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Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to Its Background, Theology, and Themes (Volume 2: The Pauline Letters)

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Discovering the New Testament

Discovering the New Testament is a new and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament in three volumes, reflecting current research and scholarship in New Testament studies. Each volume provides a thorough discussion of background issues as well as treating theological themes and practical application. Ideal for college or seminary students, the volumes provide numerous maps and charts, as well as discussion questions for each chapter and a focus on real-life relevance and application.

The second volume is devoted to the life and writings of the apostle Paul. It traces Paul's early life, conversion, and missionary journeys, overviews the contours of his theology, and surveys the authorship, form, and content of his letters.

Praise for Discovering the New Testament

Combining a look at Paul with an examination of his letters, Keown has given us a thorough and fair look at Paul’s momentous contribution to the New Testament and early Christian theology. Anyone will be well served by working with this study.

—Darrell L. Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

This book introduces and surveys Paul’s letters, but it does more than that. Here readers will find much wise pastoral advice and application to the contemporary church that Keown has learned from his years as a biblical scholar and teacher, a pastor and an evangelist.

—Phillip Church, senior research fellow, School of Theology, Laidlaw College

This is everything I’d look for in an introduction to the New Testament: clear, comprehensive, easy to read and with lots of excellent questions to consider. With a thorough discussion of Paul’s life, a detailed overview of each Pauline letter, and an insightful treatment of Paul’s theology, Mark Keown has written a book that will be greatly appreciated by students and all those who want to discover the New Testament in greater depth.

—Paul Trebilco, professor of New Testament studies, Theology Programme, University of Otago

Keown has crafted an accessible yet detailed overview of the life and writings of the apostle Paul that offers something for new and old believers alike. This is an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to go beyond a mere cursory reading of the New Testament and truly immerse themselves in the history, culture and message of the Bible but do so in a way that isn’t dry or unnecessarily academic.

—Andrew Gardener, senior pastor, The Vine Church, Hong Kong

  • Paul’s Life and Conversion
  • An Introduction to the Letters of the New Testament
  • Romans
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • The Pastoral Epistles
  • An In-Depth Analysis of a Pauline Letter—Philemon
  • Some Basic Contours of Paul’s Thought
  • Paul’s Missionary Strategy
  • Title: Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to Its Background, Theology, and Themes (Volume 2: The Pauline Letters)
  • Author: Mark J. Keown
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Pages: 880
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781683593829

Mark J. Keown (ThD, Laidlaw College) is a Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Laidlaw College in Auckland, NZ and is the author of Congregational Evangelism in Philippians as well as numerous essays and journal articles. He is also an ordained minister and served at Greenlane Presbyterian Church from 1997–2003.


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  1. Christian Alexander
    Discovering the New Testament is a new and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament in three volumes. This magnificent and deeply caricatured introduction to the New Testament is powerful, engaging, and intended to reach a broad audience of people. I cannot wait for the 3rd volume to be released. Below I will offer an honest review of the 2nd volume. This volume continues the excellence found in the first volume on the Gospels and Acts. If anything, this volume is even better because it lies in the author’s area of proficiency. He has written a major exegetical commentary on Philippians that is outstanding. This volume covers only the Pauline Epistles. In each chapter, the readers are presented with occasion and context, structure, rhetorical devices, the form of letters, authorship, a discussion on its placement in the Pauline section of writings, and concluded with some questions to consider and application points to review. When I encountered the first volume, I felt it would be a complement to Dr. D.A Carson’s New Testament Introduction. This is a great introductory work to help anyone come to a better understanding of the New Testament. I am happy with the layout, design, and easy reading. If a person wants a deeper understanding of the New Testament, this book is the one to help you. Being a seminary student with not much time, the author makes Paul simple and yet deep. I read this book along with Dr. Thomas Schreiner’s work on Pauline theology and these books complement themselves. Remarkably, even at 1200+ pages for the two volumes, there are sections with seemingly brief. This is the nature of a survey text. For example, at the end of his chapters, he could include a short bibliography of moderate and advanced commentaries. For his chapter on Paul’s mission life, a list of several key works on the subject would point interested readers to more detailed treatments. All in all, this is a great book and does a good job getting its point across. I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.


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