By D. A. Carson
An advent to the recent testomony makes a speciality of 'special creation' that's old questions facing authorship, date, assets, function, vacation spot, etc. This method stands not like contemporary texts that focus extra on literary shape, rhetorical feedback, and historic parallels---topics the authors do not reduce, yet in its place imagine are higher given prolonged therapy in exegesis classes. by means of refocusing at the necessities, An creation to the hot testomony guarantees that the hot testomony books may be properly understood inside of historic settings. for every New testomony record, the authors additionally supply a considerable precis of that book's content material, speak about the book's theological contribution to the general canon, and provides an account of present reports on that publication, together with fresh literary and social-science techniques to interpretation. This moment variation displays major revision and enlargement from the unique, making this hugely acclaimed textual content much more worthy. * a brand new bankruptcy offers a historic survey reading biblical studies strategy in the course of the a while. * The bankruptcy on Paul has been accelerated to incorporate an research of debates at the 'new perspective.' * The dialogue of recent testomony epistles has been elevated to shape a brand new bankruptcy. This new version might help a brand new iteration of scholars larger snatch the message of the recent testomony.
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The complexity of the text-critical task can be met only by scholars who spend an extraordinary amount of time in the manuscripts themselves, becoming deeply familiar with the writing, scribal corrections, and tendencies of individual manuscripts. The discipline is never merely mechanical. 7 Intrinsic to these arguments, and progressively worked out during the next century, are two pairs of distinctions. , what readings are supported by what manuscripts) and internal 7The best introductions to the subject are still those of Bruce Metzger, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, 3rd ed.
28 The doctrine of transubstantiation was proclaimed as dogma by Pope Innocent III in 1215 (though its roots stretch back much farther). The Bible was forbidden to laypeople and was actually placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by the Council of Valencia in 1229. Purgatory, which was taught by Gregory I in 593, was promulgated as dogma by the Council of Florence in 1439. The immaculate conception of Mary was pro- 27For easy access to the issues, see Daniel B. Clendenin, Eastern Orthodox Theology: A Contemporary Reader (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995); idem, Eastern Orthodox Christianity: A Western Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994); and especially Theodore G.
Carson, “New Testament Theology,” in Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments (Downers Grove: IVP, 1997), 796–814, some of which has been adapted for use here, and the opening pages of Charles H. H. Scobie, The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003). For an earlier survey, see Gerhard F. Hasel, New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978); idem, “The Nature of Biblical Theology: Recent Trends and Issues,” AUSS 32 (1994): 203–15.
An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson