Archive for November 3rd, 2007


Where in the World…

A number of other bloggers have mentioned John Hobbins’ recent map of the biblioblogging world… John was kind of enough to include yours truly under the “Students” category (although I think “Brilliant Students Destined To Change Biblical Studies Forever” would have been a little more fitting).


New: If Richard Hays Loves It, Then I Guess I Do Too!

A recent announcement from Wipf and Stock Publishers:

New from Cascade Books
An Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers

Reading Paul
by Michael J. Gorman

“This splendid introduction to the Apostle Paul is the best book of its kind. . . . [It is] thoroughly clear and readable. . . . I will assign this as required reading for students in my introductory New Testament course and put it in the hands of as many pastors and laypeople as possible.”
Richard B. Hays, The Divinity School, Duke University

“As someone who has gotten to know Paul by deeply immersing himself in Paul’s writings for many years, Michael can be the mutual friend who orients you and helps you relax in the presence of a truly awe-inspiring person.”
Brian McLaren, author of A Generous Orthodoxy

ISBN 13: 978-1-55635-195-2 / 206 pp / $22 retail / paper

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New: Empire and the Christian Tradition

A recent announcement from Augsburg Fortress:

Reading the Christian Theological Legacy for a New Day

The radically altered situation today in religion, politics, and global communication—what can broadly be characterized as postmodern and post-colonial—necessitates close rereading of Christianity’s classical sources, especially its theologians.

In a groundbreaking textbook anthology from Fortress Press, Empire and The Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians, twenty-nine distinguished scholars scrutinize the relationship between empire and Christianity from Paul to the liberation theologians of our time.

The contributors discuss how the classical theologians in different historical periods dealt with their own contexts of empire and issues such as center and margin, divine power and social domination, war and violence, gender hierarchy, and displacement and diaspora. Each chapter provides insights and resources drawn from the classical theological tradition to address the current political situation.


Kwok Pui-Lan
is William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School.
Don H. Compier is founding Dean and Professor of Theology at Community of Christ Seminary, Graceland University, Independence, Missouri.
Joerg Rieger is Professor of Systematic Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

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John Ashton Lectures on John

Another exciting lecture slated for next week:

John Ashton
Former University Lecturer in New Testament Studies & Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford

“The Composition of the Fourth Gospel”

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Yale Divinity School
Niebuhr Hall

Reception to follow in the Sarah Smith Gallery

All are welcome and encouraged to attend

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