Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2009-08-20
Total Pages : 355 Pages
ISBN : 0830875859


Jesus Of Arabia

Jesus Of Arabia

In Jesus of Arabia, the Reverend Canon Andrew Thompson introduces an unfamiliar Jesus—Jesus in the context of his home in the Middle East. Whether readers believe Jesus to be a prophet or the messiah, Thompson enhances our understanding of his work and character by looking at his social context as a man and Middle Easterner. Jesus’s teachings take on new meaning as Thompson explores themes including family in Arabia, gender roles in the region, food culture, and more. Jesus of Arabia looks at the bridges between Islam and Christianity through the figure of Jesus and how the two communities may reflect each other despite their differences. Thompson draws on his experience as a priest in the Anglican Church and his many years living in the Middle East to analyze the often conflicting roles and loyalties concerning family, culture, and God. A timely and incisive work, Jesus of Arabia invites us to consider contemporary views of the Middle East and how a figure like Jesus might be received today.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Andrew Thompson
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-01-26
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781538109458


Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

2012 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Paul was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, steeped in the learning of his people. But he was also a Roman citizen who widely traveled the Mediterranean basin, and was very knowledgeable of the dominant Greek and Roman culture of his day. These two mighty rivers of influence converge in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. With razor-sharp attention to the text, Kenneth Bailey examines the cultural milieu and rhetorical strategies that shaped this pivotal epistle. He discovers the deep layers of the Hebraic prophetic tradition informing Paul's writing, linking the Apostle with the great prophets of the Old Testament. Throughout, Bailey employs his expert knowledge of Near Eastern and Mediterranean culture to deliver to readers a new understanding of Paul and his world. Familiar passages take on a new hue as they are stripped of standard Western interpretations and rendered back into their ancient setting.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : IVP Academic
Release : 2011-09-19
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 0830839348


Poet Peasant And Through Peasant Eyes

Poet Peasant And Through Peasant Eyes

Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1983-05-09
Total Pages : 447 Pages
ISBN : 0802819478


Finding The Lost

Finding The Lost

Explores the four parables in Luke 15. Shows how the cultural background of Arabic and Muslim theology affects the interpretation of these parables.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher :
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021995449


Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Paul was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, steeped in the learning of his people. But he was also a Roman citizen who widely traveled the Mediterranean basin, and was very knowledgeable of the dominant Greek and Roman culture of his day. These two mighty rivers of influence converge in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. With razor-sharp attention to the text, Kenneth Bailey examines the cultural milieu and rhetorical strategies that shaped this pivotal epistle. He discovers the deep layers of the Hebraic prophetic tradition informing Paul's writing, linking the Apostle with the great prophets of the Old Testament. Throughout, Bailey employs his expert knowledge of Near Eastern and Mediterranean culture to deliver to readers a new understanding of Paul and his world. Familiar passages take on a new hue as they are stripped of standard Western interpretations and rendered back into their ancient setting.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2011-10-12
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9780830869329


The Cross And The Prodigal

The Cross And The Prodigal

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2010-08-20
Total Pages : 151 Pages
ISBN : 9780830868070


Seeing Jesus From The East

Seeing Jesus From The East

Encounter Jesus Like Never Before through Eastern Eyes Throughout these pages, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray invite readers to rediscover the cultural insights we often miss when we ignore the Eastern context of the Bible. They offer a refreshing picture of Jesus, one that appeals to Eastern readers and can penetrate the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Westerners. In Seeing Jesus from the East, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray show us why a broader view of Jesus is needed - one that recognizes the uniquely Eastern ways of thinking and communicating found in the pages of the Bible. Zacharias and Murray capture a revitalized gospel message, presenting it through this Eastern lens and revealing its power afresh to Western hearts and minds. Incorporating story, vivid imagery, and the concepts of honor and shame, sacrifice, and rewards, Seeing Jesus from the East calls believers and skeptics, both Eastern and Western, to a fresh encounter with the living and boundless Jesus.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Ravi Zacharias
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2020-04-28
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780310531296


Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes

According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jackson W.
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2019-06-11
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780830873616


Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

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Genre : Religion
Author : E. Randolph Richards
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2012-07-31
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0830863478