A succinct and accessible text for teaching students how to interpret the New Testament
This new textbook effectively introduces students to the art and craft of biblical interpretation. New Testament scholars Sherri Brown and Francis Moloney begin by orienting students to the world of the Bible, exploring contemporary methods for interpreting the biblical literature, and showing how the Old Testament is foundational to the formation of the New Testament.
The book proceeds to lead readers through the books of the New Testament by genre:
* The Narratives: Gospels and Acts
* Paul and His Letters
* Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles
* Apocalyptic Literature and the Book of Revelation
Unlike book-by-book introductory textbooks that tend to overshadow the primary biblical text with lots of detailed information, Brown and Moloney's Interpreting the New Testament actually facilitates the study of the New Testament itself. Their concluding chapter reflects on the challenge of the New Testament to our present world.