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The Gospel According to Luke
Volume II (9:51–24)

By Michael Wolter Edited by Wayne Coppins and Simon Gathercole Translated by Wayne Coppins and Christoph Heilig

The Gospel According to Luke
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Hardback, 672 pages $79.95
Published: 15th September 2017
ISBN: 9781481306690
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Biblical Studies, All Theology, Biblical Theology

In this fifth volume of the Baylor–Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity series, Michael Wolter provides a detailed, verse-by-verse interpretation of the Third Evangelist’s Gospel (Luke 9:51--24). Wolter’s commentary fully complements the great tradition of “Handbooks of the New Testament” published by Mohr Siebeck. Replacing the third edition of Erich Klostermann’s commentary on Luke, Wolter’s volume rightly joins those by Conzelmann (Acts), Käsemann (Romans), and Lietzmann (1 Corinthians) in this venerable series.

Wolter’s approach to a sustained reading of Luke’s Gospel is comprehensive. He carefully places Luke’s narrative of Jesus in its cultural context, paying close attention to the relationship of the Gospel with its Jewish and Greco-Roman environment. Wolter performs form-critical and narrative analysis of the specific stories; however, Wolter also emphasizes Luke as a theologian and his Gospel as a work of theology.

Centrally, Wolter recognizes how Luke’s narrative of Jesus forms the first part of a unified work—the Acts of Apostles being the second—that represents a new moment in Israel’s history. But in surprising new ways, Wolter makes clear that it is God alone who works in and through the words and deeds of Jesus to bring salvation to Israel. His commentary shows that Luke succeeds in preserving the history of Jesus and its theological impact and that this history stands on equal footing with the history of early Christianity. Wolter’s thorough, careful reading follows Luke as the Evangelist seeks to explain how the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises of God for Israel results in a parting of the ways between the Christian church on the one side and Judaism on the other. Scholars and students alike will benefit from access to new German scholarship now available to English-language audiences.

"The original German version of Michael Wolter’s magisterial commentary on Luke is already, rightly, a standard work on that gospel. The second volume here completes the English translation of the whole and will enable Wolter’s work to be accessed by a wider readership. Wolter is a master of his craft: the commentary is not afraid to strike out in new directions at times, but the interpretation is always meticulously argued and with a wealth of knowledge and expertise behind it. This translation represents a real boon to scholarship as Wolter’s work will remain an outstanding resource and reference work in all study of Luke’s gospel for many years to come."

—Christopher Tuckett, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Oxford

"It is wonderful to have Michael Wolter’s Handbuch commentary on Luke now available in English from Baylor University Press. The two volumes provide a trove of information on text-critical, grammatical, lexical, literary, historical, and theological issues in the text of Luke’s Gospel, and is a model of patient exegesis, insightful historical contextualization, and judicious interaction with other scholars."

—Margaret M. Mitchell, Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, The University of Chicago

"Michael Wolter, a leading New Testament scholar in Germany, offers a fresh and careful reading of the Greek text of Luke in this commentary. He blends painstaking attention to detail with a superb eye for the structural patterns within the Third Gospel. His judicious selections of parallels from the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds enable readers to situate the text in its original cultural milieu. This English translation makes an exceptional work of scholarship widely available to English speakers."

—Gregory E. Sterling, Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School

Michael Wolter is Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Bonn in Germany and Honorary Professor at the Theological Faculty at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 672 pages
 9in x 6in

  REL006220, REL006710, REL067000
 Baylor University Press

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