Exploring the New Testament, Volume 2: A Guide to the Letters & Revelation

by I. Howard Marshall

Other authorsStephen Travis (Author), Ian Paul (Author)
Hardcover, 2002

Barcode

6773

Call number

227 MAR

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Available

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227 MAR

Pages

336

Description

This clearly written and scholarly enriched introduction to the New Testament Letters and Apocalypse is a companion volume to Exploring the New Testament, Volume One: A Guide to the Apostles and Acts. In addition to making up-to-date New Testament scholarship accessible to students, I. Howard Marshall, Stephen Travis and Ian Paul fill this volume with helpful classroom features: questions and issues for discussion, suggestions for student research and debate, essay topics at an introductory and intermediate level, and recommendations for further reading and research.Particularly aimed at students of theology, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters and Revelation introduces students to Greco-Roman background ancient letter writing Paul's life, mission and theology issues of authorship, date and setting reading and interpreting the New Testament Letters and Revelation content and major themes of each of the New Testament Letters and Revelation understanding the meaning of each of these documents for today Professors and students will warm to this well-designed and thoroughly informed introduction to the New Testament.… (more)

Publication

IVP Academic (2002), Edition: 2, 336 pages

ISBN

0830825584 / 9780830825585

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LibraryThing member tcarter
Given that I purchased this book as the core text for a degree module on the NT epistles and Revelation, lectured by Stephen Travis, I guess I'd better be careful :-) This is, however, a genuinely useful reference book that I think will be useful as a resource in future ministry. It provides background info on the Graeco-Roman world, summaries of the structure and content of the NT epistles along with discussion of any controversies around issues such as authorship. Some of this material is a little repetitive if the book is read through at a single sitting, but is necessary in what is primarily a reference text. Two little features make it useful for the independent student. Firstly there are frequent "digging deeper" and "what do you think" questions to encourage further reading and directed thought. Secondly there are several excerpts from non-Biblical historical texts to illustrate context and provide insights.… (more)

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