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The New Testament in Its World Video Lectures

An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians
N. T. Wright (Author), Michael F. Bird (Author)
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Enter the world of the New Testament. A companion to The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird, these lectures serve as your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians.

Professors Wright and Bird will guide you through how to read the New Testament, the world of Jesus and the early church, deep studies on both Jesus and the Apostle Paul, lectures on every book of the New Testament, as well as how to live the story of the New Testament today.

In addition to numerous studio lectures, on-location sessions will immerse you into the world of the New Testament. Filmed around the world, this series takes you on a journey with Wright and Bird to Jerusalem, Corinth, Athens, Rome, Nazareth, Qumran, Capernaum, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

At over 13 hours of content, these lectures are the definitive video introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the New Testament. Numerous bonus lectures are also included.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

0 - Welcome to the Study (13 min)

1 - Beginning Study of the New Testament (19 min)

2 - The New Testament as History (5 min)

3 - The New Testament as Literature (18 min)

4 - The New Testament as Theology (19 min)

5 - The History of the Jews between the Persian and Roman Empires (10 min)

6 - The Jewish Context of Jesus and the Early Church (9 min)

7 - The Greco-Roman Context of the Early Church (14 min)

8 - The Study of the Historical Jesus (24 min)

9 - The Profile and Praxis of a Prophet (15 min)

10 - Who Did Jesus Think He Was? (45 min)

11 - The Death of the Messiah (9 min)

12 - The Afterlife in Greek, Roman, and Jewish Thought (11 min)

13 - The Story of Easter according to the Apostle Paul (35 min)

14 - The Story of Easter according to the Evangelists (41 min)

15 - The Story of Paul's Life and Ministry (9 min)

16 - A Primer on Pauline Theology (24 min)

17 - Galatians (23 min)

18 - 1 and 2 Thessalonians (25 min)

19 - Philippians (25 min)

20 - Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians (28 min)

21 - 1 and 2 Corinthians (29 min)

22 - Romans (23 min)

23 - The Pastoral Epistles (31 min)

24 - The Gospel according to Mark (21 min)

25 - The Gospel according to Matthew (19 min)

26 - The Gospel according to Luke and Acts of the Apostles (31 min)

27 - The Gospel according to John (23 min)

28 - The Making of the Gospels (11 min)

29 - Introduction to the Early Christian Letters (6 min)

30 - The Letter to the Hebrews (16 min)

31 - Letters by Jesus' Brothers: James and Jude (17 min)

32 - Petrine Letters: 1 and 2 Peter (17 min)

33 - Johannine Letters: 1, 2, and 3 John (16 min)

34 - Revelation (20 min)

35 - Introduction to Textual Criticism of the New Testament (18 min)

36 - The Canonization of the New Testament (6 min)

37 - Bringing It All Together (32 min)

About the Authors

N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

Michael F. Bird is academic dean and lecturer in New Testament at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including What Christians Ought to Believe, Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew about the Bible, and Evangelical Theology. He writes at and can be followed on twitter @mbird12.

  • Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 9780310528753
  • Release: November 19, 2019
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