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An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts
Crump, David and Charles B. Puskas

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008 pp. xv + 210. $19.00


Description: In this book Charles Puskas and David Crump provide a solid, student-friendly introduction to the four Gospels and the book of Acts. Leading students through the texts, highlighting the various literary devices and themes, and pointing out the historical and cultural contexts, An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts is a fruitful collaboration between a mainline scholar (Puskas) and a more evangelical scholar (Crump), who clearly articulate their own opinions while charitably engaging a wide spectrum of scholarship. The coverage of the Gospels and Acts throughout is clear, comprehensive, and well documented. Maps, charts, outlines, and tables round out the wealth of information offered here. Evenhanded and nonpolemical, this text will be valuable both for students with a previous foundation of biblical study and for those with little or no Bible background.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Acts, Literature

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Review by Peter J. Judge
Published 7/5/2009
Citation: Peter J. Judge, review of Charles B. Puskas and David Crump, An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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