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The Writings of the New Testament by Luke Timothy Johnson
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Jun 20, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: ancient_religion, new_testament, to-read
Recommended to Emily by: schmemmy@hotmail.com

This is more of a believers' textbook than I prefer to use in my teaching (big example: refers to the Hebrew Bible as the Old Testament), but I found it to be clear & well-written. Johnson presents good information & takes care to focus primarily on the academic study of these texts while giving attention to the communities of believers who wrote these texts and those who still read & use them religiously today.

Since I teach NT solely from an academic, historical perspective, and I often have Jewish students, I prefer to use texts that refer to the Hebrew Bible as the Hebrew Bible or Jewish Scripture, rather than the Christocentric "Old Testament."

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