The Lion and the Lamb
presents all the essentials first year New Testament student need to grasp a global perspective on the Christianity's authoritative text.
This text open by focusing on the historical, political, and religious context in which the New Testament is written. Following, the reader is then introduced to each New Testament book individually and in relation to its genre. The theological message for each book is explained, and the major issues pertaining to authenticity, authorship, date, occasion and the like are also covered in detail. Helpful graphs, charts, and maps complement the material and well developed study question and further reading bibliographies provided.
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Engaging and accessible, The Lion and the Lamb is an ideal resource for college students and others interested in knowing the essentials of each New Testament book. A concise summary of The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown -- the acclaimed New Testament introduction by the same authors -- this volume sets a new standard for high-level, up-to-date research presented in a core knowledge format that is practical, relevant, and easy to follow.
Part One features chapters on the nature of Scripture and the religious and political background of the New Testament. Part Two covers the Gospels in the canonical order, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Part Three uses Acts as the framework for treating Pauls letters in chronological written order: Galatians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Corinthians, Romans, and the Prison and Pastoral Epistles (Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and 1-2 Timothy and Titus, respectively). Part Four includes discussions of the General Epistles (Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude) and Revelation.
Each chapter clearly discusses the books key facts, contribution to the canon, historical setting, literary features, and theological message. In all, The Lion and the Lamb makes this learning exciting and rewarding.
Andreas J. Kostenberger is professor of New Testament and director of Ph.D. Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and director of acquisitions for B&H Academic.
L. Scott Kellum is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Souteastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Charles L. Quarles is vice president for Integration of Faith and Learning, professor of New Testament and Greek, and chairs the division of Christian Studies at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana.