This second edition of An Introduction to the New Testament provides readers with pertinent material and a helpful framework that will guide them in their understanding of the New Testament texts. Many new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, sociorhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies have been examined since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years. The authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) The world of the New Testament, 2) Interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. An appropriate book for anyone who seeks to better understand what is involved in the exegesis of New Testaments texts today.
Charles B. Puskas has extensive experience in college and university teaching, religious publishing, and parish ministry. He is the author of The Conclusion of Luke-Acts (Pickwick Publications, 2009), The Letters of Paul (1993), and with David Crump, An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts (2008). C. Michael Robbins is an adjunct professor of religion and philosophy in the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of The Testing of Jesus in Q (2007) and with Steven Johnson has helped revise James Allen Hewett's New Testament Greek, with CD-ROM (2009).
List of Figures, Charts, and Maps List of Abbreviations Preface to the Second Edition Introduction PART 1: The World of the New Testament 1 The Greco-Roman Context of the New Testament 2 The Jewish World of the New Testament 3 The Language of the New Testament 4 The Text of the New Testament PART 2: Interpreting the New Testament 5 The Historical Methods of Criticism 6 The Genres of the Gospels and Acts 7 The Ancient Letter Genre 8 The Genres of the Apocalypse (Revelation) of John PART 3: Jesus and Early Christianity 9 Reconstructing a Chronology of Jesus's Life 10 The Historical Jesus 11 The Message of Jesus 12 A Chronology of Paul's Life 13 The Major Phases of Early Christianity 14 Emerging Christian Orthodoxy: Part 1 15 Emerging Christian Orthodoxy: Part 2 Appendix A: The Formation of the New Testament Canon Appendix B: English Translations of the New Testament Bibliography Index of Ancient Texts Index of Modern Authors