Concordia Theological Monthly

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The New Testament Period

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new testament period, literary, roman empire, historical, epistles, baptist

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


If we are to approach the New Testament as part of the action of God in history, then we are committed to studying it by examining the situation at the start of the New Testament period, observing the changes and change agents (including the writing of the New Testament itself) which a historian may identify as operating during the New Testament period, and then describing the situation as it existed at the end of the New Testament period. To do this we need some way of marking off the beginning and the end of the New Testament period.


History of Christianity

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 25:32; Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:27; Acts 14:16; Romans 16:26; 2 Timothy 4:17; Revelation 14:8; Revelation 15:4; 1 Timothy 2:7; 1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 1:11; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:8; 2 Timothy 2:8-9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars