Friday, January 26, 2018

As You Await the RNJB

I have heard from quite a few of you regarding the rising interest in the RNJB.  Hopefully, an actual copy of the New Testament and Psalms will be available in a month or so for purchase.  Until then, the RNJB's editor, Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB has a number of books available for purchase.  The most recent is his Introducing the New Testament published in 2015.  Looks like a perfect companion to the RNJB NT.

Introducing the New Testament presents the complex and often challenging texts and history of the New Testament in a clear and informative manner. The book begins with a section that gives readers a clear idea of how to use it most effectively for study and personal research, followed by a chapter which outlines the various manuscript traditions and processes of transmission that resulted in the biblical texts we have before us today. With this groundwork complete, readers are then introduced to all the texts of the New Testament, and to major issues and debates such as the 'Historical Jesus' the 'Synoptic Problem' and current debates surrounding inspiration - how these texts can be seen in both a historical context and in the context of religious faith. The book features maps, chapter summaries, sample essay questions, chapter bibliographies and reading lists, and an annotated glossary of key terms

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