And Now Introducing …

From the November 1998 Print Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament By Raymond E. Brown DoubleDay. 878 pages, $42.50 Those unaware of the constantly changing state of biblical scholarship might suppose that introducing such a little book ought to be a relatively straightforward task, but there is no end to the writing of . . . . Continue Reading »

Have You Found Jesus?

From the October 1998 Print Edition

The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus By Charlotte Allen Free Press. 359 pages, $26 When journalists take on intellectual history, the results are sometimes frightful and sometimes delightful. In the present case, reading gives more pleasure than pain. Charlotte Allen”a . . . . Continue Reading »

Which Paul?

From the February 1998 Print Edition

What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity? By N. T. Wright Eerdmans 192 pp. $14 Paul: The Mind of the Apostle By A. N. Wilson Norton 288 pp. $25 At the end of his new book on St. Paul, N. T. Wright invites a comparison between his treatment of the apostle and . . . . Continue Reading »