New Testament Books - The Letters of Paul
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Part of New Testament Books:

1. The Synoptic Gospels

2. The Gospel of John

3. The Acts of the Apostles

4. The Letters of Paul

5. The Letter of James

6. The Letters of Peter

7. The Letters of John

8. The Letter of Jude

9. Revelation

The twenty-seven “books” of the NT include twenty-one letters. This feature is to be explained by the literary customs of antiquity, especially in the environment of the NT, where letters and collections of letters were often used to propagate philosophical, ethical, political and artistic views. Thus we have coll…

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Karl Hermann Schelkle, “New Testament Books - The Letters of Paul”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 17 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_002874>
First published online: 2016



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