Beverly R. Gaventa
Beverly Roberts Gaventa teaches New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World. Judith M. Lieu. Oxford Univ. Press, 384 pp., $99.00. In this multifaceted and sophisticated undertaking, Lieu explores the ways in which early Christian texts depict an emerging Christian identity and reflect the embeddedness of that identity within the ancient world. For all who struggle with the question of what it means to be a Christian, Lieu presents a thoughtful guide.
selected by Beverly Roberts Gaventa October 17, 2005