Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875856

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels, examining the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Ken Bailey presents a collection of essays on the Gospels. You will gain new insights as you view the Gospel stories through the lens of Middle Eastern peasant culture.

Author: Kenneth Bailey

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

ISBN: 9780281059751

Category: Religion

Page: 443

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Ken Bailey presents a collection of essays on the Gospels. You will gain new insights as you view the Gospel stories through the lens of Middle Eastern peasant culture.

Jesus of Arabia

This is an indispensable book for appreciating both the story of Jesus historically and how it shapes both Christian and Islamic cultures today.

Author: Andrew Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538109441

Category: RELIGION

Page: 199

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Jesus of Arabia introduces Jesus within the context of his home in the Middle East, enriching our understanding of his teachings by deepening our knowledge of where he lived and worked. This is an indispensable book for appreciating both the story of Jesus historically and how it shapes both Christian and Islamic cultures today.

Equal

Bailey, Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes, 193. 14. Bailey, Jesus through
Middle Eastern Eyes, 193. 15. R.J. Kernaghan, Mark (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-
Varsity Press, 2007), 188. 16. Danielle Strickland, The Liberating Truth (Kindle
edition) ...

Author: Katia Adams

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0830780661

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In Equal, Church and ministry leader Katia Adams argues that the church has too often misrepresented the heart of Jesus to release and empower women and men. With sensitivity to both sides of the argument, Adams draws on the wisdom of Scripture, theology, and the Holy Spirit. Blending them with her own personal experiences, she asserts that both women and men are equally called to serve and lead in the church and in the world—and that, by restricting the roles of women, we are missing God’s design for the church and for the gospel’s impact on the earth.

Seeing Jesus from the East

Chapter 9: Why Should Westerners Care How Easterners See Jesus? 1. Bailey,
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, 11. 2. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle
Eastern Eyes, 12. 3. 4. Marcello Pera, “How Necessary Is Christianity to
European ...

Author: Ravi Zacharias

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310531292

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Encounter Jesus Like Never Before through Eastern Eyes Throughout these pages, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray invite readers to rediscover the cultural insights we often miss when we ignore the Eastern context of the Bible. They offer a refreshing picture of Jesus, one that appeals to Eastern readers and can penetrate the hearts and imaginations of postmodern Westerners. In Seeing Jesus from the East, Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray show us why a broader view of Jesus is needed - one that recognizes the uniquely Eastern ways of thinking and communicating found in the pages of the Bible. Zacharias and Murray capture a revitalized gospel message, presenting it through this Eastern lens and revealing its power afresh to Western hearts and minds. Incorporating story, vivid imagery, and the concepts of honor and shame, sacrifice, and rewards, Seeing Jesus from the East calls believers and skeptics, both Eastern and Western, to a fresh encounter with the living and boundless Jesus.

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

All of this is brought to bear in teasing out the nature of Paul's response to the critical situations facing the Corinthian community: racial, ethnic and theological divisions, sexual misconduct, intimate interaction with pagan practices ...

Author: Kenneth Bailey

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281067759

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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The result of over thirty years of research and lecturing, Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes is a ground-breaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Bailey examines this canonical letter through the lenses of Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and the Mediterranean context of the Corinthian recipients. In a set of connected essays, he draws the reader's attention to the letter's rootedness in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, the intentional theological structure of Paul's epistolary organization and the Near Eastern cultural practices that inflect Paul's rhetorical performance. All of this is brought to bear in teasing out the nature of Paul's response to the critical situations facing the Corinthian community: racial, ethnic and theological divisions, sexual misconduct, intimate interaction with pagan practices and disputes about church practices.

The Motif of Hospitality in Theological Education

174 Interpreted through the lens of culture, this acceptance of hospitality would
imply that Jesus was giving honor to his socially disreputable hosts. This insight
came from Perry W. H. Shaw who has been living in the Middle East since 1990.
... latter invited himself over to his house.177 “The coming of Jesus to share his
home is a sign of fellowship”178 and a “huge gift of acceptance in the eyes of
Jesus.

Author: Davina Hui Leng Soh

Publisher: Langham Global Library

ISBN: 1783681217

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 100

These are exciting times in theological education as old models are being reassessed and teachers and schools are looking for guidance on how best to do the job and how to profitably relate to students in the ministry of teaching. Increasingly, the motif of hospitality is being used to guide our thinking and practice, but it needs a careful assessment if it is to be of maximum use to theological education today. This book provides an integrated biblical, theological, and educational rationale to inform theological educators of the place of hospitality in enhancing their quest to create more effective learning environments for the holistic formation of students. Dr Davina Soh explores key elements of hospitality such as inclusion, presence, care, and reciprocity, which when combined, can deliver the best possible educational experience for theological students and transform an entire institution.

The Good Shepherd

Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Easter shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of Christian faith.

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780281073504

Category:

Page: 288

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This title brings new light and life to our understanding of one of the most beloved and central images of the Christian faith. The Lord is my shepherd. Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms - and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles and Jesus himself took up his image from David, reshaping it, developing it, and applying their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture and especially his familiarity with Middle Easter shepherding customs to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of Christian faith.

The Cross and the Prodigal

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully ...

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830868070

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Kenneth E. Bailey presents an interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message.

Jacob the Prodigal

Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted ...

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830868852

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 594

Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga of Jacob and the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, offering a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present, and their future.

Journal of Biblical Literature

KENNETHE BAILEY JESUS THROUGH MIDDLE EASTERN EYES Cultural
Studies in the Gospels Kenneth E . Bailey Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
CULTURAL STUDIES IN THE DEEL Kenneth Bailey draws from his extended
studies ...

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Open Hearts in Bethlehem

Here is an exciting Christmas drama informed by Kenneth Bailey's career as a renowned biblical scholar and by his years of living in the Middle East.

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830837574

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 122

Here is an exciting Christmas drama informed by Kenneth Bailey's career as a renowned biblical scholar and by his years of living in the Middle East. The drama (featuring 30 minutes without music or 50 minutes with music) is biblically accurate, heartwarming and perfectly suited for church performance.

The Story of Beginnings

14 In his book Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, Kenneth Bailey, a biblical
scholar who spent forty years studying and teaching in today's Middle East,
provides cultural studies of the different gospels. It makes me wish we had a book
titled ...

Author: H. Mark Abbott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621899411

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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In the Bible's introduction are embedded foundational perspectives on "who God is" and "who humans are and what we should be doing" that are developed throughout the book. Genesis 1-3 is the story of beginnings, depicting who the Creator-God is, what this God intended for the creation, especially for the human creation, how humans messed up, and at least a hint of what God is doing about this. Like Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and early church leaders, when we want to know what God intended, we listen to the Bible's introduction. The Story of Beginnings deals with such questions as "What is the Image of God?" "Who were Adam and Eve?" "What does blessing the Sabbath mean?" and "How shall we understand 'the Fall' and its implications today?"

Climate and Christ

Kenneth Bailey comments , “ A new paradigm of who God is and to whom he
extends his love ( through Jesus ) will ... Kenneth E. Bailey , Jesus Through
Middle Eastern Eyes , Cultural Studies in the Gospels ( London : SPCK , 2009 ) ,
pp ...

Author: Edward P. Echlin

Publisher: Columba Press (IE)

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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Describes climate change and suggests ways in which people can mitigate it. Also describes evolution and proposes that Christian ecology must integrate evolution.

The Wrong Jesus

For more on Middle Eastern sensitivities regarding men and women in public,
see kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in
the Gospels (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2008), 200–216. See Mishnah Abot
1:4 ...

Author: Gregory Monette

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1612917356

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In a world where atheism is a growing movement, especially in the university setting, it’s typical for students today to face doubts about the Christian faith. In fact, many have wondered at one time or another if the Bible stories about Jesus could possibly be true. Is there any way to back up what we’ve heard with real evidence? Can false information be discredited with historical proof? Now students can join Greg Monette as he explores the fascinating basis for belief in the biblical Jesus. Readers can trek through the ancient historical sources, biblical archaeology, and recent discoveries to uncover the facts about what Jesus really said and did—His birth, His miracles, His claims, and His resurrection. Written for believers, skeptics, and the non-expert, this book will help readers discover where history and faith collide— and it just might change everything.

The Fullness of Time in a Flat World

See Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, 248–50. 48. Farrow, Ascension
and Ecclesia, 222. After I wrote this section, I discovered through Farrow that
Kierkegaard concludes his book Practice in Christianity “with a series of seven ...

Author: Scott Waalkes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189052X

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Best-selling author Thomas Friedman says that globalization has made the world flat and that we cannot stop the process. But while it is right to say that globalization tends to flatten our world, it is wrong to say that there are no alternatives to current patterns of economic, ecological, political, and cultural integration. This book argues that the Christian liturgical calendar provides a constructive alternative to the globalization of economics, ecologies, politics, and cultures. It does so by incorporating the church into the fullness of time in the gospel narrative, thereby helping us escape from the dead end of Friedman's flat world so that we can improvise healthier ways of being globally integrated.

The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

KENNETH E . BAILEY , Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes : Cultural Studies in
the Gospels ( Downers Grove , IL : IVP Academic , 2008 ) . Pp . 443 . Paper $ 18 .
BÉATRICE BAKHOUCHE and PHILIPPE LE MOIGNE ( eds . ) , “ Die parle la ...

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Includes various reports of the Association.

Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology

... Lev 12:8), and Luke's version of Jesus's birth in a manger (2:7)—if they had
money, room would have been found. For an illuminating interpretation of the
birth narrative, see Bailey, Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes, 25–37. 77. 78. 79.
80.

Author: Peter Admirand

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891925

Category: Religion

Page: 392

View: 738

It is hubris to claim answers to unanswerable questions. Such questions, however--as part of their burden and worth--must still be asked, investigated, and contemplated. How there can be a loving, all-powerful God and a world stymied by suffering and evil is one of the unanswerable questions we must all struggle to answer, even as our responses are closer to gasps, silences, and further questions. More importantly, how and whether one articulates a response will have deep, lasting repercussions for any belief in God and in our judgments upon one another. Throughout this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary work, Peter Admirand draws upon his extensive research and background in theology and testimonial literature, trauma and genocide studies, cultural studies, philosophy of religion, interreligious studies, and systematic theology. As David Burrell writes in the Foreword: ". . .[T]he work's intricate structure, organization, and development will lead us to appreciate that the best one can settle for is a fractured faith built on a fractured theodicy, expressed in a language explicitly fragmented, pluralist, and broken."

Bibliographic Index

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Category: Bibliographical literature

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The Disciple

The Gospels make it clear that Jesus was radical in his choosing and inclusion of
women among his close group of disciples. Kenneth Bailey, in his book, Jesus
through Middle Eastern Eyes, makes the point that Jesus, in his treatment of ...

Author: Lucy Peppiatt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894622

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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In The Disciple, Lucy Peppiatt addresses the question of what it means to "become like Jesus" in the context of our everyday lives. Through the gifts of the Word and the Spirit, our communities, and our circumstances in life, God forms us into the likeness of his Son and leads us into a life of freedom, in relationship with the Father, where we experience what it means to become truly and fully human. The Disciple brings together theological depth, stories from Scripture, and examples from everyday life to paint a picture of the dynamic work of God in our lives and how we might respond to his work so that we are brought into the richness and reality of the life of the kingdom. Following Jesus means being apprenticed and schooled in the ways of freedom and the fullness of life. The Disciple combines theology and practice, including suggestions of how to respond in practical ways, as individuals, and in our communities, to the calling of God on our lives to "follow him."