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.
This book is written in an exploratory approach which propels students toward engaging the Gospels and Acts for themselves. It offers activities and challenges to both the Scriptural novice and to those a little more comfortable with handling the Scriptures, offering important background information that will enable the student to work at the required level. On top of that, Exploring the New Testament, Vol. 1: The Gospels and Acts, new ed. offers ideas for deeper thought and further reading for even greater challenge. It is an excellent textbook for courses on the Gospels and Acts.
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
Steve Walton is Senior Lecturer in Greek and New Testament studies and Director of Research at London School of Theology. Previously, he lectured at Bedford College and St. John's College, Nottingham.
David Wenham (Ph.D., Manchester) is vice principal and tutor of New Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, having previously spent many years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he served as dean and vice principal.