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A Survey of the New Testament

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The third edition of this widely used textbook features a substantial revision. Most significantly, Dr. Gundry has shortened his harmonistic treatment of Jesus' life and expanded his individual treatment of the four Gospels.
Hardcover, 3rd edition, 493 pages
Published September 23rd 1994 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 1973)
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Harold Cameron
"The 4th edition of this widely used guide to reading and interpreting the New Testament

This revised edition of Gundry's Survey of the New Testament goes beyond providing background information and technical introductory material and leads students to read the New Testament itself. Whenever possible general questions of introduction and background are tied to assigned readings covering the entire New Testament. In addition, comments on these readings help students with interpretation and follow
One of the most wonderful textbooks I have ever had. I read it during a three-week class from cover to cover, and I kept it because it was such a helpful, well-written tool to help me understand the NT.
This is a standard text in more conservative Protestant seminaries. It is a systematic presentation of the New Testament. The textbook does begin with a historical presentation of period but fails to put the text in its historical context and fails to account of the historical critical method and it massive impact of biblical studies in the twentieth century. Instead, he prefers a traditional approach to the texts and a Calvinist theological perspective. The general engagement with the lessons o ...more
Oct 07, 2008 Dana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Christians and anyone who wants to understand the NT.
I had to read this book for my NT Survey class. It serves as an excellent guide to studying the NT. It also sheds light on the intertestamental period linking the Old and New Testament times. History, culture, and language are all touched in each of the NT books as well as the chronology of the NT. I am really glad I had to read this book and learned a lot from it. Even though it is a textbook it is not dry reading at all and I hope to go back through it again in the future when I can slow down ...more
There is a lot of great historical background in this book. The thing that this book has going for it is the same thing that I did not like about it. that is, it feels a lot like a junior high text book in it's layout, but at the same time because of the layout it is easy to find particular information concerning a biblical book. I think that anytime I begin to study a new biblical book from now on, I will begin by reading the correlating chapter from Gundry.
This is a great book to expand the study of the New Testament. It explaines what was going on in history at the time the books were written. It gives insight into the lives of the authors of each book and what else was going on in the world at that time. A great way to expand the understanding of the books.
Started reading, with yellow highlighter, as part of self study. Found a few college
Syllabi online that use this book as primary text. Am only 20 years behind
My goal of learning historical bible to match my keen interest in theological issues...go hand in hand.
Mike Jorgensen
Pretty solid but not earth-shattering. If you've ever read any set of commentaries or intro to the NT book then this one won't be very helpful but if this were used with a new Christian it would be highly effective.
Igor Pericic
Very good and essential in understanding the New Testament context. If anyone wants to read whole New Testament this book would be a great help and could serve like a devotional reading too.
Pretty good introductory material for the 27 books of the New Testament. This is not a commentary, but background material and brief synopses of the books.
Trevor Binkley
A bit disappointing for a survey. Wished it had more depth, probably will never have a need to reference this book, but was required for my class.
Phil Sessa
Great reference, I used this in school, and recently purchased it for logos bible software program. I recommend this if you do NT Survey.
Caleb Gibson
Great pictures = make the book amazing!
1st really big book that I enjoyed. Great explanations of the New Testament books.
A good, brief overview of the Indians who settled at Angel Mounds in Southern Indiana.
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It's a solid basic book covering the NT.
Jeff Noble
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A well-illustrated book for the serious student
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Robert Horton Gundry is Westmont College's Scholar-in-Residence after retiring from a teaching career of nearly forty years. His various areas of expertise include New Testament Greek, Eschatology (end times studies), the Gospels, and New Testament Theology. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Manchester University in 1961. He has been honored with the Teacher of the Year Award thr ...more
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