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The New Testament As Literature

A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

by Kyle Keefer

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: general,
  • New Testament,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Biblical Studies - New Testament,
  • Religion / Bible / Criticism, Interpretation / New Testament,
  • Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10134907M
    ISBN 100195300203
    ISBN 109780195300208

    The study of the New Testament may be pursued several different ways, and although benefits may be derived from any one of these ways, no one method is better than the others. For example, reading the books of the New Testament in the order in which they are now assembled means starting with the Gospel of Matthew. The Language and Literature of the New Testament. The NT is a relatively short book, yet, rightly called, it is not a book at all but a collection of twenty-seven “books.” Actually, most of these books are letters; the remainder (the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation) consists of .

    The New Testament in Its World: Audio Lectures, Part 1 of 2 by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird is the definitive seminary-level introduction to the New Testament, presenting the books as a literary, narrative, and social phenomena in the world of second temple Judaism and early Christianity covering the third to the mid-second centuries BCE. Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Reception History Login to Read the Review(s) You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s).

    From a respected commentator comes a meticulously researched, user-friendly introduction to New Testament literature. Approaching Scripture as a historical document necessitating a hands-on critical approach, Boring asserts that the text must be understood in the context of pre-Christian Judaism and the early church. He then examines each individual bookproviding background and revealing 4/5(1).   In short, The New Testament in Its World brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume that will open readers'' eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco.


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The New Testament As Literature by Kyle Keefer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Applying the previous definitions and distinctions to this part of Scripture, we may understand New Testament Literature as denoting the knowledge of the New Testament, as a book, or of the writings which compose it, as books; not merely the truth which they contain, but their peculiar form and literary history.

§ Rather, the importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study will be emphasized. A central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies). The New Testament consists of 27 books, which are the residue, or precipitate, out of many 1st–2nd-century-ad A brief treatment of the New Testament follows.

For full treatment, see biblical literature: Conditions aiding the formation of the canon. Christians see in the New Testament the fulfillment of the promise of the Old Testament.

The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Book ) - Kindle edition by Keefer, Kyle.

Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ (10). The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #), Kyle Keefer The words, phrases, and stories of the New Testament /5. Unique among books that examine the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact The New Testament As Literature book offers an intriguing double-edged look at this universal text--a religiously informed literary analysis.

The book first explores the major sections of the New Testament--the gospels, Paul's letters, and Revelation--as individual literary by: 2.

The New Testament in Its World Workbook: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians Paperback – Novem by N. Wright (Author), Michael F.

Bird (Author) out of 5 stars 50 ratings/5(29). The New Testament is a collection of early Christian literature, which together with the Old Testament forms the Holy Scriptures of the Christian churches.

The. It is the only book of the New Testament classified as apocalyptic literature rather than didactic or historical, indicating thereby its extensive use of visions, symbols, and allegory, especially in connection with future events. James is considered New Testament wisdom literature: "like Proverbs and Sirach, it consists largely of moral exhortations and precepts of a traditional and eclectic nature." [37] The content of James is directly parallel, in many instances, to sayings of Jesus found in the gospels of Luke and Matthew, i.e., those attributed to the hypothetical.

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It meant apocryphal in the modern sense (i.e., fictitious) only by implication, as when the church historian Eusebius speaks of some of “the so-called secret books” as forgeries composed by heretics.

Like the New Testament canonical books themselves, the New Testament apocryphal books consist of gospels, acts, letters, and apocalypses. As viewed by scholars, the New Testament is a collection of religious works written originally in Greek by early members of the Christian Church — but not necessarily by the authors to whom they are attributed.

Unique among books that examine the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact introduction offers an intriguing double-edged look at this universal text—a religiously informed literary analysis. The book first explores the major sections of the New Testament—the gospels, Paul's letters, and Revelation—as individual literary documents.4/5(1).

It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity.

Written for both classroom and personal use, the benefits of The New Testament in Its World include:5/5(1). The New Testament contains 27 different books written by nine different authors. Every author of the New Testament was Jewish except for Luke. Three of the writers: Matthew, Peter, and John were among the 12 disciples who walked with Christ during his earthly ministry.

The Torah, or Pentateuch (Five Scrolls), traditionally the most revered portion of the Hebrew canon, comprises a series of narratives, interspersed with law codes, providing an account of events from the beginning of the world to the death of Moses. Although informed by the current scholarship in the history, traditions, and literature of the New Testament, this book is primarily designed to induct readers of the New Testament into sensitive 4/5(6).

Biblical literature - Biblical literature - New Testament history: The historical background of the New Testament and its times must be viewed in conjunction with the Jewish matrix from which it evolved and the Hellenistic (Greek cultural) world into which it expanded during a period of Jewish religious propaganda.

It is difficult, however, to separate the phenomena of the Jewish and. The New Testament: 27 books in 5 categories.

The New Testament books fall into five general categories: the Gospels, the single book of Acts, Paul’s letters to churches, Paul’s letters to church leaders, and a collection of letters sent out (mostly) to large groups of people.

Get this from a library! New Testament history and literature. [Dale B Martin] -- In this engaging introduction to the New Testament, Professor Dale B. Martin presents a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian.

Brief summaries of the New Testament books. Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly fifty years.

He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meetings. In this engaging introduction to the New Testament, Professor Dale B. Martin presents a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements.

Focusing mainly on the New Testament, he also considers nonbiblical Christian writings of /5.