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Houlden, J. L. (James Leslie)

Overview
Works: 51 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 9,916 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  History  Dictionaries  Sermons  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. L Houlden
Companion encyclopedia of theology by Peter Byrne( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Byrne, Peter, ed. II. Houlden, Leslie, ed
Jesus in history, thought, and culture : an encyclopedia by J. L Houlden( )

24 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did an obscure Galilean preacher born 2,000 years ago in a tiny village in Palestine evolve from obscurity to become a figure whose appearance marked a major division in world history?
Ethics and the New Testament by J. L Houlden( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries Christians have referred to the New Testament for guidance on moral conduct. But did the writers of the New Testament themselves agree on such questions as divorce, political obedience, wealth and the toleration of other religions? And have their often inconsistent views any relevance today? In Ethics and the New Testament, the author applies strict critical standards to the Gospels, epistles and other writings, which he examines in historical perspective. His explanation of contemporary attitudes-including gnosticism-helps to clarify the striking moral differences between Matthe
A commentary on the Johannine Epistles by J. L Houlden( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern commentaries based on new English translations made by the respective editors and intended, while adhering strictly to sound scholarship and doctrine, to bring out above all the theological and religious message of the New Testament for the contemporary Church.--
Paul's letters from prison : Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians by J. L Houlden( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul was a Jew of the dispersion, familiar with Greek ideas and culture. An exotic style, the corruption of texts handed down to us, and a thick layer of pietistic interpretation produced by 2000 years of Christianity, have obscured his work for us. The purpose of this book, which includes Paul's letters to the Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians, and to Philemon, is to let Paul speak for himself, without the assumptions imposed by many modern readers"--Back cover
A Dictionary of Biblical interpretation by R. J Coggins( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pastoral Epistles : I and II Timothy, Titus by J. L Houlden( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Revised standard text of the epistles
Patterns of faith : a study in the relationship between the New Testament and Christian doctrine by J. L Houlden( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decoding early Christianity : truth and legend in the early church( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Decoding Early Christianity separates truth from legend, and shows how the early Church Fathers interpreted competing views and traditions to produce, over time, an approved and codified view of Jesus and his followers, and an accepted liturgy with which to worship him." "Written by highly-distinguished authors, it is a clear exploration of fact and fiction for anyone who wants to be reliably informed on the subject. The authors show who speculative fancies arise from a mixture of tenuous evidence and wishful thinking, and bring the issues back to the solid - but no less extraordinary - evidence in the main canon of the Gospels and the Acts."--Jacket
Backward into light : the passion and resurrection of Jesus according to Matthew and Mark by J. L Houlden( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus: a question of identity by J. L Houlden( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connections : the integration of theology and faith by J. L Houlden( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus : the complete guide by J. L Houlden( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church by J. L Houlden( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In February 1994 a quite remarkable document appeared from the Pontifical Biblical Commission with a preface by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, on The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church. It is remarkable, because at a time when official Roman Catholic teachings like Veritatis Splendor and the new World Catechism have displayed marked conservatism, it represents an endorsement of all the main types of modern biblical interpretation, and firmly rejects conservative literalism and fundamentalist ways of using the Bible. There was one snag: the document was published in installments in a journal with limited circulation, and not at all easy to obtain. Certainly there was no active promotion of it. Hence its present publication in book form. The document itself, which forms the bulk of the book, is a succinct but exhaustive and lucid account of the various methods that are now used in the analysis and interpretation of scripture with a judicious evaluation and discussion of applications. It would make an admirable introductory textbook. To this have been added some previously published reviews and discussions from Britain, the Netherlands and the United States, and three specially commissioned articles commenting on the document from different perspectives, by Robert Carroll, John Muddiman and Kenneth Stevenson. Leslie Houlden contributes the article in which he introduces the document, and a preface
Jesus in history, legend, scripture, and tradition : a world encyclopedia( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries cover representations of Jesus in the bible and the writings of key theologians, examining the essentials of philosophical and religious views across history. The set also includes hundreds of entries that reflect on the role Jesus has played in popular culture and contemporary vernacular religion-perspectives that are not usually placed alongside theology. Through the encyclopedia, students will see how artists, writers, philosophers, church figures, and others have imagined Jesus and been influenced by their perceptions of him. At the same time, primary documents will encourage students to compare and contrast ideas and evaluate arguments that have arisen over 20 centuries
The strange story of the gospels : finding doctrine through narrative by J. L Houlden( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austin Farrer, the essential sermons by Austin Farrer( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection : essays in honour of Leslie Houlden by Stephen C Barton( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public face of the Gospel : New Testament ideas of the Church by J. L Houlden( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism and Christianity( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Companion encyclopedia of theology
Alternative Names
Houlden, J. L. 1929-

Houlden, J. L. (James Leslie), 1929-

Houlden, James Leslie.

Houlden, James Leslie 1929-

Houlden, Leslie.

Houlden, Leslie 1929-

Languages
English (241)

French (1)

Covers
Jesus in history, thought, and culture : an encyclopediaEthics and the New TestamentA Dictionary of Biblical interpretationDecoding early Christianity : truth and legend in the early churchJesus: a question of identityJesus : the complete guideThe strange story of the gospels : finding doctrine through narrativeAustin Farrer, the essential sermons