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Portrayals of Peter in the Four Gospels and at Philippi
Richard J. Cassidy
Because he plays such a prominent role in the New Testament and the tradition of the church, the apostle Peter has been the focus of much scholarship over the centuries. One wonders whether there can ...
Preacher of Grace, Poet of Truth
Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.
What does it mean to be deeply in love with God and, at the same time, with a person, a group, or a nation that is at odds with God? Such is the dilemma of the prophet Jeremiah, and it is an experienc ...
The Construction of a King
Jerome T. Walsh
Ahab, king of Israel during the ninth century B.C.E., "did evil in the sight of the Lord more than of his predecessors" and "did more to anger the Lord, the God of Israel, than any of the kings of Isr ...
A Biblical Guide to Living Wisely
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ
Questions of vocation and character formation become important to students as they continue to receive higher education. Jesus Ben Sira combines secular wisdom from Near Eastern wisdom sources and div ...
Barbara Green, O.P.
The book of Jonah has been richly commented upon by centuries of Christians and Jews. Writers of prose and poetry have loved it as well as those interested in liturgy. Jonah is a small book, and yet i ...
Portraits of a Queen
Powerful. Assertive. Evil. What we know of Jezebel, queen of Israel, seems pure malevolence. What we know is what ancient writers, in their attempt to shape a theological history, considered important ...
The Story and Soul of the Gerasene Demoniac
Michael Willett Newheart
Can a "legion" of demons convey a message? As Michael Willett Newheart asserts, a study of the Gerasene (Mark 5:1-20) and the demons Jesus cast from him can indeed carry an important message of faith. ...
Heir to Jesus of Nazareth
Patrick J. Hartin
Through the world of James of Jerusalem we discover the development of Christianity and its struggle for self-definition amidst Jewish roots and a rising congregation of newly converted Gentiles. In t ...
J. Patrick Mullen
Were the Pharisees unfairly portrayed in the New Testament? What would a wider reading of Luke's Gospel reveal? To begin dialoguing with these questions, J. Patrick Mullen focuses on Simon, the Pharis ...
Prophet of Purity for a New Age
Catherine M. Murphy
How did Gospel authors Matthew and Luke shape the story of John the Baptist around the story of Jesus? Why was the historical Baptist so popular? In John the Baptist: Prophet of Purity for a New Age, ...
Getting to Know a Biblical Character through the Qur'an
The account of Joseph that is found in Genesis 37-50 is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. Its classic rags-to-riches plot explores themes that have intrigued people throughout history: ...
Two Cannibal Mothers Before a King
Nameless, Blameless, and Without Shame is a character study of two obscure women before a king (2 Kings 6:24–33). It explores the violence encoded in the texts by the privileged powerful. The characte ...
Portraits of a Roman Governor
Pontius Pilate examines the portraits of this Roman governor found in the Gospels. Unlike some discussions of Pilate, this one takes Pilate's role as governor and representative of Roman imperial powe ...
Barbara Green, OP
Who should lead us? Who should we, as a community, look to for guidance? These questions, as old as humankind, followed the Israelite community upon their return from the Exile: Should they return wit ...
The Interfaces Biblical Storyline Companion
Barbara Green, OP, Carleen Mandolfo, Catherine M. Murphy
As an introductory text and companion for the Interfaces series, From Earth's Creation to John's Revelation gives an overview of the basic material necessary for an introductory undergraduate course i ...