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The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews : New Testament Theology - Barnabas Lindars

The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews

New Testament Theology


Published: 31st December 2009
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The Letter to the Hebrews is of particular significance for the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ contained in the New Testament. In this study, Barnabas Lindars explains the circumstances in which Hebrews was written, and expounds the writer's argument at length. At each stage in his survey the teaching of Hebrews is related to the major topics of New Testament theology, so that the distinctive character of the Letter's contribution can be assessed in depth. At the same time this topical arrangement serves the purpose of a systematic theology, so that the reader can discover what Hebrews has to say on such subjects as christology, the atoning death of Jesus, the new covenant, the Holy Spirit, and the use of the Old Testament. Special attention is paid to the rhetorical power of the Epistle, which is seen to mark it out as a work of great persuasive power, written in response to an urgent practical situation. A summary chapter indicates the place of Hebrews in the context of the development of early Christianity, while a final section assesses the influence Hebrews has had on subsequent Christian theology, and the way it has been used as a resource for liturgy and worship from ancient times to the present.

"...this volume is a significant pedagogical aid for the study of Hebrews." Religious Studies Review "They are very useful volumes produced in the best tradition of British scholarship: lucidly written and argued without any claims the text cannot bear...the collected volumes belong on every reference shelf." Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal

Editor's preface
List of abbreviations
The historical setting of Hebrews
The theology of Hebrews
Hebrews and the New Testament
The significance of Hebrews for today
List of further reading
Index of references
Index of names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521354875
ISBN-10: 0521354870
Series: New Testament Theology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 31st December 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37