A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospel Realized



About A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament

Read the New Testament from a biblical-theological perspective.

Featuring contributions from nine respected evangelical scholars, this volume introduces each New Testament book in the context of the whole canon of Scripture, helping anyone who teaches or studies the Bible to apply it to the church today.


Michael J. Kruger (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the president and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kruger is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and also serves as the pastor of teaching at Uptown PCA in Charlotte. He blogs regularly at MichaelJKruger.com and tweets at @michaeljkruger.


“Seminary-level New Testament introductions are plentiful. But this one provides what others do not: a consistent hermeneutical orientation as articulated by a top-tier roster of nine different scholars associated with Reformed Theological Seminary throughout its history. In addition to chapters covering all the New Testament books, valuable appendices treat canon, text, the synoptic problem, and more. Addressing both spiritual and academic issues with a view to pastoral equipping and biblical exposition, this wide-ranging compendium will benefit readers in both classroom and personal settings.”
Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

“With the right mix of academic integrity and purposeful accessibility, this New Testament introduction will serve time-crunched pastors, ministry-minded students, and church members looking to better understand their Bibles. What makes this new volume unique is the emphasis on examining the theological themes in each book of the New Testament, rather than focusing on arcane debates prompted by liberal scholarship. The result is an insightful and impressive resource, one I will use in my own studies and often recommend to others.”
Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

“While introductions to the New Testament abound, this volume is a rare gem. It admirably combines depth of scholarship and theological exegesis within a biblical-theological framework—all couched in highly readable prose, offered for the sake of the church. It will no doubt instruct and edify. Well done.”
Constantine R. Campbell, Associate Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“This biblical-theological introduction walks readers through key biblical themes and issues concerning the backdrop to the 27 books of the New Testament. It is judicious, informative, and also quite accessible, making it profitable for students and pastors alike.”
Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, Howard G. Hendricks Center, and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary    

“Aimed at pastors and interested Christian readers, this biblical-theological introduction to the New Testament is a welcome addition to the introductory literature on the New Testament. The volume, a collaborative effort by nine different authors, is written within a framework of biblical theology and based on a commitment to biblical inerrancy and Reformed theology. Highly recommended!”
Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Students and pastors, not to mention laypeople, usually find introductions to the New Testament writings to be rather dry and sterile. But this introduction by RTS authors has a different quality since it focuses on the theology and content of the New Testament. Those who study the New Testament want to gain a better understanding of its message, and thus this volume will prove to be an immense help for pastors, students, laypeople, and even scholars.”
Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Solid authors construct a biblical theology by providing thematic summaries of each book of the New Testament. While I would not agree with every point made by the authors, many readers will find this an extremely helpful and useful introduction to the teaching of the New Testament.”
Peter J. Gentry, Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Director, the Hexapla Institute

Table of Contents

J. Ligon Duncan III
Michael J. Kruger

  1. Matthew
    Reggie M. Kidd
  2. Mark
    Benjamin Gladd
  3. Luke
    Robert J. Cara
  4. John
    Michael J. Kruger
  5. Acts
    Robert J. Cara
  6. Romans
    Guy Prentiss Waters
  7. 1–2 Corinthians
    Guy Prentiss Waters
  8. Galatians
    Guy Prentiss Waters
  9. Ephesians
    Guy Prentiss Waters
  10. Philippians
    Bruce A. Lowe
  11. Colossians
    Benjamin Gladd
  12. 1 Thessalonians
    Robert J. Cara
  13. 2 Thessalonians
    Robert J. Cara
  14. Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles
    William B. Barcley
  15. 1 Timothy
    William B. Barcley
  16. 2 Timothy
    William B. Barcley
  17. Titus
    William B. Barcley
  18. Philemon
    Benjamin Gladd
  19. Hebrews
    Simon J. Kistemaker
  20. James
    Bruce A. Lowe
  21. 1 Peter
    William B. Barcley
  22. 2 Peter
    Simon J. Kistemaker
  23. 1–3 John
    Charles E. Hill
  24. Jude
    Simon J. Kistemaker
  25. Revelation
    Charles E. Hill

Appendix A: The New Testament Canon
Michael J. Kruger
Appendix B: The New Testament Text: An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism
Charles E. Hill
Appendix C: The Synoptic Problem
Guy Prentiss Waters
Appendix D: The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament: Trusting the New Testament's Hermeneutics
Robert J. Cara
Appendix E: Scripture Versions Cited
General Index
Scripture Index


Category: Theology
Biblical Studies
Format: Printed Caseside
Page Count: 656
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3676-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3676-2
Size: 7.0 in x 10.0 in
Weight: 45.72 ounces
Published: May 31, 2016

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