Kuecker Co-Edits Book on New Testament Social Commentary

Mar 02, 2020

The Trinity community gathered last week in the Grand Lobby to celebrate Provost Aaron Kuecker, Ph.D., on the recent release of Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament. Kuecker co-edited the book with Brian Tucker and contributed two chapters.

The book, published by T&T Clark, is a comprehensive Bible resource that highlights the way the New Testament seeks to form the social identity of the members of the earliest Christ-movement. According to the publisher, “By drawing on the interpretive resources of social-scientific theories-especially those related to the formation of identity-interpreters generate new questions that open fruitful identity-related avenues into the text. It provides helpful introductions to each [New Testament] book that focus on various social dimensions of the text as well as a commentary structure that illuminates the text as a work of social influence.”

Along with his editing work, Kuecker wrote the book’s chapters on Luke and Acts.