From Jesus to the New Testament

From Jesus to the New Testament

Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon

By Jens Schroter; Jens Schreoter; Wayne Coppins (Translator)

Baylor University Press, Hardcover, 9781602588226, 431pp.

Publication Date: September 2013


As the inaugural volume in the Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity series, Jens Schroter's celebrated "From Jesus to the New Testament" is now available for the first time in English. Schroter provides a rich narrative to Christian history by looking back upon the theological forces that created the New Testament canon. Through his textual, historical, and hermeneutical examination of early Christianity, Schroter reveals how various writings that form the New Testament's building blocks are all held together. Jesus not only bound the New Testament, but launched a theological project that resulted in the canon. Schroter's study will undoubtedly spark new discussion about the formation of the canon.

About the Author
Jens Schroter is Professor for Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament and New Testament Apocrypha at the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt-University in Berlin.

Wayne Coppins is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Georgia.