Festschrift for EP Sanders

I just came across the new FS for EP Sanders (See HERE).

Contributors include: Fabian E. Udoh, D. Moody Smith, E. P. Sanders, Jouette M. Bassler, Shaye J.D. Cohen, Albert I. Baumgarten, Cynthia M. Baker, Israel J. Yuval, Martin Goodman, Eric M. Meyers, Jürgen Zangenberg, Seán Freyne, Peter Richardson, Adele Reinhartz, Paula Fredriksen, Stephen Hultgren, John P. Meier, Craig C. Hill, Heikki Räisänen, Richard B. Hays, Stanley K. Stowers, John M. G. Barclay.

Quite a list of who’s who in Judaism and NT studies.

Here is the description

For nearly four decades, E. P. Sanders has been the foremost scholar in shaping and refocusing scholarly debates in three different but related disciplines in New Testament studies: Second Temple Judaism, Jesus and the Gospels, and Pauline studies. This collection of essays by an impressive array of colleagues and former students presents original scholarship that extends—or departs from—the research of Sanders himself. Both apologists and dissenters find their place in this volume, as the authors actively debate Sanders’s innovative positions on central issues in all three disciplines.

The introductory group of essays includes a substantive intellectual autobiography by E. P. Sanders himself. The next three parts examine in turn the three areas in which Sanders made his important contributions. The essays in part 2 engage Sanders’s notion of “common Judaism.” Those in part 3 deal with issues that Sanders raised respecting the historical Jesus and the Gospels. And the essays in part 4 debate Sanders’s contention that participation in Christ, rather than justification by faith, is the central theme of Paul’s soteriology. The volume concludes with a bibliography of Sanders’s works.

Regent College Summer Courses (2009)

One of my supervisors, John Barclay, told me that he was going to be teaching a course over the summer at Regent College.  I decided to take a peek at what this summer programme was all about.  In fact, there are several eminent scholars lined up to teach intensive courses.  Check it out HERE.

John Barclay on Paul’s theology of grace.

Paul Barnett on Romans

Paul Helm on John Calvin

Bruce Waltke on Judges and Ruth

Mark Knoll on the History of Christianity through Hymns (!)

J.I. Packer on Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon

Ralph Winter and John Stackhouse on the ethics of filmmaking

Michael Ward on C.S. Lewis

On a more personal note, I really like Regent College.  When I was looking at where to do my Master’s work, I was considering Gordon-Conwell, Regent, Fuller and Asbury.  I went with Gordon-Conwell primarily because of a really good scholarship (75% off tuition) and also their strong biblical language program.  Also, Walt Kaiser spoke at my church and talked up GCTS really well.  But, because I did two degrees at GCTS, part of me wishes I did one of them at Regent.  Oh well, maybe I can live vicariously through my son or daughter if they go to Regent (NB: both of them are now under 3 years old).  sigh….