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Table of contents :
Cover......Page 1
Title......Page 7
Contents......Page 9
Prefaces......Page 13
Abbreviations......Page 16
1. THE GOSPELS......Page 20
2. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL......Page 32
3. MARK'S GOSPEL......Page 65
4. LUKE'S GOSPEL......Page 106
5. THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM......Page 140
6. FORM CRITICISM AND ITS DEVELOPMENTS......Page 213
7. JOHN'S GOSPEL......Page 252
8. THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES......Page 355
9. THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS......Page 407
10. THE CORINTHIAN EPISTLES......Page 436
11. THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS......Page 469
12. THE CAPTIVITY EPISTLES......Page 493
13. THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS......Page 500
14. THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS......Page 545
15. THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS......Page 568
16. THE THESSALONIAN EPISTLES......Page 589
17. THE PASTORAL EPISTLES......Page 611
18. THE EPISTLE TO PHILEMON......Page 664
19. THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS......Page 672
20. THE EPISTLE OF JAMES......Page 726
21. THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PETER......Page 764
22. THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PETER......Page 809
23. THE JOHANNINE EPISTLES......Page 862
24. THE EPISTLE OF JUDE......Page 905
25. THE BOOK OF REVELATION......Page 933
Appendix A: THE COLLECTION OF PAUL'S LETTERS......Page 990
Appendix B: THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF PAUL......Page 1005
Appendix C: EPISTOLARY PSEUDEPIGRAPHY......Page 1015
Appendix D: FURTHER REFLECTIONS ON THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM......Page 1033
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY......Page 1050
CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COMMENTARIES......Page 1119
INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS......Page 1129
SUBJECT INDEX......Page 1149

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DONALD GUTHRIE •REVISED

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evangelical students of the New Testament, Donald Guthrie's name is synonymous with New Testament lntroduction. A graduate of the University of London (B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.), from 1949 until his retirement in 1982 Guth rie was lecturer in New Testament studies at London Bible College, and from 1978 until 1982 he served as vice-principal of the eo liege . Besides the present volume, he has written New Testament Theology (1981) and commentaries such as The Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) and Galatians (New Century Bible), and studies injesus the Messiah and The Apostles. He was New Testament editor of The New Bible Commentary: Reuised (1970), a consulting editor for The lllustrated Bib/,eDi,ctionary, and from 1965 to 1980 he edited the journal Vox Evangelica . Donald Guthrie has made lecture tours to the United States and is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies.

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DONALD GUTHRIE NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY This comprehensive thematic study brings out the rich variety of New Testament thought while demonstrating its inner unity. New Testament theology, Guthrie maintains, centers on Jesus Christ-his person, work and mission-and is unified by repeated emphasis on the fulfillment of Old Testament promise, community, the Spirit and the future hope. Marked by scholarly rigor and thoroughness, this volume serves as a standard reference and text, reflecting mature conservative scholarship at its best. 1066 pages, cloth, f65-X 'To write one magnumopusis remarkable ... to write. two is astonishing. But to write two which together comprehensively cover both NT introduction and theology is a feat unparalleled among English-speaking writers of this century."

JohnJ.Hughes, TrinityJounud " .. . An appropriate crown to his noteworthy and influential career. lt could very weil become the standard New Testament theology for at least another generation." David P. Scaer, ConcordiaTheowgical Q]mrterly " ... No serious student of the NT can afford to ignore this useful compendium and for many it will become the standard text."

DonaldA. Carson,TSFBulletin "By any reckoning this book is a notable achievement. ... We salute-and stand in awe of-the industry and single-mind ed purpose that, with this magnumopus,crowns a lifetime of biblical study, research, and teaching."

RalphP. Martin,TheRefonnedjounud

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Twenty years after it was first issued in one volume, Donald Guthrie has revised his widely acclaimed New Testament lntroduction. A careful recasting of a benchmark evangelical work, this new edition pro,~des a fixed point for surveying the terrain of the New Testament and its interpreters. Guthrie engages the füll range of issues raised by New Testament scholarship during the past two decades. The text, notes and bibliographies take into account the wealth of recent scholarly literature, giving added value to a classic resource.

PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINALEDITION: "I would urge all ministers and all teachers ofthe New Testament to secure (this volume]. There is nothing quite like [it] in our language, abreast of the latest scholarship, frankly facing all major New Testament problems and written with the deep conviction that these are, indeed, inspired documents."

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INTRODUCTION

WILBURM. SMITH "To those who have had a good course in New Testament Introduction we would recommend this for reading and funher reference. To those who have not had such a course we would say, 'This is it.' "

RALPHEARLE,TheSeminary Tower "The author is tobe congratulated-and

thanked. This will be a standard work for a generation."

RONALDA. WARD,Christianity Today "The bedside companion (especially before examinations) of a generation of theological students."

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NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION

NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION Donald Guthrie,

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President,formerly Vice-Principaland Lecturer in New Testament, The London Bible College

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Donald Guthrie,1961, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1990

Originallypublishedin threevolu1TU!S: The Gospels and Acts, 1st edition 1965;The Pauline Epistles, / st edition 1961; Hebrews to Revelation, 1st edition 1962, 2nd edition 1964. Third edition (revised)in one volume 1970 Fourth edition (revised)1990 All rights reserved.No part of this publicationmay be reproduced,storedin a retrievalsystem,or transmitted, in anyform or by any means, electronic,mechanical,photocopying,recordingor otherwise,without the prior permissionof the publisher. Qµotationsfromthe Biblearefrom the Holy Bible,New lnternational Version.Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by the InternationalBibleSociety,New York. Usedin USA by permissionof Z.OndervanBiblePublishers,Grand Rapids, Michigan, and publishedin GreatBritain by Hodder& Stoughton Ltd. British Library