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