Invitation to the New Testament First Things

ISBN-10: 0199920524

ISBN-13: 9780199920525

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ben Witherington
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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Appendix: Right on Q-Are the Synoptics a Problem?
Foreword
Acknowledgments
The PlBook
Background and Foreground
The Texture of the Text of the New Testament
The Material Used
Why a Continuous Flow of Letters?
The Oral and Rhetorical World of the New Testament
Implications of What We Have Learned
The Literature of the New Testament
What Are the Gospels (and Acts)?
What about the "Letters" of the New Testament?
In the End, Apocalypse
What Is the Story the New Testament Seeks to Tell?
What Sort of History Is This?
Implications
Jesus of Nazareth in His Early Jewish Setting
Did Jesus Even Exist?
What Manner of Man Was He?
What Is a Miracle?
Were There "Lost Christianities"?
First Century Family Values ?
Greece and Rome Will Not Leave Us Alone
Social History and Ordinary Life
Implications
The Gospels and Acts ?
The Earliest Good News--Mark's Gospel
Who Was Mark, and When Did He Write?
How Is Mark's Gospel Arranged?
The Presentation of and Reflection on Christ in Mark
Marking Time
The Kingdom Comes with Teaching and Healing
A Closer Look: Jesus' Wisdom Teachings--Parables, Aphorisms, Riddles
The Dramatic, Surprise Ending of Mark's Gospel
Implications
The Most Popular Gospel --Matthew?
A Closer Look: Anonymous Gospels and Later Guesses?
Describing a Scribe
The Audience, Date, and Character of Matthew's Gospel
Matthew's Special Contributions to the Story of Jesus
The Sermon on the Mount
The Peter Principle
Implications
Luke's Hellenistic, Yet Jewish, Historical Approach to Jesus and "the Way"
Who Was Theophilus?
Who Was Luke?
The Logical and Theological Structuring of Luke--Acts
The Gospel of the Holy Spirit
Luke's Views of Jesus
Implications
The Last Word on Jesus--The Beloved Disciples' Testimony in the Gospel of John
First Things
The Theological Structure of the Fourth Gospel
A Closer Look: The I Am Sayings
In Passing--Meaningful Asides in the Gospel of John
A Glimpse of Glory--Special Moments in the Gospel of John with Nicodemus, the Samaritan Woman, Mary Magdalene, and Peter
A Closer Look: The Crucifixion of Jesus
Implications
Paul and his Rhetorical Letters
Paul--OUTLI NES of the LIFE and LETTERS of the APOSTLE?
The Trinity of Paul's Identity
Paul the Multilingual, Multicultural Apostle
Rhetoric in the Greco-Roman World
Paul's Rhetorical Letters
Implications
Paul's Narrative Thought World
Five Stories that Shook and Shaped Paul's World and Worldview
Implications
Paul the Letter Writer
Paul's First Salvo--Galatians
Romans--The Righteousness of God and the Setting Right of Human Beings
1 and 2 Thessalonians
1 and 2 Corinthians
A Closer Look: Paul, Sex, and Women
The Captivity Epistles
Implications
The Pastoral Epistles and the Problem of Pseudonymous Letters
Why the Authorship Issue Matters
Epistolary Pseudepigrapha and Intellectual Property in Antiquity--Framing the
Discussion
The Pastoral Epistles--What Sort of Rhetoric Is This?
Implications
Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christia Ns?
The Sermon of James the Just--Jesus' Brother
General Epistles?
James--A Wisdom Sermon in Encyclical Form
The Language, Wisdom, and Rhetorical Style of James
The Authorship and Provenance Question
What Kind of Document Is James?
Core Samplings
Implications
The Other Brother and his Eschatological Thinking--Jude
Jude--The Man
A Closer Look: Galilee and the Hellenizing of the Holy Land
Jude the Book
Jude's Audience
Implications
The Suffering Servant--1 Peter
The Social World of Early Christianity
The Authorship, Audience, and Social Milieu of 1 Peter
The Rhetorical Outline of 1 Peter
A Closer Look: The Peter of the New Testament and Early Christian History
Core Samplings
Implications
The Sermon of the Famous Anonymous Preacher-Hebrews
The Authorship, Audience, and Provenance of Hebrews
The Rhetoric of Hebrews
Core Samplings
Implications
A Beloved Sermon and Two Elderly Letters--1-3 John
The Authorship Issues
The Social Context of the Johannine Epistles
The Date and Provenance of the Johannine Epistles
The Rhetorical Structure of 1 John
The Rhetorical Structure of 2 John
The Rhetorical Structure of 3 John
Core Samples--1 John 4
Implications
In The End--Apocalypse--and Thereafter
Picking up the Pieces, Forming up the Canon--2 Peter
Preliminary Considerations
The Mystery That Is 2 Peter
Putting Together the Pieces
The Rhetoric of 2 Peter
Core Samplings--2 Peter 1.12-21
Implications
Book of Revelation
Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
The Particularity of Revelation
The Rhetoric and Resources of Revelation
Revelation in Its Social Setting in Western Asia Minor
The Christology of Revelation
The Genre of Revelation
Implications
The Making of the New Testament--Did the Canon Misfire?
Canon Consciousness and Scripture Consciousness
The Rise of New Testament Scripture and Canon Consciousness
The Organizing of Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy
In the End
Implications
Appendix
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