Worship and the Risen Jesus in the Pauline Letters (Studies in Biblical Literature)

The very essence of the existential relationship between the human and the divine is communicated by the English word, worship. Although the word appears to carry a univocal meaning in English, no such word per se exists in the Greek New Testament. The English word at best explains but does not adequately and completely define the dynamics involved in the relationship between humanity and God.

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The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know

Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic ''best of times, worst of times'' moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a series of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cov

Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and Physical Differences

Mental and physical disability, ubiquitous in texts of the Hebrew Bible, receive their first thoroughgoing treatment in this monograph. Olyan seeks to reconstruct the Hebrew Bible's particular ideas of what is disabling and their potential social ramifications. Biblical representations of disability and biblical classification schemas - both explicit and implicit - are compared to those of

Geotechnische Nachweise und Bemessung nach EC 7 und DIN 1054: Grundlagen und Beispiele

Mit der bauaufsichtlichen Einfuhrung der europaischen Normung in Deutschland sind die Eurocodes in Deutschland verbindlich geworden, wobei in der Geotechnik der EC-7-1 (DIN EN 1997-1:2014-03) einschlie?lich nationalem Anhang sowie die erganzenden Regelungen der DIN 1054:2010 ma?gebend sind. Das Buch fuhrt den Leser anhand von Beispielen, versehen mit vielen Erlauterungen, durch die neuen Nachwe

Religion and Post-Conflict Statebuilding: Roman Catholic and Sunni Islamic Perspectives

Was religion a friend or foe in the post-conflict statebuilding endeavours of Iraq and Afghanistan? An under-explored area in academia and policy circles alike, religious institutions are important non-state actors that wield considerable influence and can draw upon extensive resources. In this book, Dragovic considers how the unique traits of religious institutions can make or break statebuild

Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction

For the last several decades, at the far fringes of American evangelical Christianity, has stood an intellectual movement known as Christian Reconstructionism. The movement was founded by theologian, philosopher, and historian Rousas John Rushdoony, whose near-2000-page tome The Institutes of Biblical Law (1973) provides its foundation. 

 Reconstructionists believe that the

Heaven and Humans Are One: The Witness of the Chinese Catholic Ministry in a Global Context

When religious and political leaders debate the question of establishing diplomatic relations between the Vatican and China, they frequently misunderstand that religious relation inevitably intertwines with politics. For instance, the Vatican has to terminate any diplomatic relation with Taiwan if reconciliation is to be considered between the Vatican and the Chinese Catholic Church (CCC). Reli