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The New Testament in Its World Workbook: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians

The New Testament in Its World Workbook: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians

by N. T. Wright, Michael F. Bird


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This workbook accompanies The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird. Following the textbook's structure, it offers assessment questions, exercises, and activities designed to support the students' learning experience. Reinforcing the teaching in the textbook, this workbook will not only help to enhance their understanding of the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of early Christianity, but also guide them to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310528708
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 130,178
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

Michael F. Bird is Academic Dean and lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God, Evangelical Theology, Romans (Story of God Bible Commentary Series), The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views. He also runs a popular theological studies blog called “Euangelion” and can be followed on twitter @mbird12.

Table of Contents

1. Reading the New Testament
§ 1.1 What is the New Testament?
§ 1.2 How to Read the New Testament

2. The People of God in the Graeco-Roman World
§ 2.1 The History of the Jews between the Persian and Roman Empires
§ 2.2 Story, Symbol, Praxis, and Worldview in Ancient Judaism
§ 2.3 The Graeco-Roman Context of the Early Church

3. Jesus and the Victory of God
§ 3.1 The Study of the Historical Jesus
§ 3.2 The Profile and Praxis of a Prophet
§ 3.3 Who Did Jesus Think He Was?
§ 3.4 The Death of the Messiah

4. The Resurrection of the Son of God
§ 4.1 The Afterlife in Greek, Roman, and Jewish Thought
§ 4.2 The Story of Easter according to the New Testament Witnesses
§ 4.3 The Meaning of Resurrection for Christian Beginnings and Endings

5. Paul and the Faithfulness of God
§ 5.1 A Primer on the Theology of Paul
§ 5.2 Romans
§ 5.3 1–2 Corinthians
§ 5.4 Galatians
§ 5.5 1–2 Thessalonians
§ 5.6 Colossians, Philemon, Philippians, Ephesians
§ 5.7 The Pastoral Epistles

6. The Gospels and the Story of God
§ 6.1 Mark
§ 6.2 Matthew
§ 6.3 Luke–Acts
§ 6.4 John
§ 6.5 The Transmission of the Jesus Tradition
§ 6.6 The Synoptic Problem
§ 6.7 The Making of the Fourfold Gospel Canon

7. The Early Christians and the Mission of God
§ 7.1 Introduction to Early Christian Letters
§ 7.2 Hebrews
§ 7.3 John the Elder and his Churches: 1–3 John
§ 7.4 Jewish Christianity: Jude, James, 1–2 Peter
§ 7.5 John the Seer and the Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

8. The Making of the New Testament
§ 8.1 Introduction to Textual Criticism of the New Testament
§ 8.2 The Canonization of the New Testament

9. The Mission of the Church
§ 9.1 Worldview
§ 9.2 Narrative
§ 9.3 Ethics
§ 9.4 Tasks