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Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey
Powell, Mark Allan

Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009 pp. 560. $44.99


Description: This beautifully written and engaging survey offers an up-to-date New Testament introduction for undergraduate students and general readers. Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. The book is written in a lively and engaging style and includes helpful sidebars, maps, tables, charts, glossary, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. In addition, this full-color book includes beautiful artwork illustrating the reception of the New Testament through various times and cultures. A companion Web site will feature a wealth of additional resources for students and instructors.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature


Review by Peter J. Judge
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Published 3/2/2011
Citation: Peter J. Judge, review of Mark Allan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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