New Testament Theology : An Introduction

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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Moves beyond a purely descriptive approach to the study of Scripture into a genuine and faithful application of the message of Scripture to questions of contemporary life.

Author Biography

James D. G. Dunn is Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, Durham University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
What Is New Testament Theology?
Introductionp. 1
Which "Bible"? Whose Bible?p. 2
The Question of the Canonp. 4
Theology or Theologies?p. 7
Theology or Theologizing?p. 10
Paul the NT Theologian Par Excellencep. 14
The Determining Factors
Introductionp. 19
NT Theology and the OTp. 20
The Revelation of Jesus Christp. 24
The Experience of the Spiritp. 32
The Central Subject Matter of a Biblical Theology of the NTp. 38
The Theology of God
Introductionp. 41
The Inherited Theo-logyp. 43
Making Sense of Jesus (Christology) in Relation to Theo-logyp. 53
Conclusionp. 67
The Theology of Salvation
Introductionp. 71
The Inherited Theologyp. 72
The NT Theology of Salvationp. 82
Conclusionp. 95
The Church of God
Introductionp. 97
The Inherited Theologyp. 99
Israel Redefined?p. 107
Conclusionp. 121
The Ethical Outworkings
Introductionp. 125
The Inherited Theologyp. 127
The Law and the NTp. 137
Conclusionp. 149
The Main Findingsp. 153
Theology as Theologizingp. 157
Select Bibliographyp. 161
Notesp. 165
Index of Scriptures and Other Ancient Writingsp. 207
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