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The Gospel of Luke (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) Hardcover – October 2, 1997
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Prior to his appointment at Fuller Seminary in 2007, Dr. Green was Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky (1997-2007), where he also held administrative positions first as Dean of the School of Theology and then as Vice President of Academic Affairs / Provost. He has served on the faculties of the American Baptist Seminary of the West and Graduate Theological Union, and New College Berkeley, Berkeley, California, a graduate school of Christian and interdisciplinary studies for the whole people of God.
He is the editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament, co-editor of the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary, and editor of the Journal of Theological Interpretation.
Dr. Green has served churches in Texas, Scotland, and California, and presently serves as Teaching Pastor of La Canada United Methodist Church, La Canada, California.
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In so doing, he does a masterful job of showing Luke's major themes (leitmotifs) manifesting themselves throughout Luke and shows how Luke carefully constructs his narrative for maximum effect. While he makes a strong argument that Luke and Acts (both written by Luke) were always intended to be read in light of one another, he makes few connections with other New Testament books. The result is that Green allows Luke to speak for himself; no attempt is made to matrix Luke with Paul, John, Matthew, etc. However, Green does contextualize Luke as he critiques it from both the perspective of Roman society and from the perspective of Second Temple Judaism. During the many meal scenes Luke relates, Green shows how they parallel Roman symposium meals. He also pays close attention to the dominant Roman social network of benefactors and vessels. Each of these examinations draws out meanings in Luke that are normally lost when read through 21st century Western eyes.Read more ›
This is the sixth Luke Commentary I have consulted, and it is unlike almost all the others in a way which is good news for the lay reader or pastoral interpreter. At one end of the spectrum is the three volume work by John Nolland in the `Word Biblical Commentary' series. While I have often found things in books from this series which were nowhere else, the format is dense to the point of distraction. This series is explicitly for scholars who need a survey of everything which has ever been written on a particular book of scripture.
Similar, but somewhat better for the lay or pastoral reader is Joseph Fitzmyer's two volume commentary in `The Anchor Bible' series. The word I get from seminary professors on this series is that it is quite uneven. But, the writers of all the other sources I consulted unanimously agree that Fitzmyer's commentary is THE authority for sound exegesis.Read more ›
I have read many articles and dictionary entries by Dr. Green on Luke-Acts and interpretation in general. They are all fantastic. This commentary is no exception. I really appreciate his section in the introduction on How to Interpret Luke, as well as his attention to interpreting narrative in general. He is very articulate, even on the difficult passages of Luke.
This fresh commentary on Luke is a must buy!
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This is a great commentary of the Gospel of Luke. If you need to do exegesis on a passage, it has lots of material. Useful for writing sermons. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Murray M. Cooper
This is an easily readable accessible commentary from a serious New Testament scholar. The line of interpretation is largely conventional, but Green has his finger on the pulse of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr Simon Perry (author of Atheism After Christendom)
The best commentary on Luke I've ever read. Insightful, scholarly, deep in its probing examination of the meaning of the text. Mr. Green is a wonderful scholar.Published 6 months ago by Evan
Very detailed and easy to follow. Looking at acquiring the entire set.Published 13 months ago by LaTasha Flowers
It is a hard read at times and I felt lost at certain areas but I am grateful for the information it gave me.Published 23 months ago by It's me
Green's scope is large. He knows Luke. He knows recent scholarship. He knows Old Testament themes. This he combines admirably into a resource very helpful to this preacher.Published 24 months ago by jimjam