Exploring the New Testament - Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Exploring the New Testament - Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Tried, tested and trusted by students and teachers across the world, this widely respected study guide enables you to engage with an array of essential topics, including:

· the Jewish and Greco-Roman background to the New Testament
· literary genres and forms
· issues of authorship, date and setting
· the content and major themes of each book
· well established and newer methods of study
· the latest scholarship in the quest for the historical Jesus
· the intersection of New Testament studies with contemporary faith and culture

Now in its third edition, this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated, and includes new sections on:

· the impact of social memory theory on Gospel studies
· recent work on characterization in narrative studies of the Gospels
· women in the Gospels
· reading the Gospels and Acts theologically
· how the Hebrew Scriptures are read by the New Testament authors
· the resurrection and Ascension of Jesus
· Luke’s presentation of Jesus’ identity and mission
· updated bibliographies, highlighting the most important and influential works published in the past decade

Drawing on the authors’ decades of experience in teaching these topics, this comprehensive textbook gives students a strong understanding and a solid foundation for further study.


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