Das Neue als Problem und Prinzip neutestamentlicher Theologie

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Abstract

This contribution considers novelty and the New Testament, identifying it as a principle
and problem for both the canonical texts and their interpreters. It is argued that novelty is
a key element of what the New Testament texts seek to communicate, yet also needs to be
negotiated, in light of the ancient preference for the old. In addition, it is observed that New
Testament scholarship is focused on uncovering the ancient meaning of texts, yet does so in
ever new ways, which can be seen as a function of the New Testament’s role as a canonical
text that is required to occassion new interpretations for new contexts if it is to continue its
role as a canonical text.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)375-384
Number of pages10
JournalEvangelische Theologie
Volume78
Issue number5
Early online date4 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Das Neue als Problem und Prinzip neutestamentlicher Theologie. / Smit, P.B.A.

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