The Once and Future Bible

An Introduction to the Bible for Religious Progressives Gregory C. Jenks. from the
outset i encouraged the participants to be sensitive. There were to be no
provocative engagements with the mostly conservative natives who are
indigenous to ...

Author: Gregory C. Jenks

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608999610

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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This book offers a way to engage with the Bible as a set of sacred texts that can serve as a song sheet for believers in exile-those people Bishop John Shelby Spong calls the "church alumni association." This includes those internally displaced persons of faith who have not yet become spiritual refugees but who feel the pressure to conform to traditional expressions of faith that no longer serve as springs of living water for the journey of life. These ancient texts come from another world and another time, but they can serve as maps for the journey of life. They can best do this when the sacred wisdom of the Bible is accepted as permission to voice the new questions we face today in the confidence that authentic faith has always required such boldness. Religious progressives are people who live the questions, not dodge them. Our task is not to guard a set of traditional answers, but to live life boldly, taking risks for God's sake and our own. One of the hallmarks of this book is that the problems posed by the Bible are acknowledged. In particular, the contributions of recent critical scholarship are embraced, rather than being ignored or neutralized by pious ambivalence. The intended reader of this book is not a traditional believer, secure in her assumptions about God and salvation, but someone struggling to live with integrity in a time when traditional religion seems increasingly irrelevant. The goal is not to persuade the reader that the Bible is credible but-more modestly-to offer an account of the Bible that may encourage religious progressives to reclaim the Bible as a valued part of our spiritual baggage.


The Once and Future Jesus

To top it off , there is the sense among many liberal - minded people that we have
been betrayed by the Bible . In the half century just ending , there is belated
recognition that biblically based Christianity has espoused causes that no
thinking ...

Author: Robert W. Funk

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

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Category: Religion

Page: 183

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The Once and Future Jesus Conference took the quest of the historical Jesus to a new level. At this unprecedented gathering, leading thinkers turned their attention from the past to the future and asked: What do new understandings of Jesus mean for the church, the faith, and the world of tomorrow? Their answers can be found in the pages of this book.

The Once Future Church a Communion of Freedom

Translations of Scripture ( art . 25 , last two par . ) : “ It devolves on sacred
Bishops , ' who have the apostolic teaching , ' to give the faithful entrusted to them
suitable instruction in the right use of the divine books , especially the New
Testament ...

Author: James A. Coriden

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Page: 310

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The Once and Future Arthur

Medrod , already established as a villain . of some Pauline passages in Scripture
, traces of it were preserved in the story ( the But the evidence of mythology
strongly plus the Church ' s Mediterranean heritage sword Excalibur , his
relationship ...

Author: Edmund R. Meskys

Publisher: Millefleurs

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Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 72

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The Once and Future Church Study Guide

Church boards, congregational planning groups, judicatory study groups, and people exploring their own religious experiences in the congregation will find themselves in new territory, using their own insights as well as Mead's.

Author: Gilbert R. Rendle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566996643

Category: Religion

Page: 53

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Church boards, congregational planning groups, judicatory study groups, and people exploring their own religious experiences in the congregation will find themselves in new territory, using their own insights as well as Mead's. Can be used independently with either or both of Mead's books; includes suggestions for Bible study and group exercises.

The Bible educator ed by E H Plumptre

... other security , dered on by Christians , at all periods when the power in future (
verse 12 ) . of the world is put forth to crush or overlay the faith . ... the once more
a power in the world , strong enough to condedication of the wall of Jerusalem .

Author: Edward Hayes Plumptre

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Transforming Congregations for the Future

The Once and Future Church Gilbert R. Rendle. D. In the full group ... 84-87 , 1-7 .
7 . Revisit the Scripture and Closing Prayer Invite group members to silently read
again the scripture passage from the Bible study at the opening of the session .

Author: Gilbert R. Rendle

Publisher: Alban Books

ISBN: 9781566991599

Category: Religion

Page: 53

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Church boards, congregational planning groups, judicatory study groups, and people exploring their own religious experiences in the congregation will find themselves in new territory, using their own insights as well as Mead's. Can be used independently with either or both of Mead's books; includes suggestions for Bible study and group exercises.

The Bible Doctrine of Man

In the Gospel and First Epistle of John teleios occurs once , and teleioun nine
times . In the Gospel the verb is used once of the ' fulfilment of Scripture ( 1928 ) ,
once of the future but practicable ' perfecting ' of the disciples ( 1723 ) , and three
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Author: Charles Ryder Smith

Publisher:

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Category: Bible

Page: 274

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The Future of Christianity

Who inspired Martin Luther when he dropped from his Old Testament the
socalled apocryphal books found in the Septuagint but not contained in the
Hebrew Bible ? Once again , the simple answer is that successive generations of
Protestants ...

Author: Arthur J. Bellinzoni

Publisher:

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Category: Religion

Page: 195

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Restoration Scriptures

An additional development at the 1968 World Conference has important meaning
for the future . In the preface to the first of two documents presented to the
Conference ( Section 149 ) President W . Wallace Smith indicated that during the
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Author: Richard P. Howard

Publisher:

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Category: Bible

Page: 278

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Their Stories Our Stories

Author: Rose Kam

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780826408044

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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From Eve, "Woman of the Dawn", and Sarah, "Princess of the Promise", to Mary Magdalene, "Apostle to the Apostles", the women of the Bible struggled with the inequalities of a patriarchal world. Their Stories/Our Stories offers insight and inspiration to women "who refuse to be driven from our spiritual homes".

Eerdmans Handbook to the Bible

So it is that even events from the distant past 'were written down for our
instruction' in order that in the present and for 1 Corinthians 10:1 1; the future 'by
the encouragement of the scriptures we Romans 1 5:4 might have hope'.

Author: David Alexander

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich : Eerdmans

ISBN: 9780802834362

Category: Bible

Page: 680

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A section-by-section guide to the Bible. Includes pictures, articles, maps, charts, and an index of people, places, events, and themes.

Contemporary Translation Studies and Bible Translation

It will not suffice any longer to pass the buck to exegetes or other interpreters of
the Bible to explain the meaning of these concepts in ... editions , which include
the liberal use of hermeneutical tools , possibly a standard feature of all future
Bible translations . Take , once more the illness known in the Bible as leprosy .

Author: J. A. Naudé

Publisher: University of Free State

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page: 290

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The New Millennium Manual

Author: Robert G. Clouse

Publisher: BridgePoint Books

ISBN: 9780801058486

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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A religious interpretation of the coming millennium examines the scriptures, church history, theology, and contemporary culture

Basic Bible Commentary

In the future , not only Israel but other nations as well will be a part of the
community of faith . This new age of peace and knowlege will come because God
has chosen to once again lend the divine presence to the people and to the city .
Verse ...

Author: Linda B. Hinton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780687026357

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Christian Library of Lancaster Collection.

Annual Report of the American Bible Society

It was stimulating to realize once again that there is one great thing upon which
all Evangelical Christians are really united, ... that the Bible Society work in
Mexico will be greatly encouraged in the immediate future and in the years to
come.

Author: American Bible Society

Publisher:

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Category: Bible

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Together with a list of auxiliary and cooperating societies, their officers, and other data.

The Sacred Scriptures of India

But we should ask ourselves : If there was an empowered saint , who knew past ,
present and future , and if he chose to write a book named “ the History of the
Future " , shouldn't it contain accurate information about the modern times , as the
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Category: Hinduism

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