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By Carl R. Holladay

ISBN-10: 0687085691

ISBN-13: 9780687085699

This publication introduces the hot testomony in senses: it not just offers uncomplicated literary and historic details on all of the twenty-seven writings but additionally orients readers to the spiritual, theological, and moral matters on the topic of the message and which means of Jesus Christ. the final aim is to aid readers of the recent testomony develop into proficient, accountable interpreters of those writings and thereby enhance their own religion and figuring out. by way of giving specific emphasis to how the hot testomony has assisted in shaping the church’s identification and theological outlook during the centuries, in addition to the position it has performed in the broader cultures of either East and West, this creation additionally seeks to aid  readers in exercise artistic, proficient management inside their very own groups of religion and in bringing a deeper figuring out 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 famous as canonical while different early Christian writings weren't; how the 4 canonical Gospels are on the topic of each other, together with a dialogue of the Synoptic challenge; how the Jesus tradition––his teachings, tales from his ministry, and the money owed of his anguish, dying and resurrection––originated and built 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 suite of authoritative texts for the church. This bankruptcy encompasses a dialogue of historical letter-writing, distinct issues for studying the Pauline writings, and Paul’s decisive impression in the background of the church and western tradition. a particular function of this creation is its simultaneous e-book in versions.  There is a customary, printed version with accomplished but specified insurance of every writing and supplementary chapters on comparable introductory questions.  there's additionally an expanded CD-ROM model, which provides fuller therapy (and assisting endnotes) to various matters brought within the published model; offers huge, annotated bibliographies on each one bankruptcy; and comprises extra maps, diagrams, charts, and different assets for school room use and private examine.         

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Exod. Sel. Ps. Sera Serm. Sib. Or. Silv. Somn. Soph. SPNT Stromata Superst. suppl. Symp. T. Dan T. Gad T. Jud. T. Levi T. Mos. Polycarp, To the Philippians Oxyrhynchus Papyri Philo, De praemiis et poenis (On Rewards and Punishments) Tertullian, De praescriptione haereticorum (Prescription against Heretics) Tertullian, Adversus Praxean (Against Praxeas) Kerygma Petrou (Preaching of Peter) Kerygmata Petrou (The Preachings of Peter) Origen, De principiis (Peri archo- n / First Principles) Philo, Quod omnis probus liber sit (That Every Good Person Is Free) Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus (Exhortation to the Greeks) Psalms of Solomon Tertullian, De pudicitia (Modesty) Clement of Alexandria, Quis dives salvetur (Salvation of the Rich) Revised English Bible Tertullian, De resurrectione carnis (The Resurrection of the Flesh) Plato, Respublica (Republic) revised (by) Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (ed.

Div. quaest. LXXXIII Doctr. chr. Dom. Ecl. g. enl. Ep. Ep. Ep. Ep. Apos. Ep. fest. Ep. Tra. Epist. Epist. Eth. nic. Exc. ff. fl. Fid. Grat. FTMT Gk. Gig. Gorg. Gos. Heb. Gos. Thom. Gos. Truth GP Haer. Haer. Herm. Herm. Herm. Mand. Herm. Sim. Herm. Vis. Hist. Hist. eccl. Hist. eccl. , Clement of Rome fl. ca. E. qxd 11/13/06 3:34 PM Page xxx Abbreviations Hom. Hom. 2 Cor. Hom. Act. Hom. Ezech. Hom. Jer. Hom. Luc. Hom. Matt. Hom. Phlm. Hypoth. e. Ign. Ign. Eph. Ign. Magn. Ign. Phld. Ign. Pol. Ign.

After a short discussion of the canonical shape of the New Testament—the “table of contents”—I move directly to the writings themselves in roughly canonical order: the Gospels, Acts, the Pauline letters, Hebrews, the Catholic Letters, and finally Revelation. When I teach this course at my seminary, I move to the actual reading of the New Testament itself as quickly as possible—usually after two or three class sessions. I have found it valuable pedagogically for students to read the four Gospels in close succession and then discuss the various strategies that have been developed for relating the Gospels to each other.

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