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Written by scholars with extensive experience teaching in colleges and universities, the Exploring the Bible series has for decades equipped students to study Scripture for themselves.
Exploring the New Testament, Volume Twoprovides an accessible introduction to the Letters and Revelation. It's filled with classroom-friendly features such as discussion questions, charts, theological summary sidebars, essay questions, and further reading lists. This volume introduces students to
Jewish and Greco-Roman background
Paul's life, mission, and theology
the structure and major themes of each book
issues of authorship, date, and setting
methods in reading and interpreting the Letters and Revelation
the intersection of New Testament criticism with contemporary issues of faih and culture
Now in its third edition, this popular textbook has been updated and revised to take account of the latest advances in scholarly findings and research methods, including new sections on
the theological links between Jesus and Paul
the way New Testament authors read the Hebrew Scriptures
the contribution of archaeology to New Testament studies
updated bibliographies highlighting the most important and influential works published in the last decade
Exploring the New Testament, Volume Twooffers a thorough overview of the Letters and Revelation that will give students a stronger understanding and a solid foundation for ongoing study.
List of Illustrations How to Use This Book
A. Setting the Scene 1. The World of First-Century Christians
B. Paul and His Letters 2. Letters in the New Testament 3. Paul, His Letters and His Life 4. The Letter to the Galatians 5. The Letters to the Thessalonians 6. The ‘First’ Letter to the Corinthians 7. The ‘Second’ Letter to the Corinthians 8. The Letter to the Romans 9. The Letter to the Philippians 10. The Letter to Philemon 11. The Letter to the Colossians 12. The Letter to the Ephesians 13. The Letters to Timothy and Titus 14. Paul—the Missionary Theologian 15. New Testament Letters—Interpretation and Authorship
C. Letters by Other Church Leaders 16. The Letter to the Hebrews 17. The Letter of James 18. The First Letter of Peter 19. The Second Letter of Peter and the Letter of Jude 20. The Letters of John
D. Apocalyptic Literature 21. The Revelation to John