New Testament Story

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Resources for each chapter

Introduction: The Three Worlds of the Text: Reading the New Testament Story.
1. Preparing to Hear the Stories: The Cultural Context of the First Audience.

2. The Story before the Writings: Storytelling in Earliest Christianity.
Part I: THE STORY IN LETTERS.
3. The Earliest Jesus Literature: The Thessalonian Correspondence.
4. Paul’s Letters to His Followers: Philemon, Philippians, Galatians, Corinthians.
5. Paul’s Address to Those outside His Circle: Romans.
6. Paul for a New Day: Colossians, Ephesians, Timothy, Titus.
7. Echoes of Other Stories: James, Jude, Hebrews, Peter.
Part II: THE STORY IN NARRATIVES.
8. Stories Told: Approaches to Understanding the Gospels.
9. God’s Kingdom in a Tragic World: The Gospel According to Mark.
10. The Book of the New Community: The Gospel According to Matthew.
11. The Gospel as Heroic Narrative: The Story of Luke-Acts.
12. Irony and the Spirit: The Gospel According to John.
13. The Dawn of a New Day: The Apocalypse of John.
14. The Story after the Writings: One Story in Many.
Appendix: Doing Your Own Research: Hints for Writing Research Papers on the New Testament.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.