Show Summary Details

p. 966. The New Testament, boundlocked

    Abstract

    Reading the New Testament as a work of literature presents many challenges. This is because of its collective nature. Each writer asserts their independence and resists being grouped with the others. ‘The New Testament, bound’ looks at the New Testament as a whole rather than as discrete parts, and analyses the challenges of doing this. The word Bible derives from the plural Greek noun, biblia, which means books. How was the New Testament formed? To read the New Testament as a single document would mean viewing it as a mosaic, with the various books functioning as tiles. A close up viewing is almost, but not completely, impossible.

    Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

    Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

    If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

    For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.