The Unrelenting God: God's Action in Scripture
I'm very grateful to Eerdmans for sending a review copy of a book I have long wanted to obtain. These essays, edited by David Downs and Matthew Skinner in honour of Beverly Gaventa, includes a stellar, even apocalyptic, line up.
This is a very personal choice, but it am particularly looking forward to a specific set of essays. First, Richard Hays' "Lost in Translation" because I always enjoy reading him. Watson's "Is Paul a Covenantal Theologian?" looks delightfully delicious (though his speech-act critique of - something Campbell endorses - and characterising of Campbell's highlighting of "the apocalyptic nature of divine saving agency at the expense of Paul's engagement with Scripture" seems oddly misplaced). The essays by Berg, Jervis, Harink (I've learnt a lot from this guy), Brown, Eastman ("Ashes on the Frontal Lobe", what a great essay title! Susan once, probably without realising it, gave me a profound education in the nature of metaphors which I will never forget. Her essay is at the top of my list), de Boer, Sonderegger and Welker will all be read with hunger.