Anatomy of the New Testament : A Guide to Its Structure and Meaning

Anatomy of the New Testament : A Guide to Its Structure and Meaning

by D. Moody Smith, Robert A. Spivey

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Anatomy of the New Testament : A Guide to Its Structure and Meaning by D. Moody Smith, Robert A. Spivey

Offers a clear, practical approach to the New Testament, with three chapters of basic historical coverage and nine chapters of analysis and interpretation. Focus is on the writings themselves rather than historical, introductory, or philosophical issues. Improvements throughout, include new treatments of additional representative books, new illustrations, more succinct writing, and new text-related questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780024153227
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 11/21/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
List of Illustrations, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
xxiii
List of Abbreviations
xxvii
Time Chart of the New Testament xxviii
PROLOGUE The Nature of the New Testament 1(6)
The Transmission of the New Testament
2(3)
Reading the New Testament
5(2)
Introduction 7(52)
The World of the New Testament
9(50)
The Jewish World
9(24)
A History of Tragedy and Renewal
13(6)
A Persistent Obedience
19(1)
The Pharisees
20(2)
The Sadducees
22(1)
The Essenes
23(4)
The Followers of Jesus
27(1)
An Abiding Hope
28(2)
Jesus within Judaism
30(3)
The Greco-Roman World
33(22)
Language and Culture
34(1)
Alexander the Great
35(1)
The Greek Language
36(2)
Government
38(2)
Religion
40(1)
Traditional and Official Religion
41(3)
Popular Religion
44(6)
Diaspora Judaism
50(2)
The Early Christians
52(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
55(4)
PART 1 The Gospels and Jesus 59(206)
Mark: The Gospel of Suffering
61(36)
Notes on the Nature of the Gospels, Gospel Criticism, and the Origin of Mark
61(8)
Prologue: The Spirit and Jesus in the World (1:1--15)
69(3)
The Gospel of Power: Jesus Opposes His Enemies (1:16--8:21)
72(8)
Encounter with Demons and Sickness (1:21--45)
73(3)
Debate with the Pharisees (2:1--3:6)
76(4)
The Power of Suffering: Jesus Wins His Disciples (8:22--15:47)
80(12)
Two Stages of Discipleship (8:22--9:9)
83(3)
Faith to Produce Healing (9:14--32)
86(1)
Jesus Approaches His Death (10:1--14:72)
87(1)
The Cross of Jesus (15:33--47)
88(4)
Epilogue: The Future Victory (16:1--8)
92(2)
Conclusion
94(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
95(2)
Matthew: The Gospel of Obedience
97(33)
Notes on the Gospel of Matthew
97(2)
Introduction: The New Obedience (1:1--2:23)
99(5)
The Higher Righteousness (3:1--7:29)
104(7)
Fulfilling Righteousness (3:13--17)
104(3)
Teaching Righteousness (5:17--20)
107(4)
True Discipleship (8:1--11:1)
111(2)
The Kingdom of Heaven (11:2--13:52)
113(2)
The Forgiving Church (13:53--19:2)
115(3)
Peter as the Rock (16:13--23)
116(1)
Discipline in Community (18:15--22)
117(1)
Judgment: Doing God's Will (19:3--26:1)
118(4)
Believing Doers of the Law (21:28--46)
120(1)
Doing Mercy without Calculation (25:31--46)
121(1)
Conclusion: Obedience and Resurrection (26:2--28:20)
122(3)
The Great Commission (28:16--20)
123(2)
Conclusion
125(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
128(2)
Luke: The Gospel of Witnessing
130(33)
Notes on the Gospel of Luke
130(3)
Preface: A Time for True Remembering (1:1--4)
133(3)
Introduction: A Universal Story (1:5--2:52)
136(4)
Twofold Witness to Jesus (2:22--40)
137(1)
Initial Victory in the Temple (2:41--52)
138(2)
Gathering Witnesses in Galilee (3:1--9:50)
140(6)
The Offense of Jesus' Preaching (4:16--30)
141(3)
Sure Witness to the Word (8:1--21)
144(2)
Witness to the Word on the Journey to Jerusalem (9:51--19:27)
146(5)
Jesus' Word about the Present (15:1--32)
148(2)
Jesus' Word about the Future (19:11--27)
150(1)
The True Israel through the Passion and Resurrection (19:28--24:53)
151(6)
The True Inheritors (20:9--19)
153(1)
Fulfilling the Scripture (24:13--35)
154(3)
Conclusion
157(2)
Important Non-Markan Parallels in Luke and Matthew
159(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
161(2)
John: The Gospel of Jesus' Glory
163(43)
Notes on the Gospel of John
163(3)
Introduction (1:1--51)
166(10)
The Prologue: Jesus Christ as the Word (1:1--18)
167(5)
The Witness of John the Baptist (1:19--51)
172(1)
John's Witness Against Himself (1:19--28)
172(1)
John's Witness to Jesus (1:29--34)
173(1)
Jesus Gathers Disciples (1:35--51)
174(2)
The Revelation of Jesus' Glory before the World (2:1--12:50)
176(15)
Nicodemus (3:1--21)
178(2)
The Healing on the Sabbath at the Sheep Gate Pool (5:1--47)
180(4)
The Healing of the Man Born Blind (9:1--41)
184(7)
The Revelation of Jesus' Glory before the Community (13:1--21:25)
191(9)
The Last Supper (13:1--38)
192(3)
The Promise of the Paraclete (14:15--17, 26; and 16:12--14)
195(2)
Jesus' Last Will: The Prayer of Consecration (17:1--26)
197(3)
Conclusion
200(4)
Suggestions for Further Reading
204(2)
Jesus the Messiah
206(59)
Introduction: The Tradition about Jesus
206(7)
Kerygma, Gospels, and Jesus of Nazareth
210(1)
The Basic Tradition of Jesus
211(2)
The Healing Messiah
213(10)
Miracles in the First Century
215(1)
Miracles in the Synoptic Gospels
216(1)
The Eschatological Context
217(1)
Types of Miracles
217(3)
Miracles and Faith
220(1)
Miracles in a Modern Perspective
221(2)
The Teaching Messiah
223(22)
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
224(1)
The Kingdom as Present and Future
225(2)
Jesus and Apocalypticism
227(1)
The Kingdom and the Parables
228(4)
The Expectation of Jesus' Return
232(2)
The Radical Demand of the Kingdom
234(1)
The Sermon on the Mount
234(1)
Jesus and the Law
235(2)
The Relationship of Jesus to His Message
237(1)
The Question of Jesus' Messianic Consciousness
237(6)
Jesus' Call to Discipleship
243(1)
The Authority of Jesus
244(1)
The Suffering Messiah
245(16)
The Passion and Death of Jesus
248(1)
The Events of Jesus' Passion and Death
249(7)
The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth
256(1)
The Resurrection Tradition
257(4)
Conclusion
261(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
261(4)
PART 2 The Apostles and the Early Church 265(194)
Acts: Mission and Witness
267(31)
Notes on the Acts of the Apostles
267(2)
Introduction: A New Beginning (1:1--2:47)
269(9)
Jesus' Departure (1:1--11)
269(2)
The Apostolic Witness (1:12--26)
271(2)
Spirit, Gospel, and Church (2:1--47)
273(5)
The Growth of Church and Its Witness (3:1--12:25)
278(6)
Stephen's Martyrdom (6:1--7:60)
278(3)
Mission to the Gentiles (10:1--11:18)
281(3)
Christianity's Triumphal March (13:1--21:14)
284(8)
Paul's Speech at Pisidian Antioch (13:17--41)
285(2)
Paul's Speech in Athens (17:16--34)
287(5)
Jerusalem to Rome (21:15--28:31)
292(1)
Conclusion
293(4)
Suggestions for Further Reading
297(1)
Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles
298(40)
Notes on Paul's Career
298(5)
Thessalonians: Faith and the Future
303(5)
Notes on the Thessalonian Letters
303(1)
The Return of the Jesus (1 Thess. 4:13--5:11)
304(3)
Eschatological Teaching (2 Thess. 2:1--17)
307(1)
Galatians: Faith's Sufficiency
308(7)
Notes on Galatians
308(1)
Apostle by God's Revelation (Gal. 1:6--2:10)
309(2)
Faith (Gal. 2:11--21)
311(4)
Corinthians: Love, Courage, and Authority
315(13)
Notes on the Corinthian Letters
315(2)
Love (1 Cor. 8:1--13)
317(6)
Courage in Ministry (2 Cor. 4:1--15)
323(2)
Apostleship under Attack (2 Cor. 10:1--13:10)
325(2)
Note on the Literary Unity of 2 Corinthians
327(1)
Philippians and Philemon: Personal Attitude and Relations
328(6)
Notes on the Captivity Epistles
328(1)
Joy in Hardship (Phil. 1:12--26)
329(3)
Notes on Philemon
332(1)
Slavery and Freedom (Philem. 4--20)
332(2)
Conclusion
334(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
335(3)
Romans: The Righteousness of God
338(32)
Notes on Romans
338(1)
Introduction: Righteousness by Faith (1:1--17)
339(1)
God's Wrath: The Problem of Sin (1:18--3:20)
340(7)
God's Righteousness and the Response of Faith (3:21--4:25)
347(5)
Justification by Faith (3:21--31)
348(4)
Abraham and the Promise to Faith (4:1--25)
352(1)
God's Grace and Human Freedom (5:1--8:39)
352(8)
The New Situation (5:1--21)
353(2)
Freedom from Sin (6:1--23)
355(1)
Freedom from the Law (7:1--25)
356(2)
Life in the Spirit (8:1--39)
358(2)
God's Faithfulness (9:1--11:36)
360(3)
The Obedience of Faith (12:1--15:13)
363(2)
Closing (15:14--16:27)
365(1)
Conclusion
366(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
368(2)
Pauline Letters: The Emerging Church
370(32)
Colossians: Steadfastness against heresy
371(4)
Notes on Colossians
371(1)
Warning against Erroneous Teaching (Col. 2:8--15)
372(3)
Ephesians: Looking to the Foundation
375(8)
Notes on Ephesians
375(2)
The Unity of the Church (Eph. 2:11--22)
377(6)
The Pastorals: The Community as Institution
383(8)
Notes on the Pastorals
383(2)
Care of the Church (1 Tim. 4:1--16)
385(6)
Hebrews: The True High Priesthood
391(7)
Notes on the Letter to the Hebrews
391(1)
Jesus' Qualifications as High Priest (Heb. 4:14--5:10)
392(6)
Conclusion: Note on Pseudonymous Writings
398(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
400(2)
Apostolic Writings: Faith, Order, and Vision
402(36)
James: Inner Discipline
403(4)
Notes on the Letter of James
403(1)
Faith and Action (Jas. 2:14--26)
404(3)
The Letters of Peter and Jude: Continuing Struggle for the Faith
407(9)
Notes on 1 Peter
407(2)
The Suffering Servant (1 Pet. 2:11--25)
409(4)
Notes on 2 Peter and Jude
413(1)
The Second Coming and the True Faith (2 Pet. 3:3--10; Jude 3)
414(2)
The Letters of John: Love, Doctrine, and Church Politics
416(7)
Notes on the Johannine Letters
416(1)
The Spirit of Jesus as Love (1 John 4:1--21)
417(4)
Church Doctrine and Politics (2 and 3 John)
421(2)
The Revelation to John: Faith's Vision of a New Order
423(13)
Notes on Revelation
423(2)
The Vision of the Prophet on Patmos (Rev. 1:1--20)
425(11)
Suggestions for Further Reading
436(2)
The Community of the New Testament
438(21)
The Emergency of Early Christianity
439(13)
The Primitive Church and Jesus
441(4)
The Mission and Success of Christianity
445(1)
Exclusiveness
446(1)
Hope
447(1)
Community Life
447(1)
Moral Conduct
448(1)
Worship
449(1)
Economic Status
449(1)
The Role of Women
450(2)
Christianity's Identity
452(5)
The Distinction of Orthodoxy and Heresy
452(1)
Organs of Authority
453(1)
Clergy
453(1)
Creeds
454(1)
Scripture
454(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
457(2)
Epilogue: The Anatomy of the New Testament---Meaning and Structure 459(6)
Glossary 465(12)
General Bibliography 477(6)
I. Tools for New Testament Study
477(1)
II. Commentaries
478(1)
III. Text and Canon
479(1)
IV. New Testament Theology and Ethics
479(1)
V. History of Criticism and Interpretation
480(1)
VI. Other Resources
480(3)
Name and Subject Index 483(18)
Biblical Index 501

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