This survey textbook by two respected New Testament scholars is designed to meet the needs of contemporary evangelical undergraduates. The book effectively covers the New Testament books and major topics in the New Testament, assuming no prior academic study of the Bible. The authors pay attention to how the New Testament documents fit together as a canonical whole that supplements the Old Testament to make up the Christian scriptures. They also show how the New Testament writings provide basic material for Christian doctrine, spirituality, and engagement with culture. Chapters can be assigned in any order, making this an ideal textbook for one-semester courses at evangelical schools.
This is the first volume in a new series of survey textbooks that will cover the Old and New Testaments. The book features full-color illustrations that hold interest and aid learning and offers a full array of pedagogical aids: photographs, sidebars, maps, time lines, charts, glossary, and discussion questions.
The challenges facing anyone seeking to introduce the literature and message of the New Testament to this generation are many. Constantine Campbell and Jonathan Pennington have successfully responded to them with this remarkably useful and effective survey, rooted in their exhortation to read the biblical revelation as disciples expecting transformation. Color-coded sidebars punctuate each section, inviting students to consider intriguing insights, questions, and observations. Each chapter ends with 'Christian Reading Questions' that summon further reflection. The book is littered with full-color maps, diagrams, tables, and photographs and concludes with a glossary of key terms highlighted throughout. Precious few texts succeed where this one excels--winsomely equipping beginning students of the New Testament with enough resources to understand and respond to its message without burying them with information. It will quickly become a standard choice for both novice and veteran educators. I enthusiastically recommend it!
Jonathan Lunde, professor of New Testament, Biola University
This is an excellent textbook. Campbell and Pennington offer students nuanced and reliable information about the historical background, reception history, canonical context, and more. Most importantly, the book begins each section of commentary with a reminder to read the biblical text. This book will help our students read and interpret well.
Madison N. Pierce, assistant professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Drs. Campbell and Pennington have given us a fine introductory textbook that reads the New Testament from a distinctly Christian perspective. Their focus on the New Testament books as Christian Scripture shines through on page after page, expressed in their engaging and lucid writing. The 'Implementation' section and discussion questions for each New Testament book are excellent features, helping Christian readers reflect on how they engage with Scripture today. The sidebars on more detailed points are a mine of useful information, and the chapters are well illustrated with maps, art, and architecture. This is a lovely book that will serve beginning readers of the New Testament very well.
Steve Walton, associate research fellow and tutor in New Testament, Trinity College, Bristol
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.