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Lectures on New Testament Theology: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

Peter C. Hodgson


Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792–1860), one of the great innovators in the study of the New Testament, argued that each of the books in the canon reflects the interests and tendencies of its author in a particular religio-historical milieu. A critique of the writings must precede any judgments about the historical validity of individual stories about Jesus in the Gospels. Thus Baur could move beyond the impasse created by Strauss’s Life of Jesus. Baur demonstrated that the Gospel of John is not a historical document comparable to the Synoptic Gospels and cannot be used to reconstruct the teachin ... More

Keywords: New Testament literature and theology, tendency criticism, Tübingen School, teaching of Jesus, Synoptic Gospels, Gospel of John, Pauline Epistles

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754176
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter C. Hodgson, editor
Emeritus Professor of Theology, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University

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Front Matter

Editorial Introduction

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Lectures on New Testament Theology


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Part Two The Teaching of the Apostles

Second Period

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Third Period

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