The New Testament in Context
A Literary and Theological Textbook
By (author) V.George Shillington
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New Testament in Context by V.George Shillington
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive and essential introductory textbook on the New Testament by an eminent professor in the field. "The New Testament in Context" is the fruit of a scholarly life teaching the New Testament to undergraduate students.George Shillington, now Emeritus Professor at Canadian Mennonite University, has written a textbook on the New Testament which stresses the varying social, rhetorical and theological contexts of these twenty-seven texts. He introduces the book by emphasizing the importance of 'context' for reading 'texts'. The discussion then moves onto a description of the socio-rhetorical and theological approach, illustrated by exploring a text from one of Paul's letters. The usefulness of a socio-rhetorical reading is often limited by neglecting to recognize the theological aspect of a text. Shillington's textbook addresses this tendency by never losing sight of the theological dimension. The discussion is then broadened out to explore the larger context of the New Testament world within which the various documents were written.In addition to leading the students into the texture of the texts, Shillington encourages them to engage in interpretation, e.g. for writing an exegetical essay on a given text. Terms of reference are defined along the way, and different schools of thought on given subjects are brought to light. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further research on the particular material.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567034052
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author V.George Shillington
New Testament in Context, Hardback (December 2008)
Focuses on the varying social, rhetorical and theological contexts of New Testament's twenty-seven texts. The author introduces the book by emphasizing the importance of 'context' for reading 'texts'. He also offers a description of the socio-rhetorical and theological approach, illustrated by exploring a text from one of Paul's letters.
Reading the Sacred Text, Paperback (November 2002)
This manual is for anyone wishing to become competent in reading and understanding the Scriptures of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The chapters of this book introduce the reader to all aspects of biblical studies.
2 Corinthians, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by V.George Shillington
"2 Corinthians" is the tenth volume to appear in this series. Shillington has immersed himself in the study of Paul and of 2 Corinthians. This epistle is Paul's personal testimony about his ministry of reconciliation and his ministry in defending the truth of the gospel.
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Author Biography - V.George Shillington
V. George Shillington is Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Theological Studies at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. Publications (books): An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts (T & T Clark, 2007); On A Journey with God, (Springfield Publications, 2003), Reading the Sacred Text (T & T. Clark, 2002); 2 Corinthians (Herald Press, 1998). He has taught introductory course to the New Testament for over thirty years, both at an undergraduate and a seminary level.
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