BR 19:02, Apr 2003
A Modern Classic
The Acts of the Apostles: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.
Anchor Bible Series 31 (New York: Doubleday, 1998), 861 pp., $45.00
A modern commentary in the classic stylethats how Joseph Fitzmyer describes his dense volume on the Acts of the Apostles in the highly respected Anchor Bible series. By this, he means that his commentary employs the historical-critical method to [set] forth the religious and theological message that the author sought to convey (thats the classic part), while at the same time explaining that message in an actualized formthat is, in a way that makes sense to modern believers.