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  • booksreddit.com:Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels

    Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels

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    The authors build on their earlier social-scientific works and enhance the highly successful commentary model they developed in their social-scientific commentaries. This volume is a thoroughly revised edition of this popular commentary. They include an introduction that lays the foundation for their interpretation, followed by an examination of each unit in the Synoptics, employing methodologies of cultural anthropology, macro-sociology, and social psychology.


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:Who Wrote the Bible?

    Who Wrote the Bible?

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    The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly readable analysis and investigation into the authorship of the Old Testament. The author of Commentary on the Torah, Friedman delves deeply into the history of the Bible in a scholarly work that is as exciting and surprising as a good detective novel. Who Wrote the Bible? is enlightening, riveting, a…


  • booksreddit.com:Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

    Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

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    In this highly accessible discussion, Bart Ehrman examines the most recent textual and archaeological sources for the life of Jesus, along with the history of first-century Palestine, drawing a fascinating portrait of the man and his teachings.Ehrman shows us what historians have long known about the Gospels and the man who stands behind them. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament (and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter), Eh…


  • booksreddit.com:The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

    The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

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    From the bestselling author of The Know-It-All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible.Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To …


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

    The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

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    In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton’s thoughtful analysis unpacks…


  • booksreddit.com:Illustrated Stories From The Bible

    Illustrated Stories From The Bible

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    An adult parody of children’s Bible-story books. Because it is extremely accurate — even anatomically accurate — in depicting the often shocking tales that make the bible an ethicist’s nightmare Illustrated Stories From The Bible can be recommended for children no more than one could recommend the Bible itself. Each tale (illustrated by cartoonist Kathy Demchuck) is told in the wide-eyed, isn’t-God-wonderful manner of the books usually employed to entice children into churches. Each story…


  • booksreddit.com:The Doomsday Code

    The Doomsday Code

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    Mankind has only one book that can prove itself to be the word of God. That book is the Bible. God took over 1,500 years to write it and now, more than 1,900 years after its completion, God has “unsealed” the Bible to reveal astonishing secrets it contains. The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 8:5: Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment. God has promised to reveal not only the time when He will bring judgment on …


  • booksreddit.com:The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

    The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

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    In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence…


  • booksreddit.com:The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

    The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

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    In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence…


  • booksreddit.com:The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics

    The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics

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    Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Gagnon’s book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. . . . the most sophisticated and convincing examination of the biblical data …


  • booksreddit.com:Not the Impossible Faith

    Not the Impossible Faith

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    Dr. Richard Carrier is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith. Not the Impossible Faith is a tour de force in that genre, dissecting and refuting the oft-repeated claim that Christianity could not have succeeded in the ancient world unless it was true. Though framed as a detailed rebuttal to Christian apologist J.P. Holding (author of The Impossible Faith), Carrier takes a general approach that educates the…


  • booksreddit.com:Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Styles (London Qur'an Studies Series)

    Understanding the Qur’an: Themes and Styles (London Qur’an Studies Series)

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    The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur’an. In this book, Muhammad Abdel Haleem examines its recurrent themes and for the first time sets them in the context of the Qur’an’s linguistic style. Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur’an itself.


  • booksreddit.com:The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission

    The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration (4th Edition)

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    This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger’s classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. The Text of the New Testament, Fourth Edition, has been invigorated by the addition of Bart D. Ehrman–author of numerous best-selling books on the New Testament–as a coauthor. This revision brings the discussion of such important matters as the early Greek manuscripts and methods of textual criticism up to date, integrating recent researc…


  • booksreddit.com:3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated

    3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated

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    What happens when a world-renowned computer scientist applies scientific methodology to studying the Bible, writes about his findings, and has some of the world’s best calligraphers illustrate the work? The result is 3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated, a treasure of profound biblical insight and enchanting calligraphy that will enlighten your mind, your eyes, and your spirit. Donald E. Knuth so loved the Bible that he dedicated five years of his life to creating this masterpiece. With it, you will …