Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 2009-08-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9780830875856
Language: en
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Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.

Jesus of Arabia

Jesus of Arabia
Author: Andrew Thompson
Release: 2018-01-26
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781538109458
Language: en
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In Jesus of Arabia, the Reverend Canon Andrew Thompson introduces an unfamiliar Jesus—Jesus in the context of his home in the Middle East. Whether readers believe Jesus to be a prophet or the messiah, Thompson enhances our understanding of his work and character by looking at his social context as a man and Middle Easterner. Jesus’s teachings take on new meaning as Thompson explores themes including family in Arabia, gender roles in the region, food culture, and more. Jesus of Arabia looks at the bridges between Islam and Christianity through the figure of Jesus and how the two communities may reflect each other despite their differences. Thompson draws on his experience as a priest in the Anglican Church and his many years living in the Middle East to analyze the often conflicting roles and loyalties concerning family, culture, and God. A timely and incisive work, Jesus of Arabia invites us to consider contemporary views of the Middle East and how a figure like Jesus might be received today.

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 2011-09-12
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780830869329
Language: en
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In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines the canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients.

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd
Author: Kenneth Bailey
Release: 2015-02-19
Editor: SPCK
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780281073511
Language: en
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Brings new light and life to our understanding of one of the most beloved and central images of the Christian faith. The Lord is my shepherd. Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms - and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it and applying it to their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith. With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features. His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mindset of these ancient worlds. The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological and artistic delights.

The Cross and the Prodigal

The Cross and the Prodigal
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 2005-06-03
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 151
ISBN: 0830832815
Language: en
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Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.

Seeing Jesus from the East

Seeing Jesus from the East
Author: Ravi Zacharias,Abdu Murray
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310531296
Language: en
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Encounter Jesus Like Never Before through Eastern Eyes Throughout these pages, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray invite readers to rediscover the cultural insights we often miss when we ignore the Eastern context of the Bible. They offer a refreshing picture of Jesus, one that appeals to Eastern readers and can penetrate the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Westerners. In Seeing Jesus from the East, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray show us why a broader view of Jesus is needed - one that recognizes the uniquely Eastern ways of thinking and communicating found in the pages of the Bible. Zacharias and Murray capture a revitalized gospel message, presenting it through this Eastern lens and revealing its power afresh to Western hearts and minds. Incorporating story, vivid imagery, and the concepts of honor and shame, sacrifice, and rewards, Seeing Jesus from the East calls believers and skeptics, both Eastern and Western, to a fresh encounter with the living and boundless Jesus.

Poet Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes

Poet   Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 1983-05-09
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0802819478
Language: en
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Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke

Open Hearts in Bethlehem

Open Hearts in Bethlehem
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 2013-06-05
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780830837571
Language: en
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Here is an exciting Christmas drama informed by Kenneth Bailey's career as a renowned biblical scholar and by his years of living in the Middle East. The drama (featuring 30 minutes without music or 50 minutes with music) is biblically accurate, heartwarming and perfectly suited for church performance.

Finding the Lost

Finding the Lost
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021995449
Language: en
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Explores the four parables in Luke 15. Shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.

Jacob the Prodigal

Jacob   the Prodigal
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 2011-07-27
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780830868858
Language: en
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Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.

Through Peasant Eyes

Through Peasant Eyes
Author: Kenneth E. Bailey
Release: 1980-01-01
Editor: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages: 187
ISBN: 0802835287
Language: en
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Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0830863478
Language: en
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Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

What Did Jesus Look Like

What Did Jesus Look Like
Author: Joan E. Taylor
Release: 2018-02-08
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780567671516
Language: en
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Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did Jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality? This question continues to fascinate. Leading Christian Origins scholar Joan E. Taylor surveys the historical evidence, and the prevalent image of Jesus in art and culture, to suggest an entirely different vision of this most famous of men. He may even have had short hair.

The Parables

The Parables
Author: Brad H. Young
Release: 2008-03-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780801048203
Language: en
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Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in the Jewish and Christian traditions, examining parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables.

Honor Patronage Kinship Purity

Honor  Patronage  Kinship   Purity
Author: David A. deSilva
Release: 2012-11-30
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780830866120
Language: en
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David A. deSilva demonstrates in this book how paying attention to the cultural themes of honor, patronage, kinship and purity opens us to new facets of the New Testament documents.

The Culture of God

The Culture of God
Author: Nadim Nassar
Release: 2018-09-06
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781473671553
Language: en
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'So much of the reporting of the Middle East at the moment reflects war and human misery; it's inspiring to find, in this thoughtful and engaging book, a message of hope from what Fr Nadim calls "that region of the world that God chose to live in when he took human form"' Edward Stourton 'The ultimate question of this book is, why does it matter to me, a human being, to know the culture of God, and what impact should that have on my own life and existence? The culture of God is the antithesis of the culture of the Pharisees - yet again and again we fall into the trap of condemning or excluding others. Understanding the culture of God helps us to uncover God's image within us, a shining jewel buried deep under the dirt of our selfishness and greed, and helps us to shine as God intends us to, re-forming our relationships with God and with each other in our amazingly diverse world.' It is as we read the Bible, argues Father Nadim Nassar, that we are invited to discover what 'the culture of God' - the community of love that makes up the Trinity - looks like, and how it might transform our lives and our faith. But in order to do so we need to understand the culture of the Bible itself, as well as the particular culture that forms our own worldview. Ultimately it is Jesus who has direct access to the culture of God; and so we also need to understand Jesus within his first-century Levantine context. Father Nadim Nassar is the Church of England's only Syrian priest and an outspoken advocate for western Christians to recognise the Middle-Eastern roots of their faith. The fresh and provocative reflections in The Culture of God, his first book, are informed by his experience of growing up in Syria and living through the conflicts in the region, especially the civil wars in Lebanon and Syria. Taking us on a journey through the mystery of the incarnation, to Jesus' role as storyteller - Al-Hakawati - his relationship with a disparate cast of people as narrated by the gospels, and finally his death and resurrection, Father Nadim unfolds for us the culture of God and what it can mean for a world that so desperately needs both freedom and a way to embrace diversity. 'Fr Nadim's personal experience of the painful effects of war and conflict in the Middle East is an insightful lens into the brokenness of humanity that leads to the ongoing violation of the God-given sanctity and dignity of life. At the same time, the paradox of the Crucifixion and Christianity is presented as a key to understanding the restoration of that same humanity, and the possibility of reconciliation with God and one another if the life and teachings of Christ are truly lived.' Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

Sojourners and Strangers

Sojourners and Strangers
Author: Gregg R. Allison
Release: 2012-11-30
Editor: Crossway
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781433536038
Language: en
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What is a church? This can be a difficult question to answer and Christians have offered a variety of perspectives. Gregg Allison thus explores and synthesizes all that Scripture affirms about the new covenant people of God, capturing a full picture of the biblical church. He covers the topics of the church’s identity and characteristics; its growth through purity, unity, and discipline; its offices and leadership structures; its ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and its ministries. Here is a rich approach to ecclesiology consisting of sustained doctrinal reflection and wise, practical application. Part of the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780593082362
Language: en
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"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes
Author: Jackson W.
Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780830852239
Language: en
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According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.

Reading the Parables

Reading the Parables
Author: Richard Lischer
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781611645200
Language: en
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Parables make up one-third of Jesus' speech in the New Testament. In this volume, Richard Lischer provides an expert guide to these parables and proposes an important distinction between reading and interpreting the parables. Emphasizing the importance of reading the parables versus interpreting them, Lischer asserts that reading offers a kind of breathing space to explore historical, literary, theological, and socio-political dimensions of the parables and their various meanings, whereas interpreting implies an expert and critical position that must be defended. In this volume, Lischer lays out four theories for reading parables: 1) parables obscure truth; 2) parables teach many truths; 3) parables teach one truth; and 4) parables undermine the truth. Ultimately, he concludes that biblical parables undermine dominant myths called "the truth" to shine light on the Truth that is Jesus, God's presence with us.