Item description for New Testament Theology by Leon Morris...
Overview New Testament Theology is a guide through the second half of the Bible with a specific eye on the culture from which the authors emerged to write their books. It is an attempt to grasp the authors' true meaning in a way other than the traditionally academic fashion.
Publishers Description 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.14" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.81" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1990
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310455715 ISBN13 9780310455714 UPC 025986455712
Reviews - What do customers think about New Testament Theology?
His best book and the one which will make him famous Oct 18, 2001
There is one thing this book has besides good scholarship, and it's sharing. What got me was his listing of the 7 I AM sayings of Jesus in the gospel of John. That's the first time anyone mentioned such an intriguing important fact in a book about the Bible. Now, I've seen more, but this was the first. I think this book has done more to motivate me to do more Bible study than all the other books besides the Bible itself, even though others have more information than this. I wish he were my Sunday School teacher.