By Bruce M. Metzger
"The following pages set forth the educating from 3 of the twenty-one letters inside the New testomony: Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John. each one letter provides attribute emphases of 3 well known leaders within the early church: Paul, Peter, and John. every one letter arises out of particularly varied social and theological backgrounds, and every offers perception into the way within which the distinct wishes of the recipients of the letter have been met. key phrases and words from every one letter are mentioned in the context of the social gathering that known as forth the writing of the letter. while the theological and devotional import of the writer's instructing is said to the Christian existence, then and now. A concluding bankruptcy weaves jointly theological and moral issues universal to the 3 central strands of latest testomony Christianity.
"Faith places us at the direction; wish retains us jogging; and love is what the Christian lifestyles is all about."
--from the Preface
"Bruce Metzger is among the world's nice biblical students. His books at the textual content and canon of the recent testomony are the main authoritative and influential of recent occasions. he's additionally a delicate interpreter of the early Christian writings, as is now obtrusive during this book of his lectures on 'Faith, wish, and Love.' All readers are in his debt for those transparent and insightful reviews on 3 of crucial, and suitable, books of the hot Testament."
author of The New testomony: A ancient creation to the Early Christian Writings
Bruce Metzger is greater than a residing legend in New testomony scholarship--as notwithstanding that weren't fulfillment sufficient in a single lifetime. he's and has constantly been a physician of the church, an interpreter of scripture 'through religion for faith.' in keeping with a life of learn and sufferer exegesis, Apostolic Letters of religion, wish, and Love penetrates to the center of 3 New testomony gems: Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John. learn, examine, and provides thanks.
--C. Clifton Black, Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary; coauthor of Anatomy of the hot Testament, 6th variation (2006)
“In what can be his final released paintings, the past due Bruce Metzger (1914—2007) summarizes the message of Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John for a lay viewers less than the catchwords “faith, wish, and love,” generating a piece that's ecocnomic for a scholarly viewers . . . .
“What the coed also will locate during this paintings is a truly written e-book with an off-the-cuff but stylish sort that nearly gives the look that Metzger is sitting in a chair around the room, discussing the works with you. this pretty writing screens the way to speak scholarly insights (which are certainly scholarly, even if one is of the same opinion with each place that he is taking) with no dumbing them down. He demonstrates readability of rationalization, no longer aid of content material. this is often the paintings of a real grasp. without doubt that also is a part of Metzger’s legacy to scholarship and whatever from which any student can learn.”
-- Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Bruce M. Metzger i(1914-2007) used to be George L. Collord Professor of latest testomony Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary.He is the writer of diverse works together with The textual content of the recent Testament, The New testomony: Its historical past, progress, and Content,The Bible in Translation, Lexical Aids to New testomony Greek, and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian. He was once President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.
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