This collection is an English-language translation of German theologian Adolf Hausrath’s A History of the New Testament Times. In these texts, Hausrath recounts the history of the New Testament, uniting sacred events with their surrounding cultural developments. Drawing from the works of Philo and Josephus, Hausrath illustrates Christianity as a part of a historical process, not its product. A History of the New Testament Times is an engaging narrative filled with both spiritual reverence and Hausrath’s historical insights.
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Historical account of the New Testament era
Portrayal of Christianity’s role in history
Written to appeal to a wide readership
Praise for the Print Edition
[Hausrath] makes this memorable and agitated epoch live again in a very picturesque manner.
—Frédéric Lichtenberger, author, History of German Theology in the Nineteenth Century
In this volume, Hausrath provides historical background about the Holy Land—including Galilee, Samaria, and Judea—at the time of Jesus’ birth. Topics include the state of public affairs; the Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes; the Roman dominion, and Herod’s life and reign.
Charles T. Poynting is cotranslator of A History of the New Testament Times: The Time of Jesus, the author of The Survival of the Fittest as the Law of Spiritual Life, and was a contributor to Sunday Stories for Home and School.
Phillip Quenzer is cotranslator of A History of the New Testament Times: The Time of Jesus.
A History of the New Testament Times: The Time of Jesus, vol. 2
Author: Adolf Hausrath
Translator: Charles T. Poynting and Phillip Quenzer
This volume concludes Hausrath’s history of the times of the apostles. Topics include Caligula and his persecution of the Jewish people, Christianity in Palestine, the early churches, and the spread of Christianity.
Title: A History of the Times
Author: Adolf Hausrath
Translators: Charles T. Poynting, Philip Quenzer, and L. Huxley
Publisher: Williams and Norgate
About Adolf Hausrath
Adolf Hausrath (1837–1909) was a Protestant German theologian. His other works include Der Apostel Paulus, D. F. Strauss und die Theologie seiner Zeit, and Luther.