This blog series spotlights 50 NT scholars and their research. The goal of this series is to introduce readers to a wider circle of scholarship than they have encountered. The majority of people on this list are early or mid-career NT scholars who are doing great research and writing.
Explain why you love teaching and/or writing, and why it brings you vocational satisfaction.
What is one “big idea,” emphasis, or theme in your scholarship that you hope impacts the way students and scholars read and understand the NT?
(my PhD supervisor) for his clarity, erudition, and intellectual honesty. Matthew Levering, for the rare combination of brilliance, industriousness, and deep humility.
Richard Bauckham & Trevor Hart, Hope Against Hope: Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium
Stephen Barton, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels
R. T. France, Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher
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The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing
Reading the Gospels Wisely
Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew
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If you ran into me at SBL, and you didn’t want to talk about New Testament studies, what would you want to talk about?
Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Way to a Whole, Meaningful, and Flourishing Life (forthcoming, Brazos Press, late 2020). I think this is best book I’ve written so far. It represents many years of learning to read the Bible as a wise and sophisticated philosophy of life.
Also, keep an eye out for Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey (Baker, Nov 2020) co-written with Constantine R. Campbell