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A modern translation of the New Testament (NRSV, RSV, TNIV recommended; not acceptable KJV, NKJV or paraphrases such as the NLB or the Message). We will read the New Testament in its entirety. Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green, and Marianne Meye Thompson. Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. This book will serve as a basic reference tool for each individual book of the NT. Richard Bauckham. The Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. We will begin reading this book immediately at the start of the semester. Bauckham will help frame an approach to reading the New Testament. Larry W. Hurtado. At The Origins of Christian Worship. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. We will write a critical review of this book. Hurtado will give us a taste of New Testament scholarship as well as a partial window into the world of the New Testament. Gerd Theissen. The Shadow of the Galilean. Updated edition. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007. This is the best short introduction to first-century Palestinian Judaism in print. IÕve used this book with students for years and have always received warm feedback from students. Bruce W. Longenecker. The Lost Letters of Pergamum. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. Another work intended to offer us a window into the dynamics of the NT world, especially in the book of Acts. Richard N. Soulen and R. Kendall Soulen. Handbook of Biblical Criticism. Third ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. This is a highly useful reference work for biblical studies.
Asbury Theological Seminary
Testament, New, Florida, NT520, Spring