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Reading the Gospels Today : McMaster New Testament Studies - S Porter

Reading the Gospels Today

McMaster New Testament Studies

By: S Porter

Paperback Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780802805171
Number Of Pages: 232

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As ancient documents, the New Testament Gospels can seem distant from contemporary life or irrelevant to modern society. Further complicating the task of reading the Gospels is the way they seem to introduce differing, if not competing, pictures of Jesus. "Reading the Gospels Today" is meant to help Bible readers understand -- and move beyond -- the difficulties involved in interpreting Scripture in our current context.

In these insightful studies several biblical scholars explore the content of the Gospels while also discussing how to read these writings in relation to each other and in terms of todaybs world. Some chapters consider issues that vex Gospel criticism; others look at particular texts or Synoptic themes; still others demonstrate how onebs immediate interpretive context helps to raise the issues and shape the answers that are found when we read the Gospels. Well organized, thoughtfully written, and widely accessible, this volume will serve to draw readers into the exciting field of contemporary Gospels study.

Contributors: Craig A. Evans
Michael Knowles
Andrew T. Lincoln
Allan Martens
Lee Martin McDonald
Stanley E. Porter
Al Wolters
Yong-Eui Yang

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Reading the Gospels as a Hermeneutical Issuep. xii
Sorting Out the Synoptic Problem: Why an Old Approach Is Still Bestp. 1
Reading the Gospels and the Quest for the Historical Jesusp. 27
Reading Matthew: The Gospel as Oral Performancep. 56
Reading Mark 11:12-25 from a Korean Perspectivep. 78
Salvation Today: Reading Luke's Message for a Gentile Audiencep. 100
Reading John: The Fourth Gospel under Modern and Postmodern Interrogationp. 127
The Gospels in Early Christianity: Their Origin, Use, and Authorityp. 150
Reading the Gospels Canonically: A Methodological Dialogue with Brevard Childsp. 179
Index of Modern Authorsp. 193
Index of Subjectsp. 198
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 200
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ISBN: 9780802805171
ISBN-10: 0802805175
Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: March 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35

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