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The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament, Volume 1: The Individual Witnesses

The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament, Volume 1: The Individual Witnesses

Ben Witherington III

| IVP | 2009

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In this first of two volumes, Ben Witherington gives us core samplings on the theological and ethical thought world of Jesus and each of the individual New Testament writers, giving special attention to oft-neglected authors such as James, Peter, Jude and the author of Hebrews. Rather than abstracting a set of principles from these texts, Witherington contextualizes in true narrative form the manner in which these authors applied their understanding of the gospel to particular, concrete situations.

The result is that readers are able to soak in the thought world of the New Testament writers, learning to think with them in terms that do not separate theology from ethics, doctrine from discipleship. This integrated perspective offers fresh insights and an innovative approach to the whole of the New Testament.

Author Bio

Bible scholar Dr. Ben Witherington is considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

Dr. Witherington is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive his MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his PhD from the University of Durham in England. Dr. Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. A popular lecturer, Dr. Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges, and biblical meetings—not only in the United States, but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Australia. He’s also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Dr. Witherington has written over 40 books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical-studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Dr. Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, the Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX network.