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servant-ethic in the New Testament by Philippa Carter

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Published by Peter Lang in New York .
Written in English


  • Bible. N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Service (Theology),
  • Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-150) and index.

StatementPhilippa Carter.
SeriesAmerican university studies., v. 196
LC ClassificationsBT738.4 .C38 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination155 p. ;
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL993302M
ISBN 100820433934
LC Control Number96031808

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The servant-ethic in the synoptic gospels --The servant-ethic in the Johannine writings --The undisputed letters of Paul and the servant-ethic --The servant-ethic in other new testament writings --The servant-ethic-conclusions and implications. Series Title: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, v. Responsibility. Judging by the vast majority of books on New Testament ethics, the answer is a resounding No. Writers on New Testament ethics generally view Jesus as the paradigm of human standards and behaviour. But since the his-torical Jesus was a human being, must he not have had flaws, like everyone else? The notion of a flawless human Jesus is a Cited by: 2.   The New Testament clearly identifies the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah as our Savior, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. This unique Servant takes a preeminent place above all others in Scripture. This perfect Servant never fails to accomplish the will of the Lord and the purposes of God (John ).   This Christocentric book asserts the supremacy of Christ to Old Testament foreshadowings. Christ is successively shown to be superior to prophets and angels (), Moses (3), and the Old Testament priesthood (); then the new covenant in Christ is shown to be superior to the old covenant (chapter 8 and following).

The New Testament Books can be divided in four categories: Biography: Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - which tell the life story of Jesus. The first three Gospels are similar in content and structure and are also called the "Synoptic Gospels". Gospel According to Mark, second of the four New Testament Gospels (narratives recounting the life and death of Jesus Christ) and, with Matthew and Luke, one of the three Synoptic Gospels (i.e., those presenting a common view). It is attributed to St. Mark the Evangelist (Acts ; ), an associate. Therefore every New Testament book has some type of apostolic connection. All Of The Books Were Produced In First Century. The fact that the apostles, or some people from their circle, were responsible for the books of the New Testament is an important factor in recognizing the extent of the authoritative books. 27 Books and 9 Authors The New Testament contains 27 different books written by nine different authors. Every author of the New Testament was Jewish except for Luke. Three of the writers: Matthew, Peter, and John were among the 12 disciples who walked with Christ during his earthly ministry.

In many New Testament books, the word bondservant was used in reference to a person's commitment to Jesus. Most of Paul's letters begin by referring to himself as a servant of Christ Jesus. James and Jude, half-brothers of Jesus, both refer to themselves as Christ's bondservants. The apostle Peter called himself a "servant and apostle" (2 Peter.   The Center for Biblical Studies is pleased to announce the following finalists for best books in New Testament Studies in for the Biblical Foundations Book Award (listed in no particular order). You can read the original announcement of the Biblical Foundations Book Award, which includes the list of distinguished jurors and participating. A New New Testament combines, in a very effective way, these brilliant and beautiful coptic gospels/books with the traditional New Testament books. Reading the traditional books alongside the Gospels of Thomas, Mary, and so many others, brings true Christianity to s: Slightly adapted from Robert H. Gundry, A Survey of the New Testament, 3 rd ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, ), This chart has been modified some according to my own reading. This chart does not give dates as certainties. It is for your personal use and benefit only.