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Overview The late Father Raymond Brown wrote this monumental introductiontothe New Testament for modern readers. As a beloved professor and author of over 35 books, Brown has received thirty honorary degrees from Catholic and Protestant universities worldwide. This large work features basic summaries of each book, a historical overview of the ancient Greco-Roman world, discussions of key theological issues, and the rich supplementary materials, such as illustrative tables, maps, bibliographies, and appendixes.
Publishers Description Raymond E. Brown walks readers book-by-book through the basic content and issues of the New Testament. With a wealth of information contained in the text, this introduction also has basic summaries of each book, a historical overview, discussions of key theological issues, maps and tables.
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Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 99
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.57" Width: 6.46" Height: 2.16" Weight: 3.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
Publisher Yale University Press
Series Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
ISBN 0300140169 ISBN13 9780300140163
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More About Raymond E. Brown
Raymond E. Brown, S.S., taught for many years at Saint Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and was Professor of Biblical Studies at the Union Theological Seminary for two decades. He was the author of three books in the Anchor Bible series on the Gospels and Epistles of John and wrote the classic Anchor Bible Reference Library volumes The Birth of the Messiah, The Death of the Messiah, and An Introduction to the New Testament. He died in 1998.
Francis J. Maloney, S.D.B., is Katherine Drexel Chair for Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Among his many distinguished books are The Gospel of John, A Hard Saying: The Gospel and Culture, and The Gospel of Mark.
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The most comprehensive introduction you will find Feb 2, 2008
Raymond Brown sure knows how to write an introduction. Though I am not exactly sure how long the New Testament is, surely it is dwarfed by the 800+ pages of Brown's commentary. He does an excellent job covering the books as well as discussing various approached to studying the New Testament. I used this for background while studying Mark. Thus, this work is approporate for specific research or a general understanding of the New Testament. Though it is not quick reading, if you have your bible handy it the learning process is better. Unlike many theologians, he does a good job of sticking to mostly understandable vocabulary. I would say this could be of use for all beginning and intermediate-level bible students as well as those extremely familiar with the doctrines surrounding the New Testament. High praise for Brown in attempting such a collasal task!
The best single source yet for New Testament study! Oct 16, 2007
As others have stated, this if you only buy one book for a study on the nuts and bolts of the New Testament, this is it. It is extraordinary in its scope, magnificently researched, and best of all, it's written so well that it does not become tiring or try to impress you with huge complicated words or phrases. This is an outstanding volume for the common man and the advanced student as well. Thank you Raymond Brown for leaving us with this marvelous tool to understanding the times and structure of the New Testament - this book will serve as a legacy and the benchmark by which all others will be compared for ages to come.
Extremely helpful and easy to understand Sep 30, 2007
I am a somewhat new Christian and have really felt a connection with God since becoming faithful. However, I became wary of Church dogma and completely literal, simplified views of info in the Bible. I knew it had to be deeper than that. I had a hunger to learn more about the history of the New Testament and it's books, letters, etc. to help me better understand it. This book was extremely helpful and easy to understand; but I can see how it would be good for people who already know about Biblical critisism. It has deepened my faith more reading this book which actually has a centrist point of view for the most part. Highly recommend to all. I had read Raymond E. Brown was the way to go for this information and I'd have to agree.
Introduction to the New Testament by Raymond Brown Sep 9, 2007
This is a great book. Ray Brown is a scholar who has the ability to write so clearly that he is able to pull together years of study and scholarship and bring beginners, students and Scripture readers up to speed on the latest in Biblical understand. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible and how to read it and understand it.
Sorry, I'm late... Aug 17, 2007
I apologize for this late review. The book is in mint conditions, and shipping was as fast as it could be. Thank you.