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Young, Frances M. (Frances Margaret)

Overview
Works: 95 works in 449 publications in 5 languages and 9,949 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, hrl
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Most widely held works about Frances M Young
 
Most widely held works by Frances M Young
From Nicaea to Chalcedon : a guide to the literature and its background by Frances M Young( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the church ca. 325-451 A.D., concentrating on the theologians
The Cambridge history of early Christian literature( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c. 100-c. 400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The work of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians
Origins to Constantine( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over thirty essays provide a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world over the first three centuries. The collection traces the dynamic history from the time of Jesus through to the rise of Imperial Christianity in the fourth century. It provides a thoughtful and well-documented analysis of the diverse forms of Christian community, identity and practice that arose soon after Jesus's death, and which through missionary efforts were soon implanted throughout the Roman Empire
Biblical exegesis and the formation of Christian culture by Frances M Young( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of the influence of the late ancient educational system on patristic biblical exegesis, simplistic reductions to discrete methods (moral, typological, allegorical) and schools (Alexandrian, Antiochene) give way to a more nuanced appreciation. Professor Young's lucid study shows how early Christians used the interpretive tools of Greco-Roman culture to build an alternative Christian culture on the basis of the biblical text
The making of the creeds by Frances M Young( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische schets van de ontwikkeling van het oudchristelijke dogma van de Apostolinische Geloofsbelijdenis tot de tijd van Augustinus (400 n. Chr.)
The theology of the pastoral letters by Frances M Young( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pastoral Letters have often been marginalised in modern New Testament studies. Regarded as not authentically Pauline, not very theological, and mostly evidence of the church settling down in the world, their patriarchal orientation has more recently futher alienated readers. Yet it was these little letters which mediated Paul to the Patristic church, and then provided scriptural material for debate about church order and ministry from the Reformation to the present. This study attempts to re-read the Pastorals in their original setting, revising many of the standard scholarly assessments in the light of recent work (especially developments in sociological study of the New Testament), and exploring the development of a tradition which proves to be theological in its fundamental structure and in its mode of addressing practical and organisational issues. The letters are then related to the very different context of the modern world
Sacrifice and the death of Christ by Frances M Young( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning and truth in 2 Corinthians by Frances M Young( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new and refreshing approach to 2 Corinthians shows how exegesis of the New Testament writing can issue in theology that is relevant to today. Beginning with an account of the essential thrust of the text, the authors argue for the unity of the letter, setting it against both its Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds, and examining questions of meaning and reference in the interpretation of particular passages. They then consider how the text can be illuminated by the modern study of hermeneutics, as well as by new sociological approaches. The whole study reaches its climax with an assessment of Paul's authority then and now, and the importance of what he says about God. To conclude, the authors provide their own vivid and compelling translation of Paul's words, inviting a complete rereading of the letter in the light of all that has gone before
The use of sacrificial ideas in Greek Christian writers from the New Testament to John Chrysostom by Frances M Young( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of Christ's sacrifice on the Cross has mainly been treated in the context of general discussions of Atonement theory. This is inevitable, but when it occurs, his sacrifice tends to be confused with theories of substitution, satisfaction, and propitiation, in which case its nature is understood according to 'a priori' assumptions concerning the proper rationale of sacrifice. The result of this situation is that, according to their own convictions, historians of the Doctrine of the Atonement have either tended to accept sacrificial language in the Greek Fathers as evidence of the presence of the later Western theory of atonement, at any rate, in germ; or they have dismissed it as no more than the use of traditional Christian expressions which do not represent the real Doctrine held by the authors with whom we are concerned. In addition to this, the treatment of sacrificial language as one of the modes of expressing Atonement has meant that, in modern studies, the subject of Christ's sacrifice has been divorced from consideration of the sacrificial worship and service of the Church
Brokenness and blessing : towards a biblical spirituality by Frances M Young( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Brokenness and Blessing, Frances M. Young begins by exploring the desert spirituality of the early Church Fathers, and develops in this and other ways their approach to the Bible. In doing so, she seeks to recover a sense of the importance of the spiritual meaning of the text, as much as a literal or historic meaning." "Brokenness and Blessing brings together Frances Young's years of work as a scholar in the field of Biblical Studies, and as a preacher, as well as her personal experiences of caring for a son with profound learning disabilities and her journey with him. What emerges is a spirituality which offers both a realistic view of the human condition as well as 'the wonderful gift of grace which brings hope of transformation'."--Jacket
God's presence : a contemporary recapitulation of early Christianity by Frances M Young( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2011, Frances Young delivered the Bampton Lectures in Oxford to great acclaim. She offered a systematic theology with contemporary coherence, by engaging in conversation with the fathers of the church -- those who laid down the parameters of Christian theology and enshrined key concepts in the creeds -- and exploring how their teachings can be applied today, despite the differences in our intellectual and ecclesial environments. This book results from a thorough rewriting of those lectures in which Young explores the key topics of Christian doctrine in a way that is neither simply dogmatic nor simply historical. She addresses the congruence of head and heart, through academic and spiritual engagement with God's gracious accommodation to human limitations. Christianity and biblical interpretation are discussed in depth, and the book covers key topics including creation, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, spirituality, ecclesiology and Mariology, making it invaluable to those studying historical and constructive theology
Face to face : a narrative essay in the theology of suffering by Frances M Young( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilderness : essays in honour of Frances Young by R. S Sugirtharajah( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtuoso theology : the Bible and interpretation by Frances M Young( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly engaging and full of insight, 'Virtuoso Theology' examines the Bible and biblical criticism in a startlingly illuminating way. Frances Young sees the Bible as a divine composition, a piece of music accessible to varying interpretations. From that premise she is able to compare the various "performances" involved in the church's understanding of Scripture. From the formation of the historical canon to modern biblical criticism, various approaches to the Bible have served different purposes. As in a musical interpretation of a score, these approaches are not necessarily correct or incorrect, but taken together, they strive to bring Scripture to life -- from the question of textual authenticity to the experience of transcendent truth. As in an orchestra, diverse instruments merge to create something larger than the sum of their individual parts, enabling us to hear a more complete biblical message. An astutely appreciative approach to the contributions of biblical criticism by a leading church historian
The art of performance : towards a theology of Holy Scripture by Frances M Young( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exegesis and theology in early Christianity by Frances M Young( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holiness and mission : learning from the early Church about mission in the city by Morna Dorothy Hooker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2003 by 2003, Oxford) International Conference on Patristic Studies (14( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Christianity by Margaret Mary Mitchell( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over thirty essays provide a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world over the first three centuries. The collection traces the dynamic history from the time of Jesus through to the rise of Imperial Christianity in the fourth century. It provides a thoughtful and well-documented analysis of the diverse forms of Christian community, identity and practice that arose soon after Jesus's death, and which through missionary efforts were soon implanted throughout the Roman Empire
Construing the cross : type, sign, symbol, word action by Frances M Young( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reconsiders ways in which the cross of Christ was construed before "atonement theories" narrowed the categories. The "typology" of Passover is explored as probably the very first way in which Christians came to understand the passion. The use of sacrificial imagery is re-examined. The significance of identifying the cross with the Tree of Life is traced across the centuries into medieval times, along with other surprising links with the Eden narrative. The validity of seeking imaginative insights to grasp what the cross signifies is given theological consideration in a chapter that moves into literary and liturgical reflections and is punctuated with cruciform poems. The overall outcome is a quite paradoxical focus, not on death, but on life
 
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Frances Young English theological writer and Methodist minister

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The Cambridge history of early Christian literatureOrigins to ConstantineBiblical exegesis and the formation of Christian cultureThe making of the creedsThe theology of the pastoral lettersSacrifice and the death of ChristMeaning and truth in 2 CorinthiansThe use of sacrificial ideas in Greek Christian writers from the New Testament to John Chrysostom