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An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts


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In this book Charles Puskas and David Crump provide a solid introduction to the four Gospels and the book of Acts. The authors lead readers through the texts, highlighting the various literary devices and themes, and pointing out the historical and cultural contexts. The coverage of the Gospels and Acts is comprehensive and well documented. Maps, charts, outlines, and tables round out the wealth of information offered here.

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  • Offers a solid introduction to the four Gospels and the book of Acts
  • Provides maps, charts, outlines, and tables for study
  • Highlights various literary devices and themes
  • The Historical Context of the Gospels and Acts
  • The Historical Methods of Criticism
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • The Gospel of Matthew
  • Literary Features of Luke-Acts
  • Key Themes of Luke-Acts
  • The Gospel of John
This well-written book admirably summarizes the contemporary results of the scientific study of the Gospels and Acts in language accessible to the general reader. Puskas and Crump handle the complex and often pedantic scholarly debates in a lucid and non-polemical way. Their documentation covers all sides of the discussion of critical issues. Deftly facing the challenges to a discriminating study of the Gospels, they deal with the problems in a fair-minded manner, providing readers with the scholarly information necessary to make their own decisions.

Charles W. Hedrick, distinguished emeritus professor of religious studies, Missouri State University

The authors’ stated aim is to fill a gap in current literature by providing a concise, single-volume introduction for students, pastors, and teachers that covers both the Gospels and Acts . . . This concise and affordable introduction succeeds handsomely in what it sets out to accomplish.

Brandon D. Crowe, assistant professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts is a current, concise, and clear introduction to the historical study of the Gospels and Acts. It is an excellent resource for New Testament introduction courses in colleges and seminaries, particularly because many students today find the historical dimensions of Gospel study so challenging. Students with no previous foundation in academic biblical study . . . will find this book especially valuable.

Robert Van Voorst, professor of New Testament, Western Theological Seminary

  • Title: An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts
  • Authors: Charles B. Puskas Jr., David Crump
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 228
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Gospels › Introductions; Bible. N.T. Acts › Introductions
  • ISBN: 9780802845573
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T04:47:27Z

David Crump is professor of religion at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the author of Jesus the Intercessor: Prayer and Christology in Luke-Acts and Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A New Testament Theology of Petitionary Prayer.

Charles B. Puskas Jr. holds a PhD in biblical languages and literature and serves as field sales executive for Convivium Press. His other books include An Introduction to the New Testament and The Conclusion of Luke-Acts: The Significance of Acts 28:16-31.


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  1. Charles Puskas
    Much of this book was derived from my earlier research on the Gospel and Acts. Professor Crump joined this endeavor by reading my work and providing helpful revisions and supplements where needed. It was a fruitful collaboration. We've provided informative charts and outlines, especially on Luke and Acts. We've also included a lengthy bibliography plus Name, Subject, and Scripture indexes. See also the generous book review by Peter J. Judge of Winthrop University (South Carolina) in SBL Review of Biblical Literature, 2009 https://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/6804_7373.pdf


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