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Exploring the New Testament, Volume 1: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts, 2nd ed (David Wenham) Hardcover Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2011) 9780830825394
Exploring the New Testament, Volume 1: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts, 2nd ed (David Wenham) Hardcover Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2011) 9780830825394
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Title: Exploring the New Testament, Volume 1: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts, 2nd ed

Author: Wenham, David

Additional Authors or Contributors: Steve Walton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780830825394

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

List Price in Hardcover: $30.00 Our price: $23.99

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Especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts, this revised edition of Exploring the New Testament, Volume One introduces new approaches to the Gospels and Acts, the latest in the quest for the historical Jesus, New Testament criticism in contemporary culture, and much more.

Features

* Jewish and Roman background

* literary genres and forms

* conventional as well as new approaches to the study of the Gospels and Acts

* debated issues such as authorship, date and setting

* the quest for the historical Jesus

* content and major themes of each of the Gospels and Acts

* the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary issues of faith and culture

Written by seasoned New Testament teachers David Wenham and Steve Walton, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & Acts is especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts. It is a comprehensive package with numerous features to facilitate learning, like

* clearly stated goals for each chapter

* "What Do You Think" boxes posing issues to consider

* "Digging Deeper" boxes exploring select topics in greater detail

* boxed summaries highlighting essential facts

* practical study aids, including how to use a Gospel synopsis and how to exegete a Gospel text

* charts visually organizing complex material such as chronologies and genealogies

* maps giving quick geographical and spatial orientation to events

* topics for essays or research papers suggested for each chapter

* "Further Reading" giving annotated bibliographies for each chapter, classified by introductory or intermediate levels

* pointers to relevant articles in IVP's Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, facilitating parallel use of this valuable reference tool

* quotations from relevant ancient texts such as Josephus

* double-column formatting for easy reading

* glossary of terms to aid beginning students

* subject and Scripture indexes for quick access to topics

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