Suggestions for Further Reading
Traditio-Historical Criticism of the Gospels: Some Comments on Current Methods, Studies in Creative Criticism 4 (London: SPCK, 1972). An important, though dated, introduction to the tradition criticism..
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2006). Challenges pessimistic views based on widely held understandings of oral transmission and standard form-critical perspectives regarding the historical veracity of the Gospels..
History of the Synoptic Tradition (New York: Harper & Row, 1963). Together with Dibelius (see below), a classic form-critical study..
The Theology of St. Luke (London: Faber & Faber, 1960). The pioneering work on redaction criticism of the Gospel of Luke..
From Tradition to Gospel (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935). Together with Bultmann (see above), a classic form-critical study..
A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, vol. 1, ABRL (New York: Doubleday, 1991). A useful restatement regarding the practice of tradition criticism, including a good discussion of the criteria of authenticity in the study of the historical Jesus..
The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, 3rd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992). A standard textbook on text criticism of the New Testament..
The Social World of Luke-Acts: Models for Interpretation (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1991). A useful collection of essays demonstrating the promise of social-scientific approaches to historical study of the Gospel of Luke.., ed.
Handbook of Classical Rhetoric in the Hellenistic Period, 330 B.C.–A.D. 400 (Leiden: Brill, 1997). A collection of primary sources concerned with the principles and practice of ancient rhetoric.., ed.
WUNT 2:175 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004). An important investigation into the question of what it means to refer to Luke-Acts as “history.”. Luke-Acts and the Rhetoric of History: An Investigation of Early Christian Historiography,
Critical Books in Religion (ed. Epp; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991), 21–44. Maps the development of American feminist criticism of the Bible in its early years.. “Mapping Feminist Biblical Criticism: The American Scene, 1983–1990,”
She Can Read: Feminist Strategies for Biblical Narrative (Valley Forge, Penn.: Trinity, 1996). Draws on feminist literary criticism and feminist biblical scholars to offer strategies for reading biblical texts in the service of feminist preaching..
A Feminist Companion to Luke (London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002). Important collection of essays demonstrating a variety of ways feministic criticism has approached the Gospel of Luke., with , ed.
The Word according to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998). Written for a more general audience, this book surveys American feminist biblical criticism..
Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical, 1996). After situating a feminist-liberationist hermeneutic in relation to other forms of biblical interpretation, this book examines the roles and portraits of women in the Gospel of Luke..
In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins (New York: Crossroad, 1983). One of Schüssler Fiorenza's many contributions to feminist-critical study of the NT, this is now a critical classic..
The Double Message: Patterns of Gender in Luke-Acts (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1994). A nuanced analysis of the roles of women in Luke-Acts..
The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). An introductory survey of the state of the art in narratology..
How to Read Bible Stories: An Introduction to Narrative Criticism (London: SCM, 1999). A good alternative to Powell (see below), interacting more explicitly with literary and narrative work outside of biblical studies., and .
Poetics for the Gospels? Rethinking Narrative Criticism, SNTW (London: T. & T. Clark, 2002). For persons already familiar with the landscape of narrative criticism, an engaging discussion of how the discipline is evolving (and might develop further)..
What Is Narrative Criticism? GBS (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 1990). The standard introduction to the field for NT students..
Characterization in the Gospels: Reconceiving Narrative Criticism. JSNTS 184 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999). For persons already familiar with the landscape of narrative criticism, an engaging discussion of how the discipline is evolving (and might develop further)., and , eds.
Santa Biblia: The Bible through Hispanic Eyes (Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 1996). An essential entrée into reading the Bible through the lens of Latino(a) experiences..
New Interpreter's Bible, vol. 1: General and Old Testament Articles, Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus ( , ed.; Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 1994), 167–73. A clear, brief introduction from one of the principal voices in Hispanic and intercultural interpretation., . “Reading the Bible as Hispanic Americans,”
Reading from This Place, Vol. 1: Social Location and Biblical Interpretation in the United States (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 1995). Covers the terrain for understanding contextual readings from a range of social groups in the U.S.., and , eds.
Commentaries on the Gospel of Luke
These one-volume commentaries, reflecting a broad continuum of feminist commitments, provide introductory interpretive resources related to feminist criticism as well as feminist commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Commentary (New York: Crossroad, 1993); Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe, eds., Women's Bible Commentary (2nd ed. (Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox, 1998); and Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans, eds., The IVP Women's Bible Commentary (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2002)., ed,.
Luke, 2 vols., BECNT 3 (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 1994/96). Historical criticism..
Luke (Hermeneia. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 2002). In progress, a multivolume study combining literary analysis, tradition criticism, and an interest in the history of interpretation..
The Gospel according to Luke, 2 vols., AB 28-28A (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981/85. Redaction criticism..,
The Gospel of Luke, NICNT (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1997). Narrative criticism and social-cultural criticism..
The Gospel of Luke, SP 3 (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical, 1991). Literary criticism and historical background..
The Gospel of Luke: A Commentary on the Greek Text, NIGTC (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1978). Redaction criticism..
Luke, 3 vols., WBC 35 (Dallas: Word, 1989–93). Composition criticism..