Introducing the New Testament
Introducing the New Testament presents the complex and often challenging texts and history of the New Testament in a clear and informative manner. The book begins with a section that gives readers a clear idea of how to use it...
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Introducing the New Testament presents the complex and often challenging texts and history of the New Testament in a clear and informative manner. The book begins with a section that gives readers a clear idea of how to use it most effectively for study and personal research, followed by a chapter which outlines the various manuscript traditions and processes of transmission that resulted in the biblical texts we have before us today. With this groundwork complete, readers are then introduced to all the texts of the New Testament, and to major issues and debates such as the 'Historical Jesus' the 'Synoptic Problem' and current debates surrounding inspiration - how these texts can be seen in both a historical context and in the context of religious faith. The book features maps, chapter summaries, sample essay questions, chapter bibliographies and reading lists, and an annotated glossary of key terms.
Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB is Master of St Benets Hall, Oxford, and editor of The New Jerusalem Bible. Besides lecturing and broadcasting both in England and the USA, he has written many books in Genesis and Luke (People's Bible Commentary and The Passion and Death of Jesus . He is the only English member of the Popes Biblical Commission.
- Preface How To Use This Book Introduction 1. A Brief History Of Israel 2. How The Text Came To Be: Originals And Translations 3. The New Testament World: Judea, Galilee, Romans, Hellenism 4. Mark 5. Matthew 6. Luke 7. Acts 8. The Synoptic Problem 9. John 10. The Historical Jesus 11. Pauline Letters (more Than One Chapter - Exact Divisions Tbd) 12. Pastoral Letters 13. The Letters Of John 14. Revelation 15. Inspiration: How These Texts Are Seen To Be Normative Bibliography Indexes