Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament
|Author: Scholz, Daniel||Year: 2013|
|Publisher: Saint Mary's Press||Pages: 272|
|Series: PREVIOUSLY 9780884899556|
Who Was Jesus, and Why Was He Important?
Jesus Christ is arguably one of the most important figures in history—with an influence that spans hundreds of years, all continents, and has shaped many of the religious and cultural norms of today. Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament helps modern readers understand the first-century world of Jesus and the historical Jesus to gain insight into who he was and what his impact was on religious, historical, and cultural literacy.
In a manner considerate of a religiously diverse audience, Jesus in the Gospels and Acts explores the issues of authorship, historicity, culture, and theology in the New Testament—specifically the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as the extracanonical gospels.
A new edition of a popular text designed, Jesus in the Gospels and Acts is structured for a one-semester course and contains content, layout, graphic, and reference updates that enhance its appeal and educational value. The text’s summaries, review questions, and recommended readings make it ideal for classroom settings. Charts, maps, sidebars, and images offer the visual variety and graphic support essential to visual learners. Jesus in the Gospels and Acts is part of a two-volume series, the second of which is The Pauline Letters (2013).