Friday, February 27, 2015

Newest issue of NTS (April 2015)

Just noticed that NTS has the newest issue out, volume 61 issue 2 (April 2015). A little more German heavy than the usual (maybe?). Here are the contents:

Udo Schnelle, "Das frühe Christentums und die Bildung"

Gudrun Nassauer, "Göttersöhne: Lk 1.26-38 als Kontrasterzählung zu einem römischen Gründungsmythos"

Knut Backhaus, "Paulus und die Dioskuren (Apg 28.11): Über zwei denkwürdige Schutzpatrone des Evangeliums"

Claire Clivaz and Sara Schulthess, "On the Source and Rewriting of 1 Corinthians 2.9 in Christian, Jewish and Islamic Traditions"

Hans Förster, "Die Begegnung am Brunnen (Joh 4.4-42) im Licht der „Schrift": Überlegungen zu den Samaritern im Johannesevangelium"

Lourdes Garcia Urena, "Colour Adjectives in the New Testament"

George van Kooten, "How Greek was Paul's Eschatology?"

CNN miniseries: Finding Jesus

I saw on my social media feed that one of my teachers from Duke University, Mark Goodacre, recently served as the lead consultant to a six-part miniseries airing this Sunday (March 1) on CNN called Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery (see here). Should be interesting! The miniseries will kick off with the first episode looking at the Shroud of Turin.

For more info, see the CNN website here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Review by LTJ

My teacher here at Emory University, Luke Timothy Johnson, has recently posted a short book review of Bart Ehrman's How Jesus Became God on the Commonweal Magazine website. Check it out here.

On this note, if you are interested in pursuing LTJ's comments further, check out his Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity.

Debate @ TEDS

If you live in Chicago or the surrounding area, you might be interested in the following debate at TEDS titled, "Paul on Justification: Is the Lutheran Approach to Pauline Justification 'Justified'?" The debate is taking place on February 12 at ATO Chapel at 7:00-8:30PM and it is between Douglas Campbell of Duke Divinity School and Douglas Moo of Wheaton College (see details here). This is an arena of continued debate among Pauline scholars and theologians, so it should be interesting to hear from two scholars who have studied this aspect of Pauline theology in detail.

There's also a five-part setup to this debate by Joshua Jipp (here).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

QOTD: Albert Schweitzer

In his typical colorful language, Albert Schweitzer probes the 19th century skepticism that attempts to show how the one who gives (der Darbietende) simultaneously is the one who is partaken of (der Genossene) in the supper:

Das üppige Schlinggewächs historischer und exegetischer Einfälle ist keine Brücke über den Abgrund des Selbstwiderspruchs!  - Das Abendmahl im Zusammenhang mit dem Leben Jesu und der Geschichte des Urchristentums, 21

The luscious plant of historical and exegetical ideas is no bridge over the gulf of self-contradiction!