PART I THE TEACHING OF JESUS; PART II THE TEACHING OF THE APOSTLES
Peter C. Hodsgon is Emeritus Professor of Theology, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. With Professor Brown, he co-edited and translated Ferdinand Christian Baur's History of Christian Dogma (OUP, 2014) and Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, Volume I: Manuscripts of the Introduction and the Lectures of 1822-1823 (OUP, 2011). Robert F. Brown is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Religion and History of Philosophy, University of Delaware. His publications include Hegel: Lectures on the History of Philosophy 1825-6: Volume 1 (OUP, 2006) and Volume 2 (OUP, 2009).
Few nineteenth-century books on the Bible remain as rewarding as Baur's last lectures. They offer an accessible update of the pioneering historical research of his Paul, The Canonical Gospels, and Church History, which shaped New Testament studies for over a century. Combining historical exegesis and reconstruction with theological interpretations indebted to Kant's ethical idealism they offer a model for understanding the texts in new cultural contexts. Excellently translated by Robert Brown and introduced by Peter Hodgson, this great synthesis should correct some stale stereotypes and give due recognition to a genius unjustly neglected outside Germany. It could also contribute to the revival of critical New Testament theology. * Robert Morgan, University of Oxford *