Donald Guthrie (theologian)

Donald Guthrie (February 21, 1916 – September 8, 1992[1]) was a British New Testament scholar, best known for his New Testament Introduction (1962) and New Testament Theology (1981) which are recognized as significant books related to the New Testament.[2]

Donald Guthrie
Born(1916-02-21)21 February 1916
Ipswich, Suffolk
Died8 September 1992(1992-09-08) (aged 76)
Pinner, Middlesex
NationalityBritish
OccupationNew Testament scholar
TitleLecturer and Vice-Principal
Spouse(s)Mary (née Freeman)
Childrenfour sons, two daughters
Academic background
EducationLondon Bible College
Thesis (Ph.D. 1961)
Academic work
DisciplineBiblical studies
Sub-disciplineNT studies
Notable worksNew Testament Introduction (1962) &
New Testament Theology (1981)

LifeEdit

Guthrie studied on the Bachelor of Divinity programme at London Bible College (now London School of Theology), which was accredited by the University of London. Before completing his degree, Guthrie began lecturing at the college, at the invitation of the college's principal, Ernest Kevan. He continued lecturing at the college until his retirement in 1982, becoming Vice-Principal in 1978. He then served as President of the college from 1983 until his death.[3]

WorksEdit

BooksEdit

  • Guthrie, Donald (1956). The Pastoral Epistles and the Mind of Paul. Tyndale New Testament lecture. 1955. London: Tyndale Press. OCLC 5001538.
  • ——— (1957). The Pastoral Epistles. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids, MI & Leicester: Eerdmans & Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780802814135. OCLC 759495.
  • ——— (1964). Epistles from Prison: Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon. Bible Studies. 19. London & New York: Lutterworth Press & Abingdon Press. OCLC 642698.
  • ———; Motyer, J. A., eds. (1970). The New Bible Commentary (Revised ed.). Grand Rapids, MI & Leicester: Eerdmans & Inter-Varsity Press. OCLC 82785.
  • ——— (1970). A Shorter Life of Christ. Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310254416. OCLC 101237.
  • ——— (1972). Jesus the Messiah: an illustrated life of Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. OCLC 483425.
  • ——— (1975). The Apostles. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. OCLC 1543882.
  • ——— (1981). New Testament Theology. Master reference collection. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780877849650. OCLC 7434241.
  • ——— (1981). Galatians. New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802819062. OCLC 824657207.
  • ——— (1983). The Letter to the Hebrews. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids, MI & Leicester: Eerdmans & Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780802814272. OCLC 9350465.
  • ——— (1984). Bible guide to Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Grand Rapids, MI & Leicester: Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802800848. OCLC 11970117.
  • ——— (1986). A Guide to John's Gospel. Grand Rapids, MI & Leicester: Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802802569. OCLC 15252341.
  • ——— (1987). The Relevance of John's Apocalypse. Didsbury Lectures. Grand Rapids, MI & Exter, UK: Eerdmans & Paternoster Press. ISBN 9780802803290. OCLC 16227146.
  • ——— (1990). New Testament Introduction. Master reference collection. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780830814022. OCLC 20992943.

ArticlesEdit

  • ——— (1956). "Tertullian and Pseudonymity". Expository Times. 67: 341f.
  • ——— (Oct 1962). "Recent Literature on the Petrine Epistles". Themelios. 1 (1): 13–23.
  • ——— (1963). "Recent Literature on the Acts of the Apostles". Vox Evangelica. 2: 33–49.
  • ——— (Summer 1965). "Dilemma in New Testament Criticism". TSF Bulletin. 42: 4–9.
  • ——— (Summer 1965). "Christianity and the Computer". TSF Bulletin. 42: 9–11.
  • ——— (1965). "Some Recent Books on the Gospels". Vox Evangelica. 4: 43–54.
  • ——— (1966). "Oral Tradition in New Testament Times". Themelios. 3 (3): 24–30.
  • ——— (1968). "Form Criticism". Themelios. 5 (1): 8–14.

FestschriftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Motyer, Steve (1999). "Donald Guthrie". In Walter A. Elwell and J. D. Weaver (ed.). Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century. Grand Rapids: Baker. pp. 287–298.
  2. ^ Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Vol. 7, No. 20, 110 ff Archived 2013-02-01 at Archive.today
  3. ^ Cotterell, Peter (17 September 1992). "Obituary: Donald Guthrie". The Independent.

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