First Book Gets First Reviews: Clark, Phillips, and Widdicombe

While several copies are still out for review in different journals, the first few reviews have started to appear:

Review 1. Clark, Roland. Review of As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23,39-43 in Early Christian Interpretation, by Mark Glen Bilby. Catholic Library World 85.2 (December 2014): 122-123.

The best part of the book is Bilby’s exploration of how this passage shaped the spirituality of the Church… It is extremely erudite.

Review 2. Phillips, Thomas E. Review of As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23,39-43 in Early Christian Interpretation, by Mark Glen Bilby. Religious Studies Review 41.2 (June 2015): 75.

Bilby’s work is significant for several reasons: It illustrates the complex interplay between textual criticism and the history of interpretation; it demonstrates the fluidity of ancient texts, including biblical texts; and it emphasizes the importance of Syriac influences on even Greek- and Latin-speaking interpreters.

Review 3. Widdicombe, Peter. Review of As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23,39-43 in Early Christian Interpretation, by Mark Glen Bilby. Journal of Theological Studies 66.1 (2015): 435-437.

This is a book remarkable for both its detail and its range… The clarity of writing, again critical for such a dense and complex book, is exemplary… a model of thoroughness, and a rich resource for anyone interested both in the reception history of this most intriguing of Lukan passages and in reception history more generally.

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