New Testament Introduction, By Donald Guthrie
New Testament Introduction
  • Length: 1161 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 × 9 in
  • Published: March 05, 2015
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 4086
  • ISBN: 9780830840861

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Donald Guthrie's New Testament Introduction has established itself as the benchmark evangelical introduction to the New Testament since its first publication in 1971 and its revised edition decades later. With the most updated version now available in paperback, this widely acclaimed reference work provides a fixed point for surveying the terrain of the New Testament and its interpreters.

A careful recasting of a benchmark evangelical work, New Testament Introduction provides a fixed point for surveying the books of the New Testament. Noting the issues raised by decades of biblical scholarship, Guthrie engages the issues of authorship and authenticity, purpose and structure, historical context and cultural setting. In these discussions, as well as in the notes and bibliographies, he draws on a wealth of recent scholarly research which gives added value to this classic resource.

"I would urge all ministers and teachers of the New Testament to secure (this volume). There is nothing quite like (it) in our language, abreast of the latest scholarship, frankly facing all major New Testament problems and written with the deep conviction that these are, indeed, inspired documents. (Endorsement for the original edition)."

Wilbur M. Smith

"The bedside companion (especially before examinations )of a generation of theological students. (Endorsement for the original edition)."

Michael Green, Church Times

"The author is to be congratulated--and thanked. This will be a standard work for a generation. (Endorsement for the original edition)."

Ronald A. Ward, Christianity Today


Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth edition
1. The Gospels
2. Matthew's Gospel
3. Mark's Gospel
4. Luke's Gospel
5. The Synoptic Problem
6. Form Criticism and Its Developments
7. John's Gospel
8. The Acts of the Apostles
9. The Epistle to the Romans
10. The Corinthian Epistles
11. The Epistle to the Galatians
12. The Captivity Epistles
13. The Epistle to the Ephesians
14. The Epistle to the Philippians
15. The Epistle to the Colossians
16. The Thessalonian Epistles
17. The Pastoral Epistles
18. The Epistle to Philemon
19. The Epistle to the Hebrews
20. The Epistle of James
21. The First Epistle of Peter
22. The Second Epistle of Peter
23. The Johannine Epistles
24. The Epistle of Jude
25. The Book of Revelation

Appendix A: The Collection of Paul's Letters
Appendix B: The Chronology of the Life of Paul
Appendix C: Epistolary Pseudepigraphy
Appendix D: Further Reflections on the Synoptic Problem

General Bibliography
Classified Bibliography of Commentaries
Index of Modern Authors
Subject Index


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Donald Guthrie (1915-1992) was a graduate of the University of London (B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.). From 1949 until his retirement in 1982 Guthrie was lecturer in New Testament studies at London Bible College, and from 1978 until 1982 he also served as vice principal of the college. His books include New Testament Introduction, New Testament Theology, and the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles and Hebrews.