A Continuous Story

Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church
The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians
Luke Timothy Johnson
Eerdmans, $23, 206 pp.

The parable of the sower in St. Luke’s Gospel concludes with Jesus explaining that the seed that fell on good ground and yielded a hundred fold represents “those who, hearing the word [of God], hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience” (8:15).

Jesus’ words certainly apply to the life and work of the Scripture scholar Luke Timothy Johnson, and to his most recent book, Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic...

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Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.