Thoughtful, thought-provoking responses to 25 frequently asked questions about Jesus. Updated, expanded version of the candid, succinct 1982 book by a leading Roman Catholic biblical scholar. Questions range from “How much do we know about the Jesus of history?” to “Did Jesus know all things even about the future?” Some answers are complex, all are scholarly. Contains an appendix, short bibliography and indexes.
The Making of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible
Bruce M. Metzger, Robert C. Dentan, Walter Harrelson (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991)
This slender, informal insider’s account of the development of the NRSV covers how the committee worked together for 17 years, the relationship of Dead Sea Scroll discoveries to Bible translation, the evolution of an inclusive language policy, and problems confronting the translators. Includes an appendix listing members of the committee and an index of Scripture references.
Reviews 92 individual programs and 13 series, lists 15 favorites and makes recommendations for groups with specific interests. A 12-point checklist for each program (such as whether it utilizes up-to-date historical critical scholarship; its application to broader social issues; its avoidance of sexist language; and whether discussion questions are included) makes this a practical resource for church educators.
The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Earlier Middle Ages
Gillian R. Evans (Cambridge, U. K.: Cambridge Univ., 1991)
First paperback publication of a 1984 book examining the assumptions on which scholars from Augustine (354–430 A.D.) through Abelard (1079–1143 A.D.) based their studies of the Bible. Toward the end of the 12th century, new skills in grammar and logic made more refined critical methods possible, but these early scholars laid the foundations of modern biblical criticism.
A Christological Catechism: New Testament Answers
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