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Making Sense of the New Testament

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The New Testament is the foundation of the Christian church, but some question its historical accuracy. Others have claimed that Paul's teaching differs from that of the Gospels. How can we reconcile the seemingly different messages of Jesus and Paul? What is the relevance of the New Testament in our world today, in cultures far removed by time and space from the ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Baker Academic
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Scott Ray
Aug 05, 2011 Scott Ray rated it really liked it
The book is an intro book to NT study. The author states his goal is to help the "well-read lay-person" and he certainly does just that. The book looks to answer 3 ?s:

1. Is the NT historically reliable: Yes

2. Is Paul the true founder of Christianity: No

3. Is the NT applicaple to life: Yes!



The first 2 sections rely on evidence from history from the text and just plain logic to anshow that the NT is a true reflection of the truth and what believers know of the text to be true.



The final section giv
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Chet Duke
May 05, 2016 Chet Duke rated it really liked it
This book was really insightful. I would recommend it especially to a beginner student of biblical studies, as some of the material is covered in elementary courses on biblical interpretation. However, Blomberg uses classic arguments to reiterate issues surrounding the text that are relevant for even the experienced students of theology. The section on Paul (which is the 2nd of 3 sections in the book) was great!
Brett
Jan 20, 2008 Brett rated it really liked it
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Blomberg helps the reader make sense of the NT by systematically answering three questions: (1) Is the NT historically reliable? (2) Was Paul the true founder of Christianity? (3) How is the Christian to apply the NT to life? Making Sense of the NT is clearly written, striking a good balance between readability and thoroughness. Balanced and systematic, Blomberg offers a conservative scholarly response to liberals and skeptics alike. Great resource, but limited to the above questions. A-
Ashish Jaituni
Apr 20, 2016 Ashish Jaituni rated it really liked it
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A very good book! An honest inquiry into the new testament. But still there are parts where the author is not able to give compelling sound arguments especially on the question of Paul's teaching. But then again, I wonder if anyone else has been able to!
David
Apr 04, 2008 David rated it it was amazing
By far the most concise (chapter 1 - 50 pgs) and compelling defense of the historical reliability of the New Testament. It is something that can be passed along to unbelievers.
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