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New Testament Introduction, Fourth Edition
IVP Academic / 2009 / Hardcover
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Long accepted as the benchmark among introductory works on the New Testament, Donald Guthrie's New Testament Introduction is now in its Fourth Edition.
Many books in this genre provide every kind of 'help' imaginable-from CD-ROMs to online quizzes. Guthrie's book is different. It is focused exclusively on academic content serving the believer. Each New Testament book is presented in thorough detail. Guthrie takes account of critical theories by Christians and non-Christians and examines them. He engages and sorts critically and responsible sifts through issues of authorship, date, provenance, literary structures and conventions, technical linguistic/lexical concerns, purpose, and the theological message of each book.
Guthrie's work makes an excellent up-to-date reference tool, and an outstanding resource for serious college or graduate students pursuing theological education.
Twenty years after its first release in one volume, Donald Guthrie has revised his widely acclaimed New Testament Introduction. A careful recasting of a benchmark evangelical work, this new edition provides a fixed point for surveying the books of the New Testament. Noting the issues raised by the past two decades of biblical scholarship, Guthrie engages the issues of authorship and authenticity, purpose and structure, historical context and cultural setting. In these discussions, as well as in the notes and bibliographies, he draws on a wealth of recent scholarly research which gives added value to this classic resource.
Donald Guthrie (1915-1992) was a graduate of the University of London (B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.). From 1949 until his retirement in 1982 Guthrie was lecturer in New Testament studies at London Bible College, and from 1978 until 1982 he also served as vice principal of the college. His books include , and the .
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