Friday, 12 November 2010

Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible

Hard on the heels of the Two Horizons Commentary Series (Eerdmans) and the Brazos/SCM Theological Commentary on the Bible (Brazos and SCM) – both devoted to a more self-consciously theological reading of Scripture – comes this new series from Westminster John Knox.

‘The volumes in from Westminster John Knox Press offer a fresh and invigorating approach to all the books of the Bible. Building on a wide range of sources from biblical studies, the history of theology, the church’s liturgical and musical traditions, contemporary culture, and the Christian tradition, noted scholars focus less on traditional historical and literary angles in favor of a theologically focused commentary that considers the contemporary relevance of the texts. This series is an invaluable resource for those who want to probe beyond the backgrounds and words of biblical texts to their deep theological and ethical meanings for the church today.’

Two volumes are currently available: William C. Placher on Mark, and Justo L. Gonzalez on Luke.

Further details are available here, along with an introduction to the series and a sampler.

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