The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 2, 2003 - Religion - 135 pages
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This Modern Classic in the Field of New Testament Studies offers a compelling defense of biblical truth. F. F. Bruce, one of evangelicalism's most respected scholars, makes a clear case for the historical trustworthiness of the Christian Scriptures, drawing on evidence from the New Testament documents themselves as well as extrabiblical sources. Concise chapters explore the canon and dating of the New Testament, the nature of the Gospels (including a look at miracles), the life and writings of Paul, and archaeological and literary evidence. Including here a completely updated bibliography. Bruce's long-standing affirmation of the New Testament is still as authoritative and engaging as ever. Book jacket.

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Why on earth is this man not more widely read? He makes genuine academic scholarship seem not only interesting, but actually edifying. I strongly recommend this to any Christian who is confused about ... Read full review

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Does It Matter?
The New Testament Documents Their Date and Attestation
The Canon of the New Testament
The Gospels
The Gospel Miracles
The Importance of Pauls Evidence
The Writings of Luke
More Archaeological Evidence
The Evidence of Early Jewish Writings
The Evidence of Early Gentile Writers
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Scripture References

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(1910 1990) The Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, England. During his distinguished career he wrote numerous widely used commentaries and books and served as the general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series from 1962 to 1990.

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