Missing Lenses offers non-specialist biblical readers a
concisely written, yet amazingly informative text from an
evangelical, Reformed perspective concerning a major issue in New
Testament Studies: the recovery of the corporate, Hebraic backdrop
under-girding earliest Christian thought. Serious Bible study
participants from many traditions will enjoy engaging with this
- Dr Florence Morgan Gillman, University of San Diego, CA, USAHolland's latest book is a lay-level treatment of his more academic work, Contours of Pauline Theology. Using the familiar metaphor of "lenses" through which one interprets the biblical storyline, Holland suggests that Western biblical interpreters have primarily been reading the Bible through the wrong lenses . . . "as describing individual experience and personal morality". It's like "looking through the wrong end of a telescope". Furthermore, these Western lenses have been shaped by Greek thought, particularly dualism, and this focus has obscured clear references to the Old Testament.
- Mark Baker, Books at a Glance