Fortress Press

The Gospels and Acts: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

This commentary on the Gospels and Acts, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues.

Each chapter (Matthew through Acts) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretive tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges.

The Gospels and Acts introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506415895
  • eBook ISBN 9781506415901
  • Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages 386
  • Publication Date September 1, 2016


Editor’s/Publisher’s Note
Introduction—The Editors
Reading the Christian New Testament in the Contemporary World—Kwok Pui-lan
Negotiating the Jewish Heritage of Early Christianity—Lawrence M. Wills
Rootlessness and Community in Contexts of Diaspora—Margaret Aymer
The Apocalyptic Legacy of Early Christianity—David A. Sánchez
Jesus and the Christian Gospels—Raymond Pickett
Matthew—Warren Carter
Mark—Raquel S. Lettsome
Luke—Robert L. Brawley
John—Adele Reinhartz
Acts as a History of the Early Church—Demetrius K. Williams
The Acts of the Apostles—Michal Beth Dinkler