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Augsburg Publishing House
Although the conflict stories occupy a large portion of the synoptic
Gospels, they have received surprisingly little attention.
This book is the first in English devoted entirely to these stories.
Dr. Hultgren has shown that the conflict stories were formulated
at various stages in the history of the synoptic tradition.
The process of formation had its beginning in the Palestinian church
which used them for apologetic purposes. The conflict stories
in the Hellenistic church have a different setting. They are
catechetical, serving the needs of teaching converts and regulating
the life of the community.
What is distinctive about all the conflict stories, however, is
their constant reference to Jesus - his words, attitude, and conduct
- by whom it was claimed God's gracious call to the kingdom was
realized among his children.
This work will be welcomed by the scholarly community and by all
who are interested in the study of the Gospels, in Christian
origins, in the quest for the historical Jesus, and in the history
of early Christian thought.
Reginald H. Fuller
From the Forward