March – May releases from Eerdmans

Eerdmans has just posted their forthcoming books for March-May.  Some of the most attractive items include:

Gorman, M.J. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology (March).  Argument: cruciformity is, at its heart, theoformity (what Christian tradition has labelled ‘theosis’).

Peterson, D.G. The Acts of the Apostle (Pillar series; March).  This is supposed to be especially good on literary and theological analysis.  I have always liked what he has written, but I can’t say he is an Acts scholar per se.  I will look into this one, but I am really waiting for Porter (NIGTC), Walton (WBC), and Loveday Alexander (BNTC) on Acts.

Witherington III, B. Imminent Domain: The Story of the Kingdom of God and Its Celebration (a short 89 pp., April).  It seems common, at least in circles I run in now, to criticize Witherington, but he is a good exegete and a competent theologian.  He is, especially, an incredible poet and communicator.  This is a more lay-person sort of  work, and much needed.

Bauckham, R. et al., The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology (464 pages; April/May).  In NT studies, there is a default three section division.  Gospels, Paul, and….other.  That is seriously unfortunate and now scholars who normally are only associated with Gospels and/or Paul are feeling anxious about the common neglect of the ‘rest of the NT’.  Hebrews is only now beginning to get the attention it deserves.  Certainly we are  pleased to see contributors such as Harold Attridge and Ken Schenck who are bona fide Hebrews scholars.  But, what is also exciting is the non-Hebrews scholars who have come aboard on this project: Edward Adams, Loveday Alexander, Richard Bauckham, Markus Bockmuehl, Morna Hooker, Howard Marshall, Walter Moberly, Carl Mosser, Mark Nanos, Oskar Skarsaune, and Ben Witherington.  I have not been able to track down any of the chapter titles except that by Richard Hays: ‘”Here We Have No Lasting City”: New Covenantalism in Hebrews’.

NOTE: Dunn’s Beginning from Jerusalem is not listed under March-May (and they have not posted their list past May).  Sad.


3 thoughts on “March – May releases from Eerdmans

  1. Thanks for this news. Dunn’s book is listed on Eerdman’s site with an “expected ship date” of April 3. Let’s hope that comes to fruition.

  2. Contents of Hebrews Volume, fyi,

    Introduction (Nathan MacDonald)

    The Christology of Hebrews

    The Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Richard Bauckham)
    “With Loud Cries and Tears”: The Humanity of the Son in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Bruce L. McCormack)
    One Who Is Son: Theological Reflections on the Exordium To the Epistle to the Hebrews (John Webster)
    God in Hebrews (Harold W. Attridge)

    The Problem of Hebrews’s Cosmology

    A Scientist looks at the Epistle to the Hebrews (John Polkinghorne)
    The Cosmology of Hebrews (Edward Adams)
    The Seal of Approval: An Interpretation of the Son’s Sustaining Action in Hebrews 1:3 (Terry J. Wright)

    The Problem of Hebrews’s Supersessionism

    “Here We Have No Lasting City”: New Covenantalism in Hebrews (Richard B. Hays)
    Does the Letter to the Hebrews Articulate a Supersessionist Theology? A Response to Richard Hays (Oskar Skarsaune)
    New or Renewed Covenantalism?: A Response to Richard Hays (Mark D. Nanos)
    Christ, the “End” of the Cult (Morna Hooker)
    Leviticus and Hebrews…and Leviticus (Nehemia Polen)

    The Soteriology of Hebrews

    Death in the Afternoon: Hebrews, Sacrifice and Soteriology (Stephen R. Holmes)
    Soteriology in Hebrews (I. Howard Marshall)

    Hebrews and the Modern World

    Melchizedek and Modernity (Douglas Farrow)
    The Sacrifice of Christ and Ganda Sacrifice: A Contextual Interpretation in Relation to the Eucharist (Edison M. Kalengyo)

    Hebrews’s Theology of Scripture

    God Has Spoken: Hebrews’s Theology of the Scriptures (Ken Schenck)
    Speech Acts, Hearing Hearts, and Other Senses: The Doctrine of Scripture Practiced in Hebrews (Daniel J. Treier)

    The Call to Faith in Hebrews

    Exemplars of Faith in Hebrews 11: Abel (R. Walter L. Moberly)
    Abraham’s Faith in Hebrews 11 (Markus Bockmuehl)
    By Faith Moses (Nathan MacDonald)
    Rahab Outside the Camp (Carl Mosser)
    Behind the Seen – Prophets and Martyrs as Exemplars of Faith: Towards a Theological Exegesis of Hebrews 11:32-40 (Loveday Alexander)
    Reexamining Faith: A Study of Hebrews 10:19–12:14 and James 1–2 (Mariam Kamell)
    The Conquest of Faith and the Climax of History (Hebrews 12. 1-4, 18-29) (Ben Witherington)

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