Stories From The Street

Author: David Nixon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317049838
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Stories from the Street is a theological exploration of interviews with men and women who had experienced homelessness at some stage in their lives. Framed within a theology of story and a theology of liberation, Nixon suggests that story is not only a vehicle for creating human transformation but it is one of God's chosen means of effecting change. Short biographies of twelve characters are examined under themes including: crises in health and relationships, self-harm and suicide, anger and pain, God and the Bible. Expanding the existing literature of contextual theology, this book provides an alternative focus to a church-shaped mission by advocating with, and for, a very marginal group; suggesting that their experiences have much to teach the church. Churches are perceived as being active in terms of pastoral work, but reluctant to ask more profound questions about why homelessness exists at all. A theology of homelessness suggests not just a God of the homeless, but a homeless God, who shares stories and provides hope. Engaging with contemporary political and cultural debates about poverty, housing and public spending, Nixon presents a unique theological exploration of homeless people, suffering, hope and the human condition.

The New Testament

Author: Gerd Theissen
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800697853
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Gerd Theissen describes the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature, drawing on Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations. Theissen describes a series of phases in the life of the early Christian movement: the charismatic, the "pseudepigraphic," the "functional," and the "canonical."

The Gospel According To Matthew

Author: G. Campbell Morgan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532617447
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This volume, based on seventy-three sermons that consecutively cover Matthew's Gospel, receives strength through the very roughness and directness of the word spoken under the inspiration of vast, visible audiences while addressed to the impressionable hearts of men. From first to last, the various units in the exposition proceed on the assumption that it was the intention of the writer to set forth the Person of our Lord in relation to His kingly office. So from the mystic account of His advent in human history, through the record of the authority of His ethical enunciation, the mercifulness of His method, the majesty of His death, and the glory of His resurrection, to the ringing claim of "all authority," and the clarion command to "disciple the nations," we are ever in the presence of the King. In an enthusiastic review, the Sunday School Times observes, "It will prove a mine of treasure for teaching the Sunday_ school lessons. There is hardly a page from which some expression of great force does not strike out at the reader."

Studies In The Gospel Of Luke

Author: Adelbert Denaux
Publisher: LIT Verlag M√ľnster
ISBN: 9783643900609
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This volume offers a collection of Lukan studies by Adelbert Denaux, whose preferred field of studies has been the Gospel of Luke for many years. The thirteen papers collected in this volume have been delivered in different languages and on different occasions. The papers deal with several aspects of Luke's Gospel: structure, Old Testament influence, theology and christology, Luke and Q, language and style, and individual passages. Adelbert Denaux (1938), Professor emeritus New Testament at the K.U. Leuven, is actually Dean of the Tilburg School of Theology, the Netherlands (2007- ).

The Legend Of Joey Trucks

Author: Craig Daliessio
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984533613
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FAMILY. TRADITION. RESPECT. LOYALTY. Everything we loved about The Godfather ...without the crime! Joe Mezilli is a very good man. A wonderful son, a loving father, a terrific husband, a successful businessman and a trusted friend, But he is definitely NOT in the Mob! Who he is, is the third generation owner of a trash hauling company. His grandfather, Giuseppe, was a hard working immigrant, who started the business with one beat-up old truck he bought with his life savings. Joe's father worked hard with "Zippie" to make the business survive and provide the platform that Joe -affectionately known as "Joey Trucks"- used to build the biggest and most successful trash hauling company in the Philadelphia area. He did it right, treated his men well, and avoided those mob ties that have long been a rumored part of "Waste Management'" One day Joe's life changes forever when a huge conglomerate makes him an offer he can't refuse. Joe takes the deal and eventually moves his young family to the small town of Forest, Virginia. Joe is wealthy, he has a gorgeous wife and four beautiful kids. Life is good. He's a guy who seemingly has it all. What he also has, along with his idyllic life, is a nosy neighbor with an obsession with the Mob. That's where Joe's problems begin. Phil Lowery is a retired foundry worker with an obsession with the Mob and an overly active imagination. He suspects Joe from the very beginning. When he sees him burying something suspicious in his garden, he thinks he is on to something. But when Phil overhears Joe talking about "Making seven people sleep with the fishes...on Christmas Eve" he is sure of it! In fact, he is so certain that his new Yankee neighbor is a mobster that he eventually gets the FBI involved...and Joe's dream life soon teeters on the brink of a nightmare. It's a hysterical case of mistaken identity, overactive imagination, and stereotypes run rampant. It's smart-mouthed, wise-cracking, family-loving Italian life, transplanted to the South. It's everything we miss about The Sopranos, without the crime!