Black's New Testament Commentaries are already well known from the half dozen volumes that have appeared in as many years. The Harper edition is prepared from the British plates of Adam and Charles Black. The Birth of the New Testament is the introduction to the whole series, which has yet six more volumes to go. Professor Moule, who is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge, has done great service by bringing into a terse, readable volume the best insights of a very complex discipline, form criticism. His deft touch with the historical and cultural situation of the emerging New Testament Church makes it possible for one to read the New Testament with a new appreciation of its power and its message. This is no volume for beginners in New Testament study, but clergymen, teachers and other interpreters of Scripture will be pleased to have so much said so well with such brevity. For such men this is a fundamental and necessary book.