New Testament Commentary Survey

New Testament Commentary Survey

by D. A. Carson

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Highly respected New Testament scholar D. A. Carson provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the New Testament. The seventh edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries. Carson examines sets, one-volume commentaries, and New Testament introductions and theologies, offering evaluative comments on the available offerings for each New Testament book. This is an essential guide to building a reference library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801039904
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Edition description: 7th Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than forty books and is one of the leaders of The Gospel Coalition.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations11
1.Introductory Notes15
1.1The need for several types of commentary15
1.2Individual commentaries or series?17
1.2.1General principles17
1.2.2Series worth noting but not pursuing18
1.2.3More-substantial series20
1.2.4One-volume multiauthor commentaries26
1.3Older commentaries28
1.4One-author sets29
2.Supplements to the Commentaries33
2.1New Testament introductions33
2.2New Testament theologies37
3.Individual Commentaries41
3.81 Corinthians79
3.92 Corinthians84
3.181 Peter118
3.192 Peter and Jude121
3.20Johannine Epistles123
4.Some "Best Buys"133
Index of Names135

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New Testament Commentary Survey 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
paulvan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Useful book to assist the spending of hard earned money. Carson has a graceful eloquence and strong judgement while describing different commentaries and supporting books.
temsmail on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent resource for the wise spending of scarce dollars for students and pastors on limited budgets. Referring to this volume will prevent the penny challenged student from having buyers regret for wasting prescious funds on items that do not help them. Four years old at this time, this is the kind of work that goes out-of-date after about 5 years, and as new materials come onto the market in this subject area.
Layman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So you decide you want to buy some commentaries. But which ones? The choices can be dizzying. Some focus on theology, others on the Greek, others on the cultural context. Some are for profesionals, some for bible students, some for laypersons. And with many commentaries running upwards of $40 or more, you have to be selective.D.A. Carson's New Testament Commentary Survey is a useful tool for cutting through the commentary clutter. Carson is the well-respected research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and co-author of probably the most popular introduction to the New Testament. In NTCS, he goes through every book in the New Testament and discusses all of the respective serious commentaries. He is candid about what he sees as the qualities and inadequacies of each. He describes their strengths in different areas, such as exegesis, theology, and cultural understanding. He evaluates their usefulness to different audiences, such as bible students, pastors, interested laypersons. The analysis is interesting and well written. The book is an easy read and avoids being dry or boring.In addition to discussing the commentaries for each book of the New Testament, Carson discusses books that are not technically commentaries (in that they do not provide verse-by-verse discussion), but which focus on aspects of specific NT books. Carson also mentions the prices of each book discussed. Finally, there is a helpful "best buys" guide in the back that offers his admittedly subjective opinion on what the best values are for the "theological student" and "well-trained preacher."I would have added another star if the there was a more systematic approach to grading the commentaries in different areas (theology, exegesis, etc.) and for level of skill targetted (academics/those proficient in Greek, laypersons, pastors, theology students, etc.). But even without this the survey is very useful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago