Hengel...here marshals a vast body of learning to illuminate brilliantly a few specific questions about the New Testament.... For anyone who has read much in contemporary European New Testament scholarship, this wise little book will come as a tonic. And for the beginning adult student of the New Testament, the book will serve as an excellent introduction to the question of historicity in early Christian writings.
'Review for Religious'
The book is extremely well written and gives evidence of an astonishing command of ancient literature.
'Journal of the American Academy of Religion'