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An Introduction to the New Testament

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An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels--topics the authors don't minimize, but instead think are better given extended treatment in exegesis courses. By refocusing on the essentials, An Introduction to the New Testament ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a substantial summary of that book's content, discuss the book's theological contribution to the overall canon, and give an account of current studies on that book, including recent literary and social-science approaches to interpretation. This second edition reflects significant revision and expansion from the original, making this highly acclaimed text even more valuable. - A new chapter provides a historical survey examining Bible study method through the ages. - The chapter on Paul has been expanded to include an analysis of debates on the "new perspective." - The discussion of New Testament epistles has been expanded to form a new chapter. This new edition will help a new generation of students better grasp the message of the New Testament.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 194 x 241 x 41mm | 1,497g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Second Edition
  • 0310238595
  • 9780310238591
  • 30,200

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An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on 'special introduction' that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels---topics the authors don't minimize, but instead think are better given extended treatment in exegesis courses. By refocusing on the essentials, An Introduction to the New Testament ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a substantial summary of that book's content, discuss the book's theological contribution to the overall canon, and give an account of current studies on that book, including recent literary and social-science approaches to interpretation. This second edition reflects significant revision and expansion from the original, making this highly acclaimed text even more valuable. * A new chapter provides a historical survey examining Bible study method through the ages. * The chapter on Paul has been expanded to include an analysis of debates on the 'new perspective.' * The discussion of New Testament epistles has been expanded to form a new chapter. This new edition will help a new generation of students better grasp the message of the New Testament.
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Table of contents

Contents
Preface...9
Abbreviations...13
1. Thinking about the Study of the New Testament...23
2. The Synoptic Gospels....77
3. Matthew....134
4. Mark....169
5. Luke...198
6. John...225
7. Acts...285
8. New Testament Letters...331
9. Paul: Apostle and Theologian...354
10. Romans...391
11. 1 and 2 Corinthians....415
12. Galatians...456
13. Ephesians....479
14. Philippians....498
15. Colossians...516
16. 1 and 2Thessalonians...532
17. The Pastoral Epistles...554
18. Philemon...588
19. Hebrews....596
20. James...619
21. 1 Peter...636
22. 2 Peter...654
23. 1, 2, 3 John...669
24. Jude....688
25. Revelation...697
26. The New Testament Canon...726
Scripture Index...744
Name Index...758
Subject Index...765
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'...highly recommended. With its very careful, keenly nuanced, and extensively researched discussions, it may well be considered special in a way not originally intended by its authors. It deserves to be read not just by students but by all scholars of the New Testament.'--Review of Biblical Literature
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