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Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond

Essays in Honor of R. Alan Culpepper

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Edited by Mikeal C. Parsons, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon and Paul N. Anderson

Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond is an edited volume structured around essays that focus on one of the four canonical Gospels (and Acts) and/or theoretical issues involved in literary readings of New Testament narrative. The volume is intended to honor the legacy of R. Alan Culpepper, Emeritus Professor and Former Dean at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. The title of the volume (which alludes to the title of Culpepper’s ground-breaking monograph, Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel) and the breadth of the essays are apt reflections of his research interests over his academic career of over forty years. The twenty-five contributors are internationally recognized experts in New Testament studies; thus, the essays represent a snapshot of current research.
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Jesu Weg – Unser Weg

Kommentierte Neuausgabe der „kleinen mystagogischen Christologie“

Josef Wohlmuth

Edited by Erwin Dirscherl, René Dausner and Florian Bruckmann

Ein christologischer Entwurf aus dem Dialog zwischen Dogmatik und Liturgie sowie zwischen Judentum und Christentum.
Christologie begründet die Rede von Jesus als dem Christus, d. h. dem Messias Gottes. Sie vertritt also einen theologischen Wahrheitsanspruch. Wird die Christologie jedoch nur von der Wahrheitsfrage bestimmt, kann sie leicht den lebendigen Zugang des Glaubens zur geheimnisvollen und unvergleichlichen Individualität Jesu verstellen. Dieser Gefahr begegnet der Autor durch eine mystagogische Christologie. Sie ist orientiert an den Hochfesten der erneuerten Römischen Liturgie. Der Autor führt zur Mystik dieses Festkreises hin und erschließt die Gestalt Jesu Christi in ihrer Heilsbedeutsamkeit.
25 Jahre nach dem Ersterscheinen wird dieser christologische Entwurf in erweiterter Form präsentiert.
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Atlas of Southeast Europe

Geopolitics and History. Volume Three: 1815-1926

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Hans H.A. Hötte

Edited by Gábor Demeter and Dávid Turbucs

This atlas offers a survey of the history of Southeast Europe from 1815-1926, from the eve of the Second Serbian Uprising until the conclusion of the First World War for the Ottoman Empire. It covers modern-day Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania (Wallachia and Transylvania), Dalmatia, Greece and Cyprus.
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Sea Peoples of Northern Levant

Aegean Style Ceramic Evidence for the Sea Peoples from Tell Tayinat

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Brian Janeway

Did an invasion of the Sea Peoples cause the collapse of the Late Bronze Age palace-based economies of the Levant, as well as of the Hittite Empire? Renewed excavations at Tell Tayinat in southeast Turkey are shedding new light on the critical transitional phase of the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age (ca. 1200–1000 B.C.), a period that in the Northern Levant has until recently been considered a “Dark Age,” due in large part to the few extant textual sources relating to its history. However, recently discovered epigraphic data from both the site and the surrounding region suggest the formation of an Early Iron Age kingdom that fused Hieroglyphic Luwian monumental script with a strong component of Aegeanizing cultural elements. The capital of this putative/erstwhile kingdom appears to have been located at Tell Tayinat in the Amuq Valley.
More specifically, this formal stylistic analysis examines a distinctive painted pottery known as Late Helladic IIIC found at the site of Tayinat during several seasons of excavation. The assemblage includes examples of Aegean-style bowls, kraters, and amphorae bearing an array of distinctive decorative features. A key objective of the study distinguishes Aegean stylistic characteristics both in form and in painted motifs from those inspired by the indigenous culture.
Drawing on a wide range of parallels from Philistia through the Levant, Anatolia, the Aegean Sea, the Greek Mainland, and Cyprus, this research begins to fill a longstanding lacuna in the Amuq Valley and attempts to correlate with major historical and cultural trends in the Northern Levant and beyond.
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1 John, 2 John, 3 John

A Pentecostal Commentary

John Christopher Thomas

This commentary, written from a distinctively Pentecostal perspective is primarily for pastors, lay persons and Bible students. It is based upon the best scholarship, written in popular language, and communicates the meaning of the text with minimal technical distractions. The author offers a running exposition on the text and extended comments on matters of special significance for Pentecostals. He acknowledges and interacts with alternative interpretations of individual passages, and his commentary also provides periodic opportunities for reflection upon and personal response to the biblical text.
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Joshua S. Mostow and Asato Ikeda

Gender relations were complex in Edo-period Japan (1603–1868). Wakashu, male youths, were desired by men and women, constituting a “third gender” with their androgynous appearance and variable sexuality. For the first time outside Japan, A Third Gender examines the fascination with wakashu in Edo-period culture and their visual representation in art, demonstrating how they destabilize the conventionally held model of gender binarism.

The volume will reproduce, in colour, over a hundred works, mostly woodblock prints and illustrated books from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries produced by a number of designers ranging from such well-known artists as Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu, Kitagawa Utamaro and Utagawa Kunisada, to lesser known artists such as Shigemasa, Eishi and Eiri. A Third Gender is based on the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, which houses the largest collection of Japanese art in Canada, including more than 2,500 woodblock prints.
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Anne S. Troelstra

Anne Troelstra’s fine bibliography is an outstanding and ground-breaking work. He has provided the academic world with a long-needed bibliographical record of human endeavour in the field of the natural sciences.

The travel narratives listed here encompass all aspects of the natural world in every part of the globe, but are especially concerned with its fauna, flora and fossil remains. Such eyewitness accounts have always fascinated their readers, but they were never written solely for entertainment: fragmentary though they often are, these narratives of travel and exploration are of immense importance for our scientific understanding of life on earth, providing us with a window on an ever changing, and often vanishing, natural world. Without such records of the past we could not track, document or understand the significance of changes that are so important for the study of zoogeography.

With this book Troelstra gives us a superb overview of natural history travel narratives. The well over four thousand detailed entries, ranging over four centuries and all major western European languages, are drawn from a wide range of sources and include both printed books and periodical contributions. While no subject bibliography by a single author can attain absolute completeness, Troelstra’s work is comprehensive to a truly remarkable degree.

The entries are arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically, by the year of first publication, under the author’s name. A brief biography, with the scope and range of their work, is given for each author; every title is set in context, the contents – including illustrations – are described and all known editions and translations are cited. In addition, there is a geographical index that cross refers between authors and the regions visited, and a full list of the bibliographical and biographical sources used in compiling the bibliography.
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Minimalistische Poetik

Zur Ausdifferenzierung des Aufbausystemenin der Romanliteratur der frühen DDR

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Matthias Aumüller

Das Hauptziel der Studie besteht in der literaturwissenschaftlichen Aufarbeitung eines für die DDR-Literatur grundlegenden Korpus: der Aufbauromane. In Auseinandersetzung mit sowjetischen Vorläufern werden die für das Korpus spezifischen Eigenschaften herausgearbeitet. Textbezogene Einzeluntersuchungen und Werkanalysen machen deutlich, dass das auf den ersten Blick homogen wirkende Korpus in seinen einzelnen Ausprägungen vielfältige Unterschiede aufweist. Ein gestuftes Modell der Variation des Aufbausystems ermöglicht die systematische Beschreibung der Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Mitglieder des Korpus sowie die Abgrenzung von anderen Korpora. Auf diese Weise können die Aufbauromane mit literaturgeschichtlichen älteren und jüngeren Werkgruppen verglichen und Kontinuitäten und Diskontinuitäten der literaturgeschichtlichen Entwicklung von der frühen Sowjetunion und Weimarer Republik bis zur DDR-Literatur der 60er Jahre erfasst werden. Im Ergebnis zeigt sich, dass die Aufbauromane einer Poetik gehorchen, die insofern minimalistisch ist, als sie ihre literarische Bedeutung ausschließlich auf der Basis des Systems beziehen, zu dem sie qua Aufbauhandlung gehören.
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The Fiery Holy Spirit

The Spirit's Relationship with Judgment in Luke - Acts

Jonathan Kienzler

The baptism with the Spirit and fire has been a major area of study by theologians and has been pursued by the historical church seeking God’s holiness and power; yet its relationship to judgment has often been ignored. This book explores the Holy Spirit’s relationship with judgment in Luke-Acts through seven texts: Luke 3:16–17; 12:8–10; Acts 5:1–11; 7:51; 8:18–23; 13:9–11; 28:25–28. In these texts, the Holy Spirit is connected with fire, unforgiveness, deception, resistance, greed, blindness, or condemnation. In each instance, Luke’s presentation is examined to determine the Spirit’s role in the process of judgment. Through the Spirit, Jesus judges, cleanses, purges, and divides his people from the world. Luke portrays the Spirit as the executive power of Jesus’ reign as judge, exposing, opposing, and condemning those who reject the gospel.
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Being a Teacher | Researcher

A Primer on Doing Authentic Inquiry Research on Teaching and Learning

Konstantinos Alexakos

Using a sociocultural approach to critical action research, this book is a primer in doing reflexive, authentic inquiry research in teaching and learning for educators as teacher | researchers. Rather than the artificial dichotomy between theory and practice, the roles of teacher and researcher are instead seen in a dialectic relationship (indicated by the symbol “|” in teacher | researcher) in which each informs and mediates the other in the process of revising and generating new knowledge that is of benefit to those being researched.
In addition to providing a theoretical foundation for authentic inquiry, Being a Teacher | Researcher provides a detailed framework with ideas and strategies that interested educators can apply in exploring teaching and learning in both formal and informal settings. It provides concrete examples of how to use authentic inquiry as a basis for collaborating with others to improve the quality of teaching and learning while cogenerating new theory and associated practices that bridge what has been described as a theory-practice divide. Included in this book are how to plan and carry out authentic inquiry studies, choosing appropriate methodologies, methods of data collection and analysis, negotiating research with human participants, using authenticity criteria and characteristics, and addressing challenges and conflicts for teacher | researchers.