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Harrington, Daniel J.

Works: 203 works in 755 publications in 2 languages and 27,951 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Dictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Thesis advisor
Classifications: BS2675.3, 227.2077
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Most widely held works about Daniel J Harrington
Most widely held works by Daniel J Harrington
Wisdom texts from Qumran by Daniel J Harrington( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is the first full analysis of the Qumran wisdom texts. New translations and a full explanation of the background and context of wisdom literature introduce the reader to an important and hitherto little discussed part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. After surveying biblical and extrabiblical wisdom books, the author considers the best and most fully preserved wisdom texts from Qumran. The centrepiece of the book is a discussion of the large wisdom instruction known as Sapiential Work A. Also, the author reflects on the relevance of those texts for the study of early Judaism and Christianity. An appendix treats the Ben Sira scroll from Masada
When Judaism and Christianity began : essays in memory of Anthony J. Saldarini( )

24 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of Jesus by Daniel J Harrington( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus of Nazareth is arguably the most famous and influential human being who has ever lived on earth. In the Historical Dictionary of Jesus, author Daniel J. Harrington delves into the ancient literary sources about Jesus, modern methods of approaching these sources, the major events in Jesus' life, persons and places associated with him, the form and content of his teachings, what can be said about his death and the claim that he was raised from the dead, and the contributions of major modern scholars to the quest of the historical Jesus. The book consists of three parts: an introduction to
Paul and virtue ethics : building bridges between New Testament studies and moral theology by Daniel J Harrington( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paul and Virtue Ethics, Daniel Harrington and James Keenan build upon their successful collaboration Jesus and Virtue Ethics to discuss the apostle Paul's teachings as a guide to interpret theology and ethics today. Examining Paul's writings, the authors investigate what they teach about the basic questions of virtue ethics: Who am I? Who do I want to become? And how do I get there? Their intent is not to provide stringent rules, but to awaken discovery and encourage dialogue. The book first considers the concept of virtue ethics, an approach to ethics that emphasizes moral character, and Paul's ethics in particular. Next, the authors focus on the virtues of faith, love/charity, and hope as treated by Paul and Thomas Aquinas. Closing the book with reflections on the roles of other virtues (and vices) in individual and communal Christian life, the authors discuss various issues in social ethics and sexual morality as they are dealt with in Paul and in Christian virtue ethics today
The Bible and the believer : how to read the Bible critically and religiously by Marc Zvi Brettler( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the Bible be approached both as sacred scripture and as a historical and literary text? For many people, it must be one or the other. How can we read the Bible both ways? This work brings together three biblical scholars, one Jewish, one Catholic, and one Protestant, to illustrate how to read the Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament critically and religiously. Here the authors tackle a dilemma that not only haunts biblical scholarship today, but also disturbs students and others exposed to biblical criticism for the first time, either in university courses or through their own reading. Failure to resolve these conflicting interpretive strategies often results in rejection of either the critical approach or the religious approach, or both. But the authors demonstrate how biblical criticism, the process of establishing the original contextual meaning of biblical texts with the tools of literary and historical analysis, need not undermine religious interpretations of the Bible, but can in fact enhance them. They show how awareness of new archeological evidence, cultural context, literary form, and other tools of historical criticism can provide the necessary preparation for a sound religious reading. And they argue that the challenges such study raises for religious belief should be brought into conversation with religious tradition rather than deemed grounds for dismissing either that tradition or biblical criticism. Guiding readers through the history of biblical exegesis within the Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant faith traditions, this book bridges an age-old gap between critical and religious approaches to the Old Testament
The Gospel of Luke by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acts of the Apostles by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel of Matthew by Daniel J Harrington( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jewish Christian. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and other matters in the notes. He then presents a literary analysis of each text (content, form, use of sources, structure), examines the text against its Jewish background, situates it in the context of Matthew's debate with other first-century Jews, and reflects on its significance for Christian theology and Christian-Jewish relations. Bibliographies direct the reader to other important modern studies."--Inside jacket flap
First and Second Maccabees by Daniel J Harrington( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These accounts of the Maccabean revolt, by which the sons of Mattathias reclaimed the temple of Jerusalem, tell an important story of the founding of the Jewish people. "The Hammerers" is the meaning of the nickname "Maccabees," given to Mattathias's sons, who lived in a time of revolution. Empires struggled for control of Greece, Egypt, and Asia, and the small population of Jews tried to preserve their claim to Judea. The five brothers also made heroic contributions to the practice of Judaism. Their rededication of the temple establishes the annual celebration of Hanukkah, and the martyr stories in Second Maccabees emphasize faithfulness to the law of Moses. The books of First and Second Maccabees are also important for Christians, as in them is told how the Jewish people established the political and religious culture into which Jesus was born. The martyr stories inform the early Christian martyrdoms, and the books are written in Greek, the language in which the Jews of Jesus' time read the Scriptures. As Father Harrington notes, without the Maccabees "the fate of Judaism (and with it Christianity and Islam) was uncertain."
The Gospel of John by Francis J Moloney( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Corinthians by Raymond F Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most exciting of Paul's letters, First Corinthians offers a vantage point from which modern readers can reflect on the diversity in Christian churches today. In First Corinthians, Raymond Collins explores that vantage point as well as the challenge Paul posed to the people of his time - and continues to pose in ours - to allow the gospel message to engage them in their daily lives."--Page 4 of cover
Galatians by Frank J Matera( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second Corinthians by Jan Lambrecht( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second Corinthians is often regarded as the most personal of Paul's letters. In this letter, Paul more than once fiercely counters the attacks of his opponents. He extensively describes both the quality and circumstances of his apostolic existence: the sufferings he endures, the opposition he encounters, and his continual care for the churches. Second Corinthians is, therefore, highly significant theologically as well as autobiographically. This letter is an especially important document because of Paul's ongoing reflection on his ministry. It is both profound in its content and style for its original audience as well as for today's readers. It is a message that is relevant to Christians today
The Gospel of Mark by John R Donahue( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the New Testament : a practical guide by Daniel J Harrington( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to New Testament exegesis helps readers by explaining in a simple and brief way the basic literary methods used in studying the New Testament today: textual criticism, translations, word and motifs, source criticism, form criticism, historical criticism, redaction criticism, and parallels. It is a beginner’s book, designed to make explicit some of the procedures now used by the commentators who have had formal exegetical training. (From back cover)
Colossians and Ephesians by Margaret Y MacDonald( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this commentary Margaret Y. MacDonald deals with the classic problems of interpretation of Colossians and Ephesians, including authorship, the identity of the "false teachers" in Colossians, and the purpose of Ephesians. In making use of insights from the social sciences, she also draws attention to frequently neglected features of these fascinating documents. Her methodological perspective leads her to illustrate how the texts reflect ancient cultural values and are influenced by particular aspects of community life. There is a sustained discussion of the struggles of New Testament communities to survive and to maintain a distinct identity in first-century society. The commentary includes detailed analysis of the relationship between Colossians and Ephesians and highlights their distinct perspectives."--Jacket
Revelation by Wilfrid J Harrington( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First and Second Thessalonians by Earl Richard( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study focuses on two documents traditionally associated with the Pauline foundation of the Macedonian Church at Thessalonica. The first of these is seen as representing Paul's earliest epistolary efforts and as providing two successive moments in his long paraenetic relationship with that community. The second document, written in Paul's name and at a later date, attempts to calm the apocalyptic fervor of the community by reiterating its traditional eschatological and Christological teaching." "After treating these introductory matters, this study provides a new translation of each section of the canonical text, explains in notes the pertinent textual and linguistic features of the text, and then offers in a series of interpretative essays a literary, rhetorical, and thematic analysis of the biblical documents. The constant concern of this commentary is to provide assistance to modern readers in discerning the relationship between the authors and their intended readers. Short bibliographies suggest other important modern studies."--Jacket
Philippians and Philemon by Bonnie Bowman Thurston( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translations with commentary of Paul's Letter to the Philippians and his Letter to Philemon. The letters are approached methodologically, with attention to historical and cultural contexts"--Provided by publisher
1 Peter by Donald Senior( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crisis in the Church is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the Church has always been (and probably always will be) involved in some kind of crisis. Even in the apostolic period, which is regarded by many as the Church's "golden age," there were serious crises coming from both the outside (as in 1 Peter) and from the inside (as in Jude and 2 Peter). The three short New Testament letters treated in this volume illustrate the kinds of problems that early Christians faced, as well as the rhetorical techniques and theological concepts with which they combated those problems."--Jacket
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Wisdom texts from Qumran
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Daniel J. Harrington American writer

Daniel J. Harrington escritor estadounidense

Harrington, D.

Harrington, D. (Daniel)

Harrington, D. J.

Harrington, Daniel.

Harrington, Daniel 1940-2014

Harrington, Daniel Joseph 1940-

해링턴, 다니엘 J

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When Judaism and Christianity began : essays in memory of Anthony J. SaldariniHistorical dictionary of JesusPaul and virtue ethics : building bridges between New Testament studies and moral theologyThe Gospel of LukeThe Acts of the ApostlesThe Gospel of MatthewThe Gospel of JohnFirst Corinthians