Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

by Gerd Theissen

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Overview

All the main issues for reading the New Testament are covered in this exciting new introduction by one of the world's foremost biblical scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451408621
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 931 KB

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Abbreviationsix
Mapsxi
1.The 'New Testament' and Its Literary Forms1
2.Jesus of Nazareth15
3.The Jesus Tradition in the First Generations: The Logia Source and the Oral Tradition of Jesus27
The sources of the gospels: the synoptic question28
Traditions of the itinerant charismatics: the logia source34
Traditions of the local communities: the passion and the synoptic apocalypse41
Popular traditions: the miracle stories44
4.Paul of Tarsus47
5.The Beginnings of the Letter Literature in the First Generation: The Letters of Paul59
1 Thessalonians--a letter arising out of the situation59
The anti-Judaizing letters: Galatians and Philippians62
(a)Galatians62
(b)Philippians67
(c)Philemon69
The anti-enthusiastic letters: the letters to the Corinthians70
(a)Paul and the community in Corinth71
(b)1 Corinthians77
(c)2 Corinthians79
The theological synthesis: Romans as Paul's81
6.The Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles: The New Form of Literature in the Second and Third Generations91
The Gospel of Mark96
The Gospel of Matthew102
Luke-Acts108
Writing the gospels and directing the community118
(a)The Gospel of Mark119
(b)The Gospel of Matthew121
(c)Luke-Acts122
7.Pseudepigraphical Letters: The Continuation of the Literature of the First Generation125
The origin of the pseudepigraphy of primitive Christianity126
The Deutero-Pauline letters131
(a)2 Thessalonians131
(b)Colossians133
(c)Ephesians134
(d)The Pastoral letters136
The Catholic letters137
(a)1 Peter138
(b)James139
(c)Jude140
(d)2 Peter141
Hebrews141
8.Johannine Writings: The Link between Gospel and Letter Literature145
The Gospel of John146
The Johannine letters160
(a)1 John161
(b)2 and 3 John162
The Apocalypse of John163
9.The Way to the 'New Testament' as a Literary Unity171
Further Reading187
Glossary191
Index of Biblical References197

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