πŸ“’ Author : Delbert Burkett
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-12-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 640
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781107172784
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Bibles

SYNOPSIS : This book offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and other early Christian literature for anyone interested in the Bible or the origins of Christianity. Designed primarily for undergraduate courses, it provides a balanced, critical overview of the history, literature, and religious diversity of Early Christianity.


πŸ“’ Author : Delbert Burkett
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002-07-11
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781316284230
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This book, first published in 2002, offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and early Christian literature for all students of the Bible and anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. It is designed primarily for undergraduate courses in the New Testament, biblical studies and early Christianity. Delbert Burkett focuses on the New Testament, but also looks at a wealth of non-biblical writing to examine the history, religion and literature of Christianity in the years from 30 CE to 150 CE. An appendix containing translations of primary texts allows instant access to the writings outside the canon. With this textbook and the Bible, the student should therefore have all the necessary basic texts. The book is organised systematically with questions for in-class discussion and written assignment, step-by-step reading guides on individual works, special box features, charts, maps and numerous illustrations designed to facilitate student use.


πŸ“’ Author : Delbert Burkett
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002-07-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 600
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0521007208
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This book offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and early Christian literature for all students of the Bible and anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. It is designed primarily for undergraduate courses in the New Testament, biblical studies and early Christianity. There are questions for in-class discussion and written assignment, step-by-step reading guides on individual works, special box features, charts, maps and numerous illustrations designed to facilitate student use. With this textbook and the Bible, the student should therefore have all the necessary basic texts.


πŸ“’ Author : Schuyler Brown
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1993-06-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 179
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780198262077
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The life and death of Jesus of Nazareth and the beginnings of the movement which venerated him are of profound religious significance to Christian believers today. However, these events are also part of our common history and have had enormous influence on the development of Western civilization, They are, therefore, legitimate subjects of historical enquiry. The historical introduction to the New Testament investigates the foundation of the new religious movement in the life of Jesus, the experiences which acted as a catalyst on missionary activity after his death, the factors which led to a separation of the movement from Judaism, and the development of the ecclesiastical structure through which Christianity has influenced subsequent secular and religious history.


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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1920
πŸ“’ Pages : 548
πŸ“’ ISBN : BML:37001104898320
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Bible

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πŸ“’ Author : Luke Timothy Johnson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0199745994
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : As ancient literature and a cornerstone of the Christian faith, the New Testament has exerted a powerful religious and cultural impact. But how much do we really know about its origins? Who were the people who actually wrote the sacred texts that became part of the Christian Bible? The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction authoritatively addresses these questions, offering a fresh perspective on the underpinnings of this profoundly influential collection of writings. In this concise, engaging book, noted New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson takes readers on a journey back to the time of the early Roman Empire, when the New Testament was written in ordinary Greek (koine) by the first Christians. The author explains how the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Revelation evolved into the canon of sacred writings for the Christian religion, and how they reflect a reinterpretation of the symbolic world and societal forces of first-century Greco-Roman and Jewish life. Equally important, readers will find both a positive and critical reading of the New Testament--one that looks beyond its theological orientation to reveal an often-surprising diversity of viewpoints. This one-of-a-kind introduction engages four distinct dimensions of the earliest Christian writings--anthropological, historical, religious, and literary--to provide readers with a broad conceptual and factual framework. In addition, the book takes an in-depth look at compositions that have proven to be particularly relevant over the centuries, including Paul's letters to the Corinthians and Romans and the Gospels of John, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. Ideal for general readers and students alike, this fascinating resource characterizes the writing of the New Testament not as an unknowable abstraction or the product of divine intervention, but as an act of human creativity by people whose real experiences, convictions, and narratives shaped modern Christianity.


πŸ“’ Author : Paul Barnett
πŸ“’ Publisher : InterVarsity Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002-04-17
πŸ“’ Pages : 448
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0830826998
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.


πŸ“’ Author : Michael J. Kruger
πŸ“’ Publisher : Crossway
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-04-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433530814
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Given the popular-level conversations on phenomena like the Gospel of Thomas and Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, as well as the current gap in evangelical scholarship on the origins of the New Testament, Michael Kruger’s Canon Revisited meets a significant need for an up-to-date work on canon by addressing recent developments in the field. He presents an academically rigorous yet accessible study of the New Testament canon that looks deeper than the traditional surveys of councils and creeds, mining the text itself for direction in understanding what the original authors and audiences believed the canon to be. Canon Revisited provides an evangelical introduction to the New Testament canon that can be used in seminary and college classrooms, and read by pastors and educated lay leaders alike. In contrast to the prior volumes on canon, this volume distinguishes itself by placing a substantial focus on the theology of canon as the context within which the historical evidence is evaluated and assessed. Rather than simply discussing the history of canonβ€”rehashing the Patristic data yet againβ€”Kruger develops a strong theological framework for affirming and authenticating the canon as authoritative. In effect, this work successfully unites both the theology and the historical development of the canon, ultimately serving as a practical defense for the authority of the New Testament books.


πŸ“’ Author : Robert Van Voorst
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000-04-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 248
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0802843689
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Presents evidence and information, aside from the Christian scriptures, on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Features excerpts in Roman correspondence and the early Christian writings known as the "New Testament Apocrypha.".


πŸ“’ Author : P.D. James
πŸ“’ Publisher : Canongate Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1999-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 96
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780857861078
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Bibles

SYNOPSIS : Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James