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by Pheme Perkins

eBook Reading the New Testament: An Introduction ePub
Author: Pheme Perkins
Language: English
ISBN: 0809129396
ISBN13: 978-0809129393
Publisher: Paulist Pr; Revised, Enlarged, Subsequent edition (March 1, 1988)
Pages: 350
Category: Bible Study & Reference
Subcategory: Christians
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 482
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ePub file: 1164 kb
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While this book is comparable in format to Boadt's Reading the Old Testament : an Introduction, it does not contain this long and boring . This book had a lot of insight into the various chapters in the New Testament. I found it very useful in my class.

Instead Perkins give some outlines, and in general is more to the point.

Pheme Perkins (born 1945 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a Professor of Theology at Boston College . Reading the New Testament: An Introduction. The Book of the Goddess. New York: Crossroad, 1983, 97-109.

Pheme Perkins (born 1945 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a Professor of Theology at Boston College, where she has been teaching since 1972 Perkins was educated at Harvard University (P. 1971) and St. John's College (. New York: Paulist, 1978.

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Perkins' work is a solid scholarly introduction to the New Testament. Although leaning to the theological left on some issues, Ms. Perkins' volume provides valuable information for students of the New Testament. I found it very helpful and enlightening as an undergraduate textbook.

Includes new maps and illustrations.

Pheme Perkins1 de janeiro de 2012. US$ 19,95 E-book por US$ 9,99. Comprar como presente. Adicionar à lista de desejos. An introduction to the writings of the New Testament, written by a prominent scholar who is able to communicate the main ideas and results with a clear and simple style. Includes new maps and illustrations.

An introduction to the writings of the New Testament, written by a prominent scholar who is able to communicate the main ideas and results with a clear and simple style.

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Discusses the history and nature of the New Testament, provides outlines of each book and information on archaeological discoveries, and shares an interpretation of the Scriptures
Yananoc
I only bought this because it was a required text for a class in seminary. Why the professor required this one, I will never understand. As for content, the information is general--nothing more than you would get from most other introductory books. If you're wanting a truly informative and insightful book, this one is going to sorely disappoint. The author is a blatant source critic who believes that half of the New Testament was not actually written by those that claimed to have written it. In other words, much of the NT was put together by redactors that only used the names of apostles like Peter, John, or Paul to give their writings credibility. Furthermore, the author seems to dismiss prophecy as she mentions many books, like Daniel for instance, only "pretend" to be written at an earlier time. Makes one wonder why she believes in the Bible at all. She pushes her obvious Catholic bias by mentioning transubstantiation, watering down any verse that mentions homosexuality, and she seems to have an infatuation with the Gospel of Thomas. Incidentally, she also teaches a preterist view of Revelation. When I flipped the book over and read about the author and found her degree is from Harvard and teaches at Boston, I should have know the book would be useless. Can any good theology come out of Harvard? Don't waste your time with this one.
Vivaral
The author is a Catholic American professor of theology.

Her book is geared at the masses, it is accessible to the non-intellectual readers. It begins with some some chapters introducing some generalities and background information related to the New Testament (NT), but much shorter than in some other books, yet she succeeds in conveying what is the important with less space. There are also a few general chapters related to Jesus, Paul... and related context throughout the book.

The rest is devoted to NT books. In each of these chapters she presents the context of the books, their outline and explains their content. Her points are generally not "speculative" but correspond to established scholarly (not fundamentalist yet conservative) views. In general she is quite straightforward and the explanations and answers are more concise than in other books. She does not follow the NT order (as in most books), but roughly rather the chronological order of the date of writing of the NT books, and the flow of her book then makes a lot of sense, a smart choice! Surprisingly, she does not bow down to political correctness (e.g. about Judaism) and courageously does not explain away the politically incorrect NT passages as later apologetic additions (as Bart Ehrman does in his books), I enjoyed that!

While this book is comparable in format to Boadt's Reading the Old Testament : an Introduction, it does not contain this long and boring retelling of the biblical accounts one has to go through in Boadt's book. Instead Perkins give some outlines, and in general is more to the point. She also more consistent in that she does not give the arguments with which the scholars come to their conclusions (that would mean a much bigger book....) whereas Boadt was inconsistent here (sometimes no argument, sometimes partially...) However she warns when scholars do not agree or are not sure about certain conclusions. Not to say that there is no logic and argumentation in her book, but it fits well in the flow of her explanations and exegesis.

There is a very good, well structured and annotated bibliography at the end, however the latest books date from 1986.

Hence I think this book will be great for the laymen who want a serious, reliable book that provide them quickly with good answers and the minimum required knowledge without undue complications and unnecessary thinking. If you are looking for a non-scholarly book on the NT on which you can rely upon in the most efficient and quick manner, Perkins' must be the best one. It is definitely worth its very low price.

If you have time and prefer to read a pricey book with a lot of blabla and a slow pace, then Bart Ehrman (definitely less conservative, more liberal)'s The New Testament. A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings would be a more suitable book; it also puts the NT books well into context with non-canonical books (beware that Ehrman refused that the debate he had with William Craig, and completely lost, be published so as not to give more "air" to Craig's points! which says enough about Ehrman academic open-mindedness and truth-seeking not to speak of intellectual honesty...) If you instead are looking for a more advanced, scholarly book, with the latest scholarly references, then this is not the book for you, I recommend instead Udo Schnelle's The History and Theology of the NT (the latest German edition, Einleitung in das NT, is even more up-to-date).
fabscf
This book had a lot of insight into the various chapters in the New Testament. I found it very useful in my class. Book was in excellent shape when I recieved it.
Katishi
An excellent commentary for background: social and cultural resource as well as biblical understanding. I have used it for several years in Bible Study.
Tojahn
A good book for anyone who wants to look beyond the things heard in churches where looking at the text with an open mind is frowned upon.
Utchanat
I only had to rea selct portioins of the book so I cannot evaluate the book other than 3 stars. I have no desire to read the rest of the book because of the scattered reading I had to do.
Bort
I liked being able to buy the book more than I actually liked having to read it for class, and I can't imagine anyone actually buying this not for a class, but yeah, it's a book. 10/10
Great condition.
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