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Riches, John 1939-

Works: 124 works in 496 publications in 5 languages and 11,914 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Commentaries  Introductions  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Creator, Photographer
Classifications: BR325, 284.1
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Most widely held works about John Riches
Most widely held works by John Riches
Paul, grace and freedom : essays in honour of John K. Riches by Paul Middleton( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,363 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
Luther, his life and work by Gerhard Ritter( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and German and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galatians through the centuries by John Riches( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul's letter to the Galatians is one of the most creative and subversive of the New Testament writings, drawing its energy from the fierce controversy which, to his great distress, was disturbing the congregation recently founded by Paul. One of the major sources of inspiration for the Reformation, it was also one of the writings most frequently turned to by the Fathers, as the Church sought to establish itself as the Church of the Empire." "This commentary looks at some of the major commentators on the letter - Chrysostom, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Perkins, Lightfoot - and at the very different worlds which sprang from their readings. The volume opens with an extended essay, setting the commentators in their historical setting and showing the close dialogue which exists among them. It then looks more closely at how they interrogate Paul's text and at the way the text shapes their understanding of their worlds." --Book Jacket
The Bible : a very short introduction by John Riches( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 815 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 glory of the Lord : a theological aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In volumes II and III von Balthasar shows the extraordinary range of his knowledge and expertise in a series of essays designed to illustrate different ways in which theologians have shared their work. What he offers is "a typology of the relationship between beauty and revelation" which shows "that there neither has been nor could be any true great and historically fruitful theology which was not expressly conceived and born under the constellation of beauty and grace." Volume II offers a series of studies of representative figures from the earlier period of Christian theology - Irenaeus, Augustine, Denys, Anselm and Bonventura
The world of Jesus : first-century Judaism in crisis by John Riches( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism. Precipitated by the coming of the Romans during the previous century, Judaism experienced a crisis of cultural erosion in the first century A.D. The author first describes the ways in which foreign domination threatened the Jewish community - for example, by causing a migration away from the countryside into cities. He then discusses how various groups of Jews tried to preserve their cultural identity through their definitions of Jewishness and through the ethical codes they devised. Groups examined include the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Zealots, the Essenes, and John the Baptist and his followers. The author locates Jesus' teaching in relation to the teachings of these groups, arguing 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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge history of the Bible( Book )

in English and held by 489 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 Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context by John Riches( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 471 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
Jesus and the transformation of Judaism by John Riches( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second and Third Epistles of John : history and background by Judith Lieu( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lieu examines theological and historical issues within the Johannine tradition."--Bloomsbury Publishing
A century of New Testament study by John Riches( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great changes have taken place during the past one hundred years. This is no less true of New Testament study than it is of the wider sphere of social and political life. This book not only presents a detailed survey of all the major, and many of the lesser, New Testament studies of the time, but also attempts to relate the changes in approach to the broad socio-political and international sphere. The book starts with a review of the achievements of Biblical studies to the end of the nineteenth century, and then turns to the work of the History of Religions school in Germany and reactions to it elsewhere. There follows a survey of developments leading up to the work of R Bultmann, and then a series of detailed studies of the major post-war works in the fields of Jesus, Paul, Mark, and John. The book concludes with a review of recent discussions of the nature of New Testament theology. Central to the book is Bultmann's attempt to reconcile critical, historical and theological New Testament studies, and the ultimate failure of that synthesis. Reviewing recent developments and considering the future of New Testament theology, the author asks whether the time has not come for a similar attempt to integrate modern approaches to the subject
The analogy of beauty : the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 310 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
The Gospel of John : a commentary by Rudolf Bultmann( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xv, 567p (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1986)
Matthew by John Riches( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Korean and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 197 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
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The Bible : a very short introduction
Galatians through the centuriesThe Bible : a very short introductionThe glory of the Lord : a theological aestheticsThe world of Jesus : first-century Judaism in crisisA century of New Testament studyThe analogy of beauty : the theology of Hans Urs von BalthasarObeying the truth : a study of Paul's ethics in GalatiansMatthew
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Riches, J. K.

Riches, J.K. 1939-

Riches, J. K. (John Kenneth)

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

Riches John

Riches, John 1939-

Riches, John K.

Riches, John K. 1939-

Riches , John Kenneth

Riches, John Kenneth 1939-

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