A Brief Introduction to the New Testament

Paperback | August 18, 2016

byBart D. Ehrman

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Featuring vibrant full color and an exceptionally engaging narrative, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament is a concise version of the bestselling The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. This volume looks at the New Testament from a consistentlyhistorical and comparative perspective and emphasizes the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco Roman world, including early Judaism.

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Featuring vibrant full color and an exceptionally engaging narrative, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament is a concise version of the bestselling The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. This volume looks at the New Testament from a consistentlyhistorical and comparative perspective and emphas...

Bart D. Ehrman is James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited more than twenty-nine books, including five New York Times best sellers. His publications include After the New Testament, Second Edition (OUP, 2014), The Bible (OUP, 2013), Forgery a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Why Study the New Testament?1. What Is the New Testament?2. The Greco-Roman World of Early Christianity3. The Jewish World of Early Christianity4. The Traditions of Jesus in Their Greco-Roman Context5. Jesus, the Suffering Son of God: The Gospel according to Mark6. Jesus, the Jewish Messiah: The Gospel according to Matthew7. Jesus, the Rejected Prophet: The Gospel according to Luke8. Jesus, the Man Sent from Heaven: The Gospel according to John9. The Historical Jesus10. From Jesus to the Gospels11. Luke's Second Volume: The Book of Acts12. Paul the Apostle: The Man and His Mission13. Paul and His Apostolic Mission: 1 Thessalonians as a Test Case14. Paul and the Crises of His Churches: The Corinthian Correspondence15. Paul and the Crises of His Churches: Galatians, Philippians, and Philemon16. The Gospel according to Paul: The Letter to the Romans17. In the Wake of the Apostle: The Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles18. From Paul's Female Colleagues to the Pastor's Intimidated Women: The Status of Women in Early Christianity19. Christian Conflicts with Jews and Pagans: Hebrews and 1 Peter20. Christian Interactions with Christians: James, 2 Peter, Jude, and the Johannine Epistles21. Christians and the Cosmos: The Book of Revelation