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              Books by Joan E. Taylor

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              Napoleon's Willow: A Story of Akaroa
               

              Napoleon's Willow: A Story of Akaroa (Paperback)

              By Taylor, Joan E.

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              In 1837, on remote St Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, Frenchman Francois Lelievre searches for the legendary willow tree beside Napoleon's grave. A tree in which he believes Napoleon's spirit is still alive, inspiring the noble ideals of the French Revolution - liberty..., equality and brotherhood. With cuttings from Napoleon's willow in his care, Francois journeys to Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand as a blacksmith aboard a whaling ship, and plants these slips in this new land during a time of conflict, as the French and British compete to be the first to colonise this newly-discovered part of the country. Around the same time, Marianne a young schoolteacher from England, sets out on a turbulent path via the new British colonies of Sydney in New South Wales and Russell in the Bay of Islands, that lead her to the same place, looking for her own sense of liberty. They both encounter and befriend a well-travelled and respected Maori man from Banks Peninsula, Manako-uri, who is facing his own difficulties and challenges as the newcomers plant their hopes and dreams in his ancestral land. Based on real events and people from our colonial past, this impeccably researched and dramatic adult fiction follows the lives of the main characters as they become entwined together in an intense story of adventure, love and loss. This novel explores not only an important chapter in New Zealand's history, but also the deep and sanguine forces that drove the early settlers and pioneers to leave the safe and familiar of Europe to etch new lives for themselves in the far-away, unknown and treacherous corners of the world.
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              ISBN 9780987658784
              Published NZ 22 Apr 2016
              Publisher Eunoia Publishing
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              The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea
               

              The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea (Hardback)

              By Taylor, Joan E.

              • RRP: $131.99
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              The mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls remains, over 60 years after their rediscovery. Who hid them and why? This groundbreaking book reinvigorates the contested hypothesis that the Essenes were responsible. Rather than being a marginal esoteric sect, Taylor shows that this... group acted as one of the leading legal schools of Judaism.
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              ISBN 9780199554485
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered
               

              Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered (Hardback)

              By Taylor, Joan E.

              • RRP: $444.00
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              The 'Therapeutae' were a Jewish group of ascetic philosophers who lived outside Alexandria in the middle of the first century CE. This study focuses on issues of history, rhetoric, women, and gender in a wide exploration of the group, about the 'Therapeutae' and their relationshi...p with the Jewish allegorical school of exegesis in Alexandria.
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              ISBN 9780199259618
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2003
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python's Life of Brian

              Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python's Life of Brian (Paperback)

              Edited by Taylor, Joan E.; Foreword by Jones, Terry

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              Some of the foremost scholars of the historical Jesus and first-century Judea use the British movie masterpiece, Monty Python's The Life of Brian, as a starting point for further reflection on Jesus.

              ISBN 9780567658319
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series Criminal Practice Series
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              The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts
               

              The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts (Paperback)

              Edited by Taylor, Joan E.

              • RRP: $71.99
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              An innovative exploration of diverse perspectives on the enculturated body in religious literature.

              ISBN 9780567666079
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Criminal Practice Series
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              What Did Jesus Look Like?

              What Did Jesus Look Like? (Hardback)

              By Taylor, Joan E.

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              Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white ...man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did Jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality? This question continues to fascinate. Leading Christian Origins scholar Joan E. Taylor surveys the historical evidence, and the prevalent image of Jesus in art and culture, to suggest an entirely different vision of this most famous of men. He may even have had short hair.
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              ISBN 9780567671509
              Released NZ 8 Feb 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered
                

              Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Taylor, Joan E.

              • RRP: $120.99
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              The 'Therapeutae' were a Jewish group of ascetic philosophers who lived outside Alexandria in the middle of the first century. This study focuses on issues of history, women, and gender in an exploration of the group, and comes to conclusions about the 'Therapeutae' and their rel...ationship with the Jewish allegorical school of exegesis.
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              ISBN 9780199291410
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2006
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts
               

              The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts (Hardback)

              Edited by Taylor, Joan E.

              • RRP: $198.00
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              An innovative exploration of diverse perspectives on the enculturated body in religious literature.

              ISBN 9780567254269
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Criminal Practice Series
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