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For the month of May, Verbum Now members enjoy free access to:

T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint

The T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint provides a cutting-edge survey of scholarly opinion on the Septuagint text of each biblical book. It covers the characteristics of each Septuagint book, its translation features, origins, text-critical problems and history. As such it provides a comprehensive companion to the Septuagint, featuring contributions from experts in the field.

Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:1-18: An Intertextual and Theological Exegesis (2 vols.)

This investigation builds upon the study of Paul’s use of Scripture as it is understood from perspective of intertextuality. Brian Abasciano’s exegetical method combines a thorough traditional exegesis with a comprehensive analysis of Paul’s use of Scripture. He does this by reading Romans 9 in light of the Jewish interpretive traditions of the texts to which Paul alludes in Romans 9, placing great emphasis on analyzing the original contexts of the Old Testament texts Paul uses. Covering Romans 9:1–18, Abasciano’s exegesis also takes into account the epistle as a whole, especially the famous pericope of chapters 9 through 11.

T&T Clark Studies in Biblical Theology and Theological Interpretation (4 vols.)

Taken out of context, the Bible is constantly misrepresented. Biblical theology searches for the Bible’s over-arching message and interprets individual sections of Scripture through that lens. T&T Clark Studies in Biblical Theology and Theological Interpretation provides stepping stones for those new to studies of biblical theology, and insightful commentaries for people familiar with theological interpretation. These texts give readers the intellectual tools to take on more advanced theological concepts and interpret Scripture for themselves. For those questioning the merits of studying ancient Scripture in our modern world, New Testament Theology and Its Quest for Relevance offers a much-needed answer. Together, these four books make one of the most accessible theological studies available.


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Classic Studies on the Beatitudes (10 vols.)

 

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Verbum Now May Preview Resources

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Classic Studies on the Beatitudes (10 vols.)

As Moses went up a mountain to receive the law from God, encapsulated by the Ten Commandments, so Jesus went up a mountain to give the new law, encapsulated by the Beatitudes. Thus, understanding the Beatitudes is crucial for understanding how Jesus instructs his disciples in the Christian life.

This collection brings together 10 classic works that shed light on the Beatitudes and what they mean for not just knowing about Jesus and his law but for living the Christian life as Christ envisions it. Containing both rousing sermons and insightful monographs, these works will assist in sermon preparation and biblical studies alike.


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Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life

Christ Is God Over All: Romans 9:5 in the Context of Romans 9–11

Conversion in Luke and Paul: An Exegetical and Theological Exploration

 

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Verbum Now April Preview Resources

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Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life

Edited by Kent Eilers and Kyle C. Strobel

Books on the Christian life abound. Some focus on spirituality, others on practices, and others still on doctrines such as justification or forgiveness. Few offer an account of the Christian life that portrays redeemed Christian existence within the multifaceted and beautiful whole of the Christian confession. This book attempts to fill that gap. It provides a constructive, specifically theological interpretation of the Christian life according to the nature of God’s grace. This means coordinating the Triune God, his reconciling, justifying, redemptive, restorative, and otherwise transformative action with those practices of the Christian life emerging from it. The doctrine of the Christian life developed here unifies doctrine and life, confession and practice within the divine economy of grace.

Drawing together some of the most important theologians in the church today, Sanctified by Grace is a shared work of dogmatic theology oriented to redeemed Christian existence.

Christ Is God Over All: Romans 9:5 in the Context of Romans 9–11

by George Carraway

George Carraway suggests that Paul meant to refer to Jesus as God in Romans 9:5, and that the apostle’s statement is not out of place in the given how Romans 9–11 unfolds. He addresses objections to this conclusion, responding to those who claim that a monotheist such as Paul would not refer to Jesus as God, and to those who point out that Paul does not elsewhere identify Jesus as God. After demonstrating that there is a connection between Romans 9:5 and the remainder of Romans 9–11, the argument continues to tie Paul’s monotheistic statements regarding the one God of both Jews and gentiles in Romans 3 to the concept of the one Lord of all in Romans 10:5-13. Carraway concludes that the redeemer from Zion in 11:25–27 is Christ, and is the same as the Christ from Israel in 9:5.

Conversion in Luke and Paul: An Exegetical and Theological Exploration

by David S. Morlan

This study explores the conversion theologies of Luke and Paul. For Luke and Paul, conversion played an important role in the early Christian experience. Morlan offers a fresh look into how they interpreted this phenomenon. Morlan traverses representative texts in the Lukan and Pauline corpus equipped with three theological questions. What is the change involved in this conversion? Why is conversion necessary? Who is responsible for conversion?

Morlan presents theological and exegetical analysis of Luke 15, Acts 2 and 17:16–34, Romans 2 and Romans 9–11 to answer these questions, and, in turn, builds theological profiles for both Luke and Paul. These profiles provide fresh insight into the theological relationship between Luke and Paul, showing significant similarities as well as sharp contrasts between them. Similarities surface between Luke and Paul concerning the centrality of Christology in their conversion theologies. While showing a complex relationship between human and divine agency in conversion, both Luke and Paul understand successful conversion to be impossible without the intervention of an agency outside of the pre-convert.


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Thomas Keating Collection (7 vols.)

John Chrysostom and the Transformation of the City

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Verbum Now March Preview Resources

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Thomas Keating Collection (7 vols.)

Father Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer movement and internationally renowned theologian, is known as a public speaker and teacher of Centering Prayer—a revival of contemplative meditation intended to grow the Christian’s personal relationship with God. Influenced by Christian mystics and spiritual traditions from the East, Keating has written a number of books on the practice of Centering Prayer and the contemplative prayer experience. This collection contains the core trilogy of his works, Open Mind, Open Heart, Mystery of Christ, and Invitation to Love, as well as a number of his other works and daily devotionals compiled from his writings, designed to actualize the main ideas he conveys.

*Note: Father Keating could be seen as a contentious author, leaving some to wonder if his spiritual teaching is in congruence with the teachings of the Church. Nevertheless, he has made an impact in the life of the Church, so explore, discern, and find out for yourself.

John Chrysostom and the Transformation of the City

John Chrysostom was one of the most prolific and admired Christian preachers of the fourth century AD. Operating in both Antioch and Constantinople, he was constantly concerned for the spiritual welfare of his flock, especially when he saw them surrounded by the secular temptations of city life in the later Roman Empire. His preaching was tailored to combat these temptations and to encourage his congregation to live more obviously orthodox lives. Previous studies of Chrysostom have been almost entirely biographical in nature. This book conducts a much needed thematic exploration of his preaching, shedding light both on gender relations in late antiquity and also on the practical processes by which Christianity established itself as a dominant social structure in the Roman Empire.

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Second Temple Period Collection (19 vols.)

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Verbum Now February Preview Resources

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Second Temple Period Collection (19 vols.)

The Second Temple Period Collection culls select academic work from a variety of disciplines in order to fully reveal the importance of this era’s literary output and history. It features titles dedicated to the exposition of single topics, comprehensive histories, and commentaries on specific apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works that were composed during the Second Temple Period.

The Second Temple Period spans from roughly 515 B.C. to 70 A.D. (from the rebuilding of the Temple after the Babylonian exile to the destruction of the Temple by the Romans). This period of time covers both the span between the Old and New Testaments and the time during which nearly all the New Testament events took place. Studying the Second Temple Period, and the literature it produced, is therefore of paramount importance to understanding the cultural and historical background to the Christian scriptures.

The Second Temple Period Collection also includes Lorenzo DiTommaso’s A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research 1850-1999. This substantial volume covers nearly all secondary literature on pseudepigrapha research. A reference work without peer in English, and an invaluable resource for all those interested in the Pseudepigrapha.

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Tertullian and Paul
Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix (2 vols.)

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Verbum Now January Preview Resources

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Tertullian and Paul

This collection of essays presents a collaborative attempt to understand, critique, and appreciate one of the earliest and most influential interpreters of Paul, and thereby better understand and appreciate both the dynamic event of early patristic exegesis and the Pauline texts themselves. Each chapter takes a two-pronged approach, beginning with a patristic scholar considering the topic at hand followed by a New Testament response. This results in a fast-paced and illuminating interdisciplinary volume.

Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix (2 vols.)

Discover the history of Latin Christendom with two of the first Christian apologists in The Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix. Examine original Latin text alongside its English translation as you study Latin Christendom, its core beliefs, ethics, and the cultural forces of the time. In both Apology and De Spectaculis, Tertullian discusses the life of the time and the influences on thinking and writing in the Latin world. Minucius Felix continues the exploration of Latin Christendom in his Octavius, with a discussion of the social and religious conditions in Rome at the end of the second century, including the interactions between Roman and African Christianity.

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The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ
Christian Philosophy in the Early Church

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Verbum Now December Preview Resources

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The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan provides a translation of St. Ambrose’s correspondence with emperors, clergy, theological opponents, and leaders in both the East and the West. With brief introductions to each letter, you instantly get a glance into the context of each letter, and with translation notes on every page, you’ll find deeper theological insights contained in Ambrose’s writing.

A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ

Thomas à Kempis’ reflections on testimonies concerning the Incarnation from the Old and New Testaments. Also included are 35 sermons, including 5 Christmas sermons and the short essay “Hearing and Speaking Good Words.”

Christian Philosophy in the Early Church

Fr. Anthony Meredith a concise and accessible overview of the response of early Christian thought to classical philosophy and its integration into Christian theology.

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Modern Christian Theology
The Apostolic Fathers, part 1, vol 1
The Apostolic Fathers, part 1, vol 2

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November Preview Resources

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Modern Christian Theology

Christopher Ben Simpson tells the story of modern Christian theology against the backdrop of the history of modernity itself. Modern Christian Theology examines the many ways that theology became modern while seeing how modernity arose in no small part from theology. These intertwined stories progress through four parts, spanning from the beginnings of modernity in the late Middle Ages and progressing through the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenments and awakenings of the eighteenth-century, the nineteenth-century, and through the twentieth-century’s crisis—covering each key personalities or movements from Karl Barth to the nouvelle théologie, liberation theology, and conservative Protestantism in America.

The Apostolic Fathers, part 1, vol 1 and vol 2: St. Clement of Rome

Joseph Barber Lightfoot was an important nineteenth-century Anglican scholar of the Apostolic Fathers, who published editions and translations of them and is particularly known for his defense of the authenticity of the letters of St. Ignatius. Part 1 of his Apostolic Fathers includes his edition and studies on the writings of St. Clement of Rome.

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For a limited time, Verbum Now members also enjoy discounts on the following resources, which were featured as previews over the last three months:

T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint
The International Theological Commentary: Joel
Classic Studies on the New Testament Apocrypha (12 vols.)
Collected Homilies of St. John Chrysostom
History of Old Testament Interpretation Collection (14 vols.)
Romans through History and Culture Series (5 vols.)

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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.10?

If you’re subscribed to Verbum Now, you just got access to a bunch of new features! Take a look at what we’ve added:

Miracles of the Bible Interactive

The miracles in the Bible are surrounded by a lot of narrative text. That makes comparing and contrasting them difficult. The Miracles of the Bible interactive allows you to sort the miracles of the Bible into categories like type (healing, provision, resurrection, etc.), people involved, location, and book of the Bible. Find all the miracles done by Moses, the miracles involving a piece of clothing, or the miracles done in Galilee. Or combine any of these categories—for example, find all the miracles the Israelites experienced involving provision.

Speaking to God Interactive

The Speaking to God interactive displays every conversation with God in the Bible. You can then sort them by type (a dialogue or monologue), the persons involved, and the content (petition, praise, complaint, confession, intercession, etc.). If you want to find every intercessory prayer made by Moses on behalf of the Isralites, the Speaking to God interactive allows you to find them in two clicks.

Link a Lexicon to a Bible

With this feature, jump from an English translation to Greek and Hebrew lexicons with one click. Build a layout you’ll come back to over and over again by linking your favorite lexicons to your English Bible. Move seamlessly from the Bible you’re reading to discussions of the Greek or Hebrew words behind the English translation.

Lexham SGNT Syntactic Force Dataset

Identifying the syntactic force, or use, of a Greek word is a task that many Greek students find difficult and often view as subjective. For instance, the Greek genitive, often translated with “of” in English, can carry a large range of meaning. When Paul states that the “love of Christ controls us,” does he mean that our love for Christ controls us? Or that Christ’s love for us controls us? Or that the love that controls us has a Christ-like quality? These are difficult questions that aren’t easily answered. With this dataset, you can search any interlinear version of the Bible for the syntactic force of a word. Looking for places other than Matthew 28:20 where the word “teach” is considered an instrumental participle? With the Lexham SGNT Syntactic Force Dataset, you can easily find them.

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Gain free access to The St. Joseph Collection (3 vols.) during the month of March!

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