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101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology

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$16.00

Written by two philosophers and a theologian, this book provides easy access to key terms in philosophy and how they are understood and used in theology. The focused entries discuss what the terms have meant in classical and contemporary philosophy and then shift to what these philosophical understandings have meant in the history of Christian theology to the present day. The result is a unique volume that clearly shows the interplay of these disciplines and how theology has been influenced by the language and vocabulary of philosophy.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664225247
Publication Date: 
2004-07-01
Publisher: 
Westminster John Knox Press

Atlas of the Biblical World

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$24.00
Based on the latest current scholarship, Atlas of the Biblical World features striking full-color maps and insightful commentary to make the ancient biblical world come alive. The complexities and questions that accompany the responsible study of the ancient world and its intersection with the biblical narrative are addressed through innovative map design and analysis. Sharp commentary that accompanies each map provides factual data, addresses questions of interpretation, and locates the biblical narrative in its wider historical and cultural context, making this particular atlas an ideal introduction for students of biblical studies. The atlas will feature over 60 full-color maps, illuminating commentary, full-color photographs of key historical artifacts, timelines, charts, and an index to the maps and content.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781506401263
Publication Date: 
2019-08-20
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Fortress Press

Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms, Revised and Expanded Edition

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Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms, Revised and Expanded Edition
$19.99
The Bible can be hard to understand. To many of us, it often does seem like a crazy book. But, according to the authors of Crazy Book, the crazy book we call the Bible actually teaches us the sanity that we need. The sanity that lets us know who God is, who we are in light of God's love, and where God's love can be found and experienced.

Very similar in tone and organization to Crazy Talk, the authors of Crazy Book unleash their passion, faith, and humor. This time they have their sights on the Bible and biblical terms, and they don't hold back. Here, they've elected to focus on major people, events, places, books, and types of literature in the Bible, communicating the life-giving truth of the Bible via often knock-em-dead humor. The volume's savvy and sassy overtones are bound to leave an impression. This is an accessible book almost devoid of scholarly jargon but filled with scholarly insight.

The revised and expanded addition includes new and expanded entries and all new images.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781506418445
Publication Date: 
2019-02-01
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Publisher: 
Fortress Press

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
$54.99

The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible gathers nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly yet clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. The Dictionary also explores the background of each biblical book and related writings and discusses cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena--matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion.

Nearly 600 first-rate Bible authorities have contributed to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Intended as a tool for practical Bible use, this illustrated dictionary reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues. The editorial team has also incorporated articles that explore and interpret important focuses of biblical theology, text and transmission, Near Eastern archaeology, extrabiblical writings, and pertinent ecclesiastical traditions--all of which help make the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible the most comprehensive and up-to-date one-volume Bible dictionary on the market today.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802877437
Publication Date: 
2019-02-01

Elements of Style Illus.

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Elements of Style Illus.
$18.00
The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators

Every English writer knows Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. The book's mantra, make every word tell, is still on point. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. The only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English, and Maira Kalman's fifty-seven exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780143112723
Publication Date: 
2007-09-01
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Penguin Books

From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research

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From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research
$12.00
While courses in Bible and theology typically require research papers, particularly at the graduate level, very few include training in research. Professors have two options: use valuable class time to teach students as much as they can, or lower their standards with the understanding that students cannot be expected to complete tasks for which they have never been prepared. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research offers a third option. This affordable and accessible tool walks students through the process, focusing on five steps: finding direction, gathering sources, understanding issues, entering discussion and establishing a position. Its goal is to take students directly from a research assignment to a research argument--in other words, from topic to thesis.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780830851317
Publication Date: 
2015-12-31
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Publisher: 
IVP Academic

Grammar 101: From Split Infinitives to Dangling Participles, an Essential Guide to Understanding Grammar

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$15.99
Learn the rules of the English language with this easy and engaging style guide.

Grammar is complicated. But many textbooks and style guides are often so long and tedious that even English teachers use them as a classroom doorstop.

Grammar 101 is a fun, comprehensive guide focusing on the essentials of grammar. With simple explanations and entertaining examples, you can learn everything you need to know to employ commas, semicolons, and em dashes with confidence. You'll even be prepared to wrangle your run-on sentences and sharpen your syntax with ease.

So whether you're looking for an introduction to the rules of grammar or a refresher to keep on your desk, Grammar 101 has all the answers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781507203590
Publication Date: 
2017-05-09
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Adams Media Corporation

Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

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Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
$18.00
When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today's students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations--also known as "Turabian"--remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals.

This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research.

Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago's two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project.

Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780226430577
Publication Date: 
2018-04-16

Most Significant Teachings in the Bible

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$16.99

Much human understanding occurs visually. When it comes to quickly grasping and retaining information, the human brain functions best with a combination of both words and pictures. That's where The Most Significant Teachings in the Bible comes in.

Like an infographic survey of Scripture's main lessons, The Most Significant Teachings in the Bible makes the Bible accessible and memorable for students, laypeople, and anyone curious to know more about God's Word. In under 200 pages it presents dozens of at-a-glance snapshots that visually communicate the wisdom of the Bible in an informative and understandable way.

Author Christopher D. Hudson summarizes the most important teachings of the Bible on topics such as friends, family, work, struggles, sin, God, the supernatural world, and more.

Using lists, charts, and other visual aids, The Most Significant Teachings in the Bible brings to vivid clarity the overarching message of Scripture. Readers will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the book of books.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780310566182
Publication Date: 
2019-06-25
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Publisher: 
Zondervan Academic

Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses

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Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses
$35.00
The Association of Theological Schools states, The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree is to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the MDiv degree and have engaged in ministerial leadership. The goals an institution adopts for the DMin should include an advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry, enhanced competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills, the integration of these dimensions into the theologically reflective practice of ministry, new knowledge about the practice of ministry, and continued growth in spiritual maturity . . . The program shall include the design and completion of a written doctoral-level project that addresses both the nature and the practice of ministry. The project should be of sufficient quality that it contributes to the practice of ministry as judged by professional standards and has the potential for application in other contexts of ministry. Doctor of Ministry projects are a type of participatory action research that introduces an intervention in order to provide ministerial leadership for the transformation of the organization. The intent of Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach for Doctor of Ministry Projects is to provide the fundamentals of qualitative research so that significant projects and theses emerge. "Finally! A much-needed resource for Doctor of Ministry programs, this comprehensive text offers a detailed account of the components and purpose of Doctor of Ministry projects . . . His attention to forming mature theological thinkers and critically reflexive researcher-practitioners has the power to enhance the quality and credibility of Doctor of Ministry research projects. Sensing's clarity of thought, purpose, and writing style make this text an excellent resource for both students and faculty." --Lorraine Ste-Marie Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Human Sciences Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario "In this volume Dr. Sensing clearly and thoughtfully lays out the process for developing and writing a Doctor of Ministry project thesis. The book focuses primarily on various qualitative research methodologies describing them and giving specific examples of their use. The multi-methods approach he takes allows for both the flexibility and the rigor necessary to produce a quality thesis. Sensing is committed to projects that are grounded in solid theological foundations and implemented in local ministry contexts. This is a must read book for DMin students and advisers." --Dave Bland Professor of Homiletics Harding University School of Theology "Tim Sensing has written a major textbook for every seminary's Doctor of Ministry program. Appreciating the strengths and limitations of these programs, Sensing offers a guide and sourcebook for students in designing and writing their project theses. Equally important is his approach to the degree and project in which the student is a practical theologian engaging theology as a communal, formative, critical, and public activity. The church desperately needs quality doctoral work producing rigorous research that contributes to the practice of ministry. Those who share this goal have a valuable new resource." --Lovett H. Weems Jr. Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC Tim Sensing (DMin, PhD) is the Director of Academic Services and Professor of Homiletics at the Graduate School of Theology located on the campus of Abilene Christian University. Tim has taught research methodologies for the Doctor of Ministry program since 1999.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781610972765
Publication Date: 
2011-04-15
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Wipf & Stock Publishers

Seminary Student Writes

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$18.99
The Seminary Student Writes offers practical guidance for beginning seminary students who feel overwhelmed and underprepared to write the number and quality of papers their courses require. Core addresses such practical matters as choosing and researching a topic, footnotes, and bibliography. Also included are sample papers in MLA and Chicago styles and an overview of grammar and usage.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827234475
Publication Date: 
2000-07-01
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Publisher: 
Chalice Press

Ultimate Bible Trivia: Questions, Puzzles, and Quizzes from Genesis to Revelation

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$10.99
What king made a famous ruling that involved cutting a baby in two? What prophet made deadly stew edible again? Who plotted the execution of John the Baptist? Who was with Jesus at the Transfiguration? What was Paul's secret for being content?

The answers to these questions and more can be found in Ultimate Bible Trivia. Created by a Guinness World Record Puzzle Master, this collection contains not only thousands of challenging trivia questions, it includes these entertaining bonus materials:

- a self-scoring system
- some of the most difficult Bible trivia questions of all time
- "Did You Know" facts
- Bible crosswords
- Bible word challenges

Designed to teach, challenge, enlighten, and entertain, this compendium of trivia guarantees hours of fun for all ages.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800736743
Publication Date: 
2019-10-15
Publisher: 
Fleming H. Revell Company

Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God's Word

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Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God's Word
$19.99

The deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen, understood, and experienced like never before, combining graphics and text to teach the nature and contents of the Bible in a fresh and exciting way.

For a beautiful, approachable, informative presentation of the concepts and principles of Scripture--turn to any page of A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible and be instantly immersed in the visuals and teachings of God's Word.

A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible is not only a wonderful introduction to the Christian life, it is a functioning guide for understanding and living out your faith.

You'll see how the Bible is put together, why the authors wrote each book, and what all of it means for your life today. What's more, you'll learn why the Bible can be trusted and how to answer common criticisms of the Bible.

Used in conjunction with Tim Challies and Josh Byers' bestselling book, Visual Theology, this unique resource helps you connect the truth of the Bible to your life, showing how God's eternal truth leads to life change and transformation.

A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible

  • Is written by authors Tim Challies and Josh Byers, each of whom have a deep desire to convey the deepest truths of the Bible in a fresh, beautiful, and informative way
  • Includes key terms, group study discussion questions, and exercises for deeper, more personal reflection on God's Word
  • Is a companion to Visual Theology and expands on the timeless, historic, biblical truths presented in that bestselling book
  • Will help you grow in godliness by practicing what you learn
  • Is perfect for new believers, long-time Christians, students, small groups, pastors, church leaders, and anyone else interested in sound systematic theology
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310577966
    Publication Date: 
    2019-03-01
    Author: 
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    Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

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    Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
    $19.99

    Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion

    Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780805048919
    Publication Date: 
    1998-08-15
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    Publisher: 
    Holt McDougal