The Apostolic Preaching and Its Developments

Three Lectures with an Appendix on Eschatology and History

Author: Charles Harold Dodd

Publisher: N.A


Category: Apostles

Page: 96

View: 3086

According to the Scriptures

The Death of Christ in the Old Testament and the New

Author: David Allen

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334055504


Page: 224

View: 2336

"If all you know is the NT, you do not know the NT" - so the late NT scholar Martin Hengel is reputed to have said. This book, a study of the way in the NT writers utilized the Jewish Scriptures in order to describe, articulate and evaluate the death of Jesus, takes Hengel at his word. What Old Testament texts are quoted in the New Testament, how are they used and what might such analysis mean for the (contemporary) reader? Focusing in particular on the passion narratives in the Synoptic Gospels, According to the Scriptures seeks to engage with these questions. It will provide a useful new framework for thinking about why the early Church understood Jesus' death in terms of the Scriptures, what difference that understanding made, and what relevance that might have for us as we seek to make sense of the death of Jesus.

Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments

A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship

Author: Ralph P. Martin,Peter H. Davids

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830867368

Category: Religion

Page: 1289

View: 5576

One of the 1998 Academy of Parish Clergy Top Ten Books of the Year! Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year! The third of IVP's critically acclaimed series of dictionaries of the New Testament provides focused study on the often-neglected portions of the New Testament: Acts, Hebrews, the General Epistles and Revelation. Furthermore, its scope goes beyond the life of the New Testament church to include the work of the apostolic fathers and early Christianity up through the middle of the second century. The Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments offers a summa of New Testament studies. Designed to bring students, teachers, pastors and general readers up to date and up to speed, this one-of-a-kind reference volume presents more information than any other single work--dealing exclusively with the theology, literature, background and scholarship of the later New Testament and the apostolic church. In-depth, comprehensive articles focus on theological themes, methods of interpretation, background topics and various other subjects specifically related to the study of New Testament theology and literature. Expert contributors include Darrell Bock, George R. Beasley-Murray, I. Howard Marshall, Ben Witherington III and James D. G. Dunn. Wide-ranging articles range from the books of James and Jude to household codes, from the Roman emperor cult to gnosticism and docetism, questions of canon to second-century church leaders like Ignatius and Polycarp. The Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments takes its place alongside the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and Dictionary of Paul and His Letters in presenting mature evangelical scholarship--committed to the authority of Scripture, utilizing the best of critical methods, and maintaining a dialogue with contemporary scholarship and the challenges facing the church.

On the Apostolic Preaching

Author: Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)

Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881411744

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 8924

The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching, newly translated here from the ancient Armenian version, presents the same vision with exceptional clarity and simplicity. Written at the end of the second century, it outlines Christian teaching in a non-polemical, non-apologetic manner. The second century was an age not unlike our own: drawing upon various elements from a plethora of religions, the Gnostics conjured up their own diverse gods

History and the Gospel

Author: C. H. Dodd

Publisher: Pomona Press

ISBN: 1443732508

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5134

Contents Include: Christianity as an Historical Religion - The Historical Tradition in the New Testament - Historical Criticism of the Gospels - The Gospel Story - The Church in History

Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine ()

Author: Thomas G. Guarino

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441240713

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5614

The theology of Vincent of Lérins is often reduced to a memorable slogan: "We hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, and by everyone." Thomas Guarino argues that this "Vincentian canon" has frequently been taken out of context. This book introduces Vincent's thought and its reception in Christian history, exploring Vincent's creative and innovative understanding of the development of doctrine and showing how it informed the thought of John Henry Newman. Guarino contends that Vincent's theology contributes significantly to theology and ecumenism in the twenty-first century. The volume is the second in a series on the church fathers edited by Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering. About the Series The Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series critically recovers patristic exegesis and interpretation for contemporary theology and spirituality. Each volume covers a specific church father and illuminates the exegesis that undergirds the Nicene tradition.

The End of the Ages Has Come

An Early Interpretation of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus

Author: Dale Allison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162564387X

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 3706

"How does one explain the New Testament texts that seem to announce the imminent arrival of the long-awaited Day of the Lord? In this study, Dale Allison presents a comprehensive analysis of the first-century beliefs about the period of suffering and tribulation which was to precede the general resurrection of the dead. Although such beliefs were not uncommon, they heave received little attention from New Testament scholars. Dr. Allison argues that they provided the conceptual tools that allowed New Testament writers to make sense of the death and resurrection of Jesus, without abandoning altogether Jesus' own messianic expectations and belief in some imminent radical change. Dr. Allison shows that the realized eschatology of the Gospels is not, as is so often thought, the product of Jesus' own teaching and preaching. Rather, it stems from the reflection of the earliest Christian communities on the death of Jesus, in the light of his belief in a imminent End. Dr. Allison offers a stimulating and detailed account of the teaching of Jesus and of the New Testament records of the passion and resurrection of Jesus. He concludes his study with an important discussion of the way this process of reflection has continued throughout Christian history and indeed how it continues to influence Christian thinking today. "

The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross

Author: Leon Morris

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802815125

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 8476

To understand the significant terms used in New Testament teaching about Christ's death--for example, redemption, covenant, propitiation, justification--Morris sets these words against the background of the Greek Old Testament, the papyri, and the Rabbinic writings as a basis for an examination of them in their New Testament setting.


Key Readings in Christian Thought

Author: Jeff Astley,David Brown,Ann Loades

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232698

Category: Religion

Page: 131

View: 4849

Part of the Problems in Theology series, this work brings together selected material from classical and contemporary authors on the doctrine of the person of Jesus Christ. Topics include the development of Christology from its biblical roots through the patristic debates and definitions, and its reassessment and restatement in modern theology.

The Essential Nature of New Testament Preaching

Author: Robert H. Mounce

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597523712

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 8514

This book makes plain that the man in the pulpit occupies a position of unrivaled significance in the life and destiny of his fellow man. It concerns the 'kerygma,' or, as Professor A. M. Hunter of King's College, Aberdeen, states in the Foreword, the preached Gospel which the first heralds of Christ proclaimed to the great pagan world of their day, that Gospel which, after nineteen centuries, remains the Word from the Beyond for our human predicament. It tells what the Proclamation really was and how it runs, like a golden thread, through the whole New Testament.Ó Dr. Mounce introduces his study with a survey of related terms as they appear in classical Greek, proceeds to show the role of the herald in the life and culture of the Old Testament world through a careful investigation of the Septuagint, and, more importantly, gives a detailed analysis of the nature of preaching as it occurs in the New Testament itself. The closing chapter forcibly demonstrates that true Christian preaching has ever been and always should be the medium through which God contemporizes His historic self-disclosure in Christ, and offers man the opportunity to respond in faith. As a study of the heart of the joyful message that the first heralds of Christianity proclaimed, this book breaks fresh ground for a new understanding of the vital significance of preaching.

Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy

Engaging with Early and Medieval Theologians

Author: Bradley G. Green

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830838864

Category: Religion

Page: 398

View: 8960

"The purpose of this volume is threefold: to introduce a selection of key early and medieval theologians, to strengthen the faith of evangelical Christians by helping them to understand the riches of the church's theological reflection, and to help them learn how to think theologically"--From publisher description.

The New Testament Documents

Are They Reliable?

Author: F. F. Bruce

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802822192

Category: Religion

Page: 149

View: 403

Because Christianity claims to be a historical revelation, says Bruce, the quesion of the reliability of the documents on which it was founded is a crucial one. Here he presents the most convincing evidence for the historical trustworthiness of the canon of the New Testament.

Worship in the Early Church

Author: Ralph P. Martin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802816139

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 2470

Refers to New Testament teachings while delineating the nature of early Christian worship of God. Bibliogs.

The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel

Author: C. H. Dodd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521095174

Category: Religion

Page: 478

View: 932

Since its publication almost forty years ago, The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel has established itself as a classic of biblical scholarship. Regarded as a seminal text in Johannine studies, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of the major elements and themes contained in this more original and fascinating of ancient documents. The author reconstructs the background and intellectual milieu out of which the Fourth Gospel may be supposed to have taken shape. He then defines as precisely as possible the leading concepts that may be said to have determined the structure and arrangement of the book as we have it. The result is a massive achievement, and no serious student of the New Testament can afford to ignore this study's findings. The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel represents the culmination of a lifetime's reflection on its subject by one of this century's most distinguished New Testament scholars, and will continue to stimulate and provoke generations of readers.