An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

To that end, An Asian Introduction to the New Testament is the first book of its kind to take full account of the multireligious, multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural, and pluralistic contexts in which Asian Christians find themselves.

An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

Understanding and assessing the New Testament writings from Asian viewpoints provides a unique and original outlook for interpretation of the Christian Scriptures. To that end, An Asian Introduction to the New Testament is the first book of its kind to take full account of the multireligious, multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural, and pluralistic contexts in which Asian Christians find themselves. Into this already complex world, issues of poverty, casteism, class structure, honor and shame aspects, colonial realities, discrimination against women, natural calamities and ecological crises, and others add more layers of complexity. Perceiving the New Testament in light of these realities enables the reader to see them in a fresh way while understanding that the Jesus Movement emerged from similar social situations. Readers will find able guides in an impressive array of more than twenty scholars from across Asia. Working with volume editor Johnson Thomaskutty, the authors make a clear case: the kernels of Christianity sprouted from Asian roots, and we must read the New Testament considering those roots in order to understand it afresh today.

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An Asian Introduction to the New Testament
Language: en
Pages: 584
Authors: Johnson Thomaskutty
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-14 - Publisher: Fortress Press

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Language: en
Pages: 878
Authors: Raymond E. Brown
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Michael J. Gorman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-06 - Publisher: Baker Academic

Top-notch biblical scholars from around the world and from various Christian traditions offer a fulsome yet readable introduction to the Bible and its interpretation. The book concisely introduces the Old and New Testaments and related topics and examines a wide variety of historical and contemporary interpretive approaches, including African, African-American,
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Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: William P. Brown
Categories: Religion
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Designed for both Hebrew and non-Hebrew students, A Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis offers a fresh, hands-on introduction to exegesis of the Old Testament. William P. Brown begins not with the biblical text itself but with the reader, helping students to identify their own interpretive lenses before engaging the biblical
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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: David K. Yoo, Khyati Y. Joshi
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-31 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

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