It is unusual to find a book as scholastically competent as this and at the same time as thoroughly interesting and attention-compelling. Dr. W.D. Davies, now professor of Biblical Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York, restudies the interaction of Judaism and Christianity in the first century, contending that the time for a resumption of the quest for the historical Jesus, without whom there would be no ""Kerygma"" for the early Church to proclaim. There is a fresh and suggestive study of the valid contribution the Dead Sea Scrolls have made to the understanding of Christian origins, and much, much more, including two provocative chapters on the pattern of Church life and the ministry of today as illuminated by the New Testament. The book is refreshing, informing, and competent, and is especially recommended to the ordained and the sub-ordained. Dr. Davies brings Biblical study at a deep level to life.