Exploring the New Testament is written by authors who have extensive experience in teaching students in their first two years of university-level study. This series is perfect for someone looking for a New Testament survey that can be as broad or immersive as you see fit. The series easily facilitates teaching the material to classes or small groups.
With Exploring the New Testament, vol. 2: The Letters and Revelation, new ed. students will discover: the kind of literature they are dealing with; the historical context and background of the letters and Revelation; the major questions in the scholarly study of these books; the structure and purpose of each book; the major themes and theology of each book; and the issues for today arising from each major area of study.
This new edition includes updated bibliographies throughout, numerous corrections, and new material on oral history, the non-canonical Gospels, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
[A] gem . . . avoiding the twin dangers of overwhelming the student with detail or oversimplifying complex issues, the authors offer invaluable summaries, charts and questions that will deepen learning. . . .
—Michael B. Thompson, Vice-Principal and Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Ridley Hall College
I know no better book for its purpose and I am sure it will be extensively used.
—Richard Bauckham, Professor of New Testament Studies, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews
Howard Marshall has spent most of his career teaching in the University of Aberdeen, where he is now Honorary Research Professor of New Testament. He is a former President of the British New Testament Society and currently is Chair of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research. He has written commentaries on the Greek text of the Gospel of Luke and the Pastoral Epistles as well as on the English text of Acts, 1–2 Thessalonians and 1–3 John. He has a preaching ministry in the North of Scotland Mission Circuit of the Methodist Church and elsewhere.
Stephen Travis has taught New Testament at St. John’s College, Nottingham since 1969, where he is now also Vice-Principal and Director of Research. He has also enjoyed short spells of teaching in India, Australia and Sri Lanka. He has written at both a scholarly and a popular level on a variety of biblical themes, particularly the Christian hope. A Methodist layman, he has served the church on a number of theological commissions.
Ian Paul has studied math and theology and has taught in Nottingham and Salisbury. He is on the staff of St. Mary’s, Poole and is Managing Editor of Grove Books Ltd.