The New Testament Story / Edition 1

The New Testament Story / Edition 1

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by Ben Witherington Iii
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802827659

ISBN-13: 9780802827654

Pub. Date: 04/26/2004

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
IThe Story of the New Testament
1.The Tools and the Text3
2.The Pedagogy and the Passion: Sayings and Passion Stories about Jesus28
3.Letters and Homilies for Converts48
4.All the Good News That Was Fit to Print73
5.The Selection, Collection, and Rejection of Texts96
IIThe Stories in the New Testament
6.Borrowed Tales from the Earlier Testament109
7.Stories of Paul and Peter: The Trials and Tribulations of Apostles143
8.Tales of the Holy Family183
9.Stories of Jesus outside the Gospels200
10.Stories of Jesus inside the Gospels222
Appendix 1Basic Acts Time Line273
Appendix 2Chronology of Paul's Life and Letters275
Units of Weight and Measure280
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 Acts283

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The New Testament Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ShawnM More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book, hope that Hyatt will write more in the future.