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A New(ish) Journal  (Post by Larry Hurtado)

larryhurtado | September 10, 2011 at 8:48 am | Tags: Important publications, NT Studies | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pYZXr-c3

At the recent British NT Conference, the publishers, Mohr Siebeck kindly gave each of us a sample copy of their new journal, Early Christianity (edited by J. Frey, C. . Rothchild, J. Schroeter, F. Watson), which commenced publication in 2010.  The sample issue, vol. 1, part 3 (2010) has a focus on “Recent Trends in Jesus Research”, with major articles by J.D.G. Dunn, “The Thought World of Jesus”; Roland Deines, “Jesus and the Jewish Traditions of His Time”; Sean Freyne, “Jesus of Galilee:  Implications and Possibilities”; Maratin Ebner, “Face to Face-Widerstand im Sinn der Gottesherrschaft.  Jesu Warnehmung seines sozialen Umfeldes im Spiegel seiner Beispielgeschichten” (=”Face-to-Face Resistance in light of God’s Kingdom:  Jesus’ Perception of his Social Setting as Reflected in his Parable-Stories”); and Samuel Byrskog, “The Transmission of the Jesus Tradition:  Old and New Insights”.

In addition, there is a valuable survey by J. K. Zangenberg, “Archaeological News from the Galilee:  Tiberias, Magdala and Rural Galilee”, and notices of two major research/publication projects:

K. Bertheolot & T. Legrand report on the new French-Canadian Qumran Library Project supported by Les Editions du Cerf (Paris) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which will involve Qumran texts in original languages with a fresh French translation.

Andrew Gregory and Christopher Tuckett report on the “Oxford Early Christian Gospel Texts” project (published by Oxford University Press), a series of volumes in which extra-canonical gospel texts are given fresh introductions, a critical edition of the text in original language, English translation, and critical notes.  Two volumes in the project have already appeared:  The Gospel of Mary (ed. C. Tuckett, 2007), and Gospel Fragments (eds. T. Kraus, M. Kruger and T. Nicklas, 2009).

Judged by this sample issue, Early Christianity looks like a valuable new journal in the field.  In future postings I’ll comment further on some of the articles in this issue.

James Taylor writes Fenway Anthem and Speaks about his Love for the Sox
Life Goals--- Have You Any?
Irenaeus on the Trinity---- Part One
The Connectional Table says Farewell to the Connection

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