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?
Who is your academic hero and why?
Name a few academic books that were formative for you as a student.
(1) Joachim Jeremias, The Eucharistic Words of Jesus: Study Edition (SCM, 1966).
(2) N. T. Wright, The Climax of the Covenant (Fortress, 1993).
(3) James Kugel, The Bible as It Was (Harvard University Press, 1997).
Read Barber’s Books
Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (Augustine Institute, 2019). Despite the subtitle, I hope non-Catholics will find it interesting and helpful. I am grateful that Ben Blackwell and Joshua Jipp have endorsed it.