The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture

Author: John F. A. Sawyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118241134
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The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture providesreaders with a concise, readable and scholarly introduction totwenty-first century approaches to the Bible. Consists of 30 articles written by distinguished specialistsfrom around the world Draws on interdisciplinary and international examples toexplore how the Bible has impacted on all the major social contextswhere it has been influential – ancient, medieval and modern,world-wide Gives examples of how the Bible has influenced literature, art,music, history, religious studies, politics, ecology andsociology Each article is accompanied by a comprehensivebibliography Offers guidance on how to read the Bible and its manyinterpretations

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel

Author: Susan Niditch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470656778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Companion to Ancient Israel offers an innovative overview of ancient Israelite culture and history, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields. Distinguished scholars provide original contributions that explore the tradition in all its complexity, multiplicity and diversity. A methodologically sophisticated overview of ancient Israelite culture that provides insights into political and social history, culture, and methodology Explores what we can say about the cultures and history of the people of Israel and Judah, but also investigates how we know what we know Presents fresh insights, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields Delves into religion as lived, an approach that asks about the everyday lives of ordinary people and the material cultures that they construct and experience Each essay is an original contribution to the subject

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Christianity

Author: Lamin Sanneh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118554396
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity presents a collection of essays that explore a range of topics relating to the rise, spread, and influence of Christianity throughout the world. Features contributions from renowned scholars of history and religion from around the world Addresses the origins and global expansion of Christianity over the course of two millennia Covers a wide range of themes relating to Christianity, including women, worship, sacraments, music, visual arts, architecture, and many more Explores the development of Christian traditions over the past two centuries across several continents and the rise in secularization

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

Author: Rebecca Lemon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444324181
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages. An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature – as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history – from the medieval period through to the twentieth-century Includes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical context Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literature Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongside their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue

Author: Catherine Cornille
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118529944
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguishededitorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, toexplore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaithcollaboration. Explores in full the background, history, objectives, anddiscourse between the leaders and practitioners of theworld’s major religions Examines relations between religions from around the world,moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also coverover 12 major religions Features a wealth of case studies on contemporaryinterreligious dialogue Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalrybetween belief systems, and a change in focus towards the morerespectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such asthe World Council of Churches Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue ofrecent years, written by some of the leading figures working in thefield of interfaith discourse

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions

Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405196904
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions" presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. The rich diversity of African religious traditions is revealed through contributions from renowned scholars from across a variety of fields. Initial essays focus on methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives. These are followed by articles addressing religious experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent. Collectively, the volume offers rich insights into both the historical developments in African religions and contemporary religious issues, including the development of African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, Pentecostalism, African religions, and gender relations. A concluding section delves into important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, and the economy.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355376
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and SocialJustice brings together a team of distinguished scholars toprovide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justicein the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of socialjustice for each of the major world religions, exploringviewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism,and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studyingreligion and social justice - a crucially important subject withinthe history of religion, and a significant area of academic studyin the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in acomprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminentscholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, withsections on major religions; religious movements and themes;indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialismto civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444330829
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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley–Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub–disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

The Blackwell Companion to The New Testament

Author: David E. Aune
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444318944
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The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament is a detailedintroduction to the New Testament, written by more than 40 scholarsfrom a variety of Christian denominations. Treats the 27 books and letters of the New Testamentsystematically, beginning with a review of current issues andconcluding with an annotated bibliography Considers the historical, social and cultural contexts in whichthe New Testament was produced, exploring relevant linguistic andtextual issues An international contributor list of over 40 scholars representwide field expertise and a variety of Christian denominations Distinctive features include a unified treatment of Lukethrough Acts, articles on the canonical Gospels, and a discussionof the apocryphal New Testament

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

Author: Delbert Burkett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351753
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy