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Dictionary of New Testament Background

Dictionary of New Testament Background

by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter

Cultural background is an important but often unexamined factor that shapes and influences any piece of writing. The Bible is no different. In the New Testament, gospel and epistle writers used expressions and ideas they knew would be familiar to their readers. Jesus himself spoke in parables that drew heavily on the common experiences of his audience. &… Read more…

Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism

Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism

by Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts

Fills the need for a truly mid-level, quality textbook on New Testament textual criticism   Presenting all the essential, foundational elements necessary to grasp textual criticism of the New Testament, Stanley Porter and Andrew Pitts accurately define the subject of textual criticism, discuss the canon and manuscripts of the New Testament, outline meth… Read more…

The Synoptic Problem: Four Views

The Synoptic Problem: Four Views

by Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer

Leading Scholars Debate a Key New Testament TopicThe relationship between Matthew, Mark, and Luke is one of the most contested topics in Gospel studies. How do we account for the close similarities--and differences--in the Synoptic Gospels? In the last few decades, the standard answers to the typical questions regarding the Synoptic Problem have come under f… Read more…

The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters

The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters

by Stanley E. Porter

In this comprehensive introduction to the apostle Paul, Stanley Porter devotes serious consideration both to the background and major contours of Paul’s thought and to the unique contributions of each of his letters.   Porter begins by introducing the Pauline tradition and outlining the basics of Paul’s life, the chronology of his ministry, … Read more…

Christian Mission

Christian Mission

by Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall

How did a first-generation Jewish messianic movement develop the momentum to become a dominant religious force in the Western world? The essays here first investigate the roots of God's mission and the mission of his people in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism, specifically in the Psalms, Isaiah, and Daniel. The contributions then discuss the m… Read more…

Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines

Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines

by Stanley E. Porter and Deane E D Downey

This book--an edited compilation of twenty-nine essays--focuses on the difference(s) that a Christian worldview makes for the disciplines or subject areas normally taught in liberal arts colleges and universities. Three initial chapters of introductory material are followed by twenty-six essays, each dealing with the essential elements or issues in the acade… Read more…

Empire in the New Testament

Empire in the New Testament

by Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall

How does a Christian render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's? This book is the result of the Bingham Colloquium of 2007 that brought scholars from across North America to examine the New Testament's response to the empires of God and Caesar. Two chapters lay the foundation for that response in the Old Testament's conce… Read more…

Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 1

Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 1

by Stanley E. Porter and Sean A Adams

This two-volume set is part of a growing body of literature concerned with the history of biblical interpretation. The ample introduction first sets key players into the story of the development of the major strands of biblical interpretation since the Enlightenment, identifying how different theoretical and methodological approaches are related to each othe… Read more…

How We Got the New Testament (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): Text, Transmission, Translation

How We Got the New Testament (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): Text, Transmission, Translation

by Stanley E. Porter, Craig Evans and Lee McDonald

A recognized expert in New Testament Greek offers a historical understanding of the writing, transmission, and translation of the New Testament and provides cutting-edge insights into how we got the New Testament in its ancient Greek and modern English forms. In part responding to those who question the New Testament's reliability, Stanley Porter rigorou… Read more…

Inaugurations

Inaugurations

by Stanley E. Porter

The inaugural lecture is a tradition that has been practiced in western universities for centuries. These lectures originated in the great universities of continental Europe, spread to Great Britain, and then to North America. The tradition has now been appropriated further by universities around the world and especially of late in majority world countries. … Read more…

Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice

Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice

by Stanley E. Porter

In this volume, a leading expert brings readers up to date on the latest advances in New Testament Greek linguistics. Stanley Porter brings together a number of different studies of the Greek of the New Testament under three headings: texts and tools for analysis, approaching analysis, and doing analysis. He deals with a variety of New Testament texts, inclu… Read more…

Sacred Tradition in the New Testament: Tracing Old Testament Themes in the Gospels and Epistles

Sacred Tradition in the New Testament: Tracing Old Testament Themes in the Gospels and Epistles

by Stanley E. Porter

Leading biblical scholar Stanley Porter critiques the state of research regarding the New Testament's use of the Old Testament and sacred traditions. He provides needed orientation for readers interested in New Testament references to themes such as "son of man" and "suffering servant" as well as the faith of Abraham and the Passover.… Read more…


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