New Testament Survey

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 28, 1985 - Religion - 454 pages
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First published in 1953 and revised in 1961, Merrill Tenney's comprehensive survey has served to introduce the general reader, student, and teacher to the world and message of the New Testament.

Written in a clear, nontechnical style, New Testament Survey begins with a survey of the social, political, economic, and religious background of the New Testament, and then goes on to examine the various groups of New Testament books, which are considered in their historical settings. The book concludes with a penetrating study of the New Testament canon.

Undertaken at the request of Dr. Tenney, and prepared with his full approval, this 1985 revision by Walter M. Dunnett includes an entirely new chapter on the Jewish background of the New Testament, plus several new short sections, including materials on the Gospels and the canon of the New Testament. The bibliography has been enlarged and updated, and many of the book's numerous illustrations, maps, and charts are new. Great care has been exercised to retain the spirit and quality of the original work, ensuring that the book will remain a standard in the years to come.
 

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In spite of its evangelical Protestant bias, this book is actually a very good introduction to the writings of the New Testament, the events that inspired them, and the world around them. The authors ... Read full review

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A comprehensive survey of the New Testament world and message. The book is written in an eminently readable style, sets forth the background, outline and purpose of each New Testament book, and ... Read full review

Contents

THE POLITICAL WORLD
3
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
13
THE HELLENISTIC KINGDOMS
15
THE JEWISH STATE
19
THE SOCIAL WORLD AND THE ECONOMIC WORLD
48
PAGAN SOCIETY
49
CULTURAL ATTAINMENTS
51
MORAL STANDARDS
58
THE PREACHING OF PETER
251
THE GENTILE CHURCH AND THE PAULINE MISSION ACTS 1119 TO 1535
255
THE CHURCH AT ANTIOCH
256
THE MISSION TO THE GENTILES
258
THE COUNCIL AT JERUSALEM
260
THE LITERATURE OF PROTEST
263
THE EPISTLE OF JAMES
264
THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS
267

AGRICULTURE
59
TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL
61
THE RELIGIOUS WORLD
65
EMPEROR WORSHIP
67
THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS
68
THE PHILOSOPHIES
71
JUDAISM
80
ORIGIN
81
THEOLOGY
83
THE TEMPLE
87
THE SYNAGOGUE
90
THE SACRED YEAR
92
THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
96
THE LITERATURE
98
THE SECTS OF JUDAISM
105
THE DIASPORA
112
JEWISH BACKGROUND FOR THE NEW TESTAMENT 200 BCAD 200
116
APOCRYPHA AND PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
117
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
119
BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE QUMRAN COMMUNITY
120
COMPARISONS WITH THE NEW TESTAMENT
121
THE GOSPELS THE RECORDS OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST
127
6 BC to AD 30
128
THE NEW TESTAMENT ITS NAME AND CONTENT
129
THE CONTENT
130
THE GOSPELS AS LITERARY WORKS
137
THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM
139
PROPOSED SOLUTION
140
THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
149
DATE AND PLACE
150
CONTENT
151
OUTLINE
152
EMPHASIS
156
CHARACTERS
157
SPECIAL FEATURES
158
THE GOSPEL OF MARK
160
DATE AND PLACE
161
CONTENT
164
OUTLINE
166
EMPHASIS
170
CHARACTERS
171
THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
173
AUTHOR
176
DATE AND PLACE
179
OUTLINE
180
EMPHASIS
183
CHARACTERS
185
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
188
AUTHOR
189
DATE AND PLACE
191
CONTENT
192
OUTLINE
193
EMPHASIS
197
PURPOSE
198
CHARACTERS
199
THE LIFE OF CHRIST
203
THE PERIODS OF JESUS LIFE
205
THE GEOGRAPHY OF JESUS LIFE
211
THE TEACHING OF JESUS
220
THE RECORDS OF THE EARLY CHURCH
229
AD 30 to 60
230
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHURCH ACTS 11 TO 83
231
ACTS 11 TO 83
239
THE FIRST DISPERSION
242
THE TRANSITION ACTS 84 TO 1118
245
THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH
247
THE CONVERSION OF PAUL
248
THE PAULINE PROGRAM ACTS 1536 TO 2116
277
THE SECOND MISSION TO ASIA MINOR
278
THE MISSION TO MACEDONIA
279
THE THESSALONIAN LETTERS
282
II THESSALONIANS
284
THE MISSION TO ACHAIA
286
THE MISSION TO ASIA
293
THE CORINTHIAN CORRESPONDENCE
296
I CORINTHIANS
297
II CORINTHIANS
301
THE LAST VISIT TO CORINTH
303
THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS
304
THE MISSION CONCLUDED
308
THE PAULINE IMPRISONMENT ACTS 2117 TO 2831
312
JERUSALEM
313
THE EPISTLES
316
PHILEMON
318
EPHESIANS
319
COLOSSIANS
321
PHILIPPIANS
324
RESULTS OF THE PAULINE IMPRISONMENT
329
THE PROBLEMS OF THE EARLY CHURCH
331
AD 60 to 100
332
THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH THE PASTORAL EPISTLES
333
I TIMOTHY
335
TITUS
337
II TIMOTHY
339
EVALUATION
342
THE SUFFERING CHURCH I PETER
344
AUTHOR
347
OUTLINE
350
CONTENT
351
EVALUATION
353
THE BREAK FROM JUDAISM HEBREWS
355
AUTHOR
358
DATE
359
CONTENT
361
EVALUATION
363
THE PERIL OF HERESIES II PETER JUDE I II III JOHN
365
II PETER
366
JUDE
370
I II III JOHN
374
I JOHN
377
II JOHN
378
III JOHN
379
THE EXPECTANT CHURCH REVELATION
381
INTERPRETATIONS
385
CONTENT
390
OUTLINE
391
EVALUATION
393
THE CANON AND TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
399
THE CANON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
401
INTERNAL TESTIMONY
404
EXTERNAL TESTIMONY
405
CONCLUSIONS
409
THE TEXT AND TRANSMISSION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
413
THE TRANSMISSION OF THE TEXT
415
THE SOURCES OF THE TEXT
416
MODERN TRANSLATIONS
420
APPENDIXES
425
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
435
INDEX OF PERSONS
441
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
443
INDEX OF PLACES
446
INDEX OF TEXTS
448
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(d.1985) He was for many years Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Bible and Theology at Wheaton College in Illinois.

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