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The New Testament : an introduction to its literature and history

Author: J Gresham Machen; W John Cook
Publisher: Edinburgh [Scot.] ; Carlisle, Pa. : Banner of Truth Trust, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The groundwork of history and geography, biography and interpretation of the bible is covered thoroughly.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Gresham Machen; W John Cook
ISBN: 0851512402 9780851512402
OCLC Number: 3064700
Description: 387 pages, [1] leaf of plates : map ; 23 cm
Contents: The New Testament --
The Roman background of Christianity --
The Greek background of Christianity --
The Jewish background of Christianity: 1. Palestinian Judaism --
The Jewish background of Christianity: 2. The Judaism of the dispersion --
The Messiah --
The book of the Acts --
The cross and the resurrection as the foundation of apostolic preaching --
The beginnings of the Christian church --
The first persecution --
The first gentile converts --
The conversion of Paul --
The church at Antioch --
The gospel to the gentiles --
The council at Jerusalem --
The gospel carried into Europe --
The encouragement for new converts --
The conflict with the Judaizers --
Problems of a gentile church --
The apostle and his ministry --
The gospel of salvation --
Paul's journey to Rome --
The supremacy of Christ --
The church of Christ --
Christ and his followers --
Training new leaders --
A presentation of Jesus to Jewish Christians --
A graphic sketch of the life of Jesus --
A Greek historian's account of Jesus --
The testimony of the beloved disciple --
The Jesus of the gospels --
A document of the Jerusalem church --
Jesus the fulfilment of the Old Testament --
Christian fortitude --
The Christian's attitude towards error and immorality --
The life of the children of God --
The messages of the living Christ --
A vision of the final triumph --
Review --
The church and the world --
The Christian message --
The word and the sacraments --
Prayer --
The congregation --
The relief of the needy --
Organizing for service --
A mission for the world --
The Christian ideal of personal morality --
Christianity and human relationships --
The Christian use of the intellect --
The Christian hope and the present possession --
Retrospect: the first Christian century.
Responsibility: J. Gresham Machen ; edited by W. John Cook.

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The groundwork of history and geography, biography and interpretation of the bible is covered thoroughly.

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