New Testament History, Literature, and Social Context

ISBN-10: 0155078569
ISBN-13: 9780155078567
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Dennis C. Duling
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List price: $187.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The latest edition of THE NEW TESTAMENT: PROCLAMATION AND PARENESIS, like its predecessors, takes it primary orientation from recent developments in the social sciences. With reference to the most seminal anthropological models, sociological perspectives, and archaeological discoveries, this text provides a rigorous, yet readily engaging, introduction to the New Testament and the early development of the Christian faith. Incorporating, too, the most current hermeneutic schemes, this title illuminates the New Testament in the light of today's leading interpretive methodologies.

Dr. Duling participates in the international Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), the national Society of Biblical Literature and the national Catholic Biblical Association, the regional Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (SBL, CBA, EGLBS), and the international Social Context Group (a group of scholars that does research in the Bible and the Social Sciences). In the EGLBS he has served as President, Vice President, and Executive Secretary. In the SBL he currently co-chairs the Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation Section. In the CBA he is a consultant for the Executive Board. In the Context Group he is a member of the Steering Committee. He was a charter member of the Jesus Seminar and active in that group from 1986-1989. Dr. Duling has authored "Jesus Christ Through History," introduced and translated "The Testament of Solomon," for "The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha" I (ed. J. Charlesworth), annotated the Gospel of Matthew in "The Harper Collins Study Bible," and has written over a hundred articles, professional papers, and reviews. In the past fourteen months he has given academic papers on Matthew at the SBL (Nashville); Notre Dame (Context Group); Wheeling (EGLBS); Pretoria, South Africa (International Context Group); and Montreal, Canada (SNTS). Currently he is finishing the fourth edition of "The New Testament. An Introduction" (Wadsworth) and working on three articles. Dr. Duling currently enjoys golf, playing piano in a trio, learning about sailing, and his family. He is married to Dr. Gretchen Smith Duling, a Gifted-Talented Coordinator in the Williamsville School District. The couple has two adult children, Teddie Anne Granville of Buffalo, New York, and Stephen Lester Ngo Duling, also of Buffalo. They have one grandson, Flynn Duling Granville.

Preface
Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts of the New Testament
Palestine in the Pre-Roman Period
The Roman Period
Hellenistic Intellectual Life
Hellenistic Religions
Israelite Religion
Some Groups in First-Century Palestine
The Diaspora
Study Questions
Interpreting the New Testament
Three Bibles
The New Testament Canon
Academic Study of the New Testament
Methods of Analysis and Criticism
Hermeneutics
Historical Criticism
Alternatives to Historical Criticism
Liberationist Hermeneutics
Summary and Point of View in This Textbook
Study Questions
The Earliest Non-Pauline Groups and Their Beliefs and Practices
Historical Sequence
Writings of the Jesus Movement
Some Written Sources of the Jesus Movement
Oral Traditions behind Written Sources and Documents
Social-Historical Factors That Help to Date Source Materials of the Jesus Movement
A Chronological Summary of Traditions, Sources, and Documents in Relation to External Evidence
Some Early Groups and Gatherings of the Jesus Movement
Wisdom, Prophecy, and Apocalyptic in the Jesus Movement
Parables and Parable Collections
Anecdotes
Early Miracle Stories and Miracle Collections
A Millennial Speech: The "Little Apocalypse" of Mark 13
A Pre-Passion Passion Story?
Jesus' Passion
New Testament Christological Hymns
Summary
Study Questions
Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles
Sources and Chronology for the Life of Paul
Paul's Individual and Social Context
Paul's Early Activity as an Apostle
Paul's Missionary Journeys
The Authority of Paul as Apostle
Paul's Urban Churches
Summary
Study Questions
The Letter and Paul's Early Letters
The Pauline Letter: Its Genre and Rhetoric
Pre-Pauline Traditions in Paul's Letters
Paul and the Scriptures
First Thessalonians
The Corinthian Correspondence
Philippians
Philemon
Summary
Study Questions
Galatians and Romans
Galatians
Romans
Epilogue: Paul's Theology and Ethics, a Summary
Summary
Another Epilogue
Study Questions
Deutero-Pauline Letters and The Letter to the Hebrews
Second Thessalonians
Colossians
Ephesians
Social-Historical Factors: The Deutero-Pauline Literature as Representative of a Developing Jesus Movement
The Letter to the Hebrews
Study Questions
The Gospel of Mark: A Mysterious Apocalyptic Drama
The Gospel
What Is a "Gospel"?
Early Church Tradition about the Gospel of Mark
General Historical Criticism: Author, Date, Place
Social-Historical Context
The Sources Used by the Markan Writer
Stylistic, Literary, and Structural Features of Mark
Exegetical Survey of the Gospel of Mark
Further Observations
The Interpretation of the Gospel of Mark
Study Questions
The Gospel of Matthew: Obedience to the New Revelation
Early Tradition about Matthew
General Historical Criticism: Author, Date, Place
Matthew and Genre
Social-Historical Context
Language, Style, and Literary Features of Matthew
Sources and Structure of Matthew
Exegetical Survey of the Gospel of Matthew
Further Observations
The Interpretation of the Gospel of Matthew
Study Questions
The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles: The Idea and Ethics of Salvation History
Early Tradition about the Composition of Luke-Acts
General Historical Criticism: Author, Date, and Place
Social-Historical Context
Language, Style, and Literary Features of Luke-Acts
Sources and Structure of Luke-Acts
The Delay of the Parousia
"Salvation History" in Luke-Acts
The Structure of Luke-Acts
Exegetical Survey of Luke-Acts
Further Observations
The Genre of Luke-Acts
The Interpretation of Luke-Acts
Study Questions
The Gospel and Letters of John: The Literature of the Johannine School
Early Tradition about the Johannine Literature
General Historical Criticism: Author, Date, Place
Textual, Oral Traditional, and Source Questions in the Gospel of John
The Gospel, the Letters, and the Johannine School
Language and Style: Johannine Antilanguage
Social-Historical Context: The Johannine Antisociety
Johannine Ideation
Structure and Plot of the Gospel of John
Exegetical Survey of the Gospel of John
The First Letter of John
The Second and Third Letters of John
Study Questions
Revelation
Revelation and the Genre Apocalypse
Church Tradition about Revelation
General Historical Criticism of Revelation: Author, Date, and Place
Social-Historical Context of Revelation
Language, Style, and Formal Features of Revelation
Structure and Outline of Revelation
Exegetical Survey of Revelation
The Enduring Influence of Apocalyptic
Study Questions
The Beginnings of Institutionalism: 1 Peter, James, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Jude, 2 Peter
1 Peter and the Petrine Circle
The Letter of James
The Pastoral Letters: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus
The Letter of Jude
The Second Letter of Peter
The Characteristics of the Emerging Institutional Church
Pseudonymity in the Literature of Emerging Institutionalism
The Interpretation of the Literature of the Emerging Institutional Church
Study Questions
The Presupposition of the New Testament: Jesus
The Problem: The Variety of Impressions about Jesus in the Early Jesus Movement
Modern Quests for the Historical Jesus
Historical, Social, and Cultural Contexts
Jesus in Ancient Sources Other Than the New Testament
Criteria of Probable Authenticity
Major Features of Jesus' Life
The Message of Jesus
Jesus and "the Future"
The Last Days of Jesus
From Jesus to the New Testament
Study Questions
Form and Contents of the Q Source
The Canon of the New Testament
Major Archeological and Textual Discoveries and Publications
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Credits and Acknowledgments
Index

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