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(The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings.pdf) This new edition of Bart Ehrman s highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being what they mean how they relate to contemporary Christian and non Christian literature and how they came to be collected into a canon of Scripture Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical literary and religious milieu of the Greco Roman world including early Judaism As part of its historical orientation this text also discusses works by other Christian writers who were roughly contemporary with the New Testament such as the Gospel of Thomas the Apocalypse of Peter and the letters of Ignatius The volume is enhanced by two color inserts one on illuminated manuscripts and the other on archaeology br New to this edition br Additional material on archaeology including a new eight page color insert br What to Expect and At a Glance boxes that provide summaries of the material covered in each chapter br A Website Study Guide at http a target blank href http www oup com us ehrman rel nofollow www oup com us ehrman a offering chapter summaries glossary terms guides for reading and self quizzes for students br Several new Something to Think About and Some More Information boxes br More extensive treatments of Judaism and of the role of women in the history of early Christianity br Nine new illustrations br An Instructor s Manual containing chapter summaries discussion questions and possible examination questions br Ideal for undergraduate and seminary classes in the New Testament Biblical Studies and Christian Origins The New Testament A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings e is an accessible clearly written introduction that encourages students to consider the historical issues surrounding these writingsDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings books for multiple devices.