Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 608 pages, 7.52 × 9.21 × 0.98 in
Published: July 15, 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0199757534
ISBN - 13: 9780199757534
Table of Contents
Chapters 2-30 end with Key Terms and Suggestions for Further Reading Boxes Maps, Time Lines, and Diagrams Preface to the Fourth Edition Preface to the Fifth Edition Acknowledgments Notes on Suggestions for Further Reading Credits Master Time Line 1. What is the New Testament? The Early Christians and Their Literature The Diversity of Early Christianity The New Testament Canon of Scripture Implications for Our Study At a Glance: Box 1.5 The New Testament Canon Excursus: Some Additional Reflections: The Historian and the Believer Take a Stand 2. Do We Have the Original New Testament? Publishing Books: Now and Then How Can We Know if We Have an Ancient Author''s Actual Words? What Manuscripts of the New Testament Do We Have? The Good News and Bad News A Concrete Example Accidental Mistakes Intentional Errors Criteria for Establishing the Text At a Glance: Box 2.6 The Text of the New Testament Take a Stand 3. The World of Early Christian Traditions The Problem of Beginnings One Remarkable Life The Environment of the New Testament: Religions in the Greco-Roman World Another Glimpse into the Past: Box 3.3 The Roman Empire At a Glance: Box 3.6 The World of Early Christianity Take a Stand 4. The Jewish Context of Jesus and His Followers Judaism as a Greco-Roman Religion Political Crises in Palestine and Their Ramifications The Formation of Jewish Sects At a Glance: Box 4.6 The Jewish World of Early Christianity Take a Stand 5. The Traditions of Jesus in Their Greco-Roman Context Oral
From the Publisher
Featuring vibrant full color throughout, the fifth edition of Bart D. Ehrman''s highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Distinctive to this study
is its unique focus on the historical, literary, and religious milieux of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judaism. As part of its historical orientation, the book also discusses other Christian writings that were roughly contemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the
Apocalypse of Peter, and the letters of Ignatius.
About the Author
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published numerous books and articles, including The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations (OUP, 2011); A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition
(OUP, 2010); and Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew (OUP, 2005).