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Exploring the New Testament : A Guide to the Gospels and Acts - 01 edition

Exploring the New Testament : A Guide to the Gospels and Acts (ISBN10: 0830825576; ISBN13: 9780830825578)
ISBN13: 978-0830825578
ISBN10: 0830825576

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0830825554
ISBN10: 083082555X

Summary: This clearly written introduction to the Gospels and Acts offers a student-friendly approach that is rooted in up-to-date scholarship and actual classroom experience. Particularly aimed at students of theology, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & Acts introduces

  • Jewish and Roman background
  • literary genres and forms
  • conventional as well as new approaches to the study of morethe Gospels and Acts
  • debated issues such as authorship, date and setting
  • the quest for the historical Jesus
  • content and major themes of each of the Gospels and Acts
  • the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary issues of faith and culture
Written by seasoned New Testament teachers David Wenham and Steve Walton, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & Acts is especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts. It is a comprehensive package with numerous features to facilitate learning, like
  • clearly stated goals for each chapter
  • "What Do You Think" boxes posing issues to consider
  • "Digging Deeper" boxes exploring select topics in greater detail
  • boxed summaries highlighting essential facts
  • practical study aids, including how to use a Gospel synopsis and how to exegete a Gospel text
  • charts visually organizing complex material such as chronologies and genealogies
  • maps giving quick geographical and spatial orientation to events
  • topics for essays or research papers suggested for each chapter
  • "Further Reading" giving annotated bibliographies for each chapter, classified by introductory or intermediate levels
  • pointers to relevant articles in IVP's Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, facilitating parallel use of this valuable reference tool
  • quotations from relevant ancient texts such as Josephus
  • double-column formatting for easy reading
  • glossary of terms to aid beginning students
  • subject and Scripture indexes for quick access to topics less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Published: 01/28/2001
International: No

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