9780801027697-New Testament History: A Narrative Account-Witherington III, Ben

New Testament History: A Narrative Account

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Witherington III, Ben | Baker Academic


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Essential to an understanding of the New Testament is a comprehension of the individuals, events, and social movements that shaped the setting from which Jesus and his followers emerged. Unfortunately, many accounts by historians can leave readers feeling overwhelmed and confused. New Testament History provides a worthy solution to this problem. A well-known expert on the social situation of the New Testament, Ben Witherington offers an engaging look into the world that gave birth to the Christian faith. This is a very readable and informative survey of the rise of Christianity against its historical background. I can think of no higher praise than to say that this book may well do for this generation what F. F. Bruces New Testament History did for an earlier one.--I. Howard Marshall, University of Aberdeen

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