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The New Testament Story - Darlene Hyatt

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Published: April 2004
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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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Prefacep. ix
The Story of the New Testament
The Tools and the Textp. 3
The Pedagogy and the Passion: Sayings and Passion Stories about Jesusp. 28
Letters and Homilies for Convertsp. 48
All the Good News That Was Fit to Printp. 73
The Selection, Collection, and Rejection of Textsp. 96
The Stories in the New Testament
Borrowed Tales from the Earlier Testamentp. 109
Stories of Paul and Peter: The Trials and Tribulations of Apostlesp. 143
Tales of the Holy Familyp. 183
Stories of Jesus outside the Gospelsp. 200
Stories of Jesus inside the Gospelsp. 222
Basic Acts Time Linep. 273
Chronology of Paul's Life and Lettersp. 275
Units of Weight and Measurep. 280
Map of the Roman Empire in the First Century C.E.p. 281
Map of Palestine in the First Century C.E.p. 282
Map of Paul's Journeys According to Actsp. 283
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ISBN: 9780802827654
ISBN-10: 0802827659
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: April 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44