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Barton, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 735 publications in 5 languages and 23,615 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Reference works  Introductions  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Commentator
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( )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: Introductions and verse-by-verse commentaries to Genesis and Mark's Gospel -- Logos Library System
Biblical interpretation by Robert Morgan( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,703 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
The theology of the book of Amos by John Barton( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a detailed exploration of the important elements of the theology underlying the book of Amos"--Provided by publisher
The Cambridge companion to biblical interpretation by Ed Barton( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 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
The Pentateuch( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,064 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
Reading the Old Testament : method in biblical study by John Barton( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 1,052 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
The Gospels by John Muddiman( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,001 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 Old Testament : canon, literature and theology : collected essays of John Barton by John Barton( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 934 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 lierary 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 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. --From publisher's description
A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book by John Barton( Book )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of the text. Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. He argues that it must be read in its historical context-- from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. -- adapted from jacket
The Apocrypha by Martin Goodman( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 632 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 Hebrew Bible : a critical companion( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human nature, covenant, creation, ethics, ritual and purity, sacred space, and monotheism. This authoritative overview sets each book within its historical and cultural context in the ancient Near East, paying special attention to its sociological setting. It provides new insights into the reception of the books and the different ways they have been studied, from historical-critical enquiry to modern advocacy approaches such as feminism and liberation theology. It also includes a guide to biblical translations and textual criticism and helpful suggestions for further reading. Featuring contributions from experts with backgrounds in the Jewish and Christian faith traditions as well as secular scholars in the humanities and social sciences, The Hebrew Bible is the perfect starting place for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the Old Testament, and an invaluable reference book for students and teachers
Oracles of God : perceptions of ancient prophecy in Israel after the Exile by John Barton( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 624 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 )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical setting, and social context of the Bible
The Pauline Epistles( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 548 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
Joel and Obadiah : a commentary by John Barton( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the book? : the authority of the Bible in Christianity by John Barton( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 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
Ethics and the Old Testament by John Barton( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 491 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
Amos's oracles against the nations : a study of Amos 1.3--2.5 by John Barton( Book )

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

The Bible : the basics by John Barton( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bible: The Basics is an introduction to the Bible as both a sacred text, central to the faith of millions, and a classic work of Western literature, containing a tapestry of genres, voices, perspectives and images. This guide addresses both aspects of the Bible's character by exploring: the rich variety of literary forms, from poetry to prophecy and epistles to apocalypses; the historical, geographic and social context of the Bible; contemporary attitudes to the Bible held by believers and non-believers; and the status of biblical interpretation today." --Book Jacket
Isaiah 1-39 by John Barton( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford Bible commentary
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Biblical interpretationThe Cambridge companion to biblical interpretationThe PentateuchReading the Old Testament : method in biblical studyThe GospelsThe Old Testament : canon, literature and theology : collected essays of John BartonOracles of God : perceptions of ancient prophecy in Israel after the ExileThe biblical world
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

Τζον Μπάρτον

Джон Бартон

جون بارتون

Languages
English (374)

German (3)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (2)

Korean (1)