“Hearing the New Testament: An Introduction” is a book written by Joel B. Green, a prominent New Testament scholar. In this book, Green offers an introduction to the New Testament, focusing on the historical and cultural context in which the various books were written and exploring the various ways in which they have been interpreted throughout history.
Green begins by providing an overview of the New Testament as a whole, including the historical background and the various genres of literature it contains. He then examines each of the books of the New Testament in turn, discussing the authorship, historical context, and theological themes of each.
Throughout the book, Green emphasizes the importance of understanding the social, cultural, and historical context in which the New Testament was written. He also discusses the various interpretive strategies that have been used to understand the text, including historical-critical methods, literary analysis, and theological and ethical perspectives.
Green’s approach is accessible and engaging, making the book a valuable resource for students and general readers alike. While some readers may find Green’s approach challenging to their beliefs, the book offers a thoughtful and comprehensive introduction to the New Testament and the ongoing scholarly debates surrounding its interpretation.
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