"All these essays illustrate, in one way or another, how I have sought to carry out scholarly work as an aspect of discipleship--as a process of faith seeking exegetical clarity." -- from the introduction
Richard Hays has been a giant in the field of New Testament studies since the 1989 publication of his Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. Now, his most significant essays of the past twenty-five years are collected here, representing the full fruition of major themes from his body of work:
Readers will find themselves guided toward Hays's "hermeneutic of trust" rather than the "hermeneutic of suspicion" that has loomed large in recent biblical studies.