By Carl R. Holladay
This ebook introduces the hot testomony in senses: it not just presents simple literary and old details on all the twenty-seven writings but in addition orients readers to the spiritual, theological, and moral matters regarding the message and that means of Jesus Christ. the general objective is to aid readers of the hot testomony turn into trained, accountable interpreters of those writings and thereby improve their own religion and figuring out. by way of giving exact emphasis to how the recent testomony has assisted in shaping the church’s identification and theological outlook through the centuries, in addition to the function it has performed in the broader cultures of either East and West, this creation additionally seeks to aid readers in workout artistic, proficient management inside their very own groups of religion and in bringing a deeper realizing of early Christianity to their conversations with the broader public. besides separate chapters dedicated to each one New testomony writing, there are chapters explaining how this number of texts emerged as uniquely authoritative witnesses to the church’s religion; why they have been well-known as canonical while different early Christian writings weren't; how the 4 canonical Gospels are regarding each other, together with a dialogue of the Synoptic challenge; how the Jesus tradition––his teachings, tales from his ministry, and the bills of his anguish, loss of life and resurrection––originated and constructed into Gospels written in narrative shape; and the way the Gospels relate to Jesus Christ as he was once and is. additionally incorporated is a bankruptcy at the writings of Paul and the way they emerged as a set of authoritative texts for the church. This bankruptcy contains a dialogue of historic letter-writing, distinctive issues for studying the Pauline writings, and Paul’s decisive impact in the historical past of the church and western tradition. a particular function of this advent is its simultaneous book in versions. There is a customary, printed version with entire but distinct assurance of every writing and supplementary chapters on comparable introductory questions. there's additionally an expanded CD-ROM model, which supplies fuller therapy (and helping endnotes) to varied concerns brought within the published model; offers wide, annotated bibliographies on each one bankruptcy; and contains extra maps, diagrams, charts, and different assets for lecture room use and private learn.
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This book thus seeks to introduce the New Testament theologically without thereby producing a New Testament theology. In the opening chapter, I describe briefly how I understand the New Testament as a collection of theological writings. Here I introduce a simple model through which students and other readers can understand theology in different modes—cognitively, practically, and ethically. The intent of this model is to envision theology not so much as an academic discipline to be studied but rather as a dynamic process in which reflective believers can engage.
Because NT writings display a consistent interest in behavior, it is also necessary to take into account how these texts yield a lived theology. This is not simply a matter of identifying ethical instructions in the various writings or even identifying underlying ethical norms that are expressed in various ways. It is rather to identify the ways belief and behavior are connected, to explore the dynamic relationship between them, and to account for the distinctive ethical concerns in each writing.
A Critical Introduction to the New Testament (Expanded Edition) by Carl R. Holladay