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Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological… (edition 2009)

by Mark Allan Powell (Author)

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This up-to-date New Testament introduction has been carefully designed for the classroom. Mark Allan Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. Chapters appear in the book in canonical order but are designed for assignment in any order. --from publisher description… (more)
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Title:Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey
Authors:Mark Allan Powell (Author)
Info:Baker Academic (2009), Edition: 34310th, 560 pages
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If you are looking for a good introduction to the NT, this is a good choice. Mark Allan Powell provides a chapter on each NT book as well as separate chapters on the NT world, NT writings, Jesus, the Gospels, the NT letters, and Paul. He does a great job at giving you the big picture without overwhelming you. Most chapters include an introduction, an overview of the book, historical background, and a list of the major themes. He is not afraid of broaching controversial topics, and he does so without forcing his own opinions too much into the conversation. All in all, a great book at learning the basic content and background to the NT. As an added bonus, he also has a website with flash cards and a quiz on every chapter with numerous articles for further reading and references. Highly recommended. ( )
  nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
Overall, Introducing the New Testament will be gladly received as a substantial resource for NT classes and will be utilized in a wide variety of contexts. His emphasis on the major themes of each NT book is to be highly commended. Too often in biblical studies, background issues can undermine and even distract from the main goal of historical inquiry-what the book actually meant. Powell does not allow this to happen. Students of the NT will find Powell's introduction to contain the cumulative highlights of a seasoned scholar, the crème de la crème from years of NT teaching. Introducing the New Testament is a wonderful resource that will be read and utilized for years to come.
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This up-to-date New Testament introduction has been carefully designed for the classroom. Mark Allan Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. Chapters appear in the book in canonical order but are designed for assignment in any order. --from publisher description

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