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.
James Dunn, Jesus and the Spirit, I was thrilled that exegesis can be meticulous and solid but without losing the bigger picture and the gift of imagination.
Larry Hurtado, One Lord, One God, teaching me that sometimes critical questions can turn into unquestioned answers and need to be tickled a little bit with new questions.
Urich Luz, Das Evangelium nach Matthäus, pioneering reception history in all its dimensions, including art.
Read Bertschmann’s Work
Bowing before Christ- Nodding to the State? Reading Paul politically with Oliver O’Donovan and John Howard Yoder (2014, Library of New Testament Studies, T&T Clark/Bloomsbury)
‘ “What does not kill me makes me stronger” – Epictetus and Paul on Suffering’ in Dodson, Joseph R./ Briones, David E. (eds), Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Academic, 2019)
‘Suffering, Sin and Death in Paul’ in Kilby, Karen/Davies, Rachel (eds), Suffering and the Christian Life (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2020), 3-23
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?
What is a research/writing project you are working on right now that you are excited about?