Galatians Through the Centuries
By (author) John Riches
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Galatians Through the Centuries by John Riches
Book DescriptionThis 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 * Examines the ways in which Galatians has influenced images of Paul, suggesting that it is the indeterminacy and complexity of his text that cause it to be interpreted in such widely differing ways * Focuses on verses, themes or arguments that have been the subject of particularly influential readings * Published in the innovative and stimulating Blackwell Bible Commentaries reception history series, which focuses on the broad spectrum of interpretations rather than the traditional verse by verse analysis typically found in commentaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631230847
(236mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Riches
New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, Hardback (March 2015)
This volume examines the Bible's role in the modern world, with a focus on its dissemination throughout the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
Galatians Through the Centuries, Paperback (January 2013)
This commentary on Paul s highly autobiographical letter to the Galations traces the history of the book s reception through the ages.
Conflicting Mythologies, Paperback (April 2006)
An interpretation of Mark and Matthew, examining their contribution to the formation of early Christian identity, world-view and ethos. John Riches studies the notions of sacred space and ethnicity in the Gospel narratives. He shows how early Christian group identity emerged through a dynamic process of reshaping traditional Jewish symbols.
Gospel of Matthew in Its Roman Imperial Context, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by John Riches
Examining how Matthew's gospel reflects the situation in which the community found itself after the fall of Jerusalem and the subsequent humiliation of Jews, this volume 276 in the "Journal for the Study of the New testament Supplement" series considers the extent to which he was seeking to oppose Rome's claims to authority and more.
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Author Biography - John Riches
John Riches was until his retirement in 2003 Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at Glasgow University. Among his books on the New Testament are Jesus and the Transformation of Judaism (1980), A Century of New Testament Study (1993) and Conflicting Mythologies (2000).
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