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Select Works of C. K. Barrett (7 vols.)
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Select Works of C. K. Barrett (7 vols.)


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C. K. Barrett’s scholarship helped change the face of New Testament scholarship in the twentieth century. Barrett was a committed Methodist minister. Throughout his scholarly career, he never let his work get in the way of his pastoral calling. This deep commitment to pastoral care shows throughout Barrett’s work. Barrett is very careful to clothe his rigorous scholarship in language that is accessible and meaningful. For this reason, though he was critical of many other Christian traditions, he has earned a wide readership outside of his own denomination.

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Key Features

  • Indexes of Jewish and Early Christian literature
  • Glossary
  • Key works by one of the foremost New Testament scholars of the twentieth century

Individual Titles

New Testament Background

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1956
  • Pages: 392

C. K. Barrett’s selection of background documents to the New Testament has been an essential reference book for students of Christian origins for nearly 40 years. Carefully chosen from a wide range of sources, and annotated with the impeccable scholarship for which professor Barrett is renowned, this collection brings the world of the first century vividly to life. Now, Professor Barrett has revised and enlarged the book, taking account particularly of the Qumran material and Gnostic literature, including the Nag Hammadi texts. The addition of these new sections, together with other significant changes throughout, brings the book up to date. The chapters on Josephus, the Targums and Apocalyptic have all been enlarged, and there is new material from the Greek tragedians. A new generation of students will be as well served with this edition as their teachers were with the first. The book includes selections from: Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha (including 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra, 1 & 2 Maccabees), Dead Sea Scrolls, Eusebius, Gnostic literature (including Hermetic, Mandaean & Nag Hammadi Texts), Greek & Latin authors (including Aristotle, Suetonius, Tacitus & Zeno), inscriptions, Josephus, Old Testament (including Septuagint & Targums), Papyri, Philo, Rabbinic literature (including Midrashim, Mishnah & Talmuds).

Gospel according to John

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 656

C. K. Barrett’s Commentary on the Greek text of the Gospel of John, long recognized as a major contribution to theological studies, has become the standard work in the field. His comprehensive introduction to the Gospel deals not only with questions of date and authorship, but also with its theology and its place in developing Christian thought and institutional life. This is followed by a detailed commentary that explains John’s language and provides a thorough exegesis of his text.

Holy Spirit and Gospel Tradition

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1958
  • Pages: 176

In this work, renowned New Testament scholar C. K. Barrett examines the understanding of the Holy Spirit as it is presented in the Gospels. Applying his encyclopedic knowledge of first-century Jewish and Roman sources, Barrett examines how the concept of the Holy Spirit would have struck the original readers of the Gospel. In doing so, Barrett breathes new life into the Gospel texts and presents the doctrine of the Spirit anew.

New Testament Essays

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Pages: 159

C. K. Barrett’s gifts as a communicator are well displayed in this collection of his writings. He takes his readers on a series of well-organized expeditions into areas of controversy. He cuts a clear pathway through the intricacies of scholarly dispute and brings us close to the minds and hearts of the men of the New Testament. Two lectures (to English audiences) on St. John’s Gospel and three (given originally in German) on the Acts of the Apostles take the central place in the book, which concludes with a vindication of theology as an academic discipline.

Gospel of John and Judaism

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 101

In this book, C. K. Barrett applies his encyclopedic knowledge of first-century Judaism to the Gospel of John. Referencing Jewish, Roman, and extra-biblical Christian texts, Barrett sheds light on beliefs and customs from John’s time, assisting the reader in understanding the message of John’s Gospel.

Essays on John

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 167

This is a collection of C. K. Barrett’s essays on the various writings of John (the Gospel, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Revelation).

Essays on Paul

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 170

This is a collection of C. K. Barrett’s essays on the writings of Paul.

Product Details

  • Title: Select Works of C. K. Barrett
  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,580

About C. K. Barrett

Charles Kingsley Barrett (1917–2011) was emeritus professor of divinity at the University of Durham in England, and a determined Methodist. His work is held in very high regard and is featured prominently in many contemporary publications.

C. K. Barrett first studied at Shebbear College but soon transferred to Pembroke College to study theology. He then trained for the Methodist ministry at Wesley House in Cambridge. In 1945, he was appointed lecturer in divinity at the University of Durham, where he was elected professor in 1958.