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The New Testament Story

The New Testament Story

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THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY provides an informative introduction to the origins and message of the Christian Scriptures. In the first part of the book, Ben Witherington tells the story of how and why the New Testament documents were written and finally gathered together. He also links the Scriptures to their first-century context and explores their original oral nature. In the second part of the book Witherington examines the stories told in each New Testament book, noting their differences yet stressing their common focus. He looks particularly at the Gospels, examining how and why their stories differ and pointing out what these ancient biographies actually say about Jesus. He also surveys the ways that these stories were told and retold, cast and recast, and explains how this literary development has influenced Christian theology, ethics, and social thought. Popularly written, THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY is accessible enough for anyone interested in the Bible. Plus, each chapter ends with a section called "Exercises and Questions for Reflection and Study" (written by Darlene Hyatt), making this book especially useful for Sunday school classes and group study.
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THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY provides an informative introduction to the origins and message of the Christian Scriptures. In the first part of the book, Ben Witherington tells the story of how and why the New Testament documents were written and finally gathered together. He also links the Scriptures to their first-century context and explores their original oral nature. In the second part of the book Witherington examines the stories told in each New Testament book, noting their differences yet stressing their common focus. He looks particularly at the Gospels, examining how and why their stories differ and pointing out what these ancient biographies actually say about Jesus. He also surveys the ways that these stories were told and retold, cast and recast, and explains how this literary development has influenced Christian theology, ethics, and social thought. Popularly written, THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY is accessible enough for anyone interested in the Bible. Plus, each chapter ends with a section called "Exercises and Questions for Reflection and Study" (written by Darlene Hyatt), making this book especially useful for Sunday school classes and group study.
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This informative, clearly written book introduces the New Testament in two main ways: (1) it explains where the New Testament came from, and (2) it examines the New Testament writings themselves. Ben Witherington first tells how and why the New Testament documents were written and collected and how they came to be known as the New Testament that we have today. He then discusses the main stories and major figures in the New Testament. Witherington looks particularly at the Gospels, examining how and why their stories differ and pointing out what these ancient biographies actually say about Jesus. He also surveys the ways that these stories were told and retold, explaining how this literary development has influenced Christian theology, ethics, and social thought. Each chapter ends with a section called "Exercises and Questions for Reflection and Study" (written by Darlene Hyatt), making this book especially useful for Sunday school classes and group Bible studies.
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"Ben Witherington first tells how and why the New Testament documents were written and collected and how they came to be known as the New Testament that we have today. He then discusses the main stories and major figures in the New Testament. Witherington looks particularly at the Gospels, examining how and why their stories differ and pointing out what these ancient biographies actually say about Jesus. He also surveys the ways that these stories were told and retold, explaining how this literary development has influenced Christian theology, ethics, and social thought." "At once scholarly and accessible, Witherington's guide to the origins and message of the New Testament is suitable as a text for college and seminary students. With each chapter followed by a section called "Exercises and Questions for Study and Reflection," The New Testament Story will also prove valuable to individual readers and ideal for church classes and group Bible studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Meet the Author

Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.

Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

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  • Catalogue Code 209833
  • Product Code 0802827659
  • EAN 9780802827654
  • Pages 283
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 2004
  • Sales Rank #23123
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.435kg

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