Exploring the New Testament

Exploring the Bible Series

Book 1
InterVarsity Press
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Especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts, Exploring the New Testament, Volume One introduces students to Jewish and Greco-Roman background literary genres and forms debated issues such as authorship, date and setting content and major themes of each book conventional as well as new approaches to the study of the Gospels and Acts the latest scholarship in the quest for the historical Jesus the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary faith and culture This revised edition features updated text and bibliographies, and incorporates new material gleaned from the experience of classroom use.
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About the author

David Wenham (Ph.D., Manchester) is tutor in New Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, having previously spent many years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he served as dean and vice principal. He is the author of Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? and coauthor (with Steve Walton) of Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts.

Steve Walton is senior lecturer in Greek and New Testament studies and director of research at London School of Theology. He previously taught New Testament at St. John's College, Nottingham, and Bedford College. An ordained Anglican minister, he has worked in parish ministry in Merseyside and with the Church Pastoral Aid Society as their Vocation and Ministry Adviser. He is the author of Leadership and Lifestyle (Cambridge University Press, 2000), a major study of Paul's Miletus speech and 1 Thessalonians and A Call to Live: Vocation for Everyone (SPCK/Triangle, 1994). Walton also chairs the Acts seminar of the British New Testament Conference and is a member of the steering group of the Book of Acts Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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Publisher
InterVarsity Press
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Published on
Oct 13, 2011
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Pages
343
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ISBN
9780830869398
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
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The historical books, from Joshua to Ezra and Nehemiah, form the narrative backbone of the Old Testament. Without them the Pentateuch would stop cold and the Prophets would hang in suspension. Even the Psalms and Wisdom literature would lose some of their luster for lack of a setting. Without these historical books the New Testament would be resolving an incomplete narrative, answering a question only half and hesitantly posed. For all these reasons and more, it is a tragic fact that many of us today cannot give a brief and coherent account of this story. We fear that books with names like Judges, Kings and Chronicles would bore us. But nothing could be further from the truth. For the story they tell is full of action and intrigue, tragedy and suspense, vivid characters and memorable events. They are the stuff of great art and literature, and they have inspired men and women to lives and deeds of uncommon faith and courage. Exploring these books is essential for a true education, whether religious or otherwise. In this guidebook, Philip E. Satterthwaite and J. Gordon McConville introduce us to the content and the context of these historical books. We view them within the setting of ancient history and history writing, and come to appreciate their literary artistry, their role within the Scriptures of Israel, and their lasting value as theological and ethical resources. Designed especially for students, Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 2: A Guide to the Historical Books overflows with interesting and helpful features that encourage avid exploration and the joy of learning.
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