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Overview An ecumenical team of scholars comprising James D. G. Dunn, Fernando Segovia, John Kloppenborg, Donald Hagner, Mary Ann Tolbert, John Carroll, Gail O'Day, Marion Soards, Richard Carlson, Pheme Perkins, and Eugene Boring - provides readers with current information on the scholarship in every portion of the New Testament canon. The text also features chapters on two related topics: historical Jesus studies and reasearch methodology.
This volume offers the collective insight of eleven scholars who represent the spectrum of New Testament studies. Their expert commentaries make this book an invaluable resource for both the seasoned researcher and the beginning student.
From Publishers Weekly How should we read the New Testament as we near the 21st century? The field of
New Testament studies has become so complex that its practitioners can be
overwhelmed by the diversity of approaches. Powell, professor of New Testament
at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, has assembled 11 prominent New
Testament scholars to discuss the current state of research and the future of
New Testament studies. Fernando Sequoia, a professor at Nashville's Vanderbilt
Divinity School, opens the collection with a discussion of historical and
literary criticism, exploring cultural studies as a method of thought that both
includes these critical approaches and affirms critical diversity. A good
example of what this collection offers to current New Testament scholars is the
contribution of John Carroll, professor of New Testament at Union Theological
Seminary in Richmond, Va.; he contends that critics are now reading the Gospel
of Luke and the book of Acts through the lens of "ideology and culture." He
points out that no other gospel provides as rich a basis for discussing wealth
and poverty, the marginalized and the role of women, issues that are as
relevant today as to the early Church. Each essay is accompanied by a list of
further readings. Powell and his contributors offer a quick and concise reading
of the current state of New Testament scholarship, providing an engaging
introduction to New Testament studies. (Mar.)
Citations And Professional Reviews The New Testament Today by Mark Powell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/15/1999 page 100
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date May 19, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664258247 ISBN13 9780664258245
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More About Mark Powell
Leatherman Professor of New Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Author of Jesus as a Figure in History (WJK, 1998); A Fortress Introduction to the Gospels (Fortress, 1998); God With Us: Toward a Pastoral Theology of Matthew's Gospel (Fortress, 1995); What Is Narrative Criticism? (Fortress, 1990).
Mark Powell has an academic affiliation as follows - Queen s University Belfast, UK.