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

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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.


Table of Contents: 

Foreward - J. Ligon Duncan III
Introduction - 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



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. 



“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