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Is There a Centre to the New Testament?

John Reumann

in Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198262015
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682285 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.003.0001

Series: Oxford Bible Series

Is There a Centre to the New Testament?

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‘Jesus Christ’ provides a centre for the twenty-seven books and pamphlets that makes up the New Testament. Loyalty to the Jew, Jesus, whom God has made Lord, is the thread that cane be found running through each and every canonical book. There has been for years a swing back and forth in the study of the Bible between ‘unity’ and ‘variety’. Certain periods have responded more to the pluralism within ‘the Book’ and other eras have asserted its unity. This book stands by itself as a treatment of oneness, while being part of a series where some New Testament books are also treated elsewhere in the depth they deserve. There is another way in which this volume stands between two others in the same series, linking and drawing on both while possessing its own identity.

Keywords: New Testament; Jesus Christ; pamphlets; canonical; unity; variety; pluralism; oneness

Chapter.  3721 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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