New Testament

A Girardian Reading of Violent Imagery in Revelation

René Girard's theories on the mimetic relationship between violence and religion and the genesis and maintenance of culture have had a profound impact on many disciplines. The Colloquium on

Holy Living in a Pagan Context: Studies in First and Second Peter

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
H. Ray Dunning



First Peter

Part One - Indicatives of Identity and Blessing
     Chapter 1 - Resident Aliens (1:1; 2:11)
     Chapter 2 - God's Chosen People (1:2)
     Chapter 3 - Salvation Benefits (1:3-5)
     Chapter 4 - The New Temple (2:4-8)
     Chapter 5 - The New Israel (2:9-10)

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! Interpreting Words and Images in Revelation.

The purpose of this essay is to suggest that Revelation could be interpreted as a series of images and sounds, rather than as a text, full of words. I have not done a full content analysis, but a quick review yields a number of clues to sensory images: “Revelation” itself is a visual term. The book itself was meant to be read aloud “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it.” Rev. 1:3. One problem with a purely linguistic interpretation is the details.


Discovering the Bible: Story and Faith of the Biblical Communities

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Alex Varughese

examines the Bible's amazing message and story of faith in a way that will captivate readers and impel them to learn more. Thorough, sound biblical scholarship combined with an eye-catching format and easy-to-understand writing style make this textbook a must-have for every Christian's library.

In Discovering the Bible, you'll find:

Discovering the New Testament: Community and Faith

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Jirair Tashjian
Alex Varughese
Roger Hahn
David Neale
Jeanne Serrao
Dan Spross

Discovering the New Testament combines all the elements you're looking for in a survey of the New Testament - thorough, sound biblical scholarship, combined with an eye-catching format and a writing style that's easy to understand.


  • Objectives defined for each lesson
  • Personal questions to help you relate the Bible to your life
  • Sidebars to explain theological points
  • Keywords identified and defined on each page

Book Review of King James Study Bible

A book review of the King James Study Bible.


What is the function of the lamb in Revelation 5?

The thesis of this study is that the function of the lamb metaphor in Revelation 5 serves to reveal the nature of God and the way God achieves victory over evil. Through John’s use of the lamb metaphor, the way of the Roman Empire is revealed as a false ideology, true victory is revealed, and the way of the lamb is made known to his followers. John wrote this document in a   particular time period and cultural context.


Hospitality Language in the Gospel of John and its Implications for Christian Community

This thesis explores the understanding and meaning of hospitality from a biblical perspective utilizing the hospitality language found in the Gospel of John. It is acknowledged that although the word hospitality is not present in the Gospel of John, the notion of hospitality is found throughout the Gospel. The idea that the Gospel of John demonstrates how the incarnate God came into the world as both guest (stranger) and welcoming host is also explored.


Newness of Life: A Study in the Thought of Paul

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Richard E. Howard

"In this scholarly but eminently practical study of Pauline theology, Professor Howard shows how this basic distinction between the indicative of grace and the imperative to holiness constitue the warp and woof of the Pauline gospel and ethic. Drawing upon his doctoral research at Harvard University, tested and refined by years in both the pulpit and the classroom, the author brings to us a wealth of exegetical insights from the Pauline Epistles.

Wynkoop Center Resource: Difficult Passages in the New Testament

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Sarah Derck
David Rainey
Joseph Coleson
Mark Hendrickson
Stefanie Hendrickson

This resource produced in behalf of the Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, explores the biblical foundations of women's ordination.


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