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SCM James D.G. Dunn Collection (3 vols.)
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SCM James D.G. Dunn Collection (3 vols.)


SCM Press 2006–2010

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Investigate the early years of Christianity with a renowned New Testament scholar. James D.G. Dunn has influenced a generation of scholars with his fresh appraisals of Christian doctrine. The SCM James D.G. Dunn Collection applies Dunn’s scholarly acumen to the early years of Christianity. Learn what the earliest Christians believed about the Holy Spirit, and how their beliefs should shape our understanding of baptism. Discover the events that led to the divergence of Christianity and Judaism in the first century—and how that split has shaped both faiths. Study the development of the New Testament canon and discover the scope of cultural and theological diversity in the early church. This collection includes some of James D.G. Dunn’s most influential works—a wellspring of theological knowledge to deepen your understanding of the early church.

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Key Features

  • Includes three influential works by renowned New Testament scholar James D.G. Dunn
  • Explores the development of the canon, diversity in the early church, early Christian belief, and more
  • Examines the split of Christianity and Judaism in the first century

Product Details

Individual Titles

Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Re-Examination of the New Testament Teaching on the Gift of the Spirit in Relation to Pentecostalism Today

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In Baptism in the Holy Spirit, James D.G. Dunn argues that water baptism is only one element in the New Testament pattern of conversion and initiation. The gift of the Spirit, he believes, is the central element. For the writers of the New Testament, only those who had received the Holy Spirit could be called Christians. For them, the reception of the Spirit was a very definite and often very dramatic experience. It was a decisive and climactic conversion experience—which Christians recalled when reminded of their Christian faith and life. Dunn uncovers the place of the gift of the Holy Spirit in the total, complex event of becoming a Christian. His conclusions help readers deepen their understanding of the sacrament of baptism.

Since its original publication in 1970, Baptism in the Holy Spirit has become a classic of New Testament scholarship. This new edition, published on the fortieth anniversary of its original publication, includes a new extended preface in which James D.G. Dunn engages with the debates about Baptism in the Holy Spirit since its first publication.

The Partings of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity

  • Author: James D.G. Dunn
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: SCM
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 410

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The Parting of the Ways is James D.G. Dunn’s classic exploration of the important questions that surround the emergence of Christian distinctiveness and the pulling apart of Christianity and Judaism in the first century AD. It begins by surveying questions first asked by F.C. Baur in the nineteenth century. The author presents monotheism, election, land, Torah, and Temple as the pillars of Judaism. He examines various issues which arose with the emergence of Jesus: Jesus and the temple; the Stephen affair; temple and cult in earliest Christianity; Jesus, Israel and the law; “the end of the law”; and Jesus’ teaching on God. The theme of ‘one God, one Lord’—and the controversy between Jews and Christians over the unity of God—lead to a concluding chapter on the parting of the ways.

This second edition includes an extensive new preface that takes up the developments in scholarship that have taken place since the first edition in 1991. It addresses questions about the fragmented nature of the partings, the timing of significant events—in particular the early and latter phases of the partings—as well as questions about the author’s own theological agenda. This new edition also includes discussion of the importance for Jews and Christians alike to understand better where both religions came from and how the identity of each religion took shape. Also included is a new appendix in identity, exploring the mutual relationship between the two religions and asking if one religion can ever fully understand itself without understanding this mutuality.

Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: An Inquiry into the Character of Earliest Christianity

  • Author: James D.G. Dunn
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Publisher: SCM
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 520

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Unity and Diversity in the New Testament is a thorough investigation of the canon of the New Testament and Christianity’s origins. It assumes the reader is familiar with the basic issues of date, authorship, and occasion of the books, looking in detail at the various emphases in the gospel proclaimed by Jesus, Luke, Paul, and John. It also examines primitive Christianity’s preaching and teaching, confessional formulae, oral traditions, organization and worship, concepts of ministry and community, and ritual acts. In the second half of the book, the author maps out the scope of the diversity he found in the first half’s investigation. He traces the major currents within first and second generation Christianity, including a study of Jewish Christianity, Hellenistic Christianity, apocalyptic Christianity, and early Catholicism. The book concludes with a consideration of the repercussions of such findings—for how Christians understand the New Testament, and what it means to be Christian today. This new edition is further enhanced with the author’s consideration of these same themes, 25 years after he first wrote about them. The final chapter is the authors “critical refinement” of the ideas and issues that remain relevant and important for any realistic theology of canon to be considered today.

About James D.G. Dunn

James D.G. Dunn (b. 1939) is emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and is a leading British New Testament scholar. Dunn is a significant proponent of the new perspective on Paul, and coined the term in a 1982 lecture. He received a PhD and DD from the University of Cambridge, and a MA and BD from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 he became only the third British scholar to be made the president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

His recent works include Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament Evidence and A New Perspective on Jesus: What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missed. He wrote the volumes Romans 1-8 and Romans 9-16 of the Word Biblical Commentary, and The Epistles to Colossians and Philemon in The New International Greek Testament Commentary.