Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey
Publisher Baker Academic
This convenient text utilizes material from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) to introduce students to the Bible and theological interpretation through a comprehensive book-by-book survey of the New Testament. The articles, authored by respected scholars, make unique contributions to the study of theological interpretation of Scripture. Theological Interpretation of the New Testament provides a history of interpretation and covers major theological ideas for each book of the New Testament. Contributors include David E. Garland, Robert H. Gundry, I. Howard Marshall, Francesca Aran Murphy, Max Turner, and N. T. Wright. Students of the New Testament, pastors, and lay readers will appreciate this affordable volume. It will also serve as an excellent supplementary text in New Testament/Bible survey courses.
In 2005, Baker published the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB), edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer (861 double-column pages + indices). The Theological Interpretation of the New Testament, released by Baker in 2008, republishes articles on the individual books of the New Testament written for the DTIB arranged in canonical (not alphabetical) order (247 pages + indices). The 2008 selection is prefaced by an introduc-tory essay by Vanhoozer (“What Is Theological Interpretation of the Bible?”), a lightly edited version of the article that served as a general introduction to the DTIB. A companion volume entitled the Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament was also released at the same time. The Theological Interpretation of the New Testament contains twenty-five essays (the Johannine Epistles are collapsed into one entry) that, in various ways, explore the theological texture of the books of the New Testament canon. The authors are largely British-trained New Testament scholars, a mixture of seasoned veterans and relative newcomers to evangelical scholarship. They are Robert H. Gundry (Matthew), Thorsten Moritz (Mark), Stephen I. Wright (Luke), S. A. Cummins (John), Steve Walton (Acts), Christopher Bryan (Romans), David E. Garland (1 Corinthians), Edith M. Humphrey (2 Corinthians), John K. Riches (Galatians), Max Turner (Ephesians), N. T. [Full Review]