An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of by Delbert Burkett

By Delbert Burkett

This e-book deals an authoritative and available advent to the recent testomony and early Christian literature for all scholars of the Bible and a person attracted to the origins of Christianity. it really is designed basically for undergraduate classes within the New testomony, bible study and early Christianity. There are questions for in-class dialogue and written task, step by step studying publications on person works, distinctive field gains, charts, maps and various illustrations designed to facilitate pupil use. With this textbook and the Bible, the scholar may still consequently have the entire priceless uncomplicated texts.

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PART I Historical and religious background 1 Introduction Billions of people throughout the world today practice the religion of Christianity. It consists of three primary divisions: Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism. It can be further subdivided into thousands of distinct denominations and sects, each differing to some degree in belief and practice. Though none of these Christian groups existed in the beginning of Christianity, all look back to that time as having fundamental significance for their own tradition.

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