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Being Bedouin Around Petra

by Mikkel Bille Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

Petra, Jordan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, and the semi-nomadic Bedouin inhabiting the area were resettled as a consequence. The Bedouin themselves paradoxically became UNESCO Masterpieces of...

Of Life and Health

by Alexis Bekyane Tengan Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

An anthropological study of the health system of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, Of Life and Health develops a cultural and epistemological lexicon of Dagara life by examining...

The Woman's Book of Prayer

by Becca Anderson Mango (October 15, 2018)

Increase Your Happiness Through Faith and Spirituality

Prayer takes many forms: Sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God are all forms of...

An Introduction to Ethics: A Natural Law Approach

by Brian Besong Cascade Books (December 26, 2017)

It is natural for us to wonder what should I do, and why? And although a combination of common sense and upbringing aids us in answering our questions, it is also natural for us to seek answers that are grounded...

Praying Psalms: A Personal Journey through the Psalter

by Ian Stackhouse Cascade Books (November 13, 2017)

In Praying Psalms Ian Stackhouse offers daily reflections on all 150 psalms. In so doing, he seeks to alert the reader to the sheer emotional range of the Psalter in the hope that this will give courage to pray...

Peace and Violence in the Ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Analysis of Method

by Trey Palmisano & Reinhard Krauss Wipf and Stock (December 30, 2015)

Not many theologians have had as great an impact on the study of peace and violence as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was labeled an Enemy of the State and eventually executed in April 1945. In this book, Trey Palmisano...

Almighty Matters: God's Hidden Politics in the Bible

by Nicholas Berry Resource Publications (December 30, 2015)

Almighty Matters: God's Politics in the Bible explores the underlying politics of the Hebrew and Christian Bibles by uncovering their political-theological connection in a single story line. The politics of...

Church Reform and Leadership of Change

by Harald Askeland & Ulla Schmidt Pickwick Publications (December 07, 2015)

Reforms and processes of change have become an increasingly pervasive characteristic of European Protestant churches in the last fifteen to twenty years. Driven by perceptions of crises, such as declining membership...

The Blessing of Mercy: Biblical Perspectives and Ecological Challenges

by Veronica M. Lawson Wipf and Stock (October 22, 2015)

One of Australia's leading biblical scholars offers a wonderful guide to the Church to help Catholics and other Christians celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. In this book,...

The Recent Unpleasantness: Calvary Church's Role in the Preservation of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh

by Harold T. Lewis & Mark Hollingsworth Wipf and Stock (June 12, 2015)

In the wake of the 2003 General Convention approval of the consecration of Gene Robinson, an openly gay and partnered man, to be a bishop, the Convention of the Diocese of Pittsburgh took steps to secede from...

Christ Died for Our Sins: Representation and Substitution in Romans and Their Jewish Martyrological Background

by Jarvis J. Williams Pickwick Publications (May 18, 2015)

In Christ Died for Our Sins, Jarvis J. Williams argues a twofold thesis: First, that Paul in Romans presents Jesus' death as both a representation of, and a substitute for, Jews and Gentiles. Second, that the...

Paul's Concept of Justification: God's Gift of a Right Relationship

by Richard K. Moore Wipf and Stock (February 11, 2015)

The Greek family of words characterizing the doctrine of "justification by faith" (as it is known in English) is most prominent in the writings of the Apostle Paul. It was this doctrine that lay at the heart...

Ancient Apologetic Exegesis: Introducing and Recovering Theophilus's World

by Stuart E. Parsons Pickwick Publications (February 05, 2015)

New Testament scholarship uncovers much about first-century Christianity. Early Christian masters such as Origen and Augustine draw great attention to the third and following centuries. Yet oddly, despite this...

Purity: Essays in Bible and Theology

by Andrew Brower Latz & Arseny Ermakov Pickwick Publications (November 13, 2014)

In ancient religion and societies the concept of purity was of central importance; in many modern societies it is either irrelevant or, when it is used, attached to extremely conservative agendas. This suggests...

Anticipating Heaven Below: Optimism of Grace from Wesley to the Pentecostals

by Henry H. Knight Cascade Books (January 31, 2014)

Wesleyanism is a movement of hope. Wesleyans and their Holiness and Pentecostal offspring pray and work with the expectancy that the love and power of God will transform hearts and lives, renew the church, and...

Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture

by William Thiele Wipf and Stock (January 31, 2014)

In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina...

The New Testament and Bioethics: Theology and Basic Bioethics Principles

by R. Dennis Macaleer Pickwick Publications (December 24, 2013)

Beauchamp and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics is a well-accepted approach to contemporary bioethics. Those principles are based on what Beauchamp and Childress call the common morality. This book...

A Biblical Understanding of Pain: Its Reasons and Realities

by John Timmerman Cascade Books (November 30, 2013)

In A Biblical Understanding of Pain: Its Reasons and Realities, John Timmerman examines six different sources of pain, each with its own chapter of description and biblical response. These include physical pain,...

How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons: Ignatius of Loyola on the Gift of Discerning of Spirits in Church Ethics

by Gordon James Klingenschmitt Wipf and Stock (November 30, 2013)

Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics....

An/Other Praxis: A Critical Option for Ecclesial Freedom

by Herry M. Mukdani & Theodore W. Jennings Wipf and Stock (November 30, 2013)

Today's ecclesial praxis has to add something to human capacity in order for the church to envision itself whole. This book addresses multiple struggles, as creative acts theologically, for rethinking a possibly...

The Geography of God's Incarnation: Landscapes and Narratives of Faith

by Ann Milliken Pederson Cascade Books (July 25, 2013)

What does geography have to do with the incarnation of God and with our spiritual lives as Christians? We will embark on a theological road trip that explores how geographies are at the heart of understanding...

A Book of Evidence: The Trials and Execution of Jesus

by Nancy L. Kuehl Resource Publications (March 08, 2013)

Jesus was a Jew, living in a Jewish culture and under Jewish laws, laws that governed the people of Israel at a time of conflict with their Roman overlords. A Book of Evidence takes into consideration the history...

From Monks to Missionaries: Schools of Spirituality in the Christian Tradition

by Nicki Verploegen Cascade Books (November 30, 2012)

Have you ever wondered what the difference between the Franciscans and Jesuits is? Have you been curious about how a monk's life differs from a missionary's and about the origins of these traditions? This book...

Isaiah Speaks: A Voice from the Past for the Present

by Merrill Morse Resource Publications (October 31, 2012)

Meet the Isaiah you never knew. Isaiah Speaks connects this famous prophet to such concerns of modern life as Islam and world religions, family conflicts, worship, and globalization. Whether the topic is modern...

That Their Work Will Be a Joy: Understanding and Coping with the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

by Cameron Lee & Kurt Fredrickson Cascade Books (August 31, 2012)

For those who are called to it, pastoral ministry can be a source of deep joy. But there are also challenges. An increasing number of pastors seem to be burning out under the load. Congregations may not be aware...

Sex, Love, and Marriage-A Celebration: The Song of Solomon

by Jonathan F. Bayes Resource Publications (August 28, 2012)

Sex is worth celebrating. It is one of God's loveliest gifts to the human race. But the loveliness of sex is ruined whenever it is found outside the proper context of marriage. And God knows what powerful temptations...

The Ten Commandments in Poems

by Ronald E. Hignite & Gene Williams Resource Publications (August 28, 2012)

The Ten Commandments in Poems will inspire its readers through the felt presence of God perceived from his spoken words revealed to Moses and his children at Mount Sinai around 1440 BC. These poems in rhyme...

Music as Theology: What Music Says about the Word

by Maeve Louise Heaney & Jeremy S. Begbie Pickwick Publications (August 28, 2012)

The conversation between music and theology, dormant for too long in recent years, is at last gathering pace. And rightly so. There will always be theologians who will regard music as a somewhat peripheral concern,...

Apocalyptic Fever: End-Time Prophecies in Modern America

by Richard G. Kyle Cascade Books (July 31, 2012)

How will the world end? Doomsday ideas in Western history have been both persistent and adaptable, peaking at various times, including in modern America. Public opinion polls indicate that a substantial number...

Just Money: The Vision of Shalom

by Wayne Kirkland & Tony Campolo Resource Publications (July 31, 2012)

Money. Such a little word . . . with such explosive power. For love of money reputations have been ruined, marriages have been destroyed, lifelong friendships have been torn apart, whole nations have bled. For...

Ordinary Missionary: A Narrative Approach to Introducing World Missions

by W. Jay Moon & Pamela A. Moon Resource Publications (July 31, 2012)

I am not like Hudson Taylor, David Livingstone, or William Carey. The stories of these people are inspiring, but they also make me question, Am I really good enough to be a missionary? Because I don't consider...

Being Church: Reflections on How to Live as the People of God

by John F. Alexander & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Cascade Books (June 29, 2012)

What modern church doesn't call itself a community? Yet for how many is it real? How many churches form disciples intimately connected enough to call themselves Christ's body? How many form disciples who know...

The Son of Man as the Last Adam: The Early Church Tradition as a Source of Paul's Adam Christology

by Yongbom Lee Pickwick Publications (June 29, 2012)

Most New Testament scholars today agree that Jesus used an enigmatic self-designation, bar nasha (the Son of Man), translated into Greek as ho huios tou anthropou in the Synoptic Gospels. In contrast, Paul,...

Words Unspoken: An Invitation to Christian Faith

by Peter Schmiechen Cascade Books (June 27, 2012)

This is a chance to explore the meaning of Christian faith for those in and outside of churches: adults who left the church in their youth, the many religious refugees pushed out by churches, as well as those...

Lincoln's Political Ambitions, Slavery, and the Bible

by Edwin D. Freed Pickwick Publications (June 27, 2012)

Abraham Lincoln did not take his family Bible to the White House. And the reason he did not use the Bible in his first inaugural address was not because it failed to arrive in his baggage. Freed concentrates...

Pro Communione: Theological Essays on the Anglican Covenant

by Benjamin Guyer & Ephraim Radner Pickwick Publications (June 22, 2012)

The proposed Anglican Covenant impinges not only upon the future of the Anglican Communion but upon global Christianity as well. Pro Communione: Theological Essays on the Anglican Covenant is the first volume...

Flea Market Jesus

by Arthur E. Farnsley Cascade Books (May 30, 2012)

Americans live their lives through institutions: government, businesses, schools, clubs, and houses of worship. But many Americans are wary of the control these groups--especially government and business--exercise...

America and Its Guns: A Theological Expos

by James E. Atwood & Walter Brueggemann Cascade Books (May 30, 2012)

James Atwood contends that the thirty thousand gun deaths America suffers every year cannot be understood apart from our national myth that God has appointed America as the trustee of the civilization of the...

The Non-Violent Radical: Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus

by Charles McCollough Wipf and Stock (May 29, 2012)

This book interprets the wisdom of Jesus' sayings in the gospels in words and images. McCollough examines Jesus' wisdom in the context of the political and economic world of the Roman Empire and then applies...

Angels: Ancient Whispers of Another World

by Andrew R. Angel Cascade Books (May 29, 2012)

If you think you know all about angels, think again! Although the modern Western world claims to have left angels behind as mythical creatures, they are back in popular culture. And much of what people are thinking,...

No!: A Theological Response to Christian Reconstructionism

by Paul C. McGlasson Cascade Books (May 25, 2012)

Sometimes theological ideas are good topics for ongoing debate. Other times, the community of faith needs to come to a decision: yes or no. Christian Reconstructionism offers the Christian church a basic approach...

Nail Scarred Hands Made New: Making Sense of the Gospel in a Violent Latin American Slum

by John Shorack Wipf and Stock (May 23, 2012)

Cutting-edge missional witness just got bloodier and yet more hopeful than ever! Many Christians in America have lost loved ones who gave their lives in military service to save the country and the free world....

Flourishing Life: Now and in the Time to Come

by Sandra M. Levy-Achtemeier Cascade Books (April 27, 2012)

Drawing from the fields of evolutionary neuroscience, psychology, and theology, Sandra Levy-Achtemeier considers what it might mean for humans, as embodied and spiritual selves, to flourish now, and how such...

Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace

by Deanna A. Thompson & Krista Tippett Cascade Books (April 27, 2012)

We tend to use words like miracle and mystery in the context of serendipity. In this frank and eloquent account of life transformed by cancer, Deanna Thompson explores these articles of faith as they are also...

Praying-with the Saints-to God Our Mother

by Daniel F. Stramara Cascade Books (March 29, 2012)

Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother celebrates the feminine characteristics of God by uncovering a treasury of texts that have been overlooked for centuries. Over 150 scriptural passages, both from the...

Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century: Agenda for the Future

by Douglas H. Shantz & Tinu Ruparell Cascade Books (March 29, 2012)

In this volume some of the outstanding Christian scholars of our day reflect on how their minds have changed, how their academic fields have changed over the course of their careers, and the pressing issues...

The Letter of James: Worship to Live By

by John Paul Heil Cascade Books (March 28, 2012)

This book proposes a new and comprehensive chiastic structure as well as a new unifying theme for the Letter of James. In accord with this structure that organizes its oral performance, the words worship to...

Aging Successfully: How to Enjoy, Not Just Endure, the Second Half of Life

by David P. Gallagher Wipf and Stock (February 28, 2012)

Aging Successfully offers suggestions for greater satisfaction and happiness for people over age fifty. It raises spiritual and emotional issues such as how to deal with depression and gives specific action...

Guilt and the Search for Fulfillment

by LeRoy H. Aden Cascade Books (February 27, 2012)

We know guilt, if at all, by the message of badness that it seems to communicate to us. LeRoy Aden notes that our tendency is to silence the message, when in fact we need to listen to our guilt feelings carefully....

Moses: A Stranger Among Us

by Maurice D. Harris Cascade Books (February 27, 2012)

In Moses: A Stranger among Us, Rabbi Maurice Harris leads us to look beyond familiar and popular portrayals of Moses so that we can discover the Moses whose lesser-known attributes and experiences provide us...