Maria secondo le Scritture: Figlia di Sion e Madre del by Alberto Valentini

By Alberto Valentini

I brani in cui los angeles Sacra Scrittura parla esplicitamente della madre di Gesù non sono particolarmente numerosi. Tuttavia non si può fare a meno di notare che si tratta di testi 'strategici' e di eccezionale densità, collocati nei punti di svolta della storia della salvezza.

Indagando los angeles formazione degli scritti neotestamentari si constata inoltre che, parallelamente all'esplicitazione cristologica e trinitaria della fede cristiana, le comunità primitive sperimentano una presa di coscienza progressiva circa los angeles figura della madre di Gesù. story processo culmina, pur nella rarità e concisione dei testi, nell'opera giovannea.

Ma c'è di più: «Se l. a. Vergine - oltre che character singola - è immagine del credente e della stessa Chiesa, los angeles riflessione su di lei non deve limitarsi ai brani mariologici espliciti e diretti, ma va estesa - ovviamente senza violenza ai testi - alle pericopi riguardanti l. a. vita nuova in Cristo, il discepolato e l'identità stessa della Chiesa 'sposa senza macchia e senza ruga' del Signore».

La figura di Maria viene quindi a essere intimamente legata alla storia della salvezza, nonché a svolgere una funzione esemplare in rapporto all'esistenza cristiana. Su questa linea si muovono le riflessioni dell'autore.

Il quantity è corredato di una lettera-presentazione del card. Carlo Maria Martini.

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Called from the Jews and from the Gentiles: Pauline by Pablo T. Gadenz

By Pablo T. Gadenz

What does the word 'people of God' suggest for Paul? what's the functionality of the 'remnant', either with recognize to Gentile-Christians and to Israel as an entire? what's the dating among Gentile-Christians and the 'hardened' a part of Israel? How is Paul's figuring out of the way forward for Israel formed through the scriptural desire for Israel's recovery? Pablo Gadenz seeks to respond to ecclesiological questions corresponding to those as he conscientiously examines Paul's argument in Romans Sep 11. utilizing rhetorical research and paying shut recognition to the scriptural historical past of Paul's suggestion, he investigates the community of relationships among Israel and the countries, either inner and exterior to the church.

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Matthean Sets of Parables (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen by Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi

By Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi

Matthean Parables have frequently been learn in the course of the lens in their Synoptic parallels, which has, for example, resulted in the declare that Matthew doesn't have a parable conception of its personal. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi deals a cautious and particular research of the 3 parabolic compositions within the Gospel of Matthew. He provides a brand new method of Matthew's parables and demands a examining of the gospel that frees it from the 'dependency' of its resources. via meticulous learn the writer indicates the interconnectedness of Matthew's parable compositions via their universal theology and context. He bargains a few interesting facts of the way convinced theological options of the Gospel encouraged the composition of Matthean units of parables and the way, for example, those theological recommendations clarify the the most important switch the writer made to Mk 4:8 or the recognized textual challenge of the myth of 2 Sons. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi demonstrates how Matthew's parable compositions were built as a story and rhetorical piece to answer one very important query of the gospel, specifically who accepts or rejects the Gospel's protagonist and what are the ramifications of that.

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Myths of Exile: History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible by Anne Katrine Gudme,Ingrid Hjelm

By Anne Katrine Gudme,Ingrid Hjelm

The Babylonian exile in 587-539 BCE is often awarded because the major explanatory issue for the spiritual and literary advancements present in the Hebrew Bible. The sheer variety of either ‘historical’ and narrative exiles confirms that the subject matter of exile is of serious significance within the Hebrew Bible. even though, one doesn't do justice to the subject through limiting it to the exile in Babylon after 587 BCE. in recent times, it has develop into transparent that there are a number of discrepancies among biblical and extra-biblical resources on invasion and deportation in Palestine within the 1st millennium BCE. Such discrepancy confirms that the topic of exile within the Hebrew Bible shouldn't be seen as an echo of a unmarried aggravating historic occasion, yet really as a literary motif that's time and again transformed by means of biblical authors.

Myths of Exile demanding situations the conventional figuring out of 'the Exile' as a monolithic old fact and as an alternative presents a severe and comparative evaluation of motifs of estrangement and belonging within the Hebrew Bible and comparable literature. utilizing chosen texts as case experiences, this publication demonstrates how stories of exile and go back may be defined as a typical formative narrative within the literature of the traditional close to East, a story that has been interpreted and utilized in a number of methods counting on the wishes and cultural contexts of the studying group. Myths of Exile is a severe examine which types the root for a clean figuring out of those exile myths as identity-building literary phenomena.

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Paul in Acts and Paul in His Letters (Wissenschaftliche by Daniel Marguerat

By Daniel Marguerat

The reception of Paul within the first century is a hugely debated factor. during this choice of essays, Daniel Marguerat defends the location of a threefold reception of Paul in parallel methods: documentary (the canon of Pauline writings), biographical (the e-book of Acts and the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles ) and doctoral (Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Letters). Marguerat advocates that the price of the phenomena of reception be preferred, particularly the determine of Paul in Acts. it may now not systematically be in comparison to the apostle's writings, even supposing this picture evolves from a Lukan reinterpretation. It truly offers us a side of Paul which forges the history of the epistolary literature, particularly referring to his rapport with Judaism. The essays during this booklet situation the literary and theological building of the narrative of Acts, concentrating on the determine of Paul: his rapport with the Torah, the Socratic version, the Lukan personality development, the resurrection as a crucial subject matter in Acts, the importance of food. In his research, Marguerat combines narratology and ancient feedback. he's hugely aware of how Christology emerges as narrative Christology. many of the essays deal with classical or much less classical topics of Pauline theology: Paul the mystic, the justification via religion, imitating Paul as mom and dad of the neighborhood, and the affair of the woman's veil in Corinth. about the statute of the Torah, Marguerat debates with the 'New standpoint on Paul'. He additionally sheds a clean gentle on much less identified elements of the apostle: his mystic measurement and the emotional effect in his correspondence to the Thessalonians.

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The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

By Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

This two-part quantity encompasses a complete number of unique stories by means of famous students concentrating on the Bible’s wide-ranging reception in global cinema. it's prepared into sections reading the wealthy cinematic afterlives of chosen characters from the Hebrew Bible and New testomony; contemplating problems with biblical reception throughout a wide range of movie genres, starting from noir to anime; that includes administrators, from Lee Chang-dong to the Coen brothers, whose physique of labor finds an everlasting fascination with biblical texts and motifs; and supplying topical essays on cinema’s therapy of chosen biblical issues (e.g., lament, apocalyptic), specific interpretive lenses (e.g., feminist interpretation, queer theory), and home windows into biblical reception in quite a few global cinemas (e.g., Indian, Israeli, and 3rd Cinema). This instruction manual is meant for students of the Bible, faith, and movie in addition to for a much broader normal viewers.

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Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis: Political Exegesis by Bruce Worthington

By Bruce Worthington

We reside in an age within which monetary, ecological, and political crises will not be the exception, however the rule. The chilly conflict polarities that formed an prior “political exegesis” were changed; Bruce Worthington argues that more and more, main issue is the engine of an international “turbo-capitalism.” during this quantity, edited by way of Worthington, biblical students and activists describe and exemplify the form of a biblical interpretation that takes modern main issue heavily as its most crucial context. Succinct establishing essays summarize the salient features of our serious scenario, particularly on the subject of the dominance of capitalism and its pervasive values; in later elements, contributions tackle subject matters of financial, political, and environmental drawback in discussion with texts from the 1st and moment Testaments. during the quantity, the authors are cautious to explain the root for making interpretive analogies throughout ancient, cultural, and socioeconomic distances among the realm of the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony, and our personal. Richard A. Horsley writes a postscript pointing to subsequent steps in political interpretation.

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Paul's Large Letters: Paul's Autographic Subscription in the by Steve Reece

By Steve Reece

on the finish of numerous of his letters the apostle Paul claims to be penning a precis and farewell greeting in his personal hand: 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Philemon, cf. Colossians, 2 Thessalonians. Paul's claims elevate a few fascinating questions about his letter-writing practices. Did he write any entire letters himself, or did he regularly dictate to a scribe? How a lot did his scribes give a contribution to the composition of his letters? Did Paul take some time to proofread and proper what he had dictated? What used to be the aim of Paul's autographic subscriptions? What used to be Paul's objective in calling recognition to their autographic nature? Why did Paul write in huge letters within the subscription of his letter to the Galatians? Why did he name consciousness to this peculiarity of his handwriting?

A sturdy resource of solutions to those questions are available one of the fundamental records that experience survived from round the time of Paul, a number of that have been found over the last centuries and actually stay stumbled on to at the present time. From round the time of Paul there are extant a number of dozen letters from the caves and refuges within the wasteland of jap Judaea (in Hebrew, Aramaic, Nabataean, Greek, and Latin), a number of hundred from the is still of a Roman army camp in Vindolanda in northern England (in Latin), and a number of other thousand from the sands of center and top Egypt (in Greek, Latin, and Egyptian Demotic). Reece has tested most of these files, a lot of them unpublished and barely learn, with certain recognition to their handwriting types, for you to shed a few mild on those technical features of Paul's letter-writing conventions.

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Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains (Gender, Theology by Lisa Isherwood

By Lisa Isherwood

Patriarchs, Prophets and different Villains takes as a kick off point the hermeneutics of suspicion. The publication illustrates the best way texts and interpretations were manipulated for the aim of strength and keep an eye on. via careful-counter readings it demanding situations the ways that the feminine divine has been driven again by way of relentless male interpretation and misrepresentation. The essays diversity throughout liberation theology and queer concept to sexual hospitality and the 'Song of Songs' as a problem to hetero-patriarchy. The e-book offers an available source for any pupil attracted to the ways that slim readings of Scripture can develop into an influence base for hierarchies of exclusion.

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