The following texts are being used in Westminster Theological Seminaries class on New Testament Interpretation: General Epistles and Revelation during the Summer ’07 semester:
New Testament Interpretation: General Epistles and Revelation
• To introduce the particular character of Revelation and the General Epistles
• To enable students to understand these books so that they can apply their teaching to their own lives and in their ministry
This course will deal with questions of special introduction, and will include the exegesis of selected passages in order to establish the structure and distinctive themes of these books.
The following texts are being used in Westminster Theological Seminaries class on New Testament Interpretation: The Gospels during the Summer ’07 semester:
New Testament Interpretation: The Gospels
• To develop a framework of understanding for interpreting and applying the canonical Gospels
• To familiarize students with the Gospels’ description of the earthly ministr y and teaching of Jesus Christ, and to enable them to understand and apply the theology of the Gospels in ministry.
Topics covered include a selective survey and critique of historical-critical investigation of the Gospels, questions of special introduction, an over view of the content and theology of Jesus’ actions and teaching, and an examination of the character and special emphases of each canonical Gospel.
Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books for New Testament Special Studies.
Beasley-Murray, G.R. Jesus and the Kingdom of God. Grand Rapids/Exter, UK: Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1986.
Black, David Allen, and David Dockery, eds. New Testament Criticism and Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991.
Black, David A. and David Dockery. Interpreting the New Testament: Essays on Methods and Issues. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.
Black, David A. Why Four Gospels? The Historical Origins of the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2001.
Blomberg, Craig. The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. Downers Grove: IVP, 1987.
Bruce, F.F. Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.
________. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? rev. ed. Downers Grove: IVP, 1987.
Carson, D.A., Peter T. O’Brien, and Mark Seifrid, eds. Justification and Variegated Nomism. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.
France, R. T. Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher. Downers Grove: IVP, 1998.
Green, Joel B, Scott McKnight, and I. Howard Marshall, eds. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove: IVP, 1992.
Hawthorne, G.F., Ralph Martin, and D.G. Reid, eds. Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Downers Grove: IVP, 1993.
Hoehner, Harold. Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1977.
Komoszewski, J. Ed, M. James Sawyer, and Daniel B. Wallace. Reinventing Jesus: What The Da Vinci Code and Other Novel Speculations Don’t Tell You. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006.
Longenecker, R.N. Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.
Marshall, I. Howard. Luke: Historian and Theologian. Repr. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971.
Martin, Ralph P. Mark: Evangelist and Theologian. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1972.
Martin, Ralph P. and Peter H. Davids. Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Development. Downers Grove: IVP, 1997.
Morgan, G. Campbell. The Crises of the Christ. Old Tappan: Revell, 1936.
Polhill, John B. Paul and His Letters. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1999.
Smalley, Stephen. John: Evangelist and Interpreter. Repr. Nashville: Nelson, 1984.
Stein, Robert H. The Synoptic Problem: An Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.
_____________. Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ. Downers Grove: IVP, 1996.
_____________. The Method and Messages of Jesus’ Teachings. WJK, 1995.
Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books for New Testament Word Study.
Bauer, Walter, F. W. Dander, W.F. Arndt and F.W. Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3d ed. rev. and edited by F.W. Danker. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000.
(BDAG). Brown, Colin, ed. New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. 4 Vols. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974-86.
Robertson, A.T. Word Pictures in the New Testament. 6 vols. Nashville: Broadman, 1930.
Silva, Moises. Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics. Rev. and expanded. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.