Is the New Testament History? (2004)
The New Testament states that at a certain time and place, God became human and lived among us for about 30 years. Even more it claims that his death, resurrection, and return have eternal significance for every person. But...
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The New Testament states that at a certain time and place, God became human and lived among us for about 30 years. Even more it claims that his death, resurrection, and return have eternal significance for every person.
But how can we know that these events really happened in time and space, that is, in history?
Dr Paul Barnett is an expert in both ancient history and the New Testament. With clarity and insight he answers such questions as:
- "Were the New Testament writers eyewitnesses?"
- "What do non-Christian writers tell us about Jesus?"
- "Have the original writings remained unaltered across twenty-one centuries?"
- "Is there enough evidence for an informed decision?
The New Testament states that at a certain time and place, God became human and lived among us. Even more, it claims that his death, resurrection and return have eternal significance for every person. Paul Barnett presents the evidence for these claims in this newly revised edition.
Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).
Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
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