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The writers of the New Testament had a powerful experience of the living, crucified, and resurrected Christ that required a complete reinterpretation of the world and their place in it. The worshiping community today has an ongoing experience of the spirit of Christ that leads it back, time and again, to the texts of the New Testament, seeking to understand the meaning of that experience.Written in honor of Luke Timothy Johnson, whose own work has centered around the interplay of religious experience and scriptural interpretation, this book will aid all who seek the meaning of the New Testament, and its meaning for the life of the church today.
O. Wesley Allen, Jr., is Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Preaching at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas. He is the author of A Homiletic of All Believers, Preaching and Reading the Lectionary, Matthew: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries and several other books. For many years he was Professor of Preaching at Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky.
Mary F. Foskett is the Zachary Smith Associate Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University. In addition to her extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in both religious and theological studies, Mary enjoys lecturing and teaching in congregational settings. Her major writing is in the area of New Testament and Christian Origins. Mary's previous publication includes contributions to For All the Saints: A Calendar of Commemorations for United Methodists. Her latest publication and contribution to the Jesus Collection was Moral Teachings of Jesus. Mary resides with her family in Winston-Salem, NC.