THE NEW TESTAMENT IN CURRENT STUDY by Reginald  Eudler

THE NEW TESTAMENT IN CURRENT STUDY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If you are a preacher or a teacher or a layman who studies his Bible seriously, you may have been puzzled by the words which seem to spring to the lips of recent Seminary graduates like trademarks kerygma, myth, radical demand, Bultmann and existential. At last one of the scholars who knows this field from within, has written a summary book that helps all the more ordinary Christians understand what the experts are up to. A reading of this volume is very reassuring, for it suddenly appears that the scholars are engaged in the task of presenting the Church with unassailable foundations for its faith, and of warning the Church where the weaknesses of traditional Christianity lie, and at what these lesser positions will have to be maintained. Our scholars are not unfriendly to faith. Rather, they are determined that we shall understand the nature of the New Testament writings, and gladly use, and never misuse, the truth that is there revealed. The New Testament writings are examined group by group, and this enables the reader to use his Bible as he progresses, and also makes for easy revision of what the reader already known about any particular section of the New Testament.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Scribner