The Bible among the Myths

Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature?

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Author: John N. Oswalt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310322421

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Sixty years ago, most biblical scholars maintained that Israel’s religion was unique—that it stood in marked contrast to the faiths of its ancient Near Eastern neighbors. Nowadays, it is widely argued that Israel’s religion mirrors that of other West Semitic societies. What accounts for this radical change, and what are its implications for our understanding of the Old Testament? Dr. John N. Oswalt says the root of this new attitude lies in Western society’s hostility to the idea of revelation, which presupposes a reality that transcends the world of the senses, asserting the existence of a realm humans cannot control. While not advocating a “the Bible says it, and I believe it, and that settles it” point of view, Oswalt asserts convincingly that while other ancient literatures all see reality in essentially the same terms, the Bible differs radically on all the main points. The Bible Among the Myths supplies a necessary corrective to those who reject the Old Testament’s testimony about a transcendent God who breaks into time and space and reveals himself in and through human activity.

Dictionary of the Bible

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History

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Author: William Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Biblical and Classical Myths

The Mythological Framework of Western Culture

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Author: Northrop Frye,Jay Macpherson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086952

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 471

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Combines a 1981-82 series of twenty-four lectures by Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye and Canadian poet and classicist Jay Macpherson's "Four Ages: the Classical Myths" published in 1962.

Unholy Hands on the Bible

An Examination of Six Major New Versions

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Author: Jay P. Green

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

ISBN: 9781878442659

Category: Religion

Page: 692

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This is an examination of six major new versions, the New International Version, (NIV); New American Standard Bible, (NASB); New Revised Standard Version, (NRSV); Revised English Bible, (REB); Good News Bible, (GNB); and the New American Bible, (NAB). It includes: 1) The textual basis of the above new versions; 2) 379 New Testament verses in which the above new versions are compared with the Greek of the Received Text, and the weak evidence that is back of their adulterations; 3) a 200-page examination of the New International Version (NIV) shows that they have added over 100,000 of their own words, and have failed to translate over 20,000 of the original words; 4) a separate examination of the New American Standard Bible (NASB). There are 8 appendices, including a thorough critique of Kurt Aland's Text of the New Testament. Get acquainted with the facts, for God is going to look to you to warn his people that these new versions are adulterated with many of the heresies of the Gnostics and others. Also, since they all contain contradictions within themselves, and also contradict one another, love for your fellow saints should require you to let them know that the words they are reading are not all God's words. Jay P. Green, Sr. (1918-2008) is Translator and Editor of The Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible and the translator of the Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible, The Teenage Version of the Holy Bible, and the Literal translation of the Holy Bible. He has written numerous books on textual criticism.

A Smaller God

On the Divinely Human Nature of Biblical Literature

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Author: Petri Merenlahti

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877409

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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The Bible is a perplexing book. It blends primitive beliefs with timeless truths, swings between compassionate love and ruthless violence, and forms a sympathetic heavenly father from the remains of a savage tribal god. What are we to make of it all? Petri Merenlahti takes an entertaining journey through biblical literature and returns with an original theology of imperfection. Looking at the Bible through the lenses of history, culture, literature, and psychology, he calls his readers to let go of an idealized image of the Christian Scriptures and embrace their limited human nature instead. This is vital, he argues, because false idealization and psychological splitting are major sources of religious fanaticism and violence. Merenlahti insists that we make a difference between the smaller God of human imagination and the transcendent God that should remain beyond it. We will then be rewarded with wisdom instead of fanaticism, mercy instead of moralism, and peace instead of hatred and guilt.

The Pictorial Bible

Being the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Der Ursprung des Christentums

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Author: Karl Kautsky

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954556243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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In seinem Buch »Der Ursprung des Christentums« entwickelt der marxistische Theoretiker und Historiker Karl Kautsky (1854-1938) ein detailreiches Bild von Staat und Gesellschaft des frühen römischen Kaiserreichs, das mit der Gründungszeit des Christentums zusammenfällt. Großen Wert legt Kautsky dabei auf die Darstellung der religiösen und vor allem wirtschaftlichen Situation der unteren Gesellschaftsschichten, die sich durch die christliche Heilsbotschaft besonders angesprochen fühlten. Nachdruck der 1908 in Stuttgart erschienenen Originalausgabe.

MEV Bible Thinline Reference

Modern English Version

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Author: Passio

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629982180

Category: Bibles

Page: 1184

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The Beauty of the Past with Clarity for Today This Thinline Reference Bible is small, lightweight, and perfect for your Bible study, reading, and devotions. Beautiful and easy to carry, it is ideal for use at home or at church and includes study tools such as: Cross-references Parallel references Concordance Words of Jesus in red Four-color maps Clear. Reverent. Accurate.

The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture

What the Early Church Can Teach Us

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Author: Michael Graves

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802869637

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What is true of Scripture as a result of being inspired? What should divine inspiration cause us to expect from it? The answers to these questions in the early church related not just to the nature of Scripture's truth claims but to the manner in which Scripture was to be interpreted. In this book Michael Graves delves into what Christians in the first five centuries believed about the inspiration of Scripture, identifying the ideas that early Christians considered to be logical implications of biblical inspiration. Many books presume to discuss how some current trend relates to the "traditional" view of biblical inspiration; this one actually describes in a detailed and nuanced way what the "traditional" view is and explores the differences between ancient and modern assumptions on the topic. Accessible and engaging, The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture presents a rich network of theological ideas about the Bible together with critical engagement with the biblical text.

For the Least of These

A Biblical Answer to Poverty

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Author: Anne R. Bradley,Arthur W. Lindsley

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310523001

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Today, many thoughtful and compassionate Christians are addressing the challenge of alleviating poverty. But while much progress has been made, many well-intentioned efforts have led Christians to actions that are not only ineffective, but leave the most vulnerable in a worse situation than before. Is there a better answer? Combining biblical exegesis with proven economic principles, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty equips Christians with both a solid biblical and economic understanding of how best to care for the poor and foster sustainable economic development. With contributions from fifteen leading Christian economists, theologians, historians, and practitioners, it presents the case for why a multi-faceted approach is needed, and why a renewed focus on markets and trade are the world’s best hope for alleviating poverty and serving those in financial need.

The Complete Bible Answer Book

Collector's Edition

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Author: Hank Hanegraaff

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141856155X

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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This beautiful leather-bound Collector's Edition will allow you to dig deeper and the find the answers you've been looking for! Hank Hanegraaff has heard it all. He knows what questions plague believers and nonbelievers. And he's done something about it—he's spelled out the answers. The Complete Bible Answer Book is a simple guide covering over 170 of the top questions that the Bible Answer Man has dealt with in his ministry. Topics include parents and kids, religions, difficulty, faith, fear, sin, salvation, and many more issues vital to understanding the path to better understanding God. Each question is approached in Hanegraaff's scholarly, easy-to-understand style, and he even suggests additional sources for readers who want to explore the topics further.

The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror

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Author: Dr Brian Flota,Dr Joseph P Fisher

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494926

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Seeking to extend discussions of 9/11 music beyond the acts typically associated with the September 11th attacks—U2, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen—this collection interrogates the politics of a variety of post-9/11 music scenes. Contributors add an aural dimension to what has been a visual conceptualization of this important moment in US history by articulating the role that lesser-known contemporary musicians have played—or have refused to play—in constructing a politics of protest in direct response to the trauma inflicted that day. Encouraging new conceptualizations of what constitutes 'political music,' The Politics of Post-9/11 Music covers topics as diverse as the rise of Internet music distribution, Christian punk rock, rap music in the Obama era, and nostalgia for 1960s political activism.

A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare

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Author: Anderson, Neil T.

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736931260

Category: Religion

Page: 109

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Every Christian feels the effects of the spiritual warfare that takes place in the unseen, supernatural dimension. It's felt when temptation strikes. It's felt in the struggles between making right and wrong choices. It's felt through a wide variety of influences all around us. How can believers protect themselves? Current issues expert Kerby Anderson surveys the Bible's guidelines for dealing with spiritual warfare and provides answers to the hard questions people are asking: What is the key to victory over temptation and sin? Is Satan for real, and how does he influence us? Can a believer be demon possessed? What do angels do, and how are they different from people? How can Christians keep from being spiritually deceived? This clear and concise guide deals with the many misconceptions people have about Satan, demons, angels, and spiritual warfare. A helpful resource for standing strong in the faith.

The structure of biblical myths

the ontogenesis of the psyche

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Author: Heinz Westman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 477

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A fascinating journey through one of the most important myths of Western culture-the Bible. Citing parallels from classical and oriental sources, Westman interprets biblical stories from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures to illustrate the development of the human psyche. In his analysis, he examines issues that remain foremost in modern life- self-determination, awareness, change, wholeness, and integration.

Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit

The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology

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Author: Gary Dorrien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355899

Category: Religion

Page: 616

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Winner: 2012 The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies, PROSE Award. In this thought-provoking new work, the world renowned theologian Gary Dorrien reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology. Presents a radical rethinking of the roots of modern theology Reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology Shows how it took Kant's writings on ethics and religion to launch a fully modern departure in religious thought Dissects Kant's three critiques of reason and his moral conception of religion Analyzes alternative arguments offered by Schleiermacher, Schelling, Hegel, and others - moving historically and chronologically through key figures in European philosophy and theology Presents notoriously difficult and intellectual arguments in a lucid and accessible manner