"And she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger." Jesus is the central figure of the New Testament and this third volume in the popular Exploring the Bible series examines Jesus in three distinct ways: A man like other men, a Jewish rabbi, and the Christ of Christian faith.
Then it's on to the cantankerous Paul, the other New Testament authors, and the wild and baffling book called Revelation.
Learn what Nazareth was like in the first century, discover what scholars know and don't know about Jesus as a historical figure, and explore how Paul really wrote all those letters. And who is the Antichrist anyway?
A Leader's Guide with detailed lesson plans for six group sessions is sold separately.
Other volumes in the series include:
Volume 1: What Is the Bible?
Volume 2: Introducing the Old Testament
Learn more about the series and how you can earn a Certificate of Biblical Literacy at exploringthebible.org.
PRAISE FOR EXPLORING THE BIBLE: THE DICKINSON SERIES
"Here is the most readable, complete, fair and accurate aid to the study of the Bible now available. I recommend it highly."
Dr. Harvey Cox
Hollis Research Professor of Divinity
Harvard Divinity School
"It would be hard to find a treatment of the New Testament that is fresher, more accessible, and more grounded in solid information than Anne Robertson's Introducing the New Testament. Every page reveals a lively and imaginative teacher who knows what students need to know and-just as important-knows how to communicate that knowledge in terms that students can grasp."
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson
R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins
Candler School of Theology
"Combining solid information with wit and humor, this series is an ideal tool for any church community wishing to attain a deeper understanding of the Bible, its origins, and its significance for today."
Dr. Justo L. Gonz lez
Retired Professor of Historical Theology
Author of the History of Christian Thought
"Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series is a magnificent Bible study resource. The questions we all have about the Bible are addressed in clear, accessible, and often witty language, and questions we didn't even know to ask are introduced in lively and provocative ways. Those who have studied the Bible for years will find their understanding deepened, and those for whom the Bible is a new and unfamiliar land will find a reliable roadmap. The Leader's Guides are filled with stimulating teaching suggestions."
Dr. Thomas G. Long
Bandy Professor of Preaching
Candler School of Theology
"This series of Bible studies offers the readers a comprehensive and refreshing introduction to the Bible. Written in accessible language, it will help individuals and groups to engage in meaningful dialogues about the Bible, which continues to shape Christian imagination and values of the wider society. I highly recommend it."
Dr. Kwok Pui-lan
William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality
Episcopal Divinity School