Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries

It highlights the social and theological contributions they made to shaping early Christian beliefs and practices, integrating their influence into the history of the patristic church and showing how their achievements can be edifying for contemporary Christians. This book provides in a single volume a nearly complete compendium of extant evidence about Christian women in the second through fifth centuries.

From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women--as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers--influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries.

Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ

A coherent pauline theology of genderrespected New Testament scholar Cynthia Long Westfall offers a coherent Pauline theology of gender, which includes fresh perspectives on the most controverted texts. Westfall interprets passages on women and men together and places those passages in the context of the Pauline corpus as a whole.

She offers viable alternatives for some notorious interpretive problems in certain Pauline passages, promotes discussion, reframing gender issues in a way that stimulates thinking, and moves the conversation forward. As westfall explores the significance of Paul's teaching on both genders, she seeks to support and equip males and females to serve in their area of gifting.


Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate

Blomberg and an afterword by Lynn H. While both perspectives have much to contribute, the discussion has reached a stalemate. Regarding gender relations, the evangelical world is divided between complementarians and egalitarians. Michelle lee-barnewall critiques both sides of the debate, challenging the standard premises and arguments and offering new insight into a perennially divisive issue in the church.

Cohick. She brings fresh biblical exegesis to bear on our cultural situation, presenting an alternative way to move the discussion forward based on a corporate perspective and on kingdom values. Baker Academic. The book includes a foreword by Craig L.

Reading the Early Church Fathers: From the Didache to Nicaea

An overview of all mainstream early Christian documents not including the New Testament up through the fifth century. Baker Academic.

Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels

Rather than offering a general overview of the Gospel women or focusing on a single theme, Richard Bauckham studies in great depth both the individual women who appear in the Gospels and the specific passages in which they appear. It does not presume in advance that the Gospel texts support patriarchal oppression, but it does venture some of the new and surprising possibilities that arise when the texts are read from the perspective of their female characters.

Astute, and written by one of today's leading theologians, sensitive to issues of gender, Gospel Women will be of interest to a wide range of readers. Other studies examine the women found in Matthew's genealogies, Salome, Mary of Clopas, Joanna, the prophet Anna, and the women featured in the Gospel resurrection narrative.

There have been many studies of the women in the Gospels, but this is a new kind of book on the subject. An opening look at the old Testament book of Ruth introduces the possibilities of reading Scripture from a woman's perspective. Employing historical and literary readings of the biblical texts, Bauckham successfully captures the particularity of each woman he studies.

Baker Academic. This unique approach reveals that there is much more to be known about such women than previous studies have assumed. A number of these women have never been the subject of deep theological enquiry. Unlike most recent books, Bauckham's work is not dominated by a feminist agenda.

Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation

Baker Academic. This study illuminates the early Christian understanding of wealth and poverty and how it impacted the formation of Christian identity.

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Baker Academic. She organizes the book around three major spheres of life: family, religious community, and society in general. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Includes black-and-white illustrations from the ancient world. Tracking provided on most orders.

The book corrects our understanding of early Christian women by offering an authentic and descriptive historical picture of their lives. Condition: New. Cohick shows that although women during this period were active at all levels within their religious communities, their influence was not always identified by leadership titles nor did their gender always determine their level of participation.

. Lynn cohick provides an accurate and fulsome picture of the earliest Christian women by examining a wide variety of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman documents that illuminate their lives. Isbn13: 9780801031724.

Trinity 101: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Baker Academic. James papandrea writes in an engaging and accessible style on the theological background of the Trinity. Isbn13: 9780801031724. Trinity 101 offers readers a basic approach to the Trinity as history portrays it, as a doctrinal concept, and how it is revealed in the Scripture. This is highly useful to those seeking a starting point of Christian theological study of the Trinity, from high school age onwards; and also to educated adults who are drawn to this topic.

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Early Christian Worship: A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice: Second Edition

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Early christian worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. Tracking provided on most orders. How did early christians see and understand their own worship? How did this interact with early Christian beliefs? The book has been brought up-to-date and revised, with some chapters rewritten and an updated bibliography.

Paul F. He is the author or editor of several major books the search for the Origins of Christian Worship, Eucharistic Origins, A Companion to Common Worship, The Study of Liturgy, Reconstructing Early Christian Worship, volumes 1 and 2. Baker Academic. Condition: New. Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, and priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey and a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission.

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Does God Suffer?

He maintains that a God who is impassible is more loving and compassionate than a suffering God. Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Weinandy’s comprehensive presentation resolutely challenges this view of God and suffering, arguing from scripture and from the philosophical and theological tradition of the Fathers and Aquinas.

There has been a growing acceptance that God himself suffers in solidarity and love with those who suffer. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. He also argues that it is the Son of God’s experience of suffering as a man that is truly redemptive and life-giving. Baker Academic. The immense suffering in the modern world, especially in the light of the Holocaust, has had a profound impact on the contemporary understanding of God and his relationship to human suffering.

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Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community

Louis-area clergy stepping up to support the emerging young leaders of today's Civil Rights Movement. The shooting death of michael Brown in Ferguson, reignited a long-smoldering movement for justice, Missouri, with many St. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780801031724. Baker Academic. Condition: New.

Ferguson and faith demonstrates that being called to lead a faithful life can take us to places we never expected to go, with people who never expected us to join hands with them. Ferguson and faith is the first book from the partnership of the Forum for Theological Exploration FTE and Chalice Press. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Seminary professor leah gunning francis was among the activists, and her interviews with more than two dozen faith leaders and with the new movement's organizers take us behind the scenes of the continuing protests. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.