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A Critical Introduction to the New Testament: Interpreting the Message and Meaning of Jesus Christ

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This book introduces the New Testament in two senses: it not only provides basic literary and historical information on each of the twenty-seven writings but also orients readers to the religious, theological, and ethical issues related to the message and meaning of Jesus Christ. The overall goal is to help interested readers of the New Testament become informed, responsible interpreters of these writings and thereby enrich their personal faith and understanding. By giving special emphasis to how the New Testament has helped shape the church's identity and theological outlook throughout the centuries, as well as the role it has played within the broader cultures of both East and West, this introduction also seeks to assist readers in exercising creative, informed leadership within their own communities of faith and in bringing a deeper understanding of early Christianity to their conversations with the wider public. Along with separate chapters devoted to each New Testament writing, there are chapters explaining how this collection of texts emerged as uniquely authoritative witnesses to the church's faith; why they were recognized as canonical whereas other early Christian writings were not; how the four canonical Gospels are related to one another, including a discussion of the Synoptic Problem; how the Jesus tradition--his teachings, stories from his ministry, and the accounts of his suffering, death and resurrection--originated and developed into Gospels written in narrative form; and how the Gospels relate to Jesus Christ as he was and is. Also included is a chapter on the writings of Paul and how they emerged as a collection of authoritative texts for the church. This chapter includes a discussion of ancient letter-writing, special considerations for interpreting the Pauline writings, and Paul's decisive influence within the history of the church and western culture. A distinctive feature of this introduction is its simultaneous publication in two versions. There is a standard, printed version with comprehensive yet detailed coverage of each writing and supplementary chapters on related introductory questions. There is also an expanded CD-ROM version, which gives fuller treatment (and supporting endnotes) to numerous issues introduced in the printed version; provides extensive, annotated bibliographies on each chapter; and includes additional maps, diagrams, charts, and other resources for classroom use and personal study.
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A Survey of the New Testament Laminated Sheet

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Students of the New Testament may not know everything they need to know, but they do know there's a lot they need to know! Whether studying for exams or delving into New Testament Scripture, students need critical information at their fingertips. Instead, it's usually scattered throughout textbooks, self-made crib sheets, and sticky-notes on their computer monitor. Now there's a better way! The Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides to Survey of the New Testament is a handy, at-a-glance study aid ideal for last minute review, a quick overview of the textbook, or as an aid in New Testament study. This set contains six information-packed sheets that are laminated and three-hole-punched, making them both durable and portable. The study guide is tied to Survey of the New Testament by Robert Gundry.

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A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World

A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World
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When Pontius Pilate ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, he thought he was putting an end to the Jewish uprising that had been threatening the authority of the Roman Empire. What Pilate didn't realize, however, was that real revolution was just getting started.

Based on the epic NBC television series, A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution that Changed the World is a sweeping Biblical narrative that brings the political intrigue, religious persecution, and emotional turmoil of the Book of Acts to life in stunning, vibrant detail. Beginning with the crucifixion, NYT best-selling author and Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah chronicles the tumultuous struggles of Christ's disciples following the Resurrection. From the brutal stoning of Stephen and Saul's radical conversion, through the unyielding persecution of Peter and the relentless wrath of Pilate, Jeremiah paints a magnificent portrait of the political and religious upheaval that led to the formation of the early Church.

Complete with helpful background information about the characters, culture, and traditions included in the television series, A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World is not only a riveting, action-packed read, it is also an illuminating exploration of one of the most significant chapters in world history.

Get ready to watch history unfold. The revolution that changed the world has begun!





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April 14, 2015

Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

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Unlike the many books that treat the apostle Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new study by Michael Gorman focuses on the theological message of Paul's writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church.

An innovative and comprehensive treatment of Paul, including commentary on all of the Pauline letters, Gorman's Apostle of the Crucified Lord unpacks the many dimensions of Paul's thought carefully and holistically. Six introductory chapters provide background discussion on Paul's world, his résumé, his letters, his gospel, his spirituality, and his theology, while the main body of the book covers in turn and in full detail each of the Pauline epistles. Gorman gives the context of each letter, offers a careful reading of the text, and colors his words with insightful quotations from earlier interpreters of Paul.

Enhancing the text itself are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter and numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. All in all, Apostle of the Crucified Lord is the ideal book for students and any other readers interested in seriously engaging Paul's challenging letters.

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Discovering the New Testament an Introduction to Its Background Theology & Themes Volume Two the Pauline Letters

Discovering the New Testament an Introduction to Its Background Theology & Themes Volume Two the Pauline Letters
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Discovering the New Testament is a new and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament in three volumes, reflecting current research and scholarship in New Testament studies. Each volume provides a thorough discussion of background issues as well as treating theological themes and practical application.

The second volume is devoted to the life and writings of the apostle Paul. It traces Paul's early life, conversion, and missionary journeys, overviews the contours of his theology, and surveys the authorship, form, and content of his letters.

Ideal for college or seminary students, the volumes provide numerous maps and charts, as well as discussion questions for each chapter and a focus on real-life relevance and application.

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March 21, 2021

Four Portraits, One Jesus E-Learning Bundle: Textbook, Video Lectures, Laminated Sheet, and Interactive Workbook

Four Portraits, One Jesus E-Learning Bundle: Textbook, Video Lectures, Laminated Sheet, and Interactive Workbook
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The Four Portraits, One Jesus E-Learning Bundle is only for students enrolled in a course at an institution that utilizes the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform.

For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. Four Portraits, One Jesus provides a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Now, with the Four Portraits, One Jesus E-Learning Bundle for use on the Blackboard Learn platform, the full suite of Four Portraits, One Jesus materials is available to online and distance-learning students.

This all-inclusive package includes:

  • Four Portraits, One Jesus (textbook)
  • Four Portraits, One Jesus Video Lectures
  • Four Portraits, One Jesus Laminated Sheet (study reference sheet)
  • Access Card for Four Portraits, One Jesus Interactive Workbook (delivered via Blackboard)
  • Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. The Four Portraits, One Jesus E-Learning Bundle provides online and distance-learning students with everything necessary for a full introductory course on the Gospels.

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    Four Portraits, One Jesus Pack: A Comprehensive Resource for Studying Jesus and the Gospels

    Four Portraits, One Jesus Pack: A Comprehensive Resource for Studying Jesus and the Gospels
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    The Four Portraits, One Jesus Pack contains everything you need to gain an in depth understanding of the Gospels, no matter if you are enrolled in a class or learning on your own.

    For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. Four Portraits, One Jesus provides a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. First published in 2007, Mark L. Strauss' Four Portraits, One Jesus, is one of today's bestselling Gospels textbooks. In addition to the textbook, the pack includes:

  • Four Portraits, One Jesus Video Lectures, featuring 20 video lessons accompanying each chapter in the textbook
  • Four Portraits, One Jesus Workbook, with study exercises for each chapter to reinforce concepts learned in the book
  • Four Portraits, One Jesus Laminated Sheet, a quick reference guide to the central concepts in the book
  • The Four Portraits, One Jesus Pack includes everything you need to gain an in depth understanding of the Gospels.

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    August 11, 2015

    From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation

    From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation
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    From Pentecost to Patmos

    is professor Craig L. Blomberg's follow-up companion to his 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Jesus and the Gospels. In the same style as that first acclaimed and widely used volume, the author goes deep into the biblical writings of Acts through Revelation, helping serious Bible students to better understand the historical, linguistic, and theological significances found in each book.
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    October 1, 2006

    God's Plan Fulfilled: A Guide for Understanding the New Testament

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    Many people desire to read the Bible but have difficulty deciding where to begin or understanding what they read. God's Plan Fulfilled is a concise introduction to the New Testament, making God's Word accessible to the average reader. Dr. Kenneth Schenck guides readers through each book of the New Testament; offering background information, an overview of each book's content, along with tools for understanding key events, ideas and passages. Helpful sidebars and key information such as "big ideas" and themes are included to enhance readers' understanding. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to aid in furthering readers' conversations and knowledge of the New Testament.
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    March 1, 2009

    Introducing the New Testament a Historical Literary & Theological Survey

    Introducing the New Testament a Historical Literary & Theological Survey
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    This lively, engaging introduction to the New Testament is critical yet faith-friendly, lavishly illustrated, and accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids, including sidebars, maps, tables, charts, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. The full-color interior features art from around the world that illustrates the New Testament's impact on history and culture.

    The first edition has been well received (over 60,000 copies sold). This new edition has been thoroughly revised in response to professor feedback and features an updated interior design. It offers expanded coverage of the New Testament world in a new chapter on Jewish backgrounds, features dozens of new works of fine art from around the world, and provides extensive new online material for students and professors available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

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    May 15, 2018

    Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey

    Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey
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    This beautifully written and engaging survey offers an up-to-date New Testament introduction for undergraduate students and general readers. Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. The book is written in a lively and engaging style and includes helpful sidebars, maps, tables, charts, glossary, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. In addition, this full-color book includes beautiful artwork illustrating the reception of the New Testament through various times and cultures.

    A companion Web site through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources features a video introduction from the author and a wealth of additional resources for students and instructors. Resources for students include introductory videos, chapter summaries, chapter objectives, study questions, flash cards, extra sidebars and charts, self quizzes, and bibliographies. Resources for professors include discussion prompts, pedagogical suggestions, PowerPoint outlines, and a test/quiz bank.

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    October 1, 2009

    Introduction to the New Testament Contexts Methods & Ministry Formation

    Introduction to the New Testament Contexts Methods & Ministry Formation
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    This New Testament introduction is different. Many introductions zero in on the historical contexts in which the New Testament literature was written. This introduction goes further--to give particular attention to the social, cultural, and rhetorical contexts of the New Testament authors and their writings. Few introductions to the New Testament integrate instruction in exegetical and interpretive strategies with the customary considerations of authorship, dating, audience, and message. This introduction capitalizes on the opportunity, introducing students to a relevant facet of interpretation with each portion of New Testament literature. Rarely do introductions to the New Testament approach their task mindful of students preparing for ministry. This introduction is explicit in doing so, recognizing as it does that the New Testament itself--in its parts and as a whole--is a pastoral resource. Each chapter on the New Testament literature closes with a discussion of implications for ministry formation. These integrative features alone would distinguish this introduction from others. But in addition, its pages brim with maps, photos, points of interest, and aids to learning. Separate chapters explore the historical and cultural environment of the New Testament era, the nature of the Gospels and the quest for the historical Jesus, and the life of Paul. First published in 2004, David A. deSilva's comprehensive and carefully crafted introduction to the New Testament has been long established as an authoritative textbook and resource for students. This beautiful, full-color second edition has been updated throughout with new scholarship and numerous images. It is the first choice for those convinced that a New Testament introduction should integrate scholarship and ministry.
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    September 25, 2018