Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, 3rd Edition

Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, 3rd Edition

Publisher: Baker Book House Publishing Group
Author: Walter Elwell, Robert Yarbrough
$42.97

Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two senior scholars offer a new edition of their award-winning introductory text, now with updated content and a new interior design. Other distinguishing features include abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color; sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material; focus boxes isolating key issues; chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries; and study questions. 

Contents

To the Professor
To the Student
1. Why Study the New Testament?


Part 1: Encountering Jesus and the Gospels
2. The Middle East in the Days of Jesus
3. The Gospel and the Four Gospels
4. The Gospel of Matthew: The Messiah Has Come!
5. The Gospel of Mark: Son of God, Servant of All
6. The Gospel of Luke: A Savior for All People
7. The Gospel of John: Eternal Life through His Name
8. Man from Galilee: The Life of Jesus Christ
9. Lord, Teach Us: The Teaching Ministry of Jesus Christ
10. Modern Approaches to the New Testament: Historical Criticism and Hermeneutics
11. The Modern Study of the Gospels
12. The Modern Search for Jesus


Part 2: Encountering Acts and the Earliest Church
13. The World and Identity of the Earliest Church
14. Acts 1-7: The Earliest Days of the Church
15. Acts 8-12: Salvation for Both Jew and Gentile
16. Acts 13-28: The Light of Christ to the Ends of the Earth


Part 3: Encountering Paul and His Epistles
17. All Things to All People: Life and Teachings of the Apostle Paul
18. Romans: Right with God
19. Corinthians and Galatians: Apostolic Counsel for Confused Churches
20. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon: Letters from Prison
21. Thessalonians, Timothy, and Titus: A Legacy of Faithfulness


Part 4: Encountering the General Epistles and the Apocalypse
22. Hebrews and James: Maintaining Full Commitment to Christ
23. Peter, John, and Jude: A Call to Faith, Hope, and Love
24. Revelation: God Is in Control!


Epilogue: Matters to Ponder
Glossary
Indexes

About the Series
Each volume in the Encountering Biblical Studies series is designed for classroom use and includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography, key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, sidebars, and illustrations.

Click here to order Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey.

Hardback, 9780801039645

Book Title Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Baker Book House Publishing Group
Author Walter Elwell, Robert Yarbrough

Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two senior scholars offer a new edition of their award-winning introductory text, now with updated content and a new interior design. Other distinguishing features include abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color; sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material; focus boxes isolating key issues; chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries; and study questions. 

Contents

To the Professor
To the Student
1. Why Study the New Testament?


Part 1: Encountering Jesus and the Gospels
2. The Middle East in the Days of Jesus
3. The Gospel and the Four Gospels
4. The Gospel of Matthew: The Messiah Has Come!
5. The Gospel of Mark: Son of God, Servant of All
6. The Gospel of Luke: A Savior for All People
7. The Gospel of John: Eternal Life through His Name
8. Man from Galilee: The Life of Jesus Christ
9. Lord, Teach Us: The Teaching Ministry of Jesus Christ
10. Modern Approaches to the New Testament: Historical Criticism and Hermeneutics
11. The Modern Study of the Gospels
12. The Modern Search for Jesus


Part 2: Encountering Acts and the Earliest Church
13. The World and Identity of the Earliest Church
14. Acts 1-7: The Earliest Days of the Church
15. Acts 8-12: Salvation for Both Jew and Gentile
16. Acts 13-28: The Light of Christ to the Ends of the Earth


Part 3: Encountering Paul and His Epistles
17. All Things to All People: Life and Teachings of the Apostle Paul
18. Romans: Right with God
19. Corinthians and Galatians: Apostolic Counsel for Confused Churches
20. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon: Letters from Prison
21. Thessalonians, Timothy, and Titus: A Legacy of Faithfulness


Part 4: Encountering the General Epistles and the Apocalypse
22. Hebrews and James: Maintaining Full Commitment to Christ
23. Peter, John, and Jude: A Call to Faith, Hope, and Love
24. Revelation: God Is in Control!


Epilogue: Matters to Ponder
Glossary
Indexes

About the Series
Each volume in the Encountering Biblical Studies series is designed for classroom use and includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography, key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, sidebars, and illustrations.

Click here to order Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey.

Hardback, 9780801039645