New Testament Theology

James D. G. Dunn

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199237777
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

New Testament Theology

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This article discusses the concept of New Testament (NT) theology. NT is the primary witness to the beginnings of Christian theology, and remains a primary source for Christian theology in all ages. Indeed, it can be fairly argued that the NT writings define and provide the subject matter for Christian theology, on which all subsequent Christian theologizing is ultimately commentary. And even if some would regard that last comment as something of an overstatement, it nevertheless remains an inescapable fact that the NT writings provide the literary basis for all Christian theology.

Keywords: biblical scholarship; New Testament study; Christian theology

Article.  9023 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion ; Religious Studies

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