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Introduction New Testament - Raymond Collins

Introduction New Testament

Paperback Published: 1st December 1983
ISBN: 9780385235341
Number Of Pages: 480

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"...destined to be a standard text and reference book in Catholic circles for many years to come" --Emmanuel

Published to widespread critical acclaim, this is an impressive and sweeping study of the New Testament canon: the preeminent source of Christian doctrine and the center of scholarly discussion/controversy for decades. Introduction to the New Testament presents the full spectrum of thought regarding the New Testament with clarity and completeness, and in a welcome and prestigious entry to this most important field of study.

Marked by thorough research, Collins's study covers the formation of the New Testament and the history of its research; the various exegetical methods used on the twenty-seven books that comprise the New Testament, explaining the methods and giving examples of each one's use. A concluding section gives an overview of New Testament exegesis in the Catholic Church today, including the latest developments within different schools of interpretation. Throughout, Collins emphasizes inspiration and its part in Catholic biblical studies.

In its Image paperback edition, this volume will be welcomed by a broad spectrum of scholars, students, teachers and interested laity. It is, as John Meier remarks in the book's Introduction, "one of the most important contributions to American biblical studies in the last few decades."

List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Abbreviations of the Names of Biblical Books (with the Apocrypha)p. xiv
Introductionp. xv
Prefacep. xxvii
The Formation of the New Testamentp. 1
The First Christian Writingsp. 4
Authorityp. 4
The Scripturesp. 5
The Word of the Lordp. 5
The Twelve, and Paulp. 6
The Holy Spiritp. 7
The Scripturesp. 9
Liturgical Readingsp. 10
Traditionp. 11
The Collection of Writingsp. 13
Christian Scripturesp. 14
At the Turn of the First Centuryp. 15
Papias and Polycarpp. 18
Closed Collectionsp. 21
Two Tendencies and a Two-Part Canonp. 22
Irenaeus of Lyonsp. 23
The Apocryphal Literaturep. 26
The Protogospel of Jamesp. 28
Apocryphal Apocalypsesp. 29
Pauline Apocryphap. 30
Besides the Two-Stage Movementp. 31
Canonizationp. 32
The Consensusp. 36
Select Bibliographyp. 39
Historical-Critical Methodologyp. 41
The New Testament in a Historical Contextp. 42
The Synopticsp. 45
The Historical Jesusp. 47
Life of Jesus Researchp. 48
Markan Priorityp. 50
The Two-Source Theoryp. 51
The Demise of Life of Jesus Researchp. 54
Modern Critical Methodologyp. 56
Criticism Outside of Germanyp. 56
The New Testament Environmentp. 59
Form and Redaction Criticismp. 62
The Reactionp. 64
Select Bibliographyp. 69
Textual Criticismp. 75
An Introduction to the Methodp. 75
Some Modern Examplesp. 77
The Use of Textual Criticism in New Testament Studiesp. 80
The Materialp. 80
The Papyrip. 80
The Majusculesp. 82
The Minusculesp. 84
The Lectionariesp. 85
The Versionsp. 86
The Syriac Versionsp. 87
The Latin Versionsp. 88
The Latin Vulgatep. 88
The Coptic Versionsp. 89
The Fathersp. 90
The Generalogical Methodp. 91
Reading the Manuscriptsp. 93
Characteristics of the Manuscriptsp. 93
Text Typesp. 94
The Manuscript Traditionp. 96
Judging the Readingsp. 97
Deviational Probabilityp. 98
"The Intelligent Scribe"p. 101
Some Difficult Casesp. 102
Editing the New Testamentp. 104
An Exercise in Textual Criticismp. 108
The Message of the Baptistp. 108
The Stilling of the Stormp. 110
Select Bibliographyp. 113
Source Criticismp. 115
An Introduction to the Methodp. 115
Literary Criticismp. 116
A Renewal of Interestp. 118
The Methodp. 120
The Criteriap. 123
The Use of Source Criticism in New Testament Studiesp. 126
The Synopticsp. 126
The Synoptic Factp. 126
The Synoptic Problemp. 128
The Sayings Sourcep. 130
Additional Sourcesp. 133
Actsp. 135
Which Sources?p. 136
The Lettersp. 139
Borrowed Materialp. 139
Interpolations and Conflationsp. 140
Problems of Literary Dependencep. 142
The Johannine Corpusp. 143
The Gospelp. 144
The Epistlesp. 146
Revelationp. 147
An Exercise in Source Criticismp. 148
The Message of the Baptistp. 148
The Stilling of the Stormp. 151
Select Bibliographyp. 154
Form Criticismp. 156
An Introduction to the Methodp. 156
Reading the Newspaperp. 158
The Terminologyp. 161
The Life Situationp. 163
Transmission and Preservationp. 166
The Author's Purposep. 169
The Use of Form Criticism in New Testament Studiesp. 170
The Synopticsp. 172
Karl Ludwig Schmidtp. 172
Martin Dibeliusp. 173
Rudolf Bultmannp. 175
Vincent Taylorp. 176
Miracle Storiesp. 177
Other Literary Typesp. 179
"The Historical Jesus"p. 181
The Johannine Corpusp. 182
Revelationp. 184
The Epistles and the Acts of the Apostlesp. 186
An Exercise in Form Criticismp. 189
The Message of the Baptistp. 189
The Stilling of the Stormp. 192
Select Bibliographyp. 194
Redaction Criticismp. 196
An Introduction to the Methodp. 196
The Reaction to Form Criticismp. 196
Back to the Newspaperp. 199
The Methodologyp. 203
The Use of Redaction Criticism in New Testament Studiesp. 207
The Synopticsp. 208
Lukep. 210
Matthewp. 211
Further use of the Methodologyp. 213
The Acts of the Apostlesp. 214
The Lettersp. 216
The Johannine Corpusp. 218
An Exercise in Redaction Criticismp. 221
The Message of the Baptistp. 221
The Stilling of the Stormp. 223
Select Bibliographyp. 229
Structural Analysisp. 231
An Introduction to the Methodp. 231
A Reactionp. 233
Ferdinand de Saussurep. 233
Meaningp. 235
The Propprian Model of Syntagmatic Analysisp. 236
A. J. Greimasp. 238
Claude Bremondp. 241
The Levi-Straussian Model of Paradigmatic Analysisp. 242
Mythp. 243
The Greimasian Model of "Semantic" Analysisp. 245
Narrative Grammarp. 245
The Semiotic Squarep. 247
The Model of Interrelationp. 248
Semioticsp. 251
The Narrative Programp. 252
The Subjectp. 254
The Use of Structural Analysis in New Testament Studiesp. 255
The Textp. 256
Languagep. 259
Narrativep. 260
Genrep. 262
An Exercise in Structural Analysisp. 264
The Mysterious Hostp. 264
Select Bibliographyp. 269
Exegesis and the Churchp. 272
Kerygma et Ecclesiap. 278
The New Testament as the Church's Bookp. 279
New Testament Exegesis and the Churchp. 281
New Testament Exegesis and Dogmatic Theologyp. 287
A Fivefold Taskp. 291
New Testament Exegesis and the Magisteriump. 299
Exegesis and Evangelizationp. 302
Proclamationp. 302
Exegesis and Catechesisp. 306
Exegesis and Prayerp. 311
Select Bibliographyp. 315
Inspirationp. 317
The New Testament Traditionp. 319
The Fathers of the Churchp. 326
God, the Author of the Scripturesp. 328
Theological Discussionp. 331
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 334
The Magisteriump. 340
The Notion of Biblical Inspirationp. 343
Select Bibliographyp. 354
Epilogue: Rome and the Critical Study of the New Testamentp. 356
Biblical Studies Renewedp. 358
The Modernist Crisisp. 361
A Thrust Renewedp. 370
A New Crisisp. 374
The Crisis Resolvedp. 377
Select Bibliographyp. 385
Texts and Tools for New Testament Studyp. 387
Bibliographic Toolsp. 387
General Surveysp. 387
Special Bibliographiesp. 388
Current Bibliographyp. 389
New Testament Textsp. 390
The New Testament in Englishp. 391
Synopsesp. 392
Greekp. 392
Englishp. 393
Other Synoptic Toolsp. 394
Concordancesp. 394
Greekp. 394
Englishp. 395
Other Comparative Toolsp. 396
Lexicons and Dictionariesp. 396
Lexiconsp. 396
Dictionariesp. 397
Grammarsp. 399
Introductions to the New Testamentp. 400
The New Testament Contextp. 401
History, Geography, Topographyp. 401
The Social and Ideological Contextp. 402
The Major Series of New Testament Commentaries in Englishp. 404
The Principal Journalsp. 406
A Glossary of Termsp. 409
Index of Personsp. 431
Index of Scriptural Referencesp. 437
Index of Subjectsp. 444
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ISBN: 9780385235341
ISBN-10: 0385235348
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st December 1983
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1