This is an excellent introduction to the new testament by dr johnson it was a required course in my masters program at gonzaga university in a course on the new testament it is the most readable textbook i have read on the new testament dr johnson summarizes new testament scholarship and makes it very understandable. Johnsons interpretation on the new testament writings seems to healthily occupy the space between non academic conservative biblical commentaries on the one hand and critical commentaries whose tone at times discourages valuing tbe biblical texts on the other. This book is for those who want to understand the origin and shape of the new testament writings but are unable to find a comprehensive introduction that is neither repellingly technical nor appallingly trivial from the preface of the first edition. Luke timothy johnson offers a compelling interpretation of the new testament as a witness to the rise of early faith in jesus critically judicious and theologically attuned to the role of the new testament in the life of the church johnson deftly guides his reader through a wealth of historical and literary description and invites critical reflection on the meaning of these ancient writings . New technologies are revolutionizing research capabilities and pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of an increasingly technology savvy public fortress press presents widely used volumes in a new cd rom format features include the complete searchable text of the book glossary hyperlinked to key words in the text additional study questions student helps for writing papers internet
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