Books and Articles


F. F. Bruce, The New Testament documents: are they reliable? 5th ed. (Leicester: Intervarsity Press, 1960). – Reproduced at Classic apologetic book by one of the leading conservative scholars in the U.K. in the twentieth century. This book went through several editions, of which this is the fifth.

Mario F. Collu, Il logos della croce centro e fonte del vangelo.. (San Gabriele: Stauros, 2004).

Richard Heard, An Introduction to the New Testament. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950). – Complete reproduction on Religion-Online; features introductions to critical study of the New Testament, the canon and the text; and the whole of Part Two is a study of the Gospels and Jesus, with chapters on sources, oral tradition, and each of the Gospels. Part Three is devoted to the Acts of the Apostles.


George Aichele, “The Fantastic in the Discourse of Jesus”, Semeia 60 (1992), pp. 53-66.

Joanna Dewey, “Response: Fantasy and the New Testament”, Semeia 60 (1992), pp. 83-90

P.-Y. Brandt and A. Lukinovich, “L’adresse à Jésus dans les évangiles synoptiques”, Biblica 82 (2001), pp. 17-50.

Robert M. Fowler, “Using Literary Criticism on the Gospels”, reproduced from Christian Century May 26 1982, at Religion-online

Roland Mushat Frye, “Literary Criticism and Gospel Criticism”, Theology Today 36 (1979), pp. 207-19.

Simon Gathercole, “The Justification of Wisdom (Mt. 11.19b/Lk 7.35)”, New Testament Studies 49 (2003): 476-488.

Roger W. Gehring, “Introduction.” In: House church and mission: the importance of household structures in early Christianity. (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004), pp. 1-27.

Roger W. Gehring, “The use of houses before Easter.” In: House church and mission: the importance of household structures in early Christianity. (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004), pp. 28-61.

David B. Gowler, “Parables and their Social Contexts”, Chapter 6 in What Are They Saying About the Parables? (New York: Paulist, 2000), reproduced on Gowler’s Homepage

Seyoon Kim, “Salvation and suffering according to Jesus.” Evangelical Quarterly 68.3 (1996) 195-207.

Vernon K. Robbins, “The woman who touched Jesus’ garment: socio-rhetorical analysis of the synoptic accounts.” New Testament Studies 33.4 (1987) 502-515.

U. Victor, “Was ein Texthistoriker zur Entstehung der Evangelien sagen kann”, Biblica 79 (1998), pp. 499-514.

Older Works

C. H. Dodd, The apostolic preaching and its developments. (New York: Harper & Row, 1964). – Reproduced at Religion-Online, this is a classic work. Based on lectures delivered at Kings College, London, in 1935.

Otto Perels, Die Wunderüberlieferung der Synoptiker in ihrem Verhältnis zur Wortüberlieferung. (Beiträge zur Wissenschaft vom Alten und Neuen Testament 64.) (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1934).

Alfred Resch, Der Paulinismus und die Logia Jesu in ihrem gegenseitigen Verhältnis. (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, Neue Folge Band 12 (Band 27).) (Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1904).

Ernst von Dobschütz, The eschatology of the gospels. (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910).

Julius Wellhausen, Einleitung in die drei ersten Evangelien. (Berlin: G. Reimer, 1905). – Better known for his classic work on the Pentateuch and ancient Israel, Wellhausen also wrote on the NT. This is his introduction to the synoptic gospels.