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Distinguished Lecture Series: How "New" Is the New Testament?

Date October 30, 2015
7 p.m.
FeaturingDonald Hagner, Senior Professor of New Testament, Fuller Seminary School of Theology
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Event Description

Exploring Continuity and Discontinuity between Early Christianity and Formative Judaism

The Jewishness of the New Testament is increasingly emphasized these days. Without wanting to deny the fully Jewish character of the New Testament, this series of lectures will argue that the result of this trend is that the newness of the New Testament is increasingly undervalued, resulting in a distortion of the gospel. As a corrective, the Christian scholar of the New Testament must be like the scribe of Matthew 13:52, who brings out of the treasure box both new things and old things, holding them together in careful balance.​

About the Speaker

Donald A. Hagner is George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Senior Professor of New Testament at the Fuller Seminary School of Theology. His writings include commentaries on Matthew and Hebrews, The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus, and The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction.


Contact Mitchell Campbell at 619.325.5200 or mitchell-campbell@bethel.edu.