Publications

2009
Author(s): Carlos M. N. Eire

What is eternity? Is it anything other than a purely abstract concept, totally unrelated to our lives? A mere hope? A frightfully uncertain horizon? Or is it a certainty, shared by priest and scientist alike, and an essential element in all human relations? In A Very Brief History of Eternity,...
2009
Author(s): Frank Griffel

The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in...
2009
Author(s): Denys Turner

This volume features a collection of sermons, talks and addresses given in a variety of different contexts, which tackle complex theological topics in a straightforward, non-technical way that non-specialists can easily understand. The essays have a fundamental theme in common: that the mind can...
2009
Author(s): Andrew McGowan

Andrew McGowan (Ph.D, Notre Dame 1996) is Warden and President of Trinity College, the University of Melbourne. His work on the social and intellectual history of early Christianity includes Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals (1999). Brian E. Daley SJ (DPhil, Oxon....
2009
Author(s): Carolyn Sharp

Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts...
2009
Author(s): Joel Baden

Joel S. Baden addresses the relationship between the J and E documents in the Pentateuch. He demonstrates that, contrary to the standard claims of classical source criticism, the J and E sources were never combined into a "JE" document. Rather, these two sources were combined with each other at the...
2009
Author(s): Bruce Gordon

During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that transformation—as exile, inspired reformer, and ultimately the dominant figure of the...
2009
Author(s): Carolyn Sharp

Carolyn Sharp offers a brief introduction to each of the Bible s prophets and their prophetic books, developing the theological themes present in each with an eye toward how the prophetic message is relevant today. Sharp understands that prophets can be mediators to connect us with the holiness of...
2009
Author(s): Dale B. Martin

For generations, most seminary teaching of the Bible has focused on the historical-critical method. While this method has been the standard in almost every seminary curriculum, the effects of this approach to Scripture have hardly been examined. From examining the biblical studies courses at ten...
2009
Author(s): Nancy Levene

Nancy Levene reinterprets a major early-modern philosopher, Benedict de Spinoza - a Jew who was rejected by the Jewish community of his day but whose thought contains, and critiques, both Jewish and Christian ideas. It foregrounds the connection of religion, democracy, and reason, showing that...

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