Book Notice: The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament

I. Howard Marshall, Volker Rabens, and Cornelis Bennema (editors)
The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament and Christian Theology
Essays in Honor of Max Turner
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012.
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Max Turner has had a distinguished career in NT studies as both a teacher, supervisor, and author. His work on the Holy Spirit has moved the conversation forward in several ways (esp. in Luke-Acts) and his many articles about the Holy Spirit are a good introduction for students on issues in pneumatology. We all eagerly await as well his forthcoming Ephesians commentary in the NIGTC. This collection of essays by Max’s former students, colleagues, and friends honors his work in these areas.

Some good essays are in this volume by the likes of D.A. Carson, James Dunn, Steve Walton, Joel Green, Mark Strauss, Robert Wall, and others. I particularly liked the essays by Chris Tilling on “Ephesians and Divine-Christology,” Robert Wall’s canonical reading of Titus 3:5-6 in “Salvation’s Bath by the Spirit,” and also Richard Bauckham on “Moses as ‘God’ in Philo of Alexandria?”

A fine collection of essays in honor of a worthy recipient.

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