Bernard C Lategan


The present reflection on the state of New Testament scholarship takes place against
the background of a strong resurgence of religion on a global scale. This does not
imply that New Testament studies can continue as usual. A critical re-examination is
needed to ensure that the discipline continues to play a meaningful role in the
future. Rather than undertaking a comprehensive review, certain distinctive topics
are highlighted: the importance of the original languages, the alternative as point of
departure, a historical consciousness, an inclusive approach and an ethics of the
deed. The article is concluded with some suggestions for restructuring the
curriculum of theological training and for deepening the concept of human dignity.


New Testament studies, Biblical Languages, Theological Curriculum, Human Dignity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/100-0-650


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