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Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology
Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green and Marianne Meye Thompson

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Format: Hardcover , 624pp.
ISBN: 9780802837172
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pub. Date: August 2001

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Introducing the New Testament is an outstanding new guide to the literature and theology of the New Testament.

Wonderfully readable, eminently teachable, and well supplied with maps, sidebars, photographs, and bibliographies, Introducing the New Testament makes an ideal textbook for seminary and college courses, regardless of theological orientation. Written by three leading New Testament specialists, the book focuses directly on the New Testament's literature, its message, and the issues raised by a careful reading of its pages.

Unlike other New Testament introductions that are primarily concerned with historical-critical issues or with what other scholars have said about the New Testament, Introducing the New Testament gets directly to the business of clearly explaining the background and content of the New Testament books as well as of inducting readers of the New Testament into sensitive appreciation and serious awareness of its major figures and concerns. No other text on the New Testament is so classroom friendly, authoritative, balanced, and enjoyable to use.

 

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Paul J. Achtemeier is the Herbert Worth and Anne H. Jackson Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
Joel B. Green is professor of New Testament interpretation and dean of the School of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Marianne Meye Thompson is professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.


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Mapsxi
Abbreviationsxii
1.What Is the New Testament?1
2.The World of the New Testament15
3.The Nature of the Gospels53
4.The Gospel according to Matthew89
5.The Gospel according to Mark123
6.The Gospel according to Luke149
7.The Gospel according to John175
8.Jesus of Nazareth207
9.The Acts of the Apostles245
10.Letters in the New Testament271
11.Paul and His World283
12.Paul's Letter to the Christians in Rome299
13.Paul and the Christians in Corinth327
14.The Letter to the Galatians355
15.The Letter to the Ephesians377
16.Paul and the Christians in Philippi391
17.Paul and the Christians at Colossae: Colossians and Philemon407
18.Paul's Letters to the Thessalonian Christians427
19.1 and 2 Timothy and Titus447
20.Hebrews465
21.James491
22.1 and 2 Peter, Jude513
23.1, 2, and 3 John535
24.Revelation555
25.The Formation of the New Testament Canon589
Index of Names and Subjects609


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