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By I. Howard Marshall / Paternoster / 1997
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New Testament Interpretation offers a comprehensive yet succinct guide for students and all concerned with interpreting the New Testament in the modern world. Seventeen NT scholars cooperate to introduce the various disciplines utilized in New Testament study.
Editor I. Howard Marshall focuses on four main areas. First, the presuppositions with which one approaches the subject of interpretation. Second, the various types of critical study which contribute to the exegesis of the text of the New Testament. Third, the actual models of exegesis itself. Lastly, the meaning of the text today and how to allow it to affect our attitudes and understandings.
The contributors have written as conservative evangelicals who combine a high regard for the authority of Holy Scriptures with the belief that they are to study it with the full use of their minds. Practical, constructive and never superficial, this unique survey will be especially welcomed by all who fear that critical study undermines faith.
Well informed, accurate and fair.
—Reformed Theological Review
A remarkably comprehensive initiation for a student of the New Testament. Apart from structuralism, which the editor is well aware has been omitted, the four sections comprising seventeen expert essays introduce all the essential specialized disciplines; and for good value, 20 pages of select, annotated bibliography… the contributors all maintain a high standard of excellence.
—C. F. D. Moule, Journal of Theological Studies
Maintains an impressively even standard… a high level of scholarship throughout, combined with a refreshingly sane judgment… gets better and better as one goes along.
—J. A. T. Robinson
In my opinion, Marshall’s volume contributes in an outstanding way to evangelical hermeneutical discussion. Here is the most sophisticated scholarly treatment I know of, from an evangelical point of view, discussing cutting edges of modern biblical interpretation.
—Vern S. Poythress Westminster Theological Journal
I. Howard Marshall, after studying Classics and Divinity at the University of Aberdeen, trained for the ministry of the Methodist Church at Wesley House, Cambridge. A year of postgraduate study at the University of Gottingen was followed by a period of two years as Assistant Tutor at Didsbury College, Bristol.
Marshall then moved to the University of Aberdeen where he eventually became Professor of New Testament Exegesis, a post he occupied until his retirement. He is currently Honorary Research Professor of New Testament in the School of Divinity and Religious Studies at King’s College, University of Aberdeen.