Especially suited for introductory college and high school courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts, Exploring the New Testament, Volume One: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts introduces students to the basic background and foreground information necessary to developing a well-rounded understanding of the New Testament. This includes the Jewish and Greco-Roman background of the NT, literary genres and forms, current issues in scholarly debate, major themes of each book, various approaches to the study of the Gospels and Acts, and the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary faith and culture.
The second edition also features updated text and bibliographies, and incorporates new material gleaned from the experience of classroom use.
Revised and updated throughout
Incorporates latest scholarship
Introduces the Gospels and Acts
Examines figures, events and themes
Aids teachers and students with discussion ideas and questions
Includes maps, charts and diagrams
Makes scholarship accessible to contemporary students and readers