Luke Timothy Johnson is the author of the Luke volume in the Sacra Pagina commentary series.
It is considered one of the best Luke commentaries available today.
Johnson takes a literary approach to the text, so there is not as much information on history, archaeology, application, or other subjects.
Though Johnson comes to moderately critical conclusions about certain textual and theological issues, conservatives have generally given this commentary good reviews.
Series: Sacra Pagina
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Michael Glazier; Sacra Pagina edition (1991)
The publisher notes that what makes this commentary on Luke stand apart from others is that, from beginning to end, this is a literary analysis.
Because it focuses solely on the Gospel as it appears and not on its source or origin, this commentary richly and thoroughly explores just what Luke is saying and how he says it.
Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
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The publisher notes, Sacra Pagina is a multi volume commentary on the books of the New Testament.
The expression “Sacra Pagina” (“Sacred Page”) originally referred to the text of Scripture. In the Middle Ages it also described the study of Scripture to which the interpreter brought the tools of grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, and philosophy.
This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves.
The goal of Sacra Pagina is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning. This series is therefore catholic in two senses of the word: inclusive in its methods and perspectives, and shaped by the context of the Catholic tradition.
The Second Vatican Council described the study of “the sacred page” as the “very soul of sacred theology” (Dei Verbum 24). The volumes in this series illustrate how Catholic scholars contribute to the council’s call to provide access to Sacred Scripture for all the Christian faithful. Rather than pretending to say the final word on any text, these volumes seek to open up the riches of the New Testament and to invite as many people as possible to study seriously the “sacred page.”
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