Words of Life

A Literary Introduction to the New Testament

By Leland Ryken

Words of Life

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  • ISBN: 9781532686306
  • Pages: 182
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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Words of Life

A Literary Introduction to the New Testament

By Leland Ryken

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532686306
  • Pages: 182
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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About-

Books on the Bible as literature neglect the New Testament. The author of Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible devotes this companion volume, Words of Life, to the principle that literary approaches are as important for understanding the New Testament as they are for comprehending the Old.

The result is a volume brimming over with insights into New Testament books and passages, insights that have escaped most traditional commentators. Those who study, preach, or teach the New Testament will admit this volume into the inner circle of reference works they always keep within reach.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“One of the few evangelicals who has written with expertise and clarity on the interpretation of the Bible as literature, Ryken now offers a volume that is valuable for introductory courses in New Testament and hermeneutics. Especially significant is his treatment of the parables as allegories.”

—Craig Blomberg, Denver Seminary

“A splendid and wonderfully written introduction to the artistic beauty of the New Testament. Ryken tells the story of the New Testament from the refreshing perspective of one who has a keen literary eye for a plot and drama, and who thinks within a supernatural framework. He describes the literary genres of the New Testament with compelling clarity.”

—Royce Gordon Gruenler, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Leland Ryken

Bio(s)-

Leland Ryken is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College. He has authored fourteen books including How to Read the Bible as Literature, Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were, and Work and Leisure in Christian Perspective.

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