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Find yourself in the midst of New Testament times and events with NEW TESTAMENT STORY: AN INTRODUCTION, Fourth Edition. Author David L. Barr demonstrates how every New Testament writing is located within the context of a story, even if the individual piece does not express a story itself. The book helps you critically examine each piece to uncover its significance and meaning and gain a stronger understanding of the language used, as well as the historical and cultural differences between Biblical and modern times.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: the Three Worlds of the Text: Reading the New Testament Story|
|Preparing to Hear the Stories: the Cultural Context of the First Audience|
|The Story before the Writings: Storytelling in Earliest Christianity|
|The Story In Letters|
|The Earliest Jesus Literature: the The ssalonian Correspondence|
|Paul+s Letters to His Followers: Philemon, Philippians, Galatians, Corinthians|
|Paul+s Address to Those outside His Circle: Romans|
|Paul for a New Day: Colossians, Ephesians, Timothy, Titus|
|Echoes of Other Stories: James, Jude, Hebrews, Peter|
|The Story In Narratives|
|Stories Told: Approaches to Understanding the Gospels|
|God+s Kingdom in a Tragic World: the Gospel According to Mark|
|The Book of the New Community: the Gospel According to Matthew|
|The Gospel as Heroic Narrative: the Story of Luke-Acts|
|Irony and the Spirit: the Gospel According to John|
|The Dawn of a New Day: the Apocalypse of John|
|The Story after the Writings: One Story in Many|
|Appendix: Doing Your Own Research: Hints for Writing Research Papers on the New Testament|
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