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The New Testament : a critical introduction

Author: Edwin D Freed
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This introductory text encourages readers to take a close, objective look at the New Testament. It prepares students to form their own analyses through a literary-critical approach and insights on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin D Freed
ISBN: 0534521398 9780534521394
OCLC Number: 48088448
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xxix, 478 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Settings of the New Testament --
Part A. East of the Mediterranean: Palestine and Syria --
History and Government under the Greeks (334-63 BCE) --
From Alexander the Great to the Maccabean Rebellion (334-168 Bce) --
Maccabean Interruption (168-63 Bce) --
History and Government under the Romans (63 Bce to beyond NT Times) --
Herod the Great (37-4 Bce), His Sons, and the Prefects of Judea (4 Bce-41 ce) --
Agrippa I and Procurators of Palestine (41-66) --
War of the Jews against Rome (66-73) --
Peoples and Languages --
Schools and Education --
Social and Economic Conditions --
Graeco-Roman Religions --
Religion of the Jews --
Early Hebrew Religion --
Holy Days --
Apocalyptic Eschatology, Messianic Expectation, and the Kingdom of God --
Wisdom --
Religious Groups --
Pharisees --
Sadducees --
Essenes --
Zealots --
Other Jewish Men and Women --
Institutions for Worship --
Temple --
Synagogue --
Women as Models of Reverence for God --
Part B. North of the Mediterranean: Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome --
Roman Emperors and Roman Provinces --
Roman Law --
Peoples and Languages --
Schools and Education --
Social and Economic Conditions --
Christians and the Cities, Social Classes, and Citizenship --
Roman Religion and Philosophy --
Cynicism and Stoicism --
Epicureanism --
Middle Platonism and Neopythagoreanism --
Mystery Religions, Gnosticism, and Magic --
Diaspora Judaism --
Philo of Alexandria --
Jewish Women and Men --
Part I. Jesus and the First Three Gospels --
Chapter 1. First Three Gospels: Origins and Relationships --
What Is a Gospel? --
Why Gospels Were Written --
Place of the Gospels in the New Testament --
Noncanonical Gospels --
Relationships among the First Three Gospels --
Synoptic Problem --
Priority of Mark --
Two-Source Theory --
Nature, Content, and Origin of Q --
Challenges to Q --
Four-Source Theory --
Nature, Content, and Origin of M and L --
Markan Material Omitted by Matthew and Luke --
Beyond the Four-Source Theory --
Proto-Luke Hypothesis --
Griesbach Hypothesis --
Another Challenge to the Four-Source Theory --
Chapter 2. Gospel Writers as Authors and Some Techniques Used to Study Their Writings --
Oral Gospel --
Historical Criticism or the Historical-Critical Method --
Textual Criticism --
Clues for Understanding a New Testament Text --
Literary Criticism --
Form Criticism --
Other Literary Forms --
Redaction Criticism --
Analyses of Passages --
Methods Used in Advanced Study --
Canonical Criticism --
Narrative Criticism --
Structuralism --
Social/Sociological Criticism --
Rhetorical Criticism --
Moral/Ethical Criticism --
Chapter 3. Critical Study of Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels --
Apocalyptic Eschatology --
Kerygma --
Myth --
Christian Prophecy --
Criteria for Determining Authenticity of Sayings of Jesus --
Phases of Earliest Christianity --
Christianity as a Millenarian Movement --
Special Interests Interpretations --
Feminist Studies --
Liberation Theology --
Jesus Seminar and the New Jesus Quest --
Some Contemporary Studies on Jesus --
Jesus' Life and Work --
Jesus as Teacher, Preacher, and Healer --
Nature and Content of Jesus' Teaching --
Death and Resurrection of Jesus --
Chapter 4. Gospel of Mark --
Origin, Purpose, and Date of Mark --
Mark's Use of His Sources --
Style of Mark --
Special Interests of Mark --
Structure of Mark --
Chapter 5. Gospel of Matthew --
Origin and Date of the Gospel --
Purposes of Matthew --
Matthew's Use of His Sources, Especially Mark --
Structure of Matthew --
Style of Matthew --
Special Interests of Matthew --
Chapter 6. Gospel of Luke --
Authorship, Origin, and Date of Luke --
Purposes of Luke --
Luke's Use of His Sources --
Style of Luke --
Special Interests of Luke --
Structure of Luke --
Luke's Birth Narratives --
Luke 1:35 --
Birth of Jesus (2:1-20) --
Circumcision of Jesus, Presentation in the Temple, and Jesus at Twelve Years (2:21-52) --
Chapter 7. Parables and Miracles of Jesus and Kingdom of God --
Parables --
Sketch of Parable Interpretation --
Transmission of the Parables --
Background of Jesus' Parables --
Analysis of Parables --
Mustard Seed --
Unmerciful Slave --
Good Samaritan --
Unrighteous Manager --
Miracles of Jesus --
Function of Miracle Stories in the Synoptic Gospels --
Part II. Acts and Paul and His Letters --
Chapter 8. Acts of the Apostles --
Purposes of Acts --
Sources of Acts --
Speeches in Acts --
Luke and Paul --
Origin and Meaning of the Term "Christian" --
Structure of Acts --
Chapter 9. Paul the Apostle --
Paul's Life, Name, Occupation, and Personal Traits --
Paul and Jesus --
Paul's Vision on the Damascus Road --
Influences on Paul from His Travels --
Hellenism of Paul --
Stoicism and Pauline Thought --
Virtues and Vices --
Acting against One's Will --
God and Spirit Within --
Freedom --
Conscience --
Judaism of Paul --
Law and the Synagogue --
Use of the Old Testament --
Sect of Qumran --
Justification of Sinners --
Holy Spirit Within --
Light and Darkness --
God Fashions His Creatures --
Messianic Community Meal --
Paul as a "Christian" Thinker --
Justification by Faith, and "In Christ" and "Christ In" --
Moral/Ethical Teachings --
Theological Implications of Jesus' Death and Resurrection --
Final Years of Paul's Life --
Some Recent Works on Paul --
This Author's Views on Paul --
Chapter 10. Undisputed Letters of Paul: 1 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians --
Letter as a Literary Form --
Why Did Paul Write Letters? --
Order and Authenticity of Paul's Letters --
1 Thessalonians --
Thessalonica --
Situation in the Church at Thessalonica and Paul's Response --
Date and Place of Writing --
1 and 2 Corinthians --
Corinth --
Situation in the Church at Corinth and Paul's Response --
Paul's Correspondence with the Corinthians --
Chapter 11. Undisputed Letters of Paul: Galatians and Romans --
Galatians --
Galatia --
Destination of Galatians and Place and Date of Writing --
Situation in the Churches of Galatia and Paul's Response --
Influence of Galatia on Paul's Thought --
Pauline Biographical Material in Galatians and Acts --
Romans --
Rome in Paul's Time --
Origin of Christianity in Rome --
Why Did Paul Write Romans? --
"The Romans Debate" --
Galatians and the Purpose of Romans --
Faithfulness of Christ --
What Paul Does Not Say --
More on Paul's Theological/Christological Views --
Chapter 12. Undisputed Letters of Paul: Philippians and Philemon --
Philippians --
City of Philippi --
Church at Philippi --
Purpose of Philippians and Date and Place of Writing --
Unity of Philippians --
Philemon --
Purpose of the Letter --
Where Did Philemon Live? --
Place and Date of Writing --
Chapter 13. Disputed Letters of Paul: Colossians, Ephesians, and 2 Thessalonians --
Colossians --
City of Colossae --
Founding of and Situation in the Church at Colossae and the Writer's Response --
Problem of Authenticity --
Arguments against Authenticity --
Vocabulary, Language, and Style --
Omission of Key Concepts --
Advanced Christology --
Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church) --
Literary Dependence --
Arguments for Authenticity --
Relationship to Philemon --
Vocabulary, Language, and Style --
Christology --
Ecclesiology --
Place and Date of Writing --
Ephesians --
City of Ephesus --
Founding of the Church at Ephesus --
Problem of Authenticity --
Words and Phrases --
Style --
Literary Relationships --
Eschatology --
Ecclesiology --
Theology --
Historical Situation --
Lack of Personal Touch --
Authorship, Place of Writing, Purpose, and Date --
2 Thessalonians --
Problem of Authenticity --
Words and Phrases --
Style --
References to Another Letter (2 Thess 2:2, 15; 3:14, 17) --
Structure --
Eschatology --
Theology --
Authorship and Purpose.
Responsibility: Edwin D. Freed.

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