This fresh book argues that the four Gospels are closely based on eyewitness testimony of those who knew Jesus. Noted New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham challenges the prevailing assumption that the accounts of Jesus circulated as "anonymous community traditions" instead asserting that they were transmitted in the name of the original eyewitness.
To drive home this controversial point, Bauckham draws on internal literary evidence, study of personal names in the first century, and recent developments in the understanding of oral traditions. "Jesus and the Eyewitnesses" also taps into the rich resources of modern study of memory and cognitive psychology, refuting the conclusions of the form critics and calling New Te ... more
Features & Benefits- Introduces the New Testament as if both scholarship and ministry mattered- Sets a new standard for its genre- Comprehensive- Features the social, cultural and rhetorical contexts of New Testament texts and authors- Introduces a variety of interpretative approaches- Discusses the implications of New Testament literature for ministry formation- Addresses the quest for the historical Jesus
An insightful look at Paul and his message. Unlike the many books that treat Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new book focuses on the theological message of Paul's writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church. An innovative and comprehensive introduction to Paul, including commentary on all of the Pauline letters, Apostle of the Crucified Lord makes an ideal introduction to the many dimensions of Paul's thought, including his deep spirituality. Six introductory chapters provide background discussion on Paul's world, resume, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, while the main body of the book covers in turn and in full detail each of the Pauline ... more
The New Testament is the story of how all the promises made by God in the Old Testament were kept--and what that means for us today. The nation of Israel had many hopes: hope for a deliverer, hope for restored fellowship with God, and hope for the world to be put right. The New Testament explains how those promises were kept and how, if we are Christians, they are kept in us as well. Mark Dever surveys the historical context, organization, and theology of each New Testament book, in light of God's Old Testament promises. His message is that of the New Testament itself, one of hope fulfilled.
Ladd's magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served scores of seminary students since 1974. Now this comprehensive, standard evangelical text has been carefully revised by Hagner to include an update of Ladd's survey of the history of thefield of New Testament theology, an augmented bibliography, and an entirely new subject index.
Recent years have witnessed the publication of a vast amount of material on New Testament theology. Many theologians, unable to agree on the nature, function, method, and scope of this discipline, have offered their own interpretations of the subject. Unfortunately, this increasing variety of approaches has resulted in a tension and confusion among scholars and students. Gerhard Hasel addresses the situation with an in-depth discussion of the basic issues of the debate. He begins with a comprehensive survey of the emergence and development of New Testament theology over the last two centuries. From this overview he discerns various issues which have led to the present state of crisis in this area of study. Professor Hase ... more