David Lyle Jeffrey is a professor of literature and humanities at Baylor University and professor emeritus of English literature at the University of Ottawa. he has written several books and his latest is Luke from the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series.
each edition in the series contains the wonderful “Series Preface” that sets the stage for the entire series and the text that follows. a statement on the back cover of Luke is helpful as well. it reads…
“The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret scripture creedally for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. Luke, like each commentary in the series, is designed to serve the church and demonstrate the continuing influence and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.”
Jeffrey’s contribution to the series is excellent. Luke is well-written and a delight to read. Jeffrey is a poet of theological reflection and a scholar of Biblical studies.
The Gospel According to Luke contains some of Christ’s most beautiful stories and statements. in Luke, Jeffrey brings them to life and offers wonderful insight and commentary for the Church right here, right now.
my personal favourite chapter in Luke is 15. for too long, though, we’ve simply called these stories “The Parable of the Lost…” Jeffrey calls them “Parables of Redemption.” i love that. these parables are more about something being found, being redeemed, than being lost.
Luke is a wonderful book for theological reflection on the Biblical text of Luke.
i highly recommend it.
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