Finally: an introduction that captures the excitement of the early Christians, helping today's readers to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today.
An ideal guide for both classroom and personal use, The New Testament in Its World addresses the many difficult questions, both large and small, faced by those studying early Christianity. It brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume that will open readers' eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. The New Testament books are presented as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity.
The New Testament in Its World includes surveys of each New Testament book that discuss their significance, critical topics like authorship and date, and that provide commentary on contents along with implications for the Christian life. it is filled with visually rich pictures, maps, charts, diagrams, and artwork, and plentiful sidebars provide additional explanations and insights.
Companion resources to the textbook will enhance learning and help participants experience the world of the New Testament and include a Video Lectures DVD, a Workbook, and a Pack that includes all three resources. The Workbook is available in paperback as well as electronic download. The Video Lecture DVD features professors Wright and Bird as they guide you through how to read the New Testament, the world of Jesus and the early church, deep studies on both Jesus and the Apostle Paul, lectures on every book of the New Testament, as well as how to live the story of the New Testament today. In addition to numerous studio lectures, on-location sessions will immerse you into the world of the New Testament. Filmed around the world, this series takes you on a journey with Wright and Bird to Jerusalem, Corinth, Athens, Rome, Nazareth, Qumran, Capernaum, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee. At over 13 hours of content, these lectures are the definitive video introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the New Testament. Numerous bonus lectures are also included.
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