Forced Choices (NT Authors)

Our last two Forced Choices focused on church history: Your Favorite Church Father and Your Favorite Church Mother. Unlike the former where Augustine ran away with things, the latter vote was very close. But in the end, Macrina the Younger (26%) barely edged out Perpetua and Felicity (23%) and Thecla (21%). If you don’t know much about the stories surrounding women in the early church, any one of these would make an interesting starting point.

Now it’s time to go in a different direction. A few weeks back we did a Forced Choices on OT genres. But I never followed up with a similar vote for the NT. Rather than sticking strictly with genres, though, we’ll go with the standard sections of the NT. And this isn’t a post about how to categorize the NT books. So no comments about whether Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians or whether Hebrews should be in with the General Epistles.

Here’s how we’ll break things down:

  • Gospels (Matthew – John)
  • Acts (Acts – Acts)
  • Pauline Epistles (Romans – Philemon)
  • General Epistles (Hebrews – Jude)
  • Revelation (Revelation – Revelation)

As usual, vote however you want. There are no criteria.

So who is your favorite NT author?

(See the poll in the sidebar.)

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on December 17, 2011, in Misc. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The question of Matthew 27: 52-53, historical or in genre…Apocalyptic? Would be interesting! But here is guts and glory, I feel! 😉

    Btw, I voted for Paul’s Epistles! > ALL of them! 😉

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