FREDRIKSEN, Paula. Paul: The Pagan’s Apostle. Yale: Yale University Press, 2017. pp. 336. $44.27 (Hardcover). ISBN: 978-0300225884. “Something is going on in Pauline studies.” So writes Paula Fredriksen in the closing pages of her recently published Paul: The Pagan’s Apostle. By “something” (italics hers), she refers predominantly to the emerging “Paul Within Judaism” school that renders “another […]
LEITHART, Peter J. The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2016. pp. 225. $21.99 (Hardback). ISBN: 978-1-58743-377-1. As of 2003, there are roughly one thousand distinct Christian denominations in the United States. It was the prayer of Jesus that his children will join together as “one” as God […]
JOHNSON, Luke Timothy. The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive Art. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. pp. 256. $25.00 (Hardback). ISBN: 978-0-8028-0383-2. Luke Timothy Johnson’s The Revelatory Body offers the bold thesis that “the human body is the preeminent arena of God’s revelation in the world.” While many will welcome the claim that the human body […]
Review of God, Grace, and Righteousness in Wisdom of Solomon and Paul’s Letter to the Romans by Jonathan Linebaugh
Linebaugh, Jonathan Andrew. God, Grace, and Righteousness in Wisdom of Solomon and Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Texts in Conversation. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 152. Leiden: Brill. 2013. 282 pages. $141.00 (Hardback). ISBN 978-9004252943. In this volume, his revised 2011 doctoral thesis from Durham University under John M. G. Barclay, Jonathan Linebaugh seeks to place Romans […]
Adam Kolman Marshak. The Many Faces of Herod the Great. Eerdmans, 2015. 400 pgs. $35 (Paperback). ISBN 978-0-8028-6605-9. In The Many Faces of Herod the Great, Adam Kolman Marshak offers a fresh and compelling historiographical account of one of the more misunderstood figures in antiquity. While he agrees that Herod does, at times, play the […]
Owens, Mark D. As It Was in the Beginning: An Intertextual Analysis of New Creation in Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015. Paperback. 241 pages. Retail: $29.00. ISBN: 9781498202404 In As It Was in the Beginning, Mark D. Owens compares “new creation” concepts in Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians through an intertextual […]
Crispin Fletcher-Louis. Jesus Monotheism, Volume 1, Christological Origins: The Emerging Consensus and Beyond. Cascade Books, 2015. 367 pgs. $43 (Paperback). ISBN 978-1-62032-889-7. Crispin Fletcher-Louis’s Jesus Monotheism sets out in four volumes a new paradigm for the shape and origins of early christological monotheism. The present volume under review lays the foundation for the remainder of […]
Barclay, John. Paul & the Gift. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015. 582 pages + 74 pages of bibliography and indices. Hardcover. Retail: $70.00. As in Barclay’s previous monographs, though here to greater extent, he has offered the Pauline community an absolute tour de force. This massive tome attempts, through the sophisticated analytic of distinguishing between the […]
Heilig, Christoph. Hidden Criticism?: The Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul. Wissenchaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testamentum II.392. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. 160 pages + 39 pages bibliography & indices. Softcover. Retail: €69.00. Questions concerning the New Testament’s relationship to aspects of the Roman Empire—and in particular the political claims […]
Matthew W. Bates. The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament & Early Christian Interpretation of the Old Testament. Oxford University Press, 2015. 234 pgs. ₤55 (Hardback). ISBN 978-0-19-872956-3. In his recent monograph, The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament & Early Christian Interpretation of the […]
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