A companion to the Mercer Dictionary of the Bible, published in 1990 in association with the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. The two volumes are meant to be used together, and the Commentary does not repeat material available in the Dictionary . The intent is to fill the need for single-volume resources, not to supplant the
This is a valuable look at a vital institution. The story of the Mercer University School of Medicine is both inspiring and compelling. Rarely in the annals of higher education has a dream so remote and an idea so right come to fruition because of the resolute commitment of individuals who, for differing reasons, devoted themselves to the realization of an unlikely dream. While this story includes drama, intrigue, and uncertainty, it is mostly a story fueled by hope and vision. 'This is a story of courage, tenacity, and devotion to principle. It is the story of how public-private partnerships can become powerful mechanisms for solving crippling social problems. Above all else, this story is a human story that reflects the selfless commitment of many individuals who worked tirelessly against great odds to make life better for future generations' - from the foreword. This book is a compilation of first-person accounts and narrative histories that combine to tell the story of a most remarkable school that trains physicians to provide health care to Georgia and the South.
William Lawrence Stribling, Jr., known as Young Stribling, was born in a small southern Georgia town in 1904. The son of a store clerk and a farmer¿s daughter, the direction of his life seemed set. He should have lived out his years in that rural setting, but he was performing in vaudeville before his 4th birthday and was a professional prizefighter by the age of 16. His rise through the boxing ranks and classifications was meteoric and he soon earned himself a place among the top fighters in the world. Stribling married his high school sweetheart and the couple had three children. Over the course of his career, Young Stribling traveled the world, rubbing shoulders with celebrities, sports ...
An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're
Kierkegaard was a Christian thinker perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time. Sylvia Walsh explores his understanding of Christianity and the existential mode of thinking theologically appropriate to it in the context of the intellectual, cultural, and socio-political milieu of his time.
STARTLED AT THE BIG SOUND: ESSAYS PERSONAL, LITERARY, AND CULTURAL is the first prose collection by Stephen Corey, a widely published poet and one of the countrys most highly regarded literary editors. These essays, written across three decades, Corey finds himself unwilling and/or unable to write about a family member without alluding to poetry or other arts, about his editing work without reference to his own writing practice and philosophy, or about his own writing without connecting it to history and society. Whether writing on being a conscientious objector during the Vietnam war, on the death of Roy Orbison, or about an adoption document that comes to America in advance of his new South Korean infant daughter, Stephen Corey finds himself moved to new definitions of his other lifes blood, poetry.
The new edition of Scandalous Providence constructs a postmodern interpretation of the providence of God through a narrative rendering of providence on the basis of the epochal moments in the story of Jesus, a distinctive modern reconstruction of the theology of providence through a critical, non-reductionist interpretation of the Gospel traditions on the one side, and contemporary narratives of lived experience within the scientific understanding of the world on the other. Significant theological problems have rendered the reformulation of the doctrine of providence elusive and unachievable for more than half a century. Beyond Karl Barths neo-orthodox interpretation of providence within the...