Thursday, March 29, 2007

Book reviews on Chrisendom

In the following months I will be posting considerably more book reviews (short than the Bauckham review! I.e. typically between 500 and 800 words) of some of the most exciting New Testament related works being published at the moment.

However, I was thinking of featuring in considerably more detail one or two of those sent to me for review, much as I have Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses – though perhaps not quite as thoroughly!

First off will be Gordon Fee’s fresh off of the press, Pauline Christology (my deepest thanks to the kind folk at Hendrickson for this!). Certainly in terms of my own thesis, this is probably the most important book on my ‘to read’ pile at the moment. Hendrickson have been so kind as to send me a number of great books for review that I hope you are going to really enjoy hearing about.

I am thinking of also featuring Francis Watson’s Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith and/or Westerholm’s Perspectives Old and New on Paul.

Do any of my readers have a preference as to which of the last two to feature? Or are there any other NT related books recently published that you would enjoy reading a series about here?

(A feature, by the way, will probably involve about 10-15 posts, while a review will be 1 post)



At 3/29/2007 12:42 PM, Anonymous Phil said...

If it's all the same to you then Watson would be interesting. He engages with Child's canonical approach, which is interesting for an OT guy like me, and Pauline hermeneutics would be useful for someone looking how to read the OT.
I look forward to it!
Oh, are you ever going to revive the Zionist series?

At 3/29/2007 1:27 PM, Anonymous dan said...

Well, I would very much like to read a series on Fee's latest book. Also, seeing as I spent quite a bit of time on Westerholm last year, I would be more interested in a feature on Watson's book.

However, if you're wanting to pick up any NT book, then I would go with a feature on Pitre's (if you're still interested in that joint effort) or maybe a review of something a bit different -- say Crossan's recent God & Empire?

At 3/29/2007 2:21 PM, Anonymous metalepsis said...

If i had a vote, which I am not sure i do? I would go with Watson!



At 3/29/2007 2:38 PM, Anonymous Nick Meyer said...

My vote would be for Watson!

At 3/29/2007 4:21 PM, Anonymous Glenn said...

Watson sounds good, since I don't have the book. But I would love to hear your thoughts on Westerholm's since I do have the book and haven't gotten a chance to read it yet.

I will go against the grain and vote for Westerholm! =)

At 3/29/2007 6:37 PM, Anonymous Brandon Jones said...

My vote is for Fee because I just finished his too-long book on the Spirit from '94, and I hear this one's 700+ pages. I want you to feel my pain. Someone at Hendrikson needs to give Fee a page limit next time.

At 3/29/2007 9:47 PM, Anonymous J. B. Hood said...

Vanlandingham, on judgment, justification and such.



At 3/30/2007 3:26 AM, Anonymous Loopy said...

How abouts one of John MacArthur's commentaries, say, his 2 volume work on Matthew?

At 3/30/2007 10:18 AM, Anonymous Exiled Preacher said...

I started reading Fee's God's Empowering Presence a few years ago, but never finished it, although I've dipped into it since. His commentary on 1 Cor is excellent.

I'd appreciate a review of his book on Christology.

At 3/30/2007 6:30 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Phil, I do plan to finish that sseries soonish.

Dan, crikey, I forgot all about the Pitre book. I'm still interested, but my contributions willl have to be less extensive, I suspect, due to time issues.

It appears, as well, that Watson's book is the most popular choice. I'll review the Westerholm anyway, but I was just not sure if I would feauture it.

I will feature the Fee whatever anyway! Though, Brandon, I thought your comment: "I want you to feel my pain" therefore review Fee was charming!

Thank you those who have made other suggestions.

At 3/30/2007 9:37 PM, Anonymous Stephen said...

Someone at Hendrikson needs to give Fee a page limit next time.

I always felt his commentary on 1 Corinthians could have been shorter by 50%.

At 4/02/2007 11:41 AM, Anonymous Alex Abecina said...

Looking forward to the Fee review!

Oh, and I'd prefer Watson over Westerholm...

At 4/02/2007 2:59 PM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...


At 4/03/2007 5:19 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Watson and Fee it is I guess


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