Interpreting the New Testament explains in a simple and brief way the basic literary methods used in studying the New Testament today: textual criticism, translations, words, and motifs, source criticism, form criticism, historical criticism, redaction criticism, and parallels. It is a beginner's book, designed to make explicit some of the procedures used by commentators who have had formal exegetical training.
Fr. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Ph.D., is professor of New Testament at the Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He serves as the editor of the Sacra Pagina Series on the New Testament, published by The Liturgical Press, and he is the author of The Gospel of Matthew in the series. Among his other publications with The Liturgical Press are Paul and the Mystery of Israel and The Gospel According to Matthew (Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament Series). Father Harrington is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.