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New Testament A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings

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ISBN-10: 0195126394

ISBN-13: 9780195126396

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Bart D. Ehrman

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This new edition of Bart Ehrman's highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature, and how they came to be collected into a canon of Scripture. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

New Testament scholar Bart D. Ehrman grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Wheaton College in 1978. He earned his Masters of Divinity and PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and has taught at Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor. He has published more than 20 scholarly and popular books, including three New York Times bestsellers, plus numerous articles and book reviews.

Maps, Timelines, and Diagrams
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Notes on Suggestions for Further Reading
Time Line
What Is the New Testament? The Early Christians and Their Literature
The World of Early Christian Traditions
The Traditions of Jesus in Their Greco-Roman Context
The Christian Gospels: A Literary and Historical Introduction
Jesus, the Suffering Son of God: The Gospel according to Mark
The Synoptic Problem and Its Significance for Interpretation
Jesus, the Jewish Messiah: The Gospel according to Matthew
Jesus, the Savior of the World: The Gospel according to Luke
Luke's Second Volume: The Acts of the Apostles
Jesus, the Man Sent from Heaven: The Gospel according to John
From John's Jesus to the Gnostic Christ: The Johannine Epistles and Beyond
Jesus from Different Perspectives: Other Gospels in Early Christianity
The Historical Jesus: Sources, Problems, and Methods
Excursus: The Historian and the Problem of Miracle
Jesus in Context
Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet
From Jesus to the Gospels
Paul the Apostle: The Man and His Mission
Paul and His Apostolic Mission: 1 Thessalonians as a Test Case
Paul and the Crises of His Churches: 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, and Philemon
The Gospel according to Paul: The Letter to the Romans
Does the Tradition Miscarry? Paul in Relation to Jesus, James, Thecla, and Theudas
In the Wake of the Apostle: The Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles
From Paul's Female Colleagues to the Pastor's Intimidated Women: The Oppression of Women in Early Christianity
Christians and Jews: Hebrews, Barnabas, and Later Anti-Jewish Literature
Christians and Pagans: 1 Peter, the Letters of Ignatius, the Martyrdom of Polycarp, and Later Apologetic Literature
Christians and Christians: James, the Didache, Polycarp, 1 Clement, Jude, and 2 Peter
Christians and the Cosmos: The Revelation of John, the Shepherd of Hermas, and the Apocalypse of Peter
Epilogue: Do We Have the Original New Testament?
Glossary of Terms