STUDIES IN THE GOSPELS AND EPISTLES by T. W. Manson

STUDIES IN THE GOSPELS AND EPISTLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The friends and associates of Prof. Manson, who died in 1958 after many years of teaching at the University of Manchester (England) has edited and published this collection of essays in his honor. The American student of the New Testament will be grateful to them for making Dr. Mason's fruitful and brilliant work in this field more widely available. His lively style makes it a joy to read, so that one share not only the thinking but the warm and engaging spirit of the man. The first part of the book called ""Materials for the Life of Jesus"", demonstrates how he believes the Gospels are more historically reliable than recently indicated. (These lectures were given in the '40s.) In Part Two, ""The Epistion of St. Paul"", he re-studies several of the most problems with which these Epistion abound, and reopens several which, he believes, are by no means settled. For example, in the chapter dealing with Galatians, he finds that it is not exclusively concerned with justification by faith as so many following Luther have believed, but rather he seen it as St. Paul's defense of his own life and teachings. These are most valuable contributions to New Testament study. Mature Bible students would do well to take them into account.

Publisher: Westminster