Festschrift Günter Wagner

by Earl Martin (Volume editor)
©1994 Others 251 Pages


Günter Wagner, born 5 July 1928 in Jüterborg, Germany, studied theology in Hamburg and in Zurich, where he received a doctoral degree in 1960. From 1956 till 1958 he was employed as research assistant and representative of the German Free Churches at the Ecumenical Centre of the «Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen» in Frankfurt. In 1958 he was appointed as instructor for New Testament Studies at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Rüschlikon, continuing as associate professor (1961), and professor of New Testament Studies (1965) for 35 years until his retirement in 1993.
Günter Wagner is a member of numerous ecumenical committees and societies for biblical studies, and has taught as visiting professor and lecturer in Europe, America, and Africa. He is editor of «Exegetical Bibliographies» and co-editor of the book series «Die Kirchen der Welt» and the ecumenical journal Una Sancta; he served on the editorial board of the exegetical journal «New Testament Studies». His publications of articles in biblical and exegetical journals and particularly his book on «Pauline Baptism and Pagan Mysteries» have established his scholarly reputation worldwide.


ISBN (Softcover)
biblical studies Exegetical Bibliographies Pagan Mysteries New Testament Studies
Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, Wien, 1994. XVIII, 251 pp.

Biographical notes

Earl Martin (Volume editor)

Contributions: G.R. Beasley-Murray: The Problem of Infant Baptism: An Exercise in Possibilities; Pierre Duprey: La Bible, Lieu de Rencontre entre les Eglises et les Chrétiens; Günther Gassmann: The Unity We Seek: A Review at the End of an Ecumenical Century; Erich Geldbach: Taufe und Wiedertaufe. Einige historische Anmerkungen zu einem ökonomischen Problem; David Hellholm: «Rejoice and Be Glad for Your Reward is Great in Heaven»: An Attempt at Solving the Structural Problem of Matt. 5:11-12; Thorwald Lorenzen: Resurrection and Discipleship; John Mbiti: The Holy Spirit in African Independent Churches; Damaskinos Papandreou: Form und Norm: Geschichtlichkeit und Verbindlichkeit; Wiard Popkes: The Law of Liberty (James 1:25; 2:12); Jannes Reiling: The Magna Charta of Spiritual Gifts: A Re-reading of 1 Corinthians 12, 1-11; Eduard Schweizer: Where Are We Today in the Life-of-Jesus-Research?; Martin Scott: The Women of the Fourth Gospel: Paradigms of Discipleship or Paragons of Virtue?; Jean Marcel Vincent: Some Reflections on mmmmm (1 Cor 15:5) on the Background of Ezek 1; Lukas Vischer: The Holy Spirit - Source of Sanctification - Reflections on Basil the Great's Treatise on the Holy Spirit; Gerhard Voss: Das geistliche Leitungsamt in den Mönchsgemeinschaften Benedikts von Nursia; Günter Wagner: Warum ich trotzdem Ökumeniker bin - Statement von Günter Wagner (Baptist); Günter Wagner: Bibliography.


Title: Festschrift Günter Wagner