Need's book is primarily pedagogical, and according to this criterion it should receive high praise. In leading his readers through deep theological waters, Need's prose remains eminently readable, presupposing no background knowledge yet untangling the thorny issues with laudable facility … I suspect theological instructors and pastors of all stripes could happily make use of this volume… merits a spot on not a few syllabi. --Themelios (Justin Stratis, University of Aberdeen)
About the Author
Stephen W. Need has taught New Testament Studies and Early Christianity for many years and is currently Dean of St. George's College Jerusalem.