The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews

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Overview

The Letter to the Hebrews is of particular significance for the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ contained in the New Testament. In this book, Barnabas Lindars explains the circumstances in which Hebrews was written, and expounds the writer's argument at length.
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"...this volume is a significant pedagogical aid for the study of Hebrews." Religious Studies Review

"They are very useful volumes produced in the best tradition of British scholarship: lucidly written and argued without any claims the text cannot bear....the collected volumes belong on every reference shelf." Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521357487
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Series: New Testament Theology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,075,951
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 The historical setting of Hebrews 1
Introduction 1
The situation of the readers 4
Persons, places, and date 15
Background of thought 21
2 The theology of Hebrews 26
The foundation in the primitive kerygma 26
The way to perfection 42
The priesthood of Jesus 1: necessity of mature understanding 58
The priesthood of Jesus 2: the mediator of the New Covenant 71
The sacrifice of Jesus 84
The response of faith 101
3 Hebrews and the New Testament 119
Unity and diversity 119
Constructive theology 124
4 The significance of Hebrews for today 128
Basic presuppositions 128
The message of Hebrews 135
List of further reading 143
Index of references 145
Index of names 152
Index of subjects 154
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