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

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018 pp. 591.Second Edition. $49.99


Description: This lively, engaging introduction to the New Testament is critical yet faith-friendly, lavishly illustrated, and accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids, including sidebars, maps, tables, charts, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. The full-color interior features art from around the world that illustrates the New Testament's impact on history and culture. The first edition has been well received (over 60,000 copies sold). This new edition has been thoroughly revised in response to professor feedback and features an updated interior design. It offers expanded coverage of the New Testament world in a new chapter on Jewish backgrounds, features dozens of new works of fine art from around the world, and provides extensive new online material for students and professors available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Jay Harrington
Published 5/2/2019
Citation: Jay Harrington, review of Mark Alan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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