An Introduction to the New Testament: History, Literature, Theology

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2012 - Religion - 722 pages
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This thoroughly researched textbook from well-respected scholar M. Eugene Boring presents a user-friendly introduction to the New Testament books. Boring approaches the New Testament as a historical document, one that requires using a hands-on, critical method. Moreover, he asserts that the New Testament is the church's book, in that it was written, selected, preserved, and transmitted by the church. Boring goes on to explore the historical foundation and formation of the New Testament within the context of pre-Christian Judaism and the world of Jesus and the early church. He then examines the individual books of the New Testament, providing helpful background information and methods for interpretation, and revealing the narrative substructure found within each of the Gospels and Letters.

This volume includes helpful illustrations, charts, notes, and suggestions for further reading. Sections are laid out in a well-organized manner to help students navigate the content more easily.


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This Introduction is certainly non-tradition both in content in format, but still a helpful resource. Unlike some intros, Boring does not interact as explicitly with other scholars as much as he is ... Read full review

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User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

A thorough and extensive introduction to all aspects of the New Testament: historical context, text, literary conventions, etc. The author has clearly devoted his life to New Testament studies and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

M. Eugene Boring is I. Wylie Briscoe Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. He is the author of numerous books on the New Testament, including Mark from the acclaimed New Testament Library series, and Revelation from the best-selling Interpretation series.

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