Wednesday, October 19, 2005

An Introduction to the New Testament

I recently got the updated version of An Introduction to the New Testament (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2005) by D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo. The first edition came out in 1992, and Leon Morris was one of the contributors. He isn't a contributor for this second edition. I've only had time to read a little of the new edition so far, but it looks good, and I'd recommend it.

It's about 250 pages longer than the first edition. It interacts with a lot of recent sources. There's a new section on New Perspectivism, and the material on pseudonymity has been expanded. There's a new chapter on how the New Testament has been studied throughout church history. Judging from the table of contents, it looks like there's significant expansion throughout the book. The section on Acts is 12 pages longer, the section on 2 Peter is 3 pages longer, the section on the New Testament canon is 4 pages longer, etc.