Description: New, valuable understandings of the historical and religious contexts of New Testament writings continue to emerge. This accessibly written introduction examines over two dozen such crises and how the biblical text addresses, reflects, and embodies them. From the ministry of Jesus, to the rise and propagation of the Christian movement, to the epistles of Paul and other leaders, to a vision of God's final cosmic victory, the New Testament books are succinctly introduced in literary, historical, and theological perspective.
Designed for optimal classroom use, each chapter offers four primary features: (a) definition and exploration of relevant contextual crises; (b) connections with the biblical writings; (c) primary features of the biblical narrative; and (d) an application section that engages the student directly and invites thoughtful response.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology
Review by Renate Hood
Citation: Renate Hood, review of Paul N. Anderson, From Crisis to Christ: A Contextual Introduction to the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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