The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews

The Letter to the Hebrews is of particular significance for the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ contained in the New Testament In this book, Barnabas Lindars explains the circumstances in which Hebrews was written, and expounds the writer s argument at length At each stage of the survey, the writer s ideas are related to the main topics of NThe Letter to the Hebrews is of particular significance for the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ contained in the New Testament In this book, Barnabas Lindars explains the circumstances in which Hebrews was written, and expounds the writer s argument at length At each stage of the survey, the writer s ideas are related to the main topics of New Testament theology Special attention is paid to the rhetorical style of Hebrews, which marks it out as having been written in response to an urgent practical situation The concluding chapters show the place of Hebrews in the context of the development of early Christianity, and indicate the lasting value of Hebrews for theology today.
The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews The Letter to the Hebrews is of particular significance for the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ contained in the New Testament In this book Barnabas Lindars explains the

  • Title: The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews
  • Author: Barnabas Lindars
  • ISBN: 9780521357487
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews”

    1. Without doubt, the book of Hebrews “tends to be neglected by those who read the New Testament for spiritual profit” (128).This contribution to the New Testament Theology series (edited by J. D. G. Dunn and published by Cambridge University Press) leaps forward toward a thorough understanding of the theological message of Hebrews. As such, it is an invaluable resource to the pastor and student alike. Its helpfulness in grasping the big picture of the book outweighs the brief criticisms one wi [...]

    2. Good introduction to the theology and textual content of Hebrews. I disagree with his insistence that Hebrews is an epistle and not a homily (it clearly is the later). However he argues his case well, and perhaps convincingly to one not versed in rhetorical criticism.

    3. Read several commentaries on Hebrews, however, this book gave the theology of the book in the most simplified and meaningful manner.

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