We are thrilled this week to present an interview recently conducted with Steve Reece, Professor of Classical Languages at Saint Olaf College, on his recent book, Paul’s Large Letters: Paul’s Autographic Subscription in the Light of Ancient Epistolary Conventions. [Read more…]
We continue our LNTS interview series with a stimulating conversation with Dorothea Bertschmann on her book, Bowing Before Christ – Nodding to the State? Dorothea discusses the power of the “political” Paul through examination of two theological powerhouses who have dominated the discussion. Her argument is a sublime petition for balance in the consideration and utilization of the apostle Paul in the church’s engagement with the worldly powers that be.
I had the great pleasure recently of reading Jamie Davies’ Paul Among the Apocalypses?: An Evaluation of the “Apocalyptic Paul” in the Context of Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature, his contribution to T&T Clark’s Library of New Testament Studies monograph series. Jamie and I sat down for a conversation about Paul, the meaning of “apocalyptic,” and how the church stands to benefit from recent scholarship on the issue. [Read more…]
I recently had the privilege of sitting down (virtually) with the three editors of a large collection of essays by leading biblical scholars and theologians engaging with the highly esteemed and highly controversial N.T. Wright. That volume is God and the Faithfulness of Paul (GFP), edited by Christoph Heilig, J. Thomas Hewitt, and Michael F. Bird. [Read more…]
Sometimes you just need four concise points to deliver a compelling message. Paul Sloan does that for us in this week’s edition of “What makes a good biblical scholar or theologian?” [Read more…]
June is a busy month full of academic conferences in the UK. I’ve been running around the country these past few weeks trying to cram in as many conferences, symposiums, and whatever-you-want-to-call-them’s as possible, as the blog will attest here, here and here. In fact, I have yet-to-publish reports on two Durham conferences, the “Reading Paul Today” symposium in which senior scholars engaged with John Barclay’s book, Paul and the Gift, as well as MediaLit, put on by the CODEC Digital Theology research group here in Durham (stay tuned for these over the coming weeks). There have been some conferences, however, like the Tyndale House Fellowship Conference 2018 held in Cambridge last week, that I just could not make it out to. Luckily for me (and for you) I have friends who were there. [Read more…]
Ah yes . . . that demure grey cover, concealing a brilliant blue cloth cover embossed with distinctive gold lettering. The iconic design of a Mohr Siebeck volume leaves the impression of professionalism and integrity. But the innovative force of a Mohr Siebeck monograph is the text printed inside. [Read more…]
I had the great honor of interviewing Stephen Chester, Professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, about his new book, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives (Eerdmans, 2017). In the interview, Stephen talks about his reasons for writing this game-changing monograph, the differences between various Reformed viewpoints, and where we go from here in Pauline studies. [Read more…]
The Mohr Siebeck Interviews are a chance to hear from some of the most influential authors in Pauline studies of the past few decades. In this short series, we will be hearing from a number of outstanding scholars, including Marvin Pate, Seyoon Kim, and Jimmy Dunn.
For the first interview, I had the opportunity to correspond with Marvin Pate on his book, The Reverse of the Curse: Paul, Wisdom, and the Law, published originally with Mohr Siebeck in 2000, and part of the 15-volume Mohr Siebeck Perspectives on Paul, Judaism, and the Law, now in pre-publication for the Logos library. [Read more…]