The New Testament Story / Edition 1by Ben Witherington Iii
Pub. Date: 04/26/2004
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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.
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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Table of Contents
|I||The Story of the New Testament|
|1.||The Tools and the Text||3|
|2.||The Pedagogy and the Passion: Sayings and Passion Stories about Jesus||28|
|3.||Letters and Homilies for Converts||48|
|4.||All the Good News That Was Fit to Print||73|
|5.||The Selection, Collection, and Rejection of Texts||96|
|II||The Stories in the New Testament|
|6.||Borrowed Tales from the Earlier Testament||109|
|7.||Stories of Paul and Peter: The Trials and Tribulations of Apostles||143|
|8.||Tales of the Holy Family||183|
|9.||Stories of Jesus outside the Gospels||200|
|10.||Stories of Jesus inside the Gospels||222|
|Appendix 1||Basic Acts Time Line||273|
|Appendix 2||Chronology of Paul's Life and Letters||275|
|Units of Weight and Measure||280|
|Map of the Roman Empire in the First Century C.E.||281|
|Map of Palestine in the First Century C.E.||282|
|Map of Paul's Journeys According to Acts||283|
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