Essays on John and Hebrews

Essays on John and Hebrews

by Harold W. Attridge


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, June 21


Internationally renowned New Testament scholar Harold Attridge illuminates key aspects of John and Hebrews, two of the most theologically compelling and complex New Testament books. Attridge explores the literary and cultural traditions at work in the text and its imaginative rhetoric, which aims to deepen faith in Christ by giving new meaning to his death and exaltation. He situates his literary analysis within the context of the history of religion and culture in the first century, with careful attention to both Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds. Several essays focus on gnostic traditions. Originally published by Mohr Siebeck in the Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament series, this work is now available as an affordable North American paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801048500
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Harold W. Attridge (PhD, Harvard University) is the Sterling Professor of Divinity, former Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean, and former Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including a leading critical commentary on Hebrews and a forthcoming commentary on John, both in the Hermeneia series.

Table of Contents

A. Essays on John
Introductory Issues
1. Johannine Christianity
2. The Restless Quest for the Beloved Disciple
Religio-historical Issues
3. The Gospel of John and the Dead Sea Scrolls
4. Philo and John: Two Riffs on One Logos
A Literary Orientation to the Fourth Gospel
5. Genre Bending in the Fourth Gospel
6. The Cubist Principle in Johannine Imagery: John and the Reading of Images in Contemporary Platonism
Specific Analyses
7. Argumentation in John 5
8. Thematic Development and Source Elaboration in John 7:1-36
9. "Seeking" and "Asking" in Q, Thomas, and John
10. An "Emotional" Jesus and Stoic Tradition
11. "Don't Be Touching Me": Recent Feminist Scholarship on Mary Magdalene
12. From Discord Rises Meaning: Resurrection Motifs in the Fourth Gospel
History of Interpretation and Gnosticism
13. The Gospel of Truth as an Exoteric Text
14. Heracleon and John: Reassessment of an Early Christian Hermeneutical Debate
15. Valentinian and Sethian Apocalyptic Traditions
B. Essays on Hebrews
16. Liberating Death's Captives: Reconsideration of an Early Christian Myth
17. "Let Us Strive to Enter That Rest": The Logic of Hebrews 4:1-11
18. "Heard Because of His Reverence" (Heb 5:7)
19. The Uses of Antithesis in Hebrews 8-10
20. New Covenant Christology in an Early Christian Homily
21. Paraenesis in a Homily: The Possible Location of, and Socialization in, the "Epistle to the Hebrews"
22. God in Hebrews: Urging Children to Heavenly Glory
23. Giving Voice to Jesus: Use of the Psalms in the New Testament
24. How the Scrolls Impacted Scholarship on Hebrews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews