James Wetherbee

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Teach Us To Pray: The Lord’s Prayer in the Early Church and Today

An approachable introduction to a most familiar, yet profound biblical passage. The use of ancient material is one of the strengths of González’s exploration, allowing readers to gain a deeper appreciation of this simple prayer.

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In the Name of God: The Role of Religion in the Modern World; A History of Judeo-Christian and Islamic Tolerance

A worthwhile read for secular liberals wishing to advocate for mutual respect and open-mindedness among various religious groups.
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Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Kerby’s analysis of conservative evangelicals throughout American history would stand on its own without the emphasis on Washington, DC, but the capital uniquely concentrates the current dynamics, with the conversations encountered adding nuance to this powerful constituency.
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Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us About Freedom

Nikondeha combines a solid exegetical background with an expansive imagination that knits together themes of resistance and support. Any reader wishing to find the personal within universal themes will be well served.

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Job: A New Translation

This translation is a distilled magnum opus that should serve as an exemplar of a neglected school of thought in interpreting Job.

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God and the Brain

Those familiar with the epistemological works of Alvin Plantinga or Nicholas Walterstorff will find Clark’s use of cognitive science a useful extension to the idea of proper function. His willingness to hold open the possibility that theism is potentially irrational is refreshing. Anyone willing to question the warrant of beliefs on a serious, though not necessarily technical level, will enjoy what Clark has to offer.

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Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire

Because McKnight’s intent is presenting rather than defending a thesis, those familiar with Romans will have unanswered questions. Even so, those interested in Paul’s theology will find this treatment provides greater affinity between Romans and the rest of the undisputed Pauline corpus.

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