I want to launch a series whereby bibliobloggers nominate “a book that you’d be surprised that I like.”
Now most readers of this blog will know by now the kind of authors that I like, love me some Wright, Hays, Hurtado, McKnight, Dunn, Witherington, etc. And I’m generally into NT theology, commentaries, and histories.
In particular, I am a Gospel of Mark fanboy. While I have several favourite Mark commentaries (Gundry, Boring, Evans, Collins, etc.) one of the commentaries I enjoyed the most was a little known one by Herman C. Waetjen, A Reordering of Power: A Socio-Political Reading of Mark’s Gospel (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989/Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2014).
I’d like to tag several bibliobloggers to also write a blog post on “a book that you’d be surprised to learn that I like.”