A revised and updated introduction to the New Testament and its study in its literary, historical and cultural context.
Trade Information: JPOD
Available as: Paperback, PDF
Specifications: 254x178mm (10x7in), 394pp
Published: August 2012
Published: December 2013
Studying the New Testament requires a willingness to engage the texts on their own terms, and this classic introduction provides invaluable guidance, offering a critical introduction to New Testament Studies along with a wealth of pertinent primary and secondary material. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies have been developed and brought to bear on the source material, and this revised edition fully reflects the advances in New Testament scholarship since the original publication.
Written from a nonsectarian perspective, An Introduction to the New Testament is ideal for midlevel college and seminary students and for anyone who wants to be better informed about the both the texts themselves and their scholarly study.
List of Figures, Charts, and Maps
List of Abbreviations
Preface to the Second Edition
Part 1: The World of the New Testament
1. The Greco-Roman Context of the New Testament
2. The Jewish World of the New Testament
3. The Language of the New Testament
4. The Text of the New Testament
Part 2: Interpreting the New Testament
5. The Historical Methods of Criticism
6. The Genres of the Gospels and Acts
7. The Ancient Letter Genre
8. The Genres of the Apocalypse (Revelation) of John
Part 3: Jesus and Early Christianity
9. Reconstructing a