New Release: Luke

Cover ArtMikeal Parsons, a leading scholar on Luke and Acts, offers a practical commentary on Luke that is conversant with contemporary scholarship, draws on ancient backgrounds, and attends to the theological nature of the texts. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight Parsons provides in interpreting the Gospel of Luke.


“This lucid, concise commentary displays the distinctive strengths that Parsons has brought to a distinguished career as scholar and author…. I am pleased to give this book my enthusiastic endorsement.” – John T. Carroll, Union Presbyterian Seminary

“Parsons has been a leading voice in Lukan studies, and this outstanding Paideia commentary marks his latest important contribution to the field….No one is better suited than Parsons for the task of creating such a multifaceted commentary on the Gospel of Luke, and he delivers an innovative and helpful work–brilliant yet succinct and accessible.” – David B. Gowler, Oxford College of Emory University

“Mikeal Parsons deftly navigates through Luke’s Gospel, attending to its rhetoric, theology, historical context, and interpretive history. His rich engagement with the text itself makes this companion volume to his Acts Paideia commentary a welcome read.” – Brittany E. Wilson, Duke University Divinity School

“Contract a Greco-Roman historian, a literary critic, and a theologian–or commission Mikeal Parsons! Filled with rich interdisciplinary and intertextual insights, Luke in the Paideia Commentaries is vintage Parsons: tersely brilliant.” – David P. Moessner, Texas Christian University


Mikeal C. Parsons (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University and the author of several books, including Acts in Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament and The Departure of Jesus in Luke and Acts. He is the coauthor of Luke: A Handbook on the Greek Text and Illuminating Luke (three volumes). Parsons also serves as editor of Perspectives in Religious Studies.

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