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The Writings of the New Testament 3rd Edition
Luke T. Johnson
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Luke Timothy Johnson offers a compelling interpretation of the New Testament as a witness to the rise of early faith in Jesus. Critically judicious and theologically attuned to the role of the New Testament in the life of the church, Johnson deftly guides his reader through a wealth of historical and literary description and invites critical reflection on the meaning of these ancient writings for today. The third edition is carefully updated and includes new student-friendly format and features, including a new design and study and reflection questions. Other resources for teachers and students, including different suggestions for teaching from or alongside the textbook, are available on a companion website.
"Johnson is extraordinarily successful in leading the reader into the New Testament texts themselves. . . Imaginative in conception, clear in presentation, and lively in style, the book deserves the wide use it is sure to enjoy for some time to come."
Abraham J. Malherbe
"Nothing available so well combines knowledge of the history and literature with concern for the lived experience behind the New Testament texts."
John R. Donahue, S.J.
"By focusing upon the inner social and religious experiences of the primitive Christian communities in which the writings of the New Testament were produced, Johnson is able to stress literary qualities and social dynamics. . . It is a very attractive work. . . Johnson's hand is a guiding and a sure one, based upon thoroughly researched and contemporary information."
William G. Doty
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About the Author
Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta. His works include The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels, Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity: A Missing Dimension in New Testament Studies (Fortress, 1998), Faith's Freedom: A Classic Spirituality for Contemporary Christians (Fortress, 1990), and The Letter of James (in the Anchor Bible).
Table of Contents
Preface to Revised Edition
Preface to First Edition
Part One: The Symbolic World of the New Testament
1. The Greco-Roman World
2. Judaism in Palestine
3. Diaspora Judaism
Part Two: The Christian Experience
4. The Claims of the First Christians
5. The Resurrection Faith
6. Jesus in the Memory of the Church
Part Three: The Synoptic Tradition
7. The Gospel of Mark
8. The Gospel of Matthew
Part Four: Pauline Traditions
10. Paul's Ministry and Letters
11. 1 and 2 Thessalonians
12. The Corinthian Correspondence
13. The Letter to the Galations
14. The Letter to the Romans
15. The Letter to the Philippians
16. The Letter to Philemon
17. The Letter to the Colossians
18. The Letter to the Ephesians
19. Pastoral Letters: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus
Part Five: Other Canonical Witnesses
20. The Letter to the Hebrews
21. 1 Peter
22. 2 Peter and Jude
23. The Letter of James
Part Six: The Johannine Traditions
24. The Gospel of John
25. 1,2, and 3, John
26. The Book of Revelation
Epilogue: The New Testament as the Church's Book
Appendix 1: New Approaches to the New Testament
Appendix 2: The Historical Jesus
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