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A Critical Introduction to the New Testament (With Cdrom)

Carl R Holladay

A Critical Introduction to the New Testament (With Cdrom)

Carl R Holladay

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This introduction provides basic literary and historical information on each of the 27 writings of the New Testament. It also orients readers to the religious, theological, and ethical issues related to the message and meaning of Jesus Christ. By giving special emphasis to how the New Testament has helped shape the church's identity and theological outlook throughout the centuries, as well as the role it has played within the broader cultures of both East and West, this book assists readers in exercising creative, informed, and life-long leadership within their own communities of faith. A distinctive feature of this introduction is its simultaneous publication in two formats: (1) a standard printed edition with comprehensive yet detailed coverage and (2) the expanded CD-ROM edition, which includes supporting endnotes, extensive annotated bibliographies on each chapter, and primary source material for classroom use and personal study.

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- Publisher This book introduces the New Testament in two senses: it not only provides basic literary and historical information on each of the twenty-seven writings but also orients readers to the religious, theological, and ethical issues related to the message and meaning of Jesus Christ. The overall goal is to help interested readers of the New Testament become informed, responsible interpreters of these writings and thereby enrich their personal faith and understanding.By giving special emphasis to how the New Testament has helped shape the church's identity and theological outlook throughout the centuries, as well as the role it has played within the broader cultures of both East and West, this introduction also seeks to assist readers in exercising creative, informed leadership within their own communities of faith and in bringing a deeper understanding of early Christianity to their conversations with the wider public.Along with separate chapters devoted to each New Testament writing, there are chapters explaining how this collection of texts emerged as uniquely authoritative witnesses to the church's faith; why they were recognized as canonical whereas other early Christian writings were not; how the four canonical Gospels are related to one another, including a discussion of the Synoptic Problem; how the Jesus tradition--his teachings, stories from his ministry, and the accounts of his suffering, death and resurrection--originated and developed into Gospels written in narrative form; and how the Gospels relate to Jesus Christ as he was and is.Also included is a chapter on the writings of Paul and how they emerged as a collection of authoritative texts for the church. This chapter includes a discussion of ancient letter-writing, special considerations for interpreting the Pauline writings, and Paul's decisive influence within the history of the church and western culture.A distinctive feature of this introduction is its simultaneous publication in two versions.There is a standard, printedversion with comprehensive yet detailed coverage of each writing and supplementary chapters on related introductory questions. There is also anexpanded CD-ROM version, which gives fuller treatment (and supporting endnotes) to numerous issues introduced in the printed version; provides extensive, annotated bibliographies on each chapter; and includes additional maps, diagrams, charts, and other resources for classroom use and personal study.

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This introduction provides basic literary and historical information on each of the 27 writings of the New Testament. It also orients readers to the religious, theological, and ethical issues related to the message and meaning of Jesus Christ. By giving special emphasis to how the New Testament has helped shape the church's identity and theological outlook throughout the centuries, as well as the role it has played within the broader cultures of both East and West, this book assists readers in exercising creative, informed, and life-long leadership within their own communities of faith. A distinctive feature of this introduction is its simultaneous publication in two formats: (1) a standard printed edition with comprehensive yet detailed coverage and (2) the expanded CD-ROM edition, which includes supporting endnotes, extensive annotated bibliographies on each chapter, and primary source material for classroom use and personal study.
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542 Pages
- Publisher

This book introduces the New Testament in two senses: it not only provides basic literary and historical information on each of the twenty-seven writings but also orients readers to the religious, theological, and ethical issues related to the message and meaning of Jesus Christ. The overall goal is to help interested readers of the New Testament become informed, responsible interpreters of these writings and thereby enrich their personal faith and understanding.By giving special emphasis to how the New Testament has helped shape the church's identity and theological outlook throughout the centuries, as well as the role it has played within the broader cultures of both East and West, this introduction also seeks to assist readers in exercising creative, informed leadership within their own communities of faith and in bringing a deeper understanding of early Christianity to their conversations with the wider public.Along with separate chapters devoted to each New Testament writing, there are chapters explaining how this collection of texts emerged as uniquely authoritative witnesses to the church's faith; why they were recognized as canonical whereas other early Christian writings were not; how the four canonical Gospels are related to one another, including a discussion of the Synoptic Problem; how the Jesus tradition--his teachings, stories from his ministry, and the accounts of his suffering, death and resurrection--originated and developed into Gospels written in narrative form; and how the Gospels relate to Jesus Christ as he was and is.Also included is a chapter on the writings of Paul and how they emerged as a collection of authoritative texts for the church. This chapter includes a discussion of ancient letter-writing, special considerations for interpreting the Pauline writings, and Paul's decisive influence within the history of the church and western culture.A distinctive feature of this introduction is its simultaneous publication in two versions.There is a standard, printedversion with comprehensive yet detailed coverage of each writing and supplementary chapters on related introductory questions. There is also anexpanded CD-ROM version, which gives fuller treatment (and supporting endnotes) to numerous issues introduced in the printed version; provides extensive, annotated bibliographies on each chapter; and includes additional maps, diagrams, charts, and other resources for classroom use and personal study.
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Meet the Author

Carl R Holladay

Carl R. Holladay (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is co-author of Preaching the New Common Lectionary Years A-C, Preaching through the Christian Year, A-C, Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, 3rd edition, coauthor and Acts (New Testament Library).-Editorial Review.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 230384
  • Product Code 0687085691
  • EAN 9780687085699
  • Pages 640
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2005
  • Dimensions 253 x 180 x 35 mm
  • Weight 1.139kg

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