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Peter Steinberger, The Problem with God  Is God Needed in the Kingdom of God?

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The Real Paul

The Real Paul
Recovering His Radical Challenge

“An impressively informed and informative work of biblical scholarship that will prove to be as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is seminal and iconoclastic … Highly recommended for seminary and academic library New Testament Studies reference collections in general, and Paulinian Studies supplemental reading lists in particular.”—Midwest Book Review
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Creative Faith: Religion as a Way of Worldmaking (Cupitt, sm)

Creative Faith
Religion as a Way of Worldmaking

“A forceful and clearly-written call to open a new religious horizon suited to our time.” —George Pattison, University of Glasgow
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Paul and His Legacy: Collected Essays by William O. Walker, Jr.

Paul and His Legacy
Collected Essays

Paul and His Legacy is as informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking. A work of seminal scholarship that is fully accessible to the non-specialist general reader as it is to the academic scholar or ecclesiastical theologian, Paul and His Legacy is very highly recommended for personal, seminary, community, and academic library Christian Studies collections.” —Midwest Book Review
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Shadow on the Moon: A Child's Guide to the Discovery of the Solar System

Shadow on the Moon
A Child’s Guide to the Discovery of the Solar System

“Creative and clever … historically and scientifically accurate. … I strongly recommend this book to children and their teachers and parents.” —Myles W. Jackson, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
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Gospel-of-Jesus

The Gospel of Jesus
According to the Jesus Seminar

Second Edition
Robert W. Funk, Arthur J. Dewey & the Jesus Seminar

“The Gospel of Jesus is a thought-provoking book which will delight or threaten and/or test your knowledge of the New Testament.” —Portland Book Review
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The Last Western Heretic (DVD)

The Last Western Heretic (DVD)

Filmed in New Zealand and Israel and premiered at the NZ Parliament, The Last Western Heretic explores Lloyd Geering’s worldview through a discussion of his ideas—there is no life after death, the Bible is not infallible, Jesus was not divine, among others. Includes live footage from his 1967 heresy trial on charges of “doctrinal error and disturbing the peace of the [Presbyterian] church” which resulted from Geering’s assertion that the resurrection of Jesus should not be interpreted literally.
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Reimagining God, by Lloyd Geering

Reimagining God
The Faith Journey of a Modern Heretic

Lloyd Geering

Reimagining God is surely the key challenge for any still drawn—for whatever reason—by the stories of or about the man Jesus from Nazareth, in the world ‘after theology’, which so many now recognise as the territory we together inhabit.” —Sofia
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Fabricating Faith

Fabricating Faith
How Christianity Became a Religion Jesus Would Have Rejected

Richard Hagenston

“An incredible book … You may not agree with his conclusions … but you are going to understand the biblical and historical issues better when you take the time to read this concise book. … I put this one on my “must read” list and will be recommending it to others.” —Fred Plumer, President, ProgressiveChristianity.org
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Gospel of Luke

Gospel of Luke
Scholars Bible

What prompted the anonymous author of Luke to edit his sources—Mark and Q—and retell the story of Jesus? Using the Scholars Version translation that is true to the everyday Greek of the gospel writers, Pervo explores the who, when, where, why, and how of the Gospel of Luke. Includes the Greek text, introduction, notes, and cross-references.
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