Aug. 22, 2011
-- Energion Publications announces the release of a new book, Except for Fornication: The Teaching of the Lord Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage
by Dr. H. Van Dyke Parunak. This is the fourth volume in the Areopagus Series by Energion Publications with editors, Dr. David Alan Black and Dr. Allan R. Bevere. Except for Fornication
is a brief study, less than 80 pages, of statements in the Gospels relating to divorce and remarriage. Dr. Parunak examines the background and context of the statements of Jesus regarding divorce, and relates them to the Old Testament commands on which Jesus was commenting. This historical depth and detailed linguistic analysis will prove useful to Bible students, whether or not they ultimately agree with the author's conclusions.
In commenting on his motivation for writing this study, Dr. Parunak notes: “The tragedy of divorce and remarriage touches everybody in today’s culture. My brothers and sisters are hurting. I see them acting in ways that will make them unhappy, and ultimately bring God’s chastisement on them. How can I stay silent? So the fear of God, and my love for his people, have led me to study this issue, and present it in a way that I hope will be clear and helpful to you.”
Review copies are available from the publisher. The book will be available from major online retailers or from the publisher's direct sale site, EnergionDirect.com.
Dr. H. Van Dyke Parunak is currently the Chief Scientist at Vector Research Center with Jacobs Engineering Group, Michigan. He has an AB in Physics from Princeton University, an MS in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan, a ThM in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Dr. Parunak has over 100 publications in journals and highly-refereed conferences.
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