Henry Chadwick in the Church of England Newspaper
.. a work of comprehensive, careful and controversial scholarship ... will add notably to the equipment of every serious student of the New Testament.'
Times Literary Supplement
'The author of this important book is one of the leading New Testament scholars of the day... He has produced a book, based on a lifetime of study, which is highly stimulating, and will command respect even where it provokes disagreement.'
'Professor CulImann covers an immense field, but this book is the product of reflection over many years. It reveals deep and searching thought and the disciplined use of a powerful mind; and the result is a book of mark.'