Download Empty Tomb, Apotheosis, Resurrection PDF

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Read and Download John Granger Cook book Empty Tomb, Apotheosis, Resurrection in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEmpty Tomb, Apotheosis, Resurrection. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 733 pages. Book excerpt: Back cover: In this work, John Granger Cook argues that there is no fundamental difference between Paul's conception of the resurrection body and that of the Gospels; and, the resurresction and translation stories of antiquity help explain the willingness of Mediterranean people to accept the Gospel of a risen savior.

Download Risen Indeed? Resurrection and Doubt in the Gospel of Mark PDF

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Read and Download Austin Busch book Risen Indeed? Resurrection and Doubt in the Gospel of Mark in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRisen Indeed? Resurrection and Doubt in the Gospel of Mark. This book was released on 2022-08-05 with total page 303 pages. Book excerpt: Risen Indeed? Resurrection and Doubt in the Gospel of Mark traces the literary dynamics and explores the theological dimensions of the Gospel of Mark’s thematization of skepticism regarding resurrection. In every place where it seems to depict resurrection—Jesus's and others'—Mark evades the issue of whether resurrection actually occurs. Austin Busch argues that, despite Mark's abbreviated and ambiguous conclusion, this gospel does not downplay resurrection but rather foregrounds it, imagining Jesus’s death and restoration to life as a divine plot to overcome Satan through cunning deception. Risen Indeed? constitutes a careful literary reading of Mark's Gospel, as well as an assessment of Mark's impact on the traditions of Christian literature and theology that emerged in its wake.

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Read and Download James R. Harrison book The First Urban Churches 6 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe First Urban Churches 6. This book was released on 2021-11-05 with total page 548 pages. Book excerpt: An examination of early Roman Christianity by New Testament and classical scholars Building on the methodologies introduced in the first volume of The First Urban Churches and supplementing the in-depth studies of Corinth, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, Hierapolis, and Laodicea (vols. 2–5), essays in this volume challenge readers to reexamine what we know about the early church within Rome and the port city of Ostia. In the introductory section of the book, James R. Harrison discusses the material and documentary evidence of both cities, which sets the stage for the essays that follow. In the second section, Mary Jane Cuyler, James R. Harrison, Richard Last, Annelies Moeser, Thomas A. Robinson, Michael P. Theophilos, and L. L. Welborn examine a range of topics, including the Ostian Synagogue, Romans 1:2–4 against the backdrop of Julio-Claudian adoption and apotheosis traditions, and the epistle of 1 Clement. In the final section of this volume, Jutta Dresken-Welland and Mark Reasoner engage Peter Lampe’s magnum opus From Paul to Valentinus; Lampe wraps up the section and the volume with a response. Throughout, readers are provided with a rich demonstration of how the material evidence of the city of Rome illuminates the emergence of Roman Christianity, especially in the first century CE.

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Read and Download Alicia J. Batten book Dress in Mediterranean Antiquity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDress in Mediterranean Antiquity. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page 424 pages. Book excerpt: Insights from anthropology, religious studies, biblical studies, sociology, classics, and Jewish studies are here combined to provide a cutting-edge guide to dress and religion in the Greco-Roman World and the Mediterranean basin. Clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, and hairstyles are among the many aspects examined to show the variety of functions of dress in communication and in both establishing and defending identity. The volume begins by reviewing how scholars in the fields of classics, anthropology, religious studies, and sociology examine dress. The second section then looks at materials, including depictions of clothing in sculpture and in Egyptian mummy portraits. The third (and largest) part of the book then examines dress in specific contexts, beginning with Greece and Rome and going on to Jewish and Christian dress, with a specific focus on the intersection between dress, clothing and religion. By combining essays from over twenty scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, the book provides a unique overview of different approaches to and contexts of dress in one volume, leading to a greater understanding of dress both within ancient societies and in the contemporary world.

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ISBN 13: 1839191597
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Read and Download John W. Loftus book Varieties of Jesus Mythicism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TVarieties of Jesus Mythicism. This book was released on 2022-06-29 with total page 408 pages. Book excerpt: To most people on the planet, the existence of Jesus is a given: “Of course he did!” They take it for granted that he existed simply because it reaffirms their faith. But to the rest of us who don't believe in a supernatural Jesus, the question of the historicity of Jesus is not simple. There are thousands of different ideas about to what extent the Jesus tales were based on a real man, or men, or woman... Did Jesus even exist, and if not, what best explains the rise of such a character in the New Testament? That is where John W. Loftus and Robert M. Price come in. Each with decades of experience in the fields of theology and Christian history, Loftus and Price have compiled essays from some of the top authorities on Jesus mythicism to establish the world's first academic catalogue of mythicist beliefs. Experts who provided chapters include David Fitzgerald, Joseph Atwill, Michael Lockwood, and more! The question is no longer simply, "Did Jesus even exist?" In this compilation, you'll find yourself questioning everything about the Christ story and how it truly began.

Download Jesus and the Gospels, Third Edition PDF

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ISBN 13: 1087753155
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Read and Download Craig L. Blomberg book Jesus and the Gospels, Third Edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJesus and the Gospels, Third Edition. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 584 pages. Book excerpt: All of Scripture testifies to the person of Jesus, yet the Gospels offer a face-to-face encounter. This newly revised third edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an in-depth exploration of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Esteemed New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg considers the Gospels’ historical context while examining fresh scholarship, critical methods, and contemporary applications for today. Along with updated introductions, maps, and diagrams, Blomberg’s linguistic, historical, and theological approach delivers a deep investigation into the Gospels for professors, students, and pastors alike.

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Read and Download Winfried Schröder book Athens and Jerusalem in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAthens and Jerusalem. This book was released on 2022-12-12 with total page 257 pages. Book excerpt: A comparative analysis of the objections raised against Christianity by late antique philosophers (Celsus, Porphyry, and Julian the Apostate) and Enlightenment freethinkers, focusing on discussions concerning the Bible, the concept of faith, religious coercion, miracles, and morality.

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Read and Download Peter G. Bolt book Jesus' Defeat of Death in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJesus' Defeat of Death. This book was released on 2003-12-11 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Peter Bolt explores the impact of Mark's Gospel on its early readers in the first-century Graeco-Roman world. His book focuses upon the thirteen characters in Mark who come to Jesus for healing or exorcism and, using analytical tools of narrative and reader-response criticism, explores their crucial role in the communication of the Gospel. Bolt suggests that early readers of Mark would be persuaded that Jesus' dealings with the suppliants show him casting back the shadow of death and that this in itself is preparatory for Jesus' final defeat of death in resurrection. Enlisting a variety of ancient literary and non-literary sources in an attempt to illuminate this first-century world, this book gives special attention to illness, magic and the Roman imperial system. This is a different approach to Mark, which attempts to break the impasse between narrative and historical studies and will appeal to scholars and students alike.

Download On Prophets, Warriors, and Kings PDF

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 3110392917
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Read and Download George J. Brooke book On Prophets, Warriors, and Kings in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOn Prophets, Warriors, and Kings. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: While recent decades have seen a plethora of studies exploring the complex processes that shaped biblical books traditionally designated as Prophets, much remains to be done in order to uncover the rich history of their interpretation throughout the ages. This collection of essays aims at filling this gap by exploring different aspects of the exegesis of the Former and Latter Prophets in contexts both ancient and modern, Jewish and Christian. From the inner-biblical interpretation of the Prophets to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, Patristic writings, and contemporary rhetoric, this volume sheds light on how key figures in those books were read and understood by both ancient and not so-ancient readers.

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ISBN 13: 0567697584
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Read and Download Dale C. Allison, Jr. book The Resurrection of Jesus in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Resurrection of Jesus. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: The earliest traditions around the narrative of Jesus' resurrection are considered in this landmark work by Dale C. Allison, Jr, drawing together the fruits of his decades of research into this issue at the very core of Christian identity. Allison returns to the ancient sources and earliest traditions, charting them alongside the development of faith in the resurrection in the early church and throughout Christian history. Beginning with historical-critical methodology that examines the empty tomb narratives and early confessions, Allison moves on to consider the resurrection in parallel with other traditions and stories, including Tibetan accounts of saintly figures being assumed into the light, in the chapter “Rainbow Body”. Finally, Allison considers what might be said by way of results or conclusions on the topic of resurrection, offering perspectives from both apologetic and sceptical viewpoints. In his final section of “modest results” he considers scholarly approaches to the resurrection in light of human experience, adding fresh nuance to a debate that has often been characterised in overly simplistic terms of “it happened” or “it didn't”.

Download Jesus, Paul, and Early Christianity PDF

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ISBN 13: 9004170332
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Read and Download Rieuwerd Buitenwerf book Jesus, Paul, and Early Christianity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJesus, Paul, and Early Christianity. This book was released on 2008 with total page 481 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of essays by leading experts in New Testament scholarship addresses core themes in the study of early Christianity. The topics addressed include text-critical issues relating to the New Testament, the historical situation in which the earliest Christian documents were composed, early Christian rituals, historical questions concerning Jesus and Paul, and the origin and development of important theological ideas in the early Church. This volume is dedicated to Henk Jan de Jonge (Emeritus Professor in the New Testament, Leiden University) in honour of his important contributions to the field of New Testament Studies.

Download How the Gospels Became History PDF

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ISBN 13: 0300242638
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Read and Download M. David Litwa book How the Gospels Became History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THow the Gospels Became History. This book was released on 2019-08-06 with total page 311 pages. Book excerpt: A compelling comparison of the gospels and Greco-Roman mythology which shows that the gospels were not perceived as myths, but as historical records Did the early Christians believe their myths? Like most ancient--and modern--people, early Christians made efforts to present their myths in the most believable ways. In this eye-opening work, M. David Litwa explores how and why what later became the four canonical gospels take on a historical cast that remains vitally important for many Christians today. Offering an in-depth comparison with other Greco-Roman stories that have been shaped to seem like history, Litwa shows how the evangelists responded to the pressures of Greco-Roman literary culture by using well-known historiographical tropes such as the mention of famous rulers and kings, geographical notices, the introduction of eyewitnesses, vivid presentation, alternative reports, and so on. In this way, the evangelists deliberately shaped myths about Jesus into historical discourse to maximize their believability for ancient audiences.

Download McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 22, 2020-2021 PDF

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Read and Download David J. Fuller book McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 22, 2020-2021 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMcMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 22, 2020-2021. This book was released on 2022-09-02 with total page 171 pages. Book excerpt: The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.

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ISBN 13: 0190650982
Total Pages : 609 pages
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Read and Download Daniel Ogden book The Oxford Handbook of Heracles in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Handbook of Heracles. This book was released on 2021 with total page 609 pages. Book excerpt: "The first half of the volume is devoted to the exposition of the ancient evidence, literary and iconographic, for the traditions of Heracles' life and deeds. After a chapter each on the hero's childhood and his madness, the canonical cause of his Twelve Labors, each of the Labors themselves receives detailed treatment in a dedicated chapter. The 'Parerga' or 'Side-Labors' are then treated in a similar level of detail in seven further chapters. In the second half of the book the Heracles tradition is analysed from a range of thematic perspectives. After consideration of the contrasting projections of the figure across the major literary genres, Epic, Tragedy, Comedy, Philosophy, and in the iconographic register, a number of his myth-cycle's diverse fils rouges are pursued: Heracles' fashioning as a folkloric quest-hero; his relationships with the two great goddesses, the Hera that persecutes him and the Athena that protects him; and the rationalisation and allegorisation of his cycle's constituent myths. The ways are investigated in which Greek communities and indeed Alexander the Great exploited the figure both in the fashioning of their own identities and for political advantage. The cult of Heracles is considered in its Greek manifestation, in its syncretism with that of the Phoenician Melqart, and in its presence at Rome, the last study leading into discussion of the use made of Heracles by the Roman emperors themselves and then by early Christian writers. A final chapter offers an authoritative perspective on the limitless subject of Heracles' reception in the western tradition"--

Download The Gospel according to Mark PDF

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ISBN 13: 1610977637
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Read and Download Camille Focant book The Gospel according to Mark in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Gospel according to Mark. This book was released on 2012-07-06 with total page 756 pages. Book excerpt: The world to which the Gospel of Mark introduces its reader is a world of conflicts and suspense, enigmas and secrets, questions and overturning of evidence, irony and surprise. Its principal actor, Jesus, is perplexing in the extreme. He is evidently so for the religious authorities who oppose him, but also for his disciples, who shift from incomprehension to opposition and flight. Questions of meaning, life and death, good and evil are continually broached. This narrative is a subtle invitation to enter into a new world, that of the coming Reign of God, in which the first are last and whoever wants to save his life must lose it. This commentary on the Gospel of Mark has been enthusiastically reviewed in the French edition as one of the best current commentaries on Mark. As a narrative critical commentary, it favors an interpretation of the Gospel that tries to grasp the dynamic of the text taken as a whole. Even if the technical vocabulary of narrative analysis is not used, and the main results of the historical-critical criticism, particularly those of redaction criticism, are not neglected, as the notes will reveal, it is narrative criticism that guides the proceedings.

Download The Post-Mortem Vindication of Jesus in the Sayings Gospel Q PDF

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ISBN 13: 0567109879
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Read and Download Daniel A. Smith book The Post-Mortem Vindication of Jesus in the Sayings Gospel Q in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Post-Mortem Vindication of Jesus in the Sayings Gospel Q. This book was released on 2007-01-06 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Q 13:34-35, the Jerusalem Logion, aligns the rejection of the speaker by Jerusalem both with the abandonment of Jerusalem's house and with the future invisibility and return of the speaker: 'You will not see me until you say, Blessed is the Coming One in the name of the Lord' (13:35b). The coincidence of not seeing language with a reference to a future coming is reminiscent of the connection, in Jewish literature especially, between the assumption and eschatological function. The book proposes that this reference to Jesus' assumption is a clue to how Q conceives of the post-mortem vindication of Jesus, since numerous Q sayings presuppose a knowledge of Jesus' death. In support of this, the book argues that in Hellenistic Jewish writings assumption was not always considered to be an escape from death (as in the biblical instances of Enoch and Elijah), but could happen at or after death, as was more clearly the case in Greek thought. Such a strategy of vindication is necessary for Q because it evidences a belief in Jesus' ongoing existence and future return as the Son of Man, and because resurrection though a feature of Q's eschatology is not individually applied to Jesus. A similar view is presupposed by the pre-Markan empty tomb tradition, which describes the disappearance of Jesus' body but narrates neither the resurrection itself nor an appearance of the risen Jesus. The book also draws out implications of the thesis for the place of the Sayings Gospel Q within the early Christian movements, particularly vis-vis the vindication of Jesus.

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ISBN 13: 1666746797
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Read and Download Gregory C. Jenks book Historical Afterlives of Jesus in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistorical Afterlives of Jesus. This book was released on 2023-01-24 with total page 207 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of essays explores the impact of Jesus within and beyond Christianity, including his many afterlives in literature and the arts, social justice and world religions during the past two thousand years and especially in the present global context. This first volume focuses on selected historical afterlives of Jesus, including the Pantokrator of Byzantium and the Aryan Jesus of Nazi Germany. This collection is not an exercise in Christian apologetics, nor is it an interfaith project—except in the sense that many of the contributors are from a Christian context of some kind, while others are from other contexts. The contributors include scholars in relevant fields, as well as religious practitioners reflecting on Jesus in their own cultural and religious settings. While the essays are original work that is grounded in critical scholarship, reflective practice, or both, they are expressed in nontechnical language so the information is accessible to intelligent nonspecialists.