A Man of Many Parts: Essays in Honor of John Bowker on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday
By: Eugene E. Lemcio (author)Paperback
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'A Man of Many Parts' is an inspired homage to the life and thought of John Bowker, cleric, lecturer and broadcaster. Author of 'The Sense of God', 'Is God a Virus?' and 'The Sacred Neuron', Bowker is an independent thinker of profound erudition with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and understanding. This collection of essays is a study in responses to the work of an exceptional scholar whose humane spirit and empathetic approach to theology has influenced countless people. Bowker has striven for years to reconcile faith and belief with reason, and to find the truth behind religious thought. 'A Man of Many Parts' continues in his intellectual tradition, with essays from Rowan Williams, Jane Shaw, William J. Abraham and others tackling his body of work from a wide variety of perspectives. Whether re-examining the Son of Man in the context of the life of the prophet Daniel, or discussing how both neuroscience and theology seek to map the vastness of human nature, these essays build on Bowker's rigorous analysis in the highest possible accolade to his bibliography.
This collection is a priceless treasure trove for anyone with a love of learning, an original mind and a limitless breadth of interests.
Eugene E. Lemcio is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Seattle Pacific University, where he taught for thirty-six years. His writings about canonical hermeneutics, the Gospels, the Son of Man, and the unifying kerygma of the New Testament have appeared in leading academic publications. He is the author of 'Navigating Revelation: Charts for the Voyage; A Pedagogical Aid'; 'Travels with St. Mark: GPS for the Journey; A Pedagogical Aid'; and 'Soaring with St. John: Flight Paths of the Eagle; A Pedagogical Aid'.
Preface Abbreviations Contributors Part 1: Introduction 1 John Bowker: A Theological Overview -Rowan Williams Part 2: Biblical Studies 2 The Teaching of Syriac at Cambridge -J. F. Coakley 3 John Bowker and The Jewish Background to the New Testament: An Essay in Wirkungsgeschichte -Christopher Rowland 4 Daniel & the Three (Principally in the Old Greek):Historical Signs of the Eschatological Son of Man & Saints of the Most High God-a Paradigm for Gospels Christology and Discipleship -Eugene E. Lemcio 5 A Pilgrimage of Grace: The Journey Motif in Luke-Acts -Martin Forward Part 3: Theology 6 On Systems, Circles, and Centers: Christianity as a Christocentric
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