Reading the New Testament An Introduction; Third Edition, Revised and Updated

ISBN-10: 0809147866

ISBN-13: 9780809147861

Edition: 3rd 2012

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Description: Reading the New Testament is an excellent introduction to the New Testament by a prominent scholar who is able to communicate its main the structure of the book, has been rewritten extensively, updating the information and incorporating the results of new biblical approaches and research.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Pheme Perkins is Professor of New Testament at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and the author of several books.

Introduction
Why Study the Bible?
What Is the New Testament?
Dating Books in the New Testament
The Contents of the New Testament
The Bible as Classic and as Canon
The Qur�an
Language, Text, and Translation
Entering the New Testament World: Archaeology and History
The New Testament and Christian Life
Summary
The World of Jesus
Galilee, Samaria, and Judea
The Political and Social World
Religious Parties and Sects
Religious Customs and Beliefs
The Religious Life of the People
Summary
The Messiah, Jesus
The Life of Jesus
Seeking Jesus of Nazareth
How the Stories Are Preserved
Jesus as Teacher and Miracle-Worker
Jesus and His Followers
The Trial and Death of Jesus
Summary
The Preaching of Jesus
Proclaiming the Kingdom of God
Parables as a Language of Faith
Wisdom in the Sayings of Jesus
Summons to Discipleship
Summary
The Resurrection of Jesus
Images of Death and Life in Judaism
Martyrs and Suffering Righteous Ones
Resurrection, Vindication, and Judgment
The Resurrection of Jesus
Summary
The Beginnings of Christology
Asking "Who Is This Jesus?"
Resurrection, Jesus, and God
Jesus as Messiah, Son of God, Son of Man, Lord
Jesus in Worship: Acclamation and Hymn
Stories and the Identity of Jesus
Summary
Paul, Missionary Tothe Gentiles
The World of Paul
Christianity in an Urban Environment
Competing Religions and Philosophies
Social Status of Pauline Christians
The Church and the Forms of Association
The Workshop and Paul�s Missionary Practice
Summary
The Life of Paul
Sources for Paul's Life
Reading a Pauline Letter
Writing the Letter
Philemon: Letters and Apostolic Authority
Missionary to the Gentiles: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Paul�s Missionary Associates: Philippians
Summary
Christians: Jew and Gentile
Jewish/Gentile Christianity: Its Variations
Righteousness, Faith, and the Law
Freedom for the Gentiles: Galatians
Righteousness and Salvation History: Romans
Summary
Divisions in Corinth
The Urban Environment of Corinth
Paul and the Corinthian Community
Church as Body of Christ: 1 Corinthians
Division and Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians
Summary
Universalizing Paul's Message
Pauline Christianity in Colossians and Ephesians
Christ as Lord of the Cosmos: Colossians
All United in Christ: Ephesians
Summary
The Gospels: Four Portraits of Jesus
Mark: Jesus, Suffering Messiah
The Composition of Mark
Jesus as Powerful Savior
Jesus, Suffering Son of Man
Discipleship in Mark
Summary
Matthew: Jesus, Teacher of Israel
The Composition of Matthew
The Sermons: Jesus Instructs the Community
Jesus as Fulfillment of the Law
Discipleship in Matthew
Summary
Luke: Jesus, the Lord
The Composition of Luke
The Time of Salvation
Jesus as Universal Savior
Discipleship in Luke
Summary
John: Jesus, the Divine Son
The Composition of John
Jesus, the Jews, and the World
Jesus, Revelation of the Father
Discipleship in John
Summary
Continuing the Christian Story
Acts: The Gospel to the Nations
The Composition of Acts
The Church in Salvation History
The Apostle Heroes: Peter and Paul
Discipleship in Acts
Summary
Hebrews: The Heavenly High Priest
The Thought World of Hebrews
Christ as Heavenly High Priest
Discipleship in Hebrews
Summary
The Pastoral Epistles: A Pauline Tradition
The Image of Paul in the Pastorals
True Doctrine in the Pastorals
Church Organization in the Pastorals
Christian Women in the Pastorals
Summary
The Catholic Epistles: An Apostolic Heritage
1 Peter, the "Holy People of God"
James and Jude, the Legacy of Jewish Christianity
2 Peter, Christian Eschatology
Summary
The Johannine Epistles: A Church Divided
The Story of Johannine Christianity
1 and 2 John, Christian Fellowship, and the Crisis of Division
3 John, Broken Hospitality
Summary
Revelation: Christianity and the Empire
The Composition of Revelation
The Apocalyptic Imagination
The Political Message of Revelation
Discipleship in Revelation
Worship with Angels-Revelation as Liturgy
Summary
Bibliography for Further Study
Index of Maps, Charts, Illustrations, and Supplemental Texts
Scripture and Ancient Texts Index
Subject Index
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