Understanding, Studying and Reading: New Testament Essays in Honour of John Ashton

Christine E. Joynes, Eric Franklin, Crispin H.T. Fletcher-Louis, David R. Catchpole, Larry J. Kreitzer, David Wenham, Alan Le Grys, Steve Finamore, Peter Oakes, John Muddiman, Mark J. Edwards, Sebastian Brock, Henry Wansbrough, Ian Boxall, Trevor Williams, Christopher Rowland, and Joseph M. Munitiz

Understanding, Studying and Reading: New Testament Essays in Honour of John Ashton
Understanding, Studying and Reading: New Testament Essays in Honour of John Ashton

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This collection of essays, largely written by members of the Oxford theological community, was presented to John Ashton on his 65th birthday in 1996. The essays deal with Elijah in Mark, a Q passion narrative, the Gospel thief saying, John's Beloved Disciple, the temple incident (Jn 2.13-25) and history and theology. Outside of the Gospels, they discuss God's wrath in Romans 1, Philippians 1.1-11, Hebrews 4.13, Peter and Paul behind Revelation, and hermeneutical method. Specialists from outside the New Testament field contribute studies of the patristic doctrine of Scripture, the Syriac Diatessaron, William Tyndale, the theology of the resurrection and the Byzantine understanding of John. John Ashton was, before his retirement, Lecturer in New Testament and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.

  • Preface
  • Abbeviations
  • List of Contributors
  • A Question of Identity: Who Do People Say that I Am? Elijah John the Baptist and Jesus in Marks Gospel - Christine E. Joynes
  • A Passion Narrative for Q? - Eric Franklin
  • The Gospel Thief Saying Luke 12:39-40 and Matthew 24:43-44 Reconsidered - Crispin H.T. Fletcher-Louis
  • The Beloved Disciple and Nathanael - David Catchpole
  • The Temple Incident of John 2:13-25: A Preview of What is to Come - Larry J. Kreitzer
  • The Enigma of the Fourth Gospel: Another Look - David Wenham
  • The Wisdom of Too Much Eschatology - Alan Le Grys
  • The Gospel and the Wrath of God in Romans 1 - Steve Finamore
  • Jason and Penelope Hear Philippians 1:1-11 - Peter Oakes
  • Wrestling with Hebrews: A Note on τετραχηλισμένα at Hebrews 4:13 - John Muddiman
  • Authorship and Canonicity: Some Patristic Evidence - Mark Edwards
  • What's in a Word? An Intriguing Choice in the Syriac Diatessaron - Sebastian Brock
  • William Tyndale: A Martyr for the Bible? - Henry Wansbrough
  • For Paul or Tor Cephas? The Book of Revelation and Early Asian Christianity - Ian Boxall
  • The Trouble with the Resurrection - Trevor Williams
  • Ιωάννηζ συγκοινωνός - Christopher Rowland
  • Nikephoros Blemmydes on John: A Byzantine Scholars Reactions to John's Prologue - Joseph M. Munitiz
  • Index of References
  • Index of Authors


Pages: 267
Publisher: T&T Clark
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0567482987
ISBN-13: 9780567482983

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