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Jennifer L. Koosed

Canada to avoid arrest but was later apprehended; in 2011 he was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on two felony sexual assault charges. During his trial, Warren Jeffs waived his right to have a lawyer and then later fired his entire defense team. He submitted only two items as evidence: the

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Steed Vernyl Davidson

. The Bible’s place within modern society derives in part from its ties to empire, even when its function as a sacred text serving confessional purposes is taken into account. Empire’s ability to mutate into different forms makes it as much an ongoing feature of modern life as it was in the ancient

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Ulrich Mauser

family united in one God. The conviction that the God 102 of Israel is also the real, albeit largely unknown, God of all human life is, of course, no novelty in Jewish thought. A broad wave of prophetic hope in the Old Testament is anticipating a future in which every nation on earth will eventually

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Hanneke van Loon

reached an old age (cf. 4:7 and 5:26). 34 By conceptualizing life as service, Job motivates why he does not strive for a long life and why he longs for the rest of death. As Eliphaz has confirmed in 4:6 that Job has been a loyal servant, the LIFE IS SERVICE metaphor challenges him to agree that Job

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Hanneke van Loon

not accuse God of unrighteousness: “The good we accept from God, but the evil we would not accept?” (Job 2:10, JPS ). Within the perspective of a nearby death, Job makes up the balance of his life and is at peace. But Job does not die. Job sits and waits, and his friends come to join him. No one

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Anthony Purvis

does not suggest biblical narratives are ready-made solutions to social discontent. And he offers no advice. Rather, he leaves his readers with an abiding sense that the Bible’s narratives continue to speak a language which is genuinely meaningful to contemporary civic and political life. His language

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Paul S. Minear

citizen, who has renounced his earlier religion with its God, its scripture, its distinctive language, way of life and community solidarity. In this novel Rushdie tells the story of Mahound (Muhammed) whom he calls "Prophet, Mes- senger, Businessman," with a satiric emphasis on the last. He describes "the

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Gerry Wheaton

others (10:44). 10 Within the Markan narrative, then, the metaphor of slavery forms the culmination in the instruction of Jesus concerning the essential shape of the life his followers are to lead in relation to others. Although a detailed examination of the metaphor of slavery in its contemporary

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Jimyung Kim

reason why Siduri advises Gilgamesh to enjoy his life is the same as that of the poet. Both deny the afterlife: Siduri says, “The eternal life you are seeking you shall not find.” 48 What is more, the carpe diem advice offered by the ba in “The Dispute between a Man and His Ba” is motivated by the same

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Robert W. Wall

failed to heed Scripture's own clues for recovering God's will for our own time and dilemma. If there is to be a New Testament ethic which functions in the life of the on- going community of faith as a moral resource, we must deal with the text as it is; indeed, that means we must attend and even