Making Sense of New Testament Theology Modern Problems and Prospects

ISBN-10: 1597520411
ISBN-13: 9781597520416
Edition: N/A
Authors: A. K. M. Adam
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Description: Critics have tried to revitalize the discipline of New Testament theology. The results of their labors are often disappointing. A. K. M. Adam suggests the problems many sense in New Testament theology arise from a mismatch of method and goals. That  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 1/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.06" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Critics have tried to revitalize the discipline of New Testament theology. The results of their labors are often disappointing. A. K. M. Adam suggests the problems many sense in New Testament theology arise from a mismatch of method and goals. That mismatch stems from a preoccupation with modernity as resident in the hallowed halls of regnant historical criticism. We need a hermeneutics of theology, a hermeneutics of hermeneutics. Adam here helps us understand what to keep of the historical-critical perspective when the realization hits that we have been sold a bill of goods that no longer makes good on its promises. In that sense, Adam's book is far more friendly to the historical-critical method as such than unfriendly (editor's preface).

A. K. M. Adam served as Professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.

Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Physiognomy of Modernity
Modernity and Newness
Modernity and Chronology
Modernity and Scientific Legitimation
Modernity versus the Masses
Modern New Testament Theology
Gabler's "Proper Distinction"
Gabler's Modernity
Wrede's sogenannte New Testament Theology
Wrede's Modernity
Stendahl's "Meant/Means" Distinction
Stendahl's Modernity
The Modern Consensus in New Testament Theology
The Moral Necessity of New Testament Theology
The Practical Necessity of New Testament Theology
Modern New Testament Theology under Interrogation
Historical Context or Canonical Context
Fine-Tuning the Historical Project
A Transformative Paradigm for Interpretation
Politics and the Modern Theological Interpreter
"What Krister Stendahl Meant"
On Not Needing to Bridge the Big, Ugly Ditch
Contra Modern New Testament Theology
The Philosophical Erosion of Modernity
Toward a Radical Critique of New Testament Theology's Modernity
The Necessity of History
Noncanonical Interpreters
Disciplines and Autonomy
Time and Determination
Ancients and Moderns
Conclusion
Prospects for Nonmodern New Testament Theology
Making Sense of New Testament Theology
Criteria for Nonmodern New Testament Theology
The Theology of the New Testament in a Nonmodern Key
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index of Names

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