Novozákonní teologie a hledání její závažnosti
[New Testament Theology and its Quest for Relevance]
paperback, 290 pp., 1. edition
translation: Balcar, Michal
published: march 2018
recommended price: 360 czk
New Testament theology raises many questions, not only within its own boundaries, but also in relation to other fields such as history, literary criticism, sociology, psychology, history, politics, philosophy, and religious studies. However, the overarching question concerns the relevance of two-thousand-year-old writings in today's world. How does one establish what is and is not relevant in the New Testament? How does one communicate the ancient ideas, presented in an alien language, alien time, and alien culture to a contemporary audience?
This book, written by Thomas R. Hatina, a Canadian New Testament scholar of Czech origin, serves as a methodological introduction to the field of New Testament theology, aimed at a wide range of readers, students, clergy and laypersons interested in the Scripture. It shows how practitioners of New Testament theology have wrestled with the relationship between historical reconstruction of the New Testament and its interpretation in the modern world.
Translated by Michal Balcar