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Biblical Challenges in the Contemporary World


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Justice The Biblical Challenge

Justice: The Biblical Challenge

1st Edition

By Walter J. Houston
February 17, 2015

What does the Bible have to say about justice, and what relevance has this for people, particularly Christians, today? 'Justice: The Biblical Challenge' offers readers a balanced assessment of the biblical treatment of justice and what we might learn from this. The book opens with a brief overview...

According to the Scriptures? The Challenge of Using the Bible in Social, Moral, and Political Questions

According to the Scriptures?: The Challenge of Using the Bible in Social, Moral, and Political Questions

1st Edition

By J. W. Rogerson
August 08, 2014

At different times in history, churches have changed their understanding of how biblical commandments should be interpreted and applied. 'According to the Scriptures?' traces the history of the use of the Bible from New Testament invocations of the Old Testament to today. The book opens by ...

The Bible and the Environment Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology

The Bible and the Environment: Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology

1st Edition

By David G. Horrell
September 15, 2014

Environmental issues have in recent years come to the centre stage of political and ethical debate. This is a crucial topic to engage in this series. Moreover, there has long been the charge, classically formulated by Lynn White Jr, that the biblical and Christian tradition has legitimated and ...

You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself The Bible, Refugees and Asylum

You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself: The Bible, Refugees and Asylum

1st Edition

By Fleur S Houston
April 07, 2015

You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself addresses the complex political, legal, and humanitarian challenges raised by asylum-seekers and refugees from a Biblical perspective. The book explores the themes of humanity and justice through exegesis of relevant passages in the Old and New Testaments, ...

The City in Biblical Perspective

The City in Biblical Perspective

1st Edition

By J.W. Rogerson, John Vincent
August 08, 2014

The city is an ambiguous symbol in the Bible. The founder of the first city is the murderer, Cain. The city of Jerusalem is the place chosen by God, yet is also a place of wrong-doing and injustice. Jesus seems to have largely avoided cities except Jerusalem, where he was crucified. 'The City in ...

The Nature of Creation Examining the Bible and Science

The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science

1st Edition

By Mark Harris
August 08, 2014

It is generally assumed that science and religion are at war. Many now claim that science has made religious belief redundant; others have turned to a literalist interpretation of biblical creation to reject or revise science; others try to resolve Darwin with Genesis. "The Nature of Creation" ...

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