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Blomberg, Craig L. 1955-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 304 publications in 5 languages and 8,454 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Biography  History  Introductions  Sermons  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Narrator, Speaker
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Craig L Blomberg
The historical reliability of the Gospels by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for the historical Jesus has had a long and complicated history. Nineteenth-century scholars, employing the tools of the historical-critical method, supplied a host of novel and contradictory interpretations of the Gospel materials. With the publication of Albert Schweitzer's The Quest of the Historical Jesus nearly all hopes of producing a "scientific" life of Jesus vanished. Twentieth-century researchers, while gaining a new appreciation of the Gospel writers as theologians, have largely remained skeptical of them as historians. Applying stringent "criteria of authenticity" to the sayings of Jesus, they have often left us with a Jesus who was merely human. Is such skepticism justified? Or can we trust the New Testament to give us accurate information about the nature and character of Jesus? What is the current state of Gospels research? Craig Blomberg summarizes the work of contemporary evangelical scholars sponsored by the Gospels Research Project of Tyndale House, Cambridge, and published in the six-volume Gospel Perspectives series. - Back cover
Interpreting the parables by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last century, more studies of the parables were produced than for any other section of comparable length in the Bible. The problem is that most Bible readers are unlikely ever to know of most of them. In this substantially new and expanded edition, Craig Blomberg surveys and evaluates contemporary critical approaches to the parables, challenging the prevailing consensus and making his own important new contribution to parable studies. Within proper definitions and boundaries, the author defends a limited allegorical approach. In support of this view of parable interpretation, Blomberg not only sets forth theoretical considerations but devotes attention to all the major parables, providing brief interpretations that highlight the insights to be gained from his distinctive method. Interpreting the Parables can be read with profit by scholars, students, pastors and educated laypeople. - Publisher
Introduction to biblical interpretation by William W Klein( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an introduction to biblical interpretation defining hermeneutics, and explains how to understand the meaning of any biblical text. Also provides a survey of literary, cultural, social, and historical issues, and how to apply biblical principles in a modern world
Jesus and the Gospels : an introduction and survey by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historical context of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Offers insight on the various interpretations across the last two centuries
Neither poverty nor riches : a biblical theology of material possessions by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most difficult questions facing Christians today is that of the proper attitude toward possessions. In wealthy nations such as Britain and the USA, individuals accumulate much and yet are daily exposed to the plight of the poor, whether the homeless on their own city streets or starving children on their TV screens. What action should we take on behalf of the poor? What should we do with our own possessions? In Neither Poverty nor Riches Craig Blomberg asks what the Bible has to say about these issues. Avoiding easy answers, he instead seeks a comprehensive biblical theology of possessions. And so he begins with the groundwork laid by the Old Testament and the ideas developed in the intertestamental period, then draws out what the whole New Testament has to say on the subject, and finally offers conclusions and applications relevant to our contemporary world. - Publisher
1 Corinthians by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover not only the original meaning of 1 Corinthians, but also how Paul's message can speak powerfully today
Biblical hermeneutics : five views( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five experts in biblical hermeneutics gather here to state and defend their approach to the discipline. Contributors include: Craig Blomberg with the historical-critical/grammatical approach, Richard Gaffin with the redemptive-historical approach, Scott Spencer with the literary/postmodern approach, Robert Wall with the canonical approach and Merold Westphal with the philosophical/theological approach. --from publisher description
The historical reliability of John's gospel : issues & commentary by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout much of the twentieth century the Fourth Gospel took a back seat to the Synoptics when it came to historical reliability. Consequently, the contemporary quest of the historical Jesus discounted or excluded evidence from the Fourth Gospel. The question of the historical reliability of John's Gospel is well overdue for a thorough reinvestigation and reassessment. In this foundational study, Craig L. Blomberg sheds new light on persistent questions. He presents his conclusions largely in commentary form, following the principal scenes of the Gospel. His introduction frames the pathway into the discussion, taking up critical issues such as: authorship, date and provenance of the Fourth Gospel; sources and omissions of the Fourth Gospel; points where John's Gospel interlocks with the Synoptics; general indications of historicity; literary genre and unique audience of this Gospel; burden of proof and criteria of authenticity. In his commentary examining the text of the Fourth Gospel, Blomberg asks two essential questions. First, using the recently nuanced criteria of authenticity, "What positive evidence do we have that the actions or words of the characters in John's narratives are indeed historical?" Second, "Is there anything in the text that is implausible within the historical context to which it is attributed, particularly if we assume the general historical trustworthiness of the Synoptics?" The result is a seminal work for the present day -- one that affirms the historical reliability of John's Gospel with intelligence and sure-footed care. - Publisher
Can we still believe the Bible? : an evangelical engagement with contemporary questions by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are perennial and have frequently been addressed. However, some of these challenges are noticeably more common today, and the topic is currently of particular interest among evangelicals. ... Blomberg offers an accessible and nuanced argument for the Bible's reliability in response to the extreme views about Scripture and its authority articulated by both sides of the debate. He believes that a careful analysis of the relevant evidence shows we have reason to be more confident in the Bible than ever before. As he traces his own academic and spiritual journey, Blomberg sketches out the case for confidence in the Bible in spite of various challenges to the trustworthiness of Scripture, offering a positive, informed, and defensible approach."--Publisher description
A handbook of New Testament exegesis by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg and his former research assistant Jennifer Foutz Markley offer both a broad overview of the exegetical process and a step-by-step approach to studying the New Testament in depth, helping readers understand the text and appropriate it responsibly. The book is full of illustrations of interesting or controversial New Testament texts where using the method under discussion truly makes a difference in how the texts are interpreted. --from publisher description
Matthew by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How wide the divide? : a Mormon & an Evangelical in conversation by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sense of the New Testament by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers three crucial questions about the New Testament, including concerns about relevance, application, and claims that Paul's teachings differ from those of Jesus
James by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament examines the biblical text in its original environment. Notable evangelical scholars carefully attend to grammatical detail, literary context, rhetorical flow, theological nuance, and historical setting in their interpretation. Critical scholarship informs each step, but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author's message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find this series beneficial. The following focused sections help readers understand the text: Literary Context: Explains how each passage functions within the book; Main Idea: Summarizes the central message of the passage; Translation in Graphic Layout: Presents a translation through a diagram that helps readers visualize the flow of thought within the text; Exegetical Outline: Gives the overall structure of the passage; Explanation of the Text: Provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text; Theology in Application: Discusses how the message of the text fits within the book itself and in a broader biblical-theological context, suggesting applications for the church today. - Publisher
Contagious holiness : Jesus' meals with sinners by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of humanity's most basic and common practices--eating meals--was transformed by Jesus into an occasion of divine encounter. In sharing food and drink with his companions, he invited them to share in the grace of God. He revealed his redemptive mission while eating with sinners, repentant and unrepentant alike. Jesus' "table fellowship" with sinners in the Gospels has been widely agreed to be historically reliable. However, this consensus has recently been challenged, for example, by the claim that the meals in which Jesus participated took the form of Greco-Roman symposia--or that the "sinners" involved were the most flagrantly wicked within Israel's society, not merely the ritually impure or those who did not satisfy strict Pharisaic standards of holiness. In this study, Craig L. Blomberg engages with the debate and opens up the significance of the topic. He surveys meals in the Old Testament and the intertestamental period, examines all the Gospel texts relevant to Jesus' eating with sinners, and concludes with contemporary applications
The Miracles of Jesus( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two views on women in ministry by Linda L Belleville( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By furnishing you with current perspectives from both sides of this controversy, Two Views on Women in Ministry helps you draw and support your own informed conclusions
Preaching the parables : from responsible interpretation to powerful proclamation by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with the rigor and precision of a New Testament specialist, Preaching the Parables provides a responsible introduction to understanding and proclaiming the parables that pastors, church leaders, and seminary students will appreciate. Craig Blomberg demonstrates how the structure of a parable is key to its interpretation and thus to its exposition. He shows how a parable, when properly contemporized, can be a powerful rhetorical device, and that recognizing the elements of the parable that were atypical to everyday life leads to important surprises that will be of significance to contemporary parishioners. Each of the fifteen exemplary sermons is accompanied by an analysis that points out key interpretive decisions
From pentecost to Patmos : an introduction to Acts through Revelation by Craig L Blomberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pentecost to Patmos is professor Craig L. Blomberg’s follow-up companion to his 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Jesus and the Gospels. In the same style as that first acclaimed and widely used volume, the author goes deep into the biblical writings of Acts through Revelation, helping serious Bible students to better understand the historical, linguistic, and theological significances found in each book. --
A case for historic premillennialism : an alternative to "left behind" eschatology by Sung Wook Chung( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American evangelicalism, particularly at the popular level, has been virtually saturated with the eschatology of dispensational premillennialism. The distinctive teachings of that system, in particular its affirmation of the pretribulation rapture of the church, have become so pervasive that many evangelicals would be hard pressed to identify an alternative approach. The contributors to this volume provide a thoughtful alternative. They present compelling arguments for historic or classic premillennialism--a position widely held throughout church history (and popularly advanced in the writings of George Eldon Ladd). An introductory chapter examines the differences within premillennial eschatology and considers reasons for the widespread popularity of dispensationalism in the twentieth century. This is followed by biblical, theological, historical, and missiological studies that reexamine classic premillennialism, particularly with regard to its understanding of the return of Christ -- Publisher description
 
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The historical reliability of the Gospels
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Interpreting the parablesIntroduction to biblical interpretationJesus and the Gospels : an introduction and surveyNeither poverty nor riches : a biblical theology of material possessions1 CorinthiansThe historical reliability of John's gospel : issues & commentaryA handbook of New Testament exegesisMatthew
Alternative Names
Blomberg, C.

Blomberg, Craig

Blomberg, Craig 1955-

Blomberg Craig L.

Blomberg, Craig L. 1955-

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Craig Blomberg American theologian

Craig Blomberg Amerikaans theoloog

Craig Blomberg amerykański teolog ewangelicki

Craig Blomberg US-amerikanischer Theologe, Neutestamentler

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布鲁姆伯格, C. L.

Languages
English (172)

Korean (11)

Spanish (6)

German (6)

Chinese (1)