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Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought
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Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

John Reumann

Abstract

The blend of variety and unity apparent in the thought of the New Testament has been a subject for theological debate through the ages. Certain themes, teachings, and characterizations are clearly consistent, but others are perplexing in their diversity. This distinction was acknowledged by the New Testament writers themselves. For example, the author of 2 Peter looking back at the letters of ‘our beloved brother Paul’ confesses that they contain ‘some things hard to understand’. This book explores in detail the different aspects of variety and unity in the entire New Testament. The book gives ... More

Keywords: New Testament, 2 Peter, Paul, Gospels, Pauline epistles, unity, Revelation, 1 Peter, Hebrews, James, Jesus Christ, social setting, rhetoric, narrative, historical criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262015
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.001.0001

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John Reumann, author
the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

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