This collection of essays attempts to display, through theoretical discussion and practical application, a number of the most prominent approaches to New Testament study being practiced in the guild today. The contributors and their topics include: C. A. Evans on source, form and redaction criticism; T. R. Hatina on Jewish religious backgrounds; S. E. Porter on literary approaches; D. L. Stamps on rhetorical criticism; K. D. Clarke on canonical scientific criticism; D. Tombs on the hermeneutics of liberation; and B. Clack on feminist hermeneutics. The goal of the volume is to provide workable models for those interested in expanding or deepening their knowledge of the various approaches to New Testament study.
Stanley E. Porter received his B.A. at Point Loma College, an M.A. from Claremont Graduate School, another M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. He has taught for post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA, and the UK.
David Tombs is Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Surrey Roehampton, London. He has contributed several books to the Studies in New Testament Greek and JSNTS Collection (16 Vols.) and the Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on Paul (17 Vols.).