This survey has been a standard text for over forty years. Merrill C.
Tenney's comprehensive reference opens with an analysis of the social,
political, economic, and religious background of the New Testament, and
with an analysis of the New Testament message. Then each book is
examined in its historical setting. The revision by Walter Dunnett
includes new material on the Jewish background of the New Testament, on
the Gospels, and on the canon. With enlarged bibliographies, many new
illustrations, maps, and charts.
I. The World of the New Testament - Political, Social, Religious
II. The Gospels: The Records of the Life of Christ
III. The Records of the Early Church
IV. The Problems of the Early Church
V. The Canon and Text of the New Testament