"By any reckoning this book is a notable achievement. . . . We salute--and stand in awe of--the industry and single-minded purpose that, with this magnum opus, crowns a lifetime of biblical study, research, and teaching."
Donald A. Carson
". . . no serious student of the NT can afford to ignore this useful compendium and for many it will become the standard text."
David P. Scaer
". . . an appropriate crown to his noteworthy and influential career. It could very well become the standard New Testament theology for at least another generation."
John J. Hughes
"To write one magnum opus is remarkable . . . to write two is astonishing. But to write two which together comprehensively cover both NT introduction and theology is a feat unparalleled among English-speaking writers of this century."
Donald Guthrie (1915-1992) was a graduate of the University of London (B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.). From 1949 until his retirement in 1982 Guthrie was lecturer in New Testament studies at London Bible College, and from 1978 until 1982 he also served as vice principal of the college.
His books include New Testament Introduction, New Testament Theology, and the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles and Hebrews.
Some basic assumptions
God as Creator, Father and King
The attributes of God
Summary2. Man and his world
Man in himslf
Man in relation to God3. Christology
Jesus as Man
The humanity of Jesus
The sinlessness of the man Jesus
The Christological titles: introductory comments
Son of David
Jesus as prophet and teacher
Son of God
The 'I am' sayings
The last Adam
Summary of Christological titles
The Christological 'hymns'
The Christological events: introductory comments
The virgin birth
Conclusion: Jesus, God and man4. The mission of Christ
The saving work of Christ: preliminary considerations
The saving work of Christ: developing understanding
Summary5. The Holy Spirit6. The Christian Life
New life in Christ
Sanctification and perfection
The law in the Christian life7. The church
The early community
The developing church
Summary8. The future
The future coming of Christ
Summary9. The New Testament approach to ethics
Social ethics10. Scripture
Index of references
Index of authors
Index of subjects