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Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: Luke

by Sorensen, Robert

Item #: 012078 / 2014 / Paperback / 480 Pages


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About this Volume
This commentary draws out the importance of the temple in Luke’s Gospel, allowing readers to see that Jesus comes to fulfill the Law and the rites of the temple. Everything God promised to do in and through the temple is brought to completion in Jesus. Through Him, God dwells among us in a way more wonderful than a temple could ever provide.

About the Series
The great reformers’ influence upon the Bible’s interpretation and application could not help but revitalize the Church. This is as true today as it was five hundred years ago. The reformers taught with special insight due to their constant reading, studying, translating, and preaching of the Sacred Scriptures. This commentary series shares with readers today insights from the reformers and faithful commentary that stems from their heritage.

Similar to the NIV People’s Bible Commentary Series, this lay-level commentary allows readers to study the Word in a deep and meaningful way with devotional warmth and readability.

The Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary Series provides readers with an insightful New Testament commentary in the English Standard Version translation. This new series is perfect for church workers, Bible class teachers, or anyone interested in learning more about the Bible.

The series’s unique layout features both the English Standard Version and King James Version; the complimentary versions and parallel format allow readers to see both the classic and modern translations side by side.

Starting with the Pauline epistles, two volumes of the series will be released per year. Each commentary will feature introductions, notes, charts, maps, applications, articles, and quotes from ancient, medieval, and evangelical Church Fathers.

Through both broad contexts and specific verses, these historical, cultural, and doctrinal insights will surely lead readers to a sound interpretation and application of the biblical text.

Features of the Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary Series:
  • ESV text
  • KJV text
  • Book introductions
  • Notes
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Applications
  • Articles
  • Church Father quotations

"The Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary is a unique series that promises to be a valuable resource for laity and preachers. The verse-by-verse commentary focuses on major topics, providing clear interpretation and devotional insight in keeping with how the Reformers approached Scripture, and emphasizing themes that were central in their teaching. Illustrative quotes from key Reformers and their heirs, including Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Wesleyan sources, provide insights in their own words, without trying to survey the range of views represented in this heritage. This focused approach gives a clear reading of the text that engages one’s mind and heart."
—The Rev. Dr. Rodney A. Whitacre, Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania

"The reformation of the Church brought with it biblical insights that revitalized churches and radically changed the course of theological studies as giants like Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Chemnitz, and Wesley commented extensively on Holy Scripture. The new Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary is a one-stop-resource where the observations of these and other distinguished Reformation leaders are brought together around specific books of the New Testament. This first volume in the series, Colossians/Thessalonians, is an impressive treatment of these Pauline letters that pastors, laypeople, and professional scholars will treasure and find eminently useful." 
—Rev. Dr. R. Reed Lessing, Senior Pastor, Saint Michael Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Former Professor of Exegetical Theology and Director of the Graduate School, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

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