… but not in the same book, mind you:
Becoming Human Together: The Pastoral Anthropology of St. Paul, Third Edition
This classic work, now expanded and updated with a fifty-two-page Afterword, presents Paul’s pastoral anthropology in terms of his own thought, not alien categories imposed upon him. After examining in part 1 the New Testament witness about Jesus the Christ to discover what humans can be and should be (anthropology), Murphy-O’Connor turns his attention in part 2 to the human condition within society: under sin; alienated from God and the world; and egocentric. Part 3 then discusses life in the body of Christ—the Christian community—as the authentic existence that overcomes egocentric alienation in the true freedom of the mind of Christ.
Paper $29.95 — ISBN 9781589833616 — 280 pages
Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives
John T. Fitzgerald, Fika J. van Rensburg, and Herrie F. van Rooy, editors
Animosity in its various forms, including enmity, war, homicide, domestic violence, religious hostility, and retaliation, is a perennial problem that has plagued every form of interpersonal and international relationship since the dawn of human existence. The essays in this volume, offering perspectives from three continents, examine how animosity is understood and presented in the biblical text and its historical and literary contexts. The authors recognize at the same time that the Bible itself and how it has been used have sometimes contributed to the problem of animosity and thus seek to glean any insights that might address this problem in the contemporary world, which today is a pressing global concern. The contributors are Henk Bakker, Paul B. Decock, John T. Fitzgerald, J. J. Fritz Krüger, Outi Leppä, Dirk G. van der Merwe, Marius Nel, Eric Peels, Jeremy Punt, Fika J. van Rensburg, Rainer G. H. Reuter, Herrie F. van Rooy, Eben Scheffler, and Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman..
Paper $45.95 — ISBN 9781589834019 — 380 pages — Global Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship — Hardback edition www.brill.nl
In their elegant but often overlooked preface to the King James Bible, the translators asserted, “Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most holy place; that removeth the cover of the well, that we may come by the water.” In celebration of the work of these translators and the fruit of their labors, the authors of this volume, representing a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, examine the cultural and religious monument that is the King James Bible. By looking at the historical context in which the translation was born, exploring its beauty and complexity, and evaluating its lasting impact on church and society throughout the English-speaking world, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the King James Bible and its influence throughout the centuries.
Paper $34.95 – ISBN 9781589833562 – 296 pages — Biblical Scholarship in North America 23 – Hardback edition www.brill.nl