F. C. Baur is credited with founding the movement known as the “Tübingen School” of New Testament criticism. At the time, his ideas were considered radical and the movement he started largely dissipated with his death, but the method of his biblical inquiry continues to influence New Testament criticism today and his works on early Christianity and his Pauline studies are still widely cited and referred to.
The F. C. Baur Collection contains his most influential works on the early church and his handbook on philology. Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ contains Baur’s in-depth examination of Paul’s life, work, and the doctrine contained in his epistles. In the two-volume Church History of the First Three Centuries, Baur further develops his theory of the two distinct representations of Christianity, the Jewish and the Pauline, by unfolding the history of the doctrine and dogma of the first three centuries of Christianity.
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Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792–1860) was educated at the University of Tübingen where he later taught as a professor of theology and is credited with founding the movement known as the “Tübingen School” of New Testament criticism. He applied Hegelian philosophy to Christian history in order to develop a new understanding about how Christianity developed.