The Sheffield Reader series collects the best articles on a specific topic from the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. The range of each volume reflects the breadth of the journal itself. Hence the reader will find groundbreaking studies that introduce new critical questions and move into fresh areas of enquiry, surveys of the state of play in a particular topic, and articles that engage with each other in specific debates. For undergraduates these books offer an invaluable critical introduction to a particular subject. More advanced students and scholars can use the volumes to find background material for their own area of interest, or to gain an overview of the research in an area outside their speciality.