Handbook on Acts and Paul's Letters

by Thomas Schreiner (Author)Thomas R. Schreiner (Author)
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The Handbooks on the New Testament series focuses primarily on the content of the biblical books without getting bogged down in historical-critical questions or detailed verse-by-verse exegesis.

Benjamin L. Gladd, series editor

"This new textbook is highly informative, consistently comprehensive, and eminently accessible. With his customary acumen as a scholar and his pastoral sensitivity as a teacher, Schreiner introduces his readers to the complex realities of the first-century world, the missionary work of the earliest missionaries, and the theological emphases of Luke and Paul, two of the most prolific theologians of the early church, without losing sight of the foundational convictions that the early followers of Jesus lived and died for."
--Eckhard J. Schnabel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"Some commentaries are so chock-full of detailed treatment of minute exegetical issues that it is easy to miss the forest for the trees. Others are so superficial that they say little that is not already obvious from a casual reading of the Scripture. Schreiner's Handbook strikes a proper balance between the two extremes. The fruit of his years of careful scholarly study in Paul's Letters is hanging on low limbs where it is easy to pick and enjoy. This handbook will serve as a perfect introduction to the content of Acts and Paul's Letters or as a helpful review after plodding through multiple lengthier commentaries."
--Charles Quarles, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Readers and students of the Bible often do not know where to go for an in-depth but not overly technical introduction to the biblical books. This is where the reader should turn! Schreiner, a well-respected authority in New Testament studies, guides his readers sure-footedly through the background, context, and interpretive issues in Acts and Paul--the first stop on the way to a sound understanding of the Scriptures' teachings and message."
--A. Andrew Das, Elmhurst College

"Schreiner has been a leading NT scholar for decades. This accessible, clear, and user-friendly resource brings together years of Schreiner's careful scholarship, pastoral reflection, and churchmanship into one concise volume. Professors looking for an introductory handbook on Acts and Paul's Letters for either the undergraduate or seminary level should look no further than the latest gift to come from Schreiner's pen."
--Jarvis J. Williams, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Thomas Schreiner, Author

Thomas R. Schreiner, Author

Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and professor of biblical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught at SBTS for more than twenty years. Schreiner is the author or editor of numerous books, including Romans in the BECNT series, The King in His Beauty, New Testament Theology, Magnifying God in Christ, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles, and Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ.

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