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Notice board: New Testament

27 June 2014

RONALD ALLEN's book Reading the New Testament for the First Time has chapters, among others, on the world of the New Testament, its content, Jesus, the Early Church, and using its writings in the Church today (Wm B. Eerdmans/Alban, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-0-8028-6735-3).

W. Gordon Campbell takes a thematic approach in Reading Revelation: God reveals himself; humanity finds itself; and when God and humanity meet. Within these themes, he explores divinity, worship, testimony, belonging, and covenant (James Clarke & Co., £30.50; 978-0-227-17383-1).

The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus' Indictment of the Religious Leaders starts with John's asking of his cousin: are you the one who is to come? Roberto Martinez takes a predominantly narrative-critical approach to his interpretation, but begins his study with a survey of theologians' thinking on this verse and its context (James Clarke & Co., £20.50; 978-0-227-68011-7).

The Early Text of the New Testament analyses and assesses the pre-fourth-century transmission of the writings. Essays look at scribal culture, early manuscripts, and how other texts use the NT. The book is edited by Charles Hill and Michael Kruger. Contributors include Larry Hurtado, Stanley Porter, Peter Head, and Christopher Tuckett (OUP, £90 (£81); 978-0-19-956636-5).

David Peterson's Transformed by God: New covenant life and ministry is centred on the promise of new covenant in Jeremiah 31.31-34.The first chapter concentrateson these verses, before the author looks at how the ideas therein expressed influenced NT writers (IVP, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-84474-567-8).

Getting"Saved": The whole story of salvation in the NT. Charles Talbert and Jason Whitlark, with others, approach the NT in four sections: Pauline corpus, Gospels, Catholic Epistles, and Revelation (Eerdmans/Alban, £21.99 (£19.79); 978-0-8028-6648-6).

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