The New Testament: A Student's Introduction

The New Testament: A Student's Introduction

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The New Testament 8e is designed for undergraduates beginning their first systematic study of the Christian Greek Scriptures. This introductory text familiarizes readers with the contents and major themes of the New Testament and acquaints them with the goals and methods of important Biblical scholarship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 188 x 229 x 23mm | 778g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 23 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0078119138
  • 9780078119132
  • 1,463,114

Table of contents

Harris, The New Testament 8ePart I- AN INVITATION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT1: An Overview of the New Testament2. How the New Testament Was Formed and Handed Down to UsPart II- THE THREE WORLDS IN WHICH CHRISTIANITY ORIGINATED3: The Diverse World of First-Century Judaism4: The World of Greek Thought and Culture5: The World of Roman Political PowerPart III- DIVERSE PORTRAITS OF JESUS6: The Gospels7: Mark&#39s Portrait of Jesus8: Matthew&#39s Portrait of Jesus9: Luke&#39s Portrait of Jesus10: John&#39s Reinterpretation of Jesus11: The Continuing Quest for the Historical JesusPart IV- THE ACCOUNT OF THE EARLY CHURCH12: The Book of ActsPart V- PAUL AND THE PAULINE TRADITION13: Paul14: Unity, Freedom, and Christ&#39s Return15: Freedom from Law and Justification by Faith16: Letters from Prison17: Continuing the Pauline TraditionPart VI- GENERAL LETTERS AND SOME VISIONS OF END TIME18: General Letters on Faith and Behavior19: Continuing the Apocalyptic Hope20: Outside the Canon Other Early Christian Literature
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About Stephen L. Harris

Stephen L. Harris is Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento, where he served ten years as department chair. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature, his publications include Understanding the Bible (8th edition, 2011); The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (with Robert Platzner); Classical Mythology: Images and Insights (with Gloria Platzner); Exploring the Bible; and Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes, a survey of volcanic hazards on the U.S. Pacific Coast; and for National Geographic Books, Restless Earth, a study of global earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. He contributed the chapter on Archaeology and Volcanism to the Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (Academic Press, 2000).
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