Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Second Edition Second Edition

Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Second Edition Second Edition

by Mark Allan Powell

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Overview

With clarity and verve, Mark Allen Powell introduces the beginning student to the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An introductory chapter surveys the political, religious, and social world of the Gospels, methods of approaching early Christian texts, the genre of the Gospels, and the religious character of these writings. This second edition has been updated to take fuller account of different theories regarding the Gospels, with new chapters on the historical Jesus and on gospel literature not included in our New Testament, and with a pleasing new format. Special features include illustrations and more than two dozen special topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451485257
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Allan Powell taught New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for 32 years. He is author of 40 books on the Bible and editor of the Harper-Collins Bible Dictionary.

Table of Contents

Figures ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Introduction: Four Stones of Jesus 1

1 From Jesus to Us 15

2 The Gospel of Mark 57

3 The Gospel of Matthew 95

4 The Gospel of Luke (and the Book of Acts) 129

5 The Gospel of John 181

6 The Other Gospels 217

Notes 247

List of Abbreviations 289

Glossary 293

Bibliography 307

Index of Biblical and Other Ancient Writings 337

Index of Modern Authors 365

Palestine in the Time of Jesus 375

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