An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation

An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation

by David A. deSilva
     
 

David A. deSilva sets a new standard for New Testament introductions, emphasizing the social and rhetorical contexts of the texts and their authors, highlighting a variety of interpretive approaches to the New Testament, and considering implications of the New Testament for ministry formation.See more details below

Overview

David A. deSilva sets a new standard for New Testament introductions, emphasizing the social and rhetorical contexts of the texts and their authors, highlighting a variety of interpretive approaches to the New Testament, and considering implications of the New Testament for ministry formation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830827466
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Pages:
975
Sales rank:
598,450
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

David A. deSilva (PhD, Emory University) is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.

He is the author of over fifteen books including 4 Maccabees (Septuagint Commentary Series); An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation; Introducing the Apocrypha: Context, Message and Significance; New Testament Themes; Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle "to the Hebrews"; Honor, Patronage, Kinship and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture; and The Hope of Glory: Honor Discourse and New Testament Interpretation. He is also an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

Table of Contents

Maps
Abbreviations
List of Tables
Preface: The Perspective of This Introduction
Using the "Exegetical Skill" Sections
1. The New Testament as Pastoral Response
2. The Environment of Early Christianity; Essential Landmarks
3. The Cultural and Social World of the Early Church: Purity, Honor, Patronage and Kinship
4. The Four Gospels and the One Jesus: Critical Issues in the Study of the Gospels
5. The Gospel According to Mark: Following the Way of the Cross
6. The Gospel According to Matthew: Following the Words of the Messiah
7. The Gospel According to Luke: Following the Heart of the Father
8. The Acts of the Apostles: Following the Leading of the Spirit
9. The Gospel According to John: Following the One from Above
10. The Epistles of John: Painful Breaches of the Bond of Unity and Love
11. A Prologue to the Study of Paul's Letters
12. The Letter to the Galatians: Walking in Line with the Spirit
13. The Thessalonian Correspondence: Living in the Light of the "Day"
14. The Corinthian Correspondence: Valuing Oneself and Others in the Lord
15. The Epistle to the Romans: The God of Jew and Gentile
16. The Epistle to the Philippians: Unity in the Face of Adversity
17. The Epistle to Philemon: The Slave is our Brother
18. The Epistles to the Colossians and Ephesians: Walking in the Light of Christ's Victory
19. The Letters to Timothy and Titus: Trustworthy Management of God's Household
20. The Epistle to the "Hebrews": Living in Trust and Gratitude Toward God
21. The Epistle of James: Promoting Consistency of Belief and Behavior
22. The First Letter of Peter: An Ethic for Resident Aliens Awaiting Their Inheritance
23. Jude and 2 Peter: The Dangers of Deviant Disciples
24. The Revelation of John: Living in the Light of God's Triumph
Author Index
Subject Index
Ancient Titles Index
Scripture Index

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