Sunday, April 01, 2012

Publishing my PhD

My work on Paul will be published soon: Paul’s Divine Christology (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012). Can’t wait to hold it in my hand. Not sure how others felt about their first book, but proofreading the whole thing the last few days led to some mixed feelings. I still completely stand behind my argument, and for some of it I thought “Yea, I darn like this stuff! Downright interesting, actually!” But for other parts, I did question: “Oops, can I really say it like that?”, “Yikes, what will the critics say about this section?!” etc. I am sure we are all our own worst critics (especially when one, like me, has a slightly unhealthy perfectionist streak). I stand in awe of those who seem to pump out enduring gold from word go, e.g. Richard Hays (The Faith of Jesus Christ), Bruce McCromack (Karl Barth's Critically. Realistic Dialectical Theology) etc.

12 Comments:

At 4/01/2012 1:31 AM, Blogger Nick Norelli said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to review it!

 
At 4/01/2012 1:52 AM, Blogger Jim said...

yeah

 
At 4/01/2012 2:27 AM, Blogger Michael J. Gorman said...

Congratulations, Chris, and I'm anxious to read it!

 
At 4/01/2012 2:35 AM, Blogger James McGrath said...

Congratulations! (assuming this isn't an April Fool's Day joke)

 
At 4/01/2012 3:05 AM, Blogger John Byron said...

Congrats!

I still remember publishing my thesis in WUNT. After months of work and proofreading I received a copy of the pre-published version with a message in German saying no more changes can be made. And then I found a typo. sigh.

 
At 4/01/2012 10:06 AM, Blogger Steve Walton said...

Bravo Chris! Looking forward to seeing it.

 
At 4/01/2012 2:04 PM, Anonymous TJ said...

Don't worry about my reaction. I won't read it.

 
At 4/02/2012 1:05 AM, Blogger James Goetz said...

Congratulation Chris : -)

 
At 4/08/2012 5:19 AM, Anonymous dan said...

Very exciting indeed. Congratulations, and I look forward to reading and maybe blogging an interview with the author if I'm so lucky.

 
At 4/08/2012 10:45 AM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Dan, would be honoured! Dan's first q: "chris, how did you manage someone to publish this tripe?"

 
At 6/06/2012 2:30 AM, Blogger Edward T. Babinski said...

In lieu of Paul's lengthy Adam-Christ connection in Romans, do you think the hymn in Philippians is likewise comparing Adam with Christ? "He did not think equality with God was something to be grasped?" [as in the Genesis story in which Adam sought to become like God, "Your eyes shall be opened, ye shall be like God," and, "He has become like one of us, knowing good and evil."]

 
At 6/10/2012 1:05 AM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Ed. There may be some intertextual/thematic stuff going on there (so Dunn), but even if it is, those who jump to claim a non-divine Christology must reckon with vv. 9-11, at the very least. And I would also add much of Philippians 1 and 3 into that mix, too, as I suggest in my own thesis.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home