Volume two in the Exploring the New Testament
series features a clearly written and scholarly enriched introduction to the New Testament Letters and to Revelation. In addition to making up-to-date New Testament scholarship accessible to students, I. Howard Marshall, Stephen Travis and Ian Paul fill this volume with helpful classroom features: questions and issues for discussion, suggestions for student research and debate, essay topics at an introductory and intermediate level, and recommendations for further reading and research.
Particularly aimed at students of theology, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters & Revelation
introduces students to the following:
- Greco-Roman backgrounds
- ancient letter writing
- Paul's life, mission and theology
- issues of authorship, date and setting
- reading and interpreting the New Testament Letters and Revelation
- content and major themes of each of the New Testament Letters and Revelation
- understanding the meaning of each of these documents for today
Additionally this volume, as with all others in the series, has been developed with attention to pedagogical accessibility and includes the following educational aids:
- Aids teachers and students with discussion ideas and questions
- Features "Digging Deeper" panels that explore select topics in greater detail
- Provides "Further Reading" suggestions with select commentaries and studies on each of the Letters and Revelation
- Includes suggestions for research, debate and essay assignments
- Includes maps, charts and diagrams
- Up to date, reliable, balanced
- Makes scholarship accessible to contemporary students and readers
- Second in a two-volume series covering the New Testament
Professors and students will warm to this clearly written and well-informed introduction to the New Testament Letters and the Apocalypse. Exploring the New Testament, Volume Two introduces students of biblical studies and theology to Greco-Roman background ancient letter writing content and major themes Paul's life, mission and theology issues of authorship, date and setting methods in reading and interpreting the New Testament Letters and Revelation the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary issues of faith and culture This revised edition features updated text and bibliographies, and incorporates new material gleaned from the experience of classroom use.
I. Howard Marshall (1934-2015) was a world-renowned New Testament scholar and the author or editor of at least thirty-eight books and more than 120 essays and articles. He taught New Testament at the University of Aberdeen for thirty-five years and was a professor emeritus for sixteen years. Among his numerous publications on the New Testament are his commentaries on the Gospel of Luke, Acts, 1-2 Thessalonians, the Pastoral Epistles and 1 Peter and 1-3 John. He is coauthor of and coeditor of the New International Greek Testament Commentary series, as well as the author of the series' volume on Luke. He has also authored Marshall was an evangelical Methodist who was born and lived most of his life in Scotland. He received a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and a DD from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Stephen Travis is visiting lecturer at St. John's College in Nottingham, England, where he served for many years as vice principal and lecturer in New Testament. He is the author of several books on New Testament eschatology, including and
Ian Paul is dean of studies at St. John's College in Nottingham, England. He chairs the Revelation Seminar at the annual British New Testament Conference and has published both popular and academic works on the Bible and its interpretation.