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PAPERBACK; Published: 4/30/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2563-6
Price: $ 52.99
860 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.125 x 9.25
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Series: Two Horizons New Testament Commentary

The story Luke tells in his gospel, says F. Scott Spencer, is “a compelling, complex narrative confession of faith in God. To what degree anyone joins Luke in that faith journey is up to them, but any responsible interpreter must attend considerately to Luke’s theological roadmap.”

In this latest addition to the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary series, Spencer integrates close textual analysis of Luke’s unfolding narrative with systematic theology, spiritual forma­tion, philosophical inquiry, and psychological research. With section-by-section commentary, Spencer highlights the overriding salvific message that runs through Luke’s gospel. Pastors, scholars, and students alike will benefit from Spencer’s insight into Luke’s theological significance.

Catholic Library World
“Spencer’s book is an exceptional one, the product of decades of careful (and, clearly, prayerful) study and analysis. Its use will repay anyone interested in better understanding Luke’s Gospel.”
Review of Biblical Literature
Luke is a commentary consciously and transparently shaped by the unique academic, social, and ecclesial context of Spencer as he offers thoughtful reflection as well as exegetical and theological engagement with Luke as a narrative.”
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
“Written to help pastors, teachers and students engage in deliberately theological interpretation of Luke, Spencer’s book offers a banquet around which to hold dialogue.”
“No doubt the greatest challenge for Spencer and others who contribute to this commentary series is that the authors of the Gospels and Acts were ‘doing theology’ in a narrative format. This makes it difficult to move from a narrative format to a topical format when articulating those theological assertions. Regardless, Spencer navigates both genres capably, and those who purchase this volume will have in hand a resource whose value far exceeds the purchase price.”
Religious Studies Review
“While the book treats Luke in segments from beginning to end, as one expects from a commentary, within the individual sections the discussion adheres to verse order loosely if at all, allowing careful and detailed treatment of topics such as ethics, discipleship, wealth, and love. . . . Spencer focuses on imparting his own learned theological assessment of the Gospel in an engaging and accessible tone.”