Interpreting the Gospels and Acts

A comprehensive handbook for understanding and communicating the Gospels and Acts In this final volume of the Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis series, David Turner provides a comprehensive guide for interpreting and conveying the lives ...

Author: David L. Turner

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825427602

Category: Religion

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A comprehensive handbook for understanding and communicating the Gospels and Acts In this final volume of the Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis series, David Turner provides a comprehensive guide for interpreting and conveying the lives of Jesus and his early followers. Key background information such as literary genres, historical setting, and theological themes lay the groundwork for properly reading these five books. This is followed by practical guidance on textual issues and original-language exegesis passages from the Gospels and Acts. The final chapter offers an extensive bibliography of books and digital resources useful for instructors, students, and church leaders alike. Interpreting the Gospels and Acts is an essential resource for anyone teaching and preaching these foundational books.
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Jesus in the Gospels and Acts

"Questions for Reflection" challenge the students to think more deeply about the reading's meaning and the implications for us today. "This book focuses on the central figure of the Christian Scriptures: Jesus.

Author: Daniel J. Scholz

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 9780884899556

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Engaging, scholarly, and theologically honest, this introductory textbook will be welcomed by students and professors alike. What do we really know about Jesus and how do we know it? Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament explores these questions from the perspective of the New Testament--specifically the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as the extracanonical gospels. Using language and concepts considerate of a religiously diverse undergraduate audience, the author explores issues of authorship, historicity, culture, and theology. Features include: "Check Your Reading" questions check the students' basic comprehension. "Do You Have the Basics?" puzzles check for comprehension through crosswords, word finds, sequencing, and matching activities. "Questions for Reflection" challenge the students to think more deeply about the reading's meaning and the implications for us today. "This book focuses on the central figure of the Christian Scriptures: Jesus. Arguably, no other figure in history has had more influence in shaping many of the religious and cultural norms in the world today. Whether you belong to a specific faith tradition or none at all, possessing a working knowledge of Jesus and the Gospels is important for religious, historical, and cultural literacy." --from the author's introduction
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The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles

In keeping with the goals of the series, this volume provides an introductory guide to readers of the New Testament books of Luke and Acts.

Author: F. Scott Spencer

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9780687008506

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Introduces literary, historical, and theological issues of Luke and Acts.
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Interpreting the Book of Acts Guides to New Testament Exegesis

Tools to help students understand the purpose, structure, themes, and cultural background of the book of Acts.

Author: Walter L. Liefeld

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441206497

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Tools to help students understand the purpose, structure, themes, and cultural background of the book of Acts.
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Interpreting Gospel Narratives

Looking at fine details in the testimony to Jesus given in the Gospels, professor Timothy Wiarda helps to enrich others' Gospel exegesis and knowledge of Christ.

Author: Timothy Wiarda

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805448436

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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Looking at fine details in the testimony to Jesus given in the Gospels, professor Timothy Wiarda helps to enrich others' Gospel exegesis and knowledge of Christ.
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Reading the Gospels Wisely

"This is a book that could transform many people's reading of the Gospels. Jonathan Pennington has a wide knowledge of the specialist literature, and he skillfully distills what matters most for the task of reading the Gospels wisely.

Author: Jonathan T. Pennington

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441238702

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This textbook on how to read the Gospels well can stand on its own as a guide to reading this New Testament genre as Scripture. It is also ideally suited to serve as a supplemental text to more conventional textbooks that discuss each Gospel systematically. Most textbooks tend to introduce students to historical-critical concerns but may be less adequate for showing how the Gospel narratives, read as Scripture within the canonical framework of the entire New Testament and the whole Bible, yield material for theological reflection and moral edification. Pennington neither dismisses nor duplicates the results of current historical-critical work on the Gospels as historical sources. Rather, he offers critically aware and hermeneutically intelligent instruction in reading the Gospels in order to hear their witness to Christ in a way that supports Christian application and proclamation.
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The Acts of the Apostles

Osvaldo Padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding the book of Acts by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography.

Author: Osvaldo Padilla

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830851300

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Recent developments in the literary, historical and theological understanding of the book of Acts demand a new introduction to help students and pastors interpret this text for today. Osvaldo Padilla has written an accessible textbook exploring questions of authorship, genre, history, theology and interpretation.
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Acts

Author: William H. Willimon

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664237630

Category: Religion

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A paperback edition of the best-selling commentary on Acts by acclaimed preacher and scholar William H...
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Interpreting the New Testament

The book proceeds to lead readers through the books of the New Testament by genre: * The Narratives: Gospels and Acts * Paul and His Letters * Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles * Apocalyptic Literature and the Book of Revelation Unlike book ...

Author: Francis J. Moloney

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467456463

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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A succinct and accessible text for teaching students how to interpret the New Testament This new textbook effectively introduces students to the art and craft of biblical interpretation. New Testament scholars Sherri Brown and Francis Moloney begin by orienting students to the world of the Bible, exploring contemporary methods for interpreting the biblical literature, and showing how the Old Testament is foundational to the formation of the New Testament. The book proceeds to lead readers through the books of the New Testament by genre: * The Narratives: Gospels and Acts * Paul and His Letters * Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles * Apocalyptic Literature and the Book of Revelation Unlike book-by-book introductory textbooks that tend to overshadow the primary biblical text with lots of detailed information, Brown and Moloney’s Interpreting the New Testament actually facilitates the study of the New Testament itself. Their concluding chapter reflects on the challenge of the New Testament to our present world.
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The Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles1 14

This item is part of: Lenski New Testament: In Twenty Volumes. Pastors and students of the Bible who seek deep and detailed engagement with the text of the New Testament have long relied on R.C.H. Lenski's classic text now available again.

Author: R. C. H. Lenski

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress

ISBN: 9781451416770

Category: Religion

Page: 596

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This item is part of: Lenski New Testament: In Twenty Volumes. Pastors and students of the Bible who seek deep and detailed engagement with the text of the New Testament have long relied on R.C.H. Lenski's classic text now available again. Even though its historical-critical work has been surpassed, the strong narrative quality, accessibility, and "holy reverence for the Word of God" (Moody Monthly) of Lenski's work have allowed his commentary to continue as an excellent resource for serious study of the New Testament and sermon preparation.
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Interpreting the Gospel of John

"This new edition of Gary Burge's introduction to the Gospel of John is no mere reprint but a detailed updating of a standard textbook for beginning students that will provide them with information and tools for their study, all placed in ...

Author: Gary M. Burge

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801048842

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This tried and true classroom favorite by respected New Testament scholar Gary Burge has been praised for its usefulness. The expanded second edition has been revised throughout to take account of current scholarship and introduces software tools that have become available since the original edition was published. Combining original insight with how-to guidance, this textbook helps students interpret the Gospel of John and apply it in teaching and preaching.
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Interpreting the Gospel of John in Antioch and Alexandria

She argues that a major and abiding distinction between the two schools lies in the manner in which Alexandrian and Antiochian authors apply the gospel text to their respective communities.

Author: Miriam DeCock

Publisher:

ISBN: 088414447X

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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"Miriam DeCock analyses four important early Christian treatments of the Gospel of John, including two commentaries by Origen and Cyril from the Alexandrian tradition as well as the homilies of John Chrysostom and the commentary of Theodore of Mopsuestia, which represent Antiochian traditions. DeCock's thorough analysis demonstrates that the Antiochenes find primarily moral examples and doctrinal teachings in John's Gospel, whereas the Alexandrians find both these and teachings concerning the immediate situation within their own communities"--
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The Self interpreting Bible

Acts xxii . 3 . 31 and 32 While still a young man " he participates vigorously in the
persecution of Christians . . . . . . . . . . . . Acts vii . 58 ; viii . 1 , 3 . 33 Yet breathing
out threatenings and slaughter , he seeks and obtains a commission from the ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWT6MF

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The Sermon Bible Acts vii to I Corinthians xvi

And this fact is one abundantly commented on in the New Testament . A man is
equally incapacitated from reading the Gospels and the Acts to much purpose
from appreciating the relative position of our Lord and the Jews in the one , or the
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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR00252417

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Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels Volume 1

This collection of essays is the second volume in a projected series of five volumes that gather together recent research by leading scholars on the narrative function of embedded Jewish scripture texts (quotations or allusions) in early ...

Author: Thomas Hatina

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567080677

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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This collection of essays is the second volume in a projected series of five volumes that gather together recent research by leading scholars on the narrative function of embedded Jewish scripture texts (quotations or allusions) in early Christian Gospels. While the contributors employ a diverse range of methods, their research is directed towards considering the function of embedded scripture texts in the context of the Gospels as self-contained narratives written and read/heard in their early Christian settings. The essays are arranged according to their appropriate methodological categories.
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The Gospel of Mark

This volume is written for anyone who--for whatever reason--is drawn to the New Testament.

Author: Donald H. Juel

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426750045

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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This volume is written for anyone who--for whatever reason--is drawn to the New Testament. It is also for those who are not so drawn, for it is written out of the conviction that good readers need to be formed. Anyone can read the Bible; no particular level of education is required, but readers need to learn what to look for in stories that may seem distant and strange. The long tradition of reading the Scriptures in the church is not the enemy in such an enterprise, but audiences change, and the Bible must be heard and wrestled with in each new situation. This volume focuses on the Gospel according to Mark, probably the first of the four Gospels to be written. It has received the least attention of the four in the history of the church. The explosion of Markan scholarship in the last decades tells a fascinating story that is not the focus of this study but informs it. The result of intense engagement with Mark within and outside the academic community has not achieved a meeting of the minds. Mark’s Gospel does not easily yield its secrets. It is the case, however, that conversing about Mark has been enormously interesting and productive for the church as well as the academy. This volume is written to open readers to its remarkable story. Where engagement will finally lead remains as unpredictable and as promising as the Gospel itself.
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The Gospels and Acts

What did the text probably mean in its original historical and cultural context? The Text in the Interpretive Tradition. How have centuries of reading and interpreting shaped our understanding of the text?

Author: Margaret Aymer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506415901

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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This concise commentary on the Gospels and Acts, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Introductory articles describe the challenges of reading the New Testament in ancient and contemporary contexts, as well as exploring other themes ranging from the Jewish heritage of early Christianity to the legacy of the Apocalyptic. These are followed by the survey “Jesus and the Christian Gospels.” Each chapter (Matthew through Acts) includes an introduction and commentary on the text through the lenses of three critical questions: The Text in Its Ancient Context. What did the text probably mean in its original historical and cultural context? The Text in the Interpretive Tradition. How have centuries of reading and interpreting shaped our understanding of the text? The Text in Contemporary Discussion. What are the unique challenges and interpretive questions that arise for readers and hearers of the text today? The Gospels and Acts introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, as well as preachers and interested readers, into the challenging work of interpretation.
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The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation

This guide to the state of biblical studies features 20 chapters written by scholars from North America and Britain, and represents both traditional and contemporary points of view.

Author: ed BARTON

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521485932

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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This guide to the state of biblical studies features 20 chapters written by scholars from North America and Britain, and represents both traditional and contemporary points of view.
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An Aramaic Approach to the Gospels and Acts 3rd Edition

Since the second edition of this book appeared in 1954, two major discoveries in the field of Aramaic studies—the Qumran texts and the Neofiti Targum—have been made available to scholars.

Author: Matthew Black

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725272026

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Since the second edition of this book appeared in 1954, two major discoveries in the field of Aramaic studies—the Qumran texts and the Neofiti Targum—have been made available to scholars. These, along with some important publications on the subject, have made this third edition necessary. The book has been completely revised and reset and the supplementary notes of the second edition incorporated in the text; a new chapter has been added to take account of the implications of the new discoveries for previous views about the language of Jesus. Those parts of the book dealing with Acts have been revised and supplemented in the light of Dr. Max Wilcox’s important book on the Semitisms of Acts; and an Appendix by Dr. Geza Vermes, Reader in Jewish Studies in Oxford, has been added containing fresh evidence for the use of the expression “son of man” in Palestinian Aramaic.
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