Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Read and watch

I wanted to give a heads-up to all my readers to a book and a lecture published/released recently by one of my teachers, Luke Timothy Johnson. He's been a terrific mentor thus far and every time I get to learn from him has been a real treat in scholarship, laughter, and collegiality. For others who are interested in his work, there's a couple things I want to mention.

First, check out this book, fresh off the press:

This is a collection of 35 essays that Luke has published over the decades of his amazing career divided into five categories that show just how widely he has worked in NT studies: (1) Jesus and the Gospels; (2) Luke-Acts; (3) Paul; (4) Other NT Compositions; and (5)  Issues in Christian Origins.

Unfortunately, Brill volumes are wonderful but also extremely pricy (their website lists this volume at an amazingly low... $297). Though if you have access to a good library, I'm sure they will purchase this book in the very near future, as it just came out.

Second, one of the chapters in the book is titled, "Jesus among the Philosophers," which is a paper he presented at a conference at Yale on happiness. And recently, Luke also gave that talk here at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University:

The video-clip length is about 50-minutes and it is well worth watching.

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