New Testament Theology

May 21, 2006

I received The Face of New Testament Studies edited by McKnight and Osborne and New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel by I. Howard Marshall in the mail a few days ago. I began McKnight's, but it's fairly slow in the beginning, so I started Marshall's instead. And let me tell you, it is phenomenal. I'm about a hundred pages into it, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

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In the intro he quickly answers the objections to attempting an NTT, and then tells of how much caution is necessary in attempting such an endeavour. The texts are discussed in the following order: Mark, Matthew, Luke-Acts, Pauline writings, Johannine writings, and then the general epistles. I've almost finished his analysis of Mark, and I might post on some things I found interesting in that. I'm sure I'll have plenty more to write about this so-far outstanding book.

As for McKnight's, I might just go to the chapters that interest me. Who knows. I'm not a big fan of jumping around in books, though, but in a collection of essays, I guess such a thing is excusable.

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One Response to “New Testament Theology”

  1. Ron Says:

    Yes, McKnight’s book is one you are supposed to jump around in. The first two essays are probably the worst/least fun for non-specialists.

    I recommended it because of the other chapters.

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