Especially suited for introductory college and high school courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts, Exploring the New Testament, Volume One: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts
introduces students to the basic background and foreground information necessary to developing a well-rounded understanding of the New Testament. This includes the Jewish and Greco-Roman background of the NT, literary genres and forms, current issues in scholarly debate, major themes of each book, various approaches to the study of the Gospels and Acts, and the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary faith and culture.
The second edition also features updated text and bibliographies, and incorporates new material gleaned from the experience of classroom use.Feautures:
- Revised and updated throughout
- Incorporates latest scholarship
- Introduces the Gospels and Acts
- Examines figures, events and themes
- Aids teachers and students with discussion ideas and questions
- Includes maps, charts and diagrams
- Makes scholarship accessible to contemporary students and readers
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.
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 and coauthor (with Steve Walton) of
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 (Cambridge University Press, 2000), a major study of Paul's Miletus speech and 1 Thessalonians and (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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