The New Testament Documents

Are They Reliable?

Foreword by N.T. Wright

Christianity Today voted The New Testament Documents one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals.

In this modern classic, one of evangelicalism’s most respected scholars makes a clear case for the historical trustworthiness of the New Testament. In concise, clearly written chapters, Bruce explores the canon and dating of the New Testament, the nature of the Gospels, the life and writings of Paul, and archaeological and literary sources of the New Testament period. The result is an expert, convincing and thoroughly engaging affirmation of the reliability of the New Testament documents.
N.T. Wright says in his introduction, “Fred Bruce was simply one of those people who knew more than most, could marshall his knowledge and present it clearly and simply. . . . There are many recent books which explore the New Testament from a wide variety of angles. But this book is far from being out of date. Indeed, it remains one of the best popular introductions available. Enjoy it; think about it; use it as the basis for further exploration.”

The ebook edition also contains an article entitled “Are the New Testament Documents Still Reliable?” that Professor Bruce wrote 35 years after the first publication of the book.

Print edition, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans (U.S.)
149 pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2219-2

Print edition, published by Inter-Varsity Press (U.K.)
128 pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-85111-525-2

ebook, published by Kingsley Books (U.S.)
150 pages
ISBN: 978-1-912149-30-8

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