One of the most influential New Testament scholars of the twentieth century was Adolf Schlatter. Philosophically ahead of his time, Schlatter’s works and theological insights continue to be held in high esteem. First appearing in 1885, Adolf Schlatter’s Der Glaube im Neuen Testament (Faith in the New Testament) is a thorough analysis of the Christian concept of faith. In Part One of his examination of the background of the idea of faith, Schlatter illustrates how synagogues interpreted faith as obedience to the law, which resulted in human religion (a focus on works) replacing a personal relationship with God. In Part Two, Schlatter defends the idea that Jesus was the creator of the doctrine of “faith alone”—though he asserts that faith can transform a believer to respond to God’s love through works. Faith in the New Testament also reveals how Paul, James, Peter, Matthew, and John interpreted the idea of Christian faith, including highlighting their faith experiences.
With an eye toward relevant primary sources, Schlatter's Faith in the New Testament is an exhaustive work that takes into account the Old Testament, Rabbinic, and other key first-century writings. It is a philological masterpiece par excellence, making its translation into English a great contribution to New Testament theology studies.
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- English and German editions
- Detailed examination of relevant primary source material
- Thorough analysis on the background and concept of faith
Praise for Adolf Schlatter
Adolf Schlatter's theological work is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and prolific designs which has spawned Protestant theology in Germany.
—Werner Neuer, lecturer, Theological Seminary in St. Chrischona
Der Glaube im Neuen Testament is a model for the investigation of biblical theological terms.
—Gerhard Kittel, author of Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
One of my scholarly and personal heroes is Adolf Schlatter....At a time when Adolf Harnack espoused his liberalism, and Rudolf Bultmann eclectically appropriated David Friedrich Strauss’s mythological approach and Martin Heidegger’s existentialism, Schlatter stood firm in his advocacy of a biblical-theological, salvation-historical reading of the Bible and a high view of Scripture.
—Andreas Köstenberger, Senior Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and director of the Ph.D. Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Title: Faith in the New Testament by Adolf Schlatter: English and German
- Author: Adolf Schlatter
- Volumes: 2
About Adolf Schlatter
Adolf Schlatter (1852–1938) was a German New Testament scholar and professor. Schlatter was educated at Tübingen University and the University of Basel, where he graduated in 1875. Considered by some to a world class philologist, Schlatter chose instead to focus his studies on theology. He is the author of hundreds of written works, including influential monographs on a variety of topics relating to the study of the New Testament, biblical history, New Testament Judaism, and dogmatics, as well as a number of critical commentaries. Adolf Schlatter taught at a number of universities, including the University of Bern, University of Greifswald, and the influential Tübingen University.