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Introduction to the New Testament

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ISBN-10: 0385235348

ISBN-13: 9780385235341

Edition: N/A

Authors: Raymond F. Collins

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Published to widespread critical acclaim, this is an impressive and sweeping study of the New Testament canon: the preeminent source of Christian doctrine and the center of scholarly discussion/controversy for decades. Introduction to the New Testament presents the full spectrum of thought regarding the New Testament with clarity and completeness, and is a welcome and prestigious entry to this most important field of study.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/20/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

Raymond F. Collins is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is also a Roman Catholic priest.

List of Abbreviations
Abbreviations of the Names of Biblical Books (with the Apocrypha)
The Formation of the New Testament
The First Christian Writings
The Scriptures
The Word of the Lord
The Twelve, and Paul
The Holy Spirit
The Scriptures
Liturgical Readings
The Collection of Writings
Christian Scriptures
At the Turn of the First Century
Papias and Polycarp
Closed Collections
Two Tendencies and a Two-Part Canon
Irenaeus of Lyons
The Apocryphal Literature
The Protogospel of James
Apocryphal Apocalypses
Pauline Apocrypha
Besides the Two-Stage Movement
The Consensus
Select Bibliography
Historical-Critical Methodology
The New Testament in a Historical Context
The Synoptics
The Historical Jesus
Life of Jesus Research
Markan Priority
The Two-Source Theory
The Demise of Life of Jesus Research
Modern Critical Methodology
Criticism Outside of Germany
The New Testament Environment
Form and Redaction Criticism
The Reaction
Select Bibliography
Textual Criticism
An Introduction to the Method
Some Modern Examples
The Use of Textual Criticism in New Testament Studies
The Material
The Papyri
The Majuscules
The Minuscules
The Lectionaries
The Versions
The Syriac Versions
The Latin Versions
The Latin Vulgate
The Coptic Versions
The Fathers
The Generalogical Method
Reading the Manuscripts
Characteristics of the Manuscripts
Text Types
The Manuscript Tradition
Judging the Readings
Deviational Probability
"The Intelligent Scribe"
Some Difficult Cases
Editing the New Testament
An Exercise in Textual Criticism
The Message of the Baptist
The Stilling of the Storm
Select Bibliography
Source Criticism
An Introduction to the Method
Literary Criticism
A Renewal of Interest
The Method
The Criteria
The Use of Source Criticism in New Testament Studies
The Synoptics
The Synoptic Fact
The Synoptic Problem
The Sayings Source
Additional Sources
Which Sources?
The Letters
Borrowed Material
Interpolations and Conflations
Problems of Literary Dependence
The Johannine Corpus
The Gospel
The Epistles
An Exercise in Source Criticism
The Message of the Baptist
The Stilling of the Storm
Select Bibliography
Form Criticism
An Introduction to the Method
Reading the Newspaper
The Terminology
The Life Situation
Transmission and Preservation
The Author's Purpose
The Use of Form Criticism in New Testament Studies
The Synoptics
Karl Ludwig Schmidt
Martin Dibelius
Rudolf Bultmann
Vincent Taylor
Miracle Stories
Other Literary Types
"The Historical Jesus"
The Johannine Corpus
The Epistles and the Acts of the Apostles
An Exercise in Form Criticism
The Message of the Baptist
The Stilling of the Storm
Select Bibliography
Redaction Criticism
An Introduction to the Method
The Reaction to Form Criticism
Back to the Newspaper
The Methodology
The Use of Redaction Criticism in New Testament Studies
The Synoptics
Further use of the Methodology
The Acts of the Apostles
The Letters
The Johannine Corpus
An Exercise in Redaction Criticism
The Message of the Baptist
The Stilling of the Storm
Select Bibliography
Structural Analysis
An Introduction to the Method
A Reaction
Ferdinand de Saussure
The Propprian Model of Syntagmatic Analysis
A. J. Greimas
Claude Bremond
The Levi-Straussian Model of Paradigmatic Analysis
The Greimasian Model of "Semantic" Analysis
Narrative Grammar
The Semiotic Square
The Model of Interrelation
The Narrative Program
The Subject
The Use of Structural Analysis in New Testament Studies
The Text
An Exercise in Structural Analysis
The Mysterious Host
Select Bibliography
Exegesis and the Church
Kerygma et Ecclesia
The New Testament as the Church's Book
New Testament Exegesis and the Church
New Testament Exegesis and Dogmatic Theology
A Fivefold Task
New Testament Exegesis and the Magisterium
Exegesis and Evangelization
Exegesis and Catechesis
Exegesis and Prayer
Select Bibliography
The New Testament Tradition
The Fathers of the Church
God, the Author of the Scriptures
Theological Discussion
The Nineteenth Century
The Magisterium
The Notion of Biblical Inspiration
Select Bibliography
Epilogue: Rome and the Critical Study of the New Testament
Biblical Studies Renewed
The Modernist Crisis
A Thrust Renewed
A New Crisis
The Crisis Resolved
Select Bibliography
Texts and Tools for New Testament Study
Bibliographic Tools
General Surveys
Special Bibliographies
Current Bibliography
New Testament Texts
The New Testament in English
Other Synoptic Tools
Other Comparative Tools
Lexicons and Dictionaries
Introductions to the New Testament
The New Testament Context
History, Geography, Topography
The Social and Ideological Context
The Major Series of New Testament Commentaries in English
The Principal Journals
A Glossary of Terms
Index of Persons
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Subjects