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Featuring vibrant full color throughout, the fifth edition of Bart D. Ehrman''s highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Distinctive to this study is its unique focus on the historical, literary, and religious milieux of the Greco Roman world, including early Judaism. As part of its historical orientation, the book also discusses other Christian writings that were roughly contemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the letters of Ignatius.

FEATURES:

* A uniquely accessible and engaging writing style that vividly brings the New Testament story to life
* Descriptions and models of various methods for studying ancient literature
* Time lines, illustrations, maps, and more than 100 photos, including three photo essays
* Five types of text boxes: "What to Expect," "At a Glance," "Another Glimpse into the Past," "What Do You Think?," and "Take a Stand"
* An extensive glossary of key terms, which appear in boldface type the first time they are used in each chapter
* An updated Instructor''s Manual on CD containing a media resources section, chapter summaries, key terms, pedagogical suggestions, PowerPoint based lecture outlines, and a test bank with essay and multiple choice questions (not included with book, available separately)
* An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/ehrman that provides students with links to media resources, chapter summaries, interactive multiple choice self quizzes, reading guides, flash cards, maps, and time lines
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NEW TO THIS EDITION:

* A completely reworked chapter (2) on textual criticism, which now appears at the beginning of the book
* Take a Stand" boxes that are designed to help students synthesize the material in each chapter
* Expanded bibliographies featuring the most up to date research available
* New boxes on "Jesus and the Woman Taken in Adultery," "The Ending of Mark," and "The Laughing Jesus"

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"The overall quality of this text is far superior to others of the same genre on the market today. Its biggest advantage is its readability. Bart Ehrman has done a masterful job at developing what at times are the most arcane issues of early Christian textual studies in such an inviting and clear manner that he''s able to not only keep students'' interest, but also present the arguments in a clear, concise, and highly logical manner. Of special interest are the boxes, which have provided some of the best discussions for my students."--George Heyman, St. Bernard''s School of Theology andMinistry


"Outstanding. This is the only book that students have told me they like."--Kenneth Atkinson, University of Northern Iowa


"From cover to cover, this book is packed with rich information. It''s also a strength that Ehrman chooses a different methodological approach for each of the gospels as an illustration of the variety of ways that scholars can read a text. I have used this book for a long time and will continue to do so indefinitely."--Zeba A. Crook, Carleton University


"The text makes a special effort to acquaint students with recent developments in New Testament scholarship and offers responsible appraisals of scholarly opinions. I like very much the ''What to Expect'' and ''At a Glance'' features, which must be a great help to students in grasping major points."--Bradley Nystrom, California State University, Sacramento


"The presentation, especially the many boxes and the glossary of terms, is wonderful for students to grasp the vast project that any introduction to the New Testament entails. The book''s pedagogical devices are generally outstanding and extremely helpful to students."--Robert A. Ludwig, LoyolaUniversity Chicago


"I especially like the approach of introducing critical methods for reading the Bible by demonstrating various methods along the way, reinforcing and reviewing by returning to a few methods in different chapters."--Janet E

About the Author


Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published numerous books and articles, including The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations (OUP, 2011); A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition (OUP,
2010); and Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew (OUP, 2005).

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Ehrman - Love Him or Hate Him, but don''t Ignore His Academic Perspective Challenging the Theological Status Quo
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2016
Dr. Ehrman is a great academic in his field and causes you to challenge the common perceptions and disinformation that we''ve learned in Sunday school. As a Christian, I have a thirst for knowledge in my faith and the historical timeframe of the period. Whether it''s the... See more
Dr. Ehrman is a great academic in his field and causes you to challenge the common perceptions and disinformation that we''ve learned in Sunday school. As a Christian, I have a thirst for knowledge in my faith and the historical timeframe of the period. Whether it''s the authorship of the New Testament, the language(s) of the time, culture, or how information was passed down over time, this book makes understanding the time period and the burgeoning religion, as it took hold. His book, "Forged", I would also recommend, as it challenges our understanding of who wrote the books from our modern Canon and why we should be skeptical of their attribution and why certain, disputed epistles should be reconsidered - an academic discussion that common church goers are unaware of. He also has an additional book countering the Mythicist argument that neo-Atheists have grasped onto, especially with non-academic discourse online. I always recommend Ehrman to my friends, Christian or non-Christian to further our understanding and the debate on theological grounds. I''m hoping we can update our Canon and theology after 2,000 through academic discourse. (Doubtful, as most denominations would think this is heretical, even if it is academically dishonest to continue perpetrating incorrect information)
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The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to The Early Christian Writings is an outstanding informative book of understandings and very knowledgeable in pursuit of Christianity, provides view points, archeological and chronological surveys and facts. This is by far a... See more
The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to The Early Christian Writings is an outstanding informative book of understandings and very knowledgeable in pursuit of Christianity, provides view points, archeological and chronological surveys and facts. This is by far a very essential book to Christian Theology studies, a must have! This edition supplies color of the photos and well edited, very easily comprehended writing, key terms, and supplies many references to support the information given. Bart D. Ehrman is one of my most favorite authors because he provides strong relevant information that covers many important details, backed by statistics, and researched documentation and a strong point of knowledge. I believe every single Christian should possess this knowledgeable book to better understand the origins of Christianity...
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My first serious study of the New Testament was about 45 years ago as a young adult. When my current Sunday School class embarked on this adventure again, I asked my pastor to recommend a scholarly guide. She recommended this book which was her textbook for the New... See more
My first serious study of the New Testament was about 45 years ago as a young adult. When my current Sunday School class embarked on this adventure again, I asked my pastor to recommend a scholarly guide. She recommended this book which was her textbook for the New Testament when she was in seminary. I was unexpectedly surprised to learn what scholars have uncovered with their reserrch of the Dead Sea Scrolls, archeological finds and New Testament translations from the original Greek.

Professor Ehrman does a good job of helping us understand the different methods used to do bibical study and research and is very good at defining the resulting theories of different scholars while letting his readers decide for themselves which theories and interpretations best fit each reader''s individual understanding of the texts.
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Time to Challenge What You Think You Know About Christianity
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An eye-opening examination of early Christianity. What we believe as Christians is not what historical records indicate.
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A very good introductory book, with excellent pictures, maps and illustrations, and an often delightful style of writing. I sometimes wanted to go more into political issues that were introduced, but that only goes to show how it stimulates interest. (Heavy though for...See more
A very good introductory book, with excellent pictures, maps and illustrations, and an often delightful style of writing. I sometimes wanted to go more into political issues that were introduced, but that only goes to show how it stimulates interest. (Heavy though for reading in bed!)
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If you want to learn about the NT this book is good, clear, informative and presented in an interesting way.
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