A Century of New Testament Study

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Great changes have taken place during the past one hundred years. This is no less true of New Testament study than it is of the wider sphere of social and political life. This book not only presents a detailed survey of all the major, and many of the lesser, New Testament studies of the time, but also attempts to relate the changes in approach to the broad socio-political and international sphere. The book starts with a review of the achievements of Biblical studies to the end of the nineteenth century, and then ...
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Overview

Great changes have taken place during the past one hundred years. This is no less true of New Testament study than it is of the wider sphere of social and political life. This book not only presents a detailed survey of all the major, and many of the lesser, New Testament studies of the time, but also attempts to relate the changes in approach to the broad socio-political and international sphere. The book starts with a review of the achievements of Biblical studies to the end of the nineteenth century, and then turns to the work of the History of Religions school in Germany and reactions to it elsewhere. There follows a survey of developments leading up to the work of R Bultmann, and then a series of detailed studies of the major post-war works in the fields of Jesus, Paul, Mark, and John. The book concludes with a review of recent discussions of the nature of New Testament theology. Central to the book is Bultmann's attempt to reconcile critical, historical and theological New Testament studies, and the ultimate failure of that synthesis. Reviewing recent developments and considering the future of New Testament theology, the author asks whether the time has not come for a similar attempt to integrate modern approaches to the subject.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781563380648
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 New Testament Study at the End of the Nineteenth Century 1
2 The History of Religions and the Life of Jesus 14
3 The History of Religions School and Pauline Studies 31
4 From Karl Barth to Rudolf Bultmann 50
5 The Development of an Existential Interpretation of the Bible 70
6 New Studies of Jesus 89
7 Recent Study of Paul 125
8 The Development of Markan Study since Bultmann 150
9 Recent Developments in Johannine Study 175
10 Towards a Theology of the New Testament 198
Some Concluding Reflections 233
Author Index 242
Subject Index 245
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