The 4th edition of this widely used guide to reading and interpreting the New Testament This revised edition of Gundry's survey of the New Testament goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament. In addition, comments on these readings help students with interpretation and follow the flow of thought from one passage to another. Features include: * New design with four-color format and more photos and improved maps * Chapters begin with list, of study goals and end with summary, overview and of people, places, terms to remember, and review questions * Outlines, section headings, subheadings, and bolded items make it easy to follow structure of discussion * Phonetic pronunciations for unfamiliar names and terms * Breakouts with illustrative quotes from ancient, nonbiblical literature * Discussion questions on the contemporary relevance of the New Testament * Updated bibliographies * Conservative evangelical theological perspective also notes other positions and literature
Good NT Survey of Evangelical Views
By Chip Webb - December 21, 2005
Zondervan's entry in the NT survey textbook field has many features to commend it: an opinionated evangelical scholar who writes well and is not afraid to share his conclusions even while acknowledging other viewpoints, a good number of photos and illustrations (thank you, Zondervan), and a good size for either a one-semester or two-semester survey course. The bibliographies feature some good selections for further reading.
Gundry is at his best in the early background chapters of the book. While much more could be given by way of background, Gundry does a relatively good job of providing a brief, concise overview of several topics. His chapters on the gospels and Acts are suitably detailed.
Nonetheless, there are significant flaws. First, the level of detail drops off dramatically when Gundry gets to Paul's epistles. Second, Gundry occasionally promotes some ... well, interesting (to be charitable) but uncommon viewpoints, as in his comments regarding the author... read more
By A Customer - March 2, 2000
The book is an excellent survey of the New Testament text. The book presents various opinions on issues presented that are relevant to the study of the New Testament such as the various types of higher criticism. The book also highlights many of the important theological themes throughout the New Testament from an orthodox evangelical prespective. I have gone through the book three times now and I have benefited from reading it every time. The book presents a historically accurate and orthodox survey of the New Testament. This has been confirmed to me by reading various books on Church history such as "The Story of Christian Theology" by Roger Olson and "Gods Peoples" by Spickard & Cragg.
By A Customer - July 31, 1999
An excellent book that sets out explains to the reader the history of the New Testament as well as carries on a dialogue with the text itself in which the book focuses on theology, major themes, and background for the reader to better understand the text. A fantastic feature of this book is that it contains many different points of view on the various subjects. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to read an Orthodox survey of the New Testament.
This beautifully written and engaging survey offers an up-to-date New Testament introduction for undergraduate students and general readers. Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, ...
Students of the New Testament may not know everything they need to know, but they do know there's a lot they need to know! Whether studying for exams or delving into New Testament Scripture, students ...