Discovering the Bible in the Non Biblical World

Seeing herself as "wanderer" between the worlds of East and West, Pui-lan Kwok draws on the work of contemporary biblical scholars, as well as the millennia-old commentaries on the Book of Change, the Dao de Jing, and the Bhagavad Gita.

Discovering the Bible in the Non Biblical World

Author: Pui-Lan Kwok

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592443494

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As a Chinese woman, a feminist theologian, and a biblical scholar, Pui-lan Kwok brings a new perspective and voice to the task of hermeneutics. Her multidimensional reading of the Bible draws on a tradition much older than that of the West while it simultaneously incorporates the insights of contemporary feminist and Third World theologies. Seeing herself as "wanderer" between the worlds of East and West, Pui-lan Kwok draws on the work of contemporary biblical scholars, as well as the millennia-old commentaries on the Book of Change, the Dao de Jing, and the Bhagavad Gita. Her creativity and imagination come into play as she gradually, inseparably links reader, text, and context. The first three chapters locate the context from which she approaches the Bible as an Asian woman. Pui-lan considers Asian traditions as well as the social biography of Asian peoples and discusses the complex issues of using the Bible in feminist theology. Chapters Four and Five approach the unique Asian context with its long traditions of orality and exegesis of ancient scriptures. Chapter Six analyzes the challenges of Asian critics to western interpretations of scripture and raises sharp issues of colonial oppression. Finally, Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World shows how the multiple oppressions of women provide a context for rediscovering the Bible's liberating message. "Must reading for anyone engaged in biblical studies, cross-cultural education and feminist theology. I highly recommend this richly instructive and powerful book."ùElisabeth Schassler Fiorenza Harvard Divinity School "An important addition to the fast-growing literature on Asian biblical discourse."ùR.S. Sugirtharajah University of Birmingham "A significant contribution to the hermeneutical conversation arising from the global context of reading of the Bible."ùSharon H. Hinge Wesley Theological Seminary

Discovering the Bible

Discovering the Bible has everything you're looking for in a survey of the Bible. It examines the Bible's amazing message and story of faith in a way that will captivate readers and impel them to learn more.

Discovering the Bible

Author: Alex Varughese

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834122475

Page: 464

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Discovering the Bible has everything you’re looking for in a survey of the Bible. It examines the Bible’s amazing message and story of faith in a way that will captivate readers and impel them to learn more. Thorough, sound biblical scholarship combined with an eye-catching format and easy-to-understand writing style make this textbook a must-have for every Christian’s library.In Discovering the Bible, you’ll find:Objectives defined for each lessonPersonal questions to help you relate the Bible to your lifeSidebars to explain theological pointsKeywords identified and defined on each pageStudy questions for review of the materialSummary statements at the end of each chapterListing of resources for further study at the end of each chapterColorful pages and images that make it attractive to readShort, well-organized chapters

Niebuhr in Egypt

This is not a scholarly work but would appeal to anyone with an interest in any of the areas mentioned or simply to anyone interested in this country's past and present.

Niebuhr in Egypt

Author: Roger H. Guichard, Jr.

Publisher: Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718893352

Page: 354

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When Roger H. Guichard Jr. discovered a French translation of the works of Carsten Niebuhr, sole survivor of the 1761_1767 Royal Danish Expedition to the Yemen, he was astounded. 'They were not just another dry account of one manÍs travels, but represented the record of a serious intellectual enterprise involving Enlightenment science, sacred philology, the Bible as history, ñOrientalism,î Egyptology, and discovery'. Having translated them from French to English, and then cross-referenced his translations with the original German texts, 'Niebuhr in Egypt' is not, as one might expect, simply a presentation of his translation. Instead Guichard offers his readers an account of the expeditionÍs year in Egypt, with lengthy excursions into the several subplots „Enlightenment science, the Bible as history, and Egyptology„ that he found so engaging in the original works. This is not a scholarly work but would appeal to anyone with an interest in any of the areas mentioned or simply to anyone interested in this country's past and present.

Women in the Biblical World

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Biblical World (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1995), 78; and Elisabeth Schiissler Fiorenza, In
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Women in the Biblical World

Author: Elizabeth A. McCabe

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761846778

Page: 164

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Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives is a volume featuring the most current research in biblical scholarship. This collection will whet the reader's appetite for cutting-edge research and encourage a closer look at some of the familiar passages that may have been overlooked in the biblical text. New insights will be gained, a greater depth of understanding in the biblical text will be fostered, and a greater appreciation for women in the Bible will inevitably result from this unique compilation. Contributors featured in this volume have shared their papers in conference meetings at the regional or national levels at the Society of Biblical Literature or are already published authors as well as professors in biblical studies. Contributors: Lynn B.E. Jencks, Lee A. Johnson, Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge, William L. Lyons, Elizabeth A. McCabe, Julie Faith Parker, Victoria Phillips, Tammi J. Schneider, Hope Stephenson, Gail P.C. Streete

Sacred Sense

In this book Brown helps readers develop an orientation toward the biblical text that embraces wonder.

Sacred Sense

Author: William P. Brown

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802872212

Page: 184

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All too often Scripture is read only to find answers to lifes perplexing questions, to prove a theological point, or to formulate doctrine. But William Brown argues that if read properly, what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder. In this book Brown helps readers develop an orientation toward the biblical text that embraces wonder. He explores reading strategies and offers fresh readings of seventeen Old and New Testament passages, identifying what he finds most central and evocative in the unfolding biblical drama. The Bible invites its readers to linger in wide-eyed wonder, Brown says -- and hisSacred Sense shows readers how to do just that.

The Biblical World

The sites of famous cities have been identified ; the biblical Pithom - Succoth , the
city of Goshen , the Greek Naukratis , and Daphnæ ( identical with the biblical
Tahpanhes ) , have been discovered ; statues and inscriptions , papyri , and ...

The Biblical World

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"Books for New Testament study ... [By] Clyde Weber Votaw" v. 26, p. 271-320; v. 37, p. 289-352.

The Context of Scripture

The Context of Scripture illuminatingly presents the multi-faceted world of ancient writing that forms the colorful background to the literature of the Hebrew Bible.

   The    Context of Scripture

Author: William W. Hallo

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Discovering the City of Sodom

Follows the author's work as he searches for the Biblical city of Sodom, the archaeological evidence of its existence, and what may have taken place that wiped it off the map.

Discovering the City of Sodom

Author: Steven Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451684304

Page: 334

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Follows the author's work as he searches for the Biblical city of Sodom, the archaeological evidence of its existence, and what may have taken place that wiped it off the map.

The Biblical Archaeology Review

The article which appeared in The Biblical Archaeology Review is not from Bible ,
Archaeology and Faith , as Dr. Trever states , but is from is from my later
Discovering The Biblical World . It is , further , not a condensation , but the full
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Feminist Theologies for a Postmodern Church

Kwok Pui - lan , Discovering the Bible in the Non - Biblical World , The Bible and
Liberation Series ( Maryknoll : Orbis Books , 1995 ) , ix , 6 ; Kwok Pui - lan , “ The
Global Challenge , ” in Christianity and Civil Society : Theological Education for ...

Feminist Theologies for a Postmodern Church

Author: Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Liberal, modern approaches to theology have tended to silence voices from the margins. This book offers an alternative, feminist theological approach that more adequately addresses issues of diversity and marginalization. It critically examines and combines aspects of four different feminist approaches: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's critical modern, Mary McClintock Fulkerson's poststructural, Kwok Pui-lan's postcolonial, and Kathryn Tanner's postliberal. This alternative, feminist theological approach is then used to examine how a liberal, mainstream Protestant denomination has dealt with issues of sexual orientation and gender. Particular attention is given to biblical interpretation as shaped by community, the role of traditional doctrine, assumptions of authority and revelation, and communities of accountability.

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Teachings for an Unbelieving World

These thirteen brief reflections provide compelling teaching for Catholics in today’s post-Christian world and give fresh insight into JPII’s pontificate. This is the first English-language publication of this important work.

Teachings for an Unbelieving World

Author: John Paul II

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594719861

Page: 160

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Teachings for an Unbelieving World is a newly discovered work written by St. John Paul II—then Archbishop Karol Wojtyła of Kraków—in the years just after Vatican II. He uses St. Paul’s sermon to the people of Athens in Acts 17 as a framework for articulating the faith in a culture of skepticism and unbelief. These thirteen brief reflections provide compelling teaching for Catholics in today’s post-Christian world and give fresh insight into JPII’s pontificate. This is the first English-language publication of this important work. St. John Paul II composed these thirteen reflections at a unique point of convergence in history—the closing of Vatican II in 1965 and the 1966 observance of one thousand years of Christianity in Poland. Teachings for an Unbelieving World is an extended meditation on Acts 17 where Paul speaks to the cultural elite of Athens after he observed an altar of an unknown god in the city. Quoting from both the Bible and the documents of Vatican II, John Paul II draws timely wisdom from the apostle’s mission to bring the truth of the Gospel to a worldly culture of sophistication and disbelief, one not unlike our own. The future pope reveals Paul’s memorable encounter as an enduring framework to boldly present the core truths of Catholic faith to those living under Poland’s communist regime. In so doing, JPII demonstrates how relevant Paul’s words are today and equips us to meet the challenges of proclaiming the faith in our times. Teachings for an Unbelieving World affirms the continuity of Catholic faith about: humanity’s place in God’s creation; our search for meaning, truth, and freedom; addressing a culture of unbelief; the gift of redemption in Jesus Christ; the grace of the Holy Spirit; the role of the Church in the world; the power of the Eucharist; the redemptive and self-giving nature of human love; and the importance of prayer.

7 Truths That Changed the World

But Samples is neither confrontational nor combative as he spells out seven aspects of the Christian truth claim that stand in opposition to much of what our non-Christian neighbors hold dear. This is must reading.

7 Truths That Changed the World

Author: Kenneth R. Samples

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801072115

Page: 237

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Examines seven controversial Christian truths that have challenged the cultural and religious status quo, addressing topics ranging from religious pluralism to cosmology and creation from nothing.

The Publishers Trade List Annual

Heidegger , Martin 110 Discover the Power Within You , Butterworth , Eric 39
Discoverers of the New World , Berger ... Joyce Hy 213 Audy 65 Discovering the
Biblical World , Frank , Diving for Roses , Windsor , Patricia 261 Harry Thomas 81
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The Japan Christian Review

Discovering the Bible in the Non - Biblical World Kwok Pui - lan Maryknoll : Orbis
Books , 1995 . xvi , 136pp . Paper . Reviewed by Mayumi Mori Tabuchi , Hyogo
University , Kakogawa It was in the summer of 1995 that I took Kwok Pui - lan ' s ...

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Missionalia

Beyond guilt and powerlessness : Christian response to human suffering . ...
Christian tolerance : Paul ' s message to the modern church . Biblical ...
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Contains abstracts of missiological contributions, book reviews, and articles.