In this highly interdisciplinary work, linguist Anna Wierzbicka casts new light on the words of Jesus by taking her well-known semantic theory of "universal human concepts"- concepts which are intuitively understandable and self-explanatory across languages-and bringing it to bear on Jesus' parables and the Sermon on the Mount. Her approach results in strikingly novel interpretations of the Gospels. Written in dialogue with other biblical commentators, What Did Jesus Mean? is both scholarly rigorous yet accessible.
Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts
Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pink preached in may places in the world before he retired to a remote part of Scotland, where he issued a monthly magazine, and taught some 100 men by mail. Some who have been stung by the astute observations in this book have told others not to buy it because it is too controversial. And some even try to pin the charge of legalism on it. This is false, and since when is 'controversial' a reason not to buy a helpful commentary? This reviewer cannot see all that Pink sees in these verses. But that is not to say that what he sees is not there. He is a very able expositor, one who breaks new ground, yet adheres to the age-proven theology. There are things in this book which are in no other, so it is important to anyone's understanding of the Sermon on the Mount. Both the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer come from The Sermon on the Mount, one of the very best expositions of that part of the Scriptures. Originally all these come from Pink's expositions in his magazine, Studies in the Scriptures. Do not expect to read the usual comments on these passages of Scripture. Pink was an original thinker, and he called no man master, but sought his views of the Scriptures directly from his Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, through prayer, and through comparing Scripture with Scripture until he gained understanding. The result is some controversial statements here and there. In his discussion of the Beatitudes, the reader will find short but keen observations, a setting of things right. Each Beatitude is considered briefly, yet fully. Quotations from Andrew Fuller and John Brown of Edinburgh are very helpful also. It is one of Pink's strongest points, that he knew when and how to quote from other great writers. His Hebrews is a great compendium of all the excellent thoughts on that book of the Bible through the ages. In the Lord's Prayer, Pink argues for the continued use of this form of prayer. And no one can say that Pink was in any sense a ritualist. His quotations from Manton, Gill, Perkins, etc. very much enhance the value of this book. The thoughts are pure and holy, the very kind of reading that will lift ones spirit, and lead to a closer walk with Jesus.
Author: Arthur Waddington Pink
Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,
What do you long for? Where is your home? As a hiker, naturalist and lover of nature, David blazes a trail for those trying to find their way home. Hope: the Lamp of the Body is a Christian apologetic written for men of our culturally unravelling times. He makes a strong case that the power of the creative mind takes us places (deeper into oneself or further into Christ) whether we know it or not. For those lost deep in the woods, he provides practical techniques for the wandering soul while always pointing the way out. David enjoys living in Port Angeles, Washington with his wife and family.
The Lamp of the Body
Author: David D. Zelenka
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Eduard Schweizer
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Author: Arthur W. Pink
Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,
The present work is the cornerstone of our Jey Yabsey Sungbum Collection, a subset of our Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series. Comprised of the collected works of Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa (1357–1419) and His Spiritual Sons, Gyaltsap Darma Rinchen (1364–1432) and Khedrup Gelek Pelsang (1385–1438), this Collection is a voluminous set of independent Tibetan treatises and supercommentaries, all based on the thousands of works contained in the Kangyur and Tengyur Collections. The Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages (Rim lnga rab tu gsal ba’i sgron me) is Tsong Khapa’s most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Esoteric Community (Guhyasamāja), the Tantra he considered fundamental for the practice of the “Father Tantra” class of Unexcelled Yoga Tantras. It draws heavily on Nāgārjuna’s Five Stages (Pañcakrama) and Āryadeva’s Lamp that Integrates the Practices (Caryāmelāpakapradīpa), as well as a vast range of perfection stage works included in the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur collections. It is an important work for both scholars and practitioners. The annotated translation is supplemented with extensive glossaries and other support materials. A companion volume of the critically edited Tibetan text, annotated with the found quotes from Tengyur and Kangyur texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit where available.
Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras, The Glorious Esoteric Community
Author: Tsong Khapa
Publisher: American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)
This inexpensive New Testament Bible is great for outreach and evangelism, featuring text from the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation, the New International Version. It also includes specially written articles that give an overview of fourteen key tenets of the Christian faith, including: • Why Read the Bible? • Who Is God? • Why Does Sin Separate Us from God? • Who Is Jesus Christ? • Who Is the Holy Spirit? • How Can I Turn My Life Around? • Why Go to Church? • What Is God’s Plan for Me? • How Can I Use My Gifts? • What Is Prayer? • What Is Faith? • Are We Going to be Judged? • What Is God’s Plan for Salvation? • How Can I Share My Faith with Others?
Knowing Jesus and Living the Christian Faith
Author: Charles John VAUGHAN (Dean of Llandaff.)
One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic text on ethics, humanism, and civic duty. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.” The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Why have small churches remained small? And why has this mandate in Mark 16: 15 not impacted the thousands of small, denominational churches across the country? When you consider the plan of salvation, how can a church not grow? Because of the positive growth in many nondenominational churches, some church leaders falsely assume they can have the same results by abandoning their denominational heritage. However, most people are attracted to a particular church because they feel welcomed by the people in that church, and because of that church's unique ministry in their community. While it may be helpful to de-emphasize the denominational connection, it is a mistake to abandon it. As you read "The Little Brown Church in the Vale," you will be challenged to take a fresh look at the direction your ministry and your church is taking.
Author: Bob G. Shupe
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
This updated reference edition of the HCSB is optimized for easy reading on digital devices. It includes more than 35,000 links to textual notes, alternate readings, explanatory notes, cross references, and Old Testament citations in the New Testament. The table of contents is organized by headings within each chapter and the corresponding verse numbers, and the ebook file has been specifically formatted to be fast and easy to use. The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you'll find God's personal name (Yahweh), the use of "Messiah" in the New Testament, and the use of "slave" in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you'll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like "behold" and "shall" are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place. The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.
Author: Holman Bible Publishers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Jesus Revealed Throughout the Bible Understand Jesus in a whole new way as you spend 52 weeks studying different aspects of his presence and activity throughout the Bible. As you study, you'll grow in your own walk with the living Savior, shaping your own character more into his likeness. Through 52 studies that lead you to all parts of the Bible, you'll come to discover the Jesus you never knew appearing in all parts of the Bible—present at creation, coming to earth to sacrifice himself for our sin, and living and working powerfully today in the lives of his followers. The Encounter Bible Series introduces you to the three-in-one God as each volume dives deeply into a study of each person of the Trinity: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. As you read these devotional study notes alongside the text of the NIV Bible, you’ll begin to gain a fuller understanding of the God of the Bible. Features: • Full text of the NIV • 52 weeks of devotional readings about Jesus, including discussion questions and options for deeper study • Topical index
Jesus Revealed Throughout the Bible
Historical, Critical, Geographical, and Etymological ... : with an Ample Chronological Table of the History of the Bible, Jewish Calendar, Tables of the Hebrew Coins, Weights and Measures ... : Revised, Corrected, and Augmented, with an Entirely New Set of Plates
Author: Augustin Calmet
Pioneer in Global Diplomacy 1842-1882
Author: James C. Cooley (Jr.)
Category: Political Science
The Lust of Seeing, which is the first book in English on Hernandez, is the product of four years of research and writing. Extended work in archival sources during a 1991 Fulbright residency in Montevideo, Uruguay, were complemented by constant, careful reading of Hernandez's fictions and by research in a vast interdisciplinary body of secondary literature. Works of theory, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology reinforce Frank Graziano's perceptive reading of Hernandez. His methodologically innovative exploration of themes such as narcissism, the mirror, projection, the double, ritualized sexuality, fragmentation, erotic and aggressive uses of the eye, Pygmalion poetics, and the maternal body situates Hernandez's fictions in the broad cultural context that affords them their most resonant meaning. The Lust of Seeing is the most comprehensive work on Hernandez to date, elucidating aspects of Hernandez's life and writing that have remained untreated or undertreated by previous criticism. The book's theoretical and comparative discussions also make The Lust of Seeing relevant reading well beyond Hernandez studies, particularly for readers interested in psychoanalysis, myth and ritual, fantastic literature, women's studies, film studies, and textual theory.
Themes of the Gaze and Sexual Rituals in the Fiction of Felisberto Hernández
Author: Frank Graziano
Publisher: Bucknell University Press