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Ferguson, John 1921-1989

Works: 208 works in 913 publications in 3 languages and 20,798 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Utopian fiction  Art  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, dir
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Most widely held works about John Ferguson
Most widely held works by John Ferguson
The religions of the Roman Empire by John Ferguson( Book )

62 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle by John Ferguson( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Aristotle
A companion to Greek tragedy by John Ferguson( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays. John Ferguson places each play in its historical, political, and social context, important for both Athenian and modern audiences and he displays a keen, discriminating critical competence in dealing with the plays as literature. Ferguson is sensitive to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with remarkable success, he manages to involve even the Greekless reader in an actual encounter with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in relation to each tragedian's dramatic purpose, thus elucidating the crucial dimension of technique that other handbooks, mostly the work of philologists, renounce in order to concentrate on structure and plot. The result is perceptive criticism in which the quality of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees in the plays
Stromateis by Climent( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Titus Flavius Clemens Alexandrinus (ca. A.D. 150-215) wrote the Stromateis, possibly the third work in his trilogy - the Protrepticus, the Paedagogus, and the Stromateis - to direct Christian Gnostics toward the third stage of philosophy - gnosis. For Clement the only true gnosis was that which presupposed the faith of the Church, that is, apostolic and divinely revealed. But for Clement the ideas of Greek philosophy were also a divine gift to mankind. All of his writings reflect this reconciliation of faith and knowledge."--BOOK JACKET. "The full title of the Stromateis is Miscellanies of Notes of Revealed Knowledge in Accordance with the True Philosophy, and the word stromateis itself means a kind of patchwork quilt. Clement describes the work as a somewhat unorganized collection of flowers or trees that have grown together naturally. Of the eight books some are fragmented or incomplete, but all show Clement as philosopher, theologian, and biblical commentator."--BOOK JACKET. "Books One to Three in this volume all revolve around the relation of Christian faith to Greek philosophy. In Book One Clement defends philosophy as given by God, a "preparation paving the way for him who is perfect in Christ" (Strom. 1.5.28). In Book Two he defends faith against the philosophers as the way to truth. Book Three explores the question of Christian marriage, or true gnosis, while refuting the religious and moral principles of the false gnosis, that is, fornication and adultery. Within this book is a unique and beautiful exposition of "two or three gathered together" as husband, wife, and child."--BOOK JACKET. "Books One to Three of the Stromateis establish Clement's fundamental theology - a harmony of faith and knowledge that places Greek philosophy at the service of faith, which is, to Clement, more important than knowledge. Articulated in allegorical exegesis rather than literal interpretation, this interplay of philosophy and religion was the hallmark of the School of Alexandria. There Clement studied with Pantaenus and succeeded him as head of the school of catechumens. In order to escape the persecution of Septimius Severus, he took refuge in Cappadocia, where he died in A.D. 215, leaving his vast writings, his firmly held tenet that Greek philosophy and faith were not irreconcilable, and his method of allegorical interpretation to his student Origen, who formed it into a system."--BOOK JACKET
Utopias of the classical world by John Ferguson( Book )

17 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage of Hellenism : the Greek world from 323 B.C. to 31 B.C. by John Ferguson( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral values in the ancient world by John Ferguson( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and peace in the world's religions by John Ferguson( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated encyclopedia of mysticism and the mystery religions by John Ferguson( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clement of Alexandria by John Ferguson( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catullus by John Ferguson( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelagius : a historical and theological study by John Ferguson( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome, the Augustan age : a source book by Kitty Chisholm( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is a compilation of primary sources in translation, covering Roman politics, art, literature, social history and philosophy. The sources have been carefully selected to provide the primary evidence for a detailed study of Rome and Augustus, founder of the Empire. Also included are sources for a more wide-ranging study of the development of Principate to Empire under Augustus' successors and for the development of Roman rule in the provinces of Gaul, Germany, Britain and Judaea
Greek and Roman religion : a source book by John Ferguson( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the modern world by John Ferguson( Book )

14 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Europe's and the Middle East's contributions to Western civilization, from the earliest times to the Renaissance
The Open University from within by John Ferguson( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callimachus by John Ferguson( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the gods : an archaeological exploration of ancient Greek religion by John Ferguson( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa in classical antiquity; nine studies by Lloyd A Thompson( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts in Britain in World War I by John Ferguson( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ferguson, J. 1921-1989

Ferguson, J. (John), 1921-1989

Ferguson, John

Ferguson, John 1921-

John Ferguson 1921-1989

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