"This third edition of Johnson's interpretive introduction to the writings of the New Testament is an excellent vade mecum for all readers of that Testament—for general readers, college students, and teachers of biblical studies."
—Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.
Professor Emeritus, Biblical Studies
Catholic University of America
"Luke Johnson's text is a compelling account of the birth and growth of early Christian faith in Jesus. Challenging yet eminently accessible, it is an exceptional classroom tool for bridging the gap between the writings of the early church and the modern reader. This new edition only improves on an already excellent academic resource."
Saint Joseph's University
"The Writings of the New Testament has long served to introduce students to the rich historical and literary background of the New Testament. Johnson?s enduring contribution is his consistent use of this knowledge in the service of understanding the New Testament texts. His clear and insightful interpretation serves as a model for students as they gain skills for their own interpretive work. The discussion of teaching and the expanded study questions, both new to this edition, are excellent resources for teachers who wish their students to engage the meaning of the texts as well as the critical questions of scholarship.
—Susan E. Hylen
Assistant Professor of New Testament
Vanderbilt Divinity School