Introduction to the New Testament (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) Hardcover – 30 Nov 1997
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"A truly magnificent book, composed by our Catholic national treasure."-Commonweal --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Raymond E. Brown, S.S., taught for many years at Saint Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and was Professor of Biblical Studies at the Union Theological Seminary for two decades. He was the author of three books in the Anchor Bible series on the Gospels and Epistles of John and wrote the classic Anchor Bible Reference Library volumes The Birth of the Messiah, The Death of the Messiah, and An Introduction to the New Testament. He died in 1998. Francis J. Maloney, S.D.B., is Katherine Drexel Chair for Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Among his many distinguished books are The Gospel of John, A Hard Saying: The Gospel and Culture, and The Gospel of Mark. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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If you must own only ONE Intro. to The New Testament, MAKE IT THIS ONE.
Raymond Brown is one of the great New Testament scholars, and this work is a fitting testament to his brilliance and reputation. This is a big book with 878 pages. It is an extraordinarily comprehensive, clear, insightful and authorative introduction to the New Testament. The book opens with a general introduction, followed by a detailed section covering a whole host of preliminaries for reading the New Testament (5 chapters). It then has a detailed introduction to the Gospels as a whole before looking at each Gospel in turn. Each Gospel is covered in-depth. You get a general analysis of the main message, the source's and compositional features, who wrote it (authorship), the locale or community involved, the date of writing, issues and problems for reflection, and the chapter ends with a bibliography for further reading sources. This approach really works very well, covering both historical and spiritual aspects of the Gospel. It's really opened up my understanding and appreciation of what I'm reading when I read a Gospel.
The Introduction to the New Testament then has a detailed section giving an overview of Paul, his life and his letters / epistles (covering 3 chapters) before looking at each letter / epistle in a very good degree of detail.Read more ›
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Raymond Brown must be the leading Catholic New Testament scholar of the 20th century. In this extensive volume he draws upon the whole of modern scriptural scholarship to present a... Read morePublished on 14 May 2011 by R. L. Houghton
This is an excellent commentary on the NT. However, I would always recommend having another commentary. This commentary is from a Biblical Critical Scholars viewpoint. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2010 by Mr. S. D. Saunders
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