The first edition of this splendid book appeared in 1959. Dr Culimann has not changed his mind on points of substance, but has enlarged his book in this second edition by adding references to recent literature and by appending a notable epilogue, in which CulImann defends his position against the volleys thundering on the right hand, and on the left from Roman Catholic traditionalists and from radicals of the Bultmann school. In its new dress the book will long continue as a standard guide on a topic of electrifying importance for the student of New Testament thought.'
Henry Chadwick in the Church of England Newspaper
.. a work of comprehensive, careful and controversial scholarship ... will add notably to the equipment of every serious student of the New Testament.'
Times Literary Supplement
'The author of this important book is one of the leading New Testament scholars of the day... He has produced a book, based on a lifetime of study, which is highly stimulating, and will command respect even where it provokes disagreement.'
'Professor CulImann covers an immense field, but this book is the product of reflection over many years. It reveals deep and searching thought and the disciplined use of a powerful mind; and the result is a book of mark.'