The Meaning of Jesus Death

The Meaning of Jesus  Death

Rather the first phrase 'through faith of Christ' is a subjective genitive meaning Christ's faithfulness, describing Christ's faithful obedience unto death, whereas the 'on the basis of faith' refers to human faith that appropriates the ...

Author: Barry D. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567670717

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Barry D. Smith studies the salvation-historical meaning of Jesus' death (commonly known as the atonement) in the New Testament. Smith works his way through the four theories of the doctrine of the atonement that have emerged in the history of Christian theology: moral influence, governmental, satisfaction and Christus victor theories. Smith works from the premise that, for a theory of the atonement to be successful, no biblical data may be omitted or distorted, and the generalized concepts used to comprehend the biblical data must be easily seen as implicit in the data. From this vantage point, Smith advances a formulation of the atonement that is best supported by the biblical text itself. The conclusion Smith reaches is that the biblical data supports both the penal-substitutionary version of the satisfaction theory and the Christus victor theory of the atonement, each of which should be viewed as two parts of a more inclusive theory of atonement present in the New Testament.
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Understanding the 40 Parables of Jesus Christ

Understanding the 40 Parables of Jesus Christ

This is the difference between letting the Bible tell us what is true, versus someone trying to find evidence for what they want to believe.

Author: K. E. Cornerstone

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1514601915

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Page: 148

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A Unique Approach - Genre, Context, and Culture Understanding the 40 Parables of Jesus Christ takes the approach of understanding Jesus' parables by examining the genre, scriptural context, and historical culture. The goal of this approach is to "reveal" theology from the Bible, as opposed to trying to find verses to support a belief. This is the difference between letting the Bible tell us what is true, versus someone trying to find evidence for what they want to believe. When we allow the Bible to teach us what to believe, we can better set aside our own biases and become more receptive to God's truths. Importance of Context and Culture Parables are a particular genre of literature that are characterized by typically having only one meaning. The meaning of Jesus' parables can generally be determined by the point Jesus makes to introduce or end them. However, sometimes the point is obscure due to culture, or the meaning is missed due to a failure to carefully consider the context. Learn From the Greatest Teacher This book lists all the parables of Jesus Christ, including supplemental information necessary for understanding them. Each parable has a summary of what is being said, along with the meaning Jesus Christ is teaching. Some of the questions that this book will answer include: Why does Jesus speak in parables? What is the meaning of the "talents" in the talents/pounds parable? What is the real focus of the prodigal son? What did Jesus mean by treasures new and old? Who is the man without a wedding robe in the wedding banquet parable? Why is the dishonest manager praised for his shrewdness? What does Jesus really mean by counting the costs? The answers to these questions, and more, are answered by carefully examining the contextual and historical evidence. Also included is a chapter revealing scriptural evidence that proves that Jesus Christ is God, as well as important supplementary material for understanding these parables.
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The Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began

In this companion book, Wright shows how Christianity’s central story tells how this revolution began on a Friday afternoon two thousand years ago and continues now through the church’s work today.

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062334404

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning. In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation. Wright argues that Jesus’ crucifixion must be understood within the much larger story of God’s purposes to bring heaven and earth together. The Day the Revolution Began offers a grand picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and its full significance for the Christian faith, inspiring believers with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and hope, and reminding them of the crucial role the Christian faith must play in protecting and shaping the future of the world.
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The Meaning of Christ

The Meaning of Christ

Really, a life in true harmony with the Lord Jesus will be like that. "As he is, even so are we in ... But I am quite sure that that is the meaning of knowing Christ not after the flesh but after the Spirit. That is one of the meanings ...

Author: Theodore Austin-Sparks

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105855740

Category: Religion

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We are going to be occupied with the meaning of Christ ... (but) there are a few preliminary words that I want to say, and they have to do with something of which we are all conscious, a matter which is troubling the majority of real Christians. It is the matter of the lost impact of Christ, of the Gospel, of Christianity. We are suffering from a handicap, and that handicap is tradition. Christianity has become that - a tradition so largely something handed down from generation to generation. It has become a theology, a set of doctrines, of statements about God, about Christ, about the Holy Spirit, and many other things, and as such it has passed very largely into the mental realm - a thing to be worked out in thought, a matter of reason. It has also become a great mystical cult. It has passed into the realm of art, and music, so that you can accept Christianity on that basis and be a Christian along that line, and yet that it shall stand completely out of relation to your inner life.
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IN THE NAME OF JESUS DEMONS TREMBLE

IN THE NAME OF JESUS DEMONS TREMBLE

Use the name of Jesus to create an atmosphere of worship. In this book I am going to teach you the meaning behind the name, why is the name so powerful, especially the name of Jesus. We will explore the Old Testament for answers.

Author: Hlompho Phamodi

Publisher: Hlompho Phamodi

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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Learn the mystery in the names of Jesus. Understand the power behind the name of Jesus. Learn the meaning behind the prayer ‘ IN THE NAME OF JESUS” How to pray daily the name of Jesus. Use the name of Jesus to create an atmosphere of worship. In this book I am going to teach you the meaning behind the name, why is the name so powerful, especially the name of Jesus. We will explore the Old Testament for answers. Then will go into a time of fellowship and devotion where I have put together 31 names of Jesus that you can use for defense and offence against every spiritual attack that comes your way. Use these prayers to fortify your spirit man. It is only those who now His name that can use it. Practice these prayers as a means of soaking in His name. May the Lord grand you deliverance in every area of your life as you learn the power behind the name that has been exalted above all names, the name of JESUS.
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The Meaning of Christ for Paul

The Meaning of Christ for Paul

... limited, 183 Paul's knowledge of, 186 Mysticism has two meanings, 84-86 in the Pauline sense, 84-88, 205 Paul attitude to the Law, 57-64 as Christ-intoxicated man, 23 "Christ-mysticism" of, 205 as Christian philosopher, ...

Author: Elias Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000003481449

Category: Bible

Page: 266

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Categories: Bible

A free enquiry into the meaning of the name Jesus

A free enquiry into the meaning of the     name Jesus

3 , speak . ing of the persons called CHRIST , says , “ all " these have a relation unto the true CHRIST , the « divine ... 12 , note ( u ) meaning CHRIST , of whom “ JeHOSHUA was a figure , for in Greek they " were both called Jesus ...

Author: Henry Lee (LL.B.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600091111

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A Free Enquiry Into the Meaning of the Most Excellent Name Jesus

A Free Enquiry Into the Meaning of the Most Excellent Name Jesus

3 , speak ing of the persons called CHRIST , says , “ all “ these have a relation unto the true Christ , the u divine and heavenly WORD , the only high“ priest of the whole world , & c . ” Jerom , tom . II . p . 158 , IV . 139.

Author: Henry Lee (LL.B.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020294945

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Page: 288

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The Meaning of Jesus Death

The Meaning of Jesus  Death

From this vantage point, Smith advances a formulation of the atonement that is best supported by the biblical text itself.

Author: Barry D. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567670700

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Barry D. Smith studies the salvation-historical meaning of Jesus' death (commonly known as the atonement) in the New Testament. Smith works his way through the four theories of the doctrine of the atonement that have emerged in the history of Christian theology: moral influence, governmental, satisfaction and Christus victor theories. Smith works from the premise that, for a theory of the atonement to be successful, no biblical data may be omitted or distorted, and the generalized concepts used to comprehend the biblical data must be easily seen as implicit in the data. From this vantage point, Smith advances a formulation of the atonement that is best supported by the biblical text itself. The conclusion Smith reaches is that the biblical data supports both the penal-substitutionary version of the satisfaction theory and the Christus victor theory of the atonement, each of which should be viewed as two parts of a more inclusive theory of atonement present in the New Testament.
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Immanuel

Immanuel

So four weeks for Advent and nearly two weeks for Christmas makes six weeks, which is why Ann Spangler has prepared this six-week Christmas devotional.Drawing from her bestselling books Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of ...

Author: Ann Spangler

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310539438

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Ann Spangler believes it’s possible to transform the crazy, wonderful, stressful season we call Christmas into one of greater peace and deeper joy by recovering the gift of Advent.For hundreds of years, Christians have prepared for Christmas by carefully observing the four-week season leading up to it. What’s more, when Christmas did arrive, they celebrated not just for one day but for twelve! So four weeks for Advent and nearly two weeks for Christmas makes six weeks, which is why Ann Spangler has prepared this six-week Christmas devotional.Drawing from her bestselling books Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of Jesus, Spangler selected six names or titles—including Immanuel, Yeshua, and Bright Morning Star. Each name offers a week’s worth of devotions focusing on God, the miraculous birth of his son, and the promise of his return. In Immanuel, you’ll discover a perfect balance of prayer, reflection, and study to help you open your heart fully to the birth of Jesus and all that it means.
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The Meaning of Jesus Death

The Meaning of Jesus  Death

From this vantage point, Smith advances a formulation of the atonement that is best supported by the biblical text itself.

Author: Barry D. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark

ISBN: 0567670724

Category: Bible

Page: 193

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"Barry D. Smith studies the salvation-historical meaning of Jesus' death (commonly known as the atonement) in the New Testament. Smith works his way through the four theories of the doctrine of the atonement that have emerged in the history of Christian theology: moral influence, governmental, satisfaction and Christus victor theories. Smith works from the premise that, for a theory of the atonement to be successful, no biblical data may be omitted or distorted, and the generalized concepts used to comprehend the biblical data must be easily seen as implicit in the data. From this vantage point, Smith advances a formulation of the atonement that is best supported by the biblical text itself. The conclusion Smith reaches is that the biblical data supports both the penal-substitutionary version of the satisfaction theory and the Christus victor theory of the atonement, each of which should be viewed as two parts of a more inclusive theory of atonement present in the New Testament."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Categories: Bible

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

In a certain sense , they are being informed , the meaning of God's Word is getting through and shaping their lives in ... And now , because the Word and Spirit have been fully invested in the risen Christ , these same people are being ...

Author: Thomas H. West

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419074

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A new approach to introducing theology As God's self-communication to humans, Jesus is the key to the human search for meaning, argues Thomas West. He therefore introduces the practice of theology through Christology. From the question of personal meaning and self-constitution and their relationship to transcendent meaning and value, he proceeds to discuss the figure and import of Jesus and then the ethical imperative engendered through encounter with him. Fresh and clear, West's book is an invitation to grapple with one's religious commitments, especially in light of recent insights in biblical studies and Continental, feminist, and liberation theologies. This new text will prove an engaging and effective introduction to theological thinking for both undergraduates and Christian adults.
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Exploring the Meaning of Jesus Christ

Exploring the Meaning of Jesus Christ

Discusses the atonement motifs of victory, justice, love, and sacrifice and their use in the Presbyterian church (U.S.A.) liturgical and confessional materials.

Author: J. Mark Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:48687782

Category: Atonement

Page: 476

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Discusses the atonement motifs of victory, justice, love, and sacrifice and their use in the Presbyterian church (U.S.A.) liturgical and confessional materials.
Categories: Atonement

The Kingdom Within

The Kingdom Within

By showing how Jesus' teachings relate to our inner depths, this book guides us toward a more conscious and creative life.

Author: John A. Sanford

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 0060670541

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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By showing how Jesus' teachings relate to our inner depths, this book guides us toward a more conscious and creative life. The Kingdom Within explores the significance of Jesus' teachings for our interior life -- that inner reality that Jesus called "the kingdom of God." It is Sanford's conviction that contemporary Christianity has overlooked this inner dimension of Jesus' teachings and so has lost touch with the human soul. Illustrated with case histories and dream material drawn from the author's work as a psychotherapist, The Kingdom Within examines such characteristics as extroversion and introversion, masculinity and femininity, thinking and feeling, and sensation and intuition to show how Jesus met the criteria of wholeness or fullness of personhood. Step by step, Sanford helps us to shed the outer mask, to eschew sin, which "means living in enslavement to what we don't know about ourselves," and to follow the road of consciousness, which leads to "a great treasure waiting only to be discovered."
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The God of Jesus

The God of Jesus

This book is the result of the author's involvement with the Jesus Seminar.

Author: Stephen J. Patterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781563382284

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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This book is the result of the author's involvement with the Jesus Seminar. The premise is that the quest for the historical Jesus has always been closely related to the Christian search for God, and that this is both good and necessary, provided that one properly understands the relationship between history and theology and does not confuse the two.Patterson develops s theology that might properly be called a "Jesus Theology" and it is here that his contribution to the discussions of and about Jesus makes it a most distinctive contribution.
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The Meaning of Prayer

The Meaning of Prayer

This lovely little book features daily devotional readings focused on understanding prayer, reflecting upon: The Naturalness of Prayer Prayer and the Goodness of God Hindrances and Difficulties Unanswered Prayer Prayer as Dominant Desire ...

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605200668

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Harry Emerson Fosdick was one of the most popular liberal preachers of the early twentieth century, and his The Meaning of Prayer is considered by many one of the finest studies of the meditative communion with God. This lovely little book features daily devotional readings focused on understanding prayer, reflecting upon: The Naturalness of Prayer Prayer and the Goodness of God Hindrances and Difficulties Unanswered Prayer Prayer as Dominant Desire Unselfishness in Prayer and other issues arising from conversing with the divine. This warm, friendly guidebook to a profoundly personal act remains an important exploration of one of the world's dominant faiths... just as it was when it was first published in 1915. American theologian HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK (1878-1969) was born in New York, educated at Colgate and Columbia Universities, and served as professor of practical theology at Union Theological Seminary from 1915 to 1946. Among his many works are A Guide to Understanding the Bible (1938) and A Book of Public Prayers (1960).
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