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Lecture 1: Historical Foundations for the Study of New Testament Theology

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Lesson

An overview of the history of New Testament Theology as a discipline, emphasizing the role of the Reformation.

Outline

Foundations for the Study of New Testament Theology

Part 1

I. The History of New Testament Theology as a Discipline: Biblical theology as a product of the Reformation

A. Luther

B. Melancthon

C. Protestant Scholasticism

D. Two developments, however, worked against this tendency:

1. German Pietism

2. English (and German) Rationalism

3. The first Biblical theologies and the first New Testament theologies.

a. Gotthilf Traugott Zachariä (1729—1777)

b. Georg Lorenz Bauer (1755—1806)