The New Testament

Published 2000
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Presents a series of twenty-four lectures that examines in detail the New Testament. Professor Bart Ehrman discusses its form, the methods of composition, its authors and their original audiences, and the surrounding historical context. He focuses on questions of historical evidence and explanation rather than on issues of religious belief and theological truth.

9781565855823 (set)
1565855825 (set)
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Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2000.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.).
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
"Course Nr. 656." -- Disc.
24 lectures in 2 parts, 30 min. each.
Accompanying course guidebooks include a glossary and annotated bibliographies.
Special features: Lecture chapters; Professor biography.
Editor, Sal Rodriguez; producer, Noren Bizzarri.
Lecturer: Bart D. Ehrman.
DVD, region 1.
Pt. 1. The early Christians & their literature
The Greco-Roman context
Ancient Judaism
The earliest traditions about Jesus
Mark : Jesus the suffering son of God
Matthew : Jesus the Jewish messiah
Luke : Jesus the savior of the world
John : Jesus the man from heaven
Noncanonical gospels
The historical Jesus, sources and problems
The historical Jesus, solutions and methods
Jesus the apocalyptic prophet
pt. 2. The Acts of the apostles
Paul, the man, the mission and the modus operandi
Paul and the crises of his churches : First Corinthians
Pauline ethics
Paul's Letter to the Romans
Paul, Jesus, and James
The Deutero-Pauline Epistles
The Pastoral Epistles
The Book of Hebrews and the rise of Christian anti-semitism
First Peter and the persecution of the early Christians
The Book of revelation
Do we have the original New Testament?
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