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Introducing the New Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message (Paperback)
A quick and focused guide to the New Testament of the Bible.
This rich and practical handbook--an abridged edition of the major textbook An Introduction to the New Testament--brings the best of New Testament scholarship to the church and makes it accessible to the everyday reader.
Introducing the New Testament focuses on historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, and destination of the New Testament books. By honing in on the essentials, renowned Bible scholars D. A. Carson and Douglas Moo ensure that each book is accurately understood within its historical and cultural settings.
For each New Testament document, the authors also provide:
- A summary of that book's content.
- Discussion of the book's theological contribution to the overall canon.
- End-of-chapter questions for group discussion or personal reflection.
- A bibliography of further resources.
Introducing the New Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will gain a solid understanding of the historical background and theological message of the New Testament and be inspired to apply biblical truths to their lives.