Chalice Introduction to the New Testament
Each contributor is a respected scholar in the subject of his or her essay; together they present a variety of methods and approaches to biblical interpretation that includes basic data, relevant social context, aspects of religious thought and institutions, literary...
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Each contributor is a respected scholar in the subject of his or her essay; together they present a variety of methods and approaches to biblical interpretation that includes basic data, relevant social context, aspects of religious thought and institutions, literary features, organization, primary theological teachings, relevance for the church today, and a recommended bibliography. Essays are organized chronologically to best depict the development of early Christianity. Chapters and contributors are: The New Testament and Its World, Dennis E. Smith; The Early Paul: Galatians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Richard E. Sturm; Paul as Missionary/Pastor: Corinthian Correspondence, Philemon, Philippians,Rodney L. Parrott; Paul as Theologian: Romans, Dennis E. Smith; The Pauline Tradition: Colossians, Ephesians, Bonnie Thurston; Jesus and the Gospels, Dennis E. Smith; The Birth of Narrative Theology: The Gospel of Mark, M. Eugene Boring; A Jewish-Christian Gospel: The Gospel of Matthew, Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder and Dennis E. Smith; The Story of Jesus According to Luke: The Gospel of Luke, Ronald J. Allen; The Story of the Church According to Luke: The Acts of the Apostles, Ronald J. Allen; Word Becomes Flesh: The Gospel of John, Larry Paul Jones; The Domestication of Paul: The Pastoral Epistles, Bonnie B. Thurston; The Epistolary Tradition: The Letters of James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, and Jude, Nancy Claire Pittman; An Exhortation to Faithfulness: Hebrews, Judith Hoch Wray; Consummation and Celebration: The Revelation of John, Judith Hoch Wray.
Dennis E. Smith is professor of New Testament, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma.