Reading the New Testament can pose a challenge to people, whether they are new Christians or are just curious about Christianity. One encounters strange customs, a specialized vocabulary and many unfamiliar concepts throughout its pages. Having to deal with these factors can easily detract from the experience of reading - and understanding - the text.
Recognizing this dilemma, David Winter (former Head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC) set out to explain the central doctrines of the Christian faith in a way that avoided both their over-simplification and technical language. He composed over fifty short articles which address a wide spectrum of the concepts and terms found in the text of the New Testament. These articles are interleaved within the pages of the New Testament itself, and are usually located opposite the page on which their subject is mentioned. The result is a convenient, lucid and engaging reference to Christian doctrine.
This edition features the text of the New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Text), a translation which is widely recognized in the English-speaking world for its accuracy and readability.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
David Winter is currently serving as an Anglican clergyman in the Diocese of Oxford, England.
Table of Contents
Preface 'To the Reader'