Redating the new testament by john at robinson
'in fewer than 400 pages, Bishop Robinson challenges almost all the judgments which teachers of the New Testament throughout the world commend to their pupils on the dating of the NT books : his reassessment has the simple effect of having them all completed before AD 70.The rumour of this revolutionary conclusion has already given the book notoriety and led some either to dismiss it out of hand or to lose patience with what is taken to be frivolous donnish antics.No longer seen as an exclusively artistic or religious calling, or simply referring to the caring professions, vocational living with its risk, creativity and rich rewards is open to all - individuals and organizations alike. 'A combination of solid scholarship and living religion of a rare kind . John For Today, like the author's earlier best-selling book Paul for Today, combines fresh accessible scholarship with an exploration of the gospel's significance for the contemporary Church and wider world.The Gospel's historical origins, distinctive features and literary patterns are ...One of two of the pages are bent, but otherwise clean, apart from along the page edges where there is some grubbiness.'if you want to find out how Robinson manages to date the whole of the NT before AD 70, you will have to follow him in this long and Oinstaking detective work.Robinson defends that the books of the New Testament were written before A. 70....contradicting, of course, the consensus of generations of Bible scholars.
I am grateful to Bishop Robinson for compelling me to reopen my mind on any problems in the NT and happy to acknowledge with him that 'all the statements' which he puts forward 'should be taken as questions.' Many will profit from having to think afresh and to realize how little we truly know about the origin of those brief but powerful old books' (J. Aimed at level one students, it encourages interaction with the New Testament texts ...
“I really have no more to say than thank you — to my long-suffering secretary Stella Haughton and her husband; to Professor C. Yet, as in archaeology, datings that seem agreed in the textbooks can suddenly appear much less secure than the consensus would suggest.
For both in archaeology and in New Testament chronology one is dealing with a combination of absolute and relative datings.
In describing this book (originally published in the 1970s) Dr John Robinson (Cambridge University) says if the chronology of the documents and the pattern of development should turn out to be anything like what I have suggested, then there will be scope for numerous new 'trajectories' to be drawn and for rewriting many introductions to - and ultimately theologies of - the New Testament.
This paperback edition has covers which are stained in places and slightly bent.