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 offer ideas for deeper thought and further reading for even greater challenge. It is an excellent textbook for courses on the Gospels and Acts.
Praise for the Print Edition
[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, Ridley Hall
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
- Title: Exploring the New Testament, vol. 1: The Gospels and Acts
- Authors: David Wenham and Steve Walton
- Publisher: SPCK
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 302
About the Authors
David Wenham studied theology in Cambridge and Manchester Universities and taught in central India for several years. On his return home he was Director of the Tyndale House Gospels Research project, moving from that to the staff of Wycliffe Hall in the University of Oxford. He is the author of books on the parables of Jesus and has also focused his studies on the relationship between Jesus and Paul, with his Paul, Follow of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? (Eerdmans 1995) and Paul and Jesus: The True Story (SPCK 2002). He is also involved in parochial ministry in a group of villages north of Oxford.
Steve Walton has been a lecturer in Greek and New Testament Studies at London Bible College since 1999, having previously taught New Testament at St. John’s College, Nottingham and Bedford College. He is a member of a number of scholarly societies, and chairs the Acts seminar of the British New Testament Conference.