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 : Schuyler Brown
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1993-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 191
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780191520334
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : This is a revised and updated version of a student textbook concerning the historical problems involved in the study of the New Testament and modern techniques for solving them. The author also examines the influence of the New Testament on subsequent religious and secular history.

πŸ“’ Author : Helmut Koester
πŸ“’ Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000
πŸ“’ Pages : 375
πŸ“’ ISBN : 3110149702
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This work has established itself as a classical text in the field of New Testament studies. Written in a readable, non-technical style, it has become an indispensable textbook and reference for teachers, students, clergy, and the educated layperson interested in a scholarly treatment of the New Testament and its background in the Judaic and Greco-Roman world.

πŸ“’ Author : Helmut Koester
πŸ“’ Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1995
πŸ“’ Pages : 443
πŸ“’ ISBN : 3110146932
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Bible

SYNOPSIS : While the first American edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, was a revised translation of the German book, EinfΓΌhrung in das Neue Testament, this second edition of the first volume of the Introduction to the New Testament is no longer dependent upon a previously published German work. The author hopes that for the student of the New Testament it is a useful introduction into the many complex aspects of the political, cultural, and religious developments that characterized the world in which early Christianity arose and by which the New Testament and other early Christian writings were shaped.

πŸ“’ Author : Joseph F. Kelly
πŸ“’ Publisher : Liturgical Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 296
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780814680322
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The title of this book may be a bit puzzling 'a Catholic introduction to the New Testament? The New Testament belongs to al Christians, and the modern study of the New Testament has benefited from the contributions by scholars of al Christian denominations. But there are questions and issues in the New Testament that are specific to Catholics, such as the portrayal of Jesus' mother Mary, the commissioning of Peter, and the Trinity. In this volume, Joseph Kelly provides an introduction to the New Testament for students and deals with the concerns of modern Catholics reading the Bible. It's a book that Catholic teachers can use rather than a book that presents them with problems they have toexplain. Kelly helps readers to understand what modern scholars, especially Catholic biblical exegetes, say about the individual books because we cannot understand what role Jesus can play in modern life if we don 't understand what he meant to the earliest Christians. The New Testament tells the story of Jesus, the most remarkable person who ever lived, and of his disciples. It includes some of the most famous narratives in the world and the most memorable words ever spoken. It introduces us to great people who moved history and of those who took the difficult step of leaving the religions of their ancestors and families to become Christians. Kelly shows that in looking at the New Testament we see real people communicating with us 'sharing their beliefs, their fears, and their hopes. Distant yet familiar, challenging yet comprehensible, the New Testament is a precious heritage, and one that Kelly recommends we must make our own. Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of The World of the Early Christians, The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition, Responding to Evil, The Origins of Christmas and The Collegeville Church History Time-Line published by Liturgical Press.

πŸ“’ Author : Gerd Theissen
πŸ“’ Publisher : Fortress Press
πŸ“’ Release Date :
πŸ“’ Pages : 206
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1451408625
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : All the main issues for reading the New Testament are covered in this exciting new introduction by one of the world's foremost biblical scholars.

πŸ“’ Author : Bart D. Ehrman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 371
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105132195541
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The concise and more pedagogical version of The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Fourth Edition, Bart D. Ehrman's A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition, is the intriguing story of the early Christian writings - their authors, their subject, and their influence. How were they formed? Why were they written? What do they mean? How do they differ? And how did they come to be collected into a canon of Scripture as the New Testament?Presenting challenging material in a way that is both accessible and understandable, Ehrman takes a historical approach to these questions and builds his discussion based on context; he situates the writings of the New Testament in the social, cultural, and literary world of the early Roman Empire. His approach is also comparative, emphasizing similarities and differences between the texts. Bringing forth a multitude of perspectives, including those of various scholars in the field, he raisescritical issues while also exemplifying the richness and diversity to be found in the study of early Christian literature. Further enhancing the text, Ehrman incorporates time lines, maps, an extensive box program, a comprehensive glossary of over 200 hundred key terms that are also boldfaced at their first appearance in each chapter and conveniently collected at the end of that chapter, and over seventy photos - now in full color throughout.

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 : Charles B. Puskas
πŸ“’ Publisher : Casemate Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-08-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 394
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780718892654
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This second edition of An introduction to the New Testament provides readers with pertinent material and a helpful framework that will guide them in their understanding of the New Testament texts. Many new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, sociorhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies have been examined since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years. The authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) The world of the New Testament, 2) Interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. An appropriate book for anyone who seeks to better understand what is involved in the exegesis of New Testaments texts today.

πŸ“’ Author : Stephanie L. Hathaway
πŸ“’ Publisher : A&C Black
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-11-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781441131249
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : This volume presents evidence of the extent and effects of intercultural contacts across Europe and the Mediterranean rim, opening up a new understanding of early medieval civilisation and its continuing influence in both Western and Eastern cultures today. From the perspectives of textual transmission, cultural memory, religion, art and cultural traditions, this work explores the central question of how ideas travelled in the medieval world, challenging the conventional notion of insular communities in the Middle Ages. Despite the schism between East and West that took hold after the thirteenth century this volume reveals a rich and extensive cultural exchange and demonstrates that transmission of ideas and culture across borders began much earlier than the Crusades. It contributes to new perspectives on medieval cities, Christian Europe's history with the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean, the landscape of power and the power-plays of the medieval Church, and the way in which cross-cultural transmission affected all of these areas.