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The New Testament: A Student's Introduction

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780072876017

ISBN10:
0072876018
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/14/2005
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

This introductory student-centered text is now full color, enhancing its readers' visual experience! The fifth edition of The New Testament retains its effective 5-part organization ("An Invitation to the New Testament," "Diverse Portraits of Jesus," "An Account of the Early Church," "Paul and the Pauline Tradition," and "General Letters and Vision of End Time"), which traces the New Testament’s chronological, thematic, and literary development and examines each New Testament document on a book-by-book basis. This method helps students to become familiar with the content and major themes of the New Testament as well as to acquaint themselves with the goals and methods of important biblical scholarship. The fifth edition of The New Testament is the best revision ever.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
PART ONE An Invitation to the New Testament
1(98)
Photo Essay | The Jewish and Hellenistic Background of Early Christianity
2(2)
An Overview of the New Testament
4(19)
Key Topics/Themes
4(1)
What Is the New Testament?
5(1)
The New Testament and the Hebrew Bible
6(7)
Language and Literature of the New Testament
13(5)
Other Early Christian Literature
18(2)
Scholarly Approaches to the New Testament
20(1)
Summary
21(1)
Questions for Review
21(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
21(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
22(1)
Recommended Reading
22(1)
How the New Testament Was Formed and Handed Down to Us
23(39)
Key Topics/Themes
23(1)
Formation of the New Testament Canon
23(4)
Transmitting the New Testament Texts
27(4)
English Translations
31(6)
Summary
37(1)
Questions for Review
38(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
38(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
38(1)
Recommended Reading
38(2)
The Two Worlds in Which Christianity Originated
Jewish and Greek
40(22)
Key Topics/Themes
40(1)
The One God, Yahweh
40(2)
The Torah
42(1)
The Divine Promises
43(1)
The Jerusalem Temple
44(1)
The World of Greek Thought and Culture
45(1)
Greek Philosophy
46(3)
Greco-Roman Religion
49(7)
The Mystery Religions
56(3)
Summary
59(1)
Questions for Review
60(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
60(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
60(1)
Recommended Reading
60(2)
The Troubled World into Which Jesus Was Born
62(19)
Key Topics/Themes
62(1)
Alexander and His Successors
63(1)
Antiochus's Persecution and the Maccabean Revolt
64(5)
The Roman Emperors
69(6)
The Jewish Revolt Against Rome
75(3)
Summary
78(1)
Questions for Review
79(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
79(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
79(1)
Recommended Reading
79(2)
The Diverse World of First-Century Judaisms
81(18)
Key Topics/Themes
81(1)
First-Century Jewish Diversity
81(9)
The Messiah: First-Century Expectations
90(6)
Messianic Claimants Before and After Jesus
96(1)
Summary
97(1)
Questions for Review
97(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
97(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
98(1)
Recommended Reading
98(1)
PART TWO Diverse Portraits of Jesus
99(190)
Photo Essay | Archaeological Sites and Artifacts Associated with Jesus' Life
100(3)
The Gospels
Form and Purpose
103(23)
Key Topics/Themes
103(3)
The Gospels and Modern Scholarship
106(2)
Assumptions and Approaches
108(2)
The Synoptic Problem
110(9)
The Gospel of John
119(1)
Literary Analysis of the Gospels
119(5)
Summary
124(1)
Questions for Review
124(1)
Question for Discussion and Reflection
124(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
124(1)
Recommended Reading
124(2)
Mark's Portrait of Jesus
The Hidden Messiah and Eschatological Judge
126(29)
Key Topics/Themes
126(1)
Mark's Historical Setting
126(2)
Mark's Puzzling Attitude Toward Jesus' Close Associates
128(3)
Mark as a Literary Narrative
131(2)
Prelude to Jesus' Public Ministry
133(2)
The Galilean Ministry: Inaugurating the Kingdom
135(8)
The Journey to Jerusalem: Jesus' Predestined Suffering
143(2)
The Jerusalem Ministry: A Week of Sacred Time
145(4)
Mark's Passion Narrative: Jesus' Trial and Crucifixion
149(3)
Postlude: The Empty Tomb
152(1)
Summary
152(1)
Questions for Review
152(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
153(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
153(1)
Recommended Reading
153(2)
Matthew's Portrait of Jesus
A Teacher Greater than Moses
155(32)
Key Topics/Themes
155(1)
Relation to the Hebrew Bible
155(2)
Authorship, Purpose, Sources, and Organization
157(9)
Introduction to the Messiah: Infancy Narrative
166(1)
The Beginning of Jesus' Proclamation
167(2)
First Major Discourse: The Sermon on the Mount
169(3)
First Narrative Section: Ten Miracles
172(1)
Second Major Discourse: Instructions to the Twelve Apostles
172(2)
Second Narrative Section: Questions and Controversies
174(1)
Third Major Discourse: Parables on the Kingdom
174(2)
Third Narrative Section: From the Rejection in Nazareth to the Transfiguration
176(1)
Fourth Major Discourse: Instructions to the Church
176(1)
Fourth Narrative Section: The Jerusalem Ministry
177(1)
Fifth Major Discourse: Warnings of Final Judgment
178(4)
Fifth and Final Narrative Section: The Passion Story and Resurrection
182(2)
Summary
184(1)
Questions for Review
184(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
185(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
185(1)
Recommended Reading
185(2)
Luke's Portrait of Jesus
A Savior for ``All Nations''
187(31)
Key Topics/Themes
187(1)
Israel and the Church: Luke's Theology of History
188(1)
The Author and His Sources
189(8)
Infancy Narratives of the Baptist and Jesus
197(3)
Jesus' Galilean Ministry and the ``Lesser Interpolation''
200(3)
Luke's Travel Narrative: Jesus' Teachings on the Journey to Jerusalem
203(7)
The Jerusalem Ministry: Jesus' Challenge to the Holy City
210(2)
The Final Conflict and Passion Story
212(2)
Epilogue: Postresurrection Appearances in the Vicinity of Jerusalem
214(1)
Summary
215(1)
Questions for Review
216(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
216(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
217(1)
Recommended Reading
217(1)
Photo Essay | Diverse Portraits of Jesus
218(3)
John's Portrait of Jesus
Divine Wisdom Made Flesh
221(29)
Key Topics/Themes
221(1)
Authorship
222(10)
Hymn to the Word (Logos)
232(3)
The Book of Signs
235(6)
The Book of Glory
241(2)
John's Interpretation of the Passion
243(3)
Epilogue: Postresurrection Appearances in Galilee
246(1)
Summary
247(1)
Questions for Review
248(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
248(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
248(1)
Recommended Reading
248(2)
The Other Gospels
Additional Portraits of Jesus
250(16)
Key Topics/Themes
250(1)
Contrasting Portrayals of Jesus
250(3)
The Gospel of Thomas
253(5)
Secret Mark
258(1)
The Gospel of Peter
258(1)
Gospels About Jesus' Infancy and Childhood
259(4)
Summary
263(1)
Questions for Review
264(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
264(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
264(1)
Recommended Reading
264(2)
The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus
266(23)
Key Topics/Themes
266(2)
Early Historical References to Jesus
268(1)
A Survey of the Historical Search for the ``Real'' Jesus
269(1)
Renewing the Quest
270(1)
The Continuing Scholarly Debate
271(1)
Some Criteria for Testing the Authenticity of Jesus' Words and Deeds
271(2)
A Nonapocalyptic Wisdom Teacher
273(2)
An Apocalyptic Jesus
275(2)
Some General Agreements About the Historical Jesus
277(3)
Jesus' Teaching About the Kingdom
280(4)
Wisdom and the Kingdom of God
284(1)
Summary
285(1)
Questions for Review
286(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
286(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
287(1)
Recommended Reading
287(2)
PART THREE An Account of the Early Church
289(28)
Photo Essay | Themes and Settings in the Book of Acts
290(3)
Acts of the Apostles
293(24)
Key Topics/Themes
293(1)
The Divine Plan of Humanity's Salvation
294(2)
Prologue and Account of the Ascension
296(1)
Founding the Jerusalem Church
297(2)
The Work of Peter and the Apostles
299(1)
Persecution of the Hellenist-Jewish Christians: The First Missions
300(1)
Preparation for the Gentile Mission: The Recruitment of Paul and Cornelius
301(2)
The First Missionary Journey of Barnabas and Paul: The Jerusalem Conference
303(4)
Paul's Second Missionary Journey: Evangelizing Greece
307(4)
Paul's Third Missionary Journey: Revisiting Asia Minor and Greece
311(1)
Paul's Arrest in Jerusalem and Imprisonment in Caesarea
312(2)
Paul's Journey to Rome and His Preaching to Roman Jews
314(1)
Summary
315(1)
Questions for Review
315(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
316(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
316(1)
Recommended Reading
316(1)
PART FOUR Paul and the Pauline Tradition
317(76)
Photo Essay | Paul and His World
318(2)
Paul
Apostle to the Nations
320(13)
Key Topics/Themes
320(1)
Seeking the Historical Paul
321(1)
The Historical Reliability of Acts
321(1)
Paul's Experience of the Risen Jesus
322(1)
Dating Paul's Career
323(2)
Paul's Letters
325(3)
Paul's Major Assumptions and Concerns
328(3)
Summary
331(1)
Questions for Review
331(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
331(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
331(1)
Recommended Reading
332(1)
Unity, Freedom, and Christ's Return
Paul's Letters to Thessalonica and Corinth
333(17)
Key Topics/Themes
333(1)
First Letter to the Thessalonians
334(2)
First Letter to the Corinthians
336(10)
Second Letter to the Corinthians
346(2)
Summary
348(1)
Questions for Review
348(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
348(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
349(1)
Recommended Reading
349(1)
Freedom from Law and Justification by Faith
Galatians and Romans
350(15)
Key Topics/Themes
350(1)
An Angry Letter to the ``Stupid'' Galatians
351(3)
Letter to the Romans
354(9)
Summary
363(1)
Questions for Review
363(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
363(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
364(1)
Recommended Reading
364(1)
Letters from Prison
Philippians and Philemon
365(11)
Key Topics/Themes
365(1)
Place of Origin
365(1)
Letter to the Philippians
366(4)
Letter to Philemon
370(1)
Paul's Lasting Influence
371(2)
Summary
373(1)
Questions for Review
374(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
374(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
374(1)
Recommended Reading
374(2)
Continuing the Pauline Tradition
2 Thessalonians, Colossians, Ephesians, the Pastoral Epistles, 1 Clement, and the Epistle of Barnabas
376(17)
Key Topics/Themes
376(1)
The Problem of Pseudonymity
377(1)
Second Letter to the Thessalonians
378(1)
A Disputed Letter to the Colossians
379(2)
Letter to the Ephesians
381(3)
The Pastorals: Letters to Timothy and Titus
384(3)
1 Clement
387(1)
The Epistle of Barnabas
388(1)
Summary
389(1)
Questions for Review
389(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
390(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
390(1)
Recommended Reading
390(3)
PART FIVE General Letters and Some Visions of End Time
393(56)
General Letters on Faith and Behavior
Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and the Teachings (Didache) of the Twelve Apostles
394(20)
Key Topics/Themes
394(1)
Authors and Dates
395(1)
The Book of Hebrews
395(4)
James
399(3)
1 Peter
402(2)
Jude
404(1)
2 Peter
405(2)
Letters from the Johannine Community
407(2)
The Teaching (Didache) of the Twelve Apostles
409(2)
Summary
411(1)
Questions for Review
411(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
412(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
412(1)
Recommended Reading
412(2)
Photo Essay | The Conflict Between Caesar and Christ
414(2)
Continuing the Apocalyptic Hope
The Book of Revelation and Other Jewish/Christian Apocalyptic Works
416(24)
Key Topics/Themes
416(1)
Revelation and the Apocalyptic Tradition
417(9)
Jesus' Letters to the Seven Churches
426(1)
Visions in Heaven
426(2)
Signs in Heaven: The Woman, the Dragon, the Beast, and the Seven Plagues
428(4)
Other Hellenistic-Jewish and Christian Apocalypses
432(5)
Summary
437(1)
Questions for Review
437(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
438(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
438(1)
Recommended Reading
438(2)
The Judeo-Christian Bible and Subsequent History
440(9)
The Evolution of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Greek Scriptures
440(2)
Constantine the Great
442(1)
The Church and the Secular World
442(2)
Shocks and Readjustments
444(3)
Summary
447(1)
Questions for Review
447(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
447(1)
Terms and Concepts to Remember
447(1)
Recommended Reading
447(2)
Glossary of New Testament Terms and Concepts 449(28)
Selected Bibliography 477(1)
Credits 478(2)
Index 480


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