Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

by Gerd Theissen

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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

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
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
Writing the gospels and directing the community118
(a)The Gospel of Mark119
(b)The Gospel of Matthew121
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
(d)The Pastoral letters136
The Catholic letters137
(a)1 Peter138
(d)2 Peter141
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
Index of Biblical References197

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