By Carl R. Holladay
This e-book introduces the recent testomony in senses: it not just presents simple literary and historic details on all of the twenty-seven writings but in addition orients readers to the spiritual, theological, and moral concerns regarding the message and that means of Jesus Christ. the general objective is to assist readers of the recent testomony turn into knowledgeable, dependable interpreters of those writings and thereby increase their own religion and figuring out. by way of giving certain emphasis to how the hot testomony has contributed to shaping the church’s identification and theological outlook in the course of the centuries, in addition to the position it has performed in the broader cultures of either East and West, this advent additionally seeks to aid readers in workout inventive, trained management inside their very own groups of religion and in bringing a deeper realizing of early Christianity to their conversations with the broader public. besides separate chapters dedicated to each one New testomony writing, there are chapters explaining how this choice of texts emerged as uniquely authoritative witnesses to the church’s religion; why they have been famous as canonical while different early Christian writings weren't; how the 4 canonical Gospels are with regards to each other, together with a dialogue of the Synoptic challenge; how the Jesus tradition––his teachings, tales from his ministry, and the money owed of his soreness, loss of life and resurrection––originated and built into Gospels written in narrative shape; and the way the Gospels relate to Jesus Christ as he used to be and is. additionally integrated is a bankruptcy at the writings of Paul and the way they emerged as a suite of authoritative texts for the church. This bankruptcy incorporates a dialogue of historical letter-writing, distinct issues for studying the Pauline writings, and Paul’s decisive impact in the historical past of the church and western tradition. a particular characteristic of this advent is its simultaneous ebook in versions. There is a customary, printed version with entire but special insurance of every writing and supplementary chapters on comparable introductory questions. there's additionally an expanded CD-ROM model, which supplies fuller remedy (and assisting endnotes) to various concerns brought within the published model; presents broad, annotated bibliographies on every one bankruptcy; and comprises extra maps, diagrams, charts, and different assets for school room use and private learn.
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When we engage in doing theology, we are doing more than thinking and talking about God. Through it all, we are trying to make sense of God, the Someone beyond us all. To say that God transcends us suggests that God exists independently of any one of us. Taken seriously, this means that God is not something or someone we construct in our heads, even if we think constantly about God. Trying to understand who God is and to discern how God is present and active in the world is the central task of theology.
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Or, when we engage in thought, we use principles of logic and common sense that constitute a set of assumptions that is widely shared, even among archrivals. We all recognize inconsistency as something we avoid rather than strive for. And so on. Without developing an entire taxonomy of theological practices, we can see how doing theology both presupposes and utilizes such practices. They include cognitive activity, but they include much more. In contrast to having a theology and doing theology, living a theology is behavioral in a way that neither of the other two is.