Parallel Lives of Jesus: A Guide to the Four Gospels, by Edward Adams. Introductions to the Gospels most often underscore the individual personality of each Gospel and leave aside questions of the Gospels’ similarity. Parallel Lives of Jesus achieves both with economy and clarity.
People often assume—wrongly—that the Bible presents a single view of God and the world. In Understanding Wisdom Literature, David Penchansky shows how the Hebrew Bible’s wisdom books, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes, speak differently from covenant-centered writings such as Genesis, Deuteronomy and Isaiah.
One of the most interesting shifts in Christian theology after the Shoah was in how the adjective Jewish was used. In the patristic era, to call someone’s work Jewish was to insult it: the work was too fleshly or legalistic. Since the Shoah, to call someone’s work Jewish is to praise it as appropriately this-worldly, concerned with the ordinary stuff of life, embodied.
A Liturgy of Grief
A Pastoral Commentary on Lamentations
By Leslie C. Allen
Women’s Lives in Biblical Times
By Jennie R. Ebeling
You Are My People
An Introduction to Prophetic Literature
By Louis Stulman and Hyun Chul Paul Kim
The Bible, Disability, and the Church
A New Vision of the People of God
By Amos Yong
(Interpreting Biblical Texts)
By William P. Brown
The Rise and Fall of the Bible
The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book
By Timothy Beal
(Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible)
By Miguel A. De La Torre
Key Questions About Biblical Interpretation
Old Testament Answers
By John Goldingay
An Introduction to Second Temple Judaism
History and Religion of the Jews in the Time of Nehemiah, the Maccabees, Hillel, and Jesus
Much of the debate in the church over the issue of homosexuality has been far from edifying, and too many arguments simply rehearse points made earlier without advancing the discussion in any material way.