NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, BondedYou’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover just how much is happening in Scripture.That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. Scripture is full of symbolic references, nuances, and even plays on words that came across loud and clear to the people who originally read it, but that may get lost in translation for the modern English reader.This study Bible changes that. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Bible gives you the insight you need toDiscover what the Scriptures would have meant to their ancient hearersSet aside our own modern Western perceptions and read the Bible like its original hearers might haveEnjoy quick access to one of the most comprehensive collection of research about Bible times ever assembled in one study BibleFeatures IncludeThe full text of the NIVHundreds of full-color photographs from around the worldIn-depth book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was writtenOver 10,000 verse-by-verse notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passagesDozens of charts, maps, diagrams in vivid colorIn-depth articles on key contextual topicsWords of Jesus in redFull study Bible tools: cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview,Smith, using his unique insights, argues that Christian education is a formative process centered on liturgy, spiritual formation, and desire. As such, it constitutes a counter-formation to secular liturgies such as malls, stadiums and other secular liturgical structures. By forming Christians in this way, Smith believes we can reorient our desires toward the flourishing of God's kingdom and employ worship as the pedagogical tool to root our liturgy and spiritual formation in love. Volume one in the Cultural Liturgies series, Desiring the Kingdom promises to present a new and challenging pedagogical paradigm for teachers and pastors alike.
Cultural Memory by Jeanette RodriguezFree Delivery Worldwide : Cultural Memory : Paperback : University of Texas Press : 9780292716643 : 0292716648 : 01 Jun 2007 : Cultural memories are those transformative historical experiences that define a culture, even as time passes and it adapts to new influences. For oppressed peoples, cultural memory engenders the spirit of resistance. This interdisciplinary examination explores how four such forms of cultural memory have preserved the spirit of a particular people.
Cultural Studies 1983 by Stuart HallFree Delivery Worldwide : Cultural Studies 1983 : Paperback : Duke University Press : 9780822362630 : 0822362635 : 17 Oct 2016 : Unavailable until now, these eight lectures delivered by Stuart Hall in 1983 at the University of Illinois introduced North American audiences to the intellectual history of British cultural studies while simultaneously presenting Hall's original engagements with the theoretical positions that contributed to the formation of cultural studies.