Review of The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literat...

Rey, Jean-Sébastien, ed. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literature. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 102. Leiden: Brill, 2014. 355 + xvi pages. Hardcover. 121€/$166. This volume, the latest installment of the prestigious and important Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah series, is devoted to the question of the interrelationship of Pauline literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The collection contains 15 articles (10 in English, 5 in French) from a constellation of internationally recognized experts. In his introduction to the volume Jean-Sébastien Rey articulates three goals for the volume: it is designed to 1)...

Review of Justificat...

There continues to be a swirl of popular interest in the now not-so-new “New Perspective on Paul.” In Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking a Pauline Theme, Stephen Westerholm attempts “to update and to make more widely accessible earlier work” (viii), and thus...

Review of Reality, G...

Brueggemann, Walter. Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014. 165 pages. Softcover. Retail: $15.00. In Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks, Walter Brueggemann suggests that the ancient Israelite ideological crisis caused by the...

Review of The Role o...

Wilkin, Robert N., Thomas R. Schreiner, James D. G. Dunn, Michael P. Barber, and Alan P. Stanley.Four Views On the Role of Works at the Final Judgment. Edited by Alan P. Stanley. Counterpoints. Bible and Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. 234 pages. Softcover. Retail: $17.99. ISBN:...

Review of Jesus Rese...

Edited by James H. Charlesworth; with Brian Rhea and Petr Pokorný. Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perception. Eerdmans, 2014. 1053 pgs. $35.00 (Paperback). ISBN 978-0-8028-6728-5. The recently released compendium, Jesus Research (2014), is a collection of papers originally presented at...

Review of Union w...

Macaskill, Grant. Union with Christ in the New Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 308 pages + 45 pages bibliography and indices. Hardcover. Retail: £75.00 ISBN: 978-0199684298. Long a pillar of Eastern Orthodox theology, theosis has been generating increasing interest across...

Review of Evangelica...

Hays, Christopher M. and Christopher B. Ansberry, eds. Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism. London: SPCK, 2013. 241 pgs. Paperback. £17.99 ISBN: 9780281067329. Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism is a collection of essays written in response...

Review of The Father...

Nicholas E. Lombardo. The Father’s Will: Christ’s Crucifixion and the Goodness of God. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 270 pages. Hardcover. £65. ISBN – 978-0-19-968858 In The Father’s Will, Nicholas Lombardo provides an apologetic angle on the crucifixion, seeking to prove the...

Review of Union w...

Constantine Campbell. Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study. Zondervan: Grand Rapids, 2012. 463 pgs. (Paperback). $34.99. 0310329051 Campbell seeks to approach the subject “union with Christ” as a New Testament theologian, that is, his approach is exegetically grounded...

Review of The Presen...

C.H. Dodd. The Present Task of New Testament Studies: An Inaugural Lecture Delivered in the Divinity School on Tuesday 2 June 1936. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1936 (reprint 2014). Pp. 41. Paper. £7.99. 978-1-107-63545-6. This reprint of Dodd’s 1936 inaugural lecture at the...

Christians in an Age...

Stewardship is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I currently work in the Purchasing department at Biola University. From office supplies and furniture, construction and facilities projects, materials and rentals for university events, cadavers and live specimens for biological...