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by Luke T. Johnson

This completely indexed interpretation and commentary on the New Testament includes a chapter dedicated to the history and culture at the time the New Testament. There is also a chapter on the effects of this "addition" to Scripture on the lives of those who were living during the time that it was written. Indexes include: Scriptural Passages, Ancient Authors, Modern Authors, and a subject index.
Download Writings of New Testament: An Interpretation epub
ISBN: 0800618866
ISBN13: 978-0800618865
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Author: Luke T. Johnson
Language: English
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers; Later prt. edition (August 1, 1986)
Pages: 636 pages
ePUB size: 1385 kb
FB2 size: 1295 kb
Rating: 4.2
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This is an excellent introduction to the New Testament by Dr. Johnson. It was a required course in my masters program at Gonzaga University in a course on the New Testament. It is the most readable textbook I have read on the New Testament. Dr. Johnson summarizes New Testament scholarship and makes it very understandable. Compared to the writings of other scholars, he does not include extensive footnotes or references in every page, but rather includes a summary of references at the end of every chapter. This makes the text less technical, but yet insightful and dense with substantive ideas and scholarly notions. It is not a mere introduction, but Dr. Johnson also advances his own thesis on the development of the New Testament, which is articulated in part two where he discusses the claims of the first Christians, the Resurrection Faith, and Jesus in the Memory of the Church. His discussion on the Resurrection experience in the early Church is a unique contribution in our understanding of how the Christian faith developed based on the authentic experience and reflection of the early Christians. I highly recommend this great book for any undergraduate and graduate student. I often use it as a reference guide when I need to have a deeper understanding of a particular book or section of the New Testament.
Good informatjon.
Excellent thought-provoking. Great resource I will return to often.
This book is a wonderful for the student who has moved beyond Sunday school and into earnest study. It is written in accessible concise language. While the author does assume scholarly and theoretical positions on certain matters, it is never without a clear declaration and thorough description of why.

Although I purchased this as a textbook, I will be returning to it after the class for further self-study.
I need to distinguish the text from the physical book edition.
This physical edition is a disaster - paper so shiny you can't see the print, book so heavy and floppy you cannot hold it, binding so tight the pages don't stay open (and I rented it so did not want to crack the binding), size odd and heavy so does not fit in carrying bags, on small tables. I actually gave up trying to read it and bought another edition, used, much more readable. Total waste.
The actual text itself, by Johnson, is an authoritative, well researched and profoundly thought through covering of the New Testament. Hard to know where to begin with this surpreme topic. Johnson covers exegetical and historical information without letting it drown the spiritual meanings. His thinking is far-ranging, deep, multilayered, and his facitlity with writing keeps the book as alive as its topic through many areas and chapters. I highly recommend
A very in-depth study of the New Testament. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to study the larger themes of the New Testament. Gives a good argument in favor of Pauline authorship (something that is often questioned when referring to Ephesians, Colossians, II Thessalonians, and especially the Pastoral Letters). This is a book that would be a good addition to anyone's Biblical library.
Required text book, but worth the investment. Useful and easy to read
Very informative and easy to follow.