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Christian Book Previews.com5 Stars Out Of 5August 2, 2004Christian Book Previews.comTackling three tough theological questions the historical reliability of the New Testament, the truth of whether Paul was really the founder of Christianity, and how the Christian is to apply the New Testament to everyday life, Making Sense of the New Testament by Craig L. Blomberg provides thoroughly researched answers to these very compelling modern-day queries. The authors well-documented evidences lend valuable insights into the Christian faith and provide valid reasoning for the reliability of scriptural teachings.Blomberg says, Until we know what a passage meant in its original historical and literary context, we cannot determine how to apply it to our quite different contexts in the twenty-first century. Which is why it is imperative that Christians know what the Bible actually says and understand what it really means. God does not need us to defend Him; it is we who must study in order to be fully persuaded in our own minds about what we profess. Therefore, as responsible followers of Christ, we must look at the scriptures in light of human history to understand how beautifully and truthfully they are constructed. Blombery, who holds a Ph.D from the University of Aberdeen, draws upon years of study and research in authoring this book. He is a professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching for more than fifteen years. He has authored or edited more than ten books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables. Making Sense of the New Testament is suitable for all who are interested in Christian apologetics, and for those who wish to gain a better understanding of the historical and theological context from which the New Testament is written. -- Nancy K. Brown, Christian Book Previews.com
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