These two volumes present a distinctly traditional Lutheran perspective on New Testament theology. Adolf Schlatter examines the foundation of the New Testament’s theology—Jesus Christ—and unpacks the way the New Testament’s authors understood his life, ministry, and work. Written during the height of German rationalism, Schlatter’s works demonstrate the resilience of orthodox New Testament scholarship in an age when it had virtually disappeared from the academy.
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Adolf Schlatter (1852–1938) was a conservative Lutheran theologian, a lecturer at Berne, and professor of New Testament and systematic theology at Greifswald University and Tübingen. One of the most prolific New Testament scholars of the twentieth century, Schlatter produced more than 400 separate scholarly articles on the New Testament. He was educated at Oxford. Scholar Robert Morgan noted that Schlatter “is perhaps the only ‘conservative’ New Testament scholar since [Johann Albrecht] Bengel who can be rated in the same class as [F. C.] Baur, [William] Wrede, [Wilhelm] Bousset, and [Rudolph] Bultmann.” Schlatter actively opposed the proliferation of theological liberalism in Germany stemming from Enlightenment rationalism, speaking often at conferences and in churches in support of traditional Protestant theology, and was influential on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His many works include Faith in the New Testament, The Letter of James, and The Letter to the Galatians.