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The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Hardcover): Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts,... The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Hardcover)
Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland
R3,773 R3,554 Discovery Miles 35 540 Save R219 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages. An ambitious overview of the Bible's role and influence on English literature - as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history - from the medieval period up through the 20th centuryIncludes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical contextDraws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literatureIncludes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongside their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Paperback): Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts,... The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Paperback)
Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland
R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages. * An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history from the medieval period through to the twentieth-century * Includes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical context * Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern, eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literature * Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongside their 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it

Revelation - The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ (Paperback): Judith Kovacs, Christopher Rowland Revelation - The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ (Paperback)
Judith Kovacs, Christopher Rowland
R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This ground-breaking commentary on The Revelation to John (the Apocalypse) reveals its far-reaching influence on society and culture, and its impact on the church through the ages.
Explores the far-reaching influence of the Apocalypse on society and culture.
Shows the book's impact on the Christian church through the ages.
Looks at interpretations of the Apocalypse by theologians, ranging from Augustine to late twentieth century liberation theologians.
Considers the book's effects on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries, and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil war radicals, Turner, Blake, Handel, and Franz Schmidt.
Provides access to material not readily available elsewhere.
Will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, as well as to general readers.

More information about this series is available from the Blackwell Bible Commentaries website at http: //www.bbibcomm.net/

The Nature of New Testament Theology - Essays in Honour of Robert Morgan (Hardcover): Christopher Rowland, Christopher Tuckett The Nature of New Testament Theology - Essays in Honour of Robert Morgan (Hardcover)
Christopher Rowland, Christopher Tuckett
R2,254 R2,139 Discovery Miles 21 390 Save R115 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume brings together some of the most distinguished writers in the field of New Testament studies to provide an overview of discussions about the nature of New Testament theology.
Examines the development, purpose and scope of New Testament theology.
Looks at the relationship of New Testament theology with other branches of theology.
Considers crucial issues within the New Testament, such as the historical Jesus, the theology of the cross, eschatology, ethics, and the role of women.
Offers fresh perspectives which take discussion of the subject further in key areas
Includes a foreword by Rowan Williams.

Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing - Pastoral Practice and Public Theology (Paperback): Helen Cameron, John Reader,... Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing - Pastoral Practice and Public Theology (Paperback)
Helen Cameron, John Reader, Victoria Slater, Christopher Rowland
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book aims to create a bridge between pastoral practice and public theology aimed at those training for ministry, those in ministry and lay people wishing to reflect upon their work. It seeks to enable those in pastoral ministry to reflect upon their institutional encounters and to enable lay people who work in institutions as professionals or managers to reflect upon their pastoral encounters. By generating shared encounters of theological reflection between these two groups the authors identify points of solidarity and tension between them.The book seeks to address the commonly voiced concern that clergy and laity talk past each other and don't engage on the issues that they find perplexing. Readers of the book will gain an increased confidence in reflecting upon their own practice and engaging with others in theological reflection.

The Bible for Sinners - Interpretation in the Present Time (Paperback): Christopher Rowland, Jonathan Roberts The Bible for Sinners - Interpretation in the Present Time (Paperback)
Christopher Rowland, Jonathan Roberts
R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The context and approach of the reader have been underestimated in Biblical Exegesis. The Biblical text is generally credited with an abstract quality that lifts its words above time and space, above mere human contingencies. This has made it monolithic - a stone on which countless individuals have been dashed to pieces. Yet this interpretation has been developed by interpreters who have institutional power, and who have been unaware that they are interpreting in the interests of those who have such power. This book looks at past and present interpretations, as well as how certain subjects have been understood within them, including homosexuality and marriage.

Wheels within Wheels - William Blake & Ezekiel's Merkabah in Text & Image (Hardcover): Christopher Rowland Wheels within Wheels - William Blake & Ezekiel's Merkabah in Text & Image (Hardcover)
Christopher Rowland
R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Radical Prophet - The Mystics, Subversives and Visionaries Who Foretold the End of the World (Hardcover): Christopher Rowland Radical Prophet - The Mystics, Subversives and Visionaries Who Foretold the End of the World (Hardcover)
Christopher Rowland
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Christianity began with the conviction that the old order was finished. The mysterious, elusive and charismatic figure of Jesus proclaimed that a new era, the Kingdom of God, was dawning. Yet despite its success, and the conversion of the empire which had executed its founder, the religion he inspired was soon domesticated, its counter-cultural radicalism tamed, as the Church attempted to control both its doctrines and its followers. Christopher Rowland here shows that this was never the whole story. At the margins, around the edges, sometimes off the religious map, the apocalyptic flame of the New Testament continued to burn. In 1649 the Diggers occupied St George's Hill to put the egalitarianism of Christ into practice. 'You must break these men or they will break you', Oliver Cromwell declared of the 'lunaticks'. This book argues that such revolutionaries had divined the true intent of the enigma who threw over the tables of the money-changers: to summon a new epoch - strange, iconoclastic, uncomfortable and otherworldly. It gives full weight to a remarkable strain of radical religion that simply refuses to die.

Approaches to the Visual in Religion (Hardcover): Christopher Rowland, Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati Approaches to the Visual in Religion (Hardcover)
Christopher Rowland, Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati
R1,891 R1,549 Discovery Miles 15 490 Save R342 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The authors of this volume investigate the analysis of visual sources and their indispensable role for understanding and interpreting religions, their symbol systems, and the wider traditions of which they are a part. A particular interest in this study is the focus on the methodological challenge of images from a comparative perspective. The common concern that ranges over all the contributions is the search for a methodological perspective where images may be analysed in a comprehensive way, with particular regard for the social, and wider intellectual settings, as well as the religious, in which the images are embedded. Accordingly, we seek to show that visual sources need to be interpreted from different angles, In the last decades, a broad range of publications has contributed to highlight the significance of images, and visual media in general, for understanding religious traditions, communities and discourses in both historical and contemporary perspective. In more recent research streams, focussing on visual media in religious traditions and symbol systems, various avenues have opened up and been explored focussing on the status of images and of the gaze of the viewer as central aspects. Furthermore, there are illuminating contributions dealing with the theoretical premises and settings with which to approach the visual as a central component of religion, on the one hand giving an overview of essential definitions and implications, on the other hand concentrating on specific techniques and/or media.

Discovering John (Hardcover): John Ashton Discovering John (Hardcover)
John Ashton; Edited by Christopher Rowland, Catrin H Williams
R978 R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Save R215 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Discovering John (Paperback): John Ashton Discovering John (Paperback)
John Ashton; Edited by Christopher Rowland, Catrin H Williams
R571 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R109 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology (Paperback): Robert S. Heaney From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology (Paperback)
Robert S. Heaney; Foreword by Christopher Rowland
R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
God Year Poems (Paperback): Christopher Rowland God Year Poems (Paperback)
Christopher Rowland
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Moving ever closer to the sun within...this collection of poetry was written to accompany the path of ^elevation. May light and life fill our world.

Transforming Faith Communities (Hardcover): Michael Ian Bochenski Transforming Faith Communities (Hardcover)
Michael Ian Bochenski; Foreword by Christopher Rowland
R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Transforming Faith Communities - A Comparative Study of Radical Christianity in Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism and Late... Transforming Faith Communities - A Comparative Study of Radical Christianity in Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism and Late Twentieth-Century Latin America (Paperback)
Michael Ian Bochenski; Foreword by Christopher Rowland
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Synopsis: Transforming Faith Communities argues for a model of being church that combines congregationalism with a constructive approach to church-state relationships. Congregationalism within a vision for a renewed Christendom is commended here as a viable option for Christian mission in the twenty-first-century world. In making this case, two movements are explored--those inspired by sixteenth-century Anabaptism and late twentieth-century Latin American liberation theology. Each movement is held up as a mirror to the other. A continuing vision for the transformation of church and society emerges from this book as a number of contemporary resonances begin to sound. These include an outline of some likely common features in the development of radical religious communities, an examination of some of the factors that create world-affirming Christian faith communities, and many examples of effective and constructive engagement with church and society across the centuries. Endorsements: "The experiences of the sixteenth-century Anabaptists and the advocates of liberation theology have not been compared in the systematic way evidenced here. The conclusions Bochenski reaches, with twenty-first-century mission in mind, are fresh and challenging. His work is a pleasure to read. It is rigorous in the way it pursues an argument, but at the same time it is thoroughly accessible." --Ian Randall, Senior Research Fellow, International Baptist Theological Seminary "Bochenski, in a way I count as inspired, brings two significant faith traditions together in this erudite work. In so doing he brings to light--by contrast and comparison--a series of insights of benefit to all who aspire to live faithfully in and as the community of Christ's followers. This book and its contents serve us well." --Nigel G. Wright, Principal, Spurgeon's College "Bochenski has produced a stimulating work exploring insights from early Anabaptist and Latin American base communities. Though separated by over four centuries of Christian life and development, they exhibit challenging parallels. . . . The points of contact are vital in the search for the continuing reformation of the church." --Keith G. Jones, Rector, International Baptist Theological Seminary Author Biography: Michael Ian Bochenski has had very wide pastoral and academic involvement. He has degrees from both Cambridge (social and political sciences) and Oxford (theology) Universities. He has been a local church pastor, committed to community praxis, for over thirty years. He has led two local homelessness charities, has been the President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and for four years was the Rector of the Polish Baptist Seminary in Warsaw, Poland.

Theology and Human Flourishing (Hardcover): Mike Higton, Christopher Rowland, Jeremy Law Theology and Human Flourishing (Hardcover)
Mike Higton, Christopher Rowland, Jeremy Law
R1,343 R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Save R310 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Theology and Human Flourishing - Essays in Honor of Timothy J. Gorringe (Paperback): Mike Higton, Jeremy Law, Christopher... Theology and Human Flourishing - Essays in Honor of Timothy J. Gorringe (Paperback)
Mike Higton, Jeremy Law, Christopher Rowland
R784 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R162 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Synopsis: This collection of essays is a celebration of the work of Timothy Gorringe. Like his theology, it is animated by a delighted and critical engagement with the diverse facets of human social life, and by a passionate concern to wrestle with the Bible and the Christian tradition in pursuit of human flourishing. The built environment, politics, education, art: these essays by leading Christian theologians ask what it means for Christian theology to concern itself with, to immerse itself in, and to risk critical commentary on, each of these and more. The collection follows the same rhythm that animates Gorringe's work: insistent attention to the Christian tradition in the light of the particular contexts where human flourishing is imagined, fought for, embodied and betrayed; and a critical, constructive and celebratory examination of those contexts in the light of the Christian tradition. The contributions are very diverse, touching on everything from city life to human curiosity, poverty to genocide--but they are united by a passion to make theological sense of human flourishing. Endorsements: "How do you respond to one of the liveliest, most daring, and most practically engaged of contemporary British theologians? Inspired by Tim Gorringe's work, the distinguished international group of senior and younger contributors to this volume rise superbly to the challenge. They cover an impressive range of major topics and show that theology can be more powerful when, as here, it is taken in distilled form. Time and again these concentrated essays grip the reader not only intellectually and imaginatively but also through challenges to act ethically and politically." -David F. Ford Regius Professor of Divinity and Director, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme University of Cambridge Editor Biography: Mike Higton is Academic Co-Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme and Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter. Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. Jeremy Law is Dean of Chapel and Reader in Christian Theology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

From the Margins 2 - Women of the New Testament and Their Afterlives (Hardcover, New): Christine E. Joynes, Christopher Rowland From the Margins 2 - Women of the New Testament and Their Afterlives (Hardcover, New)
Christine E. Joynes, Christopher Rowland
R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite half a century of biblical interpretation that has sought to put women back on the agenda of ancient texts (written largely if not wholly by men), the dominant threads of narrative and doctrine have-with the notable exception of Mary the mother of Jesus-been focused on the lives and actions of men. Reception history tells a different story. It is not the case that there is a recovery of the lives of women hidden behind the pages of the New Testament, for our information remains as sparse and tantalizing as ever. Rather, the study of biblical women's 'afterlives' allows the imaginative engagement of artists and writers to broaden the horizon of interpretative expectations. Whether it is through historical imagination or the grasp of different portrayals of familiar biblical women (like Mary the mother of Jesus or Mary Magdalene), the creative genius of these interpreters, neglected by mainstream biblical textual scholars, only underlines the importance of the biblical women, viewed in the light of their afterlives. This volume has its origins in a project entitled 'Biblical Women and their Afterlives', conceived and developed by the Centre for Reception History of the Bible at the University of Oxford and organized together with colleagues from the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts at Boston University, USA. This project resulted not only in the present interdisciplinary collection of 21 essays (with their 66 illustrations) but also its companion volume, From the Margins 1: Women of the Hebrew Bible and their Afterlives, edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg. The present volume includes the specially commissioned poem 'To Cast a Stone' by the acclaimed Irish poet John F. Deane.

Radical Christianity (Paperback): Christopher Rowland Radical Christianity (Paperback)
Christopher Rowland
R527 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Open Heaven - A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (Paperback): Christopher Rowland The Open Heaven - A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (Paperback)
Christopher Rowland
R1,115 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R236 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Liberating Exegesis - The Challenge of Liberation Theology to Biblical Studies (Paperback, 1st American ed): Christopher... Liberating Exegesis - The Challenge of Liberation Theology to Biblical Studies (Paperback, 1st American ed)
Christopher Rowland, Mark Corner
R623 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R123 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This important book provides a sampling of liberation theology's use of biblical texts, relating it to the "standard" methods of interpretation in Europe and America. Divided into four sections, the book sets out contemporary readings of the parable of Jesus influenced by a liberationist perspective; identifies the biblical and theoretical foundations of liberation theology, comparing them with the dominant exegetical paradigm in the first world; explores the way in which liberation exegesis affects reading the canonical accounts of Jesus; and argues that liberation theology cannot be seen solely as a third-world phenomenon.

The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Christopher Rowland The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Christopher Rowland
R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Liberation theology is widely referred to in discussions of politics and religion but not always adequately understood. The second edition of this Companion brings the story of the movement's continuing importance and impact up to date. Additional essays, which complement those in the original edition, expand upon the issues by dealing with gender and sexuality and the important matter of epistemology. In the light of a more conservative ethos in Roman Catholicism, and in theology generally, liberation theology is often said to have been an intellectual movement tied to a particular period of ecumenical and political theology. These essays indicate its continuing importance in different contexts and enable readers to locate its distinctive intellectual ethos within the evolving contextual and cultural concerns of theology and religious studies. This book will be of interest to students of theology as well as to sociologists, political theorists and historians.

The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Christopher Rowland The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Christopher Rowland
R1,640 Discovery Miles 16 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Liberation theology is widely referred to in discussions of politics and religion but not always adequately understood. The second edition of this Companion brings the story of the movement's continuing importance and impact up to date. Additional essays, which complement those in the original edition, expand upon the issues by dealing with gender and sexuality and the important matter of epistemology. In the light of a more conservative ethos in Roman Catholicism, and in theology generally, liberation theology is often said to have been an intellectual movement tied to a particular period of ecumenical and political theology. These essays indicate its continuing importance in different contexts and enable readers to locate its distinctive intellectual ethos within the evolving contextual and cultural concerns of theology and religious studies. This book will be of interest to students of theology as well as to sociologists, political theorists and historians.

The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament (Hardcover): Christopher Rowland, C.R.A.Morray- Jones The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament (Hardcover)
Christopher Rowland, C.R.A.Morray- Jones
R6,411 Discovery Miles 64 110 Out of stock

This book brings together the perspectives of apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism to illuminate aspects of New Testament theology. The first part begins with a consideration of the mystical character of apocalypticism and then uses the Book of Revelation and the development of views about the heavenly mediator figure of Enoch to explore the importance of apocalypticism in the Gospels and Acts, the Pauline Letters and finally the key theological themes in the later books of the New Testament. The second and third parts explore the character of early Jewish mysticism by taking important themes in the early Jewish mystical texts such as the Temple and the Divine Body to demonstrate the relevance of this material to New Testament interpretation.

The Nature of New Testament Theology - Essays in Honour of Robert Morgan (Paperback): Christopher Rowland, Christopher Tuckett The Nature of New Testament Theology - Essays in Honour of Robert Morgan (Paperback)
Christopher Rowland, Christopher Tuckett
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Out of stock

This volume brings together some of the most distinguished writers in the field of New Testament studies to provide an overview of discussions about the nature of New Testament theology.
Examines the development, purpose and scope of New Testament theology.
Looks at the relationship of New Testament theology with other branches of theology.
Considers crucial issues within the New Testament, such as the historical Jesus, the theology of the cross, eschatology, ethics, and the role of women.
Offers fresh perspectives which take discussion of the subject further in key areas
Includes a foreword by Rowan Williams.

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