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History of New Testament Research (3 vols.)

by Baird, William

Fortress Press 1992–2013

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Overview

In this must-have collection, William Baird gives attention to the biographical and cultural settings of people and approaches in the rich history of New Testament studies, affording both the beginning student and the seasoned scholar an authoritative account that is useful for orientation as well as research. More than an ad hoc list of figures and movements, these volumes present a coherent and in-depth account of New Testament scholarship’s organic development from the Enlightenment to the modern day. In volume 1, William Baird guides the reader through intriguing developments and critical interpretation of the New Testament from its beginnings in Deism through the watershed of the Tubingen school. In volume 2, Baird takes on the formative era of nineteenth-century New Testament scholarship in a balanced and readable fashion. In volume 3, Baird rounds out this masterful work by charting the dramatic discoveries and breakthroughs in method and approach that characterized New Testament studies in the mid- and late twentieth century. With these remarkable volumes, you have all you need to navigate the often murky waters of New Testament scholarship’s past and obtain a clearer view of its future.

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Key Features

  • Comprehensive overview of New Testament scholarship from the Enlightenment to the modern day
  • Careful analyses of significant figures and developments in New Testament studies

Praise for the Print Edition

This informative and engaging work is not merely a catalog of assorted artifacts retrieved from the attic of New Testament studies. Much more, Baird helps us understand how and why New Testament scholarship has gotten where it is today, and thus how it may most fruitfully move on ahead. His survey of individual scholars and their major contributions brings both to life . . .

Victor Paul Furnish, university distinguished professor emeritus of New Testament, Perkins School of Theology

Individual Titles

History of New Testament Research: Volume One: From Deism to Tubingen

  • Author: William Baird
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 488

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Stressing the historical and theological significance of pivotal figures and movements, William Baird offers a comprehensive overview of New Testament studies as an emerging discipline from its beginnings in Deism through the watershed of the Tubingen school. Familiar figures appear in a new light, and important, previously forgotten stages of the journey emerge. This must read presents the watershed events and movements in the development of New Testament scholarship, including the methods of Turretin, the higher criticism of Eichhorn, the New Testament theology of G. L. Bauer and Gabler, and the textual criticism of Tischendorf. Baird situates prominent figures, developments, and approaches of New Testament studies within their biographical and cultural contexts, tracing undergirding trajectories and affording both the beginning student and the seasoned scholar an authoritative account that is useful for orientation as well as research.

History of New Testament Research: Volume Two: From Jonathan Edwards to Rudolf Bultmann

  • Author: William Baird
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 592

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Continuing his earlier treatment in volume 1, Baird takes on the formative era of the nineteenth century in a balanced and readable fashion. Part 1 covers New Testament scholarship in America, Great Britain, and Continental Europe from prominent minds, such as Jonathan Edwards, Charles Hodge, Horace Bushnell, Philip Schaff, J. B. Lightfoot, Brook Foss Westcott, Albrecht Ritschl, and Adolf von Harnack. Part 2 includes discussions of various expanding fields and figures in New Testament research, such as J. H. Moulton’s linguistic research, Albert Schweitzer’s thoroughgoing eschatology, and the historical criticism of Strack and Billerbeck, seen most notably in their remarkable three-volume Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash.

Here at last is an account of modern New Testament study as fresh and as stimulating as it is reliable and comprehensive. The thoroughness of Baird’s scholarship will surely make his book the standard treatment of the topic for years to come. To decide about what ‘modern research’ has done for, or to, our reading of the New Testament without paying attention to Baird would be to rush to judgment.

James O. Duke, professor of history of Christianity and history of Christian thought, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University

History of New Testament Research: Volume Three: From C. H. Dodd to Hans Dieter Betz

  • Author: William Baird
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 688

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In this masterful work, William Baird continues his insightful, balanced, and accessible survey of the major developments in New Testament scholarship. Volume 3 charts the dramatic discoveries and breakthroughs in method and approach that characterized the mid- and late twentieth century. This volume presents the development and significance of notable movements, such as the Bultmann School, the development of scholarly societies like SBL, and various theological and hermeneutical developments. More than a mere list of trends in New Testament studies, Baird contextually situates prominent figures, developments, and approaches of New Testament studies in order to trace undergirding trajectories for a holistic and organic view of New Testament scholarship.

Product Details

  • Title: History of New Testament Research
  • Author: William Baird
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,768

About William Baird

William Baird is professor emeritus of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.