New Testament A Student's Introduction

ISBN-10: 0073535826
ISBN-13: 9780073535821
Edition: 7th 2012
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Book details

List price: $133.67
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 6/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Designed for students beginning their first systematic study of the Christian Scriptures, The New Testament: A Student's Introductionis reader-friendly and effectively organized to facilitate student learning. The text surveys the historical and cultural background of the early Christian era and offers cogent discussions of each of the New Testament's twenty-seven books, from the Gospel biographies of Jesus to the mystic symbols of Revelation. In addition to presenting the Jewish and Greco-Roman context in which the canonical authors wrote, the text incorporates important scholarship that helps illuminate each document's principal themes and religious significance. This well-balanced introduction, featuring numerous maps, charts and essays, enhances students' understanding of the first-century Christian experience and distinctive worldview.

Preface
An Invitation to the New Testament
An Overview of the New Testament
How the New Testament Was Formed and Handed Down to Us
The Three Worlds in Which Christianity Originated
The Diverse World of First-Century Judaism
The World of Greek Thought and Culture
The World of Roman Political Power
Diverse Portraits of Jesus
The Gospels: Form and Purpose
Mark's Portrait of Jesus: The Hidden Messiah and Eschatological Judge
Matthew's Portrait of Jesus: a Teacher Greater than Moses
Luke's Portrait of Jesus: a Savior for "All Nations"
Luke's Portrait of the Early Church: Jesus' Followers Continue His Work
John's Portrait of Jesus: Divine Wisdom Made Flesh
The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus
Paul and the Pauline Tradition
Paul: Apostle to the Nations
Unity, Freedom, and Christ's Return: Paul's Letters to Thessalonica and Corinth
Freedom from Law and Justification by Faith: Galatians and Romans
Letters from Prison: Philippians and Philemon
Continuing the Pauline Tradition: 2 Thessalonians, Colossians, Ephesians, the Pastoral Epistles, and Other Early Christian Writings Influenced by Pauline Thought
General Letters and Some Visions of End Time
General Letters on Faith and Behavior: Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and the Noncanonical Teachings (Didache) of the Twelve Apostles
Continuing the Apocalyptic Hope: The Book of Revelation and Other Jewish/Christian Apocalyptic Works
The Judeo-Christian Bible and Subsequent History
Appendix: The Other Gospels: Additional Portraits of Jesus
Glossary of New Testament Terms and Concepts
Credits
Index

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