In this section: 1) Brief Table of Contents2) Detailed Table of
ContentsBRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Birth of Jesus Chapter
2. Sermon on the Mount Chapter 3. Parables of Jesus (Part I)
Chapter 4. Parables of Jesus (Part II) Chapter 5. Teachings of
Jesus (Part I) Chapter 6. Teachings of Jesus (Part II) Chapter 7.
Miracles of Jesus Chapter 8. Gospel of John (Part I) Chapter 9.
Gospel of John (Part II) Chapter 10. Crucifixion of Jesus Chapter
11. Resurrection of Jesus Chapter 12. Acts (Part I) Chapter 13.
Acts (Part II) Chapter 14. Romans Chapter 15. 1 Corinthians Chapter
16. Galatians Chapter 17. Ephesians Chapter 18. Philippians Chapter
19. 1-2 Timothy and Titus Chapter 20. James Chapter 21. Revelation
(Part I) Chapter 22. Revelation (Part II) DETAILED TABLE OF
CONTENTS Chapter 1. Birth of Jesus The Annunciation to Mary in the
Qur'an F. Volker Greifenhagen (Canada) Comparing the Birth Stories
of Lord Lao and Jesus Bede Benjamin Bidlack (United States)
Herod's Slaughter of the Children and Other Atrocities Nestor O. Miguez (Argentina) Reading Luke's Christmas Story with Those in Haiti Kent Annan (Haiti) Chapter 2. Sermon on the Mount Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path and Jesus' Beatitudes Elizabeth West (United Kingdom) The Beatitudes and the Accra Confession Margaret Aymer (United States) The Sermon on the Mount and Wealthy Christians in Indonesia Batara Sihombing (Indonesia) Reading Matthew 6 with Those in Tanzania Sakari H (TM)kkinen (Tanzania) Chapter 3. Parables of Jesus (Part I) The Parable of the Good Samaritan and Those in Need James Wiseman (United States) An Indian Reading of the Good Samaritan M. Aravind Jeyakumar (India) The Weeds and Wheat in Korean Christianity Eunjoo Mary Kim (Korea) Marriage Practices in India and the Parable of the Ten Virgins Surekha Nelavala (India) Chapter 4. Parables of Jesus (Part II) The Laborers in the Vineyard and the Unemployed in South Africa Gerald West and Sithembiso Zwane (South Africa) Reading the Parable of the Talents with Those in India David Joy (India) A Queer Reading of the Parable of the Leaven Robert E. Shore-Goss (United States) A Confucian Perspective on the Parable of the Sower Kurtis Hagen (United States) Chapter 5. Teachings of Jesus (Part I) Luke 4 and the African-American Bushwick Neighborhood Josiah Young (United States) Honoring Your Parents and Ancestors Andrea K. Iskandar (China) The Widow's Offering and Dalit Theology Johnson Thomaskutty (India) Personal Reflections on the "Hybrid" Identity of the Phoenician Woman Valerie Bridgeman (United States) Chapter 6. Teachings of Jesus (Part II) "A Knife Behind a Smile" in the Interaction Between Jesus and Jewish Leaders Ken Chan (China) The Metaphor of the Fruit Tree and the Concept of Character Bjorn Staerk (Norway) Ukraine, the United States, and the Rich Young Ruler Vasyl Khokhla (Ukraine) The Rich Young Ruler in a Church in Argentina Nestor O. Miguez (Argentina) Chapter 7. Miracles of Jesus The Trouble with "Blind Faith" Bjorn Staerk (Norway) Reading the "Calming of the Sea" with Those Who Are Suffering Gerald West and Bongi Zengele (South Africa) A Comparison of Jesus' Miracles in the Qur'an and the Gospels F. Volker Greifenhagen (Canada) Four Observations about Jesus' Interaction with the Centurion Robert Jager (Slovakia) Chapter 8. Gospel of John (Part I) The Good Shepherd as Inspiration for a Prison Minister Bilal Ansari (United States) Jesus and John the Baptist in the Context of a Group-Oriented Society Menghun Goh (Malaysia) A Mother's Perspective on Birthing Imagery Beth M. Stovell (United States) A Reading of John 3:16 Shirley Phelps-Roper (United States) Chapter 9. Gospel of John (Part II) The Samaritan Woman from a Jewish Perspective Naomi Graetz (Israel) The Image of the Vine in Serbian Agrarian Culture G. Kevin Steger (Serbia) An Inclusivist Interpretation of John 14:6 through a Baha'i Lens Michael Sours (United States) The Maori concept of Mana and Doxa in John Derek Tovey (New Zealand) Chapter 10. Crucifixion of Jesus The Crucifixion from a Buddhist Perspective T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki (United States) Dealing with Differences in the Crucifixion Narratives Michael Shepherd (United States) A Dalit Reading of the Cross Joseph Prabhakar Dayam (India) The Suffering of Jesus and Suffering in Africa Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike (Uganda) Chapter 11. Resurrection of Jesus A Case for the Historicity of the Resurrection Eric Foster and Mandy Foster (United States) Questioning the Historicity of the Resurrection Oyvind Strommen (Norway) Jesus' Post-resurrection Meal and Filipino Hospitality Marilou S. Ibita (Philippines) A Queer Reading of the Emmaus Story in Luke 24 Robert E. Shore-Goss (United States) Chapter 12. Acts (Part I) Pentecost from the View of Immigrant Communities Margaret Aymer (United States) Acts 2 and Revolutionary Christian Movements in the Black Diaspora Joseph L. Tucker Edmonds (United States) The Unification Themes of Acts 2 and South African Apartheid David T. Williams (South Africa) Five Thoughts on Theology and Practice in the Pentecostal Movement Lee Roy Martin (United States) Chapter 13. Acts (Part II) The Church in Acts and the United States Jimmy Martin (United States) Paul's Shipwreck in the Context of World Literature Andreas Kunz-Lubcke (Germany) Cornelius and Peter as Models for Overcoming Tribalism Priscille Djomhoue (Cameroon) A Lesson from Paul on Interreligious Dialogue Song-Chong Lee (South Korea) Chapter 14. Romans Anti-Judaism and Paul's Theology in Romans Fritz Voll (Canada) Paul's Inclusion of the Gentiles and non-Christian Traditions Erik Ranstrom (United States) Paul's Identity and the People of Hong Kong Xiaxia (Esther) Xue (Hong Kong) New Zealand's Diversity and Paul's Vision of Community George Wieland (New Zealand) Chapter 15. 1 Corinthians The "Body of Christ" and the LGBT Community Mona West (United States) Challenging the "Straight/Gay" Divide Luis Menendez (Spain) Sexual and Marital Ethics in1 Corinthians 7 Alice Yafeh-Deigh (Cameroon) Love and Evolutionary Biology in 1 Corinthians 13 Nicolette Emanuelle (United States) Chapter 16. Galatians The Confucian Analects and Galatians K. K. Yeo (China) The Judaizers and Western Christianity Clifford Berger (United States, Ethiopia) Mohammed and the False Gospel Richard K. Min (Saudi Arabia) Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa David J. Downs, Lucas D. Fuunay, Mary L. Fuunay, Mary Mbago, Agrey Mwakisole, and Jennifer A. Downs (Tanzania) Chapter 17. Ephesians A Call for Koreans to Practice Right Relationships with God and Each Other Johann D. Kim (Korea) Ephesians 6:12 in an Ethiopian Context Rich Hansen (Ethiopia) The Supernatural in Ephesians and a Critique of Scientific Rationalism J. Ayodeji Adewuya (United States) Comparing Ephesians and the Confucian Vision of Peace Te-Li Lau (United States) Chapter 18. Philippians "Jesus Exalted above All Others" and Interreligious Dialogue Nicholas Alan Worssam (United Kingdom) The Cosmic Being of Hinduism and the Christ of 2:6-8 John Shearer (India) A Baha'i Perspective on the Humility of Christ Daniel Grolin (Denmark) Jesus' Humility in Contrast to Today's Self-Centeredness Paula Roberts (United States) Chapter 19. 1-2 Timothy and Titus The Pastorals and Progressive-Liberalism Luis Menendez (Spain) Women in the Pastorals and in Evangelical Churches in Argentina Osvaldo D. Vena (Argentina) Paul's Relationship with Timothy Janice P. De-Whyte (Canada) "Faith and Family" for Paul and Immigrants in Puerto Rico Roberto Martinez (Puerto Rico) Chapter 20. James Pastoral Reflections on the Wisdom of James Jim West (United States) James as a Manifesto of the Christian Left Shane Akerman (United States) Australian Ecology and the Book of James Elizabeth Jakimow (Australia) James and the Tahrir Square Protests Giovanni Esti (Egypt) Chapter 21. Revelation (Part I) The Construction of Gender in Revelation Shanell T. Smith (United States) A Goth Reading of Revelation 19-21 Beth M. Stovell (United States) Revelation as a Warning to Contemporary Churches Brent Roper (United States) A Literal Reading of Revelation Chris Griffin (United States) Chapter 22. Revelation (Part II) Interpreting Revelation in Illiterate Churches in Africa Onesimus A. Ngundu (Zimbabwe) Ukraine and the Vision of Utopia in Revelation Vasyl Khokhla (Ukraine) A Critique of the Interpretation of Revelation in Haiti Ronald Charles (Haiti) The "Lukewarm" Church and Christians in the Philippines R. G. dela Cruz (Philippines)
Mark Roncace (Ph.D., Emory University) is Associate Professor of Religion at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, USA. He is the author of Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and The Fall of Jerusalem and the co-editor of Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction and Teaching the Bible Through Popular Culture and the Arts.Joseph Weaver completed a M.A. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is currently an instructor at Wingate University and is completing a Ph.D.