New Testament History
This is a work of F.F. Bruce writing chiefly as a historian, not as a theologian. In the author’s own words, it is “charged with theological implications, which call for serious treatment in the proper place, but they are not dealt with here. I am persuaded that the theological implications can be better appreciated when the historical basis is duly laid.”
The first portion of the book recounts the Roman and Jewish context.
The second section, consisting of fifty pages, surveys the lives of John the Baptist and Jesus.
The last portion, over half the book, is a history of the first two generations of the church.
About the Author
F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career, he wrote more than forty bestselling commentaries and books, including A Mind for What Matters and Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free. He also served as general editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament.