An Introduction to the New Testament

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Doubleday, 1997 - Religion - 878 pages
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Every generation needs a comprehensive, reliable Introduction to the New Testament that opens the biblical text to the novice. Raymond E. Brown's An Introduction to the New Testament is the most trustworthy and authoritative guidebook for a generation seeking to understand the Christian Bible.

Universally acknowledged as the dean of New Testament scholarship, Father Brown is a master of his discipline at the pinnacle of his career. Who else could cover the entire scope of the New Testament with such ease and clarity? This gifted communicator conveys the heartfelt concern of a beloved teacher for his students, as he walks the reader through the basic content and issues of the New Testament. While the book contains a wealth of information, its most impressive features are how the author boils down a life time of scholarship into basic summaries of each book, provides a historical overview of the ancient Greco-Roman world, engages in discussions of theological issues, and presents supplementary material for deeper understanding, such as tables, maps, bibliographies, and appendixes. Those opening to the New Testament for the first time and those seeking deeper insights could not ask for more in a primer to the Christian Bible.

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A very good reference work. It puts the whole of the NT, and each of its books, into both historical and theological context. I skimmed. Read full review

Review: An Introduction to the New Testament

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I'd be surprised if there was a better and more valuable reference guide to the New Testament. Respectful of the text but never deferring to the default Christian position, this is a great, objective ... Read full review


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Brown was the Auburn Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

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