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Marianne Blickenstaff

Marianne Blickenstaff is managing editor for Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

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A Season of Hope and Anticipation 
Advent Themes in the Four Gospels
By Marianne Blickenstaff
This four- session, adult Advent study pack examines the Advent themes found in the four gospels, including hope and anticipation. Written by New Testament scholar Marianne Blickenstaff, each week includes a Participant Handout and a Leader's Guide t...
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$18.00

By Marianne Blickenstaff
Are you saved? Better yet, what do you believe to be true about salvation? In this one-session study adults will learn about the meaning of salvation by looking at Scripture and various Christian viewpoints on the topic. This study helps challenge Ch...
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$7.50

By Marianne Blickenstaff
Armageddon was never meant to inspire fear about the end of the world; rather, it was meant to give hope to persecuted Christians that forces of good would eventually win. This one-session adult study, "Armageddon," examines the origin and meaning of...
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$7.50

By Marianne Blickenstaff
What should Christians believe about Hell? This study examines where the concept of hell comes from, including ancient and Biblical concepts of hell, and encourages participants to discuss their own beliefs about hell. This study also considers the r...
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$7.50

By Marianne Blickenstaff, KATHY WOLF REED
Each of the four Gospels reveals a slightly different picture of Jesus. Studying them together can help us understand who Jesus is and what it means to be a follower of Christ. In this one-session adult study participants will explore how the origina...
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$7.50

By Marianne Blickenstaff
What happens to you when you die? In this study participants will explore biblical understandings of the afterlife. They will also learn how to articulate what they believe about what happens after death. The study includes a Participant Handout and ...
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$7.50

Miracles 
Does God Intervene?
By Marianne Blickenstaff
What exactly are miracles? In this one-session adult study "Miracles: Does God Intervene?" Christians will discuss what constitutes a miracle and articulate their understanding of miracles. A Participant Handout and Leader's Guide are included. The L...
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$7.50

Pope Francis 
In the News
By Marianne Blickenstaff
Since becoming the new pontiff in March 2013, Pope Francis has continually made headlines with his liberal-sounding statements about homosexuality, abortion, and papal infallibility, among other topics. How do these statements impact the future of Ca...

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Qualities of Discipleship 
An Adult Lenten Study
By Marianne Blickenstaff
Explore the characteristics of a disciple this Lenten season. Written by Marianne Blickenstaff, this six-session adult study pack explores various discipleship traits including: perseverance; learning and devotion; the faith to take risks; the abilit...
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$26.00

By Marianne Blickenstaff
Discover the importance of those who were around Jesus in this new six- session Adult Lenten study pack. Christians will learn about groups from Jesus' time, including the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essens, and Zealots. They will also be challenged to con...
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$26.00

The Virgin Birth 
Was Mary Really a Virgin?
By Marianne Blickenstaff
In this adult study, Christians will explore the Gospel stories of the virgin birth of Jesus from biblical and historical perspectives. Together participants will work together to figure out what is important about the virgin birth for Christians. Th...
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$7.50

By Marianne Blickenstaff
Ideas about heaven have changed over time. How can we understand heaven today? In this one-session adult study, participants will explore views of heaven as exhibited in the Bible and in ancient cultures, and discuss their own ideas of heaven.
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$7.50

By Marianne Blickenstaff
In this study participants will explore diverse aspects of sin found in the Bible and articulate their understanding of sin. They will also be challenged to figure out how they can combat it. The study includes a Participant Handout and a Leader's Gu...
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$7.50

What Is the Soul? 
A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Understanding
By Marianne Blickenstaff
Explore the biblical, philosophical, and scientific understandings of the soul with "What Is the Soul? A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Understanding." In this one-session study, Christian adults will learn about and discuss various concepts...
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$7.50