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New Books at the Adelaide Theological Library, March 17 2017

The road to character
David Brooks, 1961-
“I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.” With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The social animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The road to character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “resume virtues”–achieving wealth, fame, and status–and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The road to character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.” New York Times bestselling author Brooks, a controversial and eye-opening look at how our culture has lost sight of the value of humility – defined as the opposite of self-preoccupation – and why only an engaged inner life can yield true meaning and fulfillment.
New York, N.Y. : Random House
Date: 2015
155.2 B873r

‘Perhaps there is hope’ : reading Lamentations as a polyphony of pain, penitence, and protest
Miriam J. Bier
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 603; T & T Clark library of biblical studies
London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark
Date: 2016
224.306 B588p

A handbook on Ezekiel
Carl Gross, 1948-
Series: UBS handbook series.
Miami, FL : United Bible Societies
Date: 2016
224.4077 G878h

Reading John for dear life
Jaime Clark-Soles
Louisville, Ky : Westminster John Knox Press
Date: 2016
ebook

The Gospel of John : a commentary (2 vols)
Craig S. Keener, 1960-
Keener’s commentary explores the Jewish and Greco-Roman settings of John more deeply than previous works, paying special attention to social-historical and rhetorical features of the Gospel. It cites about 4,000 different secondary sources and uses over 20,000 references from ancient literature.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic
Date: 2012
226.507 K26g

John : a commentary
Marianne Meye Thompson
Series: New Testament library.
Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press
Date: 2015
ebook

Strange glory : a life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Charles Marsh, 1958-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf
Date: 2014
230.044 B715.MAs

Enriched by the other : a spiritual guide to receptive ecumenism
Callan Slipper
Series: Grove spirituality series ; S139.
Cambridge : Grove Books Limited
Date: 2016
248 G883 139

Worship in the letter to the Hebrews
Colin O. Buchanan, 1934-
Series: Grove worship series ; 229
Cambridge : Grove Books Limited
264 G883 229

Mission and evangelism : a theological introduction
Tim Naish
Series: Grove evangelism series ; Ev 116.
Cambridge, England : Grove Books Limited
Date: 2016
269.2 G883 116

Reformation thought : an anthology of sources
Margaret L. King, 1947-, editor.
Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Date: 2016
270.6 R332.K

History of the church
Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340; Philip R. Amidon, writer of added commentary, translator; Rufinus, of Aquileia, 345-410.
Series: Fathers of the church ; volume 133
Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press
Date: 2016
Translated into English from Rufinus’s Latin translation; orignally written in Greek.
281 F253 133

New Books at the Adelaide Theological Library, February 1 2017

Mimetic reflections : a study in hermeneutics, theology, and ethics
William Schweiker
New York : Fordham University Press
Date: 1990
121.68 S413m

Myth : a biography of belief
David Adams Leeming, 1937-
Oxford : Oxford University Press
Date: 2002
201.3 L485m

Why on earth do you still read the bible ? : a lifetime of lenses
Norman C. Habel
Like many in the mainline churches, the author was encouraged to read the Bible through a single, safe, traditional lens, ensuring that the truth of the Bible could be discovered only through that way of interpreting the text. The book tells the story of what happens when other lenses appear, other ways of engaging the text, other fresh ways of connecting the text to its origins, its people and its context. These other ways involve not only the original contexts but the contemporary contexts where the Bible engages, challenges and acknowledges the expectations, needs and fears of people, and their deepest concerns. It is the story of an Australian biblical scholar’s painful yet fulfilling discovery that education, study, research, lifestyle, travel, environment, science, ecumenism and interfaith issues provided new lenses through which to read the Bible and make sense of its wisdom and insight into the current human condition and our relationship with God and nature. It is a story to encourage others to use significant moments in life to revisit the Scriptures with fresh lenses and renewed hope, not afraid of the challenges the texts bring to our commitment to connect faith and life.
Northcote, Vic. : Morning Star Publishing
Date: 2016
220.6 H113w

Bible through the lens of trauma
Elizabeth Boase, 1963-, editor; Christopher G. Frechette, editor.
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in trauma, trauma theory, and its application to the biblical text. This collection of essays explores the usefulness of using trauma theory as a lens through which to read the biblical texts. Each of the essays explores the concept of how trauma might be defined and applied in biblical studies. Using a range of different but intersection theories of trauma, the essays reflect on the value of trauma studies for offering new insights into the biblical text. Including contributions from biblical scholars, as well as systematic and pastoral theologians, this book provides a timely critical reflection on this emerging discussion.
Series: Semeia studies ; number 86
Atlanta : SBL Press
Date: 2016
220.8 B582.B

The Oxford history of the biblical world
Michael David Coogan
New York : Oxford University Press
Date: 1998
220.95 O98

God’s word omitted : omissions in the transmission of the Hebrew Bible
Juha Pakkala
Series: Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments ; 251. Heft.
Gottingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Date: 2013
Languages: German; English; Hebrew
221.44 P152g

Law, legend, and incest in the Bible : Leviticus 18-20
Calum M. Carmichael
Invaluable for biblical interpretation, Carmichael’s approach also has broader applications, clarifying as it does the tendency of lawmakers to formulate general rules in response not to obvious but rather to idiosyncratic problems.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
Date: 1997
222.1306 C287l

The madness of St Paul : how St Paul rediscovered the love of God
Richard Dormandy
Chawton, Hampshire : Redemptorist Publications
Date: 2011
225.92 P324.DO

Hidden women of the Gospels
Kathy Coffey
Examines the role of women in the Gospels.
New York : Crossroad Publishing Company
Date: 1996
226.092 C674h

Saint Saul : a skeleton key to the historical Jesus
Donald H. Akenson
Offers a lively and provocative account of what we can learn about Jesus by reading the letters of Paul, providing fresh new insights into both Jesus and Paul. The author painstakingly recreates the world of Christ, a time rich with ideas, prophets, factions, priests, savants and god-drunk fanatics. He insistently stresses throughout the Jewishness of Jesus (e.g. referring to Jesus and Paul as Yeshua and Saul, as they were then known). Equally important, he dismisses the traditional method of searching for facts about Jesus by looking for parallels among the four Gospels; they were handed down to us as a unit by a later generation, he argues. Saul, although he did not know Yeshua personally, knew his most important followers and wrote immediately after Yeshua’s death. His teachings were approved (though sometimes reluctantly) by Yeshua’s brothers and other early leaders.
Oxford : Oxford University Press
Date: 2000
227.06 A313s

Thomas, the other gospel
Nicholas Perrin
London : SPCK
Date: 2007
229.8 P458th

Purpose-directed theology : getting our priorities right in evangelical controversies
Darrell L. Bock
Setting his discussion “somewhere between modernism and postmodernism,” Bock proposes a way through the philosophical maze. He addresses the concern for theological boundaries but also emphasizes the need to take into account the differing purposes for evangelical denominational and interdenominational institutions, especially scholarly organizations such as the Evangelical Theological Society. Most important, Bock recalls the church’s scholars to their mandate for cultural engagement. He warns against diverting our efforts by putting too much energy into intramural controversies and identifies areas of potential cultural impact now opening up to evangelical scholarship. Written by a concerned, informed and visionary leader, this is a book for all those concerned about evangelical theology, scholarship and the church with its missional mandate.
Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press
Date: 2002
230.0462 B665p

Manana : Christian theology from a Hispanic perspective
Justo L. Gonzalez
Nashville : Abingdon Press
Date: 1990
230.089 G643m

The Serafino Declaration : rediscovering the spiritual in God’s creation
Goodwood, S.A. : Tabor College of Higher Education
Date: 2015
In March 2015 delegates met at the Serafino conference centre in McLaren Vale, South Australia, to explore the theme of ‘Rediscovering the spiritual in God’s creation’. The conference featured eight keynote addresses by well-known international scholars Paul Santmire, Denis Edwards, Bob White, Heather Eaton, Ernst Conradie, Vicky Balabanski, Norman Habel and Celia Deane-Drummond. In addition twenty parallel papers were presented.
231.765 S481

The Womb and the tomb : mystery of the birth and resurrection of Jesus
Hugh Montefiore, 1920-
London : Fount Paperbacks
Date: 1992
232.9 M774w

Jesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ
Leonard I. Sweet; Frank Viola
Expanding on the authors’ 2009 online manifesto, this insistent, impassioned essay condemns as pharisaic those preachers who forgo a Christ-centered theology in favor of a cute, singular slogan or mission. The authors urge churches to focus on the man who embodies the entire religion. To do so, readers must learn the subtle distinction between following Christ and realizing Christ already lives within them.
Nashville, Tenn. : T. Nelson
Date: 2010
232.903 S974j

The Jesus seminar and its critics
Robert J. Miller, 1954-
Santa Rosa, Calif. : Polebridge Press
Date: 1999
232.908 M649j

The Bible and healing : a medical and theological commentary
John Wilkinson, 1918-
Edinburgh : Handsel Press ; Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans
Date: 1998
234.131 W686b

Either/or : the Gospel or neopaganism
Carl E. Braaten, 1929-; Robert W. Jenson
Grand Rapids : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.
Date: 1995
Proceedings of a conference held in April 1993 at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
239.9 E36

How to live a good death
Matthew D. Kirkpatrick, 1979-
Medical advances mean that, for many in western society, death comes through a long process of dying, and that raises many personal and theological questions. This booklet connects the process of dying with the revelation of the glory of God in our moments of weakness, and suggests that faithful testimony can turn those undergoing the process of dying from victims to victors.
Series: Grove ethics series ; E182.
Cambridge : Grove Books Limited
Date: 2016
241 G883 183

Liturgies for the journey of life
Dorothy McRae-McMahon, 1934-
A book of liturgies and prayer services for particular occasions in our life.
London : SPCK
Date: 2000
242.3 M174l

Church shift : revolutionizing your faith, church, and life for the 21st century
Sunday Adelaja
Lake Mary, Fla. : Charisma House
Date: 2008
248.4 A228c

The whispered word : a theology of preaching
Marjorie Suchocki
St. Louis, Mo. : Chalice Press
Date: 1999
251 S942w

The top ten mistakes leaders make
Hans Finzel
Colorado Springs, CO : Victor/Cook Communications
Date: 2000
253 F516t

Jesus, save me from your followers : confessions of a confused leader!
Dave Gilpin
This book is controversial. It’s for ministers, team leaders, and emerging leaders who are ready to take on some of the sacred cows of the world of leadership teaching. This book is written for strategists who desire to take their ministry and their church into a whole new realm of growth and effectiveness.
West Sussex, UK : New Wine Ministries
Date: 2006
253 G489j

Managing change : practical tools for good change in churches
Alison Myers
Series: Grove leadership series ; L26.
Cambridge : Grove Books Limited
Date: 2016
253 G8825 26

Called to care : biblical images for social ministry
Robert Kysar
Minneapolis : Fortress Press
Date: 1991
253 K99c

Your pastor is an endangered species : how you can come alongside your ministry team to facilitate spiritual restoration and renewal
H. B. London; Neil B. Wiseman
Wheaton, Ill. : Victor Books
Date: 1996
253.2 L847y

Biblical concepts for Christian counseling : a case for integrating psychology and theology
William T. Kirwan
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Book House
Date: 1984
253.5 K61b

Walking with forgotten people : some aspects of pastoral care with older people
Donald Alexander Jamieson, 1939- ; Elizabeth MacKinley
Series: Pastoral care of older people
Barton, A.C.T. : Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies, St. Mark’s National Theological Centre
Date: 2004
This booklet is designed as an introduction to the concept of pastoral care with older people. For someone who wishes to begin an active role in the pastoral care program of their church, it is hoped that this will give some guidance, by looking at some of the basic issues of pastoral care.
259.3 J32w

Jesus’ strategy for social transformation
Emerito P. Nacpil
Nacpil describes changes in Jewish society organized under the Law that Jesus sought to bring about in light of his vision that the kingdom of God was near at hand. These are changes in the foundation of society, in people, and in social structure that result in the formation of a new community. Using Jesus’ strategy for social change as his guide, the author then models a form of lay ministry for social reform in today’s world.
Nashville : Abingdon Press
Date: 1999
261.8 N125j

Courageous incarnation : in intimacy, work, childhood, and aging
Fredrica Harris Thompsett, 1942-
Christians have trouble connecting traditional church doctrines to the way they live from day to day, yet Thompsett insists that the theology of the Incarnation offers hope and strength for life in a complex world, as well as preparation for the major milestones of our lives.
Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications
Date: 1993
261.8 T467c

Reinhabiting the earth : biblical perspectives and eco-spiritual reflections
Mary Lou Van Rossum
Liguori, Mo. : Triumph Books
Date: 1994
261.88 V275r

Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices
Frank Viola; George Barna
Rev. ed.
Carol Stream, Ill. : Barna
Date: 2012
262.0017 V795p.R

Learning to worship with all your heart : a study in the biblical foundations of Christian worship
Robert Webber
Series: The alleluia! series of the Institute for Worship Studies
Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers
Date: 1996
264 W371l

Enter His courts with praise : a study of the role of music and the arts in worship
Robert Webber
Series: The alleluia! series of the Institute for Worship Studies
Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Pub.
Date: 1997
264.2 W372e

St Augustine
Garry Wills, 1934-
This text examines the famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker, St Augustine, whose grounding in classical philosophy formed his interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom and God.
London : Phoenix
Date: 2000
270.2 A924.W.P

God’s bestseller : William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the writing of the English Bible — a story of martyrdom and betrayal
Brian Moynahan, 1941-
New York : St. Martin’s Press
Date: 2003
274.2 T988.MO

John Wesley : a brand from the burning
Roy Hattersley
London : Abacus
Date: 2004
287 W512.HAT

Catherine Booth – her continuing relevance : a collection of essays
Clifford W. Kew
London : Salvation Army International Headquarters
Date: 1990
287.96 B7251.K

Vision splendid : intercultural mission and the Salvation Army
Mal Davies, editor
Series: Windows of opportunity ; 6
Croydon South, Vic. : Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory, Australia Southern Territory, and New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory
Date: 2010
287.96 S182v

A vision for the lost or a lost vision? : William Booth’s legacy 100 years on
David Janssen, editor; Mal Davies, editor.
Series: Thought matters ; 2
Blackburn, Vic. : Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory, Australia Southern Territory, and New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory
Date: 2012
287.96 T524 2

Christ of the Celts : the healing of creation
J. Philip Newell
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
Date: 2008
299.16 N545c

Codependence : the dance of wounded souls : a cosmic perspective of codependence and the human condition
Robert Burney
Cambria, Calif. : Joy to You & Me Enterprises
Date: 1995
299.93 B965c

Mea culpa : a sociology of apology and reconciliation
Nicholas Tavuchis, 1934-
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press
Date: 1991
302.1 T234m

Chaplains : stories beyond their ministries
Australia. Royal Australian Air Force
These stories illustrate the depth and scope of Air Force Chaplains’ backgrounds and capabilities as well as many of the opportunities for development offered by military chaplaincy.
Royal Australian Air Force
Date: 2016
355.347 A938c

Eternity’s sunrise : a way of keeping a diary
Marion Milner, 1900-1998.
London : Routledge
Date: 2011
808.88 M659e

Marquis de Sade for beginners
Stuart Hood, 1915-2011; Richard Appignanesi; Graham Crowley, 1950-
Cambridge : Icon
Date: 1995
843.5 S126.H

Battles of the Bible : a military history of ancient Israel
Chaim Herzog 1918-1997; Mordechai Gichon
Rev. ed.
London : Greenhill
Date: 2006
933 H582b.R