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What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About

Kenneth BerdingMatt Williams

What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About

Kenneth BerdingMatt Williams

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What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About is a fresh approach to understanding what is really important in the New Testament. This introductory survey concentrates on the most important themes of each book and letter in the New Testament. By asking what Matthew (or any other New Testament author) really cared about when he wrote, we discover what to pay attention to when we read, and why it makes a difference to us today. Chapters are organized around each of the nine New Testament authors and focus on what each author really cared about in order to emphasize their concerns-not ours. More than one hundred sidebars explore how New Testament authors might apply their writings to Christians today. One-page snapshots examine introductory issues (who, when, where, why), providing essential information in condensed form. Five maps and more than fifty color photographs bring biblical sites and culture to life.

- Publisher ^Fifteen top-rated professors from twelve leading Christian colleges and universities have collaborated to write this succinct, accessible New Testament survey. Unlike similar entry-level textbooks, all the contributors teach undergraduate students and understand their culture. Introductory issues (Who? When? Where? Why?) are condensed to a one-page snapshot of all the most pertinent information. In addition, more than one hundred applications are highlighted in sidebars to clarify how the New Testament authors might apply their writings to Christians living in the twenty-first century. The book's uncomplicated structure and creative format make it a perfect tool for Christian education programs in the church and college New Testament courses. ^ ^Praise for "What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About": ^"I have been using "What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About "for a full year and have had better response from my university students to this text than any I h

- Publisher Fifteen top-rated professors from twelve leading Christian colleges and universities have collaborated to write this succinct, accessible New Testament survey. Unlike similar entry-level textbooks, all the contributors teach undergraduate students and understand their culture. Includes fifty-three color photographs, six maps, and more than one hundred sidebars.

- Publisher

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About "What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About"

What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About is a fresh approach to understanding what is really important in the New Testament. This introductory survey concentrates on the most important themes of each book and letter in the New Testament. By asking what Matthew (or any other New Testament author) really cared about when he wrote, we discover what to pay attention to when we read, and why it makes a difference to us today. Chapters are organized around each of the nine New Testament authors and focus on what each author really cared about in order to emphasize their concerns-not ours. More than one hundred sidebars explore how New Testament authors might apply their writings to Christians today. One-page snapshots examine introductory issues (who, when, where, why), providing essential information in condensed form. Five maps and more than fifty color photographs bring biblical sites and culture to life.
- Publisher

^Fifteen top-rated professors from twelve leading Christian colleges and universities have collaborated to write this succinct, accessible New Testament survey. Unlike similar entry-level textbooks, all the contributors teach undergraduate students and understand their culture. Introductory issues (Who? When? Where? Why?) are condensed to a one-page snapshot of all the most pertinent information. In addition, more than one hundred applications are highlighted in sidebars to clarify how the New Testament authors might apply their writings to Christians living in the twenty-first century. The book's uncomplicated structure and creative format make it a perfect tool for Christian education programs in the church and college New Testament courses. ^ ^Praise for "What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About": ^"I have been using "What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About "for a full year and have had better response from my university students to this text than any I h
- Publisher

Fifteen top-rated professors from twelve leading Christian colleges and universities have collaborated to write this succinct, accessible New Testament survey. Unlike similar entry-level textbooks, all the contributors teach undergraduate students and understand their culture. Includes fifty-three color photographs, six maps, and more than one hundred sidebars.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Kenneth Berding

Kenneth Berding (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, La Mirada, Calif. He is proficient in five musical instruments and fluent in modern Turkish. He and his wife, Trudi, lived in the Middle East for seven years. He is the author of Polycarp and Paul, What are Spiritual Gifts and Sing and Learn New Testament Greek.

Matt Williams

Dr. Matt Williams teaches New Testament and Theology at Biola University, Talbot School of Theology, where he was awarded professor of the year in 2004. He has a broad ministry experience, including 6 years as a missionary professor to the Spanish Bible Institute and Seminary in Barcelona, Spain. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University and North Park University, and teaches and preaches at various churches and conferences throughout the U.S. and Spain. He is editor and contributor for Deeper Connections, The Parables of Jesus, The Miracles

Table Of Contents

  • walking In The Sandals Of A First-century Jew

    1.      the Stories Everybody Knew / 9

    what Did Matthew Really Care About?

    2.      the Gospel Of Matthew / 24

    what Did Mark Really Care About?

    3.      the Gospel Of Mark / 44

    what Did Luke Really Care About?

    4.      the Gospel Of Luke / 58

    5.      the Acts Of The Apostles / 74

    what Did John Really Care About?

    6.      the Gospel Of John / 88

    7.      the Letters Of John / 106

    8.      revelation / 112

    what Did Paul Really Care About?

    9.      introducing Paul / 128

    10.   romans / 140

    11.   1 Corinthians / 150

    12.   2 Corinthians / 158

    13.   galatians / 164

    14.   ephesians / 170

    15.   philippians / 176

    16.   colossians / 182

    17.   i And 2 Thessalonians / 188

    18.   1 Timothy And Titus / 194

    19.   2 Timothy / 200

    20.   philemon / 204

    what Did The Author Of Hebrews Really Care About?

    21.   hebrews / 208

    what Did James Really Care About?

    22.   james / 216

    what Did Peter Really Care About?

    23.   1 Peter / 222

    24.   2 Peter / 228

    what Did Jude Really Care About?

    25.   jude / 232

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What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About is a fresh approach to helping us understand what is really important in the New Testament. The most important question we can ask in order to grasp the message of the New Testament is, What did Matthew (or any of the other authors) really care about when he wrote? Only by asking this question will we be able to understand what God wants us to know, since God chose to use nine authors?who wrote at different times, in different styles, and for different reasons?to communicate his Word.

-- from the Preface

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  • Catalogue Code 274324
  • Product Code 9780825425394
  • ISBN 0825425395
  • EAN 9780825425394
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Reference
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Kregel Academic
  • Publication Date May 2008
  • Sales Rank #57994
  • Dimensions 234 x 190 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.513kg

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