Key Themes of the New Testament : A Survey of Major Theological Themes
Graves provides an informative and accessible read that explores the Bible, not as a survey of history, but by examining nine interconnecting themes. Topics covered include the kinds of biblical literature, birth and early years of Jesus, the ministry of Jesus, the death of Jesus, the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, and the founding, development, formation and future of the Church. He provides an overview of what the New Testament is all about and how it relates to the Old Testament. Learn what Jesus taught about his person and ministry. How did the church come about and grow throughout the world? Graves answers the kind of questions that the average reader of the Bible wants answering, and does not just simply give the answers that scholars think readers should hear. Numerous detailed maps, charts, tables, and photographs are included illustrating the New Testament context. Helpful breakout panes, dealing with "Quotes from Antiquity," "Moments in History," and "Facts from Archaeology," provide an interesting and informative understanding of the cultural and historical background of the Bible. A glossary defines technical terms, and extensive footnotes and the hundreds of books listed in the "For Further Study" breakout panes and bibliography provide an invaluable resource to readers for future study. An engaging resource intended for laypeople who want to know more about the New Testament, whether in seminary courses, college classrooms, church groups or personal study.
- Paperback | 442 pages
- 178 x 254 x 23mm | 762g
- 25 Nov 2013
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Dr David Elton Graves
DAVID E. GRAVES (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) has been involved in teaching the Bible and archaeology for more than thirty-five years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Liberty University Online, Rawlings School of Divinity. He is one of the worlds leading experts on Sodom. He has taught archaeology at Oxford University, England; provided tours of the Ashmolean and British Museums; traveled extensively in the Middle East; and been involved in Mount Ararat research. He is currently a supervisor at the Shiloh excavations, Israel and was part of the team who discovered and excavated the Dead Sea Scroll cave Q12 near Qumran, Israel (Jan 2017) and Tall el-Hammam (Sodom?), Jordan (2005-2015); and is a member of the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS). He is the author of The Seven Messages of Revelation and Vassal Treaties: Literary Genre, Structure, and Function; Key Themes of the Old Testament and the New Testament; The Location of Sodom; and has authored a number of articles on the Bible and archaeology.