Helmut Koester

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Helmut Koester (born 18 December, 1926, Hamburg – 1 January 2016) is a German-born American scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity.


  • This book is dedicated to the memory of my teacher Rudolf Bultmann. He encouraged me more than thirty years ago to deal more intensively with the extra-canonical writings from the early Christian period. His unwavering insistence upon the consistent application of the historical-critical method and his emphasis upon the investigation of early Christian literature in the context of the history of religions must remain basic commitments of New Testament scholarship.
    • Introduction to the New Testament (1982), Preface

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