This revised and expanded introductory text introduces students of the Bible to the layers of meaning that can be uncovered by serious study of the synoptic gospel texts. Included are two new chapters introducing ideological exegetical approaches to the gospels and a concluding chapter that helps the student synthesize the exegetical discoveries they have made using the methods taught in the book.
O. Wesley Allen, Jr. is the associate professor of homiletics and worship at Lexington Theological Seminary. An ordained United Methodist elder, he has served as a pastor and campus minister. He has written several books, including Preaching and Reading the Lectionary.