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Monday, February 05, 2007

Oxford University Press Book Sale 2007

It is that time of year again. The Oxford University Book Sale 2007 is on again until 18 February 2007. Orders can be made by internet. Books can be viewed on the excellent website.

As regards Books on Religion, these cover Bibles, Theology, History of Religion and World Religions.

As for the other fields of study, the discounts are very generous: from 50 to 75% and sometimes more.

They deliver all over the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.

Amongst the books on religion noted were:

Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity
By Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ
Normal Retail Price: £72.00
Discounted Price: £36.00
Gerald O'Collins SJ, is Professor of Fundamental and Systematic Theology at Gregorian University, Rome and Mario Farrugia SJ, is Professor of Systematic Theology at Gregorian University, Rome

Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians
By Stephen Andrew Cooper, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College
Normal Retail Price: £93.00
Discounted Price: £23.25
"This is the first English translation of Marius Victorinus' commentary on Galatians. Analytical notes, full bibliography, and a lengthy introduction make this book a valuable resource for the study of the first Latin commentator on Paul. No such comparable work exists in English; and this volume engages fully with German, French, and Italian scholarship on Victorinus' commentaries. A number of themes receive special treatment in a lengthy introduction: the relation of Victorinus' exegetical efforts to the trinitarian debates; the iconography of the apostle Paul in mid-fourth-century Rome; Victorinus' exegetical methodology; his intentions as a commentator; and the question of his influence on later Latin commentators (Ambrosiaster and Augustine)."

A Dictionary of Christian Art
By Linda Murray and Peter Murray
Normal Retail Price: £9.99
Discounted Price: £2.50
Linda Murray taught art history in the University of London, Extra-Mural Department, 1949-1979. and Peter Murray (now deceased) was Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London.

The sale and generous discounts cover the whole range of OUP books:

Archaeology
Art
Biography
Biology
Biosciences
Business
Chemistry
Classics and Ancient History
Dictionaries and Reference
Economics
Engineering
Geography
History
Law
Linguistics
Literature
Mathematics and Computer Science
Media and Film
Medicine
Music Books
Ornithology
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Popular Health
Popular Science
Psychology and Neuroscience
Religion
Sociology
World's Classics

Very worth at least five minutes: although you`ll probably spend a lot longer looking at all the books.