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The making of the New Testament : origin, collection, text & canon

Author: Arthur G Patzia
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This revised and expanded edition of The Making of the New Testament is a textbook introduction to the origin, collection, copying and canonizing of the New Testament documents. --from publisher description
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur G Patzia
ISBN: 9780830827213 0830827218
OCLC Number: 703612230
Description: 302 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 : the literary world of the new testament --
1.1 : general considerations --
1.2 : the Hebrew scriptures --
1.3 : the Septuagint --
1.4 : the old testament apocrypha --
1.5 : the old testament pseudepigrapha --
1.6. : the Dead Sea Scroll --
1.7 : Greco- Roman literature --
Part 2 : the making of the gospels --
2.1 Jesus of Nazareth --
2.2 : from oral to written gospels --
2.2.1 : early Christian kerygma --
2.2.2 : form criticism --
2.3 : why the gospels were written --
2.3.1 : to meet the needs of the early church --
2.3.2 : the expansion of the church --
2.3.3 : the passing away of eyewitnesses --
2.3.4 : the need to educate believers --
2.3.5 : new challenges for the faith --
2.4. : how the gospels were written --
2.4.1 : the synoptic problem --
2.4.2 : source criticism --
2.4.3 : redaction criticism --
2.4.4 : additional criticism --
2.5 : the gospel genre --
2.6 : the fourfold gospel collection --
2.6.1 : the need for a collection --
2.6.2 : the stages of collection --
2.6.2.1 : Papias --
2.6.2.2 : Justin Martyr --
2.6.2.3 : Tatian --
2.6.2.4. : Irenaeus --
2.6.2.5 : the Muratorian canon/ fragment --
2.6.3 : the authority of the written gospels --
Part 3 : the making of Paul's letters --
3.1 : Paul --
3.2 : Paul and Greco- Roman literature --
3.3 : the form of Paul's letters --
3.4 : the content and context of Paul's letters --
3.5 : the writing of Paul's letters --
3.5.1 : Paul as sole author --
3.5.2 : Paul's use of a secretary --
3.5.3 --
Paul and his coworkers --
3.5.4 : Pseudonymity and the Deutero-Pauline Hypothesis --
3.5.5 : editors and interpolators --
3.6 dispatching, receiving and reading Paul's letters --
3.6.1 : the letter carriers --
3.6.2. : reading Paul's letters to the churches --
3.6.3 : the letter readers --
3.7 : the collection of Paul's letters --
3.7.1 : from Paul to Clement --
3.7.2 : theories of collection --
3.7.2.1 : the "gradual collection" theory --
3.7.2.2 : the "Big Bang" theory --
3.7.2.3 : Paul as collector and editor --
3.7.3 : from Clement to Justin --
3.7.4 : Marcion --
3.7.5 : manuscript P46 --
3.7.6 : the Muratorian canon/fragment --
3.7.7 : some later church father --
3.8 : summary and reflections --
3.9 : the canonicity of Paul's letters --
Part 4 : the making of other new testament literature --
4.1 : the acts of the apostle --
4.2 : the Catholic epistles --
4.2.1 : 1 Peter --
4.2.2 : 2 Peter --
4.2.3 : Jude --
4.2.4 : James --
4.2.5 : Hebrews --
4.2.6 : the Johannine literature --
4.2.6.1 : the epistles of John --
4.2.6.2. : the revelation to John (the apocalypse) --
4.3 : Summary --
Part 5 : the making of the new testament canon --
5.1 : review --
5.2 : the authority of Jesus --
5.3 : apostolicity --
5.4 : usage in the church --
5.5 : orthodoxy --
5.6 : inspiration --
5.7 excursus: the arrangement of the new testament books --
5.8 : postscript: contemporary dialogue on the canon and related issues --
5.8.1 : the Da Vinci Code --
5.8.2 : contributions and controversies from Bart E. Ehrman --
Part 6 : the making of new testament manuscripts: writing, copying and transmitting --
6.1 : Paleography --
6.2 : Material for writing --
6.2.1 : papyrus --
6.2.2 : parchment --
6.2.3 : pens --
6.2.4 : ink --
6.2.5 : desks --
6.3 : the form of books --
6.3.1 : the roll --
6.3.2 : the codex --
6.4 : writing new testament manuscripts --
6.4.1 : uncials/majuscules --
6.4.2: minuscles --
6.4.3 : abbreviations/contractions --
6.4.4 : aids for the readers --
6.4.5 : the authors of the text --
6.4.6 : the copiers of the text --
6.5 : transmitting the new testament --
6.5.1 : lectionaries --
6.5.2 : versions --
6.5.3 : the Greek text --
Part 7 : making sense of textual variants and the practice of textual criticism --
7.1 : unintentional variations --
7.1.1 : errors of sight --
7.1.1.1 confusing letters similar in appearance --
7.1.1.2 : faulty division of words within a sentence --
7.1.1.3 : haplography --
7.1.1.4 : parablepsis --
7.1.1.5 : dittography --
7.1.1.6 : metathesis --
7.1.2 : errors of hearing --
7.1.3 : errors of writing --
7.1.4 : errors of judgment --
7.2 : intentional variations --
7.2.1 : revising grammar and spelling --
7.2.2 : harmonizing similar passages --
7.2.3 : eliminating apparent discrepancies and difficulties --
7.2.4 : conflating the text --
7.2.5 : adapting different liturgical traditions --
7.2.6 : making theological or doctrinal changes --
7.3 : evaluating the evidence --
7.3.1 : external evidence --
7.3.2 : internal evidence --
Appendix 1 : canon of the old testament --
Appendix 2 : significant leaders of the early church --
Appendix 3 : early canonical lists and collections of the new testament --
Appendix 4 : later canonical lists of the new testament --
Appendix 5 : early manuscripts containing the new testament.
Responsibility: Arthur G. Patzia.

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