Select Works of Paul Barnett (2 vols.)

Paternoster, 2012–2013
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Overview

The Select Works of Paul Barnett orients readers to the New Testament storyline through careful scholarship and storytelling prowess. In Bethlehem to Patmos, Paul Barnett presents a history of the New Testament from the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem to John’s exile in Patmos. Reconstructing the chronology and providing historical context, he helps readers see the storyline clearly, connecting pieces scattered across the New Testament. Rigorous and readable, his historical text doesn’t try to prove theological claims of the New Testament, but convincingly shows how reliable it is as a historical framework. With this collection you’ll also find tools for deeper engagement with New Testament texts in Following Jesus to Jerusalem. This study of Luke 9–19 challenges readers to journey with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem and share in his love and humble self-sacrifice.

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Key Features

  • Presents the storyline of the New Testament chronologically, from Jesus’ birth to John’s exile
  • Provides insight into the experiences of the first-century church
  • Studies Luke 9–19 and invites readers to journey along with Jesus to Jerusalem

Product Details

Individual Titles

Bethlehem to Patmos: The New Testament Story

  • Author: Paul Barnett
  • Publisher: Authentic Media
  • Edition: revised
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 240

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Historian Paul Barnett examines the New Testament story and beyond in this revision of his bestselling work, Bethlehem to Patmos—a straight forward account of the New Testament history from Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem to John’s exile on Patmos. Barnett reconstructs the chronology, providing historical context as well as numerous charts and maps together a comprehensive look at the story of the New Testament. Through this fascinating journey he shows that the New Testament is extremely historically reliable on the life of Jesus and the early experiences of the first-century church.

I am thrilled that Paul Barnett’s time-honored orientation to the New Testament will continue to find an audience with this new edition. In an age in which religion is frequently evaluated by the sound-bytes of its most eccentric representatives, it is essential to find a reliable guide to the actual documents that underlie the Christian faith. Barnett’s familiarity with the documents, sane historical judgement, and engaging storytelling make him just such a guide. The work moves swiftly from the events that opened the New Testament era to those that brought it to a close. Along the way, Barnett shows how these events relate to scholarly understanding of the era, what was at stake in interpreting and committing these events to writing, and why these events continue to have significance. The book is immensely useful as a solid orientation for students of the New Testament, and I commend it gladly.

Matthew R. Malcolm, head of New Testament, Trinity Theological College, Western Australia

Following Jesus to Jerusalem: Luke 9–19

  • Author: Paul Barnett
  • Publisher: Authentic Media
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 176

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In Following Jesus to Jerusalem, Paul Barnett expounds Luke chapters 9–19 with the intention of provoking faithfulness in the lives of Jesus’ followers today.

Using the metaphor of life as a journey, Paul Barnett follows Jesus to Jerusalem and invites us to follow. Barnett stresses the important place of kingdom in this and the ethics of Christian living which naturally follow from being in the presence of a humble Saviour. More than a commentary, this important book challenges the way we live in the light of Jesus’ last days.

About Paul Barnett

Paul Barnett earned his PhD at the University of London. He is the retired bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is honorary associate in ancient history, Macquarie University, Sydney; lecturer emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also head of Robert Menzies College at Macquarie University. He’s also written After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History?, Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus, and Jesus and The Logic of History.

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