The New Testament Story

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004 - 283 páginas
This informative, clearly written book introduces the New Testament in two main ways: (1) it explains where the New Testament came from, and (2) it examines the New Testament writings themselves.

Ben Witherington first tells how and why the New Testament documents were written and collected and how they came to be known as the New Testament that we have today. He then discusses the main stories and major figures in the New Testament. Witherington looks particularly at the Gospels, examining how and why their stories differ and pointing out what these ancient biographies actually say about Jesus. He also surveys the ways that these stories were told and retold, explaining how this literary development has influenced Christian theology, ethics, and social thought.

At once scholarly and accessible -- it really is written in plain English -- Witheringtonbs guide to the origins and message of the New Testament is eminently suitable as a text for college and seminary students. With each chapter followed by a section called bExercises and Questions for Study and Reflection, b "The New Testament Story" will also prove valuable to individual readers and ideal for church classes and group Bible studies.

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Author of the immensely popular The Jesus Quest, Witherington (New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary) here offers a New Testament introduction in miniature. Witherington reflects mainline ... Ler crítica na íntegra


The Tools and the Text
The Pedagogy and the Passion Sayings and Passion Stories about Jesus
Letters and Homilies for Converts
All the Good News That Was Fit to Print
The Selection Collection and Rejection of Texts
The Stories in the New Testament
Borrowed Tales from the Earlier Testament
Stories of Paul and Peter The Trials and Tribulations of Apostles
Stories of Jesus outside the Gospels
Stories of Jesus inside the Gospels
Basic Acts Time Line
Chronology of Pauls Life and Letters
Units of Weight and Measure with approximate metric and English equivalents
Map of the Roman Empire in the First Century CE
Map of Palestine in the First Century CE
Map of Pauls Journeys According to Acts

Tales of the Holy Family

Palavras e frases frequentes

Passagens conhecidas

Página 84 - This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Página 152 - Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Página 239 - Let us see if his words are true, and let us test what will happen at the end of his life; for if the righteous man is God's [son], he will help him, and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries.
Página 19 - Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross!
Página 152 - I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Página 19 - God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Página 165 - And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Página 193 - Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.
Página 174 - Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers

Acerca do autor (2004)

Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University, Scotland. Witherington has twice won the Christianity Today best Biblical Studies book-of-the-year award, and his many books include We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom Worship and socio-rhetorical commentaries on Mark, Acts, Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. He writes a blog at and can also be found on the web at

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