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A Brief Introduction to the New Testament,9780195161236

A Brief Introduction to the New Testament

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0195161238
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Pub. Date:
2/19/2004
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OXFORD UNIV PR
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Summary

This is an abbreviated and more pedagogical version of Ehrman's best-selling The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings 3/e. It approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. This concise version incorporates numerous study devices including key terms, chapter summaries, review and study questions, and more visual aids.

Table of Contents

Boxes xiii
Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xix
Notes on Suggestions for Further Readings xxi
Credits xxiii
Master Time Line xxv
Introduction: What Is the New Testament?
1(13)
What to Expect
1(3)
The New Testament: Some Basic Information
4(2)
Other Early Christian Writings
6(1)
The Development of the Christian Canon
6(1)
Implications for Our Study
7(1)
The New Testament: One Other Set of Problems
8(2)
At a Glance: The New Testament Canon
10(1)
Excursus: Some Additional Reflections: The Historian and the Believer
10(4)
Suggestions for Further Reading
12(1)
Key Terms
12(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
13(1)
The Environment of Early Christian Traditions: The Greco-Roman World
14(17)
What to Expect
14(1)
The Problem of Beginnings
14(1)
One Remarkable Life
15(4)
The Environment of the New Testament: Religions in the Greco-Roman World
19(9)
At a Glance: The World of Early Christianity
28(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
29(1)
Key Terms
30(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
30(1)
The Environment of Early Christian Traditions: The World of Ancient Judaism
31(20)
What to Expect
31(1)
Monotheism: The Belief in the One True God
32(1)
The Covenant: Israel's Pact with Its God
33(1)
The Law: Israel's Convental Obligations
33(2)
Temple and Synagogue: Israel's Places of Worship
35(2)
Forms of Early Judaism
37(1)
Political Crises in Palestine and Their Ramifications
38(2)
The Formation of Jewish Sects
40(6)
The Jewish Context for the Traditions about Jesus
46(2)
At a Glance: The World of Early Judaism
48(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
48(1)
Key Terms
49(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
50(1)
The Traditions of Jesus in Their Greco-Roman Context
51(13)
What to Expect
51(1)
Oral Traditions Behind the Gospel
51(10)
The Gospels as Biographies of Jesus
61(1)
At a Glance: The Traditions of Jesus
61(1)
Some Additional Reflections: The Authors of the Gospels
62(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
63(1)
Key Terms
63(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
63(1)
Jesus, The Suffering Son of God: The Gospels According to Mark
64(17)
What to Expect
64(1)
The Synoptic Problem
64(1)
Mark, Our Earliest Gospel
65(1)
The Beginning of the Gospel: Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God Who Fulfills Scripture
65(3)
Jesus the Authoritative Son of God
68(1)
Jesus the Opposed Son of God
69(2)
Jesus the Misunderstood Son of God
71(1)
Jesus the Acknowledged Son of God
71(2)
Jesus the Suffering Son of God
73(2)
Jesus the Crucified Son of God
75(2)
Jesus the Vindicated Son of God
77(1)
Conclusion: Mark and His Readers
77(2)
At a Glance: The Gospel of Mark
79(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
80(1)
Key Terms
80(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
80(1)
Jesus, the Jewish Messiah: The Gospel According to Matthew
81(18)
What to Expect
81(1)
A Redactional Approach to Matthew
82(1)
The Importance of Beginnings: Jesus the Jewish Messiah in Fulfillment of the Jewish Scriptures
82(5)
The Portrayal of Jesus in Matthew: The Sermon on the Mount as a Springboard
87(6)
Jesus Rejected by the Jewish Leaders
93(2)
Matthew and His Readers
95(2)
At a Glance: The Gospel of Matthew
97(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
97(1)
Key Terms
98(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
98(1)
Jesus, the Savior of the World: The Gospel according to Luke
99(17)
What to Expect
99(1)
A Comparative Overview of the Gospel
100(1)
The Preface to Luke's Gospel
100(3)
Luke's Birth Narrative in Comparative Perspective
103(3)
From Jew to Gentile: Luke's Portrayal of Jesus the Rejected Prophet
106(1)
Luke's Distinctive Emphases Throughout His Gospel
107(6)
Conclusion: Luke in Comparative Perspective
113(1)
At a Glance: The Gospel of Luke
114(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
115(1)
Key Terms
115(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
115(1)
Luke's Second Volume: The Book of Acts
116(17)
What to Expect
116(1)
The Genre of Acts and Its Significance
116(1)
The Thematic Approach to Acts
117(1)
From Gospel to Acts: The Opening Transition
118(3)
Themes in the Speeches in Acts
121(9)
At a Glance: The Book of Acts
130(1)
Conclusion: The Author and His Themes in Context
130(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
132(1)
Key Terms
132(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
132(1)
Jesus, the Man Sent from Heaven: The Gospel According to John and the Johannine Epistles
133(25)
What to Expect
133(1)
The Gospel of John from a Literary-Historical Perspective
134(2)
The Gospel of John from a Redactional Perspective
136(5)
The Gospel of John from a Thematic Perspective
141(1)
The Gospel of John from a Comparative Perspective
142(4)
The Author of the Fourth Gospel
146(1)
At a Glance: The Gospel of John
147(1)
The Johannine Epistles
147(1)
The Questions of Genre and Author
148(2)
The New Testament Epistolary Literature and the Contextual Method
150(2)
The Johannine Epistles from a Contextual Perspective
152(2)
Reflections on the Contextual Method
154(2)
At a Glance: The Johannine Epistles
156(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
156(1)
Key Terms
157(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
157(1)
The Historical Jesus
158(27)
What to Expect
158(1)
Problems with Sources
158(2)
Using Our Sources
160(1)
Jewish Apocalypticism
160(4)
Jesus in His Apocalyptic Context
164(1)
The Beginning and End as Keys to the Middle
164(1)
The Apocalyptic Deeds of Jesus
165(10)
The Apocalyptic Teachings of Jesus
175(5)
The Apocalyptic Death of Jesus
180(2)
At a Glance: Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet
182(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
183(1)
Key Terms
184(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
184(1)
From Jesus to the Gospels
185(10)
What to Expect
185(1)
The Beginning of Christianity
185(1)
Jesus' Resurrection from an Apocalyptic Perspective
186(3)
Jesus' Death, According to the Scriptures
189(1)
The Emergence of Different Understandings of Jesus
190(3)
At a Glance: From Jesus to the Gospels
193(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
194(1)
Key Terms
194(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
194(1)
Paul the Apostle: The Man and His Mission
195(17)
What to Expect
195(1)
The Study of Paul: Methodological Difficulties
196(5)
The Life of Paul
201(9)
At a Glance: Paul and His Mission
210(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
210(1)
Key Terms
211(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
211(1)
Paul and His Apostolic Mission: 1 Thessalonians as a Test Case
212(15)
What to Expect
212(1)
The Founding of the Church in Thessalonica
213(5)
The Beginnings of the Thessalonian Church: A Socio-Historical Perspective
218(2)
The Church at Thessalonica after Paul's Departure
220(4)
Conclusion: Paul the Apostle
224(1)
At a Glance: 1 Thessalonians
225(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
225(1)
Key Terms
225(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
226(1)
Paul and the Crises of His Churches: The Corinthian Correspondence
227(17)
What to Expect
227(1)
1 Corinthians
227(10)
At a Glance: 1 Corinthians
237(1)
2 Corinthians
237(5)
At a Glance: 2 Corinthians
242(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
242(1)
Key Terms
242(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
243(1)
Paul and the Crises of His Churches: Galatians, Philippians, and Philemon
244(17)
What to Expect
244(1)
Galatians
244(8)
At a Glance: Galatians
252(1)
Philippians
253(3)
At a Glance: Philippians
256(1)
Philemon
257(2)
At a Glance: Philemon
259(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
259(1)
Key Terms
259(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
260(1)
The Gospel According to Paul: The Letter to the Romans
261(14)
What to Expect
261(1)
The Occasion and Purpose of the Letter
262(2)
The Theme of the Epistle
264(1)
Pauline Models for Salvation
265(5)
The Flow of Paul's Argument
270(3)
Conclusion: Paul and the Romans
273(1)
At a Glance: Romans
273(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
274(1)
Key Terms
274(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
274(1)
In the Wake of the Apostle: The Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles
275(20)
What to Expect
275(1)
Pseudonymity in the Ancient World
275(3)
The Deutero-Pauline Epistles
278(9)
At a Glance: The Deutero-Pauline Epistles
287(2)
The Pastoral Epistles
289(1)
The Historical Situation and Authorship of the Pastoral Epistles
290(3)
At a Glance: The Pastoral Epistles
293(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
293(1)
Key Terms
294(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
295(1)
From Paul's Female Colleagues to the Pastor's Intimidated Women: The Oppression of Women in Early Christianity
295(12)
What to Expect
295(1)
Women in Paul's Churches
295(1)
Women Associated with Jesus
296(3)
Paul's Understanding of Women in the Church
299(1)
Women in the Aftermath of Paul
300(2)
Ancient Ideologies of Gender
302(1)
Gender Ideology and the Pauline Churches
303(2)
At a Glance: Women in Early Christianity
305(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
305(1)
Key Terms
306(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
306(1)
Christian Conflicts with Jews and Pagans: Hebrews and 1 Peter
307(23)
What to Expect
307(1)
Christians and Jews
308(1)
Early Christian Self-Definition
308(1)
Continuity and Superiority: The Epistle to the Hebrews
309(8)
At a Glance: Hebrews
317(1)
Christians and Pagans
317(7)
Christians in a Hostile World: The Letter of 1 Peter
324(4)
At a Glance: 1 Peter
328(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading
328(1)
Key Terms
329(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
329(1)
Christian Conflicts with Christians and With the Cosmos: James, 2 Peter, Jude, and the Book of Revelation
330(23)
What to Expect
330(1)
Christian Conflicts with Christians
330(1)
The Epistle of James
331(2)
Jude
333(1)
2 Peter
334(2)
Conflicts within the Early Christian Communities
336(1)
At a Glance: Christian Internal Conflicts
337(1)
Christian Conflicts with the Cosmos
337(1)
The Content and Structure of the Book of Revelation
338(1)
The Book of Revelation from a Historical Perspective
339(1)
Apocalyptic World Views and Apocalypse Genre
340(4)
The Revelation of John in Historical Context
344(6)
At a Glance: The Book of Revelation
350(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading
350(1)
Key Terms
351(1)
Questions for Study and Reflection
351(2)
Glossary of Terms 353(16)
Index 369


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