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Introduction to the new testament.

Author: Charles B Puskas
Publisher: Oakville : David Brown Book, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revised and updated introduction to the New Testament and its study in its literary, historical and cultural context.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Puskas, C.B.
Introduction to the New Testament.
Cambridge : Lutterworth Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles B Puskas
ISBN: 0718840879 9780718840877
OCLC Number: 858934866
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Frontcover ""; ""Title page ""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures, Charts, and Maps""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Preface to the Second Edition""; ""Introduction""; ""PART 1. The World of the New Testament""; ""1. The Greco-Roman Context of the New Testament""; ""A PERVASIVE HELLENISM""; ""Hellenization after Alexander the Great""; ""A STABLE ROMAN EMPIRE""; ""Augustus Caesar""; ""The Julio-Claudian Emperors""; ""Tiberius (14�37)""; ""Gaius Caligula (37�41)""; ""Claudius (41�54)""; ""Nero (54�68)""; ""The Flavian Dynasty""; ""T. Flavius Vespasian (AD 69�79)"" ""Titus (79�81)""""Domitian (81�96)""; ""The Emperors of the “Golden Age�""; ""Nerva (AD 96�98)""; ""Trajan (98�117)""; ""Hadrian (117�138)""; ""Antoninus Pius (138�161)""; ""Marcus Aurelius (161�180)""; ""AN AGE OF ANXIETY AND ASPIRATION""; ""The Anxieties of the Age""; ""The Aspirations of the Age""; ""Astrology, Magic, and Divination""; ""The Mystery Religions""; ""Greece ""; ""Egypt ""; ""Persia ""; ""Asia Minor ""; ""Gnosticism""; ""Gods and Divinized Heroes""; ""Hellenistic Philosophies""; ""Hellenistic Judaism""; ""SUMMARY"" ""2. The Jewish World of the New Testament""""THE TRAGIC HISTORY OF JUDAISM""; ""The Babylonian Exile""; ""The Resettlement under Persia""; ""The Greco-Syrian Oppression""; ""The Roman Occupation""; ""THE PERSISTENT FAITHOF JUDAISM""; ""The One God""; ""The Sacrificial System""; ""The Feasts""; ""The Law""; ""The Synagogue""; ""The Final Destiny""; ""Nationalistic Hopes""; ""Apocalyptic Eschatology""; ""THE COMPETING PARTIES WITHIN JUDAISM""; ""The Sadducees""; ""The Pharisees""; ""The Essenes""; ""The Zealots""; ""SUMMARY""; ""3. The Language of the New Testament"" ""THE HISTORY OF THE GREEK LANGUAGE""""The Classical Period ""; ""The Hellenistic Period ""; ""The Byzantine Period ""; ""The Modern Period""; ""THE GREEK LANGUAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT""; ""Semitisms""; ""Latinisms""; ""Christian Vocabulary""; ""THE SEPTUAGINT, AQUILA, SYMMACHUS, THEODOTION""; ""4. The Text of the New Testament""; ""THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT TEXT""; ""Papyri""; ""Parchment Uncials""; ""Minuscules""; ""Patristic Citations""; ""THE TRANSMISSION OF THE NT TEXT""; ""The Handwritten Text""; ""Some Convergence of Diverse Texts""; ""The Dominance of Byzantine Texts"" ""The Printed Text""""The “Received Text�""; ""New Textual Evidence""; ""Struggle for the Critical Text""; ""The Critical Text""; ""TEXTUAL CRITICISM OF THE NT""; ""PART 2. Interpreting the New Testament""; ""5. The Historical Methods of Criticism""; ""TWO PRESUPPOSITIONS""; ""Modern Reader and Ancient Texts""; ""The Writings and the Events""; ""COMMON OBJECTIVES AND CONCLUSIONS""; ""THREE METHODS OF CRITICISM: SOURCE, FORM, AND REDACTION CRITICISM""; ""Source Criticism""; ""The Importance of Detecting Sources""; ""The Basic Assumptions""; ""How to Detect Sources""

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