The form and function of hymns in the New Testament
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The form and function of hymns in the New Testament a study in cultic history. by Leonard L. Thompson

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Published .
Written in English

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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 20673
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 230 p.
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1249714M
LC Control Number94895262

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New Testament Christological Hymns reopens an important line of investigation that will serve a new generation of students of the New Testament. REVIEWS "Gordley provides scholars, students, and also those concerned with Christian worship today with a richly informed, balanced, and stimulating study of earliest Christian hymnic praise. Some Reflections on New Testament Hymns Ralph P. Martin [p] Introduction In what may be regarded as a notable section of his compendious New Testament Theology,1 Donald Guthrie bids us consider the place and significance of ‘the Christological “hymns”‘ which modern New Testament study has isolated, classified and studied, usually at some. New Testament Hymns The early church, even as its Scripture was being written, expaned the Hebrew Psalter to include their own faith-hymns. Some (like Luke’s Canticles) are squarely rooted in the Hebrew traditions though with a Christological application and others reflect the new situation of the people of God in the church as the story of. Christian hymns and spiritual songs with wonderful truths and music.} Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, First and .

A Symphony of New Testament Hymns opens a window of insight into familiar Scripture passages - poetic passages that were later often set to music. By showing that the composers of some of these traditional New Testament, pre C.E. hymns intentionally created passages that are lyrical or hymnic within the prose, this work presents the sometimes hidden depth behind their construction and meaning/5(2). The Form and Function of the Body of the Greek Letter: A Study of the Letter-Body in the Non-literary Papyri and in Paul the Apostle by John L. White, , SBLDS 2 Recommend This. It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support ibing to eliminate ads entirely and help support This book will give you a better appreciation for the snippets of liturgical verse found in the New Testament. Gordley provides an overview of the state of and controversy around finding "hymns" in the New Testament and he provides a sufficient definition for "hymnody" to be found and appreciated even if the reader or the research doesn't support "hymns" per se/5.

  While it is unlikely that early Chris­tians ever sang these particular New Testament hymns in their canonical form, Gordley’s thorough and creative analysis of the historical contexts and textual content of the hymns gives readers a window into their significance as culture-forming, empire-resisting praise songs. The suggestion that the New Testament contains citations of early Christological hymns has long been a controversial issue in New Testament scholarship. As a way of advancing this facet of New Testament research, Matthew E. Gordley examines the Colossian hymn (Col ) in light of its cultural and epistolary contexts. Literary Forms in the New Testament: A Handbook. Literary Forms in the New Testament.: James L. Bailey. Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, - Religion - pages. 0 Reviews. In this useful and accessible book, James Bailey and Lyle Vander Broek discuss the literary and rhetorical forms found in the New Testament.   The subject matter of a hymn is what distinguishes it from the “psalms” and “spiritual songs” mentioned in Ephesians (ESV); a psalm can be thought of as Scripture set to music—usually from the book of Psalms—and a spiritual song can be any song with a spiritual theme, including songs of testimony and admonition. A hymn addresses and celebrates God and has the purpose of praise and adoration.