The Many Faces of Christ, by Philip Jenkins

Fall books

Phil Jenkins's abundant evidence gives lie to the traditional assumption that all but the four canonical Gospels were effectively squelched in the fourth century.


Reading Backwards, by Richard B. Hays

Spring books

Richard Hays has said for years that he's working on something about "echoes of scripture in the Gospels." But life intervened, so he has produced this slim volume as an appetizer.


Jesus against the Scribal Elite, by Chris Keith

Chris Keith sets out to answer two questions. What lay at the heart of the conflict between Jesus and some of the religious authorities of his day? And how, if at all, did Jesus read Israel’s scriptures?


New Testament

Take & read

An annotated list by Beverly Roberts Gaventa.