Southwestern Journal of Theology 2023 Book Award (Honorable Mention, Theological Studies)
New Testament Theology is a major new contribution to New Testament scholarship by renowned scholar Eckhard Schnabel.
While many New Testament theologies approach the material through a particular thematic construct (e.g., covenant), Schnabel takes a different approach. First, he focuses on Jesus Messiah and his significance for the early church. Second, he seeks to describe the theology of the New Testament as it was written and read in its historical context. This approach honors the fact that the authors and original readers of the New Testament were real people dealing with real issues in their specific ecclesiological, cultural, and missiological settings. Schnabel comprehensively combines a historical description of the New Testament's theology with a systematic reflection on the New Testament's message and the convictions of Jesus and his early followers.
This valuable contribution to the field will be insightful reading for students, scholars, and pastors.