The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora

It opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation on the African continent and in the multiple diasporas of African peoples, and culture, with attention to African history, including the African-American experience, literature, and Black diasporan backgrounds for understanding biblical literature.

The africana bible features a critical commentary on every book of the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha that are authoritative for many in African and African-diasporan communities worldwide. It highlights issues of concern to the global Black community such as globalization and the colonial legacy and the distinctive norms of interpretation in the African diaspora.

. A landmark volume, the africana Bible gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew Bible.

True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary

Cutting-edge scholarship that is in tune with african american churches calls into question many of the canons of traditional biblical research and highlights the role of the Bible in African American history, slavery, accenting themes of ethnicity, class, and African heritage as these play a role in Christian scripture and the Christian odyssey of an emancipated people.

. Contributors include the volume editors, Ann Holmes Redding, Thomas Hoyt, Vincent Wimbush, and sixteen other notable scholars. This pioneering commentary sets biblical interpretation firmly in the context of African American experience and concern.

Women's Bible Commentary, Third Edition: Revised and Updated

This twentieth anniversary edition features brand new or thoroughly revised essays to reflect newer thinking in feminist interpretation and hermeneutics. The women's bible commentary is a trusted, classic resource for biblical scholarship, written by some of the best feminist scholars in the field today.

The contributors raise important questions and explore the implications of how women and other marginalized people are portrayed in biblical texts, and family life, looking specifically at gender roles, political power, sexuality, while challenging long-held assumptions. It comprises commentaries on every book of the Bible, including the apocryphal books; essays on the reception history of women in the Bible; and essays on feminist critical method.

Westminster John Knox Press. This commentary brings modern critical methods to bear on the history, anthropology, sociology, and literature of the relevant time periods to illuminate the context of these biblical portrayals and challenges readers to new understandings.

Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation

Westminster John Knox Press.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Third Edition

John J. An index has been added to the volume for the first time. The approach is ecumenical, in the sense that it seeks not to impose any particular theological perspective but to provide information and raise questions that should be relevant to any student. Collins proceeds through the canon of the old testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, and literary understanding of the biblical text, archaeological, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.

The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Westminster John Knox Press. Collins's introduction to the hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason.


The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives

Carvalho, melody Knowles, and Judy Fentress-Williams. Sharp, vanessa Lynn Lovelace, Corrine L. Intersectional lenses include the racial/ethnic, postcolonial, class, Global South, and so forth, and their interconnections with gender. The introduction to the volume by the editor introduces feminist intersectional biblical scholarship, sexual assumptions, sexual and domestic violence, making the case that this scholarship addresses perspectives that are often missing from even very thorough survey texts: feminist and intersectional issues regarding the women characters, class and race relations, symbolization of women, and so forth.

The essays have been created for students who may be encountering feminist biblical and intersectional scholarship for the first time. Other contributors to this volume include Carolyn J. Westminster John Knox Press. This volume provides an introduction and essays on the four key sections of the hebrew scriptures from the perspective of top feminist biblical scholars:Part One: Torah/PentateuchPart Two: Deuteronomistic History Joshua 2 KingsPart Three: Prophets and ProphecyPart Four: Writings and the Book of DanielThis volume highlights key issues in the Hebrew Scriptures from the perspective of top feminist biblical scholars.

. This includes historical critical and literary textual analysis and exegesis, particularly as viewed through feminist and intersectional interpretive lenses.

Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction; Second Edition

Without in any way diminishing its famed clarity, two prominent scholars, and theological depth, Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington, judiciousness, have brought the book into the twenty-first century. Paulist Press. Reading the old testament was recognized as a classic almost from its date of publication in 1984.

Westminster John Knox Press.

HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised & Updated

The harpercollins study bible—student edition is the landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version as well as in-depth articles, introductions, and comprehensive notes by today’s leading biblical scholars for the Society of Biblical Literature. Westminster John Knox Press.

Completely revised and updated, charts, this edition incorporates the latest scholarship and findings as well as incorporating new diagrams, and maps—25% revised or new material. HarperOne. Paulist Press.

Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha

What did the text probably mean in its original historical and cultural context?The Text in the Interpretive Tradition. What are the unique challenges and interpretive questions the text addresses for readers and hearers today?The result is a commentary that is comprehensive and useful for preaching, teaching, and research.

Westminster John Knox Press. Individual book articles provide an introduction and commentary on key sense units that are explored through the lenses of three critical questions:The Text in Its Ancient Context. The fortress commentary on the bible: the Old Testament and Apocrypha presents a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world.

The contributors bring a rich diversity of perspectives to the task of connecting solid historical critical analysis of the Scripture with sensitivity to theological, cultural, and interpretive issues arising in our encounter with the text. Fortress Press. Paulist Press. How have centuries of reading and interpreting shaped our understanding of the text?The Text in Contemporary Discussion.

HarperOne. The contributors represent a broad array of theological commitment—Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and others. The introductory articles and section introductions in the volume discuss the dramatic challenges that have shaped contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament and Apocrypha.

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.

HarperOne. Paulist Press. In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. Fortress Press. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience.

Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. Baker Academic. Westminster John Knox Press.

An Introduction to the Old Testament, Second Edition: The Canon and Christian Imagination

Fortress Press. This introduction invites readers to engage in the construction of meaning as they venture into these timeless texts. HarperOne. Westminster John Knox Press. Westminster John Knox Press. In this updated edition of the popular textbook, Walter Brueggemann and Tod Linafelt introduce the reader to the broad theological scope of the Old Testament, treating some of the most important issues and methods in contemporary biblical interpretation.

Paulist Press. This clearly written textbook focuses on the literature of the Old Testament as it grew out of religious, political, and ideological contexts over many centuries in Israel's history. Covering every book in the old testament arranged in canonical order, the authors demonstrate the development of theological concepts in biblical writings from the Torah through post-exilic Judaism.

Baker Academic.