Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

Commentaries tend to fluctuate between arid, compendious technical analyses and vivid but tendentious tours de force; few of them help readers understand the connection between the biblical texts in question and the theological heritage they inspired.

In response to this difficulty, Russell Reno has inaugurated a new commentary series, the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, that aims to emphasize the theological pertinence of the books of the Bible. To that end, he has commissioned writers who are best known as theologians or historians—rather than following the custom of enlisting experts who have mastered a particular book in its original language and who engage the scholarly technical literature. The result is a series of volumes that embrace the scriptural authors, the church’s interpretive tradition and the lives of congregations today.

 

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