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The New Testament: its background, growth, and content.

Author: Bruce M Metzger
Publisher: New York, Abingdon Press [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Supplies the reader with basic information concerning both the content and the historical background of the New Testament and shows the critical processes by which scholars have sought to solve some of the chief literary problems of the Gospels. The author succeeds in presenting an abundance of complicated material in a clear, straightforward style -- without distortion or oversimplification. He avoids technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Metzger
ISBN: 0687279135 9780687279135
OCLC Number: 341779
Description: 288 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Contents: The political and social background of Palestinian Judaism --
The cultural and religious background of Palestinian Judaism --
The philosophical and religious background of Greco-Roman paganism --
The sources for our knowledge of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ --
A summary of the life of Christ --
Aspects of the teaching of Christ --
The sources and the chronology of the apostolic age --
Primitive Jewish Christianity --
The expansion of Christianity through the work of the Apostle Paul --
Paul's letters to churches and individuals --
The general letters and the Book of Revelation.

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Supplies the reader with basic information concerning both the content and the historical background of the New Testament and shows the critical processes by which scholars have sought to solve some of the chief literary problems of the Gospels. The author succeeds in presenting an abundance of complicated material in a clear, straightforward style -- without distortion or oversimplification. He avoids technical discussions and critical debates, but at the same time shows the main problems to be considered in this type of study. -- Book jacket.

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