Identifying Paul´s Opponents:The Question of Method in 2 Corinthians Jerry L. Sumney
The Enemies of Paul: Demons, Satan, Betrayers, and Apostles:Risk Analysis and Recovery of Paul´s Opponents in Thessaloniki, Galatia, and Corinth in the Context of the First Century Roger S. Busse
Jarvis J. Williams argues that the Jewish martyrological ideas, codified in 2 and 4 Maccabees and in selected texts in LXX Daniel 3, provide an important background to understanding Paul´s statements about the cursed Christ in Gal. 3.13, and the soteriological benefits that his death achieves for Jews and Gentiles in Galatians. Williams further argues that Paul modifies Jewish martyrology to fit his exegetical, polemical, and theological purposes, in order to persuade the Galatians not to embrace the ´other´ gospel of their opponents. In addition to providing a detailed and up to date history of research on the scholarship of Gal. 3.13, Williams provides five arguments throughout this volume related to the scriptural, theological and conceptual, lexical, grammatical and polemical points of contact, and finally the discontinuities between Galatians and Jewish martyrological ideas. Drawing on literature from Second Temple traditions to directly compare with Gal. 3.13, Williams adds new insights to Paul´s defense of his Torah-free-gentile-inclusive gospel, and his rhetoric against his opponents.
He’s back. Once a Roman officer rejected as a lover by Jesus of Nazareth, now a vampire still haunted by Jesus after two millennia of grisly revenge in monasteries around the world, Victor Decimus returns to his hometown, the Eternal City of Rome. At the Monastery of San Benedetto, ´Brother Victor´ continues his campaign of defiance against the Christian God, while remaining near his first love, whose apparitions have never ceased. Meanwhile, across the ocean in a small Kansas town, the gentle, sensuous artist Paul Lewis sees strange visions of a shadowy vampire. When he is hired to illuminate a new manuscript of the gospels undertaken by the monks of San Benedetto, Paul goes to Rome and falls in love with the bold Brother Victor. Sensing danger in this handsome visitor, Victor resists his attraction to Paul until the young artist witnesses Victor committing murder. Unwilling to destroy Paul, Victor transforms him into his vampire thrall. In a limbo between the living and the undead, Paul may choose full life as a vampire, but not without a price: the release of his beloved Victor to the Dark Kingdom and his own solitary existence for 200 years as stalker of the night. Complicating this choice, the strange force that caused Paul’s early visions now aims to turn Paul against his vampire creator. And Victor must defeat this powerful opponent before it is too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007876/bk_adbl_007876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1982, and assistant prosecuting attorney Renee Steele works for the Sex Crimes Unit of the Akers County Prosecuting Attorney´s Office in Sparrow´s Crossing, Michigan. In her latest case, Renee prosecutes wealthy businessman Kurt Bochner, who is accused of raping a young woman during a date. Alice Prescott, a cocktail waitress and aspiring model, claims the former local college star quarterback date raped her. The case hits close to home for Renee, who was the victim of date rape 13 years earlier while in law school. She never pressed charges against her assailant, but the crime has affected both her professional and personal life. She is currently dating corporate attorney Lawrence Quinn, but finds herself attracted to Sparrow´s Crossing police detective Paul Kelly, an investigator for her current rape case. Renee is thrown for a loop when Paul´s separate investigation into an international escort service operation yields unexpected results that lead to a shocking betrayal. In the meantime, she is pitted in court against a formidable opponent, defense attorney Deana Krane, who has never lost a case and is determined to win an acquittal for her client Kurt Bochner. In Fractured Trust, date rape and prostitution are put under the microscope. The results are anything but certain, and there is a stunning climax. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carmen Beaubeaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020513/bk_acx0_020513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times best-selling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel - based on actual events - about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul´s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society - the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal - private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer onstage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he´ll find that all in his path are playing their own games, and none are quite who they seem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004728/bk_rand_004728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? ´´A world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla.´´-Erik Larson ´´A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.´´-The Washington Post From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel-based on actual events-about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history-and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul´s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society-the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal-private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he´ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ´´A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.´´-Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review
How God Captures the ImaginationBrian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible and how it relates to apologetics and evangelism. He explains how God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their imagery and creativity and redeeming them within a Biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith. You will discover what C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Francis Schaeffer understood about Christian apologetics and Biblical evangelism. Here are the chapters and what you will learn: Demonizing the Pagan Gods - God verbally attacked his opponents, pagans, and their gods, by using sarcasm, mockery and name-calling. Demonization is not wrong if they really are demonic. Old Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Israel shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. The Bible invests them with new meaning. Biblical Creation and Storytelling - Creation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ? The Universe in Ancient Imagination - A comparison and contrast of the Biblical picture of the universe with the ancient pagan one. What’s the difference? New Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Paul’s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill was subversive storytelling: Retelling society’s narrative through a Gospel lens. Imagination in Prophecy and Apocalypse - How God uses symbolism to both obscure and reveal meaning in prophecy. An Apologetic of Biblical Horror - Learn how God uses the genre of horror in the Bible as a powerful moral tool to communicate spiritual, social and moral truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063502/bk_acx0_063502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.