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.
How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture remains an issue of debate. Adept in both Old and New Testament studies, F. F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in addressing the criteria of canonicity, the canon within the canon, and canonical criticism.
Approaching the Bible for the first time can be intimidating. Where should you begin? John Goldingay’s reliable and clear guide to exploring the Bible places the biblical books in their times and settings, and then lays out a memorable pattern for understanding the Bible as the story of God and his people, the word of God to his people, and the people’s response to God.
I. Howard Marshall presents this abridged version of his full-scale and award-winning New Testament Theology. This concise version distills the essence of the larger volume in a little more than a third of the length of the original.
Recently discovered in the Durham Cathedral Library, J. B. Lightfoot's commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is a landmark event of great significance to both church and academy. Carefully transcribed and edited, these texts give us a new appreciation for Lightfoot's contributions to biblical scholarship.
Is there a single message of the New Testament? Envisioning a conversation among nine different authors of twenty-seven different books, Derek Tidball reveals how much they have in common in their articulation of the good news. The result of eavesdropping on their imagined discussion is a fascinating introduction to the diversity and unity of the New Testament.
David A. deSilva sets a new standard for New Testament introductions, emphasizing the social and rhetorical contexts of the texts and their authors, highlighting a variety of interpretive approaches to the New Testament, and considering implications of the New Testament for ministry formation.
Donald Guthrie's New Testament Introduction has established itself as a benchmark evangelical work since its first publication in 1971 and its revised edition decades later. This widely acclaimed reference resource, now in paperback, offers background information for each book of the New Testament and addresses critical issues such as authorship, date of composition, literary structure and cultural setting.
At the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference, leading New Testament scholar N. T. Wright and nine other prominent biblical scholars and theologians gathered to consider Wright's prolific body of work. Compiled from their presentations, this volume includes Wright's two main addresses plus nine other essays of critical response.
Previously published as The Indelible Image, Volume 2, Ben Witherington III offers the second of a two-volume set on the theological and ethical thought world of the New Testament. While the first volume focuses on expositional samplings of New Testament writers in context, this volume offers a more synthetic approach to the New Testament as a whole.
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