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Overview M. Eugene Boring and Fred B. Craddock present this new one-volume commentary on the New Testament. Writing from the fundamental conviction that the New Testament is the people's book, Boring and Craddock examine the theological themes and messages of Scripture that speak to the life of discipleship. Their work clarifies matters of history, culture, geography, literature, and translation, enabling people to listen more carefully to the text. This unique commentary is the perfect resource for clergy and church schoolteachers who seek a reference tool midway between a study Bible and a multivolume commentary on the Bible.
Publishers Description Prominent biblical scholars M. Eugene Boring and Fred B. Craddock present this new one-volume commentary on the New Testament. Writing from the fundamental conviction that the New Testament is the people's book. Boring and Craddock examine the theological themes and messages of Scripture that speak to the life of discipleship. Their work clarifies matters of history, culture, geography, literature, and translation, enabling people to listen more carefully to the text. This unique commentary is the perfect resource for clergy and church schoolteachers alike, who seek a reference tool midway between a study Bible and a multivolume commentary on the Bible.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664227546 ISBN13 9780664227548
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More About M. Eugene Boring & Fred B. Craddock
M. Eugene Boring is I. Wylie Briscoe Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
M. Eugene Boring currently resides in Fort Worth, in the state of Texas.
M. Eugene Boring has published or released items in the following series...
Abingdon New Testament Commentaries
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
Reviews - What do customers think about The People's New Testament Commentary?
One Handy New Testament Reference Nov 25, 2005
Here is a one-volume commentary on the New Testament with up to date information that is also very much in line with what contemporary Christians believe. I am tempted to say, "This is the commentary for you." Because I firmly believe that every household should have one handy reference work that helps them understand Scripture, and you would find this book to be exactly that.
Yes, I know you will tell me that we live in the age of the Internet with many commentaries available on line. But have you noticed? It is not always easy to tell whether you are reading a blog by someone with a theological axe to grind or some dusty old eighteenth century "divine" who, scholarly as he may have been, is unquestionably passý.
You need fear none of that with these authors, Eugene Boring is anything but boring. He is the Briscoe Professor Emeritus at the Bride Divinity School of Texas Christian University. Fred Craddock is Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament Emeritus at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Dr. Craddock is undoubtedly America's dean of contemporary preaching and Biblical interpretation. Published by the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s Westminster-John Knox Press, it is rooted firmly in the Reformed tradition, and designed to serve a broad range of Christians well. It was also one of the top selling religious books of 2004.
Looking inside, each New Testament book is treated in this way, first with background information about the author, sources, readership, date and place and structure and outline. There are a few choice suggestions "for further reading". Then the outline of each book is fleshed out with up to date information. There are sidebar articles about such things as "Interpreting the Miracle Stories" and "Testing Prophesy." As one further inducement, there is a fine article called "Interpreting Revelation's Violent Imagery". All well worth your time and attention. Also, the authors include "Figures" that show summaries of The Sermon on the Mount, Apostles Listed in Scripture, Comparative Chronology of the Passion and Form of Greeting in Letters. These are all tremendously helpful study tools.
The meat of the book offers insights on the verses of Scripture. The Introduction does an outstanding job of setting the tone, describing terms such as "Testament" "New" and the realities of the formation of the cannon. There is a good summary of that time period, called "The Church's Book" in which the authors remind us that the New Testament was written by, selected by, edited by transmitted by and translated by "the Church." As the authors state in the Preface, "...This commentary is an expression of the fundamental conviction that the New Testament is the people's book The book and the community of faith belong together, and out of the conversation between the text and the people come the preaching, teaching, believing and behaving of the church."
The book is handy in size (about the size of a hardback novel) and convenient to use. The print, while on the small side, is crystal clear and easy to read. Long after pseudo pundits of the faith have been forgotten, this work will still be a sure and steady reference. I encourage you to buy it and
Great NT reference Jul 20, 2005
This is a great reference when studying the NT. In depth explanations make studying fun.