What is so new about the New Testament? Senior scholar Donald Hagner tackles the issue of how distinct early Christianity was from the first-century Judaism from which it emerged. He surveys newness in the entire New Testament canon, examining the evidence for points of continuity and discontinuity between formative Judaism and early Christianity. Hagner's accessible analysis of the New Testament text shows that despite Christianity's thorough Jewishness, from the beginning dramatic newness was an essential aspect of this early literature.
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About the Author
Donald A. Hagner (PhD, University of Manchester) is George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament and senior professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has written numerous books, including The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction, and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Table of ContentsContents
1. The Question of Continuity and Discontinuity
2. The Gospels of Mark and Matthew
3. The Gospel of Luke
4. The Acts of the Apostles
5. The Gospel of John and the Johannine Letters
6. The Pauline Corpus
7. Hebrews and the Catholic Letters
8. The Apocalypse
9. Newness in the New Testament: Continuity and Discontinuity