Introducing the New Testament

Fourth edition


ISBN: 9781912552122 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781912552122

Publication date: October 4, 2019

Format: Ebook

Extent: 660 pages

Imprint: Lion Scholar


Continuously in print for over 30 years, and available in many different languages, John Drane’s Introducing the New Testament has long been recognized as an authoritative and accessible survey of the subject.

This new edition has been fully revised and updated with fresh material on the many political contexts in which the early church flourished, along with new insights into the writing and reception of written texts in what was essentially an oral culture. Specific issues that will be of particular interest to students are highlighted in special boxed feature sections, along with an extensive glossary of technical terms and key maps and diagrams. This book is the ideal starting point for readers who wish to explore the New Testament and its world in the light of recent scholarship, and its relevance to life in the twenty-first century.

Meet the author: * John Drane

Dr John Drane has spent much of his adult life wrestling with the challenge of being a Christian in a rapidly changing culture, and has written many books on missional topics and two best-selling books on the Bible which have been translated into more than sixty languages: Introducing the Old Testament and Introducing the New Testament. John Drane is currently a fellow at St John’s College, Durham and taught practical theology at the University of Stirling and University of Aberdeen. 

Reviews for Introducing the New Testament

'John Drane's work shaped the understanding of the generation of students and pastors. [...] This updated 4th edition is sure to be the first port of call for anyone looking for a clear and trustworthy source to help them navigate the New Testament world; it is always comprehensible but never simplistic.' Dr Andrew Davies, University of Birmingham
'John Drane's Introducing the New Testament is a remarkably concise and yet comprehensive guide that enables readers to undertake a rich and rewarding reading if the world's most influential and revolutionary book.' Dr Brian S. Rosner, Ridley College, Australia
'Rewritten and updated, John Drane's Introducing the New Testament is impressive in its comprehensiveness. Genuinely a ine-stop-shop, it not only addresses questions of authorship and dating, but many contextual and cultural topics as well.' Professor Andrew D. Clarke, University of Aberdeen

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