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The Growth of the New Testament

John M. Court

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Growth of the New Testament

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the fundamental questions that must be addressed to be able to discuss the origin and development of the New Testament. It then presents a reconstruction of the growth of the New Testament. Topics covered include first impressions, forms of remembering, the transition from oral to written materials, the invention of the gospel, and towards a theological definition of the church.

Keywords: New Testament; Judaism; Christianity; gospel

Chapter.  12139 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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