I. COMMUNITY AND IDENTITY.
1.Quest for Community and Identity in the Early Roman Empire.
2. The People of the Book and Their Destiny.
II. THE COMMUNITY OF THE NEW COVENANT.
3. Jesus, Prophet of the New Age.
4. The Beginning of the Gospel: Mark.
5. The True Community of Israel: Matthew.
6. The Mystical Community: The Gospel of John.
7. The Inclusive Community: Luke-Acts.
III. FROM INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY TOWARD UNIFIED INSTITUTION.
8. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles: Galatians and Romans.
9. Problems in Human Relations Among God's People: 1 and 2 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians.
10. Jesus as Lord and as Divine Wisdom: Philippians and Colossians.
IV. THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZES FOR SURVIVAL AND STABILITY.
11. Establishing Authority and Achieving Unity: Letter to the Ephesians and the Pastorals.
12. Encounter with the Roman World: James, Hebrews, 1 Peter, Revelation.
13. Establishing Norms for Faith and Ethics: Letters of John, Jude, 2 Peter.
14. The Early Christian Writings Become the New Testament.
B. A Classification System for Oral Forms in the Synoptic Gospels.
C. The Q Source: A Formal Analysis.
D. Literary Relationships Among the “Prison Epistles.”
E. Authority Models in the Early Church.