New Testament Theology

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Harper Collins, Aug 21, 1990 - Religion - 368 pages
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This work is not a history of New Testament times, nor an account of New Testament religion. Nor does it proceed from a view that the New Testament was written as theology. We must bear in mind that the writers of the New Testament books were not writing set theological pieces. They were concerned with the needs of the churches for which they wrote. Those churches already had the Old Testament, but these new writings became in time the most significant part of the Scriptures of the believing community. As such, they should be studied in their own right, and these questions should be asked: What do these writings mean? What is the theology they express or imply? What is of permanent validity in them? We read these writings across a barrier of many centuries and from a standpoint of a very different culture. We make every effort to allow for this, but we never succeed perfectly. In this book I am trying hard to find out what the New Testament authors meant, and this not as an academic exercise, but as the necessary prelude to our understanding of what their writings mean for us today. -- From the Introduction

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Written for Lay People. Basic, but crisp and helpful. A good clear read for anyone seeking a clearer view of the New Testament. Read full review

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
6
PREFACE
7
INTRODUCTION
9
Part OneTHE PAULINE WRITINGS
19
God at the Center
25
Jesus Christ Our Lord
39
Gods Saving Work in Christ
56
Life in the Spirit
76
The Doctrine of Christ
225
God the Father
248
God the Holy Spirit
256
The Christian Life
266
The Epistles of John
287
The Revelation of John
292
Part Four THE GENERAL EPISTLES
299
The Epistle to the Hebrews
301

Part Two THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS AND ACTS
91
The Gospel of Mark
95
The Gospel of Matthew
114
The Doctrine of God
144
The Doctrine of Christ
157
The Salvation of Our God
172
The Holy Spirit
191
Discipleship
196
Part Three THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS
223
The Epistle of James
312
The First Epistle of Peter
316
The Second Epistle of Peter
322
The Epistle of Jude
324
CONCLUSION
325
INDEX OF PERSONS
335
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
339
INDEX OF SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
349
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Leon Morris (Ph.D. University of Cambridge) now in his retirement, was formerly Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne, and has served as Visiting Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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