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A Guide to the Gospels and Acts (#01 in Exploring The New Testament Series)

David WenhamSteve Walton

A Guide to the Gospels and Acts (#01 in Exploring The New Testament Series)

David WenhamSteve Walton

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David Wenham and Steve Walton have written a clear introduction to the Gospels and Acts with a student-friendly approach, rooted in up-to-date scholarship and actual classroom experience, that offers a comprehensive package to facilitate learning.

- Publisher How to Use This BookA. Setting the Scene1. The Historical Context of Jesus and the New Testament-- From the Persian Period to the Jewish War-- Sources of Information---- Old and New Testaments---- Jewish Sources---- Greek and Roman Historians-- Before the Romans---- The Greeks---- The Maccabees Versus the Seleucid Empire---- The Hasmonean Dynasty-- The Romans---- The Herod Family---- Pontius Pilate---- After Pilate-- Jesus'' Context-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading2. Judaism in First-Century Palestine-- Five Key Marks of Second Temple Judaism---- One True God---- God Has Chosen Israel---- God Has Provided a Way to Live---- God Has Given the People a Land, Focused in the Temple---- Hope for the Future-- Parties and Groups Within First-Century Judaism---- Pharisees---- Sadducees---- Essenes---- The "Fourth Philosophy:" The Revolutionaries---- Common Judaism-- Further ReadingB. Apporaching the Gospels3. What Are the Gospels?-- What Does "Gospel" Mean?-- The Gospels As Like Other Ancient Literature-- The Gospels As Unllike Other Ancient Literature-- Truth in Both Views?-- Why Were the Gospels Written?-- Why These Gospels?-- Some Issues for Today-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading4. Where Did the Gospels Come From?-- Luke 1:1-4-- Using a Gospels Synopsis-- Source Criticism-- Form Criticism-- Redaction Criticism-- And Now?-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading5. Understanding the Gospels Today-- Tools for Interpreting the Gospels---- Narrative Criticism---- Social-scientific Approaches---- Rhetorical Criticism---- Reader-response Approaches---- "Ideological" Approaches---- Structuralism---- Post-structuralism and Deconstruction-- An Approach to Exegesis of the Gospels---- The Process of Study---- Pull the Ideas Together---- Presentation-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading-- Methods of Interpretation: Parables, Miracles, Apocalyptic---- The Parables of Jesus---- The Miracles of Jesus---- Apocalyptic Imagery-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading-- The Historicity of the Gospels---- A Subjective Issue---- What Sort of Documents?---- What Sources of Information Did They Have?---- Doubts About the Historicity of the Contents---- Arguments for Historicity from the Contents-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading-- Using the Gospels Today---- What Are We To Make of Four Different Gospels?---- What About Teaching and Using the Gospels Today?---- An Example: How to "Preach" Jesus and the GospelsC. Understanding Jesus6. The Quest for the Historical Jesus-- Individuals and Movements---- Rationalism and Herman Samuel Reimarus---- H. G. Paulus and Miracles---- David Strauss and Myth---- The Liberal Lives of Jesus---- A. Schweitzer and the Eschatological Jesus---- Rudolf Bultmann, Myth and Existentialism---- The New Quest---- The Jesus Seminar---- The Third Quest---- Other Modern Views of Jesus-- Issues---- Presuppositions and Subjectivity---- Miracles---- Sources---- The Religious Context---- Criteria and Method---- History Matters-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading7. The Life of Jesus in the Light of History-- Birth and Beginnings-- John the Baptist-- Galilee-- The Road to Jerusalem-- Last Days in Jerusalem-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading8. The Teaching and Aims of Jesus-- Why Did Jesus Die?---- Jesus'' Arrival in Jerusalem---- Jesus'' Demonstration in the Temple---- The Final Steps---- Jesus'' Perspective-- Jesus and the Kingdom of God---- God''s Reign in the OT and Judaism---- Jesus and the Kingdom---- God''s Reign in Jesus'' Ministry---- God''s Coming Reign-- The Character of the Kingdom---- Welcome for "Sinners"---- The Kingdom of the Father---- The Response Required-- Jesus'' Ethics and His View of the Torah---- Jesus'' Teaching About the Torah---- Jesus'' Criticism of the Torah---- Was Jesus Consistent?-- Who Did Jesus Think He Was?---- Jesus As Israel---- Jesus, His Disciples and the Renewed Israel---- Jesus'' Reshaping of Israel---- The Aims of Jesus---- Jesus As Messiah---- Jesus As the Son of God---- Jesus As the Son of Man---- Summing Up: Jesus and the Purposes of Yah

- Publisher This clearly written introduction to the Gospels and Acts offers a student-friendly approach that is rooted in up-to-date scholarship and actual classroom experience. Particularly aimed at students of theology,Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & ActsintroducesJewish and Roman backgroundliterary genres and formsconventional as well as new approaches to the study of the Gospels and Actsdebated issues such as authorship, date and settingthe quest for the historical Jesuscontent and major themes of each of the Gospels and Actsthe intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary issues of faith and cultureWritten by seasoned New Testament teachers David Wenham and Steve Walton,Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & Actsis especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts. It is a comprehensive package with numerous features to facilitate learning, likeclearly stated goals for each chapter"What Do You Think" boxes posing issues to consider"Digging Deeper" boxes exploring select topics in greater detailboxed summaries highlighting essential factspractical study aids, including how to use a Gospel synopsis and how to exegete a Gospel textcharts visually organizing complex material such as chronologies and genealogiesmaps giving quick geographical and spatial orientation to eventstopics for essays or research papers suggested for each chapter"Further Reading" giving annotated bibliographies for each chapter, classified by introductory or intermediate levelspointers to relevant articles in IVP'sDictionary of Jesus and the Gospels,facilitating parallel use of this valuable reference toolquotations from relevant ancient texts such as Josephusdouble-column formatting for easy readingglossary of terms to aid beginning studentssubject and Scripture indexes for quick access to topics

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David Wenham and Steve Walton have written a clear introduction to the Gospels and Acts with a student-friendly approach, rooted in up-to-date scholarship and actual classroom experience, that offers a comprehensive package to facilitate learning.
- Publisher

How to Use This BookA. Setting the Scene1. The Historical Context of Jesus and the New Testament-- From the Persian Period to the Jewish War-- Sources of Information---- Old and New Testaments---- Jewish Sources---- Greek and Roman Historians-- Before the Romans---- The Greeks---- The Maccabees Versus the Seleucid Empire---- The Hasmonean Dynasty-- The Romans---- The Herod Family---- Pontius Pilate---- After Pilate-- Jesus'' Context-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading2. Judaism in First-Century Palestine-- Five Key Marks of Second Temple Judaism---- One True God---- God Has Chosen Israel---- God Has Provided a Way to Live---- God Has Given the People a Land, Focused in the Temple---- Hope for the Future-- Parties and Groups Within First-Century Judaism---- Pharisees---- Sadducees---- Essenes---- The "Fourth Philosophy:" The Revolutionaries---- Common Judaism-- Further ReadingB. Apporaching the Gospels3. What Are the Gospels?-- What Does "Gospel" Mean?-- The Gospels As Like Other Ancient Literature-- The Gospels As Unllike Other Ancient Literature-- Truth in Both Views?-- Why Were the Gospels Written?-- Why These Gospels?-- Some Issues for Today-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading4. Where Did the Gospels Come From?-- Luke 1:1-4-- Using a Gospels Synopsis-- Source Criticism-- Form Criticism-- Redaction Criticism-- And Now?-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading5. Understanding the Gospels Today-- Tools for Interpreting the Gospels---- Narrative Criticism---- Social-scientific Approaches---- Rhetorical Criticism---- Reader-response Approaches---- "Ideological" Approaches---- Structuralism---- Post-structuralism and Deconstruction-- An Approach to Exegesis of the Gospels---- The Process of Study---- Pull the Ideas Together---- Presentation-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading-- Methods of Interpretation: Parables, Miracles, Apocalyptic---- The Parables of Jesus---- The Miracles of Jesus---- Apocalyptic Imagery-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading-- The Historicity of the Gospels---- A Subjective Issue---- What Sort of Documents?---- What Sources of Information Did They Have?---- Doubts About the Historicity of the Contents---- Arguments for Historicity from the Contents-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading-- Using the Gospels Today---- What Are We To Make of Four Different Gospels?---- What About Teaching and Using the Gospels Today?---- An Example: How to "Preach" Jesus and the GospelsC. Understanding Jesus6. The Quest for the Historical Jesus-- Individuals and Movements---- Rationalism and Herman Samuel Reimarus---- H. G. Paulus and Miracles---- David Strauss and Myth---- The Liberal Lives of Jesus---- A. Schweitzer and the Eschatological Jesus---- Rudolf Bultmann, Myth and Existentialism---- The New Quest---- The Jesus Seminar---- The Third Quest---- Other Modern Views of Jesus-- Issues---- Presuppositions and Subjectivity---- Miracles---- Sources---- The Religious Context---- Criteria and Method---- History Matters-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading7. The Life of Jesus in the Light of History-- Birth and Beginnings-- John the Baptist-- Galilee-- The Road to Jerusalem-- Last Days in Jerusalem-- Essay Topics-- Further Reading8. The Teaching and Aims of Jesus-- Why Did Jesus Die?---- Jesus'' Arrival in Jerusalem---- Jesus'' Demonstration in the Temple---- The Final Steps---- Jesus'' Perspective-- Jesus and the Kingdom of God---- God''s Reign in the OT and Judaism---- Jesus and the Kingdom---- God''s Reign in Jesus'' Ministry---- God''s Coming Reign-- The Character of the Kingdom---- Welcome for "Sinners"---- The Kingdom of the Father---- The Response Required-- Jesus'' Ethics and His View of the Torah---- Jesus'' Teaching About the Torah---- Jesus'' Criticism of the Torah---- Was Jesus Consistent?-- Who Did Jesus Think He Was?---- Jesus As Israel---- Jesus, His Disciples and the Renewed Israel---- Jesus'' Reshaping of Israel---- The Aims of Jesus---- Jesus As Messiah---- Jesus As the Son of God---- Jesus As the Son of Man---- Summing Up: Jesus and the Purposes of Yah
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This clearly written introduction to the Gospels and Acts offers a student-friendly approach that is rooted in up-to-date scholarship and actual classroom experience. Particularly aimed at students of theology,Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & ActsintroducesJewish and Roman backgroundliterary genres and formsconventional as well as new approaches to the study of the Gospels and Actsdebated issues such as authorship, date and settingthe quest for the historical Jesuscontent and major themes of each of the Gospels and Actsthe intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary issues of faith and cultureWritten by seasoned New Testament teachers David Wenham and Steve Walton,Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & Actsis especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts. It is a comprehensive package with numerous features to facilitate learning, likeclearly stated goals for each chapter"What Do You Think" boxes posing issues to consider"Digging Deeper" boxes exploring select topics in greater detailboxed summaries highlighting essential factspractical study aids, including how to use a Gospel synopsis and how to exegete a Gospel textcharts visually organizing complex material such as chronologies and genealogiesmaps giving quick geographical and spatial orientation to eventstopics for essays or research papers suggested for each chapter"Further Reading" giving annotated bibliographies for each chapter, classified by introductory or intermediate levelspointers to relevant articles in IVP'sDictionary of Jesus and the Gospels,facilitating parallel use of this valuable reference toolquotations from relevant ancient texts such as Josephusdouble-column formatting for easy readingglossary of terms to aid beginning studentssubject and Scripture indexes for quick access to topics
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Meet the Authors

David Wenham

David Wenham (PhD., Manchester University) is Vice-Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. He previously taught in India at Union Biblical Seminary, returning in 1979 to Tyndale House in Cambridge where he directed the Gospels Research Project, then as Dean and Vice- Principal of the Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

His selected publications include Gospel Perspectives. (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1984), The Parables of Jesus. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1989), Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity?(Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1995.)Exploring the New Testament (2 Volumes) D. Wenham and S. Walton. London: SPCK: 2001.) Paul and Jesus: The True Story. (London: SPCK, 2002).
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Steve Walton

Steve Walton is senior lecturer in Greek and New Testament sSteve Walton is senior lecturer in Greek and New Testament studies and director of research at London School of Theologytudies and director of research at London School of Theology. He previously taught New Testament at St. John's College, . He previously taught New Testament at St. John's College, Nottingham, and Bedford College. An ordained Anglican ministNottingham, and Bedford College. An ordained Anglican minister, he has worked in parish ministry in Merseyside and with er, he has worked in parish ministry in Merseyside and with C

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  • Catalogue Code 224848
  • Product Code 0830825576
  • EAN 9780830825578
  • Pages 302
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jan 2005
  • Dimensions 257 x 185 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.785kg

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