This lively, engaging introduction to the New Testament is critical yet faith-friendly, lavishly illustrated, and accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids, including sidebars, maps, tables, charts, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. The full-color interior features art from around the world that illustrates the New Testament's impact on history and culture. The first edition has been well received (over 60,000 copies sold). This new edition has been thoroughly revised in response to professor feedback and features an updated interior design. It offers expanded coverage of the New Testament world in a new chapter on Jewish backgrounds, features dozens of new works of fine art from around the world, and provides extensive new online material for students and professors available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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Explores the literature of the New Testament of the Bible, highlighting the many messages contained within the text and outlining issues that can be discussed by heralding these messages. Also provides background of the time period and locations in which the New Testament was written.
Continuously in print for over 30 years, and available in many different languages, John Drane's Introducing the New Testament has long been recognized as an authoritative and accessible survey of the subject. This new edition has been fully revised and updated with fresh material on the many political contexts in which the early church flourished, along with new insights into the writing and reception of written texts in what was essentially an oral culture. Specific issues that will be of particular interest to students are highlighted in special boxed feature sections, along with an extensive glossary of technical terms and key maps and diagrams. This book is the ideal starting point for readers who wish to explore the New Testament and its world in the light of recent scholarship, and its relevance to life in the twenty-first century.
Introducing the New Testament presents the complex and often challenging texts and history of the New Testament in a clear and informative manner. The book begins with a section that gives readers a clear idea of how to use it most effectively for study and personal research, followed by a chapter which outlines the various manuscript traditions and processes of transmission that resulted in the biblical texts we have before us today. With this groundwork complete, readers are then introduced to all the texts of the New Testament, and to major issues and debates such as the 'Historical Jesus' the 'Synoptic Problem' and current debates surrounding inspiration - how these texts can be seen in both a historical context and in the context of religious faith. The book features maps, chapter summaries, sample essay questions, chapter bibliographies and reading lists, and an annotated glossary of key terms.
Combining John Drane's major guides to the life and thought of Jesus, Paul, and the early Christians into one text, this volume brings insight to the understanding of the details, themes, and scope of the New Testament. This revised edition also adds a full account of recent scholarly developments in areas such as the historical Jesus, the theologies of the four Gospels, and the role of Paul in the transformation of the church into a separate movement from Judaism. It also includes a new chapter on the interpretation of the New Testament.
- Author : Scot McKnight
- Publisher : Baker Books
- Release Date : 1990-02-01
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 198
- ISBN : 9781441206831
This volume discusses various hermeneutical methods used in understanding the New Testament such as word studies, grammatical analysis, New Testament background, theological synthesis, textual criticism, and use of the Old Testament in the New.
Archibald Hunter has thoroughly revised and updated this work. At the same time, he has preserved its outline and organization. This widely acclaimed book has already become a standard reference for teachers, ministers, college, and seminary students.
Abridgement of An Introduction to the Old Testament. This abridged edition of an established major textbook brings the best of New Testament scholarship to the church and makes it accessible to the average reader. This book focuses on historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, and destination of the New Testament books. By focusing on the essentials, the authors ensure that each book is accurately understood within its historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a summary of that book’s content and discuss the book’s theological contribution to the overall canon. This abridgement includes questions at the end of each chapter to facilitate group discussion and personal review. It will help a new generation of students and church leaders better grasp the message of the New Testament
In De-Introducing the New Testament, the authors argue for a renewed commitment to the defamiliarizing power of New Testament studies and a reclaiming of the discipline as one that exemplifies the best practices of the humanities. A new approach that asks us to ‘defamiliarize’ what we think we know about the New Testament, articulating themes and questions about its study that encourage further reflection and engagement Looks behind the traditional ways in which the NT is “introduced” to critically engage the conceptual framework of the field as a whole Provides a critical intervention into several methodological impasses in contemporary NT scholarship Offers an appraisal of the relationship between economics and culture in the production of NT scholarship Written in a style that is clear and concise, ideal for student readership
An updated and expanded edition of a standard textbook on the New Testament for first- and second-year seminary students.
"John Drane's survey textbook provides an engaging general introduction to the persons, events, and cultural context of the Old Testament. Arranged historically, Drane's text takes readers through the books of the Old Testament with numerous special articles spelling out in greater detail both historical and interpretative controversies. Additional coverage centers on the meaning and implications of the covenantal relationship between God and the Jewish people. Revisions to the third edition include: rich, full-color interior design, now in paperback; chapter openers guide readers to the overarching themes; expanded table of contents accommodates use as textbook; new glossary"--Publisher description.
In De-Introducing the New Testament, the authors arguefor a renewed commitment to the defamiliarizing power of NewTestament studies and a reclaiming of the discipline as one thatexemplifies the best practices of the humanities. A new approach that asks us to ‘defamiliarize’ whatwe think we know about the New Testament, articulating themes andquestions about its study that encourage further reflection andengagement Looks behind the traditional ways in which the NT is“introduced” to critically engage the conceptualframework of the field as a whole Provides a critical intervention into several methodologicalimpasses in contemporary NT scholarship Offers an appraisal of the relationship between economics andculture in the production of NT scholarship Written in a style that is clear and concise, ideal for studentreadership
John Drane's 'Introducing the New Testament' has long been recognized as probably the most authoritative and accessible survey of the subject, both for students and for general readers. This classic work has been revised and updated, taking full account of recent scholarly developments and archaeological findings. These include areas such as the historical Jesus, the theologies of the four Gospels, and the role of St Paul in the transformation of Christianity from a first century Jewish sect into a separate movement that was to spread throughout the world. This authoritative text has now been further enhanced by the introduction throughout of full colour illustrations and photographs, maps and diagrams.
In this volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, James D.G. Dunn ranges widely across the literature of the New Testament to describe the essential elements of the early church’s belief and practice. Eschatology, grace, law and gospel, discipleship, Israel and the church, faith and works, and most especially incarnation, atonement, and resurrection; Dunn places these and other themes in conversation with the contemporary church’s work of understanding its faith and life in relation to God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ.
- Author : Mark Allan Powell
- Publisher : Fortress Press
- Release Date : 2019-10-01
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 374
- ISBN : 9781506460505
With clarity and verve, Mark Allen Powell introduces the beginning student to the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An introductory chapter surveys the political, religious, and social world of the Gospels, methods of approaching early Christian texts, the genre of the Gospels, and the religious character of these writings. This second edition has been updated to take fuller account of different theories regarding the Gospels, with new chapters on the historical Jesus and on gospel literature not included in our New Testament, and with a pleasing new format. Special features include illustrations and more than two dozen special topics.
Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament is a new edition of a popular text that has filled a market niche for books providing an easily accessible overview of Jesus in the New Testament. Content, layout, graphics, and reference updates enhance the appeal and educational value while making the resources more accessible. Jesus in the Gospels and Acts explores issues of authorship, historicity, culture, and theology through the perspectives of the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the extracanonical gospels. Structured for a semester course, the book offers summaries, review questions, and recommended readings that make it ideal for classroom settings. Charts, maps, sidebars, and images offer the visual variety and graphic support essential to visual learners.