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Allison, Dale C. Jr 1955-

Works: 66 works in 336 publications in 4 languages and 9,234 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: BT303.2, 232.908
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Most widely held works by Dale C Allison
A critical and exegetical commentary on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew by W. D Davies( Book )
71 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
The historical Jesus in context by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda. The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to encompass the full context, thus allowing readers to locate Jesus in a broader cultural setting than is usually made available. This book demonstrates that only by knowing the world in which Jesus lived and taught can we fully understand him, his message, and the spread of the Gospel. Gathering in one place material that was previously available only in disparate sources, this formidable book provides innovative insight into matters no less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile life, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself
Constructing Jesus : memory, imagination, and history by Dale C Allison( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
"Presenting the fruit of several decades of research, Allison contends that the standard criteria most scholars have employed and continue to employ for constructing the historical Jesus are of little value. His pioneering alternative applies recent findings from cognitive science about human memory to our reading of the Gospels in order to 'construct Jesus' more soundly"--Jacket
The new Moses : a Matthean typology by Dale C Allison( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Entirely given to the subject of Moses and Mosaic allusions in the Gospel of Matthew. Also included is the history of the discussion of the subject from Bacon to the present as well as a comprehensive analysis of the depiction of ancient Jewish and Christian persons in Mosaic categories
Jesus of Nazareth : millenarian prophet by Dale C Allison( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Dale Allison's clearly written Jesus of Nazareth will enable people who have followed recent discussions to vindicate and reclaim the central religious significance of the historical Jesus. Allison makes a creative contribution to Jesus studies in several ways: * He offers new suggestions for establishing the authenticity of Jesus' word {u2014} including what he calls "the index of intertextual linkage" {u2014} and for the process of framing a convincing picture of the central thrust and purpose of the activity of Jesus. * Referring to fascinating cross-cultural millenarian parallels, he shows that the impetus for the pre-Easter Jesus movement was apocalyptic in nature and that the historical Jesus can best be understood as an eschatological prophet. * He presents the first full-length treatment of the question of Jesus and asceticism and shows that Jesus, far from the image suggested by some today, was driven by an apocalyptic asceticism that extended to matters of sex, food, and social relations. Always evenhanded and fair, Allison's new work is nonetheless penetrating, acute, and provocative
The end of the ages has come : an early interpretation of the passion and resurrection of Jesus by Dale C Allison( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 libraries worldwide
The historical Christ and the theological Jesus by Dale C Allison( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
In this book, Dale Allison addresses ongoing historical-theological questions concerning Jesus Christ. What should one think of the modern quest for the historical Jesus when there is such enduring discord among the experts, and when personal agendas play such a large role in the reconstructions? How much history is in the Gospels, and how much history does Christian theology require that there be? How does the quest impinge on conventional Christian beliefs, and what might it contribute to contemporary theological reflection? --From publisher's description
The Jesus tradition in Q by Dale C Allison( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
A thesis regarding Q's composition precedes chapters on specific texts and events
Resurrecting Jesus : the earliest Christian tradition and its interpreters by Dale C Allison( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
In 'Resurrecting Jesus' the author focuses on the historical Jesus and concludes that Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet. Allison also offers a significant reading of the ways that Jesus used the Torah traditions of Judaism as the centrepiece of his teachings
Studies in Matthew : interpretation past and present by Dale C Allison( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Dale Allison, one of the preeminent New Testament scholars of our day, gathers here thirteen essays on significant features of Matthew. These essays display the historical, literary, and theological acumen that make Allison a leading figure in gospel studies. Nine of the essays are previously unpublished; the other four are thoroughly revised. Part 1 draws upon the exegetical tradition, from church fathers through medieval interpreters to nineteenth-century commentators, to highlight interpretive possibilities missed by their more recent heirs. Allison does not merely assert but demonstrates in studies of several of the Gospel's more puzzling episodes that "the exegetical past," while requiring critical sifting, nevertheless offers genuine insights that we neglect to our loss. Part 2 brings Allison's own literary sensitivities to bear to illuminate the structure and meaning of the First Gospel as a whole and several of its key narrative elements. Careful attention to Matthew's verbal signals and textual architecture brings his theological themes into sharper focus
The sermon on the mount : inspiring the moral imagination by Dale C Allison( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The intertextual Jesus : scripture in Q by Dale C Allison( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
"EBR offers a comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible according to its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible's reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings of various genres, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements."--Publisher's website
Testament of Abraham by Dale C Allison( Book )
14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
This first verse-by-verse commentary on the Greek text of the Testament of Abraham places the work within the history of both Jewish and Christian literature. It emphasizes the literary artistry and comedic nature of the Testament, brings to the task of interpretation a mass of comparative material, and establishes that, although the Testament goes back to a Jewish tale of the first or second century CE, the Christian elements are much more extensive than has previously been realized. The commentary further highlights the dependence of the Testament upon both Greco-Roman mythology and the Jewish Bible. This should be the standard commentary for years to come
The love there that's sleeping : the art and spirituality of George Harrison by Dale C Allison( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Analysis of George Harrison's songs, shedding new light on the spiritual aspects of George Harrison's music
The apocalyptic Jesus : a debate ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
"Did the historical Jesus preach that God was about to bring an end to human history and impose the divine kingdom on the earth and all its peoples? Four eminent New Testament scholars - Dale Allison, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Stephen Patterson - come together under the direction of Robert J. Miller to debate this, the single most important question about the historical Jesus." "Borg, Crossan, and Patterson argue that Jesus taught that God's kingdom was already here, not that it was coming in the near future. Dale Allison defends the widely-held view that Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet."--Jacket
Matthew : a shorter commentary by W. D Davies( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
"'How should this massive work of scholarship be assessed? The three volumes stand as one of the major commentaries on the Gospel of Matthew in which all future interpreters of the Gospel will find a source of fruitful dialogue and helpful ideas. It is a must have, both in libraries and in footnotes. Davies and Allison are to be thoroughly commended on the fruits of their considerable toil.' Robert K. McIver, Seminary Studies."--Bloomsbury Publishing
A critical and exegetical commentary on the Epistle of James by Dale C Allison( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The silence of angels by Dale C Allison( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The luminous dusk : finding God in the deep, still places by Dale C Allison( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
For millennia humans knew the stars as well as we know our own backyards. Yet today many if not most of us have lost vital connections with our natural world, and so have in many ways lost our sense of wonder. In The luminous dusk, Dale Allison explores the loss of wonder in Western society. Mining insights from sources as diverse as ancient creation myths and contemporary children's books, he highlights our ongoing disconnect from the cosmos, tracing its undeniable spiritual and philosophical impact
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Allison, Dale
Allison, Dale 1955-
Allison, Dale C.
Allison, Dale C. 1955- Jr
Allison, Dale C. Jr
Allison, Dale C. Jr. 1955-
Allison Jr., Dale C.
Dale Allison American historian of Early Christianity and Christian theologian
アリソンJr, D. C
English (246)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (1)
French (1)
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