Christopher W. Skinner & Kelly R. Iverson (eds.)
Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul: Essays in Honor of Frank J. Matera
Atlanta: SBL, 2012.
Available at Amazon.com
I first came across the work of Fr. Frank Matera while in seminary where I read extensively through Matera’s Ph.D thesis on The Kingship of Jesus: Composition Theology in Mark 15 as part of my honours thesis. I’ve also benefited immensely from his Galatians commentary (Sacra Pagina series). It is quite fitting then that a man who has served seminarians, academia, and the church should be honored with a festschrift on the Gospels and Paul (the two areas that Matera has worked in). The essays include:
Kelly R. Iverson
An Enemy of the Gospel? Anti-Paulinisms and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew
Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B.
Matthew 5:17–18 and the Matthean Use of Δικαιοσύνη
Jack Dean Kingsbury
The Christology of Mark and the Son of Man
John R. Donahue, S.J.
The Lure of Wealth: Does Mark Have a Social Gospel?
Paul J. Achtemeier
Jesus and the Human Condition in Mark’s Gospel: Divine Grace and the Shattering of Human Illusions
Paul’s Witness to Biblical Monotheism as Isaiah’s Servant in Acts
John P. Meier
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants in the Vineyard: Is the Gospel of Thomas Independent of the Synoptics?
From the Acts of the Apostles to Paul: Shaking of the Muffled Majesty of Impersonal Authorship
Michael J. Gorman
Cruciformity according to Jesus and Paul
A. Andrew Das
Galatians 3:10: A “Newer Perspective” on an Omitted Premise
Luke Timothy Johnson
The Body in Question: The Social Complexities of Resurrection
Faith, Christ, and Paul’s Theology of Salvation History
Raymond F. Collins
From Παρουσία to Ἐπιφάνεια: The Transformation of a Pauline Motif
Christopher W. Skinner
Virtue in the New Testament: The Legacies of Paul and John in Comparative Perspective
A good all-round collection of essays. I esp. liked the ones by Iverson, Kingsbury, Gorman, Das, and Brown.