New Testament Introduction

An Introduction to its Literature and History

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Weight 1.18 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 1 in
binding

Paperback

Format

Book

isbn

9780851514499

Original Pub Date

1976

Banner Pub Date

Nov 1, 1976

topic

Bible Survey, Biblical Studies

page-count

386

scripture

New Testament

Book Description

The writing of John Gresham Machen was characterized by clarity of thought, depth of scholarship, and an evident passion for the message of the Bible. It is a mark of his peculiar gifts that none of these features is lacking in these chapters of New Testament Introduction. Now available for the first time in book form, they are a valuable part of Machen’s witness to the integrity, magnificence, and plentitude of the writings that constitute the New Testament.

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  Introduction 9
 1. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF CHRISTIANITY  
The New Testament 13
The Roman Background of Christianity 20
The Greek Background of Christianity 27
The Jewish Background of Christianity: 1. Palestinian Judaism 33
The Jewish Background of Christianity: 2. The Judaism of the Dispersion 39
The Messiah 44
 2. THE EARLY HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY  
The Book of The Acts 51
The Cross and the Resurrection as the Foundation of Apostolic Preaching 57
The Beginnings of the Christian Church 63
The First Persecution 69
The First Gentile Converts 74
The Conversion of Paul 78
The Church at Antioch 84
 3. CHRISTIANITY ESTABLISHED AMONG THE GENTILES  
The Gospel to the Gentiles 91
The Council at Jerusalem 97
The Gospel Carried into Europe 103
 4. THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF THE GOSPEL  
Encouragement for New Converts 115
The Conflict with the Judaizers 122
Problems of a Gentile Church 131
The Apostle and his Ministry 138
The Gospel of Salvation 147
Paul’s Journey to Rome 154
The Supremacy of Christ 159
The Church of Christ 167
Christ and his Followers 173
Training New Leaders 180
 5. THE PRESENTATION AND DEFENCE OF CHRISTIANITY  
A Presentation of Jesus to Jewish Christians 191
A Graphic Sketch of the Life of Jesus 198
A Greek Historian’s Account of Jesus 205
The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple 215
The Jesus of the Gospels 226
A Document of the Jerusalem Church 233
Jesus the Fulfilment of the Old Testament 242
Christian Fortitude 249
The Christian’s Attitude towards Error and Immorality 256
The Life of the Children of God 264
The Messages of the Living Christ 270
A Vision of the Final Triumph 280
Review 285
 6. THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND THE CHURCH OF TODAY  
The Church and the World 293
The Christian Message 305
The Word and the Sacraments 311
Prayer 319
The Congregation 330
The Relief of the Needy 338
Organizing for Service 347
A Mission for the World 354
The Christian Ideal of Personal Morality 359
Christianity and Human Relationships 366
The Christian Use of the Intellect 373
The Christian Hope and the Present Possession 379
Retrospect: the First Christian Century 385

 

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