Top Ten Books for NT Grad Students

Following the CSCO listing of top ten books for NT grad students to read, here’s my own:

1. Textual Criticism: David Parker, An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and Their Texts.

2. NT Greek: Stanley E. Porter, Idioms of the Greek New Testament.

3. Christian Origins: Christopher Rowland, Christian Origins.

4. Historical Jesus: Gerd Theissen and Annette Merz, The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide

5. Gospels: Martin Hengel, The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ.

6. Paul: F.C. Baur, Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ.

7. Paul: James Dunn, Theology of Paul the Apostle.

8. Catholic Letters: Robert Wall and Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, The Catholic Epistles and Apostolic Tradition.

9. Revelation: Richard Bauckham, The Theology of the Book of Revelation

10. NT Theology:  James Dunn, Unity and Diversity in the New Testament

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  • David

    i was hoping that i would have read at least one of the books on your list, but alas, ’twas not to be.

  • Justin D.

    I have to say I’m a tad disappointed that there are no proper ancient history books on this list.

  • http://RichGriese.NET/ RichGriese.NET

    I would immediately add the life or jesus critically examined, and the quest of the historical jesus;


  • Doug Chaplin

    Surely Theissen and Merz is an undergraduate book?

  • Michael

    Dunn twice, and F. C. Baur? Interesting.

  • Kevin

    I’m glad to see that NT Greek was a category of yours. I hope that the study of Greek doesn’t become a mere presupposition of NT studies.