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Reading List (New Testament)

I. Texts (ca. 1000 pp.) *

A. Texts in translation *

B. Texts in Original Language *

II. Literature in General (ca 7,000 pp. from A to I) *

A. Hermeneuties (ca. 600 pp.) *

B. Methodology & Practice (ca. 800 pp.) *

C. History of Research (ca. 450 pp.) *

D. Language (ca. 150 pp.) *

E. History and Religion of the New Testament Period (ca. 1000 pp.) *

F. Bible, History of Early Christianity (ca. 500 pp.) *

G. Jesus (ca. 1000 pp.) *

H. Paul (ca. 1000 pp.) *

I. New Testament Theology, Christology, Ethics, Eschatology, etc (ca. 1500 pp.) *

III. Commentary Readings (ca 3000 pp.) *

IV. Theological & Exegetical Work related to Asian Context (ca 1,000 pp.) *


I. Texts (ca. 1000 pp.)

A. Texts in translation

1. Dead Sea Scroll (Martinez / Vermes)

2. Old Testament Pseudipegrapha (Charlesworth, 2 vols)

3. New Testament Apocrypha (Hennecke-Schneemelcher)

4. The Gnostic Scriptures (B. Layton 1987)

5. The New testament Background (Barrett 1987)

6. Jewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans (Feldman & Reinhold 1996)

7. Philo (Loeb / Yonge)

8. Josephus (Loeb / Whiston)

B. Texts in Original Language

1. Greek New Testament Texts (prerequisite)

2. Apostolic Fathers (30 pp. Loeb size)

3. LXX (Isa 40-44)

4. Hebrew Bible (e.g. Exod 1-5)

II. Literature in General (ca 7,000 pp. from A to I)

A. Hermeneuties (ca. 600 pp.)

    1. Bletcher, J. Contemporary Hermeneutics, (1980)
    2. Lategan, B. "Hermeneutics," (1992), ADB 3, 149-154
    3. Patte, D. Early Jewish Hermeneutic in Palestine, (1975)
    4. Thiselton, A. C. New Horizons in Hermeutics, (1992)
    5. Moore, S.D. Mark and Luke in Poststructuralist Perspectives: Jesus Begins to write (1989)
    6. Vanhoozer, K.J. Is There a Meaning in this Text (1998)

B. Methodology & Practice (ca. 800 pp.)

    1. Powell, M.A. What is Narrative Criticism, (1990)
    2. Patte, D. What is Structural Criticism, (1976)
    3. Perrin, N. What is Redaction) Criticism, (1970)
    4. McKnight, E. V What is Form Criticism, (1969)
    5. Mack B., Rhetoric and the New Testament, (1990)
    6. Hartman, L Text-centered New Testament Studies, (1997), select 1 article from each section (e.g. chs. 3, 13)
    7. Stenger, W Introduction to New Testament Exegesis (1993)
    8. Goldingay, J. Models for Interpretation of Scripture, (1995)
    9. Mcknight, E. V & Malbon, E. S. The New Literary Criticism and the New Testament, (1994), select 2-3 articles
    10. Theissen, G. The Gospel in Context, (1991)
    11. Olsson, B. Structure And Meaning in the Fourth Gospel (1974)
    12. Green, J.B. Hearing the New Testament. Strategies for Interpretation (1995)
    13. Turner, M. & Cotterell, P Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation (1983)

C. History of Research (ca. 450 pp.)

1. Kummel, W G. The History of the Investigation... (1973)

2. Neill, S. The Interpretation of the New Testament 1861-1961, (1964)

3. Lampe, G.WH. "The Exposition and Exegesis of Scripture," Cambridge History of the Bible 11, (1969), 155-182

D. Language (ca. 150 pp.)

1. Fitzmyer, J. "The Study of the Aramaic Background of the New Testament," in A Wandering Aramean, (1979), 1-27

2. Fitzmyer, J. "The Language of Palestine in the First Century AD," in A Wandering Aramean, (1979), 29-56

3. Moulton, J.H. "New Testament Greek in the Light of Modern Discovery," in Porter, S.E. The Language of the New Testament, Classic Essays (1991, JSNTSup 60), 6097

4. Turner, N. "The Language of Jesus and His Disciples," in Porter, S.E. The Language of the New Testament, Classic Essays (1991, JSNTSup 60), 174-190

5. Koester, H. Introduction to the New Testament 1, (1982), 101-112

6. Blass-DeBrunner-Funk, A Greek Grammar of the New Testament, (1961)

E. History and Religion of the New Testament Period (ca. 1000 pp.)

    1. Koester, H. Introduction to the New Testament 1, (1982), 1-100, 113-140, 205-412
    2. Murphy O-Connor, The Holy Land Oxford Archaeological Guides, (1986)
    3. Frank, H.T. (ed.) Atlas of the Bible Lands, (1977)
    4. Horsley, R. A. Archaeology, History and Society in Galilee, (1996)
    5. Moore, G.F. Judaism l, (1927), 135-173
    6. Borgen, P "Philo of Alexandria, " (1992), ABD 5,333-342
    7. Nickelsburg, G.W.E. Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah, 1981
    8. Collins, J.J. The Apocalyptic Imagination, (1998), 1-42
    9. Schiffman, L.H. Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1994
    10. Hengel, M. Judaism and Hellenism, (1974), 107-254
    11. Feldman, L.H. "Josephus," (1992), ABD 3, 981-998
    12. Segal, A.F. Rebecca's Children: Judaism and Christianity in the Roman World (1986) chapters 2-7
    13. Neusner, J. From Politic to Piety (1974)

F. Bible, History of Early Christianity (ca. 500 pp.)

1. Perrin, N. & Duling, D. The New Testament. An Introduction (1982), or Brown, R. An Introduction to the New Testament (1997)

2. Campenhausen, The Formation of 'the Christian Bible, 1972

3. Metzger, B. M. The Text of the New Testament 1964

4. Barrera, J.T. The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible, (1998)

5. Conzlemann, H. & Lindemann, A. Interpreting the New Testament, (1988),336-380

6. Koester, H. " Gnomai Diaphon, " in Koester, H. & Robinson, J.M., Trajectories through Early Christianity (1971), 114-157.

7. Brown, R, & Collins, R. "Canonicity," (1990) NJBC, 1034-1054

8. Chadwick, H. The Early Church, (1967)

G. Jesus (ca. 1000 pp.)

1. Charlesworth, J.H. Jesus Within Judaism (1988)

2. Jeremias, J. New Testament Theology , (1971)

3. Evans, C. A. & Porter, S. E. Historical Jesus, 1995

4. Brown, R. Introduction to the New Testament (1997), 817-830

5. Sanders, E.P. Jesus and Judaism (1985)

6. Sanders, E. P. The Historical Figure ofJesus (1993)

7. Maier, J.P. "Jesus," (1990), NJBC, 1316-1328

8. Johnson, L. T. The Real Jesus (1997)

9. Theissen, G. The Shadow of the Galilean (1987)

H. Paul (ca. 1000 pp.)

  1. Fitzmyer, J., "Paul," NJBC, 1329-1337
  2. Bornkamm, G. Paul (1971)
  3. Stendahl, K. Paul Among Jews and Gentiles (1976)
  4. Sanders, E. P. Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977), 419-556
  5. Beker, J.C. Paul the Apostle (1980), 3-181
  6. Dunn, J. The Theology of Paul the Apostle (1998)
  7. Hengel, M. & Schwemer, A.M., Paul Between Damascus and Antioch (1997), 178-310

I. New Testament Theology, Christology, Ethics, Eschatology, etc (ca. 1500 pp.)

  1. Bultmann, R. Theology of the New Testament, Vols 1-2 (1952, 1955), chs. IV-VIII
  2. Goppelt, L. Theology of the New Testament, Vols 1-2 (1981, 1982)
  3. Dunn, J.D.G. Unity and Diversity in the New Testament (1977), 1-231
  4. Dunn, J.D.G. Christology in the Making (1980)
  5. Fitzmyer, J. A Christological Catechism, NTAnswers (1982), 1-93
  6. Hengel, M. Between Jesus and Paul (1983), chs. 2 & 5
  7. Matera, F.J. New Testament Ethics (1996)
  8. Schrage, W The Ethics of the New Testament (1988)
  9. Marxsen, W. New Testament Foundation for Christian Ethics (1993)
  10. Aune, D. "Eschatology," (1992), ABD 2, 575-609
  11. Schillebeeckx, E. The Ministry (1981), 5-37
  12. Schussler Fiorenza, E. In Memory of Her (1983)
  13. Schottroff, L. Schroer, S. & Wacker, M.-T. Feminist Interpretation. The Bible in Women's Perspective (1998)

III. Commentary Readings (ca 3000 pp.)

IV. Theological & Exegetical Work related to Asian Context (ca 1,000 pp.)

  1. Sugirthrajah, R. S. Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism. (1999)
  2. Sugirthrajah, R. S. (ed.), The Postcolonial Bible (1998), 12-23, 66-90, 152-175
  3. Sugirthrajah, R. S. (ed.), Asian Faces of Jesus (199 ), chapters 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
  4. Yeo Khiok-khng , What has Peking to do with Jerusalem
  5. 楊克勤 <<女男之間>> 1995
  6. 丁光訓 <<怎樣讀聖經>>
  7. 謝扶雅 <<謝扶雅晚年基督教思想論集>> 1986, 第一,二部
  8. 謝扶雅 <<百齡詩文集>>中的<<中國文化與基督教>> ,頁299-302
  9. 倪柝聲
  10. Sugirthrajah, R. S. Voice from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World (Maryknoll, NY : Orbis, 1991). 220.601 Su35v 1991.