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Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World
Carter, Warren

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013 pp. xxii + 162. $21.99


Description: This useful, concise introduction to the worlds around the New Testament focuses on seven key events in the centuries before and after Jesus. It enlightens readers about the beginnings of the Christian movement, showing how religious, political, and economic factors were interwoven in the fabric of the New Testament world. Leading New Testament scholar Warren Carter has a record of providing student-friendly texts. This introduction offers a "big picture" focus and is logically and memorably organized around seven events, which Carter uses as launching pads to discuss larger cultural dynamics and sociohistorical realities that were in some way significant for followers of Jesus and the New Testament. Photos and maps are included.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Don Garlington
Published 11/4/2013
Citation: Don Garlington, review of Warren Carter, Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Richard Johnson
Published 6/11/2015
Citation: Richard Johnson, review of Warren Carter, Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by H. H. Drake Williams III
Published 10/5/2014
Citation: H. H. Drake Williams III, review of Warren Carter, Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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