January 19, 2021

Wright, N.T. and Michael F. Bird. The New Testament in Its World (Zondervan Academic). 992 Pages; List Price, HB $59.99.   Book Description: The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright. An ideal guide for… Read more

January 19, 2021

Smith, Mitzi and Yung Suk Kim, Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction (Wipf & Stock, 2018). 364 Pages; List Price, Paperback $44.00 & Hardcover $64.00.   Book Description: Toward Decentering the New Testament is the first introductory text to the New Testament written by an African American woman biblical scholar and an Asian-American male biblical scholar. This text privileges the voices, scholarship, and concerns of minoritized nonwhite peoples and communities. It is written from the perspectives of minoritized voices…. Read more

January 19, 2021

Luke Timothy Johnson. The Writings of the New Testament. Third Edition (Fortress Press, 2010). 544 pages. HB, retail $55. Book Description:  Luke Timothy Johnson offers a compelling interpretation of the New Testament as a witness to the rise of early faith in Jesus. Critically judicious and theologically attuned to the role of the New Testament in the life of the church, Johnson deftly guides his reader through a wealth of historical and literary description and invites critical reflection on the meaning… Read more

January 19, 2021

This is a blog series featuring contributors to the new book, Cruciform Scripture. Today we have Ben Blackwell. Cruciform Scripture is a book in the field of New Testament theology, the work is written in honor of the scholarship of Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Ben Blackwell Chapter Eight: “The Holy Spirit, Justification, and Participation in the Divine Life in Galatians” Tell us about your connection to the honoree, Michael Gorman. I met Mike Gorman when I was starting my PhD work on theosis… Read more

January 17, 2021

Campbell, Constantine R. and Jonathan T. Pennington. Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture (Baker Academic, 2020). 432 Pages; List Price, HB $54.99. Book Description: Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture is designed to meet the needs of contemporary evangelical undergraduates. This survey textbook effectively covers the New Testament books and major topics in the New Testament, assuming no prior academic study of the Bible. Many introductions to the New Testament focus on critical issues such as authorship, background, and history. While… Read more

January 16, 2021

This is a blog series featuring contributors to the new book, Cruciform Scripture. Today we have Andy Johnson. Cruciform Scripture is a book in the field of New Testament theology, the work is written in honor of the scholarship of Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Andy Johnson Chapter Twelve: “The Past, Present, and Future of Bodily Resurrection as Salvation: Christ, Church, and Cosmos”   Tell us about your connection to the honoree, Michael Gorman. I met Mike over fifteen years ago at an SBL… Read more

January 15, 2021

David Wenham, Steve Walton, I. Howard Marshall, Stephen Travis, Ian Paul. Exploring the New Testament, 2-volume set (SPCK, IVP Academic, 2021) 3rd Ed, Revised and Expanded Book Description:  Volume 1: Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts; 384 Pages; List Price, PB $35.00 – Forthcoming, March 30, 2021   Volume 2: Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters and Revelation; 400 Pages; List Price, $35.00 – Forthcoming, March 30, 2021 Written by scholars with… Read more

January 15, 2021

Marianne Meye Thompson, Joel B. Green, Paul J. Achtemeier. Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology (Eerdmans, 2001). 636 Pages; List Price, HB $48.00. Book Description: Introducing the New Testament is an outstanding guide to the writings of the New Testament for readers ranging from Bible students to those approaching the Christian Scriptures for the first time. Written by three leading Bible specialists, this book discusses in a clear and balanced way the New Testament’s literature, its message, and… Read more

January 14, 2021

This is a blog series featuring contributors to the new book, Cruciform Scripture. Today we have Drew Strait. Cruciform Scripture is a book in the field of New Testament theology, the work is written in honor of the scholarship of Dr. Michael J. Gorman. Drew Strait Chapter Eleven: “An Alternative Global Imaginary: Imperial Rome’s Pax Romana and Luke’s ‘Counter-Violent’ Missio Dei” Tell us about your connection to the honoree, Michael Gorman. I had the distinct privilege of teaching New Testament with Mike at St. Mary’s Ecumenical… Read more

January 14, 2021

Hagner, Donald A. The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction. (Baker Academic, 2012). 896 Pages; List Price, HB $60.00. Book Description: This substantial introduction explores the origin and character of the New Testament writings. Donald Hagner deals with the New Testament both historically and theologically, employing the framework of salvation history. He treats the New Testament as a coherent body of texts and stresses the unity of the New Testament without neglecting its variety. Although the volume covers typical… Read more




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