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Hoffmann, R. Joseph

Overview
Works: 22 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 4,972 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Conference proceedings  Sources  Apocryphal and legendary literature  History  Biography‡vApocryphal and legendary literature  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BR160.3, 230.13
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Most widely held works by R. Joseph Hoffmann
On the true doctrine : a discourse against the Christians by Celsus( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jesus in history and myth ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papers presented at an international symposium held at the University of Michigan in April 1985 on Jesus and the gospels
Biblical v. secular ethics : the conflict ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jesus outside the Gospels by R. Joseph Hoffmann( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What the Bible really says by MORTON ed SMITH( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The just war and jihad : violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcion, on the restitution of Christianity : an essay on the development of radical Paulinist theology in the second century by R. Joseph Hoffmann( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Origins of Christianity : a critical introduction ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyry's Against the Christians : the literary remains by Porphyry( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret Gospels : a harmony of Apocryphal Jesus traditions ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern spiritualities : an inquiry ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julian's Against the Galileans by Julian( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Flavius Claudius Julianus (331/332-363 CE), better known to history by the name imposed by his Christian opponents, Julian "the Apostate," was a nephew of the first Christian emperor, Constantine I. Julian is one of the most fascinating figures of late antiquity. More information is available about him from both pagan and Christian sources than about any other Roman emperor. His reign inspired both admiration and contempt." "This is the first modern English translation of the complete corpus of Julian's Against the Galileans and related writings, including letters and edicts bearing on Julian's attitude toward Christians and the Church, together with the most famous accounts of his short career written by the Christian historians Socrates Scholasticus and Sozemon, both composed within a century of Julian's death. It not only puts the work of the philosopher-emperor into historical perspective but also offers important insights into the waning days of pagan philosophy and the growth of the Christian church against the background of intellectual and religious opposition. The translations are supported by a full historical introduction to the life of Julian and a detailed treatment of his religious philosophy, including the origins of his understanding of the Christian faith." "This translation is essential reading for anyone interested in the religions of late antiquity, the growth of the Christian church, and the final phase of the conflict between paganism and Christian teaching."--BOOK JACKET
Sources of the Jesus tradition : separating history from myth ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who was the "real Jesus"? Given the historical unreliability of the gospels and other ancient sources, can this question ever be answered? Is it possible that a historical Jesus never existed? These questions and more are addressed in this collection of expert essays based on the latest research in New Testament scholarship. All of the authors are participants in the Jesus Project, a new investigation into the origins of Christianity directed by R. Joseph Hoffmann under the auspices of the Council for the Scientific Examination of Religion at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY. Dr. Hoffmann describes the project as a beneficiary of its history, building on the work of prior inquiry and acknowledging important advances in the reconstruction of Christian origins in the last two centuries. It is "new" in advocating a faith-free approach to the sources and greater attention to method than previous inquiries. The scholars represented in this volume are among the finest in the world. Included are not only experts in New Testament studies but also specialists in archeology, legal history, intertestamental Judaism, educational studies, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, and classics. The first fruits of this scholarly collaboration are gathered together in this excellent anthology, which will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone with an interest in Christian origins
Self-contradictions of the Bible by William Henry Burr( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kata Christianōn ta euriskomena by Porphyry( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Greek, Modern and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The just war and jihad violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The essays collected here offer ... how in an age defined by scientific inquiry the ancient conflicts over the will and purpose of Abraham's God still sap the energies of politicians, academics, and ordinary people in cities and villages around the world. The twentieth century has especially been affected by a long train of conflicts with religious roots.... The culture wars of the twenty-first century have deep roots in the culture of early civilizations.... The essays collected here question the foundation of political discourse about the Abrahamic traditions and challenge the traditions to confront both their history and their present in honest and transforming ways. -Back cover
William Henry Furness: the Transcendentalist defense of the Gospels by R. Joseph Hoffmann( )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Folder contains two 12-page photocopies of the author's article, which appeared in The New England Quarterly
Just War and Jihad : Positioning the Question of Religious Violence by R. Joseph Hoffmann( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Meméristai ho Christós ? Anti-enthusiast polemic from Paul to Augustine by R. Joseph Hoffmann( )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What the Bible really says : about: capital punishment, the future, government ... [et al.] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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