Acts of Thomas Review Published

My review of Attridge's translation of the Acts of Thomas has been published in Review of Biblical Literature. As you will see on sites like Amazon.com, as well as in my review, this offers a scholarly translation plus some introduction and comments for a very affordable price.   [Read more...]

Got Religion?

I’m delighted to be part of the Patheos book club about Naomi Schaefer Riley’s book Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back. Don’t miss that there is a giveaway if you don’t already have a copy of the book! The book seeks to make sense of the current generation of [Read More...]

Never Pray Again

The bloggers at Two Friars and a Fool have written a book, Never Pray Again: Lift Your Head, Unfold Your Hands, and Get To Work, and I was invited to participate in a blog tour about it. See their interview with Carol Howard Merritt for more general information about the book, as well as the [Read More...]

Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders

I am delighted to be part of the Patheos Book Club on Garrett Glass’ novel Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders. Please do visit the Book Club page here, and what other Patheos bloggers like Tim Suttle have had to say about the novel. The novel offers a fictional account of Jesus (I will use that more familiar [Read More...]

Komarnitsky Doubting Jesus’ Resurrection (Second Edition)

I have been meaning to post about the second edition of an interesting book by Kris Komarnitsky, Doubting Jesus’ Resurrection: What Happened in the Black Box?, exploring what natural explanation is possible for the rise of Christian belief in the resurrection. I’m kind of glad I waited, because now I can also point to Richard [Read More...]

Review of Jesus of Nazareth by Maurice Casey (Part 1)

T&T Clark kindly sent me a review copy of Maurice Casey’s monumental opus Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian’s Account of his Life and Teaching.Since Casey’s more recent book focused on mythicism builds heavily on the treatment of the details of the life of Jesus in this earlie volume from 2010, i thought I had [Read More...]

Secret Scriptures Revealed Reviewed

I am grateful to Eerdmans for providing me with a free review copy of Tony Burke's recent book, Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha. As Burke says towards the end of the penultimate chapter, his book “is merely an appetizer; the main course awaits” (p.150). The volume manages to squeeze in [Read More...]

Brief Review of Maurice Casey’s New Book on Mythicism

Diglotting has posted a brief review of Maurice Casey’s latest book, Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths?, which is now available for purchase for Kindle, and will be available in print form in the next few months. I had the opportunity to read an earlier draft of the manuscript, and am looking forward to [Read More...]

Logos Jesus Studies Collection

I have been overdue for some time to blog about the Logos Jesus Studies Collection, a set of books which converge on the figure of Jesus from different angles. The volumes are important ones, their contents fascinating and useful to scholar and interested general reader alike. This is truly a wonderful set of resources. Richard [Read More...]

First Review of Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith

I think the review by Jonathan Lomas in Thinking Faith may be the first published review of the book I co-edited with Andrew Crome, Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith. The review provides a great overview of the book. Here’s the conclusion: As co-editor James F. McGrath notes, ‘One can readily discuss very serious topics related [Read More...]

Coffee With Jesus (A Review)

I am grateful to IVP for sending me a complementary review copy of David Wilkie’s Coffee with Jesus. I hope that most people are already familiar with the comic series on the Radio Free Babylon website, which has been widely shared (and sometimes imitated) online. The cartoon uses the same figures in the same poses over [Read More...]


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