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Interpretation and the Claims of the Text
Resourcing New Testament Theology

Edited by Jason A. Whitlark, Bruce W. Longenecker, Lidija Novakovic and Mikeal C. Parsons

Interpretation and the Claims of the Text
Hardback, 327 pages $59.95
Published: 1st March 2014
ISBN: 9781481300308
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Biblical Studies, All Theology, New Testament

Interpretation and the Claims of the Text combines the writings of more than a dozen prominent biblical scholars to elucidate the theological building blocks for the New Testament. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Mikeal C. Parsons, Jason A. Whitlark, Loveday Alexander, Warren Carter, Sharyn Dowd, Amy-Jill Levine, Bruce W. Longenecker, Frank J. Matera, David P. Moessner, Alicia D. Myers, Lidija Novakovic, Todd D. Still, C. Clifton Black, and R. Alan Culpepper chart the waters of creation and humanity, the problems of sin, Christ’s redemptive power, and God’s overarching plan for humankind. Students and scholars alike will benefit from their exegetical groundwork, perceptive discussion, and enlightening conclusions. Interpretation and the Claims of the Text illuminates multiple points of departure for further exploration of the depths of New Testament texts.   


1 Interpreting the Claims of the New Testament: The Life and Scholarship of Charles H. Talbert

Sharyn Dowd and Alicia D. Myers

Claims about God

2 The God Who Raised Jesus from the Dead: Toward a Theology of Resurrection

Lidija Novakovic

3 The “Glory of God” in Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Beverly Roberts Gaventa

Claims about the Human Condition

4 “The World Was My Oyster but I Used the Wrong Fork” (Oscar Wilde): The Parable of the Pearl Reopened

Amy-Jill Levine

5 The Problem of Evil in the Gospel of John

R. Alan Culpepper

6 Placing Pain in a Pauline Frame: Considering Suffering in Romans 5 and 8

Todd D. Still

Claims about Creation and Human Destiny

7 Endzeit als Urzeit: Mark and Creation Theology

C. Clifton Black

8 Conformed to the Image of God’s Own Son: The Goal of God’s Redemptive Plan according to the Pauline Epistles

Frank J. Matera

9 Cosmology and the Perfection of Humanity in Hebrews

Jason A. Whitlark

Claims about the Christian Community

10 Luke and the Heritage of Israel

Mikeal C. Parsons

11 The Love of God (Romans 5:5): Expansive Syntax and Theological Polyvalence

Bruce W. Longenecker

12 Diakonia, the Ephesian Comma, and the Ministry of All Believers

Loveday Alexander

13 The Living Resources of Early Christology: Papias and the Gospel of Mark

David P. Moessner

Claims about Empire

14 The Question of the State and the State of the Question: The Roman Empire and New Testament Theologies

Warren Carter



List of Contributors

Index of Primary Sources

Index of Modern Authors

Jason A. Whitlark is Assistant Professor of New Testament, Baylor University.

Bruce W. Longenecker is Professor of Early Christianity and W. W. Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University.

Lidija Novakovic is Associate Professor of Religion, Baylor University.

Mikeal C. Parsons is Professor and Macon Chair in Religion, Baylor University.             

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 327 pages
 9in x 6in

  REL006220, REL067000
 Baylor University Press

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