New Books Network

Nijay Gupta, “Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Studies” (Baker Academic, 2020)
Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Studies (Baker Academic, 2020) is an accessible and balanced introduction that helps readers sort out key views on the most important debated issues in New Testament studies. Well-known New Testament scholar Nijay Gupta fairly presents the spectrum of viewpoints on thirteen topics and offers reflections... Read More
Christopher M. Blumhofer, “The Gospel of John and the Future of Israel” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
The Gospel of John presents many challenges for interpreters—how best should this book be read? How are we to understand issues like its unity or its critical stance to the characters known as ‘the Jews’? Christopher M. Blumhofer suggests the Gospel of John ought to be read as a narrative... Read More
Michael A. Daise, “Quotations in John: Studies on Jewish Scripture in the Fourth Gospel” (T and T Clark, 2020)
Without question the Gospel of John makes rich use of both the Jewish scriptures and the feasts of the Jewish liturgical year. In this double-feature program, with speak with Michael A. Daise about his two monographs on the Gospel of John. In his book Quotations in John: Studies on Jewish... Read More
Jaap Doedens, “The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1-4” (Brill, 2019)
Who were the ‘sons of God’ in the book of Genesis—and what did they do? The elusive text of Genesis 6:1-4, with its references to ‘sons of God,’ ‘daughters of men,’ and ‘giants,’ has perplexed interpreters for ages. In his book The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1-4 (Brill, 2019),... Read More
Andrew J. Byers, “Ecclesiology and Theosis in the Gospel of John” (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
For the author of the fourth Gospel, there is neither a Christless church nor a churchless Christ. In his book Ecclesiology and Theosis in the Gospel of John (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Andrew J. Byers argues that ecclesiology is as central a Johannine concern as Christology. Rather than focusing on... Read More
Nijay Gupta, “Paul and the Language of Faith” (Eerdmans, 2020)
Faith language permeates the letters of Paul. Yet, its exact meaning is not always clear. Many today, reflecting centuries of interpretation, consider belief in Jesus to be a passive act. In his new book Paul and the Language of Faith (Eerdmans, 2020), Nijay Gupta challenges common assumptions in the interpretation... Read More
David N. Gottlieb, “Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Cultural Memory” (Gorgias Press, 2019)
In Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Cultural Memory (Gorgias Press, 2019), David N. Gottlieb explores the decisive – and, until now, under-appreciated – influence exerted on Jewish memory by the Akedah, the Binding of Isaac narrative in the Book of Genesis. Through the lenses... Read More
Ian J. Vaillancourt, “The Multifaceted Saviour of Psalms 110 and 118” (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2019)
How should we understand the appearances of the king in Book V of the Hebrew Psalter? Ever since Gerald H. Wilson’s landmark work, The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter (1985), some have interpreted the failure of the Davidic covenant in Psalm 89 as signaling its replacement by a hope in... Read More