The New Testament is the foundation of the Christian church, but some question its historical accuracy. Others have claimed that Paul's teaching differs from that of the Gospels. How can we reconcile the seemingly different messages of Jesus and Paul? What is the relevance of the New Testament in our world today, in cultures far removed by time and space from the first-century Mediterranean world? What principles can we use to make appropriate applications?
In Making Sense of the New Testament, Craig Blomberg offers a reasonable, well-informed response to these crucial questions encountered by Bible readers. Grounded in sound scholarship but written in an accessible style, this book offers reliable guidance to pastors, students, and anyone interested in a better understanding of the New Testament.
About the Author
Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has taught for more than fifteen years. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Blomberg helps the reader make sense of the NT by systematically answering three questions: (1) Is the NT historically reliable? (2) Was Paul the true founder of Christianity? (3) How is the Christian to apply the NT to life? Making Sense of the NT is clearly written, striking a good balance between readability and thoroughness. Balanced and systematic, Blomberg offers a conservative scholarly response to liberals and skeptics alike. Great resource, but limited to above questions. A-
A helpful overview giving reasons to show the historical validity of the New Testament. It is very readable, but it also goes into excellent depth in the footnotes for further study. Blomberg is a trusted conservative scholar who is also a great guy and one who puts his faith in Christ into practice.