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Witherington, Ben III 1951-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 509 publications in 1 language and 26,422 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: BS2454.J3, 225.92
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Most widely held works about Ben Witherington
 
Most widely held works by Ben Witherington
The brother of Jesus : the dramatic story & meaning of the first archaeological link to Jesus & his family by Hershel Shanks( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a limestone burial box with the inscription, "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" set the world of biblical archaeology abuzz. Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III reveal not only what the discovery means for understanding the Bible, but also what it shows about the family of Jesus and the earliest Christians
Women in the earliest churches by Ben Witherington( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the roles and functions that women assumed in the early Christian communities from AD 33 to the Council of Nicaea. It surveys, too, the views about women held by various New Testament authors including Paul and the Evangelists
Women in the ministry of Jesus : a study of Jesus' attitudes to women and their roles as reflected in his earthly life by Ben Witherington( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesus quest : the third search for the Jew of Nazareth by Ben Witherington( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who is the Jesus behind the Gospel narratives? How would he have been understood by his contemporaries? Did the church transform a charismatic rabbi or a peasant-philosopher into its heavenly, incarnate Lord? Does the key to Jesus' real identity actually lie in the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter or other noncanonical Jesus literature suppressed by the ancient orthodox church? What do the sects, parties and movements of Jewish Palestine tell us about the real Jesus, his words, his actions and his intentions?" "These are the questions being asked by a new generation of investigators of the man behind the origin of Christianity. Dubbed the Third Quest of the historical Jesus, this renewed effort is a transformation of the first quest, memorialized and chronicled by Albert Schweitzer, and the second quest, carried out in the 1950s and 1960s in the wake of extreme Bultmannian skepticism. Now in the 1990s, with the time, place and social setting of Jesus newly illumined by renewed and vigorous investigation of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish and Hellenistic sources, there has appeared a surge of scholarly books on Jesus within his Jewish and Mediterranean environment." "The controversial works of John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg and Burton Mack, and the results of the Jesus Seminar have been thrust upon the public by publicists and media as the voices of learned consensus. Meanwhile, at the center of the scholarly investigation of Jesus, a less celebrated but certainly no less informed majority rejects many of the methods and conclusions of those who have captured the limelight."--Jacket
Women and the genesis of Christianity by Ben Witherington( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The christology of Jesus by Ben Witherington( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the evangelist's portrayals of Jesus' words, deeds, and relationships as avenues of insight, Witherington reveals a Jesus who both understood and disclosed himself in messianic terms, filling traditional terms-Son of man, Son of David, and Messiah-with new content. --from publisher description
The Gospel code : novel claims about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Da Vinci by Ben Witherington( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In plain language that any interested reader can follow, the author, a New Testament scholar, responds to fictionalized claims in The Da Vinci Code that there exist documents that reveal secrets about Jesus, secrets long suppressed by the church and other religious institutions. He takes us back to the early centuries after Jesus' death and tells us what we can really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the canonical Gospels and their Gnostic rivals
New Testament history : a narrative account by Ben Witherington( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engaging and accessible look into the world that gave birth to the Christian faith
The Paul quest : the renewed search for the Jew of Tarsus by Ben Witherington( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and community in Corinth : a socio-rhetorical commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians by Ben Witherington( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelation by Ben Witherington( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without sacrificing scholarly perspective or academic rigor, this book is written to be accessible for a wide audience--including pastors, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested lay people. A "Suggested Reading List" will serve as point of entry and as a helpful annotated bibliography for all readers. "Closer-Look" sections examine key elements of the Roman-Greco world that bear on the text's meaning while "Bridging the Horizons" sub-chapters connect this world with the cultural, political, and religious environments of today. The entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text
What have they done with Jesus? : beyond strange theories and bad history -- why we can trust the bible by Ben Witherington( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious scholar challenges fad theories pertaining to such popular testaments as the "Jesus Papers" and the "Gnostic teachings," examining figures from Jesus' inner circle and what their lives reveal about the historical Jesus
Jesus the sage : the pilgrimage of wisdom by Ben Witherington( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering into the renewed and sometimes confusing attempts to comprehend the work of Jesus of Nazareth and his person, Ben Witherington guides the reader through a vast complex of ancient documents and contemporary questions. He shows that Jesus' contemporaries viewed Jesus as a Jewish prophetic sage whose teaching and style were a reflection of the convergence of Hebrew wisdom and prophetic forms and ideas. Witherington traces the path of wisdom from its earliest manifestations in the Hebrew Bible to its importance in the work of Jesus and then to its apparent influence on the Christology of Paul and other New Testament writers. The result is a masterful contribution to scholarship, written with verve and clarity
The Acts of the Apostles : a socio-rhetorical commentary by Ben Witherington( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This course approaches the New Testament Book of Acts as both history and theology. The Study Guide written by Craig S. Keener focuses on both the history of earliest Christianity found in Acts and the Early Church and its leaders as models for subequent Christian life and witness."--Cover
The Gospel of Mark : a socio-rhetorical commentary by Ben Witherington( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary offers the first sustained attempt to read the Gospel of Mark both as an ancient biography and as a form of ancient rhetoric. Ben Witherington applies to Mark the socio-rhetorical approach for which he is well known, opening a new perspective on the earliest Gospel that also emphasizes Mark's theological and ethical interests and purposes. Based on a fresh translation of the Greek text, Witherington's commentary makes clear Mark's focus on the identity of Jesus, on the importance of knowing who he is - the Christ, the Son of God - in order to properly understand why he had to die. Among the valuable features of this commentary are special sections designed to help modern readers of Mark apply the text to life today and excurses that highlight technical topics for scholars and more advanced Bible students."--Jacket
Jesus and money : a guide for times of financial crisis by Ben Witherington( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respected New Testament scholar clearly and concisely examines what Jesus and his earliest followers taught about money, possessions, and stewardship
The problem with evangelical theology : testing the exegetical foundations of Calvinism, dispensationalism, and Wesleyanism by Ben Witherington( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no doubting the legacy of the Protestant Reformers and their successors. Luther, Calvin, and Wesley not only spawned specific denominational traditions, but their writings have been instrumental in forging a broadly embraced evangelical theology as well. In this volume, Ben Witherington wrestles with some of the big ideas of these major traditional theological systems (sin, God's sovereignty, prophecy, grace, and the Holy Spirit), asking tough questions about their biblical foundations. Witherington argues that evangelicalism sometimes wrongly assumes a biblical warrant for some of it
Making a meal of it : rethinking the theology of the Lord's Supper by Ben Witherington( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a Meal of It explores the background and implication of the Lords Supper. Delving into its historical and Scriptural origins, Witherington argues that the Lords Supper is a sacramental celebration of the community of God, designed to incorporate people of varying backgrounds. Excavating the diverse ways in which Scripture and early Christian tradition speak about the Lords Supper, Witherington advocates that the meal is primarily about who the people of God are and how they should thus live together
The living Word of God : rethinking the theology of the Bible by Ben Witherington( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final installment of his trilogy on the central ordinances of the Christian faith (baptism, the Lord's Supper, and the proclamation of God's Word), Ben Witherington asks: What does it mean to call the Bible "God's word"? In doing so, he takes on other recent studies which downplay the connection between history and theology, or between historical accuracy and truth claims. The Bible is not merely to be viewed as a Word about God, Witherington argues. Instead, he says, the Bible exhorts us to see the Bible as a living Word from God. -- Publisher
The message of Jesus : John Dominic Crossan and Ben Witherington III in dialogue by Robert B Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dominic Crossan and Ben Witherington III explore points of agreement and disagreement on the message of Jesus. The book shows how each presents his position in light of the others, as well as their responses to selected questions. The balance of the book is comprised of substantive essays on various facets of the topic from a diverse set of scholars
 
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The brother of Jesus : the dramatic story & meaning of the first archaeological link to Jesus & his family
Alternative Names
Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington US-amerikanischer evangelikaler Theologe

Witherington, Ben

Witherington, Ben 1951-

Witherington, Ben III 1951-

Witherington III, Ben 1951-

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English (211)

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Women in the earliest churchesWomen in the ministry of Jesus : a study of Jesus' attitudes to women and their roles as reflected in his earthly lifeThe Jesus quest : the third search for the Jew of NazarethWomen and the genesis of ChristianityThe christology of JesusThe Gospel code : novel claims about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Da VinciNew Testament history : a narrative accountThe Paul quest : the renewed search for the Jew of Tarsus