The New Testament Writings: History, Literature, and Interpretation

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Religion - 223 pages
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The New Testament Writings is a simple and direct introduction to the New Testament. Christians have a need and desire to comprehend the literature on which their faith is based. James Efird's book serves this need very well. He presents the New Testament clearly and concisely in nontechnical language. This is a valuable resource for education, growth, and faith.

 

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Contents

Palestinian Background for the Ministry of Jesus
1
The Synoptic Gospels
27
Synoptic Themes
72
The Hellenistic Background and the Book of Acts
85
The Letters and Teaching of Paul
103
The PostApostolic Age
150
The Johannine Writings
189
Conclusion
210
Bibliography
217
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James M. Efird is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of How to Interpret the Bible; The Old Testament Writings: History, Literature, and Interpretation (WJK); and The New Testament Writings: History, Literature, and Interpretation (WJK).

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