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A History of the Bible - The Book and Its Faiths (Paperback): John Barton A History of the Bible - The Book and Its Faiths (Paperback)
John Barton 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

WINNER OF THE 2019 DUFF COOPER PRIZE A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'With emotional and psychological insight, Barton unlocks this sleeping giant of our culture. In the process, he has produced a masterpiece.' Sunday Times The Bible is the central book of Western culture. For the two faiths which hold it sacred, it is the bedrock of their religion, a singular authority on what to believe and how to live. For non-believers too, it has a commanding status: it is one of the great works of world literature, woven to an unparalleled degree into our language and thought. This book tells the story of the Bible, explaining how it came to be constructed and how it has been understood, from its remote beginnings down to the present. John Barton describes how the narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems and letters which comprise the Bible were written and when, what we know - and what we cannot know - about their authors and what they might have meant, as well as how these extraordinarily disparate writings relate to each other. His incisive readings shed new light on even the most familiar passages, exposing not only the sources and traditions behind them, but also the busy hands of the scribes and editors who assembled and reshaped them. Untangling the process by which some texts which were regarded as holy, became canonical and were included, and others didn't, Barton demonstrates that the Bible is not the fixed text it is often perceived to be, but the result of a long and intriguing evolution. Tracing its dissemination, translation and interpretation in Judaism and Christianity from Antiquity to the rise of modern biblical scholarship, Barton elucidates how meaning has both been drawn from the Bible and imposed upon it. Part of the book's originality is to illuminate the gap between religion and scripture, the ways in which neither maps exactly onto the other, and how religious thinkers from Augustine to Luther and Spinoza have reckoned with this. Barton shows that if we are to regard the Bible as 'authoritative', it cannot be as believers have so often done in the past.

The Hebrew Bible - A Critical Companion (Hardcover): John Barton The Hebrew Bible - A Critical Companion (Hardcover)
John Barton
R1,080 R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Save R241 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human nature, covenant, creation, ethics, ritual and purity, sacred space, and monotheism. This authoritative overview sets each book within its historical and cultural context in the ancient Near East, paying special attention to its sociological setting. It provides new insights into the reception of the books and the different ways they have been studied, from historical-critical enquiry to modern advocacy approaches such as feminism and liberation theology. It also includes a guide to biblical translations and textual criticism and helpful suggestions for further reading. Featuring contributions from experts with backgrounds in the Jewish and Christian faith traditions as well as secular scholars in the humanities and social sciences, The Hebrew Bible is the perfect starting place for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the Old Testament, and an invaluable reference book for students and teachers.

The Original Story - God, Israel and the World (Paperback): John Barton, Julia Bowden The Original Story - God, Israel and the World (Paperback)
John Barton, Julia Bowden
R633 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R128 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive and lively introduction to the Old Testament, suitable for sixth-form, university and ministerial students, as well as the interested general reader. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography and textual interpretation. Its core is a set of chapters on central biblical themes including the nature of God, human suffering, ethics, the relation of God to Israel and the covenant. There are detailed chapters on aspects such as prophecy, worship, law, apocalyptic and wisdom literature and historiography. The book is extensively illustrated and easily navigable with icons, sidebars and boxes providing helpful information and questions for discussion.

The Oxford Bible Commentary (Paperback, New edition): John Barton, John Muddiman The Oxford Bible Commentary (Paperback, New edition)
John Barton, John Muddiman
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether you see the Bible as the living word of God, or as a highly significant document from the ancient world, or as one of the classic works of world literature, The Oxford Bible Commentary will put in your hands everything you need to study and understand the biblical text.
Here is a monumental, line-by-line critical commentary on the Bible, covering all the books that appear in the NRSV. An essential reference work, this definitive book provides authoritative, non-denominational commentary written by an international team of more than 70 leading scholars from
various religious backgrounds. Incorporating the latest research, the contributors examine the books of the Bible in exhaustive detail, taking a historical-critical approach that attempts to shed light on the scriptures by placing them in the context in which their first audiences would have
encountered them, asking how they came to be composed and what were the purposes of their authors. The Commentary includes a general introduction, extensive introductions to both testaments and the Apocrypha, and briefer introductions to the particular books, plus an essay with commentary on
important post-biblical Jewish and Christian literature. Each article concludes with a bibliography that points the reader toward the most important supplemental works in English, including major reference works, introductions, and so forth.
A truly stunning work of biblical scholarship, The Oxford Bible Commentary will be an invaluable resource for pastors preparing a sermon, for students, for those in study or discussion groups, and indeed for anyone--whether Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox Christian--who seeksa
clearer perspective on a text that has been held in reverence for thousands of years. The OBC features a Logos Library System CD-ROM that, once unlocked, gives the reader access to its text and that of the New Revised Standard Version Bible. The CD is fully compatible with all Logos products.

The Essential Douglas Lepan (Paperback): Douglas LePan The Essential Douglas Lepan (Paperback)
Douglas LePan; Selected by John Barton
R336 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R24 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Bible: The Basics (Paperback, 2nd New edition): John Barton The Bible: The Basics (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
John Barton
R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bible: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the Bible as both a sacred text, central to the faith of millions, and a classic work of Western literature, containing a tapestry of genres, voices, perspectives, and images. This guide skilfully addresses both aspects of the Bible's character by exploring: the rich variety of literary forms, from poetry to prophecy and epistles to apocalypses; the historical, geographic, and social context of the Bible; contemporary attitudes to the Bible held by believers and non-believers; the status of biblical interpretation today. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes maps and detailed suggestions for further reading. This is an ideal starting point for people of any faith, or none, who are studying the Bible in any setting or who simply want to know more about the best-selling book of all time.

We Are Not Avatars - Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos (Paperback): John Barton We Are Not Avatars - Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos (Paperback)
John Barton
R445 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R128 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Renowned poet and editor John Barton collects his most provocative essays, public lectures, and reviews produced over the past twenty-five years. Barton began publishing in an era much less attentive to queer voices. In this special book, Barton grafts his own memoir about finding his voice as a poet and feet as an editor to astute takes on Margaret Avison, Emily Carr, Pat Lowther, Maureen Hynes, Anne Szumigalski, and many others. Making this book even more essential reading is the larger cultural context Barton brings to bear by writing about the historical production evolution and reception of queer writing in the lengthening shadow of equity.

Ethics in Ancient Israel (Hardcover): John Barton Ethics in Ancient Israel (Hardcover)
John Barton
R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ethics in Ancient Israel is a study of ethical thinking in ancient Israel from around the eighth to the second century BC. The evidence for this consists primarily of the Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha, but also other ancient Jewish writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and various anonymous and pseudonymous texts from shortly before the New Testament period. Professor John Barton argues that there were several models for thinking about ethics, including a 'divine command' theory, something approximating to natural law, a virtue ethic, and a belief in human custom and convention. Moreover, he examines ideas of reward and punishment, purity and impurity, the status of moral agents and patients, imitation of God, and the image of God in humanity. Barton maintains that ethical thinking can be found not only in laws but also in the wisdom literature, in the Psalms, and in narrative texts. There is much interaction with recent scholarship in both English and German. The book features discussion of comparative material from other ancient Near Eastern cultures and a chapter on short summaries of moral teaching, such as the Ten Commandments. This innovative work should be of interest to those concerned with the interpretation of the Old Testament but also to students of ethics.

Policy Signals and Market Responses - A 50 Year History of Zambia's Relationship with Foreign Capital (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Policy Signals and Market Responses - A 50 Year History of Zambia's Relationship with Foreign Capital (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Stuart John Barton
R3,067 Discovery Miles 30 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The study presents archival evidence to show how President Kaunda raised political and economic exclusivity in Zambia in the early years of Zambia's independence, and how this retarded capital investment. Despite formal reforms and a new government, this institutional mechanism still dominates and constrains Zambia's political economy today.

Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Paperback): Sauk Black Hawk, John Barton Patterson, Antoine LeClair Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Paperback)
Sauk Black Hawk, John Barton Patterson, Antoine LeClair
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Hardcover): Sauk Black Hawk, John Barton Patterson, Antoine LeClair Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Hardcover)
Sauk Black Hawk, John Barton Patterson, Antoine LeClair
R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Hardcover): John Barton Patterson Black Hawk Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Hardcover)
John Barton Patterson Black Hawk
R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Paperback): John Barton Patterson Black Hawk Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Paperback)
John Barton Patterson Black Hawk
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Playing Shakespeare (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Barton Playing Shakespeare (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Barton
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Generations of actors joining the RSC have benefited from John Barton's teaching" Trevor Nunn "One of the sanest, wisest and most practical volumes I have ever read about Shakespeare" Michael Billington John Barton is Advisory Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and has directed some of the greatest Shakespeare productions of our time. His book, Playing Shakespeare, is a transcript of his televised workshops with some of our finest Shakespearean actors: Peggy Ashcroft, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart and David Suchet. "What the programmes and published text reveal, is the method and principle approach of acting Shakespeare which has been fundamental to the Royal Shakespeare Company since it was formed" Trevor Nunn. This new edition contains a DVD with 80mins of video featuring John Barton in conversation with Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Jane Lapotaire discussing changes in approaches to Shakespeare's text since the book first published. This edition also features a foreword by Michael Boyd. A highly readable and non-academic approach to understanding Shakespeare's text - unlocking the hidden stage directions and actors clues that reside in his verse. "When an actor becomes aware of them, s/he will find that Shakespeare himself starts to direct them" John Barton.

Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Paperback): John Barton Patterson, Antoine LeClair, Black Hawk Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk (Paperback)
John Barton Patterson, Antoine LeClair, Black Hawk
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Perils of Popery, Especially Considered with Reference to the United States of America (Hardcover): John Barton Perils of Popery, Especially Considered with Reference to the United States of America (Hardcover)
John Barton
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Perils of Popery, Especially Considered with Reference to the United States of America (Paperback): John Barton Perils of Popery, Especially Considered with Reference to the United States of America (Paperback)
John Barton
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has... Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has Been Engaged, and His Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832, His Surrender, and Travels... (Paperback)
Sauk Chief 1767-1838 Black Hawk, J B (John Barton) 1805-189 Patterson
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Musings of a Recluse .. (Hardcover): John Barton 1793?-1867 Derby Musings of a Recluse .. (Hardcover)
John Barton 1793?-1867 Derby
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Political Reminiscences, Including a Sketch of the Origin and History of the Statesman Party of Boston (Hardcover): John Barton... Political Reminiscences, Including a Sketch of the Origin and History of the Statesman Party of Boston (Hardcover)
John Barton 1792-1867 Derby; Created by Israel Thorndike Pamphlet Collection (Li, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Librar
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has... Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has Been Engaged, and His Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832, His Surrender, and Travels... (Hardcover)
Sauk Chief 1767-1838 Black Hawk, J B (John Barton) 1805-189 Patterson
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Political Reminiscences, Including a Sketch of the Origin and History of the Statesman Party of Boston (Paperback): John Barton... Political Reminiscences, Including a Sketch of the Origin and History of the Statesman Party of Boston (Paperback)
John Barton 1792-1867 Derby; Created by Israel Thorndike Pamphlet Collection (Li, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Librar
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Musings of a Recluse .. (Paperback): John Barton 1793?-1867 Derby Musings of a Recluse .. (Paperback)
John Barton 1793?-1867 Derby
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Political Reminiscences - Including a Sketch of the Origin and History of the Statesman Party of Boston, Part 1 (Hardcover):... Political Reminiscences - Including a Sketch of the Origin and History of the Statesman Party of Boston, Part 1 (Hardcover)
John Barton Derby
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In Memoriam, Edward Lake, Major-General Royal Engineers [By J. Barton and R. Maclagan] (Hardcover): John Barton, Edward Lake,... In Memoriam, Edward Lake, Major-General Royal Engineers [By J. Barton and R. Maclagan] (Hardcover)
John Barton, Edward Lake, Robert Maclagan
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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