9780809129393

Reading the New Testament

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  • ISBN13:

    9780809129393

  • ISBN10:

    0809129396

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1988-03-01
  • Publisher: Paulist Pr

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"This is an excellent book for anyone wishing to start studying the New Testament...as an individual or as a member of a group". -- The Universe, London

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Why Study the Bible?
1(22)
What Is the New Testament?
1(1)
Dating Books in the New Testament
2(1)
The Contents of the New Testament
2(7)
The Bible as Classic and as Canon
9(1)
Language, Text and Translation
10(3)
Entering the New Testament World: Archeology and History
13(4)
The New Testament and Christian Life
17(3)
Summary
20(3)
The World of Jesus
23(28)
Galilee, Samaria and Judea
23(6)
The Political and Social World
29(3)
Religious Parties and Sects
32(3)
Religious Customs and Beliefs
35(10)
The Religious Life of the People
45(3)
Summary
48(3)
PART TWO: THE MESSIAH, JESUS
The Life of Jesus
51(27)
Seeking Jesus of Nazareth
51(1)
How the Stories Are Preserved
52(11)
Jesus as Teacher and Miracle-Worker
63(5)
Jesus and His Followers
68(4)
The Trial and Death of Jesus
72(3)
Summary
75(3)
The Preaching of Jesus
78(13)
Proclaiming the Kingdom of God
78(2)
Parables as a Language of Faith
80(2)
Wisdom in the Sayings of Jesus
82(2)
Summons to Discipleship
84(5)
Summary
89(2)
The Resurrection of Jesus
91(7)
Images of Death and Life in Judaism
91(1)
Martyrs and Suffering Righteous Ones
91(1)
Resurrection, Vindication and Judgment
92(2)
The Resurrection of Jesus
94(1)
Summary
95(3)
The Beginnings of Christology
98(16)
Asking ``Who Is This Jesus?''
98(2)
Resurrection, Jesus and God
100(1)
Jesus as Messiah, Son of God, Son of Man, Lord
101(5)
Jesus in Worship: Acclamation and Hymn
106(4)
Stories and the Identity of Jesus
110(2)
Summary
112(2)
PART THREE: PAUL, MISSIONARY TO THE GENTILES
The World of Paul
114(21)
Christianity in an Urban Environment
114(3)
Competing Religious and Philosophies
117(8)
Social Status of Pauline Christians
125(3)
The Church and the Forms of Association
128(3)
The Workshop and Paul's Missionary Practice
131(1)
Summary
132(3)
The Life of Paul
135(25)
Sources for Paul's Life
135(5)
Reading a Pauline Letter
140(2)
Writing the Letter
142(5)
Philemon: Letters and Apostolic Authority
147(3)
Missionary to the Gentiles: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
150(4)
Paul's Missionary Associates: Philippians
154(3)
Summary
157(3)
Christians: Jew and Gentile
160(15)
Jewish/Gentile Christianity: Its Variations
160(3)
Righteousness, Faith and the Law
163(1)
Freedom for the Gentiles: Galatians
164(4)
Righteousness and Salvation History: Romans
168(4)
Summary
172(3)
Divisions in Corinth
175(16)
The Urban Environment of Corinth
175(3)
Paul and the Corinthian Community
178(4)
Church as Body of Christ: 1 Corinthians
182(4)
Division and Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians
186(3)
Summary
189(2)
Universalizing Paul's Message
191(12)
Pauline Christianity in Colossians and Ephesians
191(5)
Christ as Lord of the Cosmos: Colossians
196(3)
All United in Christ: Ephesians
199(2)
Summary
201(2)
PART FOUR: THE GOSPELS: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JESUS
Mark: Jesus, Suffering Messiah
203(11)
The Composition of Mark
203(4)
Jesus as Powerful Savior
207(2)
Jesus, Suffering Son of Man
209(1)
Discipleship in Mark
210(1)
Summary
211(3)
Matthew: Jesus, Teacher of Israel
214(15)
The Composition of Matthew
214(4)
The Sermons: Jesus Instructs the Community
218(3)
Jesus as Fulfillment of the Law
221(4)
Discipleship in Matthew
225(2)
Summary
227(2)
Luke: Jesus, the Lord
229(13)
The Composition of Luke
229(6)
The Time of Salvation
235(1)
Jesus as Universal Savior
236(2)
Discipleship in Luke
238(2)
Summary
240(2)
John: Jesus, the Divine Son
242(13)
The Composition of John
242(6)
Jesus, the Jews and the World
248(2)
Jesus, Revelation of the Father
250(1)
Discipleship in John
251(2)
Summary
253(2)
PART FIVE: CONTINUING THE CHRISTIAN STORY
Acts: The Gospel to the Nations
255(15)
The Composition of Acts
255(5)
The Church in Salvation History
260(3)
The Apostle Heroes: Peter and Paul
263(2)
Discipleship in Acts
265(3)
Summary
268(2)
Hebrews: The Heavenly High Priest
270(11)
The Thought World of Hebrews
270(4)
Christ as Heavenly High Priest
274(2)
Discipleship in Hebrews
276(2)
Summary
278(3)
The Pastoral Epistles: A Pauline Tradition
281(12)
The Image of Paul in the Pastorals
281(4)
True Doctrine in the Pastorals
285(2)
Church Organization in the Pastorals
287(2)
Christian Women in the Pastorals
289(2)
Summary
291(2)
The Catholic Epistles: An Apostolic Heritage
293(11)
1 Peter, the ``Holy People of God''
293(4)
James and Jude, the Legacy of Jewish Christianity
297(2)
2 Peter, Christian Eschatology
299(3)
Summary
302(2)
The Johannine Epistles: A Church Divided
304(8)
The Story of Johannine Christianity
304(2)
1 and 2 John, Christian Fellowship and the Crisis of Division
306(3)
3 John, Broken Hospitality
309(1)
Summary
310(2)
Revelation: Christianity and the Empire
312(17)
The Composition of Revelation
312(7)
The Apocalyptic Imagination
319(2)
The Political Message of Revelation
321(4)
Discipleship in Revelation
325(2)
Summary
327(2)
Bibliography for Further Study 329(10)
Scripture Index 339(7)
Subject Index 346

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