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A Concise Theology of the New Testament

Frank J. Matera

The inaugural entry in the series Biblical Studies from the Catholic Biblical Association, A Concise Theology of the New Testament provides readers with an accessible introduction to the discipline of New Testament theology. Employing nontechnical language, it summarizes the major theologies of the New Testament and explains the contribution that New Testament theology makes to the life of the Church.

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Letters to the Johannine Circle
1-3 John

Francis J. Moloney, SDB

For decades the figure of Raymond E. Brown has dominated Johannine studies because of his influential commentaries on the Gospel of John (1966-1970) and the three Johannine Letters (1982). Nowadays many question his striking and influential hypotheses. What was the relationship between the Gospel and the Letters? When did they appear? In what order did they appear? Can we trace the development of a group of like-minded "Johannine Christians"? Should the Letters be read and interpreted independently of the Gospel? this book takes the nonspecialized interested reader into this debate. The author of a significant commentary on the Gospel of John (1998), he reconsiders many of Brown's suggestion, modifying them in the light of contemporary studies. Written to appeal to a general audience, he states his own position, supporting his hypothesis with a careful but simply written commentary on the texts of 1, 2, and 3 John. He concludes that the Johannine Letters address an audience already mentioned in John 20:29: "Those who have not seen yet believe."

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The Landscape of the Gospels
A Deeper Meaning

Donald Senior

All human history is profoundly influenced by the land on which we stand. In a most fundamental way, we belong to the earth and our identity is shaped by it. Land or "landscape" is also entwined with the history that has played out in the arena of a particular location.

This study is intended to help the reader savor more of the meaning of the Gospel narratives and of the Acts of the Apostles by attention to their "landscape," that is, their geographical layout and the biblical history intimately related to this geography. In many instances, the evangelists and the traditions they draw on intend to evoke a deeper, symbolic meaning woven into the places in which the gospel drama unfolds. This unique study will lead the reader to a deeper appreciation of the full meaning of the New Testament narratives and their message.

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Scripture and Tradition in the Letters of Paul

Ronald D. Witherup

There has been considerable scholarly work in recent years on intertextuality in the Bible, and numerous scholars have been exploring Paul's complex use of Scripture, whether from the LXX or the MT. In addition to briefly summarizing the state of discussions in this area, the author also explores examples from several letters of Paul's practice of quoting/using Scripture. Some of the topics explored are: the question of written or oral sources; memorization; allusions vs. quotations; Paul's understanding of "scripture"; his use of scripture in rhetorical argumentation (Jewish/Greco-Roman); eisegesis vs. exegesis; and what Paul's use of Scripture might say to us today. The author concentrates on the undisputed letters, and uses some examples from the disputed letters because they constitute Pauline "tradition." Witherup concludes with a chapter on Scripture and Tradition in the life of the Church today. Some pertinent charts, graphs, and sidebars/boxes enhance the book's utility for a general audience

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Biblical Studies from the Catholic Biblical Association of America seeks to bridge the gap between the technical exegetical work of the academic community and the educational and pastoral needs of the ecclesial community. Combining careful exegesis with a theological understanding of the text, the members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America have written these volumes in a style that is accessible to an educated, nonspecialized audience, without compromising academic integrity.

These volumes deal with biblical texts and themes that are important and vital for the life and ministry of the Church. While some focus on specifi c biblical books or particular texts, others are concerned with important theological themes with archaeological and geographical issues, and still others with questions of interpretation. Through this series, the members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America are eager to present the results of their research in a way that is relevant to an interested audience that goes beyond the confines of the academic community.

A Concise Theology of the New Testament

Frank J. Matera

The inaugural entry in the series Biblical Studies from the Catholic Biblical Association, A Concise Theology of the New Testament provides readers with an accessible introduction to the discipline of New Testament theology. Employing nontechnical language, it summarizes the major theologies of the New Testament and explains the contribution that New Testament theology makes to the life of the Church.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5433-3   –   $19.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 978-15876-8828-7   –   $15.96

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Letters to the Johannine Circle

1-3 John

Francis J. Moloney, SDB

For decades the figure of Raymond E. Brown has dominated Johannine studies because of his influential commentaries on the Gospel of John (1966-1970) and the three Johannine Letters (1982). Nowadays many question his striking and influential hypotheses. What was the relationship between the Gospel and the Letters? When did they appear? In what order did they appear? Can we trace the development of a group of like-minded "Johannine Christians"? Should the Letters be read and interpreted independently of the Gospel? this book takes the nonspecialized interested reader into this debate. The author of a significant commentary on the Gospel of John (1998), he reconsiders many of Brown's suggestion, modifying them in the light of contemporary studies. Written to appeal to a general audience, he states his own position, supporting his hypothesis with a careful but simply written commentary on the texts of 1, 2, and 3 John. He concludes that the Johannine Letters address an audience already mentioned in John 20:29: "Those who have not seen yet believe."

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5452-4   –   $19.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 978-15876-8844-7   –   $15.96

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The Landscape of the Gospels

A Deeper Meaning

Donald Senior

All human history is profoundly influenced by the land on which we stand. In a most fundamental way, we belong to the earth and our identity is shaped by it. Land or "landscape" is also entwined with the history that has played out in the arena of a particular location.

This study is intended to help the reader savor more of the meaning of the Gospel narratives and of the Acts of the Apostles by attention to their "landscape," that is, their geographical layout and the biblical history intimately related to this geography. In many instances, the evangelists and the traditions they draw on intend to evoke a deeper, symbolic meaning woven into the places in which the gospel drama unfolds. This unique study will lead the reader to a deeper appreciation of the full meaning of the New Testament narratives and their message.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5435-7   –   $19.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 978-15876-8830-0   –   $15.96

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Scripture and Tradition in the Letters of Paul

Ronald D. Witherup

There has been considerable scholarly work in recent years on intertextuality in the Bible, and numerous scholars have been exploring Paul's complex use of Scripture, whether from the LXX or the MT. In addition to briefly summarizing the state of discussions in this area, the author also explores examples from several letters of Paul's practice of quoting/using Scripture. Some of the topics explored are: the question of written or oral sources; memorization; allusions vs. quotations; Paul's understanding of "scripture"; his use of scripture in rhetorical argumentation (Jewish/Greco-Roman); eisegesis vs. exegesis; and what Paul's use of Scripture might say to us today. The author concentrates on the undisputed letters, and uses some examples from the disputed letters because they constitute Pauline "tradition." Witherup concludes with a chapter on Scripture and Tradition in the life of the Church today. Some pertinent charts, graphs, and sidebars/boxes enhance the book's utility for a general audience

This title is available for pre-order, scheduled to ship in June, 2021.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 973-08091-5476-0   –   $19.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 978-15876-8872-0   –   $15.96

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