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1 Beaverton Christianity- New Testament Commentary

Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology


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Introducing the New Testament is an outstanding new guide to the literature and theology of the New Testament.Wonderfully readable, eminently teachable, and well supplied with maps, sidebars, photographs, and bibliographies, Introducing the New Testament makes an ideal textbook for seminary and college courses, regardless of their theological orientation. Written by three leading New Testament specialists, the book focuses directly on the New Testament's literature, its message, and the issues raised by a careful reading of its pages.Unlike other New Testament introductions that are primarily concerned with historical-critical issues or with what other scholars have said, Introducing the New Testament gets directly to the business of clearly explaining the background and content of the New Testament books as well as inducting readers of the New Testament into sensitive appreciation and serious awareness of its major figures and concerns. No other text on the New Testament is so classroom friendly, authoritative, balanced, and enjoyable to use.

Book News Annotation:

The collection of 27 narratives and letters known as the Christian New Testament were produced in specific historical contexts and with specific religious, social, and political purposes in mind. Achtemeier (Union Theological Seminary), Joel B. Green (Asbury Theological Seminary) and Marianne Meye Thompson (Fuller Theological Seminary) discuss the literary and historical contexts of the New Testament and attempt to explain the spiritual and other intentions of the original authors. Beginning with a discussion of the environmental and institutional contexts of the world of the New Testament, the text looks at the gospel tradition and the purposes of epistles. Each of the Gospels is afforded a separate chapter, as are the Pauline letters and discussions of the Acts of the Apostles and the Book of Revelations, but the other epistles are grouped thematically. A final chapter examines the internal and external forces that led to these particular documents being formed as the official canon.
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Achtemeier, Paul J.
Green, Joel B.
Joel B., Green
Marianne Meye Thompson
Paul J. Achtemeier
Thompson, Marianne Meye
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bible - Study - New Testament
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament
Christianity-New Testament General
From the Library of Anne Rice-Christianity
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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9.46x7.60x1.81 in. 3.36 lbs.

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