Making Sense of the New Testament
Three Crucial Questions
Craig L. Blomberg
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Kustantaja: Baker Publishing Group, 2004
The New Testament is the foundation of the Christian church, but some question its historical accuracy. Others have claimed that Paul's teaching differs from that of the Gospels. How can we reconcile the seemingly different messages of Jesus and Paul? What is the relevance of the New Testament in our world today, in cultures far removed by time and space from the first-century Mediterranean world? What principles can we use to make appropriate applications?
As always, Craig Blomberg is lucid, sensible, and interesting. The book's organization and style are deceptively simple. Even the mature Christian reader will benefit from Blomberg's mastery of so much material nicely summarized and evaluated here. Blomberg offers just enough detail to keep us interested in the hard evidence but not so much as to make us feel swamped by the minutiae. This book could be confidently placed into the hands of friends who are generally well read but who are nevertheless biblically illiterate, for Blomberg's mix of sane historical assessment, thoughtful theology, and elementary principles of interpretation open many doors. I hope this book will find many diverse readers and a long life.
– D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Some New Testament scholars major in the minutiae and stay away from the big historical and literary questions, but Blomberg is not one of them. In Making Sense of the New Testament, Blomberg tackles the big issues of the historical reliability of the New Testament, the similarities and differences between the teachings of Jesus and Paul, and the various issues of literary criticism with vim, vigor, and vitality. His study is marked by careful, well-documented scholarship and a well-argued case. This book is an excellent starting place for those who want to discuss the New Testament with a skeptical postmodern audience.
– Ben Witherington III, Asbury Theological Seminary
Craig L. Blomberg on Uuden testamentin eksegetiikan professori (Denver Seminary) ja alansa johtava tutkija. Hän on kirjoittanut lukuisia Raamattua selittäviä teoksia.