"This is not an ordinary 'Introduction' but a manual for exegetical work written for the serious student of the New Testament. Rather than suggesting some easily accessible generalities, the book challenges readers to apply themselves to the texts, and it will guide such efforts step by step as it leads readers through the methodological rigors of scholarship. In scholarly method it represents the very best that has been developed primarily in the work of German biblical interpretation over the last hundred years. But it is not theory of exegesis that is taught; it is applied exegesis, exegetical praxis. Those who follow the advice this book gives will be richly rewarded as they become more conversant with the living voice of the gospel that is enshrined in the words, phrases, and sentences of Scripture."--Helmut Koester, Harvard Divinity School
"This unique and comprehensive handbook will be a boon to any serious student of the New Testament. The authors are expert guides to the current state of research as well as to the tasks and methods of exegesis."--Victor Paul Furnish, Southern Methodist University
At the time of his death, Hans Conzelmann was professor emeritus of New Testament at the University of Göttingen and was known worldwide for his insightful and challenging scholarship. Among his numerous contributions to the field of New Testament studies are his widely acclaimed commentaries on 1 Corinthians and the Acts of the Apostles; his classic, The Theology of St. Luke (German Die Mitte der Zeit); and An Outline of the Theology of the New Testament.
Andreas Lindemann is professor of New Testament at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel in Bielefeld, Germany, where he has served since 1978. He is also editor of the Handbuch zum Neuen Testament commentary series. Earning his doctorate at the University of Göttingen in 1975, Professor Lindemann is internationally known for his work in Paul, including his Paulus im ältesten Christentum.
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