While in the US, I found a good buy at McKay’s in Nashville for $6: an original hardback copy of New Testament survey: an introduction and survey of the New Testament by the faculty of Harding University School of Religion / editor, Don Shackelford (Searcy, AR: Resource, 1987). The 508-page book includes photos, maps, and charts, so it’s a significant work. I had not previously heard of it.
It was produced as a textbook for Harding’s NT Survey classes. I don’t know if it is still used for that purpose.
I looked through it a bit today. The approach for each book includes historical background, information on author and date, an outline of the book, and a “discussion” of the text, which appears to be a running commentary. I had hoped to find a treatment of main themes (think, biblical theology), but I suppose that would be too much to hope for in what is likely a freshman-level course.
I’d be interested in reading critiques about strengths and weaknesses of the book. Have you used it? How well did you like it?
- Authorship of the New Testament Gospels (kmooreperspective.blogspot.com)