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Riches, John Kenneth

Overview
Works: 97 works in 412 publications in 5 languages and 9,549 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Photographer, Translator
Classifications: BS2615.3, 226.507
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Most widely held works about John Kenneth Riches
 
Most widely held works by John Kenneth Riches
The Bible : a very short introduction by John Riches( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures and attempts to explain why it has generated such a rich variety of uses and interpretations. It explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends
The world of Jesus : first-century Judaism in crisis by John Riches( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism. During the first century AD Judaism experienced a crisis of cultural erosion due to foreign influences. Professor Riches describes the ways in which foreign domination threatened the Jewish community and discusses the ways in which various groups of Jews tried to preserve their cultural identity. Relating Jesus' teaching to that of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Zealots, the Essenes, and John the Baptist, Riches argues that Jesus was deeply committed to the values of the Jewish tradition, even while he proposed radical change that he believed would bring renewal
The miracle stories of the early Christian tradition by Gerd Theissen( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory of the Lord : a theological aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and the transformation of Judaism by John Riches( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nag Hammadi and the Gospel tradition : synoptic tradition in the Nag Hammadi library by C. M Tuckett( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge history of the Bible( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 "examines the development and use of the Bible from late Antiquity to the Reformation, tracing both its geographical and its intellectual journeys from its homelands throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean and into northern Europe. Richard Marsden and Ann Matter's volume provides a balanced treatment of eastern and western biblical traditions, highlighting processes of transmission and modes of exegesis among Roman and Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims and illuminating the role of the Bible in medieval inter-religious dialogue. Translations into Ethiopic, Slavic, Armenian and Georgian vernaculars, as well as Romance and Germanic, are treated in detail, along with the theme of allegorized spirituality and established forms of glossing. The chapters take the study of Bible history beyond the cloisters of medieval monasteries and ecclesiastical schools to consider the influence of biblical texts on vernacular poetry, prose, drama, law and the visual arts of East and West"--
The Second and Third Epistles of John : history and background by Judith Lieu( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of New Testament study by John Riches( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analogy of beauty : the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel of John : a commentary by Rudolf Bultmann( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Obeying the truth : a study of Paul's ethics in Galatians by John M. G Barclay( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume probes the social context of Paul's letter to Galatians in order to determine the character and purpose of the moral instruction Paul gives to its recipients. Here the new perspectives on Paul and the Law are fully integrated with a detailed exegesis of Galatians, shedding light on the crisis Paul addressed and on the whole character of Pauline ethics."--Back cover
Matthew by John Riches( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Korean and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial context by John Riches( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what sense does Matthew''s Gospel reflect the colonial situation in which the community found itself after the fall of Jerusalem and the subsequent humiliation of Jews across the Roman Empire? To what extent was Matthew seeking to oppose Rome''s claims to authority and sovereignty over the whole world, to set up alternative systems of power and society, to forge new senses of identity? If Matthew''s community felt itself to be living on the margins of society, where did it see the centre as lying? In Judaism or in Rome? And how did Matthew''s approach to such problems compare with that
Galatians through the centuries by John Riches( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commentary on Paul's highly autobiographical letter to the Galations traces the history of the book's reception through the ages. Explores the influence and history of this important New Testament book. Demonstrates the crucial role that Galatians has played in the development of very diverse forms of Christian spirituality. Considers the influence of Galatians on a wide range of theological figures, including Chrysostom, Augustine, and Luther
Conflicting mythologies : identity formation in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew by John Riches( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in theological style by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 gives us a series of monographs designed to illustrate the different ways in which theologians have shaped their works. Volume 2 is a continuation of monographs in Volume 1 in which the aesthetical dimension of theology, its intrinsic beauty, is traced through some of the great Christian thinkers of modern times. - Publisher
The glory of the Lord : a theological aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work opens with a critical review of developments in Protestant and Catholic Theology since the Reformation which have led to the steady neglect of aesthetics in Christian theology. From here, von Balthasar turns to the central theme of the volume: the question of theological knowledge. He re-examines the nature of Christian believing (here he quickly draws widely on such theological figures as Anselm, Pascal and Newman) which gives due place to the particular kind of 'knowing' which develops within the personal relationship to the believer to the God mediated through the revelation-form of Jesus Christ
Paul, grace and freedom : essays in honour of John K. Riches( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twelve essays will celebrate the distinguished contribution of Professor John Kenneth Riches to biblical interpretation. The international selection of contributors are all either former students or colleagues of Professor Riches and the focus of the essays all reflect (and extend) Professor Riches' particular research interests and contribution to biblical and theological studies. The essays in this volume are clustered around two closely related topics: historical and theological contributions to understanding the nature of Christian freedom and agency, and studies which investigate how Paul's thought has been interpreted in diverse settings. All the contributors have been asked to centre their thinking around the following issues: how does the grace of being 'in Christ' transform and restore those who receive it in faith; how far they are, as it were, responsible for that transformation; how far their is identity changed by their union with Christ; and how are they to make ethical decisions, are they to be guided (and goaded?) by the law, or are to be led by the Spirit and called to discern what is right and good in the law?There are four parts to this book. Part I explores grace and human agency by looking at texts both within and outside of the New Testament, highlighting the themes of ethical responsibility and freedom. Part II turns to look at how Pauline themes of grace and the Christian life have been interpreted at various points of Christian history. Part III reflects John Riches' substantial interest in and contribution to African biblical interpretation and includes essays that investigate how Paul is appropriated in African contexts. Part IV reflects John Riches' interest in the mutual engagement between theology and Scripture and includes contributions investigating the theological aspects of the Law and the Spirit, and transformation in Christ in the theology and ethics of P.T. Forsyth
The new Cambridge history of the Bible by John Riches( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the Bible's role in the modern world - beginning with a treatment of its production and distribution that discusses publishers, printers, text critics, and translators and continuing with a presentation of new methods of studying the text that have emerged, including historical, literary, social-scientific, feminist, postcolonial, liberal, and fundamentalist readings. There is a full discussion of the changes in understandings of and approaches to the Bible in various faith communities. The dissemination of the Bible throughout the globe has also produced a host of new interpretations, and this volume provides a comprehensive geographical survey of its reception. In the final chapters, the authors offer a thematic overview of the Bible in relation to literature, art, film, science, and other disciplines. They demonstrate that, in spite of challenges to the Bible's authority in western Europe, it remains highly relevant and influential, not least in the Americas, Africa, and Asia
 
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The Bible : a very short introduction
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Riches, J. K.

Riches, J.K. 1939-

Riches, J. K. (John Kenneth)

Riches, J. K. (John Kenneth), 1939-

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The world of Jesus : first-century Judaism in crisisThe glory of the Lord : a theological aestheticsA century of New Testament studyThe analogy of beauty : the theology of Hans Urs von BalthasarObeying the truth : a study of Paul's ethics in GalatiansMatthewThe Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial contextGalatians through the centuries