The New Testament
Preface Acknowledgements Credits 1. What is the New Testament? The Early Christians and Their Literature 2. The World of Early Christian Traditions 3. The Traditions of Jesus in their Greco-Roman Context 4. The Christian Gospels: A Literary and Historical Introduction...
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Preface Acknowledgements Credits 1. What is the New Testament? The Early Christians and Their Literature 2. The World of Early Christian Traditions 3. The Traditions of Jesus in their Greco-Roman Context 4. The Christian Gospels: A Literary and Historical Introduction 5. Jesus the Suffering Son of God: The Gospel according to Mark 6. The Synoptic Problem and Its Significance for Interpretation 7. Jesus the Jewish Messiah: The Gospel according to Matthew 8. Jesus the Savior of the World: The Gospel according to Luke 9. Luke's Second Volume: The Acts of the Apostles 10. Jesus, The Man Sent from Heaven: The Gospel according to John 11. From John's Jesus to the Gnostic Christ 12. Jesus from Different Perspectives: Other Gospels in Early Christianity 13. The Historical Jesus: Sources, Problems, and Methods 14. The Historian and the Problem of Miracle 15. Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet 16. From Jesus to the Gospels 17. Paul the Apostle: The Man and His Mission 18. Paul and His Apostolic Mission: Thessalonians as a Test Case 19. Paul and the Crises of His Churches: 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, and Philemon 20. The Gospel According to Paul: The Letter to the Romans 21. Does the Tradition Miscarry? Paul in Relation to Jesus, James, Thecla, and Theudas 22. In the Wake of the Apostle: The Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles 23. From Paul's Female Colleagues to the Pastor's Intimidated Women : The Oppression of Women in Early Christianity 24. Christians and Jews: Hebrews, Barnabas, and Later Anti-Jewish Literature 25. Christians and Pagans: 1 Peter, the Letters of Ignatius, the Martyrdom of Polycarp, and Later Apologetic Literature 26. Christians and Christians: James, the Didache, Polycarp, 1 Clement, Jude, and 2 Peter 27. Christians and the Cosmos: The Revelation of John, The Shepherd of Hermas, and the Apocalypse of Peter 28. Epilogue: Do We Have the Original New Testament? Glossary of Terms Index
This lucid introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, who produced them, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature, and how they came to be collected into a canon of Scripture. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judaism. As part of its historical orientation, this text also discusses works by other Christian writers who were roughly contemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the letters of Ignatius. Ins
Bart D. Ehrman (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus; Jesus, Interrupted:Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them); God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer and God's Problem. Ehrman and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, major NPR shows, and other top media outlets. He lives in Durham, N.C.
- Preface, Acknowledgements, Credits, What Is The New Testament? The Early Christians And Their Literature; The World Of Early Christian Traditions; The Traditions Of Jesus In Their Greco-roman Context; The Christian Gospels: A Literary And Historical Introduction; Jesus, The Suffering Son Of God: The Gospel According To Mark; The Synoptic Problem And Its Significance For Intepretation; Jesus, The Jewish Messiah: The Gospel According To Matthew; Jesus, The Savior Of The World: The Gospel According To Luke; Luke's Second Volume: The Acts Of The Apostles; Jesus, The Man Sent From Heaven: The Gospel According To John; From John's Jesus To The Gnostic Christ; Jesus From Different Perspectives: Other Gospels In Early Christianity; The Historical Jesus: Sources, Problems, And Methods; The Historian And The Problem Of Miracle; Jesus, The Apocalyptic Prophet; From Jesus To The Gospels; Paul The Apostle: The Man And His Mission; Paul And His Apostolic Mission: Thessalonians As A Test Case; Paul And The Crises Of His Churches: 1 And 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, And Philemon; The Gospel According To Paul: The Letter To The Romans; Does The Tradition Miscarry? Paul In Relation To Jesus, James, Thecla, And Theudas; In The Wake Of The Apostle: The Deutero-pauline And Pastoral Epistles; From Paul's Female Colleagues To The Pastor's Intimidated Women: The Oppression Of Women In Early Christianity; Christians And Jews: Hebrews, Barnabas, And Later Anti-jewish Literature; Christians And Pagans: 1 Peter, The Letters Of Ignatius, The Martyrdom Of Polycarp, And Later Apologetic Literature; Christians And Christians: James, The Didache, Polycarp, 1 Clement, Jude, And 2 Peter; Christians And The Cosmos: The Revelation Of John, The Shepherd Of Hermas, And The Apocalypse Of Peter; Epilogue: Do We Have The Original New Testament? Glossary Of Terms, Index