New Testament Theology – A comprehensive bibliography from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

The following books and articles are some of those appearing on the Comprehensive Reading List for PhD candidates in New Testament Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Relevant major articles in the following reference collection published by InterVarsity

Dictionary of New Testament Background: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship. Edited by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. 2000.

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Edited by Joel B. Green, Scott McKnight, and I. Howard Marshall. 1992.

Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Edited by Gerald F. Hawthorne and Ralph P. Martin. 1993.

Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments. Edited by Ralph P. Martin. 1997.

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The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Edited by David Noel Freedman. 6 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

HISTORY AND METHOD

Augustine, St. On Christian Teaching. Translated by R. P. H. Green. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Balla, Peter. Challenges to New Testament Theology: An Attempt to Justify the Enterprise. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997.

Beale, G. K. The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts: Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Boers, Hendrikus. What Is New Testament Theology? The Rise of Criticism and the Problem of a Theology of the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979.

Bultmann, R. “Is Exegesis without Presuppositions Possible?” In Existence and Faith: Shorter Writings of Rudolf Bultmann, ed. Schubert M. Ogden, 289-96. Cleveland: World, 1960.

Carson, D. A. “The Role of Exegesis in Systematic Theology.” In Doing Theology in Today’s World: Essays in Honor of Kenneth S. Kantzer, ed. John D. Woodbridge and Thomas Edward McComiskey, 39-76. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991.

Childs, B. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments: Theological Reflections on the Christian Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992.

Goppelt, L. Typos: The Typological Interpretation of the Old Testament in the New. Translated by D. H. Madrig. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Green, Joel B. Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Greene-McCreight, Kathryn. “Rule of Faith.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Hasel, G. New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

Lane, Anthony N. S. “Sola Scriptura? Making Sense of a Post-Reformation Slogan.” In A Pathway into the Holy Scripture, ed. Philip E. Satterthwaite and David F. Wright, 297-327. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Marshall, I. Howard. “Climbing Ropes, Ellipses and Symphonies: The Relation between Biblical and Systematic Theology.” In A Pathway into the Holy Scripture, ed. Philip E. Satterthwaite and David F. Wright, 199-219. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

________. “Early Catholicism in the New Testament.” In New Dimensions in New Testament Study, ed. R. N. Longenecker and M. C. Tenney, 217-31. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974.

________. “Palestinian and Hellenistic Christianity: Some Critical Comments.” NTS 19 (1972-73): 271-87.

Martens, Elmer A. “Moving from Scripture to Doctrine.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 15 (2005): 77-103.

Räisänen, Heikki. Beyond New Testament Theology: A Story and a Program. London: SCM, 1990.

Rosner, Brian S. “Salvation, History of.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Sandys-Wunsch, John, and Laurence Eldredge. “J. P. Gabler and the Distinction between Biblical and Dogmatic Theology: Translation, Commentary, and Discussion of His Originality.” Scottish Journal of Theology 33 (1980): 133-58.

Treier, Daniel J. “Theological Hermeneutics, Contemporary.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Vanhoozer, Kevin J. First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002.

Via, Dan O. What is New Testament Theology? Guides to Biblical Scholarship. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002.

Wrede, W. “The Tasks and Methods of ‘New Testament Theology.’” In The Nature of New Testament Theology: The Contribution of William Wrede and Adolf Schlatter, ed. and trans. Robert Morgan, 68-116. Studies in Biblical theology 2nd series 25. Naperville, IL: A. R. Allenson, 1973.

Yarbrough, Robert W. The Salvation Historical Fallacy? Reassessing the History of New Testament Theology. History of Biblical Interpretation Series. Leiden: Deo, 2004.

COMPOSITE NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY

Baker, David. Two Testaments, One Bible: A Study of the Theological Relationship between the Old and New Testaments. Rev. ed. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1991.

Barnett, Paul. The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years. Vol. 1 of After Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Bartholomew, Craig G. “Biblical Theology.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Blaising, Craig A., and Darrell L. Bock. Progressive Dispensationalism. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.

Bultmann, Rudolf. Theology of the New Testament. Translated by Kendrick Grobel. 2 vols. London: SCM, 1951-55.

Caird, G. B. New Testament Theology. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Edited by John T. McNeill. Translated by Ford Lewis Battles. Library of Christian Classics, vols. 20-21. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1960.

Carson, D. A. “Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: The Possibility of Systematic Theology.” In Scripture and Truth, ed. D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge, 61-95. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983.

Conzelmann, Hans. An Outline of the Theology of the New Testament. London: SCM, 1969.
Cullman, Oscar. Salvation in History. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Dodd, C. H. According to the Scriptures: The Substructure of New Testament Theology. London: Nisbet & Co., 1952.

________. The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.
Enns, Peter. “Exodus/New Exodus.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Feinberg, John S., ed. Continuity and Discontinuity: Perspectives on the Relationship between the Old and New Testaments, Essays in Honor of S. Lewis Johnson, Jr. Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1988.

France, R. T. “Relationship between the Testaments.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Goppelt, L. Theology of the New Testament. Translated by John Alsup. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1981.

Kümmel, Werner G. The Theology of the New Testament According to its Major Witnesses. Nashville: Abingdon, 1973; London: SCM, 1974.

Ladd, George E. A Theology of the New Testament, rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

LaRondelle, Hans K. The Israel of God in Prophecy: Principles
of Prophetic Interpretation. Berrein Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1983.

Peterson, David. Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Ryrie, Charles Caldwell. Biblical Theology of the New Testament. Chicago: Moody, 1959.

Schlatter, A. The History of the Christ: The Foundation for New Testament Theology. Translated by Andreas J. Köstenberger. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.

________. The Theology of the Apostles: The Development of New Testament Theology. 2nd ed. Translated by Andreas J. Köstenberger. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Scobie, Charles H. H. The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

Seitz, Christopher. “Canonical Approach.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Strecker, Georg. Theology of the New Testament. Berlin: de Gruyter; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Thielman, Frank. The Law and the New Testament: The Question of Continuity. New York: Crossroad, 1999.

________. Theology of the New Testament: A Canonical and Synthetic Approach. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Warfield, B. B. The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1948.

Webster, John. “Canon.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Wenham, David. Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Wright, N. T. Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.

________. The New Testament and the People of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992.

________. The Resurrection of the Son of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

Yeago, David S. “The New Testament and the Nicene Dogma: A Contribution to the Recovery of Theological Exegesis.” Pro Ecclesia 3 (1994): 152-64.

Christology

Athanasius, St. De Incarnatione Verbi Dei (The Incarnation of the Word of God).

Bauckham, Richard. God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Cullman, Oscar. The Christology of the New Testament. Translated by S. H. Guthrie and C. A. M. Hall. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1959.

Dunn, James D. G. Christology in the Making. London: SCM, 1980.

Harris, M. Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

Hurtado, Larry W. Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

Marshall, I. Howard. Jesus the Saviour: Studies in New Testament Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990.

________. The Origins of New Testament Christology. Updated ed. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990.

Morris, Leon. Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

________. The Atonement: Its Meaning and Significance. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1983.
Treier, Daniel J. “Jesus Christ, Doctrine of.” In Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier, and N. T. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

JESUS, THE GOSPELS, AND ACTS

Bauckham, Richard J., ed. The Gospels for All Christians: Rethinking the Gospel Audiences. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Burridge, Richard A. Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Green, Joel B. The Theology of the Gospel of Luke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Smith, Dwight Moody. The Theology of the Gospel of John. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Jervell, Jacob. The Theology of the Acts of the Apostles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Luz, Ulrich. The Theology of the Gospel of Matthew. Translated by J. Bradford Robinson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Marshall, I. Howard. Luke: Historian and Theologian. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1970.

Marshall, I. Howard, and David Peterson. Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Smith, Dwight Moody. The Theology of the Gospel of John. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Telford, W. R. The Theology of the Gospel of Mark. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

PAULINE THEOLOGY

Banks, Robert. Paul’s Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Historical Setting. Rev. ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.

Barth, K. The Epistle to the Romans. London: Oxford University Press, 1933, 1976.
Beker, J. Christiaan. Paul the Apostle: The Triumph of God in Life and Thought. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1980.

Dunn, James D. G. “The New Perspective on Paul.” Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 65.2 (Spring, 1983): 95-122. Also in Jesus, Paul and the Law: Studies in Mark and Galatians, 95-122. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1990.

________. The Theology of the Paul the Apostle. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

________. The Theology of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Ellis, E. Earle. Paul’s Use of the Old Testament. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1957; reprint, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981.

Fee, Gordon D. God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.

Haacker, Klaus. The Theology of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Hays, R. B. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
Kertelge, K. Rechtfertigung bei Paulus. Münster: Aschendorff, 1967.

Kim, Seyoon. The Origin of Paul’s Gospel. 2nd ed. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1984.

Lincoln, Andrew T., and A. J. M. Wedderburn. The Theology of the Later Pauline Letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Luther, Martin. Commentary on Galatians, vol. 1. Vol. 26 of Luther’s Works. Edited by Jeroslav Pelikan. Philadelphia: Muhlenberg; St. Louis: Concordia, 1955-86.

O’Brien, P. T. Gospel and Mission in the Writings of Paul: An Exegetical and Theological Analysis. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

Ridderbos, H. Paul: An Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

Riesner, Rainer. Paul’s Early Period: Chronology, Mission Strategy, Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Sanders, E. P. Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns of Religion. London: SCM, 1977.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Stuhlmacher, Peter. “Zur paulinischen Christologie.” Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche 74 (1977): 449-63.

Vos, Geerhardus. The Pauline Eschatology. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1979.
Westerholm, Stephen. Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Wright, N. T. The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991.

JOHANNINE THEOLOGY

Anderson, Paul N. The Christology of the Fourth Gospel: Its Unity and Disunity in the Light of John 6. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996.

Bauckham, Richard. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

H
oskins, Paul M. Jesus as the Fulfillment of the Temple in the Gospel of John. Bletchley, UK: Paternoster, forthcoming.

Lieu, Judith. The Theology of the Johannine Epistles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Pate, C. Marvin, ed. Four Views on the Book of Revelation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998.
Schnackenburg, R. The Gospel according to St. John. 3 vols. London: Burns & Oates, 1968-82. Student is responsible for only the excurses, from all 3 volumes.

Smith, Dwight Moody. The Theology of the Gospel of John. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

GENERAL EPISTLES

Bauckham, Richard. Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1990.

Chester, Andrew, and Ralph P. Martin. The Theology of the Letters of James, Peter, and Jude. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Goppelt, L. Theology of the New Testament, vol. 2. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Lane, William. Call to Commitment: Responding to the Message of Hebrews. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1985.

Lindars, Barnabas. The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Trotter, Andrew H., Jr. Interpreting the Epistle to the Hebrews. Guides to New Testament Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.

GREEK NEW TESTAMENT

EARLY CHRISTIAN CONFESSIONS

Didache

Apostles Creed

Nicean Creed

Chalcedonian Creed

Athanasian Creed

Kelly, J. N. D. Early Christian Creeds. 3rd ed. London: Longman, 1972

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Credo. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.