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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Arthur G Patzia
|Description:||302 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. 1. The literary world of the New Testament. General considerations ; The Hebrew scriptures ; The Septuagint ; The Old Testament Apocrypha ; The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha ; The Dead Sea Scrolls ; Greco-Roman literature --
Pt. 2. The making of the gospels. Jesus of Nazareth ; From oral to written gospels ; Why the gospels were written ; How the gospels were written ; The gospel genre ; The fourfold gospel collection. Pt. 3. The making of Paul's letters. Paul ; Paul and Greco- Roman literature ; The form of Paul's letters ; The content and context of Paul's letters ; The writing of Paul's letters ; Dispatching, receiving and reading Paul's letters ; The collection of Paul's letters ; Summary and reflections ; The canonicity of Paul's letters --
Pt. 4. The making of other New Testament literature. The Acts of the apostles ; The Catholic epistles ; Summary --
Pt. 5. The making of the New Testament canon. Review ; The authority of Jesus Apostolicity ; Usage in the church ; Orthodoxy ; Inspiration ; Excursus : the arrangement of the New Testament books ; Postscript : contemporary dialogue on the canon and related issues --
Pt. 6. The making of New Testament manuscripts : writing, copying and transmitting. Paleography ; Materials for writing ; The form of books ; Writing New Testament manuscripts ; Transmitting the New Testament --
Pt. 7. Making sense of textual variants and the practice of textual criticism. Unintentional variations ; Intentional variations ; Evaluating the 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.|
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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