The New Testament Story
This informative, clearly written book introduces the New Testament in two main ways: (1) it explains where the New Testament came from, and (2) it examines the New Testament writings themselves.
Ben Witherington first tells how and why the New Testament documents were written and collected and how they came to be known as the New Testament that we have today. He then discusses the main stories and major figures in the New Testament. Witherington looks particularly at the Gospels, examining how and why their stories differ and pointing out what these ancient biographies actually say about Jesus. He also surveys the ways that these stories were told and retold, explaining how this literary development has influenced Christian theology, ethics, and social thought.
At once scholarly and accessible -- it really is written in plain English -- Witheringtonbs guide to the origins and message of the New Testament is eminently suitable as a text for college and seminary students. With each chapter followed by a section called bExercises and Questions for Study and Reflection, b "The New Testament Story" will also prove valuable to individual readers and ideal for church classes and group Bible studies.
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Author of the immensely popular The Jesus Quest, Witherington (New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary) here offers a New Testament introduction in miniature. Witherington reflects mainline ... Read full review
The Pedagogy and the Passion Sayings and Passion Stories about Jesus
Letters and Homilies for Converts
All the Good News That Was Fit to Print
The Selection Collection and Rejection of Texts
The Stories in the New Testament
Borrowed Tales from the Earlier Testament
Stories of Paul and Peter The Trials and Tribulations of Apostles
Stories of Jesus outside the Gospels
Stories of Jesus inside the Gospels
Basic Acts Time Line
Chronology of Pauls Life and Letters
Units of Weight and Measure with approximate metric and English equivalents
Map of the Roman Empire in the First Century CE
Map of Palestine in the First Century CE
Map of Pauls Journeys According to Acts
Tales of the Holy Family