Religion: New Testament

  • The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul's Letter to the Galatians book cover

    The New Testament in Muslim Eyes

    Paul's Letter to the Galatians, 1st Edition

    By Shabbir Akhtar

    This book explores Christian origins by examining a key New Testament epistle, Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches, seen by Christians as the charter of Christian liberty from the inherited Jewish law. The New Testament in Muslim Eyes provides a close textual commentary on perhaps the earliest…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context Series

  • Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity book cover

    Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

    Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Mark Finney

    This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Animal Ethics and Theology: The Lens of the Good Samaritan book cover

    Animal Ethics and Theology

    The Lens of the Good Samaritan, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Miller

    In this book, Daniel K. Miller articulates a new vision of human and animal relationships based on the foundational love ethic within Christianity. Framed around Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, Animal Ethics and Theology thoughtfully examines the shortcomings of utilitarian and rights-based…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity book cover

    Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Richard C. Miller

    This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches book cover

    Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches

    1st Edition

    By F. Gerald Downing

    F. Gerald Downing explores the teachings of Paul, arguing that the development of Paul's preaching and of the Pauline Church owed a great deal to the views of the vagabond Cynic philosophers, critics of the gods and of the ethos of civic society.F. Gerald Downing examines the New Testament writings…

    Paperback – 2012-09-30

  • Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do? book cover

    Christology and Whiteness

    What Would Jesus Do?, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Yancy

    This book explores Christology through the lens of whiteness, addressing whiteness as a site of privilege and power within the specific context of Christology. It asks whether or not Jesus’ life and work offers theological, religious and ethical resources that can address the question of…

    Paperback – 2012-07-19

  • The New Testament in its Ritual World book cover

    The New Testament in its Ritual World

    1st Edition

    By Richard E. DeMaris

    What was life like among the first Christians? For the last thirty years, scholars have explored the historical and social contexts of the New Testament in order to sharpen their understanding of the text itself. This interest has led scholars to focus more and more on the social features of early…

    Paperback – 2008-03-10

  • The Many Deaths of Judas Iscariot: A Meditation on Suicide book cover

    The Many Deaths of Judas Iscariot

    A Meditation on Suicide, 1st Edition

    By Aaron Maurice Saari

    In this bold, captivating and controversial book, the author combines his own intensely moving personal accounts with incisive scriptural analysis, and challenges the reader to reassess what they think they know about Judas Iscariot and suicide. Drawing on the memory of his own brother’s action…

    Paperback – 2006-05-25

  • James book cover


    1st Edition

    By Richard Bauckham

    Richard Bauckham explores the historical and literary contexts of the Epistle of James, discussing the significance of James as the brother of Jesus and leader of the early Jerusalem church. He gives special attention to the aphorisms which encapsulate James' wisdom, and to the way that James'…

    Paperback – 1999-04-22
    New Testament Readings

  • Galatians book cover


    1st Edition

    By Philip F. Esler

    Paul's letter to the Galatians, sometimes known as the Magna Carta of Christian liberty, is central to the understanding of the relation of Paul and the Law and is packed with crucial historical, social and theological material.Philip F. Esler provides a detailed and accessible interpretation of…

    Paperback – 1998-07-02
    New Testament Readings

  • The Social World of Jesus and the Gospels book cover

    The Social World of Jesus and the Gospels

    1st Edition

    By Bruce J. Malina

    In order to interpret historical writings, the reader must not employ their modern understanding of the world, but must strive to grasp the mindset of the original audience. To assist the twentieth-century New Testament reader in understanding the literal meaning of the New Testament is the goal of…

    Paperback – 1996-11-14

  • Jesus Framed book cover

    Jesus Framed

    1st Edition

    By George Aichele

    Biblical Limits is a new series which brings to the traditional field of Biblical Studies literary criticism, anthropology and gender-based approaches, thus reaching new ways of understanding Biblical texts.Jesus Framed is a collection of essays on reading the gospel of Mark. It uses literary…

    Paperback – 1996-05-09
    Biblical Limits

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