The New Testament Story / Edition 1

The New Testament Story / Edition 1

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by Ben Witherington Iii
     
 

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.

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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.

At once scholarly and accessible - it really is written in plain English - Witherington's guide to the origins and message of the New Testament is eminently 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802827654
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
04/26/2004
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
1,228,631
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

1The tools and the text3
2The pedagogy and the passion : sayings and passion stories about Jesus28
3Letters and homilies for converts48
4All the good news that was fit to print73
5The selection, collection, and rejection of texts96
6Borrowed tales from the earlier testament109
7Stories of Paul and Peter : the trials and tribulations of apostles143
8Tales of the holy family183
9Stories of Jesus outside the gospels200
10Stories of Jesus inside the gospels222
App. 1Basic acts time line273
App. 2Chronology of Paul's life and letters275

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