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This beautifully written and absorbing survey offers an up-to-date New Testament introduction for undergraduate students and general readers. Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. The book is written in a lively and engaging style and includes maps, tables, charts, glossary, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading.
In this engaging and up-to-date New Testament introduction, Mark Allan Powell presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. A recognized expert in New Testament scholarly literature, he nevertheless writes in a lively and lucid style that communicates well to undergraduates.
Drawing on several decades of effective classroom teaching, Powell has produced the quintessential 'user-friendly' introduction to the New Testament. He has put student and teacher alike in his debt.
—Mikeal C. Parsons, Baylor University
Beautifully presented, accessibly written, clearly organized, and attentive to the beginning student. Both students and faculty will benefit from engaging this book.
—Stephen E. Fowl, professor of theology, Loyola College in Maryland
Mark Allen Powell is the Robert and Phyllis Leatherman Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He is the general editor of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary as well as the author of numerous articles and books.