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Enter the world of the New Testament

The New Testament in Its World Video Lectures from N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird serve as your visual passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. These videos will immerse you into the world of the New Testament.

Filmed around the world, this series of 37 lectures 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. It’s the definitive introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the New Testament.

“I think [N.T. Wright] has given the church a new way of approaching the New Testament, a new way of understanding the coherence, the story of the New Testament. He’s reminded us of the importance of Jesus. He’s given us new lenses for looking at Paul. This… course will give you a great entrance into the world of the first Christians.”
—Michael F. Bird

What's included in The New Testament in Its World:

  1. Welcome to the Study (13 min)
  2. Beginning Study of the New Testament (19 min)
  3. The New Testament as History (5 min)
  4. The New Testament as Literature (18 min)
  5. The New Testament as Theology (19 min)
  6. The History of the Jews between the Persian and Roman Empires (10 min)
  7. The Jewish Context of Jesus and the Early Church (9 min)
  8. The Greco-Roman Context of the Early Church (14 min)
  9. The Study of the Historical Jesus (24 min)
  10. The Profile and Praxis of a Prophet (15 min)
  11. Who Did Jesus Think He Was? (45 min)
  12. The Death of the Messiah (9 min)
  13. The Afterlife in Greek, Roman, and Jewish Thought (11 min)
  14. The Story of Easter according to the Apostle Paul (35 min)
  15. The Story of Easter according to the Evangelists (41 min)
  16. The Story of Paul's Life and Ministry (9 min)
  17. A Primer on Pauline Theology (24 min)
  18. Galatians (23 min)
  19. 1 and 2 Thessalonians (25 min)
  20. Philippians (25 min)
  21. Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians (28 min)
  22. 1 and 2 Corinthians (29 min)
  23. Romans (23 min)
  24. The Pastoral Epistles (31 min)
  25. The Gospel according to Mark (21 min)
  26. The Gospel according to Matthew (19 min)
  27. The Gospel according to Luke and Acts of the Apostles (31 min)
  28. The Gospel according to John (23 min)
  29. The Making of the Gospels (11 min)
  30. Introduction to the Early Christian Letters (6 min)
  31. The Letter to the Hebrews (16 min)
  32. Letters by Jesus' Brothers: James and Jude (17 min)
  33. Petrine Letters: 1 and 2 Peter (17 min)
  34. Johannine Letters: 1, 2, and 3 John (16 min)
  35. Revelation (20 min)
  36. Introduction to Textual Criticism of the New Testament (18 min)
  37. The Canonization of the New Testament (6 min)
  38. Bringing It All Together (32 min)

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