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Scot McKnight is an American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, theologian, and author who has written widely on the historical Jesus, early Christianity and Christian living.
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God’s Law and Order
The Politics of Punishment in Evangelical America
Aaron Griffith - 2020-11-10
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An incisive look at how evangelical Christians shaped—and were shaped by—the American criminal justice system.America incarcerates on a massive scale. Despite recent reforms, the United States locks up large numbers of people—disproportionately poor and nonwhite—for long periods and offers little opportunity for restoration. Aaron Griffith reveals ...
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Great book to give away today.      source
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The Elusive Dream
The Power of Race in Interracial Churches
Korie L. Edwards - 2008-08-27
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It is communion Sunday at a mixed-race church. A black pastor and white head elder stand before the sanctuary as lay leaders pass out the host. An African-American woman sings a gospel song as a woman of Asian descent plays the piano. Then a black woman in the congregation throws her hands up and yells, over and over, "Thank you Lawd!" A few other ...
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Korie Edwards is a leading light on multiethnic churches and this article explains the challenges. Her book is a game-changer: @Gods_Peace1      source
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Rome and Jerusalem
The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
Martin Goodman - 2008-11-11 (first published in 2007)
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A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem.Martin Goodman—equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, poli...
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A brilliant book, and I'm loving it!      source
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What's So Funny About God?
A Theological Look at Humor
Steve Wilkens - 2019-12-31
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If you don't believe God has a sense of humor, just look in the mirror. Humor is a truly human phenomenon--crossing history, culture, and every stage of life. Jokes often touch on the biggest topics of our existence. And although it may seem simple on the surface, humor depends on the use of our highest faculties: language, intelligence, sympathy, ...
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Love this book!      source
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The Rise of Athens
The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
Anthony Everitt - 2016-12-06
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A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and HadrianFilled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world--from the de...
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A brilliant and well-written book on classical Athens/Greece:      source