New Testament and the People of God

ISBN-10: 0800626818
ISBN-13: 9780800626815
Edition: 1992
Authors: N. T. Wright
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 510
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Christian Origins and the New Testament
Introduction
The Task
What to Do with the Wicked Tenants
The Questions
The History of Early Christianity
'New Testament Theology'
Literary Criticism
The Task Restated
Tools for the Task
Knowledge: Problems and Varieties
Introduction
Towards Critical Realism
Stories, Worldviews and Knowledge
Conclusion
Literature, Story and the Articulation of Worldviews
Introduction
On Reading
Introduction
'Is There Anybody There?'
Reading and Critical Realism
On Literature
The Nature of Stories
The Analysis of Stories: Narrative Structure
The Analysis of Stories: The Wicked Tenants
Jesus, Paul and the Jewish Stories
History and the First Century
Introduction
The Impossibility of 'Mere History'
This Does Not Mean 'No Facts'
Critical Realism and the Threat of the Disappearing Object
The Causes of the Misconception
Wanted: New Categories
Historical Method: Hypothesis and Verification
Introduction
The Requirements of a Good Hypothesis
Problems in Verification
From Event to Meaning
Event and Intention
History and Narrative
History and Meaning
Conclusion
Historical Study of First-Century Religious Movements
Introduction
Judaism in the First Century
Christianity in the First Century
Theology, Authority and the New Testament
Introduction: From Literature and History to Theology
Worldview and Theology
On Worldviews
On Theology
On Christian Theology
Worldviews, Theology and Biblical Studies
Theology, Narrative and Authority
Conclusion
First-Century Judaism within the Greco-Roman World
The Setting and the Story
Introduction
The Aim
The Sources
The Greco-Roman World as the Context of Early Judaism
The Story of Israel, 587 BC--AD 70
From Babylon to Rome (587-63 BC)
Jews under Roman Rule (63 BC--AD 70)
Judaism Reconstructed (AD 70-135)
Conclusion
The Developing Diversity
The Social Setting
Movements of Revolt
The Pharisees
The Sources
The Identity of the Pharisees
The Agenda and Influence of the Pharisees
The Essenes: Spotlight on a Sect
Priests, Aristocrats, and Sadducees
'Ordinary Jews': Introduction
Story, Symbol, Praxis: Elements of Israel's Worldview
Introduction
Stories
Introduction
The Basic Story
The Smaller Stories
Conclusion
Symbols
Introduction
Temple
Land
Torah
Racial Identity
Conclusion
Praxis
Introduction
Worship and Festivals
Study and Learning
Torah in Practice
According to the Scriptures; The Anchor of the Worldview
Conclusion: Israel's Worldview
The Beliefs of Israel
Introduction
First-Century Jewish Monotheism
Creational Monotheism
Providential Monotheism
Covenantal Monotheism
Types of Duality
Monotheism and its Modifications
Election and Covenant
Introduction
Covenant
Israel, Adam and the World
Pentateuch
Prophets
Wisdom Literature
Qumran
Other Second-Temple Literature
Israel and the Nations
Covenant and Eschatology
Covenant, Redemption and Forgiveness
Beliefs: Conclusion
The Hope of Israel
'Apocalyptic'
Introduction
A Literary Form and a Linguistic Convention
The Contexts of Apocalyptic
On 'Representation'
Daniel 7 and the Son of Man
Apocalyptic, History and 'Dualities'
The End of Exile, the Age to Come and the New Covenant
No King but God
The King that would Come
The Renewal of the World, of Israel, and of Humans
Salvation and Justification
Conclusion: First-Century Judaism
The First Christian Century
The Quest for the Kerygmatic Church
Introduction
Tasks and Methods
Fixed Points: History and Geography
Filling in the Gaps: Literature in Search of Setting
Praxis, Symbol and Questions: Inside Early Christian Worldviews
Introduction
Praxis
Symbols
Questions
Stories in Early Christianity (1)
Introduction
Luke and his Stories
A Strange Comparison?
The Form of Luke's Story
The Scribe and the Plot: Matthew's Story
'Let the Reader Understand': The Story of Mark
Synoptic Gospels: Conclusion
Paul: From Adam to Christ
The Narrative World of the Letter to the Hebrews
The Story of John
Stories in Early Christianity (2)
Introduction: Form Criticism
Towards a Revised Form Criticism
Introduction
Prophetic Acts
Controversies
Parables
Longer Units
Conclusion
Stories but no Story? Q and Thomas
The Early Christians: A Preliminary Sketch
Introduction
Aims
Community and Definition
Development and Variety
Theology
Hope
Conclusion
Conclusion
The New Testament and the Question of God
Introduction
Jesus
The New Testament
The Question of God
Chronological Chart of Second-Temple Jewish History and of Early Christianity
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Primary Sources
Secondary Sources
Indexes
Index of Ancient Sources
Old Testament
Apocrypha
Pseudepigrapha
Qumran
Josephus
Philo
Rabbinic Works
New Testament
Other Early Christian Works
Gnostic Sources
Pagan Sources
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Selected Topics

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