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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World

by E. Randolph Richards and Richard James

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures. When Westerners, immersed in individualism, read the Bible, it's easy to misinterpret important elements—or miss them altogether. In any culture, the most important things usually go without being said. So to read Scripture well we benefit when we uncover the unspoken social structures and values of i… Read more…

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul's Message and Mission

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul's Message and Mission

by E. Randolph Richards, Jackson W and Brad Vaughn

Christianity Today's 2020 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Biblical StudiesBiblical Foundations Award FinalistWhat does it mean to “read Romans with Eastern eyes”?Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Brad Vaughn directs our attention to Paul's letter to the Romans. He argues th… Read more…

Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology

Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology

by David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards

For some of us, the apostle Paul is intimidating, like a distant and difficult uncle. Maybe not someone you'd like to hang out with at a coffee shop on a rainy day. He'd make a scene, evangelize the barista, and arouse looks across the room. For a mid-morning latte, we'd prefer Jesus over Paul. But Paul is actually the guy who—from Ephesus to A… Read more…

Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?
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Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?

by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J O'Brien

Narrated by Richards, E. Randolph

The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the… Read more…

Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?

Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?

by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J O'Brien

The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apo… Read more…

Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Christ

Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Christ

by David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards

Readers' Choice Awards Honorable MentionOne of Nijay Gupta's Best Academic New Testament BooksWho is your Jesus? Matthew's teacher? John's Word made flesh? Hebrews' great high priest? What if it turned out that your Jesus is a composite of your favorite selections from the New Testament buffet, garnished with some Hollywood and Americana?… Read more…

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible

by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J O'Brien

Over 100,000 Copies Sold Worldwide! ECPA Bronze Sales Award Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the YearWhat was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example:When Western readers hear P… Read more…