An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson

An Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : D. A. Carson
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310539551
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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.

An Introduction to the New Testament by M. Eugene Boring

An Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : M. Eugene Boring
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780664255923
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A user-friendly introduction to the New Testament for beginning students

History and Literature of Early Christianity by Helmut Koester

History And Literature Of Early Christianity
  • Author : Helmut Koester
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2000-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 3110149702
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This work has established itself as a classical text in the field of New Testament studies. Written in a readable, non-technical style, it has become an indispensable textbook and reference for teachers, students, clergy, and the educated layperson interested in a scholarly treatment of the New Testament and its background in the Judaic and Greco-Roman world.

An Introduction to the New Testament by Raymond E. Brown

An Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : Raymond E. Brown
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780300173123
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Since its publication in 1997, Raymond Brown's Introduction to the New Testament has been widely embraced by modern readers seeking to understand the Christian Bible. Acknowledged as a paragon of New Testament studies in his lifetime, Brown was a gifted communicator who wrote with ease and clarity. Abridged by Marion Soards, who worked with Brown on the original text, this new, concise version maintains the essence and centrist interpretation of the original without tampering with Brown's perspective, insights, or conclusions. The biblical writings themselves remain the focus, but there are also chapters dealing with the nature, origin, and interpretation of the New Testament texts, as well as chapters concerning the political, social, religious, and philosophical world of antiquity. Furthermore, augmenting Brown's commentary on the New Testament itself are topics such as the Gospels' relationship to one another; the form and function of ancient letters; Paul's thought and life, along with his motivation, legacy, and theology; a reflection on the historical Jesus; and a survey of relevant Jewish and Christian writings. This comprehensive, reliable, and authoritative guidebook is now more accessible for novices, general readers, Bible study groups, ministers, scholars, and students alike.

An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics by Joseph F. Kelly

An Introduction To The New Testament For Catholics
  • Author : Joseph F. Kelly
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0814652166
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The title of this book may be a bit puzzling 'a Catholic introduction to the New Testament? The New Testament belongs to all Christians, and the modern study of the New Testament has benefited from the contributions by scholars of all Christian denominations. But there are questions and issues in the New Testament that are specific to Catholics, such as the portrayal of Jesus' mother Mary, the commissioning of Peter, and the Trinity. In this volume, Joseph Kelly provides an introduction to the New Testament for students and deals with the concerns of modern Catholics reading the Bible. It's a book that Catholic teachers can use rather than a book that presents them with problems they have to explain. Kelly helps readers to understand what modern scholars, especially Catholic biblical exegetes, say about the individual books because we cannot understand what role Jesus can play in modern life if we don 't understand what he meant to the earliest Christians. The New Testament tells the story of Jesus, the most remarkable person who ever lived, and of his disciples. It includes some of the most famous narratives in the world and the most memorable words ever spoken. It introduces us to great people who moved history and of those who took the difficult step of leaving the religions of their ancestors and families to become Christians. Kelly shows that in looking at the New Testament we see real people communicating with us 'sharing their beliefs, their fears, and their hopes. Distant yet familiar, challenging yet comprehensible, the New Testament is a precious heritage, and one that Kelly recommends we must make our own. Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of The World of the Early Christians, The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition, Responding to Evil, The Origins of Christmas and The Collegeville Church History Time-Line published

An Introduction to the New Testament by David A. deSilva

An Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : David A. deSilva
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830874002
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This comprehensive New Testament introduction not only outlines historical, social, cultural, and rhetorical contexts, but it also points students preparing for ministry to relevant facets of biblical interpretation. Brimming with maps, photos, points of interest, and aids to learning, this beautiful, full-color second edition of an established textbook is the first choice for those who want to integrate scholarship and ministry.

An Introduction to New Testament Christology by Raymond Edward Brown

An Introduction To New Testament Christology
  • Author : Raymond Edward Brown
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0809135167
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Examines "christology's"--or evaluations of Jesus' identity and divinity--based upon his words, his public ministry, and the Resurrection.

An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity by Delbert Burkett

An Introduction To The New Testament And The Origins Of Christianity
  • Author : Delbert Burkett
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-10
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0521007208
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An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson

An Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : D. A. Carson
  • Publisher : Zondervan Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1992-01
  • Categories : Bible
  • ISBN : 0310519403
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An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on what used to be called "special introduction" -- historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth -- in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels. The authors do not minimize these other topics; rather, they insist those subjects are better given extended treatment in courses on exegesis. By refocusing on the essentials, An Introduction to the New Testament ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood from their historical settings; and it allows other concerns to be introduced when appropriate. The authors also include a brief outline of each New Testament document, providing a rationale when necessary for the choices they have made. They provide a brief account of current studies on each book, and indicate something of the theological contribution each document makes to the canon of Scripture. Drawing on the core knowledge contained in An Introduction to the New Testament, a new generation of scholars will gain a better grasp of the Word of God.

An Introduction to the New Testament by D. Edmond Hiebert

An Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : D. Edmond Hiebert
  • Publisher : Gabriel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-12-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 188454374X
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This book guides the reader through the Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, and the Non-Pauline epistles. His readable style makes the collection an excellent companion for both the scholar and the layman.

Reading the New Testament by Pheme Perkins

Reading The New Testament
  • Author : Pheme Perkins
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0809129396
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Discusses the history and nature of the New Testament, provides outlines of each book and information on archaeological discoveries, and shares an interpretation of the Scriptures.

A Brief Introduction to the New Testament by Bart D. Ehrman

A Brief Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : Bart D. Ehrman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105132195541
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The concise and more pedagogical version of The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Fourth Edition, Bart D. Ehrman's A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition, is the intriguing story of the early Christian writings - their authors, theirsubject, and their influence. How were they formed? Why were they written? What do they mean? How do they differ? And how did they come to be collected into a canon of Scripture as the New Testament? Presenting challenging material in a way that is both accessible and understandable, Ehrman takes ahistorical approach to these questions and builds his discussion based on context; he situates the writings of the New Testament in the social, cultural, and literary world of the early Roman Empire. His approach is also comparative, emphasizing similarities and differences between the texts.Bringing forth a multitude of perspectives, including those of various scholars in the field, he raises critical issues while also exemplifying the richness and diversity to be found in the study of early Christian literature. Further enhancing the text, Ehrman incorporates time lines, maps, anextensive box program, a comprehensive glossary of over 200 hundred key terms that are also boldfaced at their first appearance in each chapter and conveniently collected at the end of that chapter, and over seventy photos - now in full color throughout.

The New Testament by Arthur J. Bellinzoni

The New Testament
  • Author : Arthur J. Bellinzoni
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-02-10
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781498235112
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This is not your typical introduction to the New Testament. Rather, Bellinzoni invites the reader to understand how biblical scholars employ the historical method to understand better who Jesus of Nazareth really was and how and why oral and then written tradition about Jesus developed into the New Testament. Instead of simply summarizing the results of biblical scholarship, Bellinzoni discusses the rules of evidence and the tools of the historical method that scholars use. He then approaches the text of the New Testament by leading the reader step by step through relevant biblical texts in order to illustrate some of the tools of New Testament study and how these tools work: textual criticism, literary criticism and philology, source criticism, form criticism, redaction criticism, etc. This volume doesn't just describe the conclusions of biblical scholarship; it invites the reader to actually do biblical scholarship and thereby draw the best possible conclusions about what happened, when, and why. This volume is not limited to the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but discusses relevant extra-canonical early Christian literature, which is critical to an understanding of the history of the early church and the development of the New Testament canon.

An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism by Léon Vaganay

An Introduction To New Testament Textual Criticism
  • Author : Léon Vaganay
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1991-11-14
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0521424933
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This book presents a general survey of the study of New Testament manuscripts, in a non-technical fashion.

The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright

The New Testament In Its World
  • Author : N. T. Wright
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310499329
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Finally: an introduction that captures the excitement of the early Christians, helping today's readers to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today. The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright. An ideal guide for students, The New Testament in Its World addresses the many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity. Both large and small, these questions include: What is the purpose of the New Testament? What was the first-century understanding of the kingdom? What is the real meaning of the resurrection in its original context? What really were the Gospels? Who was Paul and why are his letters so controversial? As twenty-first-century people, how do we recover the excitement of what it was like to live as Christians in the first or second centuries? In short, The New Testament in Its World brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume that will open readers' eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity. ' Written for both classroom and personal use, the benefits of The New Testament in Its World include: A distillation of the life work of N. T. Wright on the New Testament with input from Michael Bird Historical context that situates Jesus and the early church within the history, culture, and religion of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman world Major sections on the historical Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus, and Paul's chronology

An Introduction to the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann

An Introduction To The Old Testament
  • Author : Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0664224121
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This work introduces the reader to the broad theological and chronological sweep of the Old Testament. It covers every book of the Old Testament in the order in which it appears in the Hebrew Bible and treats the issues and methods in contemporary interpretations without jargon.

New Testament Theology by James D. G. Dunn

New Testament Theology
  • Author : James D. G. Dunn
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781426719882
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In this volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, James D.G. Dunn ranges widely across the literature of the New Testament to describe the essential elements of the early church’s belief and practice. Eschatology, grace, law and gospel, discipleship, Israel and the church, faith and works, and most especially incarnation, atonement, and resurrection; Dunn places these and other themes in conversation with the contemporary church’s work of understanding its faith and life in relation to God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ.

New Testament Commentary Survey by D. A. Carson

New Testament Commentary Survey
  • Author : D. A. Carson
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2013-11-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441241412
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Highly respected New Testament scholar D. A. Carson provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the New Testament. The seventh edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries. Carson examines sets, one-volume commentaries, and New Testament introductions and theologies, offering evaluative comments on the available offerings for each New Testament book. This is an essential guide to building a reference library.

Understanding the New Testament and Its Message by Vincent P. Branick

Understanding The New Testament And Its Message
  • Author : Vincent P. Branick
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0809137801
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A solid, well-done introduction to the New Testament for undergraduates that explores teaching on faith issues, as well as the theology and spirituality of the New Testament. Reflections, study questions, charts, and indexes are included.

Introduction to the New Testament by Werner Georg Kümmel

Introduction To The New Testament
  • Author : Werner Georg Kümmel
  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0334007054
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Since it first appeared in English in 1966, Kiimmel's Introduction to the New Testament has become established as the standard larger introduction, and a must for the professional student. From the start, however, there were justifiable criticisms of the American-made translation which unnecessarily complicated Dr Kummel's style. This revised edition, first published in 1975, is based on the revised and restructured German edition of 1973. It has been completely retranslated and reset, and incorporates in the text a survey of all the important literature to have appeared between 1963 and 1971, with new conclusions. The format has been improved by removing most of the references from the text to footnotes, and rearranging the bibliographies.The material remains full and compact calling for application in small doses, but the rearrangements do much to assist the reader. Yet nothing has happened to diminish the value or modify the essential purpose of the original ... which has become virtually a necessary tool for any serious student of the New Testament' (The Heythrop Journal).