Righteous Transgressions

Women's Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right
Author: Lihi Ben Shitrit
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873843
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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How do women in conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements' strict ideas about male and female roles? How and why does this activism happen in some movements but not in others? Righteous Transgressions examines these questions by comparatively studying four groups: the Jewish settlers in the West Bank, the ultra-Orthodox Shas, the Islamic Movement in Israel, and the Palestinian Hamas. Lihi Ben Shitrit demonstrates that women's prioritization of a nationalist agenda over a proselytizing one shapes their activist involvement. Ben Shitrit shows how women construct "frames of exception" that temporarily suspend, rather than challenge, some of the limiting aspects of their movements' gender ideology. Viewing women as agents in such movements, she analyzes the ways in which activists use nationalism to astutely reframe gender role transgressions from inappropriate to righteous. The author engages the literature on women's agency in Muslim and Jewish religious contexts, and sheds light on the centrality of women's activism to the promotion of the spiritual, social, cultural, and political agendas of both the Israeli and Palestinian religious right. Looking at the four most influential political movements of the Israeli and Palestinian religious right, Righteous Transgressions reveals how the bounds of gender expectations can be crossed for the political good.

The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15-31

Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467424552
Category: Religion
Page: 624
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Over twenty-five years in the making, this much-anticipated commentary promises to be the standard study of Proverbs for years to come. Written by eminent Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke, this two-volume commentary is unquestionably the most comprehensive work on Proverbs available. Grounded in the new literary criticism that has so strengthened biblical interpretation of late, Waltke's commentary on Proverbs demonstrates the profound, ongoing relevance of this Old Testament book for Christian faith and life. A thorough introduction addresses such issues as text and versions, structure, authorship, and theology. The detailed commentary itself explains and elucidates Proverbs as "theological literature." Waltke's highly readable style -- evident even in his original translation of the Hebrew text -- makes his scholarly work accessible to teachers, pastors, Bible students, and general readers alike.

Teaching Women’s Studies in Conservative Contexts

Considering Perspectives for an Inclusive Dialogue
Author: Cantice Greene
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317285875
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
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Women’s Studies is a field that inspires strong reactions, both positive and negative, inside and outside of the classroom. The field, partly due to its activist origins, is often associated with liberal ideology and is therefore chided by students and others who identify as conservative. The goal of this book is to introduce conservative perspectives into the issues of gender, sexuality, race, and power that are topics of teaching and discussion in women’s studies courses. The book also aims to provide examples of pathways by which conservative students and scholars can engage the field of women’s studies, not as opponents, but as contributors. Contributors including administrators, activists, scholar-teachers, artists, and ministers come together in this collection to engage in writing and response and to add their approaches to teaching and administering women’s studies on their campuses.

Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa

Methodological and Ethical Challenges
Author: Janine A. Clark,Francesco Cavatorta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190882964
Category: Political Science
Page: 328
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"Political Research in the Middle East and North Africa focuses specifically on doing research in one of the most important regions in contemporary world politics. It is also one of the most difficult areas to do research in given the current high levels of violence, political instability, and authoritarianism that plague the region. Gathering together a large and diverse group of researchers who study the region, Janine Clark and Francesco Cavatorta's volume will serve as a foundational methods guide for young academics on how to conceive and carry out their research projects. At the same time the topics in the book provide a useful refresher to more established scholars so that their methodological training and ethical considerations keep pace with novel approaches and changing obstacles in the field. What makes this volume especially useful is its focus on methodological 'lessons learned' from the contributors' first hand experiences. Each chapter deals with the challenges of implementing qualitative and quantitative methods in the field, the real-life obstacles encountered and the possible solutions to overcoming them. It will therefore be an invaluable companion book to more standard methods books, which focus on the 'how to' of methods but are often devoid of any real discussion of the challenges of on-the-ground fieldwork."--Publisher's summary.

The Tension Between God as Righteous Judge and as Merciful in Early Judaism

Author: Barry D. Smith
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830887
Category: Religion
Page: 385
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In recent years, the scholarly consensus has emerged that early Judaism should no longer be classified as a religion of legalistic works on righteousness, but rather defined primarily by God's covenant with Israel. In this work, it is argued, instead, that there is actually a tension in early Judaism between God as righteous judge and as merciful. As E. Sjoberg maintained in his Gott und Sunder im palastinischen Judentum, in the sources used for a reconstruction of early Judaism, there are two mutually exclusive ways in which God is said to relate to human beings. First, God as righteous judge deals with human beings as they deserve. They are assumed to be morally free and responsible, and God judges and recompenses them in history and eschatologically. Not only are the wicked punished for their sins, but the righteous are also rewarded for their obedience. And second, God as merciful does not deal with human beings as they deserve. Rather, he removes the guilt resulting from disobedience to the Law, sometimes on the simple condition of repentance. This means that a person can escape the consequences of disobedience. The understanding of God in the sources vacillates between God as righteous judge and God as merciful, without coming down definitively on one side to the exclusion of the other."

Righteousness in Matthew and his World of Thought

Author: Benno Przybylski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Bible
Page: 200
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While New Testament scholars generally agree that the concept of righteousness occupies an important place in the Gospel of Matthew, there is no scholarly consensus as to the meaning and function of this concept. The author of this study contends that this lack of agreement is largely due to the fact that the wrong background literature (i.e. the Old Testament and the letters of Paul) has been posited as governing Matthaean usage. It is only when Matthaean usage is viewed in terms of the world of thought reflected in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Tannaitic literature that it becomes intelligible. This monograph makes a twofold scholarly contribution. Professor Przybylski's exhaustive analysis of the righteousness terminology in the background literature provides a foundation for research in various areas of early Christianity and Judaism. In addition, his study contributes to a better understanding of the Matthaean view of salvation. This latest title in a distinguished series will arouse interest not only among New Testament specialists but also among those concerned with Judaic studies of the period.

Get Righteous, Godly Girl

Author: Rhonda Niemeyer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468575821
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Get Righteous, Godly Girl is intended for all women and the path each of us long for: Living Righteously in a Worldly Society. All women, regardless of where you are on your journey, embrace the opportunity and challenge Get Righteous, Godly Girl puts before you. Learn about women of the Bible, how they too struggled with the day to day challenges of living righteously in a worldly society, and what we can do to resist falling short of God's command. This guide will allow the reader to: Take a hard look at their own lives Identify areas that need improvement Understand God's word Prepare a practical plan for change. In sharing my own personal secrets with each of you as an example, you too will be empowered to break up with bad habits and fall in love with God, for He is awesome and mighty in all things. Amen.

Pierced for Our Transgressions

Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution
Author: Steve Jeffery,Andrew Sach
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
ISBN: 1844741788
Category: Apologetics
Page: 372
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With the central Christian doctrine of penal substitutionincreasingly under attack, these authors articulate a series ofresponses to specific theological and cultural criticisms.

The Universalist manual

or book of prayers and other religious exercises : adapted to the use both of public and private devotion in churches, Sunday schools, and families
Author: Menzies Rayner
Publisher: N.A
Category: Hymns, English
Page: 286
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Book of Devotion

The Psalms with Prefaces, Summaries, and Prayers, for Family Use
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 272
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons Now First Printed from the Original Mss. : an Appendix on what Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry... : Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry : Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams
Author: Matthew Henry
Publisher: N.A
Category: Dissenters, Religious
Page: 1419
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Author: Craig S. Keener
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189181X
Category: Religion
Page: 300
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A helpfully concise commentary on Paul's letter to the early Christians in Rome, which the Apostle wrote just a few years before the outbreak of Nero's persecution. Keener examines each paragraph for its function in the letter as a whole, helping the reader follow Paul's argument. Where relevant, he draws on his vast work in ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman sources in order to help modern readers understand the message of Romans according to the way the first audience would have heard it. Throughout, Keener focuses on major points that are especially critical for the contemporary study of Paul's most influential and complex New Testament letter.


Key to the Future
Author: Duane S. Crowther
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462104827
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Study extensive evidence of numerous future events that have been spoken of by the mouths of the Prophets in this LDS best-selling classic. This book is throughly researched-its scope is far-reaching and its evidence is reliable. The research in this book will help all who read it to prepare for the events to come. With over 450,000 copies in print, Prophecy, Key to the Future, is a must-have for every Latter-day Saint and Christians everywhere.

Still Selling the Righteous

A Redaction-critical Investigation of Reasons for Judgment in Amos 2.6-16
Author: Graham R. Hamborg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0567048608
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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This redaction-critical study interprets the reasons for judgment in Amos 2.6-16 in the literary context of each of the redactional compositions which, it is argued, underlie the Amos-text. It is proposed that the Amos-text is both a theological work and a tractate of social criticism. In earlier redactional compositions the dominant reasons for judgment concern mistreatment of the weak. In the later redactional compositions these are overshadowed, in terms of length of text, by more theological reasons for judgment; however, these strengthen, rather than weaken, the force of the older reasons for judgment.

Sinners and the Righteous

A Comparative Study of the Psalms of Solomon and Paul's Letters
Author: Mikael Winninge
Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9789122016380
Category: Bible
Page: 372
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New Existence and Righteous Living

Colossians and 1 Peter in Conversation with 4QInstruction and the Hodayot
Author: Robert L. Cavin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110304031
Category: Religion
Page: 293
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As the first comparative study of Colossians and 1 Peter, the book fills a lacuna by exploring each author’s understanding of the new existence and the means to righteous living. If the epistles end up offering almost identical paraenesis, why do they have such distinctive theological patterns of thought? The conventional starting point in Colossian and 1 Peter studies centers on the recipients’ needs. Much has been learned from these investigations and is kept in view. However, the extent to which each epistle’s theology reflects an underlying pattern of ideas within each author’s worldview is less well understood. Setting the author’s views in the context of the literature of early Judaism throws fresh light on his thought-world and understanding of the new existence and moral enablement. Evidence exists which indicates that streams of traditions in Early Judaism Literature, factors other than the recipients’ needs, contribute to the theology within each epistle and may account for distinctive aspects identified between Colossians and 1 Peter. Exploration of 4QInstruction and the Hodayot, texts discovered at Qumran, provides precedents, precursors, and parallels for the distinctive emphases investigated. Thus, they shed new light on each epistle.