Scripture Discernment

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Editor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426724349
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Luke Timothy Johnson begins his study of the practical issue of how decisions are made in the church by admitting to a bias: that there ought to be a connection between what the church claims to be, and how it does things. Because the church claims to be a community of faith, it does not reach decisions simply on the basis of good management policy, or the analysis of market trends, or efficiency, or even ideological consistency, but in response to God's activity in the world that presses upon us and urges us to decision. Faced with how to respond to God's leading, the church decides what to do on the basis of two realities: Scripture and discernment. Because it calls the church into being Scripture is the fundamental authority in the church's life. Yet it is not enough for a congregation simply to turn to the Bible when a decision must be reached, for Scripture does not directly address all issues which face the church today, and those it does often reflect greatly differing historical and social contexts than our own. Thus, added to the authority of Scripture in the church's decision making is a process of discernment, in which the members of the community--under the guidance of the Holy Spirit--recall how God has worked in their lives as individuals and as a community and discern together God's direction for the future. Johnson argues that this very pattern of decision making can be found in Scripture itself, notably in one of the central events of the book of Acts. Beginning with the conversion of Cornelius and culminating in the Apostolic Council of Acts 15, we see how a string of smaller narratives combine to tell the story of God's movement within their midst, and how this narrative became the basis for the reinterpretation of Scripture and the inclusion of Gentiles into the fellowship of the church. Looking at a number of thorny issues facing the contemporary church, Johnson demonstrates how the interaction of Scripture and discernment can and must become the basis for how we respond to the decisions with which the church wrestles today.

Misread Passages Of Scripture Sermons

Author: James Baldwin Brown
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A Commentary On The Revelation Of Jesus Christ By J H

Author: John HOSKYNS (M.D.)
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The Fulfilling Of The Scripture Or An Essay Shewing The Exact Accomplishment Of The Word Of God Containing Some Rare Histories Of The Works And The Servants Of God In The Church Of Scotland By The Reverend Mr Robert Fleming With A Preface By Mr Foxcroft

Author: Robert Fleming (the Elder.)
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The Flower Ornament Scripture

Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Editor: Shambhala Publications
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Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions. Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, along with an introduction, a glossary, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century guide to the final book, the Gandavyuha, "Entry into the Realm of Reality."

Discernment Of Revelation In The Gospel Of Matthew

Author: Frances Shaw
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039105649
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This is explored by examining the background in the old Testament and early Jewish literature, model discernment (Jesus), fragile discernment (Peter) and failed discernment (Opponents).

Fragments Of Truth Expositions Of Passages Of Scripture

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Fragments Of Truth Being The Exposition Of Several Passages Of Scripture

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The Fulfilling Of The Scripture Or An Essay Shewing The Exact Accomplishment Of The Word Of God In His Works Of Providence Performed To Be Performed Second Edition Etc By Robert Fleming

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The Oxford Handbook Of Wisdom And The Bible

Author: Will Kynes
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190661267
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This collection of leading scholars presents reflections on both wisdom as a general concept throughout history and cultures, as well as the contested nature of the category of Wisdom Literature. The first half of the collection explores wisdom more generally with essays on its relationship to skill, epistemology, virtue, theology, and order. Wisdom is examined in a number of different contexts, such as historically in the Hebrew Bible and its related cultures, in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as in Patristic and Rabbinic interpretation. Additionally, wisdom is examined in its continuing relevance in Islamic, Jewish, and Christian thought, as well as from feminist, environmental, and other contextual perspectives. The second half of the volume considers "Wisdom Literature" as a category. Scholars address its relation to the Solomonic Collection, its social setting, literary genres, chronological development, and theology. Wisdom Literature's relation to other biblical literature (law, history, prophecy, apocalyptic, and the broad question of "Wisdom influence") is then discussed before separate chapters on the texts commonly associated with the category. Contributors take a variety of approaches to the current debates surrounding the viability and value of Wisdom Literature as a category and its proper relationship to the concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Though the organization of the volume highlights the independence of wisdom as concept from "Wisdom Literature" as a category, seeking to counter the lack of attention given to this question in the traditional approach, the inclusion of both topics together in the same volume reflects their continued interconnection. As such, this handbook both represents the current state of Wisdom scholarship and sets the stage for future developments.

The True Doctrine Of The Holy Eucharist As Instituted In Scripture And Received By The Catholic Church In All Ages In Refutation Of Archdeacon Wilberforce S Book The Doctrine Of The Holy Eucharist And The Popish Views Of That Sacrament In General

Author: James TAYLOR (Head Master of the Free Grammar School, Wakefield.)
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Discourses On The Divine Authority Credibility And Inspiration Of The Scripture Etc

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Secular Annotations On Scripture Texts

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Things New And Old Gleaned From The Greek Text Of Scripture And In An Argument From Scripture Only Put Forth As Introductory Notice Of A Course Of Sermons Doctrinal And Didactic

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The Catholic Doctrine Of Baptism Proved From Scripture And Tradition Etc

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The Doctrine Of The Holy Eucharist Drawn From Holy Scripture And The Records Of The Church A Letter To His Parishioners By The Rev T T Carter

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Parallel Study Bible Nlt

Author: Tyndale
Editor: Tyndale House Pub
ISBN: 1414359985
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Discovery and Application on the Same Page for the First Time! Now you don't have to choose between context and application. Expository study notes help you understand the Bible like a 1st-century believer. Number one-selling Life Application notes help you apply its truths in a 21st-century world. This Bible recognizes that Bible application is best done with a thorough knowledge of historical and literary context. The NLT Study Bible is excellent at establishing this base. The Life Application Study Bible content can then guide the reader in concrete steps toward application. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages. That's why we call it "The Truth Made Clear."

The Present State Of Christendom In Its Relation To The Second Coming Of The Lord

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What Are They Saying About Scripture And Ethics

Author: William C. Spohn
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809136090
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What are They Saying about Scripture and Ethics? traces the significant developments that have occurred in the turn to Scripture in Christian ethics among Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians. Building on the models presented in the first edition, William Spohn addresses new questions in hermeneutics, spirituality, feminist and Latin American liberation theologies, and character ethics.