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Paul and Judaism Revisited: A Study of Divine and Human Agency in Salvation

IVP Academic have sent this new work by Preston Sprinkle for review: Ever since E. P. Sanders published Paul and Palestinian Judaism in 1977, students of Paul have been probing, weighing and debating the similarities and dissimilarities between the understandings of salvation in Judaism and in Paul. Do they really share a common notion of divine and human …

A New Volume by Amy-Jill Levine

Do check it out!   The Jewish Annotated New Testament Although major New Testament figures–Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus’ mother Mary and Mary Magdalene–were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture …

Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels

Eerdman’s have sent a copy of James D.G. Dunn’s newest book- Jesus, Paul and the Gospels. This compact theological primer from a widely respected scholar offers a well-integrated and illuminating approach to a variety of basic issues in the study of the New Testament: Where, why, and how the Gospels were written and what we …

Paul Anderson on ‘The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel’

Paul responds to my latest review-entry. Again, I appreciate Jim West’s engagement of chapters 8 and 9, and will point the reader to the contents to get a fuller sense of topics addressed. With Jim, there’s a lot in these chapters worth thinking about; more than can be discussed in even an extensive review. Nonetheless, …

Please People, For Pete’s Sake, Stop Calling it ‘New’

The so called ‘New Pauline Perspective’ is all the rage these days- or at least discussion of it is.  It’s gotten to the point where you can’t pick up a roll of toilet paper without seeing ‘NPP’ on it.   But come on, jump on the reality train for a minute and think about it- …

Crossley’s ‘Reading the New Testament’ – Chapter 7

Paul.  What an enigma.  Was he a Lutheran before Luther (as so many would have us believe)?  Did Luther even get Paul right?  Or for that matter, did Augustine get Paul right?  And then did Luther get Augustine’s getting of Paul right?  I don’t think so.  I don’t think Augustine rightly understood Paul and I …

Crossley’s ‘Reading the New Testament’ – Chapter 6

This very brief chapter covers a very large theme- Christology.  How did Jesus become Christ?  The answer to that is sought in the work of Maurice Casey and Larry Hurtado and the reader is ever so briefly yet succinctly introduced to their suggested solutions. [Before I get any further into my equally brief remarks, matching …

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement explores the events, people, and writings surrounding the founding of the early Jesus movement in the mid to late first century. The essays are divided into four parts, focused upon the movement’s formation, the production of its early Gospels, description of the Jesus movement itself, and …

Der Römerbrief: Rechenschaft eines Reformators

V&R have provided a copy of Der Römerbrief: Rechenschaft eines Reformators. Paulus gilt als Grundlage der Reformation, aber seine reformatorische Auslegung geriet in Misskredit. Die lutherische Tradition betont einseitig die individuelle Funktion des Gesetzes, das in innere Konflikte führt. Dagegen stellt die „New Perspective on Paul“ den sozialen Konflikt zwischen Israel und anderen Völkern und …

The Bible and Critical Theory, Vol 7, No 2 (2011) is Out

You can read the various essays and reviews here.  It includes a piece by James Crossley– In a recent book I argued that the contemporary scholarly rhetoric of a ‘Jewish Jesus’ who consist-ently transcends the Judaism(s) constructed by scholarship is, in part, the product of dominant Anglo-American attitudes towards the Middle East over the past …

Luther and the Beloved Community: A Path for Christian Theology after Christendom

The brilliant folk at Eerdmans have sent this interesting looking volume (about which, to be honest, I had never heard) for review. Is Christian belief tenable today? Is it possible to be a creedal Christian? With the help of Martin Luther, Paul Hinlicky here explores classical Christian beliefs regarding the person and work of Christ …

Cultural Shifts and Ritual Transformations in Reformation Europe

This volume honors the work of a scholar who has been active in the field of early modern history for over four decades. In that time, Susan Karant-Nunn’s work challenged established orthodoxies, pushed the envelope of historical genres, and opened up new avenues of research and understanding, which came to define the contours of the …

2021: The ‘Let’s Hope It’s Not Another 2020, but it Started Off Pretty Horribly And Ended Better’ Edition of the Biblical Studies Carnival

Carnival: The word is said to come from the Late Latin expression carne levare, which means “remove meat”; a folk etymology derives it from carne vale, “farewell to meat”. The etymology of the word Carnival thus points to a Christian origin of the celebratory period. In keeping with the word’s meaning, this month’s carnival is vegan.  There will …

Majority World Theology: Christian Doctrine in Global Context

More Christians now live in the Majority World than in Europe and North America. Yet most theological literature does not reflect the rising tide of Christian reflection coming from these regions. If we take seriously the Spirit’s movement around the world, we must consider how the rich textures of Christianity in the Majority World can enliven, …

The Pandemic Super Stupendous Biblical Studies Carnival: October Edition (Posted 1 November) – Now With More Puppies

Last month’s Carnival, hosted by Brent Niedergall, had a Dr Seuss theme. If you haven’t had a chance to look at it, do so. It will put a smile on your face.  Then come on back and enjoy the Pandemic Super Stupendous Biblical Studies Carnival; Now with More Puppies.© Hebrew Bible/ LXX Jonathan Robker is …

Petrusliteratur und Petrusarchäologie: Römische Begegnungen

Peter was a central figure of emerging Christianity that has shaped an important branch of early Christian literature and has been linked to an early and equally important local tradition in Rome. However, both lines of the reception of Peter have only been linked occasionally, and at a relatively late point in time. In this …

A Most Excellent Way: An Essay on Faith, Hope, and Love

This new book is an English translation of Une voie infiniment supérieure: Essai sur la foi, l’espérance et l’amour by Christophe Chalamet. Faith, hope, and love are the three core realities of Christian existence. Far from being self-grounded, they are rooted in God’s action and being in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reflecting on the …

Dualismus, Dämonologie und diabolische Figuren

Published in German.  Dualistic worldviews and demonic or devilish figures make frequent and varied appearances in both early Jewish and early Christian texts. By setting out the background and charting the development of these notions in Second Temple Judaism, this volume explains New Testament traditions within early Jewish contexts, focusing on issues of the origins …

The Council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545-1700)

Volume One of this three volume series has been reviewed previously, here.  The publisher also sent volumes two and three for review. And, as always, people interested in any V&R publications in North America can order them from their distribution partner, ISD. Exactly 450 years after the solemn closure of the Council of Trent on …

One Carnival to Rule them All: January, 2019

Introductory Matters January is always an exciting month.  It kicks off a new year and it begins with a celebration of the greatest of all the Christian theologians and exegetes, Huldrych Zwingli.  But, believe it or not, I’m not going to talk about Zwingli.  Or Luther.  Or Calvin.  Or any of that historical theology stuff.  …