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Titles by: John Barton

Author: John Barton

John Barton is the Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of numerous books.

Holy Writings, Sacred Text
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2/1/1998 Add to Shopping Cart

Holy Writings, Sacred Text

The Canon in Early Christianity

An internationally respected biblical scholar investigates the origins of the Christian canon. John Barton explores the reasons behind the development of the New Testament and pursues the historical factors involved in combining these books with the...

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How the Bible Came to Be
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2/1/1998 Add to Shopping Cart

How the Bible Came to Be

In a clear and concise way, John Barton describes the development of the Bible. He explains how the Bible came to be written and collected into the authoritative Scriptures of the Christian Church. Barton untangles the web of history and lets the re...

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Joel and Obadiah (2001)
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1/1/1900 Add to Shopping Cart

Joel and Obadiah (2001)

A Commentary

In Joel and Obadiah, John Barton furnishes a fresh translation of the ancient manuscripts and discusses questions of historical background and literary architecture before providing a theologically sensitive and critically informed interpretation of...

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The Nature of Biblical Criticism
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6/4/2007 Add to Shopping Cart

The Nature of Biblical Criticism

Biblical criticism faces increasing hostility on two fronts: from biblical conservatives, who claim it is inherently positivistic and religiously skeptical, and from postmodernists, who see it as driven by the falsities of objectivity and neutrality...

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People of the Book?
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4/1/1989 Add to Shopping Cart

People of the Book?

The Authority of the Bible in Christianity

In this book, John Barton offers a positive but critical evaluation of biblical authority. Among other topics, he discusses the canon, the value of the Bible as historical evidence, the Bible's witness to the faith, and the place of Scripture in wor...

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Reading the Old Testament, Revised and Expanded
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2/1/1997 Add to Shopping Cart

Reading the Old Testament, Revised and Expanded

Method in Biblical Study

One of the most reliable and helpful books on interpretive method is now available in a new and up-to-date edition. Firmly founded in the best scholarship, John Barton's Reading the Old Testament helps students to understand both the established met...

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Understanding Old Testament Ethics
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3/31/2003 Add to Shopping Cart

Understanding Old Testament Ethics

Approaches and Explorations

How can we best understand the different ways in which ethical issues are addressed in the Hebrew Bible? And how might that understanding usefully inform ethical decision making in our own day? These are the two key questions explored by John Barton...

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