Adult Study: The New Testament In Its World

St. Peter's, Arlington

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 St. Peter’s, Arlington, will begin a new Wednesday evening class that will investigate the environment from which the New Testament as we know it emerged.

The class will read the monumental work of N.T. Wright and Michael Bird, The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians. This book, nine years in the writing, and almost a thousand pages in length, offers a comprehensive view into the world of the earliest Christians. The book is clearly written with beautifully illustrated charts and photographs. This is a book that you will want to keep on your shelf to refer to again and again.

The class will be taught by the Rev. Craig A. Phillips, Ph.D., the Rector of St. Peter’s and a former college religion professor who will bring his expertise in ancient Christian literature and classical languages to bear on this topic. (See for further information about him.) There is no cost to sign up for this course and participants do not have to be members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

The hardcover book is available online at An electronic version is also available.