New Testament Introduction
Guthrie (Donald)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Contents

  1. THE GOSPELS – 13
    … General Introduction – 13
    … Their Literary Form – 13
    … Motives for their Production – 14
    … The Place of the Gospels in the New Testament – 17
    … The Best Method of Approaching the Gospels – 19
  2. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL – 21
    … Characteristics – 21
    … Purpose, Destination and Place of Origin – 25
    … Structure – 29
    … Authorship – 33
    … Date – 45
    … Language – 46
    … Contents – 48
    … Additional Notes – 50
  3. MARK'S GOSPEL – 53
    … Characteristics – 53
    … Purpose and Readers – 57
    … Structure – 63
    … Authorship – 69
    … Date – 72
    … Textual Problems – 76
    … Language – 80
    … Locality, Historicity and Chronology – 81
    … Contents – 86
    … Additional Notes – 88
  4. LUKE'S GOSPEL – 90
    … Characteristics – 90
    … Purpose and Readers – 93
    … Structure – 96
    … Authorship of the Gospel (and Acts) – 98
    … Date – 110
    … Language – 115
    … Contents – 116
    … Additional Notes – 119
  5. THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM – 121
    … The Nature of the Problem – 121
    … A Brief Historical Survey of Solutions – 123
    … The Four Source Theory – 131
    … The Marcan Source – 133
    … The Source Q – 143
    … Sources Peculiar to Matthew – 157
    … Sources Peculiar to Luke – 167
    … Additional Notes – 184
  6. FORM CRITICISM AND ITS DEVELOPMENTS – 188
    … Reasons for the Rise of Form Criticism – 188
    … Various Types of Theory – 191
    … General Criticisms of Form Criticism – 208
    … The Value of Form Criticism – 211
    … Theories of Theological Composition – 214
    … Additional Notes – 219
  7. TOWARDS A SOLUTION – 220
    … Guiding Principles – 220
    … Important Factors in the Search for a Solution – 229
    … A Tentative Theory of Origins – 234
    … Additional Note – 236
  8. JOHN'S GOSPEL – 237
    … Characteristics – 237
    … Authorship – 241
    … Purpose – 271
    … Date – 282
    … Relation to the Synoptic Gospels – 287
    … Structure – 300
    … Theories of Dislocation – 312
    … Language and Style – 316
    … The Background of the Gospel – 319
    … Historicity – 323
    … Contents – 328
    … Additional Notes – 331
  9. THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES – 336
    … Characteristics – 336
    … Date – 340
    … Purpose – 349
    … Historicity – 354
    … Sources – 363
    … The Text – 377
    … Language – 378
    … Contents – 380
    … Additional Notes –382
  10. PAUL, THE MAN BEHIND THE LETTERS – 386
  11. THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS – 393
    … The Church in Rome – 393
    … Occasion and Date – 396
    … Purpose – 397
    … Structure and Integrity – 400
    … Contents – 414
    … Additional Notes – 419
  12. THE CORINTHIAN EPISTLES – 421
    … The Church in Corinth – 421
    … Paul's Opponents at Corinth – 422
    … Paul's Relationship with the Corinthians – 424
    … Method of Compilation – 439
    … The Dates of the Epistles – 441
    … Contents of 1 Corinthians – 443
    … Contents of 2 Corinthians – 446
    … Additional Notes – 448
  13. THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS – 450
    … Destination of the Epistle – 450
    … Date – 457
    … Occasion and Purpose – 465
    … The Source of Opposition – 466
    … Authenticity – 468
    … Contents – 468
    … Additional Notes – 470
  14. THE CAPTIVITY EPISTLES – 472
  15. THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS – 479
    … Authenticity – 479
    … Destination – 508
    … Purpose – 515
    … Date – 515
    … Contents – 516
    … Additional Notes – 519
  16. THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS – 522
    … The Philippian Church – 522
    … Occasion – 524
    … Authenticity – 526
    … Place and Date of Dispatch – 526
    … Unity of the Epistle – 536
    … The Compilation of Philippians ii.6-11 – 539
    … Contents – 540
    … Additional Notes – 542
  17. THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS – 545
    … Origin of the Church – 545
    … Occasion – 545
    … The Heresy – 546
    … Purpose – 550
    … Authenticity – 551
    … Place and Date of Dispatch – 555
    … The Letter from Laodicea – 558
    … Contents – 559
    … Additional Notes – 562
  18. THE THESSALONIAN EPISTLES – 564
    … Paul's Mission in Thessalonica – 564
    … The First Epistle
    • Purpose – 565
    • Date – 566
    • Authenticity – 567
    … The Second Epistle: Authenticity – 569
    … The Order of the Epistles – 575
    … Occasion and Purpose – 578
    … Contents of 1 Thessalonians – 579
    … Contents of 2 Thessalonians – 581
    … Additional Notes – 582
  19. THE PASTORAL EPISTLES – 584
    … The Authenticity of the Epistles – 584
    … Purpose of the Epistles – 622
    … Dates of the Epistles – 623
    … Contents of 1 Timothy – 624
    … Contents of 2 Timothy – 627
    … Contents of Titus – 630
    … Additional Notes – 632
  20. THE EPISTLE TO PHILEMON – 635
    … Occasion – 635
    … Authenticity – 638
    … Date – 639
    … Onesimus – 639
    … Contents – 641
    … Additional Notes – 642
  21. THE COLLECTION OF PAUL'S LETTERS – 643
    … Ancient Attestation to the Pauline Corpus of Letters – 643
    … The Problem of the Original Collection – 645
    • APPENDIX A: PAUL AND HIS SOURCES – 658
      … The Primitive Kerygma – 658
      … Primitive Catechisms – 659
      … Early Christian Hymns – 660
    • APPENDIX B: THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF PAUL – 662
      … The Main Chronological Data – 662
      … Subsidiary Data – 665
      … A New Chronology – 667
      … Additional Notes – 669
    • APPENDIX C: EPISTOLARY PSEUDEPIGRAPHY – 671
      … The Problem – 671
      … Jewish Examples – 672
      … Christian non-canonical Examples – 675
      … Disputed New Testament Examples – 677
      … Imitation and its Detection – 681
      … Additional Note – 683
  22. THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS – 685
    … Authorship – 685
    … The Readers – 698
    … Purpose – 703
    … Destination – 711
    … Date – 716
    … Background – 718
    … Literary Form – 724
    … Literary Affinities – 727
    … Its Modern Relevance – 728
    … Contents – 728
    … Additional Notes – 733
  23. THE EPISTLE OF JAMES – 736
    … Authorship – 736
    … The Addressees – 758
    … Date – 761 –
    … Purpose – 764
    … Literary Form and Style – 765
    … Contents – 767
    … Additional Notes – 770
  24. THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PETER – 771
    … The Epistle in the Ancient Church – 771
    … Authorship – 773
    … Purpose – 791
    … Destination – 792
    … Date – 795
    … Unity – 797
    … Place of Writing – 801
    … Literary Affinities – 803
    … Sources – 806
    … Contents – 808
    … Additional Notes – 812
  25. THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PETER – 814
    … The Epistle in the Ancient Church – 814
    … Authorship – 820
    … The Readers – 848
    … Occasion and Date – 850
    … The Integrity of the Epistle – 851
    … The False Teachers – 853
    … Relation to 1 Peter – 856
    … Other Literary Connections – 858
    … The Modern Message – 860
    … Contents – 860
    … Additional Notes – 863
  26. THE JOHANNINE EPISTLES – 864
    • The First Epistle:
      … Authorship – 864
      … Occasion and Background – 869
      … Purpose – 872
      … Form and Destination – 873
      … Relation to the Fourth Gospel – 876
      … Relation to the Teaching of Paul – 883
      … Date – 883
    • The Second Epistle:
      … Authorship – 884
      … Destination – 890
      … Occasion and Purpose – 893
      … Date – 894
    • The Third Epistle:
      … Authorship – 895
      … Destination – 895
      … Occasion and Purpose – 896
      … Date – 898
    • Contents
      … of 1 John – 899
      … of 2 John – 902
      … of 3 John – 903
    • Additional Notes – 903
  27. THE EPISTLE OF JUDE – 905
    … Canonicity – 905
    … Authorship – 906
    … Date – 908
    … The False Teachers – 912
    … Purpose – 915
    … Destination – 916
    … Use of Apocryphal Books – 917
    … Relation to 2 Peter – 919
    … Literary Character – 927
    … The Value of the Epistle – 928
    … Contents – 928
    … Additional Notes – 930
  28. THE BOOK OF REVELATION – 931
    … The Book in the Ancient Church – 931
    … Authorship – 934
    … Date – 949
    … Purpose – 961
    … Destination – 963
    … Sources – 964
    … Unity – 967
    … Structure – 969
    … The Permanent Message – 974
    … Contents – 977
    … Additional Notes – 982
  29. GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY – 985
    … CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY – 1024
    … AUTHOR INDEX – 1033
    … SUBJECT INDEX – 1045

BOOK COMMENT:

Inter-Varsity Press, London, Third Edition in one volume, 1970 (1985 hardback reprint). There is a fourth edition from 1990.



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