Books on New Testament theology are usually organized along the lines of either an analytical or a thematic approach. The former investigates the units of the New Testament (e.g. the Synoptic Gospels, the writings of John, Paul's letters and so on); the latter deals with common themes and how they are dealt with throughout the New Testament. Julius Scott's work is unique in that he carefully unfolds seven themes in the New Testament by answering the questions of:
1. Who is Jesus? 2. What must I do to be saved? 3. How should a Christian live? 4. What is the Church? 5. What is the Church's relation to society? 6. How shall it end? 7. What does the New Testament teach us about God?
By organizing the material in this way, around natural themes, the New Testament is able to speak for itself and be understood holistically.