New Testament Bibliography

Commentaries, Introductions, and Monographs are all listed together, labeled where appropriate (esp. in the case of traditional commentaries).

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NT Introductions & Thematic Studies

• Blount, B., et al, eds. True to Our Native Land, An African American New Testament Commentary. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2007.
• Brown, R.E. An Introduction to the New Testament. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.
• *Johnson, L.T. & Penner, T.C. The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation, 3rd edition. Nashville: Fortress Press, 2010, 1999.
• *Johnson, L.T. The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: University Press, 2010.

• Crossan, The Historical Jesus. The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant (San Francisco: Harper, 1991)

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The Synoptic Gospels & Acts


• *Nickle, K.F. The Synoptic Gospels: An Introduction, revised and expanded. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.
• *Longenecker, R. The Challenge of Jesus’ Parables. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017, 2000.


• Allison, D. The Sermon on the Mount. New York: Crossroads, 1999.
• Carter, W. Matthew and the Margins: A Sociopolitical and Religious Reading. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001.
• *Harrington, D. J. The Gospel of Matthew. Sacra Pagina 1. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007, 1991. [commentary]
• Lambrecht, J. The Sermon on the Mount. Collegeville, MN: Glazier – Liturgical Press, 1985.
• *Kingsbury, J. Matthew as Story, 2nd edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1988, 1986. [commentary]
• Overman, J. A.. Matthew’s Gospel and Formative Judaism. The Social World of the Matthean Community. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1990.
• Stanton, G. N. A Gospel for a New People. Studies in Matthew. Edinburgh: Clark, 1992.


• Boring, M. E. Mark. A Commentary. TNTL. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2006. [commentary]
• Jennings, T. The Insurrection of the Crucified: The Gospel of Mark as Theological Manifesto. New York: Imprint Macmillan, 2003.
• Malbon, E.S. Mark’s Jesus: Characterization as Narrative Christology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014.
• Myers, C. Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008, 1988.
• *Rhoads, D.; Dewey, J; & Mickie, D. Mark as Story: An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel, 3rd edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012. [commentary]


• *Byrne, B. The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke’s Gospel. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015. [commentary]
• Cassidy, R. Jesus, Politics, and Society: A Study of Luke’s Gospel. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015.
• *Johnson, L.T. The Gospel of Luke. Sacra Pagina 3. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991. [commentary]
• *Johnson, L.T. The Acts of the Apostles. Sacra Pagina 5. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992. [commentary]
• *Johnson, L.T. Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians. Grand Rapid, MIs: Eerdmans, 2011.
• Rowe, C. K. World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age. Oxford: University Press, 2010.
• Seo, P.S. Luke’s Jesus in the Roman Empire and the Emperor in the Gospel of Luke. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

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The Gospel of John

• Bauckham, R. Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.
• Brown, R. & Moloney, F. J. An Introduction to the Gospel of John. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.
• *Byrne, B. Life Abounding: A Reading of John’s Gospel. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014. [commentary]
• Carter, W. John and Empire: Initial Explorations. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2008.
• Horsley, R. & Thatcher T. John, Jesus, & the Renewal of Israel. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.
• Koester, C. R. Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.
• Lincoln, A. The Gospel according to Saint John. Black’s NTC. New York: Hendrickson, 2005. [commentary]
• Moloney, F. J. The Gospel of John. Sacra Pagina 5. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005, 1998. [commentary]
• *Moloney, F. J. Love in the Gospel of John: An Exegetical, Theological, and Literary Study. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
• Thatcher, T. Greater than Caesar: Christology and Empire in the Fourth Gospel. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.

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Paul & the Pauline Letters

• Crossan, J.D. & Reed, J.L. In Search of Paul. San Francisco: Harper, 2004.
• Gordley, M. New Testament Christological Hymns: Exploring Texts, Contexts, and Significance. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018.
• Horsley, R. Paul and Empire: Religion and Empire in Roman Imperial Society. Salem, OR: Trinity Press, 1999.
• Keck, L., Paul and His Letters, 2nd edition. 1988, 1979.
• *Matera, F. J. God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012.
• Murphy-O’Connor, J. Paul the Letter-Writer: His Words, His Options, His Skills. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1995.
• Neyrey, J.H. Paul, in Other Words: A Cultural Reading of His Letters. Knoxville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1990.
• Pao, D. Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme (New Studies in Biblical Theology, Volume 13). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2002.
• *Wright, N.T. Paul: in Fresh Perspective. Nashville: Fortress Press, 2006.

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Letters to the Churches

The Letters to the Churches


• *Byrne, B. Romans. Sacra Pagina 6. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007, 1996. [commentary]
• Grieb, K. The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God’s Righteousness. Knoxville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. (of particular interest:: “Preface,” pp. x-xv, & “Introduction,” pp. xvii-xxiv.) [commentary]


• Furnish, V.P. The Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians. Cambridge: University Press: 1999.
• Murphy-O’Connor, J. The Theology of the Second Letter to the Corinthians. Cambridge: University Press, 1991.


• *Bruce, FF. Galatians (NIGTC). New York: Eerdmans, 1982. [commentary]
• Kahl, B. Galatians Re-Imagined, Reading with the Eyes of the Vangquished (Paul in Critical Contexts). Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.
• *Martyn, L. Galatians (Anchor Bible Commentary). New York: Doubleday, 1997, 2004. [commentary]


• Talbert, CH. Ephesians and Colossians (Paideia). San Francisco: Baker Academic, 2007. [commentary]
• Kahl, B. Galatian Re-Imagined, Reading with the Eyes of the Vangquished (Paul in Critical Contexts). Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.
• *Martyn, L. Galatians (Anchor Bible Commentary). New York: Doubleday, 1997, 2004. [commentary]


• Fowl, S. Philippians. Two Horizons NTC. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005. (Esp.: “Theological Horizons of Philippians”, pp. 205-235.) [commentary]
• Harris, M. Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology, Volume 8) Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2001.
• Ware, JP. The Mission of the Church in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians in the Context of Ancient Judaism (NT.S 120). Leiden: Brill, 2005.


• Donfried, K.P. Paul, Thessalonica and Early Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
• Richard, EJ. First and Second Thessalonians (Sacras Pagina, Volume 11). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007. [commentary]

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Pastoral Letters

The Pastoral Letters (Timothy & Titus)

• Fiore, B. The Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus (Scraa Pagina, Volume 12). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009. [commentary]
• Johnosn, LT. First and Second Timothy (Anchor BIble Commentary). New York: Doubleday, 2001. [commentary]
• Quinn, JD. Titus (Anchor BIble Commentary). New York: Doubleday, 1988. [commentary]
• Stott, J.R.W. Guard the Truth: The Message of 1 Timothy and Titus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.
• Young, F. M. The Theology of the Pastoral Letters. Cambridge: University Press, 1994.

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• Bauckham, R. et al, The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009.
• Lindars, B. The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews. Cambridge: University Press, 1991.
• Vanhoye, A. The Letter to the Hebrews: A New Commentary. New York: Paulist Press, 2015. 

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Catholic Letters

Catholic Letters (Peter, James, Jude & John)

• Johnson, L.T.  Brother of Jesus, Friend of God: Studies in the Letter of James. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

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Revelation & Apocalyptic literature

• Bauckham, R. Theology of the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: University Press, 1993.
• *Gorman, M. Reading Revelation Responsibly. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.
• Koesler, C. Revelation and the End of All Things. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

• Murphy, F.J. Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

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