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, Schlatter’s Der Glaube im Neuen Testament (Faith in the New Testament) is a thorough analysis of the Christian concept of faith. With an eye toward relevant primary sources, 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.
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.
The German original, Der Glaube im Neuen Testament, is also available on pre-pub.
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