Introducing the New Testament Its Literature and Theology

ISBN-10: 0802837174

ISBN-13: 9780802837172

Edition: 2001

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/10/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 636
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.520

Marianne Meye Thompson (Ph.D., Duke University) is George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is also the author of The Humanity of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel.

Maps
Abbreviations
What Is the New Testament?
The Literary Angle
The Historical Angle
The New Testament as the Church's Scripture
The World of the New Testament
The Many Worlds of the New Testament
Environmental Conditions
Institutional Contexts
Conclusion
The Nature of the Gospels
Jesus and the Gospels: Milestones
What Is a "Gospel"?
The Gospel Tradition
Literary Forms in the Gospels
Reading New Testament Narratives
Epilogue: The Gospels and Acts as Scripture
The Gospel according to Matthew
The Plan of the Gospel of Matthew
The Narrative of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew, the Jews, and the Church
The Gospel according to Mark
Narrating the Story of Jesus
Jesus, the Disciples, and the Authorities in Mark
Mark's Dramatic Narrative
The Setting and Purpose of Mark's Gospel
The Gospel according to Luke
The Character of Luke's Gospel (and Acts)
The Unity of Luke-Acts
The Narrative of the Gospel of Luke
"He Has Lifted Up the Lowly"
The Gospel according to John
In the Beginning
Jesus, Conflict, and Confession
John's Narrative
John and the Other Gospels
The Setting and Purpose of the Gospel
Jesus of Nazareth
The Quest of the Historical Jesus
The Beginning of Jesus' Public Ministry
The Kingdom of God
The Miracles of Jesus
Jesus and the Messianic Task
The Death of Jesus
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Acts of the Apostles
Acts and the New Testament Canon
The Book of Acts as "History"
The Narrative Progression of the Mission in Acts
The Speeches in Acts
The Purpose of Acts
The Authorship of Acts
Letters in the New Testament
Writing Materials and Delivery of Letters
Development and Purpose of Letters
Aramaic Letters
Hellenistic Letters
Letters in the New Testament
Paul and His World
The World
The Life of Paul
Paul's Intellectual World
Paul's Letter to the Christians in Rome
The Purpose of the Letter
Where the Letter Was Written
The Letter's Author and Integrity
The Theme of the Letter
The Content of the Letter
Paul and the Christians in Corinth
Corinth as Paul Knew It
The Corinthian Correspondence
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
The Letter to the Galatians
The Letter
Some Problems
The Letter to the Ephesians
Some Questions
Content
Paul and the Christians in Philippi
The Letter
Some Questions
Paul and the Christians at Colossae: Colossians and Philemon
Colossians
Philemon
Paul's Letters to the Thessalonian Christians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 and 2 Timothy and Titus
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Some Questions
Hebrews
The Origins of "The Epistle to the Hebrews"
Use of the Old Testament
"In These Last Days, He Has Spoken to Us through a Son"
Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith
The Pilgrim People of God
"Such a Great High Priest"
James
"James, a Servant of God"
James and Jewish Christianity
"To the Twelve Tribes in the Dispersion"
The Genre of James
James and Jesus
Doers of the Word
Hearing and Doing, Faith and Works
James within the Canon
1 and 2 Peter, Jude
"Catholic" Epistles?
1 Peter
2 Peter
Jude
1, 2, and 3 John
The Setting of the Epistles of John
The Conflict: Data from the Epistles
Historical Parallels and the Shape of the False Teaching
1 John
2 John
3 John
Revelation
The Genre of Revelation
The Historical Context of the Book of Revelation
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Summary
The Formation of the New Testament Canon
Internal Forces Affecting the Shape of the Canon
External Forces Affecting the Shape of the Canon
The Growth of the New Testament Canon
The Process of Canonical Selection
Criteria of Canon Selection
Index of Names and Subjects
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