JESUS AND THE HISTORIAN: Written in Honor of Ernest Cadman Colwell by F. Thomas Ed. Trotter

JESUS AND THE HISTORIAN: Written in Honor of Ernest Cadman Colwell

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Testimonial volumes are usually written by colleagues and peers of the one honored, and often posthumously. This collection of essays is the work of former students and disciples of one of the prominent New Testament scholars and teacher and administrator of the past forty years in American theological education. The main concern of Dr. Colwell, as the editor points out, was the use of historical research methods to provide an understanding of Jesus. His career spans several changes in theological outlook, and his approach is taking on new relevance in current New Testament studies. This is reflected in the tone and method characterizing each of the six contributions, which range from a study of the pre-messianic vein in Samuel through New Testament topics and the relation of Jesus and the Qumran. A lengthy bibliography of the subjects's writings is included. The substance of the volume does honor to the teacher named, and will be found of interest chiefly to Biblical scholars and to those acquainted with Dr. Colwell as a man and scholar.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1968
Publisher: Westminster