Notice board: New Testament
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 @ 00:00
JAMES RENIHAN’s True Love originated in a sermon series. Twelve chapters consider the meaning of love as described in 1 Corinthians 13 (EP Books, £8.99; 978-0-85234-713-3).
The Return by J. John, with Chris Walley, explores the parable of the Prodigal Son. The first part updates and retells the story (taking 50 pages); the second considers Jesus’s use of parables, this one in particular; the third applies it to life (Hodder & Stoughton, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-340-99516-7).
Douglas Harink’s 1 and 2 Peter is in the SCM Theological Commentary of the Bible, whose underpinning is that the proper basis for scriptural interpretation is the Nicene tradition, and that doctrine is for enlightenment and not the servant of anti-hermeneutical approaches (SCM, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-334-04328-7).
The Pillar New Testament Commentary seeks “to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it”. G. Walter Hansen’s The Letter to the Philippians focuses on the gospel, and the community, of Christ (Apollos, £26.99 (£24.30); 978-1-84474-403-9).
Michael Mullins’s commentary on The Gospel of Luke has a range of readers in mind, including students, and those who practise lectio divina. He avoids technical language, translates Hebrew and Greek, and introduces up-to-date scholarship (The Columba Press, £22.99 (£20.70); 978-1085607-691-3).
In Gathered Around Jesus, Eric Stewart uses Mark as a basis for proposing the theory that Jesus introduced an alternative spatial practice centred on himself (James Clarke & Co., £20; 978-0-227-17317-6).
Figures in brackets are Church Times Bookshop prices.