Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke by Luke Timothy Johnson, a biblical commentary, is a form of apologetic history which seeks to demonstrate how the good news that began with Jesus both fulfilled the promises of God made to the Jewish people and found a legitimate place among the Gentiles.
While paying close attention to the narrative, this commentary demonstrates the way in which the portrayal of Jesus, his followers, his opponents, and his teachings fits within Luke's broader literary and religious purposes.
The Sacra Pagina (“Sacred Page”) 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, adopting specific methodological perspectives 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.
Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Bible Commentary Hardcover #9780814658055