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Overview This revised edition goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible, general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament.
Publishers Description The 4th edition of this widely used guide to reading and interpreting the New Testament This revised edition of Gundry s survey of the New Testament goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament. In addition, comments on these readings help students with interpretation and follow the flow of thought from one passage to another. Features include: * New design with four-color format and more photos and improved maps * Chapters begin with list, of study goals and end with summary, overview and of people, places, terms to remember, and review questions * Outlines, section headings, subheadings, and bolded items make it easy to follow structure of discussion * Phonetic pronunciations for unfamiliar names and terms * Breakouts with illustrative quotes from ancient, nonbiblical literature * Discussion questions on the contemporary relevance of the New Testament * Updated bibliographies * Conservative evangelical theological perspective also notes other positions and literature"
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Robert H. Gundry (PhD, Manchester) is a scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Among his books are Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross; Matthew: A Commentary on His Handbook for a Mixed Church Under Persecution, Soma in Biblical Theology, and Jesus the Word According to John the Sectarian.
Robert H. Gundry currently resides in Santa Barbara, in the state of California.
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Quick and Cheap Mar 8, 2007
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Poorly written Aug 18, 2006
Although Gundry does well in this introductory book to give the reader pronunciation guides for names of persons, his syntax is incredibly poor. Because his sentence structure is lacking, his intended meaning is confusing and requires at times a multiple read in order to make sense of his sentence.
For a book packed with so much info there is no index Mar 26, 2006
I am a bit disappointed that the index of this book is three pages long. There is a ton of info but you can't access it easily unless you want to spend countless hours flipping pages or trying to practice your photographic memory skills. The Glossary of Pronunciations is longer!! I realize this is a textbook but I have read other textbooks on the New Testament that were easier to digest. I do like the end of chapter study guides and discussion but you get 5 stars on the snooze factor for the format.
Great Feb 19, 2006
This is probably the best one out there on the topic of a general survey of the New Testament. Plus buying it directly from this site I saved $15 instead of buying it from my school--& I got free shipping too!
I Just Can't See Myself Giving a "Textbook" 5 Stars . . . Feb 18, 2006
As far as "textbooks" go, Gundry shows mercy on students by making a textbook that I actually look forward to reading. I have no problems with the book whatsoever but I just could not bring myself to give a "textbook" 5 stars. First, the pictures he uses -and there are a lot of them- really bring the New Testament-times scenery to life. Especially considering my Old Testament Survey class textbook was all black-and-white...uh, can you say bo-ring? Also, I like the way the chapters begin with study goals so that while you read the chapter, you always have in mind the main points to remember. The chapters all end with a list of the "People [and Terms] to Remember" which is a great study tool as well as the discussion questions. There's also a list of references "For Further Investigation" listed each chapter's end that comes in real handy when searching for sources for a research paper.