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Barton, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 582 publications in 5 languages and 19,654 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Reference works  History  Introductions  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: BS511.2, 220.61
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Barton
 
Most widely held works by John Barton
The Oxford Bible commentary by John Barton( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: Introductions and verse-by-verse commentaries to Genesis and Mark's Gospel -- Logos Library System
The Cambridge companion to biblical interpretation by John Barton( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to the state of biblical studies features 20 chapters written by scholars from North America and Britain, and represents both traditional and contemporary points of view
Reading the Old Testament : method in biblical study by John Barton( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Reading the Old Testament' is intended for students who have already learned some of the techniques of biblical study and who wish to explore the wider implications and aims of the various critical methods currently in use. It provides an independent assessment and comparison of the latest developments against the old, with chapters on form criticism, redaction criticism, canonical criticism, structuralism, reader-response criticism, and postmodern approaches. These methods are all applied to Ecclesiastes to illustrate their particular strengths. This new edition of a highly regarded and classic text has been revised and updated to assess the most recent approaches to biblical study." -- Back of book
Biblical interpretation by Robert Morgan( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study explaining what interpretation is and what special issues arise in biblical interpretation. It analyses the development of literary and historical criticism and more recent social, scientific and literary approaches by focusing on figures from Reimarus to Gerd Theissen
Oracles of God : perceptions of ancient prophecy in Israel after the Exile by John Barton( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on documents including the Old Testament itself, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, the writings of Philo and Josephus, and the works of the early Church Fathers, Barton arrives at a series of controversial conclusions about the composition of the canon in the post-exilic period, the relation of "apocalyptic" to prophecy, and even the applicability of the term "prophet" to the classical prophets themselves.--from publisher's description
The biblical world by John Barton( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical setting, and social context of the Bible
Ethics and the Old Testament by John Barton( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Barton is convinced that in many areas of ethical enquiry the Old Testament has much to teach us, and he argues his case in this new book, which developed out of lectures given both in Canada and in Oxford. During it he looks again at the Ten Commandments; the narrative about David and his children; the ethical issues of ecology, sexual morality and property; human morality as the express command of God; and the motivation for moral conduct." -- Publisher's description
People of the book? : the authority of the Bible in Christianity by John Barton( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major new edition of a modern classic, fully revised and expanded. Contains a substantial new chapter on?The Bible in Practice'. John Barton is one of the world's most influential and widely respected biblical scholars, and questions about biblical authority and inspiration are as topical and controversial as ever
Joel and Obadiah : a commentary by John Barton( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amos's oracles against the nations : a study of Amos 1.3--2.5 by John Barton( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Old Testament ethics : approaches and explorations by John Barton( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of biblical criticism by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical criticism faces increasing hostility on two fronts: from biblical conservatives, who claim it is inherently positivistic and religiously skeptical, and from postmodernists, who see it as driven by the falsities of objectivity and neutrality. In this overview of the key factors and developments in biblical studies, John Barton demonstrates that these evaluations of biblical criticism fail to do justice to the work that has been done by critical scholars over many generations. Traditional biblical criticism has had as its central concern a semantic interest: a desire to establish the "plain sense" of the biblical text, which in itself requires sensitivity to many literary aspects of texts. Therefore, he argues, biblical criticism already includes many of the methodological approaches now being recommended as alternatives to it and, further, the agenda of biblical studies is far less fragmented than often thought. --From publisher's description
Holy writings, sacred text : the canon in early Christianity by John Barton( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book John Barton examines the complex relationship between the canonical texts of the Old and New Testaments. He pays particular attention to historical questions - How did the biblical canon develop? How did the church come to accept as authoritative a New Testament containing no more and no less than 27 books? Why did the church place alongside these books the Hebrew Scriptures?"--Jacket
Isaiah 1-39 by John Barton( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in Ancient Israel by John Barton( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethics in Ancient Israel is a study of ethical thinking in ancient Israel from around the eighth to the second century BC. The evidence for this consists primarily of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha, but also other ancient Jewish writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and various anonymous and pseudonymous texts from shortly before the New Testament period. Professor John Barton argues that there were several models for thinking about ethics, including a 'divine command' theory, something approximating to natural law, a virtue ethic, and a belief in human custom and convention. Moreover, he examines ideas of reward and punishment, purity and impurity, the status of moral agents and patients, imitation of God, and the image of God in humanity. Barton maintains that ethical thinking can be found not only in laws but also in the wisdom literature, in the Psalms, and in narrative texts. There is much interaction with recent scholarship in both English and German. The book features discussion of comparative material from other ancient Near Eastern cultures and a chapter on short summaries of moral teaching, such as the Ten Commandments. This innovative work should be of interest to those concerned with the interpretation of the Old Testament but also to students of ethics."--Back cover
The Bible : the basics by John Barton( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and informative introduction for those studying the Bible, helping to make what is an important but often alien text come alive
The Old Testament : canon, literature and theology : collected essays of John Barton by John Barton( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of John Barton's work engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears on biblical studies; and with the theological reading and use of the biblical text. John Barton's distinctive writing reflects a commitment to a 'liberal' approach to the Bible, which places a high value on traditional biblical criticism and also seeks to show how evocative and full of insight the biblical texts are and how they can contribute to modern theological concerns. This invalu
The Pentateuch by John Barton( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC has been designed as a completely non-denominational commentary, carefully written and edited to provide the best scholarship in a readable style for readers from all different faith backgrounds. It uses the traditional historical-critical method to search for the original meaning of the texts, but also brings in new perspectives and insights - literary, sociological, and cultural - to bring out the expanding meanings of these ancient writings and stimulate new discussion and further enquiry. Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the study of specific sections of the Bible. The Pentateuch, or Torah ('the law'), comprises the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis to Deuteronomy. The Commentaries are preceded by introductions to the Old Testament and to the Pentateuch as a whole
The Pauline Epistles( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC has been designed as a completely non-denominational commentary, carefully written and edited to provide the best scholarship in a readable style for readers from all different faith backgrounds. It uses the traditional historical-critical method to search for the original meaning of the texts, but also bring
The Gospels by John Muddiman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC has been designed as a completely non-denominational commentary, carefully written and edited to provide the best scholarship in a readable style for readers from all different faith backgrounds. It uses the traditional historical-critical method to search for the original meaning of the texts, but also bring
 
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Alternative Names
Barton, J.

Barton, J. 1948-

Barton, J. (John), 1948-

Barton, John L.

Barton, John M. T.

John Barton anglikanischer Theologe

John Barton Brits theoloog

John Barton theologian

Τζον Μπάρτον

Джон Бартон

Languages
English (318)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (3)

German (2)

Czech (1)

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The Cambridge companion to biblical interpretationReading the Old Testament : method in biblical studyBiblical interpretationOracles of God : perceptions of ancient prophecy in Israel after the ExileThe biblical worldEthics and the Old TestamentPeople of the book? : the authority of the Bible in ChristianityJoel and Obadiah : a commentary