WorldCat Identities

Porter, J. R. (Joshua Roy) 1921-2006

Overview
Works: 38 works in 212 publications in 8 languages and 6,432 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Commentaries  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Prayers and devotions  Introductions  Devotional literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Translator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. R Porter
Jesus Christ : the Jesus of history, the Christ of faith by J. R Porter( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminating the life of Jesus -- his historical context, his religious teachings, and the changing perceptions of him over the centuries -- this lavishly illustrated volume offers one of the most comprehensive and authoritative accounts available of this great and charismatic man. Featuring some 180 illustrations (including 20 full-color maps) and numerous boxed and sidebar features that shed light on interesting facets of the story, Jesus Christ paints a vivid portrait of Christ's life from the Nativity to the Ascension. Drawing on the Gospels and other evidence, J.R. Porter disentangles many of the mysteries and confusions surrounding the life of the historical Jesus -- such as the role of women in his career and the political issues surrounding his trial -- and paints a detailed background portrait of all aspects of society in first-century Palestine, from the fishing communities of Lake Galilee to life under Roman rule. Porter also explores the teachings of Christ, looking at his use of parable, his view of Hebrew Scriptures and his attitude toward the law, and his thinking about the Kingdom of God. And the book assesses the many interpretations of Christ down through the ages, from his immediate impact on the early Church, to the changing image of Jesus in art and illustration, to his perceived role as apocalyptic preacher, revolutionary, mystic, and prophet. A marvelous gift at Easter time or for a child's confirmation, this attractive, informative volume gives us an inspiring portrait of one of the most complex figures in world history
The illustrated guide to the Bible by J. R Porter( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Biblical narratives in their historical, social, archaeological, and mythological contexts and provides a section with a book-by-book summary of the Bible
The lost Bible : forgotten scriptures revealed by J. R Porter( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to sacred writings that did not become part of the canon of the Old and New Testaments. The book contains a wide selection of these "lost" works - from words considered to be those of prophets, kings and patriarchs to legends and stories that supply "missing" parts of the Gospels
Leviticus by J. R Porter( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proclamation and presence : Old Testament essays in honour of Gwynne Henton Davies by Gwynne Henton Davies( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals in folklore( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses and monarchy; a study in the Biblical tradition of Moses by J. R Porter( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new illustrated companion to the Bible by J. R Porter( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with more than 420 color photographs and maps, J. R. Porter's authoritative and engaging essays focus on biblical narratives to illuminate their meanings and context. The substantial introduction brings together the latest scholarship on how the Bible was written, compiled, and handed down from generation to generation, and discusses its far reaching influence throughout history. With deft and profound scholarship, Porter addresses many of the myths and mysteries surrounding the life of the historical Jesus, and looks at the changing interpretations of him through the years, from revolutionary to mystic and prophet. Includes a fully cross referenced, book by book summary of the Bible, a glossary of biblical terms, and a comprehensive bibliography and index. An authoritative and comprehensive guide to the books, episodes, figures, and places of the Bible, with a detailed overview of the life and the significance of Jesus Christ Illuminates the Bible's characters, events and themes, from Genesis to the Book of Revelation Draws up the Gospels and other evidence to present the fullest and most vivid account of the life of Jesus Christ More than 420 color photographs and maps Includes a fascinating illustrated commentary on Jesus in art Written by leading biblical scholar J. R. Porter based on his many years of research Offers a wealth of maps, charts, tables, family trees, and special features on key topics for easy reference Concludes with a book by book summary of the Bible
The extended family in the Old Testament by J. R Porter( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten bible : the unknown Jesus, visions of the apocalypse, prophets & patriarchs by J. R Porter( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years leading up to the Common Era, the Jewish people drew faith from hundreds of sacred writings, many of which claimed to contain the words of prophets, kings and patriarchs-even Adam. Similarly, the early Christians produced a wealth of texts that the established Church dismissed or branded heretical: they range from legends about the boy Jesus to the mystical Gnostic gospels. Because these powerful, often beautiful works were written out of the Jewish and Christian Bibles, for centuries most remained unknown outside a small circle of theologians and academics. With profound scholarship, Professor J.R. Porter has now gathered these ancient texts in a richly illustrated anthology, pairing translated extracts in accessible, modern language with commentaries that illuminate their character and importance
The first and second prayer-books of King Edward the Sixth by Church of England( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Leviticus( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The non-juring bishops by J. R Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bronnen van het geloof : geïllustreerde gids voor de Bijbel by J. R Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesus of history, the Christ of faith by J. R Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses and Monarchy. A study in the biblical tradition of Moses ... Inaugural lecture of the chair of theology in the University of Exeter delivered on 26 February 1963 by J. R Porter( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crown & the Church by J. R Porter( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De sleutel tot de bijbel by J. R Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeologische en (cultuur)historische informatie in woord en beeld over meer dan honderd van de belangrijkste verhalen uit het Oude en Nieuwe Testament
The living Psalms by Claus Westermann( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jezus Chrystus : człowiek i Bóg by J. R Porter( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Porter, J. R.

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Porter, J.R. 1921-2006

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Languages
English (131)

German (20)

Spanish (16)

French (9)

Dutch (7)

Danish (3)

Polish (2)

Czech (1)

Covers
The illustrated guide to the BibleThe lost Bible : forgotten scriptures revealedLeviticusProclamation and presence : Old Testament essays in honour of Gwynne Henton DaviesThe new illustrated companion to the BibleThe forgotten bible : the unknown Jesus, visions of the apocalypse, prophets & patriarchsThe first and second prayer-books of King Edward the SixthThe book of Leviticus