Posted: October 12, 2018
HIU’s Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies proudly announces that Dr. Carl Toney, Professor of Biblical Studies, has published a new biblical commentary, New Testament Foundations: An Introduction for Students. Originally published by the late Ralph P. Martin, this book surveys the twenty-seven books of the New Testament in light of their historical context and engages the wider scholarly conversation.
“Dr. Toney has done a masterful job of combining Dr. Martin’s research with his own detailed explanations of the New Testament documents. This ‘Introduction’ balances deep scholarship with readability,” stated Dr. Joe Grana, Dean of Pacific Christian College Ministry and Biblical Studies. “HIU is proud to have a scholar on campus who can balance the academy and the church!”
This volume represents the third and final collaboration between Drs. Martin and Toney, a journey that began with the revision of Martin's Word Biblical Commentary on 2 Corinthians. After this current project was underway, Martin (1925-2013) passed away, leaving the bulk of the revision to Toney. As such, Toney has experienced the tension of being a redactor, wishing to convey the voice of a beloved and received tradition, while also seeking to make it relevant for a new generation of readers. (From the Preface to Revised and Expanded Edition, p. xvii)
“Updating this introduction to the New Testament was inspired by teaching our excellent graduate ministry students at HIU,” says Dr. Toney. “I am especially indebted to the generous grant provided by Kent Anderson.”