"The New Testament is worthy of a lifetime of study, as it answers the most significant questions people have asked," says Paul Benware.
What is the purpose of life? Is there any real hope? What is God like? Can I be freed from guilt and sin?
Jesus Christ is the only answer to these questions. He is the key to God's new covenant, the central theme of the New Testament. In order to fully appreciate the new covenant, you must explore the lives and times of Christ and the New Testament writers. Survey of the New Testament organizes this essential information around the anticipation, institution, and fulfillment of the new covenant. Dr. Benware includes, along with his book-by-book study of the 27 New Testament books, a chronological study of the life of Christ, a look at political forces and ideologies of the first-century Roman world, and a glimpse into the inter-testamental period. To clarify the order and pattern of the New Testament, Dr. Benware links each epistle to its historical base, the book of Acts. Thirty helpful charts have been included as well.
About the Author
DR. PAUL BENWARE (B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College, Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary) is currently teaching in the Bible department at Southwestern College in Pheonix, Arizona. A former faculty member of the Los Angeles Baptist College (now the Master¿s College) and Chicago¿s Moody Bible Institute, Dr. Benware has continued to be involved in several local churches, often holding pastoral or staff positions. Dr. Benware is the author of seven books including Understanding End Times Prophecy, The Believer¿s Payday, surveys of both the Old and New Testaments, and a newly published commentary on the Book of Daniel, as well as numerous articles published in journals and magazines. Dr. Benware lives with his wife, Anne, in Litchfield Park, Arizona. They have four children and six grandchildren.
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The New Testament continues the story begun in the Old Testament. It is the marvelous climax of God's inspired revelation to mankind. In the Old Testament, God had promised to bring blessing and redemption to man through the messiah, and the New Testament is the record of God's doing just that. The New Testament is much smaller than the Old Testament and it covers a period of time far shorter than that of the Old. But the New Testament covers that most significant era in the history of man-those years when God became man and brought salvation to a lost mankind. The NT is worthy of a lifetime of study, as it answers the most significant questions people have asked: What is the purpose of life? Is there any real hope? What is God like? Can I be freed from guilt and sin? Am I loved?
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction, Overview, Background: The New Covenant Anticipated1. Introduction to the New Testament2. Overview of the New Testament3. Background to the New Testament
Part 2: The Gospels: The New Covenant Instituted4. Perspectives on the Gospels5. Matthew6. Mark7. Luke8. John
Part 3: The Acts: The New Covenant Proclaimed9. Acts
Part 4: The Epistles: The New Covenant Explained10. Perspectives on the Epistles
The Pauline Epistles Group 1: Paul's Early Epistles11. Galatians12. 1 Thessalonians13. 2 Thessalonians
Group 2: Paul's Major Epistles14. 1 Corinthians15. 2 Corinthians16. Romans
Group 3: Paul's Prison Epistles17. Ephesians18. Colossians19. Philemon20. Philippians
Group 4: Paul's Pastoral Epistles21. 1 Timothy22. Titus23. 2 Timothy
The General Epistles24. James25. Hebrews26. 1 Peter27. 2 Peter28. Jude29. 1 John30. 2 John31. 3 John
Part 5: The Revelation: The New Covenant Fulfilled32. Revelation
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a must for New Testament students! Benware writes in simple terms and gives a very detailed about about the entire New Testament.