Phenomenon of the New Testament
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: SCM Press
Here is a New Testament scholar of international reputation recording his conviction of the historical reasonableness of Christian claims. His book inevitably contains absorbing discussion of biblical problems. Throughout, however, it is excitingly plain that he is drawing things to a head. The work will enliven the understanding of the Christian reader; he can confidently introduce it to the uncertain; and all will enjoy the sparkle of its fastidious clarity' (Church Times). 'It is addressed to those who have written off Christianity and also to Christians who would like to reconsider the claims made for the authenticity of Christianity. n exposes the fragility of various popular objections to the Christian view, and then presents certain indisputable facts which any honest person must take account of ... This is an interesting contribution to the modern process of rethinking how our Christian faith at the present day can possibly be related to the New Testament. We do not yet know the answer and probably shall not know it for a long time to come. It is correspondingly important for Christians to be keeping more or less abreast of the discussion, and to be keeping their minds open. We ought to resist premature shouts of triumph and gasps of relief, but also (as Professor Moule reminds us) premature groans of despair. Even while we are engaged in our own readjustment, we have sufficient resources for approaching the world if we use them intelligently. That is why this book should be read' (Kenneth Grayston in Methodist Recorder).
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