Reading Luke (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series - Vol. 6)
This is a very impressive addition to the increasingly influential series, "Scripture and Hermeneutics". The sixteen high quality essays are a major contribution to scholarship on "Luke-Acts". They offer fresh perspectives, especially on issues of method and interpretation. The essays are accessible to a wide readership, yet they are full of insights which will stimulate further reflection and research. Graham Stanton is Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK. The essays in this collection advance the theological conversation with the "Gospel of Luke" by taking narrative seriously as the means by which Luke made meaning. The essayists seek to move forward in different ways, and in fact the several examples of give-and-take within the collection are among its attractive features. The exchange of views on the use of the third gospel in the second century represents literary sleuthing of the best sort. What all the contributors agree on is that contemporary making-meaning in conversation with this Gospel demands, not going behind the text in search of history, but remaining engaged with the story as it was crafted by Luke. Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Chandler School of Theology Emory University Atlanta, USA A magnificent achievement. So many chapters are mini-masterpieces, and the whole work enhances brilliantly our grasp of the interpretation and reception of the Gospel of Luke and Acts. Gerald O'Collins is Professor of Systematic Theology, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.