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Finally: an introduction that captures the excitement of the early Christians, helping today's listeners to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today.
The New Testament in Its World: Part 1 is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. An introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright.
An ideal guide for students, The New Testament in Its World: Part 1 addresses the many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity. Both large and small, these questions include:
In short, The New Testament in Its World: Part 1 brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching that will open listeners' eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity.
Written for both classroom and personal use, the benefits of The New Testament in Its World: Part 1 include:
Accompanying figures, tables, images, and reference materials are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.