lewis Dabney
R539 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R124 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Doctrine, while it lays man's pride low, gives him an anchor of hope sure and steadfast, drawing him to Heaven; for his hope is founded not in the weakness, folly, and fickleness of his human will, but in the eternal love, wisdom, power of almighty God.

Dietrich - Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life (Hardcover): Michael Pasquarello Dietrich - Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life (Hardcover)
Michael Pasquarello
R1,069 R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Save R222 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906a1945) remains one of the most enigmatic figures of the twentieth century. His life evokes fascination, eliciting attention from a wide and diverse audience. Bonhoeffer is rightly remembered as theologian and philosopher, ethicist and political thinker, wartime activist and resister, church leader and pastor, martyr and saint. These many sides to Bonhoeffer do not give due prominence to the aspect of his life that wove all the disparate parts into a coherent whole: Bonhoeffer as preacher. In Dietrich: Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life Michael Pasquarello traces the arc of Bonhoeffer's public career, demonstrating how, at every stage, Bonhoeffer focused upon preaching, both in terms of its ecclesial practice and the theology that gave it life. Pasquarello chronicles a period of preparationaBonhoeffer's study of Luther and Barth, his struggleto reconcile practical ministry with preaching, andhis discovery of preaching's ethic of resistance. Next Pasquarello describes Bonhoeffer's maturation as a preacherahis crafting a homiletic theology, as well as preaching's relationship to politics and public confession. Pasquarello follows Bonhoeffer's forced itinerancy until he became, ultimately, a preacher without any congregation at all. In the end, Bonhoeffer's life was his best sermon. Dietrich presents Bonhoeffer as an exemplar in the preaching tradition of the church. His exercise of theological and homiletical wisdom in particular times, places, and circumstancesaBerlin, Barcelona, Harlem, London, Finkenwaldeareveals the particular kind of intellectual, spiritual, and moral formation required for faithful, concrete witness to the gospel in the practice of proclamation, both then and now. Bonhoeffer's story as a pastor and teacher of preachers provides a historical example of how the integration of theology and ministry is the fruit of wisdom cultivated through a life of discipleship with others in prayer, study, scriptural meditation, and mutual service.

An Unconventional God - The Spirit according to Jesus (Paperback): Jack Levison An Unconventional God - The Spirit according to Jesus (Paperback)
Jack Levison
R577 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Popular author Jack Levison offers a fresh take on the Holy Spirit through a careful reading of every reference to the Spirit in the Gospels. Viewed through the lens of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection, the Spirit shows up at odd times and in odd teachings--in desert sojourns, a strange saying about scorpions and snakes, and puzzling sayings about birth from above and springs from below. Grounded in scholarship, yet accessible and inviting, this companion volume to Levison's A Boundless God analyzes key aspects of Jesus's experience of the Holy Spirit, offering nuggets of insight on every page.

The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross (Paperback): Patrick Schreiner The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross (Paperback)
Patrick Schreiner; Series edited by Dane C Ortlund, Miles V. Van Pelt
R302 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R63 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
God, Sexuality, and the Self - An Essay 'On the Trinity' (Paperback, New): Sarah Coakley God, Sexuality, and the Self - An Essay 'On the Trinity' (Paperback, New)
Sarah Coakley
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

God, Sexuality and the Self is a new venture in systematic theology. Sarah Coakley invites the reader to re-conceive the relation of sexual desire and the desire for God and - through the lens of prayer practice - to chart the intrinsic connection of this relation to a theology of the Trinity. The goal is to integrate the demanding ascetical undertaking of prayer with the recovery of lost and neglected materials from the tradition and thus to reanimate doctrinal reflection both imaginatively and spiritually. What emerges is a vision of human longing for the triune God which is both edgy and compelling: Coakley's theologie totale questions standard shibboleths on 'sexuality' and 'gender' and thereby suggests a way beyond current destructive impasses in the churches. The book is clearly and accessibly written and will be of great interest to all scholars and students of theology.

Bible Wisdom for Your Life Men's Edition (Paperback): Ed Strauss Bible Wisdom for Your Life Men's Edition (Paperback)
Ed Strauss
R270 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire - Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology... Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire - Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology (Hardcover)
Christoph Markschies; Series edited by Wayne Coppins, Simon Gathercole; Translated by Wayne Coppins
R1,912 R1,637 Discovery Miles 16 370 Save R275 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tension between unity and diversity plagues any attempt to recount the development of earliest Christianity. Explanations run the gamutafrom asserting the presence of a fully formed and accepted unity at the beginning of Christianity to the hypothesis that understands orthodox unity as a later imposition upon Christianity by Rome. In Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire , Christoph Markschies seeks to unravel the complex problem of unity and diversity by carefully examining the institutional settings for the development of Christian theology. Specifically, Markschies contends that theological diversity is closely bound up with institutional diversity. Markschies clears the ground by tracing how previous studies fail to appreciate the critical role that diverse Christian institutions played in creating and establishing the very theological ideas that later came to define them. He next examines three distinct forms of institutional lifeathe Christian institutions of (higher) learning, prophecy, and worshipaand their respective contributions to Christianity's development. Markschies then focuses his attention on the development of the New Testament canon, demonstrating how different institutions developed their own respective "canons," while challenging views that assign a decisive role to Athanasius, Marcion, or the Gnostics. Markschies concludes by arguing that the complementary model of the "identity" and "plurality" of early Christianity is better equipped to address the question of unity and diversity than Walter Bauer's cultural Protestant model of "orthodoxy and heresy" or the Jesuit model of the "inculturation" of Christianity.

The Marks of Scripture - Rethinking the Nature of the Bible (Paperback): Daniel Castelo, Robert W. Wall The Marks of Scripture - Rethinking the Nature of the Bible (Paperback)
Daniel Castelo, Robert W. Wall
R387 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume written by a theologian and a biblical scholar offers a fresh model for understanding Scripture as God's Word. The authors work out the four Nicene marks of the church--one, holy, catholic, and apostolic--as marks of Scripture, offering a new way of thinking about the Bible that bridges theology and interpretation. Their ecclesial analogy invites us to think of Scripture in similar terms to how we think of the church, countering the incarnational model propagated by Peter Enns and others.

The Last Things (Paperback): David A. Hoehne The Last Things (Paperback)
David A. Hoehne
R460 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R94 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The chief aim of this volume is to construct a trinitarian theological description of eschatology that is at once systematic, generated from the theological interpretation of Scripture and yet sensitive to essential elements for Christian practice. While there is no shortage of books on `the end-times,' too few combine systematic theology with a theological interpretation of Scripture and Christian living. Regrettably, many arise out of incoherent or superficial readings of the Bible that detract from, or even ignore, the `once and for all' achievements of God through the death and resurrection of Jesus. The cost to the church is an eschatology that is insufficiently Christian despite its claim to be `biblical.' Alternatively, many other books fail to consider how God reveals himself through the Lord Jesus and by the power of his Spirit and are therefore not genuinely Christian, despite the claim to be `theological.' Sadly, too many works on this subject fail to distinguish between the actual hope provided by the gospel and the aspirations of Western culture. David Hoehne offers a reading of the Bible that is shaped by the gospel, informed by the history of Christian thought, and dedicated to serving the church in a world that is at once frustrated by sin, death and evil, and yet longing for the return of our Lord and Messiah.

Adventism's Greatest Need - The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Paperback): Ron E M Clouzet Adventism's Greatest Need - The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Paperback)
Ron E M Clouzet
R383 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why Trust the Bible? (Pack of 25) (Paperback): Greg Gilbert Why Trust the Bible? (Pack of 25) (Paperback)
Greg Gilbert
R89 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R9 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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