The Sacra Pagina series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionalsas well as graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves. The goal of Sacra Pagina is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning. This volume focuses solely on the Gospel as it appears and not on its source or origin. Because of this approach, this commentary richly and thoroughly explores just what Luke is saying and how it is said.