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ON BIBLICAL CRITICISM GENERALLY 

Gerhard Maier, The End of the Historical-Critical Method, St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1977
 
Gerhard Maier, Biblical Hermeneutics, Wheaton, Crossway Books, 1994
 
C. S. Lewis, Christian Reflections, Grand Rapids, Mich. W.B. Eerdmans, 1967
 
Eta Linnemann, Historical Criticism of the Bible: Methodology or Ideology, Grand Rapids, Baker, 1990
 
K. A. Kitchen, Ancient Orient and Old Testament, London, Inter-Varsity Press, 1966
 
James Orr, the Problem of the Old Testament: considered with Reference to Recent Criticism, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1921
 
James Orr, The Bible Under Trial: Apologetic Papers in view of Present-Day Assaults on Holy Scripture, London, Marshal Brothers, 1909

ON NEW TESTAMENT CRITICISM

New Testament courses often form the core of Religious Studies programs or are the only courses some students take. So here are some books on the topic:
 
F.F. Bruce, The New Testament Document: Are they Reliable? An examination of the evidence, London, Inter-Varsity Press, 1966
 
George Eldon Ladd, The New Testament and Criticism, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1967
 
N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God, Minniapelis, Fortress, 1989
 
N.T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God, Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 1996
 
Donald Guthrie Jesus the Messiah, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 1972
 
Donald Guthrie, New Testament Introduction, London, Inter-Varsity, 1968
 
Palmer, H., The Logic of Gospel Criticism, Macmillan, London, 1968.
 
This book presents the reader with a logicians examination of the arguments used by Biblical critics. The conclusions are devastating. No wonder this book is ignored by Biblical scholars.
 
Farmer, W.R., The Synoptic Problem, Collier-Macmillan, London, 1964.
 
Equally telling as Palmer's logical analysis is Farmer's introductory essay in this thought provoking book which deals with the social construction of the synoptic problem.  A must for all students of the New Testament and anyone interested in the sociology of knowledge.
 
Henning Graf Reventlow and William Farmer, eds., Biblical studies and the shifting of paradigms, 1850-1914, Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.
 
Richard A. Burridge, What are the Gospels?: a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography /
Burridge, Richard A., 1955-, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1992
 
Eleonore Stump and Thomas P. Flint, Hermes and Athena: Biblical Exegesis and Philosophical Theology, Nortre Dame, University of Nortre Dame Press, 1993
 
Rodney Stark, The rise of Christianity : a sociologist reconsiders history, Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1996
 
Eta Linnemann, Is there a Synoptic Problem? Rethinking the Literary Dependence of the First Three Gospels, Grand Rapids, Baker, 1992
 
John Wenham, Redating Matthew, Mark and Luke, Downers Green, Inter-Varsity, 1992
 
Peter Thiede, The Earliest Gospel Manuscript? The Qumran Papyrus 7Q5 and its Significance for New Testament Studies, Carlisle, Paternoster Press, 1992
 
Anthony Hanson, ed., Vindications: Essays on the historical Basis of Christianity, London, SCM, 1966
 
J. Gresham Machen, The Virgin Birth of Christ, London, Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1930
 
A superb work of scholarship that has lost none of its impact despite the passing of time.

 

 

 

 
 

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