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- Bible and interpretation
Barr, James, 1924-2006. Bible and interpretation : the collected essays of James Barr / James Barr ; edited by John Barton ; [contributions by Ernest Nicholson]. 3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Daily geography practice.
Johnson, Sandi. Daily geography practice. Grade 5 / [author, Sandi Johnson ; editor, Chyrl Light ; illustrators, Carlos Avalone, Alex Cruz, Jim Palmer]. -- Monterey, CA : Evan-Moor, c2013. 160 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
- How to make puppets with children
Evans, Joy. How to make puppets with children / [writing: Joy Evans, Jo Ellen Moore ; illustration: Joy Evans]. -- Monterey, CA : Evan-Moor, 2013, c2000. 81 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
- Daily geography practice.
Johnson, Sandi. Daily geography practice. Grade 3 / [author, Sandi Johnson ; editor, Chyrl Light ; illustrators, Jim Palmer, Carlos Avalone]. -- Monterey, CA : Evan-Moor, c2013. 160 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
- Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies.
Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies.
- The answer to bad religion is not no religion
Thielen, Martin, 1956- author. The answer to bad religion is not no religion : a guide to good religion for seekers, skeptics, and believers / Martin Thielen. xv, 160 pages ; 22 cm.
- Careers in music librarianship III
Careers in music librarianship III : reality and reinvention / edited by Susannah Cleveland and Joe C. Clark. -- Middleton, WI : A-R Editions, c2014. xi, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ( Music Library Association Technical Reports Series ; vol. 33 )
- From Jesus to the Church
Evans, Craig A., 1952- author. From Jesus to the Church : the first Christian generation / Craig A. Evans. xv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- A solemn warning to the secure world, from the God of terrible majesty, or, The presumptuous sinner
Tennent, Gilbert, 1703-1764. A solemn warning to the secure world, from the God of terrible majesty, or, The presumptuous sinner detected, his pleas considered, and his doom displayed / by Gilbert Tennent ; with an introduction by Richard K. Smith. -- Ames, IA. : International Outreach, Inc., c2014. x, 236,  p. ; 22 cm.
- Seeing black & white in a gray world
Arnold, Bill T., 1955- Seeing black & white in a gray world : the need for theological reasoning in the church's debate over sexuality / Bill T. Arnold. -- Franklin, TN : Seedbed Pub., c2014. xx, 204 p. ; 21 cm. ( In all things charity / a series )
- World mission in the Wesleyan spirit
World mission in the Wesleyan spirit / edited by Darrell L. Whiteman and Gerald H. Anderson ; foreword by David B. Barrett. -- Franklin, TN : Seedbed Pub., c2014. xviii, 358 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm. ( American Society of Missiology series ; no. 44 )
- Homosexuality and the church
Snyder, Howard A., 1940- Homosexuality and the church : defining issue or distracting battle? / Howard A. Snyder. xiv, 66 p. ; 21 cm. ( In all things charity / a series )
- Gods, heroes, and monsters
López-Ruiz, Carolina. Gods, heroes, and monsters : a sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern myths in translation / edited by Carolina López-Ruiz, The Ohio State University. xlv, 609 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
- Music at midnight
Drury, John, 1936- author. Music at midnight : the life and poetry of George Herbert / John Drury. xix, 395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
- The soul of the world
Scruton, Roger, 1944- author. The soul of the world / Roger Scruton. viii, 205 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
- The liturgy explained
Farwell, James W. author. The liturgy explained / James Farwell. v, 57 pages ; 22 cm.
- The letters of Dr. Thomas Coke
Coke, Thomas, 1747-1814.[Correspondence] The letters of Dr. Thomas Coke / edited by John A. Vickers. xx, 787 pages ; 23 cm.
- Culture Smart!
Teague, Gina. Culture Smart! : USA / Gina Teague and Alan Beechey. -- London : Kuperard ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Random House Distribution Services, c2013. 168 p. : ill., map, photos. ; 17 cm.
- Production and prosperity in the Theodosian period
Production and prosperity in the Theodosian period / edited by Ine Jacobs. -- Leuven, Belgium ; Walpole, MA : Peeters, 2014. xvi, 397 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 24 cm. ( Interdisciplinary studies in ancient culture and religion ; 14 )
- Truth matters
Köstenberger, Andreas J., 1957- Truth matters : confident faith in a confusing world / Andreas Köstenberger, Darrell Bock, & Josh Chatraw. -- Nashville, TN : B & H Publishing Group, 2014. xx, 188 p. ; 19 cm.
- Isaiah 1-12 as written and read in antiquity
Bruin, Willem Mijndert de, 1961- author. Isaiah 1-12 as written and read in antiquity / Wim M. de Bruin. ix, 493 pages : charts ; 24 cm. ( Pericope, Scripture as written and read in antiquity ; 8 )
- Great kings of the Bible
Reju, Deepak, 1969- Great kings of the Bible : how Jesus is greater than Saul, David and Solomon / Deepak Reju ; illustrated by Fred Apps. -- Fearn, Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK : CF4K : Christian Focus Pub., c2014.  p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
- Slogging along in the paths of righteousness
Davis, Dale Ralph, 1944- Slogging along in the paths of righteousness : Psalms 13-24 / Dale Ralph Davis. -- Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland, Great Britain : Christian Focus, 2014. 189 pages ; 20 cm.
- The divine father
The divine father : religious and philosophical concepts of divine parenthood in antiquity / edited by Felix Albrecht and Reinhard Feldmeier. vi, 433 pages ; 25 cm. ( Themes in biblical narrative: Jewish and Christian traditions ; Volume 18 )
- The body as property
Jacobs, Sandra, author. The body as property : physical disfigurement in biblical law / Sandra Jacobs. xvi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. ( Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 582 ) ( T & T Clark library of biblical studies )
Deutungsmacht : Religion und belief systems in Deutungsmachtkonflikten / herausgegeben von Philipp Stoellger. ix, 617 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. ( Hermeneutische Untersuchungen zur Theologie ; 63 )
- Preaching the farewell discourse
Kellum, L. Scott (Leonard Scott), 1964- Preaching the farewell discourse : an expository walk-through of John 13:31-17:26 / L. Scott Kellum. -- Nashville, TN : B & H Pub., 2014. xii, 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Basil of Caesarea
Hildebrand, Stephen M., 1973- author. Basil of Caesarea / Stephen M. Hildebrand. xx , 204 pages ; 23 cm. ( Foundations of theological exegesis and Chrisitian spirituality )
- Who's afraid of relativism?
Smith, James K. A., 1970- author. Who's afraid of relativism? : community, contingency, and creaturehood / James K.A. Smith. 186 pages ; 22 cm. ( The church and postmodern culture )
- Psalms 73-150
Bergant, Dianne, 1936-, author. Psalms 73-150 / Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. ( New Collegeville Bible commentary. Old Testament ; Volume 23 )
- Psalms 1-72
Bergant, Dianne, 1936-, author. Psalms 1-72 / Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. 142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. ( New Collegeville Bible commentary. Old Testament ; Volume 22 )
- Tel Dan in its Northern cultic context
Davis, Andrew R., 1978- author. Tel Dan in its Northern cultic context / Andrew R. Davis. xv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. ( Society of Biblical Literature. Archaeology and biblical studies ; Number 20 )
- If I had lunch with C.S. Lewis
McGrath, Alister E., 1953- If I had lunch with C.S. Lewis : exploring the ideas of C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life / Alister McGrath. xiii, 241 pages ; 20 cm.
- 1 Corinthians
Taylor, Mark Edward author. 1 Corinthians / Mark Taylor. -- Nashville, Tennessee : B&H Publishing Group, ©2014. 473 pages ; 23 cm. ( The New American commentary ; Volume 28 )
- The greatest fight in the world
Spurgeon, C. H. (Charles Haddon), 1834-1892. The greatest fight in the world : the final manifesto / C.H. Spurgeon ; [introduced by Tom Nettles]. -- Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK : Christian Heritage, Christian Focus Publications, 2014. 128 p. ; 18 cm.
- The ecology of spirituality
Bregman, Lucy, 1944- author. The ecology of spirituality : meanings, virtues, and practices in a post-religious age / Lucy Bregman. vii , 190 pages ; 23 cm.
- Power, service, humility
Feldmeier, Reinhard, 1952- author.[Macht, Dienst, Demut.English] Power, service, humility : a New Testament ethic / Reinhard Feldmeier ; Brian McNeil, translator. x, 145 pages ; 22 cm.
- John Knox
Carr, Simonetta author. John Knox / by Simonetta Carr ; with illustrations by Matt Abraxas. 63 pages : illustrations (mostly colored) ; 26 x 21 cm. ( Christian biographies for young readers )
- The book of legendary lands
Eco, Umberto, 1932- author. The book of legendary lands / Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen. 477 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Berger, Jonah. Contagious : why things catch on / Jonah Berger. -- New York : Simon & Schuster, c2013. viii, 244 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Southern Seminary Magazine | Spring 2014
Southern Seminary Magazine | Spring 2014
- Towers | April 2014
Towers | April 2014
- [Photograph of A. T. Robertson]
[Photograph of A. T. Robertson]
- John the Baptist
John the Baptist
- The Main Event: Paul versus James
The Main Event: Paul versus James
O. S. Hawkins
- Living in the Presence of the Lord
Living in the Presence of the Lord
- Biblical basis of the Evangelistic Church
Biblical basis of the Evangelistic Church
- When can we expect revival?
When can we expect revival?
Excerpt of a longer service that included Myrtle Hall (music) and Rick Hamill (testimony). This is sermon only. Complete service available in Archives.
- Integrity in Gospel Preaching
Integrity in Gospel Preaching
- How to grow a witnessing church
How to grow a witnessing church
- A call to prayer for spiritual awakening
A call to prayer for spiritual awakening
Recorded in the Mullins Lounge, SBTS.
- A Cry from Burmah
A Cry from Burmah
Resolution adopted by Baptist Church in Rochester, NY sometime around 1831 - cf. p. 4. Contains Mr. Judson’s letter to Mr. Grow and Mr. Judson’s letter to the female members of Christian churches in the United States of America.
- A Great Communion and a Great Commission
A Great Communion and a Great Commission
- Transcending the Times: Glorious Images of the Gospel
Transcending the Times: Glorious Images of the Gospel
- Towers | March 2014
Towers | March 2014
- This Treasure in Earthen Vessels: A Moderate Proposal
This Treasure in Earthen Vessels: A Moderate Proposal
Recorded in Alumni Memorial Chapel, SBTS.
- Inspiration and Inerrancy: The Strict Interpretation Examined
Inspiration and Inerrancy: The Strict Interpretation Examined
Recorded in Alumni Memorial Chapel, SBTS.
- God's powerful Word
God's powerful Word
Recorded in Alumni Memorial Chapel, SBTS.
- 1987 Gheens Lectures (PDF)
1987 Gheens Lectures (PDF)
Bulletin for the 1987 Gheens Lectures (April 14-16). PDF.
- Grand concerto: pour piano avec accompagnement d'orchestre dédié à Monsieur Ignace Moscheles, Opus 36
Grand concerto: pour piano avec accompagnement d'orchestre dédié à Monsieur Ignace Moscheles, Opus 36
Grand concerto for piano with orchestra accompaniment, dedicated to Ignace Moscheles, Opus 36
Scanned at 400 ppi, greyscale.
- Pope Francis, Developments in Contemporary Roman Catholicism & the Impact of Church Planting
Pope Francis, Developments in Contemporary Roman Catholicism & the Impact of Church Planting
Leonardo de Chirico
- Towers | February 2014
Towers | February 2014
- Christianity and Contemporary Humanism
Christianity and Contemporary Humanism
Faculty address, delivered November 4, 1981 in Alumni Memorial chapel. Cunningham was Associate Professor of Christian Philosophy
- The Preaching Event: 4. From preaching to liturgy
The Preaching Event: 4. From preaching to liturgy
Delivered in Alumni Memorial Chapel, March 8, 1974.
- The Preaching Event: 3. Listening and Preaching
The Preaching Event: 3. Listening and Preaching
Delivered in Alumni Memorial Chapel, March 7, 1974.
- The Preaching Event: 2. The authority of preaching
The Preaching Event: 2. The authority of preaching
Delivered at Alumni Memorial Chapel, March 6, 1974.
- The Preaching Event: 1. The relation of preaching to the preacher
The Preaching Event: 1. The relation of preaching to the preacher
Delivered in Alumni Memorial Chapel, March 5, 1974.
- The basis of hope
The basis of hope
Recorded ca. July, 1968. Claypool recounts how it has been about two weeks since his daughter (Laura Lue Claypool) was diagnosed with Leukemia. Message delivered at either SBTS or Crescent Hill Baptist Church.
- Counterfeit Money or Genuine Gift? Gift, Giving, and Salvation in the Gospel of John
Counterfeit Money or Genuine Gift? Gift, Giving, and Salvation in the Gospel of John
Brunansky, Robert Earl
This dissertation studies the concept of gift in the Gospel of John, especially as it relates to God's gift of salvation to humanity. Chapter 1 defines the problem of the gift both for New Testament studies as well as philosophy and sociology. In light of the discussion of the gift historically and in contemporary scholarship, and in view of the biblical text of the Gospel of John, chapter 1 presents the thesis that the Fourth Gospel describes salvation as a gift rather than an economic exchange.
Chapter 2 argues that the Fourth Gospel presents God as a unilateral giver. The foundation for this argument is the Prologue of John's Gospel, which sets forth creation, light, life, and grace as unilateral gifts of God. When the Gospel of John discusses these gifts, it insists that when God gives them, He receives nothing in return from the recipients.
Chapter 3 narrows the focus to God's gift of salvation. It begins by defining salvation in Johannine terms. When John's terminology for salvation is examined, it becomes clear that salvation means nothing less than deliverance from the condemnation that results from sin unto eternal life. Salvation is tied to God's gift of His Son. Indeed, salvation is given in the gift of the Son. The gift of the Son, however, is a transcendent gift wherein God gives to humanity exhaustively.
Chapter 4 discusses the role of the recipients in the giving and receiving when the giver is God, who gives unilaterally and transcendently. The role of human donees must be viewed within a Johannine concept of Trinitarian giving. The triune nature of divine giving and God's gift of the Spirit to His people present an aneconomic model of giving.
Chapter 5 summarizes the main arguments of the dissertation, focusing on the epistemological presuppositions requisite to understand the gift and offering a definition of gift. It also notes remaining challenges that need to be addressed in future studies on the gift in the context of Christian theology.
- THE EVANGELISTIC EMPHASIS IN THE PASTORAL PREACHING OF ADRIAN P. ROGERS
THE EVANGELISTIC EMPHASIS IN THE PASTORAL PREACHING OF ADRIAN P. ROGERS
Yelton, Johnny Derrick
Johnny Derrick Yelton, Ph.D.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013
Chairman: Dr. J. D. Payne
This dissertation examines the evangelistic content of the pastoral preaching of Adrian P. Rogers during his thirty-two years of ministry at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Chapter 1 introduces the thesis and explains the purpose, goals, limitations and methodology of this study.
Chapter 2 examines the significant events and people in the life of Rogers that influenced and shaped his passion for evangelistic preaching. This chapter provides a brief biography of Rogers that discusses his conversion and call to the ministry, his education in college and seminary, his pastoral ministry, his broadcast ministry, and his denominational leadership. It also identifies the characteristics demonstrated by Rogers that contributed to his effective evangelistic preaching ministry.
Chapter 3 examines the sermon preparation, organization, and delivery skills of Rogers. The objective of this chapter is to identify the homiletical style of Rogers' sermons with a focus upon his expository methodology. This chapter provides a study of the functional elements of Rogers' sermons, and identifies nine characteristics of evangelistic preaching reflected in Rogers' preaching. Finally this chapter considers the hermeneutical integrity of the sermons of Rogers in order to determine if he forced an evangelistic meaning into a text and thereby twisted the intent of the original author of the text.
Chapter 4 examines the evangelistic invitation of Rogers. This chapter provides a brief background regarding the origin of the evangelistic invitation and the criticism of some evangelicals regarding its historical and modern usage. The focus of this chapter, however, is upon the methodology of Rogers. This chapter addresses any problems and concerns regarding the evangelistic invitations of Rogers and it identifies the components and characteristics of Rogers' evangelistic invitation.
Chapter 5 is a study of the evangelistic content of Rogers' sermons. The goal of this chapter is to determine how often Rogers actually preached an evangelistic sermon from the pulpit of Bellevue Baptist Church. This chapter begins with a definition of evangelistic preaching, and provides a methodology for measuring the evangelistic content of Rogers' sermons based upon this definition. Next, this chapter offers an evaluation of the evangelistic content discovered in the sermons of Rogers, and gives a critical analysis of the evangelistic preaching ministry of Rogers based upon these findings. Finally, this chapter provides recommendations for an effective evangelistic preaching ministry.
Chapter 6 gives a conclusion to this study. This chapter addresses the importance of evangelistic preaching in the church. Furthermore, it introduces the discoveries made from this study and gives a summary of those discoveries. It also outlines an application of the strengths of Rogers' evangelistic preaching ministry. Finally, it identifies areas for further study in the future.
This dissertation also contains two appendices. The first appendix includes significant material regarding one hundred sermons by Rogers including an outline of each sermon and an assessment of the evangelistic content of each sermon. The second appendix provides an example of a gospel presentation and sinner's prayer used in the publication materials of Love Worth Finding Ministries.