Luke by Justo L. GonzálezHistorian and theologian Justo González presents the beloved Gospel of Luke, who heralds Jesus' birth as "good news of great joy for all the people" (Luke 2:10). González guides us and challenges us to ask, "What is the meaning of this text for us today?" The result is an engaging and important theological discussion of Luke's Gospel and its relation to the life and proclamation of the church and its members.
Reading the Bible from the Margins by Miguel A. De La Torre (Editor)This introduction focuses on how issues involving race, class, and gender influence our understanding of the Bible. Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.
Toward a Latino/a Biblical Interpretation by Francisco Lozada Jr.Explores the complex and diverse issues related to Latino/a biblical interpretation. After laying the theoretical foundation, he offers three sample readings of biblical texts to lead readers through the intricacy of interpretation that has historically and culturally surrounded understanding what it means to do Latino/a biblical interpretation.
Creation Imagery in the Gospel of John by Carlos Raul Sosa SiliezarInvestigates the presence and significance of creation imagery in the Gospel of John. He argues that John has intentionally included only a limited (albeit significant) number of instances of creation imagery and that he has positioned them carefully to highlight their significance.
Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul by Efrain AgostoExplores models of leadership in the New Testament's two prime exemplars, Jesus and Paul, and in their respective communities of faith. It studies both Paul's statements and actions with regard to leadership issues with specific church communities, using Thessalonians, the Corinthians, the Galatians, and the Philippians correspondence as case studies in the practice of leadership.
Thinking Sex with the Great Whore by Luis Menendez-AntunaPursues an ideological critique of the Great Whore that takes into account contemporary understandings of sexuality, and in so doing advances a de-moralization of apparent sexual deviancy both in the present and in the past. Offers an emancipatory reading of Revelation 17-18 using Foucauldian, postcolonial and queer historiographies.