Ben White is an up-and-coming young scholar at The King’s College in New York City who has just published his study of 2 Corinthians with Mohr Siebeck. In the following interview, we talk about the premise of his book, Pain and Paradox in 2 Corinthians: The Transformative Function of Strength in Weakness, and its value for the academy and the church.[Read more…]
COMMUNITY, CULTURE, AND THE QUEST FOR DISCOVERY
A Conversation with Robert W. Yarbrough
From lumberjack to professor may not be the most obvious career change, but for Robert W. Yarbrough, both represent hard labor. During his thirty-six years of teaching, Yarbrough, professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in Missouri, has traveled the world teaching in theological schools from Sudan to Hong Kong. He is the author of four commentaries (on John, Romans, the Pastoral Epistles, and 1–3 John). His book Clash of Visions: Populism and Elitism in New Testament Theology (Mentor, 2019) explores contrasting approaches to biblical interpretation.
In a recent interview with Didaktikos editor Douglas Estes, Yarbrough reflected on his approach to teaching—particularly cultivating a sense of discovery and a spirit of community.[Read more…]
The Oxford University Press Handbooks are renowned as go-to volumes for students and scholars alike when embarking on research in new topics, or for seasoned scholars who desire efficiency when seeking to grasp the essential bibliographies for any number of issues within biblical and religious studies.
Over the next few weeks, the Academic Blog will publish a series of interviews with the editors of a number of the OUP Handbooks, which have just been made available for pre-order on Logos.
Our first interviewee is John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University, who is the editor of the OUP Handbook on Apocalyptic Literature.[Read more…]
What’s your background (academic and otherwise) and how did that prepare you to write Paul and the Image of God?
I grew up in a small, charming town in Tennessee, USA, where I fell in love with Bible and Theology during my undergrad (a BA in Religious Studies) at Lee University. From there, my wife and I hopped around a bit–from Tennessee to St Andrews for an MLitt in Bible, to Duke Divinity School for a ThM in New Testament, and then back to St Andrews for a PhD in New Testament with Tom Wright.[Read more…]
“Every theology is contextual.” So opens the preface in each volume of the Asia Bible Commentary. The commentary series stands on the premise that our “understanding of the Bible is influenced by our historical and social locations.” The momentous task undertaken by the Asia Bible Commentary (ABC) is to give voice to Asian evangelical scholars in whose homelands Christianity is spreading like untempered fire but sound exegesis of the biblical text historically is lacking, where the prosperity gospel and native religion threaten pure doctrine. The ABC bolsters the preaching of the Word in a global context.
I put a number of questions to Rico Villanueva (former General Editor) and Andrew Spurgeon (current General Editor) in a brief interview recounted below. We at Logos are very excited to have a number of volumes in the ABC series now available for your digital library. Stay tuned for more interviews with the authors and editors of Langham Publishing in the coming weeks.[Read more…]
Leading up to Easter, my family was looking for something to watch. Our typical Easter plans were ruined by the quarantine, and we hoped to find a digital experience that would help to fill that void. My wife suggested The Chosen. I am not really a fan of media attempts to capture gospel stories. I was more interested in finding a lecture by a theologian. I was outvoted, however, and we settled on the chosen. I opened my laptop to absentmindedly peruse Facebook. There’s no way this show is any good.
I was wrong.[Read more…]
Dr. Mark Ward has written a fantastic book recently addressing numerous issues around the use of the King James Version of the Bible in the church today. Mark’s work is thorough, gracious, and scholarly, and I welcomed the chance to sit down with him recently to talk about Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible. As you’ll see, his answers are robust. Check it out, and leave comments below.[Read more…]
The short window is closing in which to pre-order Mike Bird’s newest book, co-authored with N. T Wright, so we reached out to Mike to hear a new perspective on the book that is set to change how the NT is studied in the English-speaking world.[Read more…]
In the following interview, Scott Mackie speaks about his recent publication with T&T Clark, The Letter to the Hebrews: Critical Readings (T&T Clark Critical Readings in Biblical Studies; London: Bloomsbury, 2018). Scott is a passionate and lifelong student of Hebrews, having written numerous scholarly articles on the letter over his career. He is perhaps the best living guide for this NT letter known so well for its rich metaphors and use of the OT. Below, Scott describes the greatest influences in his own scholarship on Hebrews and the value of his Critical Readings to your own research.[Read more…]