The Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation

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“In The Catholic Epistles, Daniel J. Scholz offers careful scholarship in a readable style and accessible format. In each chapter, he pairs books of the New Testament with early extracanonical literature (e.g., James with the Didache). This approach encourages readers to compare the books in question and to consider the breadth of early Christian literature. It is a pleasure to recommend this volume.”

Jeannine K. Brown
Bethel Seminary, San Diego

“In The Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation, Daniel J. Scholz masterfully integrates the later New Testament writings into the broader theological, ecclesial, literary, and social contexts in which they were composed.  Solidly rooted in the best modern scholarship, his approach is both profoundly Catholic and thoroughly historical, revealing to students the connections between the biblical writings and the postbiblical Christian tradition to which they gave rise.  As an accessible and reliable text for undergraduates beginning their Scripture studies, the book stands apart from a crowded field.  Both students and teachers are indebted to Dr. Scholz for his clear and concise presentation of the scholarly debates and theological issues that make these writings especially important.  Highly recommended!”

Lance Richey
University of Saint Francis

About This Book

Overview

For many Christians and believers of all faith traditions, the nine books explored in The Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation are the least-known parts of the New Testament. This book also presents eleven even less-known, important extracanonical writings produced during roughly the same period as those included in the Bible. Scholz explores themes of authorship, audience, style, and context to offer a broad sense of the history, theology, and culture that formed early Christians. With review and discussion questions and helpful content summaries, he offers fresh insights into the turbulent years following the deaths of the first generation of believers.

Details

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 5.375 x 1.5 x 8.25 in
ISBN

978-1-59982-709-4

Pages

236

Item # 7076

Customer Reviews

“In The Catholic Epistles, Daniel J. Scholz offers careful scholarship in a readable style and accessible format. In each chapter, he pairs books of the New Testament with early extracanonical literature (e.g., James with the Didache). This approach encourages readers to compare the books in question and to consider the breadth of early Christian literature. It is a pleasure to recommend this volume.”

Jeannine K. Brown
Bethel Seminary, San Diego

“In The Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation, Daniel J. Scholz masterfully integrates the later New Testament writings into the broader theological, ecclesial, literary, and social contexts in which they were composed.  Solidly rooted in the best modern scholarship, his approach is both profoundly Catholic and thoroughly historical, revealing to students the connections between the biblical writings and the postbiblical Christian tradition to which they gave rise.  As an accessible and reliable text for undergraduates beginning their Scripture studies, the book stands apart from a crowded field.  Both students and teachers are indebted to Dr. Scholz for his clear and concise presentation of the scholarly debates and theological issues that make these writings especially important.  Highly recommended!”

Lance Richey
University of Saint Francis

About the Author

Daniel J. Scholz

Daniel J. Scholz holds a PhD from Marquette University in biblical theology and is associate professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cardinal Stritch University. He is the author of Jesus in the Gospels and Acts (Anselm Academic, 2009, 2013) and The Pauline Letters (Anselm Academic, 2013).

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: Studying the Later New Testament Writings

  1. James and Early Christian Wisdom Literature
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Letter of James
  • Part 2: The Didache
  1. First Peter and Early Christian Writings on Relations to Outsiders
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The First Letter of Peter
  • Part 2: The Seven Letters of Ignatius, the Martyrdom of Polycarp, the Apology of Quadratus, and the Epistle to Diognetus
  1. Second Peter, Jude, and 1, 2, and 3 John and Early Christian Letters
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Letter of Jude and the Second Letter of Peter
  • Part 2: The First, Second, and Third Letters of John
  • Part 3: First Clement and Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians
  1. Hebrews and Early Christian Exhortations
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Hebrews
  • Part 2: The Epistle of Barnabas and 2 Clement
  1. Revelation and Early Christian Apocalypses
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Revelation of John
  • Part 2: The Shepherd of Hermas and the Apocalypse of Peter

Index

Professional Reviews

The Bible Today, March, 2017, Donald Senior, CP

Daniel J. Scholz, The Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation. Introducing the New Testament. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic (anselmacademic.org), 2016. Pages, 236. Paper, $20.95.

The New Testament books covered in this helpful introductory study include the nine books beyond the gospels, Acts, and Paul’s letters. They are probably the least read or studied part of the New Testament. Scholz, associate professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, provides a thorough introduction to each in this rich array of texts. Along with an exposition of the canonical texts, he also includes brief surveys of other related extra-canonical texts dated to roughly the last quarter of the first century and into the middle of the second. This can serve as a very informative resource for college and graduate-level courses on the New Testament and early Christianity.

The Bible Today, by Donald Senior, CP
The Bible Today
March 2017

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