Inquiry into the New Testament

Ancient Context to Contemporary Significance

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David T. Landry
  • Winona, MN: 
    Anselm Academic
    , December
     468 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Steven Shisley forthcoming.


The enormous cultural impact of the Bible—and in particular, the New Testament—has given people of all backgrounds and traditions at least somefamiliarity with it. Yet the Bible remains one of the most misread and misunderstood books of all time. Given the sheer variety of interpretive and critical methods, perhaps this isn’t altogether surprising.

In Inquiry into the New Testament: Ancient Context to Contemporary Significance, David Landry offers a readable, informed, and thorough introduction to this important collection of books. Teachable and ecumenical, the text includes methodological tools, reading guides, key terminology, review and discussion questions, images, and recommendations for further reading that will equip students to understand both Early Christianity and its foundational texts. With sections on literary and historical context, source criticism, interpretive lenses, the formation of the canon, the books of the New Testament as well as noncanonical gospels, and contemporary application, Inquiry into the New Testamenthighlights not only the ancient importance of the New Testament, but its continued modern significance, as well.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

David Landry is Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas.


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