New Testament Readings
Most existing series of New Testament commentaries approach the texts in one of two ways: either they provide a verse-by-verse and topic-by-topic commentary, or they concentrate on the theology of the book in question. The aim of this series is different.
The most important advance in biblical criticism in recent years has been the development, based on work done by theorists of literature, of new ways of reading biblical texts - feminist approaches, narratology, deconstruction, reception theory - as well as the refinement of older approaches such as reader-response theory. The books in this series undertake to demonstrate both the range and the profundity of such new approaches to the books of the New Testament. Each volume concentrates on a single book of the New Testament, and applies one or more modern approaches to demonstrate the results that can be achieved.
The books illuminate the texts in new ways, and introduce the student to practical examples of the modern approaches to Biblical study. They are important reading for all students of the New Testament, theologians and ministers of religion.