The Essence of the New Testament: A Survey
provides a comprehensive foray into the canonical books of the New Testament and the critical issues associated with them. Discussion on each biblical book covers authorship, occasion and date, major themes, historical context, genre, structure, message, and word studies--all from a traditional perspective. Further reading suggestions along with study questions are included at the end of each chapter. Multiple introductory chapters are also included in the book and give succinct introductions to historical, textual, and methodological concerns regarding the New Testament.
Uniquely illustrated, with full-color charts, maps, images, graphs constantly pull back the attention of readers, and the thick glossy paper coupled sturdy hardcovers ensure durability for long school years and a long life as a reference tool.
From Matthew to Revelation, and based on decades of scholarly research and classroom teaching, a team of elite biblical scholars from Liberty University provide a practical, readable, and insightful introduction to the New Testament. Thus this book is a well-tested and proven New Testament overview written at the collegiate level, yet appropriate for pastors, scholars, and laymen alike. It represents the finest evangelical scholarship and shares a passion for generating spiritual and practical insight into the biblical text.Feature Overview:
- More than 150 full-color photographs, maps, illustrations, and charts
- Introductions for each NT book
- Introductory chapters on reception of the NT, interpretive principles, intertestamental period, and the synoptic problem
- Sidebars focusing on significant topics and Greek word studies for English readers
- Study questions and recommended additional reading
The Essence of the New Testament surveys the books from Matthew to Revelation. Based on decades of scholarly research and classroom teaching, a team of biblical scholars from Liberty University provides a practical, readable, and insightful introduction to the second major division of the Christian biblical canon.
This uniquely illustrated, full-color volume features book introductions, background studies, outlines, surveys, theological concepts, practical applications, study questions, and helpful word studies.
Editors Elmer Towns and Ben Gutierrez draw from their lives as teachers to provide a well tested and proven New Testament overview written at the collegiate level, yet appropriate for pastors, scholars, and laymen alike. They represent the finest evangelical scholarship along with a passion to open windows of spiritual and practical insight into the biblical text.
This exciting new survey of the Scriptures highlights the key elements of the New Testament. The history, archaeology, and wisdom of the biblical world are revealed with an eye on the application of their moral principles, theological insights, and practical application to todays world.
Elmer L.Towns is cofounder of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and dean of its School of Religion. A best-selling author, he won the ECPA Gold Medallion Book of the Year Award for The Names of the Holy Spirit.
Ben Gutierrez is administrative dean for Undergraduate Programs at Liberty University. He also cowrote Ministry Is . . . and Learn to Read New Testament Greek Workbook.