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A Brief Introduction to the New Testament [Paperback]

By Bart D. Ehrman (Author)
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Pages   424
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7.6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2004
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  0195161238  
EAN  9780195161236  


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Description A Brief Introduction to the New Testament is a concise and more pedagogical version of Bart D. Ehrman's best-selling The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 3/e . Retaining the approach of the longer textbook while condensing and simplifying much of its material, this volume looks at the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective and emphasizes the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose. He shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, what they mean, and how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judaism. Features : * Covers the fundamentals of New Testament scholarship in an engaging style, making challenging material easily understandable to undergraduates in introductory courses * Retains the numerous pedagogical devices from the longer textbook: "What to Expect" and "At a Glance" boxes introduce and provide summaries of the material covered in each chapter "Something to Think About" and "Some More Information" boxes offer thought-provoking asides * Adds new study aids : Key Terms (each appearing in boldface the first time it is used), Questions for Study and Reflection , and a greatly expanded Glossary * Offers streamlined coverage--this volume is nine chapters shorter than The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the New Testament, 3/e * Includes a full-color eight-page insert on archaeology * A Student Website contains chapter summaries, guides for reading, and self-quizzes An Instructor's Manual provides chapter summaries, student reading guides, pedagogical suggestions, and exam questions and answers Ideal for undergraduate and seminary classes in the New Testament, Biblical Studies, and Christian Origins, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament is an accessible, clearly written introduction that encourages students to consider the historical issues surrounding these writings.

Table Of Contents Each Chapter Opens With A "What To Expect" Section And Closes With Suggestions For Further Reading, Key Terms, And Questions For Study And Reflection. Boxes Preface Acknowledgments Notes On Suggestions For Further Reading Credits Master Time Line 1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS THE NEW TESTAMENT? 2. THE ENVIRONMENT OF EARLY CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS: THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD 3. THE ENVIRONMENT OF EARLY CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS: THE WORLD OF ANCIENT JUDAISM 4. THE TRADITIONS OF JESUS IN THEIR GRECO-ROMAN CONTEXT 5. JESUS, THE SUFFERING SON OF GOD: THE GOSPELS ACCORDING TO MARK 6. JESUS, THE JEWISH MESSIAH: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 7. JESUS, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE 8. LUKE'S SECOND VOLUME: THE BOOK OF ACTS 9. JESUS, THE MAN SENT FROM HEAVEN: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN AND THE JOHANNINE EPISTLES 10. THE HISTORICAL JESUS 11. FROM JESUS TO THE GOSPELS 12. PAUL THE APOSTLE: THE MAN AND HIS MISSION 13. PAUL AND HIS APOSTOLIC MISSION: I THESSALONIANS AS A TEST CASE 14. PAUL AND THE CRISES OF HIS CHURCHES: THE CORINTHIAN CORRESPONDENCE 15. PAUL AND THE CRISES OF HIS CHURCHES: GALATIANS, PHILIPPIANS, AND PHILEMON 16. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PAUL: THE LETTER TO THE ROMANS 17. IN THE WAKE OF THE APOSTLE: THE DEUTERO-PAULINE AND PASTORAL EPISTLES 18. FROM PAUL'S FEMALE COLLEAGUES TO THE PASTOR'S INTIMIDATED WOMEN: THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY 19. CHRISTIAN CONFLICTS WITH JEWS AND PAGANS: HEBREWS AND 1 PETER 20. CHRISTIAN CONFLICTS WITH CHRISTIANS AND WITH THE COSMOS: 2 PETER, JUDE, AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION Glossary Of Terms Index

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More About Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies.

A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. Since then he has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, having written or edited twenty-four books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews.

Among his most recent books are a Greek-English edition of the Apostolic Fathers for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press), an assessment of the newly discovered Gospel of Judas (Oxford University Press), and four New York Times Bestsellers: Jesus Interrupted (an account of scholarly views of the New Testament), God’s Problem (an assessment of the biblical views of suffering), Misquoting Jesus (an overview of the changes found in the surviving copies of the New Testament and of the scribes who produced them) and Forged (discusses why some books in the New Testament are deliberate forgeries). His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages.

Among his fields of scholarly expertise are the historical Jesus, the early Christian apocrypha, the apostolic fathers, and the manuscript tradition of the New Testament.

Professor Ehrman has served as President of the Southeast Region of the Society of Biblical literature, chair of the New Testament textual criticism section of the Society, book review editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature, and editor of the monograph series The New Testament in the Greek Fathers (Scholars Press). He currently serves as co-editor of the series New Testament Tools, Studies, and Documents (E. J. Brill), co-editor-in-chief for the journal Vigiliae Christianae, and on several other editorial boards for journals and monographs in the field.

Professor Ehrman lectures extensively throughout the country. Winner of numerous university awards and grants, he is the recipient of the 2009 J. W. Pope “Spirit of Inquiry” Teaching Award, the 1993 UNC Undergraduate Student Teaching Award, the 1994 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Award for excellence in teaching.

Professor Ehrman has two children, a daughter, Kelly, and a son, Derek. He is married to Sarah Beckwith (Ph.D., King's College London), Marcello Lotti Professor of English at Duke University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Bart D. Ehrman currently resides in Chapel Hill, in the state of North Carolina. Bart D. Ehrman has an academic affiliation as follows - Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina, Cha.

Bart D. Ehrman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Loeb Classical Library
  2. New Testament in the Greek Fathers
  3. Studies & Documents (Paperback)


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Highly recommended!  Feb 22, 2010
The book came on time and in perfect condition. I couldn't have been more satisfied! ^_^
 
Great introduction  Apr 18, 2009
This book is very well written and very interesting. As the title says this is an introduction, not an in depth study. Another reviewer claims to have found mistakes about the new testament within this book, I would like him to develope on that statement because this book is by one of the most respected scholars on the subject. I dare to take a guess and say that this reviewer is just not happy with the facts because these questions his faith and what he has taken as truth for a long time, but that is just my guess.
 
NEW TESTAMENT  Nov 18, 2008
THIS BOOK WAS NEEDED FOR A COURSE IN RELIGION. I FIND IT INFORMATIVE, BUT HAVE FOUND ERRORS RELATED TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
 
Ok if you want a quick read but...  Sep 30, 2008
This book is fine if you want to see what's mainline academic today. However, it is a brief intro. If you need a scholarly text, go read Erhman's full NT intro. You must also read Donald Guthrie's NT Intro to obtain a balanced view of the subject.
 

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