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    Introducing Early Christianity

    A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs Practices

    by Laurie Guy

    Laurie Guy provides an illuminating, broad-brush survey of the early church in its first four centuries. Readers get to witness the emergence of Great Tradition Christianity as themes unfold over time regarding women, persecution and martyrdom, asceticism and monasticism, eucharist and baptism, doctrine and the ecumenical councils.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The Making of the New Testament

    Origin, Collection, Text & Canon

    by Arthur G. Patzia

    This revised and expanded edition of The Making of the New Testament is a fascinatingly detailed introduction to the origin, collection, copying and canonizing of the New Testament documents. Here Arthur Patzia explains how biblical scholars have studied the trail of clues and pieced together the story of these books.

    Introductory Introductory
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    The IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History

    by Paul Lawrence
    Edited by Richard Johnson

    Like its large-format predecessor, Paul Lawrence's IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History uses full-color maps, time charts, diagrams and photographs to expose readers to the ancient biblical world uncovered by modern historians, geographers and archaeologists.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Christianity and Western Thought

    From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment

    Christianity and Western Thought

    by Colin Brown

    Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this rich resource. The first in a three-volume work, Brown's easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down introduction to Christianity and Western thought focuses on developments from the ancient world to the Age of Enlightenment.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Early Christian Thinkers

    The Lives and Legacies of Twelve Key Figures

    Edited by Paul Foster

    An international team of top scholars introduces a pivotal, early moment in the history of orthodox doctrine through the lives and works of key second and third century Christians.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

    by Craig L. Blomberg

    For over twenty years, Craig Blomberg's The Historical Reliability of the Gospels has provided a useful antidote to many of the toxic effects of skeptical criticism of the Gospels. He offers an overview of the history of Gospel criticism. Thoroughly updated edition with added footnotes and two new appendixes.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity

    A History of New Testament Times

    by Paul Barnett

    Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Question of Canon

    Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

    by Michael J. Kruger

    Were the books of New Testament canon written as Scripture or did they become Scripture by a decision of the second-century church? Michael J. Kruger challenges the commonly held "extrinsic" view on the emergence of the New Testament canon in favor of a canon that arose naturally from within the early Christian faith.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Jesus and the Logic of History

    New Studies in Biblical Theology

    by Paul W. Barnett
    Series Editor D. A. Carson

    In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Historian Paul W. Barnett presents clear, careful and convincing evidence that the Christ of orthodox Christianity is the same as the Jesus of history.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Is the New Testament Reliable?

    by Paul Barnett

    If everyone writes from a point of view and with an agenda, can we reasonably expect any historical account to be objective—to tell us the truth? In this second edition, Paul Barnett defends the task of the historian and the concept of history, addressing questions about the New Testament that are of importance to people of faith and skeptics alike.

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