January 22, 2021

Dictionary of New Testament Background (IVP Academic, 2000) 1328 pp., HB Retail $65.00 Book description: The Dictionary of New Testament Background joins the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments as the fourth in a landmark series of reference works on the Bible. In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown by leaps and bounds, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of… Read more

January 22, 2021

Note the sections below: General Resources, Jewish History and Literature, Greco-Roman Literature and Context, Primary Sources and Translations, and Other Resources General Resources Dictionary of New Testament Background [<– Click Here]       Warren Carter, Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World       David A. deSilva, Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture     Craig A. Evans, Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies       Joel Green and Lee Martin McDonald, ed. The World of the New… Read more

January 21, 2021

Beale, G.K. and Benjamin L. Gladd. The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament. 560 Pages; List Price, $55.00. Book Description: New Testament introductions fall into two categories: those that emphasize the history behind the text through discussions of authorship, dating, and audience, and those that explore the content of the text itself. Few introductions weave the Old Testament into their discussions, and fewer still rely on the grand narrative of the Old Testament. But the New Testament… Read more

January 19, 2021

Carson, D.A. and Douglas J. Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament. (Zondervan Academic, 2005), 784 Pages; List Price, HB $49.99.  Book Description: An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on “special introduction” that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels — topics the authors don’t minimize, but instead think are better given extended treatment… Read more

January 19, 2021

Wright, N.T. and Michael F. Bird. The New Testament in Its World (Zondervan Academic). 992 Pages; List Price, HB $59.99.   Book Description: The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright. An ideal guide for… Read more

January 19, 2021

Smith, Mitzi and Yung Suk Kim, Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction (Wipf & Stock, 2018). 364 Pages; List Price, Paperback $44.00 & Hardcover $64.00.   Book Description: Toward Decentering the New Testament is the first introductory text to the New Testament written by an African American woman biblical scholar and an Asian-American male biblical scholar. This text privileges the voices, scholarship, and concerns of minoritized nonwhite peoples and communities. It is written from the perspectives of minoritized voices…. Read more

January 19, 2021

Luke Timothy Johnson. The Writings of the New Testament. Third Edition (Fortress Press, 2010). 544 pages. HB, retail $55. Book Description:  Luke Timothy Johnson offers a compelling interpretation of the New Testament as a witness to the rise of early faith in Jesus. Critically judicious and theologically attuned to the role of the New Testament in the life of the church, Johnson deftly guides his reader through a wealth of historical and literary description and invites critical reflection on the meaning… Read more

January 19, 2021

This is a blog series featuring contributors to the new book, Cruciform Scripture. Today we have Ben Blackwell. Cruciform Scripture is a book in the field of New Testament theology, the work is written in honor of the scholarship of Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Ben Blackwell Chapter Eight: “The Holy Spirit, Justification, and Participation in the Divine Life in Galatians” Tell us about your connection to the honoree, Michael Gorman. I met Mike Gorman when I was starting my PhD work on theosis… Read more

January 17, 2021

Campbell, Constantine R. and Jonathan T. Pennington. Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture (Baker Academic, 2020). 432 Pages; List Price, HB $54.99. Book Description: Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture is designed to meet the needs of contemporary evangelical undergraduates. This survey textbook effectively covers the New Testament books and major topics in the New Testament, assuming no prior academic study of the Bible. Many introductions to the New Testament focus on critical issues such as authorship, background, and history. While… Read more

January 16, 2021

This is a blog series featuring contributors to the new book, Cruciform Scripture. Today we have Andy Johnson. Cruciform Scripture is a book in the field of New Testament theology, the work is written in honor of the scholarship of Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Andy Johnson Chapter Twelve: “The Past, Present, and Future of Bodily Resurrection as Salvation: Christ, Church, and Cosmos”   Tell us about your connection to the honoree, Michael Gorman. I met Mike over fifteen years ago at an SBL… Read more




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