Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the New Testament to today's readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context. The New Collegeville Bible Commentary includes New American Bible translation and will appeal to preachers, teachers, Bible study groups, and Bible readers as it moves passage-by-passage through the text. Patrick J. Hartin spends considerable attention bringing the ancient message of these 'catholic letters' to bear on modern church communities. He emphasizes the formation- building language of James which distinguishes the newChristian church from the world, as well as the model of suffering upheld in 1 Peter. 75 pages, softcover.