The Story We Live By: A reader's guide to the New Testament

The Story We Live By: A reader's guide to the New Testament

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At the heart of Christianity is a story - not a code nor a creed, but the story of Jesus. Christians have lived by this story for centuries and return to it again and again to renew faith and deepen understanding. This book is an accessible introduction to how that story is presented in the New Testament, firstly in the four different accounts of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, followed by the early years of the Church and the ensuing series of letters and commentaries on those events.

Title The Story We Live By: A reader's guide to the New Testament
Author R Alastair Campbell
Description

At the heart of Christianity is a story - not a code nor a creed, but the story of Jesus. Christians have lived by this story for centuries and return to it again and again to renew faith and deepen understanding. This book is an accessible introduction to how that story is presented in the New Testament, firstly in the four different accounts of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, followed by the early years of the Church and the ensuing series of letters and commentaries on those events.

Starting with an analysis of the four Gospels, The Story We Live By shows how the New Testament writers shaped their material to communicate the truth of Jesus' teaching to their audiences and how their writings arise from and still maintain continuity with the Old Testament. It also covers issues such as authorship, textual dating and the different literary forms used from sermons to apocalypse.

The book contains a prologue and 15 chapters divided up as follows:

  • Prologue: The Story behind the Story (relationship between Old and New Testaments)
  • Part 1: The Story of Jesus (the four gospels - 5 chapters)
  • Part 2: The Church's Story (Acts, Paul, Paul's letters - 8 chapters)
  • Part 3: Living by the Story (Hebrews, letters of James, Peter, John, Jude; Revelation)
Details
  • Product code: Down3596
  • Published: 1 March 2009
  • Format: PDF Download
  • Pages: 280

At the heart of Christianity is a story - not a code nor a creed, but the story of Jesus. Christians have lived by this story for centuries and return to it again and again to renew faith and deepen understanding. This book is an accessible introduction to how that story is presented in the New Testament, firstly in the four different accounts of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, followed by the early years of the Church and the ensuing series of letters and commentaries on those events.

Starting with an analysis of the four Gospels, The Story We Live By shows how the New Testament writers shaped their material to communicate the truth of Jesus' teaching to their audiences and how their writings arise from and still maintain continuity with the Old Testament. It also covers issues such as authorship, textual dating and the different literary forms used from sermons to apocalypse.

The book contains a prologue and 15 chapters divided up as follows:

  • Prologue: The Story behind the Story (relationship between Old and New Testaments)
  • Part 1: The Story of Jesus (the four gospels - 5 chapters)
  • Part 2: The Church's Story (Acts, Paul, Paul's letters - 8 chapters)
  • Part 3: Living by the Story (Hebrews, letters of James, Peter, John, Jude; Revelation)