This substantial introduction explores the origin and character of the New Testament writings. Donald Hagner deals with the New Testament both historically and theologically, employing the framework of salvation history. He treats the New Testament as a coherent body of texts and stresses the unity of the New Testament without neglecting its variety.
Throughout this capstone work, Hagner delivers balanced conclusions in conversation with classic and current scholarship, making this an essential resource for seminarians, graduate students, and upper-divisional undergraduates for study and lifelong reference.
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“were ‘myth,’ stories not historically true but in various ways symbolic of transcendent truths.” (Page 85)
“to exercising judgment or discernment concerning every aspect of it” (Page 5)
“Paul knows only one gospel, for both Jews and Gentiles” (Page 373)
“second reason is that the concept of the kingdom had Jewish roots and would not have been easily understood by Gentiles” (Page 313)
“Judaism is more a religion of praxis than of doctrine, where what one does matters much more than what one believes” (Page 40)