The City in the Valley: Biblical Interpretation and Urban Theology

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2005 - 370 pages

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Personal Reflections on an American
Socioeconomic Reasons for the Divine Man
Who Is the True Prophet?
The Urban Adventure of the Early Church
Jesus and Caesar
On Pauls Image of the Human
Legal Dimensions of Money and Theological
Meditations on Pauls Ethics
Johns Heavenly Jerusalem
Patriarchys Last Stand
Should Augustine Have the Last Word
The Interest in LifeofJesus Theology as a Paradigm
Is There Justification in Money? A Historical
Josiah Royce
Reflections on
On Sojourning

Why Was Paul Killed? The Epistle to the Romans

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Page xxviii - I see Barsad, and Cly, Defarge, The Vengeance, the Juryman, the Judge, long ranks of the new oppressors who have risen on the destruction of the old, perishing by this retributive instrument, before it shall cease out of its present use. I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually...
Page 4 - Are many lesser Faculties that serve Reason as chief; among these Fancy next Her office holds ; of all external things, Which the five watchful Senses represent, She forms Imaginations, Aery shapes, Which Reason joining or disjoining, frames All what we affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion; then retires Into her private Cell when Nature rests.
Page 368 - So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
Page 70 - The universe, if my thesis is right, is a realm which is through and through dominated by social categories. Time, for instance, expresses a system of essentially social relations. The present interprets the past to the future. At each moment of time the results of the whole world's history up to that moment are, so to speak, summed up and passed over to the future for its new deeds of creation and of interpretation. I state this principle here in a simply dogmatic form, and merely as an example...
Page 84 - Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
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Page 37 - ... rival might, nor fierce Spartacus, nor the Gaul, disloyal in time of tumult, nor wild Germany, with its blueeyed youth, nor Hannibal by parents hated,— this selfsame city we ourselves shall ruin, we, an impious generation, of stock accurst ; and the ground shall again be held by beasts of prey. The savage conqueror shall stand, alas! upon the ashes of our city, and the horseman shall trample it with clattering hoof, and (impious to behold !) shall scatter wantonly Quirinus' bones, that now...

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