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Mark Allan Powell

Mark Allan Powell taught New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for 32 years. He is author of 40 books on the Bible and editor of the Harper-Collins Bible Dictionary.

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In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as an basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.

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Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to ...

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Release date: 
October 1, 2019

In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as an basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.

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May 1, 2017

Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to ...

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September 10, 2004
The essence of spirituality is loving God, says Powell. The Bible, the Talmud, and the Qu'ran all direct their followers not merely to believe in God, to trust...
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January 6, 1998

With clarity and verve, Mark Allan Powell describes the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An...

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January 1, 1991

The first nontechnical description of the principles and procedures of narrative criticism. Written for students' and pastors' use in their own exegesis. ...