Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters and Revelation, By I. Howard Marshall and Stephen Travis and Ian Paul
Exploring the New Testament
  • Length: 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 × 10 in
  • Published: June 15, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 2528
  • ISBN: 9780830825288

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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 Two provides 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 Two offers a thorough overview of the Letters and Revelation that will give students a stronger understanding and a solid foundation for ongoing study.

"Readers are given a wealth of resources for study, including historical background, context, scholarly discussions, theological reflections, and essay questions. I recommend this book to anyone involved in theological education."

Lucy Peppiatt, principal, Westminster Theological Centre

"Avoids the twin dangers of overwhelming the student with detail and oversimplifying complex issues."

Michael B. Thompson, former associate principal, Ridley Hall, Cambridge


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



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