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Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) Hardcover – 1 Mar 2005
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Studying the New Testament can be an exciting - and intimidating - experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. The second edition has been revised throughout, including updated bibliographies and focus boxes addressing contemporary concerns. The CD-ROM has been substantially revised to provide a more helpful and up-to-date interactive learning experience. Other distinguishing features include: abundant illustrations, photographs, tables, and charts-all in full color; sidebars addressing ethical/theological concerns; focus boxes isolating key issues; learning objectives and a chapter outline; end-of-chapter study questions, review questions, and chapter summaries.
About the Author
Walter A. Elwell (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is emeritus professor of biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College. He has edited numerous biblical reference works, including the Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible and the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.
Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary and coeditor of the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.
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15 September 2011
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Surprisingly heavy! Well worth its weight though, if you are looking to develop a deeper understanding of New Testament times. Provides an accurate balanced view (with explanations), has study questions and key points summary at the end of each chapter.
10 March 1999
As a teacher of New Testament in the UK, I am very impressed with this volume as a resource for students. It will be particularly valuable for students who study on their own rather than as part of a class. It is not set at an advanced level, and that is a good thing for undergraduate students, yet it is thorough, helpful, and the suggestions for further reading point the reader to the best in modern New Testament scholarship. The illustrations are excellent and attractive, often highlighting important archaeological evidence relating to the New Testament. One particularly attractive feature of this text is the frequent quotation of ancient sources such as Josephus and the early church fathers. The companion reader will provide additional opportunities for the reader to steep himself or herself in the world of the New Testament. Teachers will appreciate the overheads and other resources which are available from the publisher to accompany the textbook.
1 February 1999
Encountering the New Testament was well-written, easy to understand, and accurate. The CD-rom supplement was also excellent.
18 October 1998
This book seems to be written from a rather calvinist perspective but also presents the liberal views on the Bible. It is fine, but with its layout, contents (inserts), questions, etc. it is designed for children or teenagers but not for adults (or at least not for adults in continental Europe. Some say that youth in the UK and US have a low educational level because they spend much time playing games, sports, music, etc. at primary and high school instead of studying, and because the parents can oppose theirstaying in a class for a second year?). The books published by Baker that I bought so far had were written more seriously (e. g. the books of Geisler or Moreland), so I was expecting a book of the same level and am disappointed . Baker could have used one of their collections for simple books (such as Revell), they seemed to have made a category mistake.
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