The Gospel of Luke

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$39.99  $36.79
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Cambridge University Press
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Pages
722
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.7 inches | 2.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521676816

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About the Author

Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary.
Ben Witherington, III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky and on the doctoral faculty at University of St Andrews, Scotland. Considered to be one of the leading evangelical scholars in the world, he is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. Witherington has written over fifty books, including The Jesus Quest (1997) and The Paul Quest (2001), both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

Reviews

'Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington, III have written a unique commentary on Luke - the one I'll turn to first for the foreseeable future. The first major commentary [co-written] by a Jew and a Christian, it is thorough and engaging. The authors clearly explain their positions while engaging alternative perspectives, never losing sight of the theological implications of their work.' Greg Carey, The Christian Century
'This volume takes an interesting tack. Levine (Vanderbilt Univ.) and Witherington (Asbury Theological Seminary) stand at nearly polar opposites on the theological spectrum. The former is a Jewish feminist agnostic, whereas the latter is an evangelical Methodist. Both authors are noted scholars with rich background in the New Testament. Their collaboration provides a rich dialectic between a 'liberal' and a 'conservative.' Their aim is not to retrace the ground traditionally covered by NT commentaries - authorship, date, and so on - but rather to delve into the text for the benefit of scholars, pastors, and interested laypersons ... The commentary is accessible throughout, and the authors demonstrate their awareness of pertinent extra-biblical works that shed light on the text.' Choice
'In this volume, they join in what seems an unprecedented work of collaboration: an exegetical and theological commentary on a New Testament gospel by a Jewish feminist and a Methodist evangelical. While this alone makes it worth consulting, the commentary's value stands apart from the authors' legacies as an excellent work of careful exegesis, informed interpretation, and constructive interreligious dialogue.' Review of Biblical Literature