"I continue to be impressed by the contributors' skill in combining academic rigor with accessibility. Coupling historical and linguistic analysis with theological reflection, these bridge the gap between the ancient world and contemporary Christianity. Frequent inserts give additional explanations,"---Catholic Biblical Quarterly. 416 pages, softcover. Baker.
Mikeal Parsons, a leading scholar on Luke and Acts, examines cultural context and theological meaning in Luke in this addition to the well-received Paideia series. This commentary, like each in the projected eighteen-volume series, proceeds by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs, showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits, and making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format.
Mikeal C. Parsons (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of Acts in Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament and serves as editor of Perspectives in Religious Studies.