Directions in New Testament Methods

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Textual Criticism and Luke 22:17-20 5
2 "The Desolating Sacrilege" and the Synoptic Problem (Matt 24:15-22 and par.) 13
3 The Literary Independence of the Fourth Gospel from the Synoptic Gospels in Light of John 12:20-36 19
4 Form Criticism and the Parable of the Sower (Matt 13:1-23 and par.) 23
5 The Matthean Author's Use of Redaction: An Exegesis of Matthew 8:18-27 31
6 Abraham as an Example for Moral Exhortation: An Exegesis of Hebrews 11:8-19 39
7 Christian and Hellenistic Moral Exhortation: A Literary Comparison based on 1 Thessalonians 4 45
8 The Treatise on the Resurrection and 1 Corinthians 15: Gnostic and Christian Views of Resurrection 53
9 A Rhetorical Analysis of 1 Corinthians 15 63
l0 Narrative Criticism: A Consideration of Mark 16:1-8 71
11 Pauline Adaptation of Hellenistic Epistolary Conventions in Philippians 3:2-41 79
12 Pseudonymity and Authentic Teaching: An Exegesis of 2 Timothy 3:10-4:5 85
13 An Introduction to the Social Scientific Approach to Scripture: An Exegesis of John 3:1-21 91
Works Cited 99
Annotated Bibliography 105
Biographical Sketches 127
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