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The New Testament : a very short introduction

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Very short introductions, 229.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how the Tospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Revelation evolved into the canon of sacred writings for the Christian church, and how they reflect a reinterpretation of the symbolic worlds and societal forces of 1st century Greco-Roman and Jewish life. Includes both positive and critical readings of the New Testament and engages four distinct dimensions of the earliest Christian writings--anthropological,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Timothy Johnson
ISBN: 9780199735709 0199735700 9780195308389 0195308387
OCLC Number: 438055743
Description: xii, 146 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Approaching the New Testament --
The New Testament and history --
The resurrection experience --
The process of interpretation --
Literary forms --
The Synoptic Gospels --
Paul and his letters --
Two hidden treasures --
Johannine literature --
Becoming the New Testament --
The pertinence of the New Testament.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 229.
Responsibility: Luke Timothy Johnson.

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Explains how the Tospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Revelation evolved into the canon of sacred writings for the Christian church, and how they reflect a reinterpretation of the symbolic worlds and societal forces of 1st century Greco-Roman and Jewish life. Includes both positive and critical readings of the New Testament and engages four distinct dimensions of the earliest Christian writings--anthropological, historical, religious, and literary.

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