I was flipping through the IVP Spring 2012 catalog and saw these three forthcoming releases that look interesting
Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (eds. S.E. Porter and B.M. Stovell) – the five views are
-Historical-Critical/Grammatical (Craig Blomberg)
-Redemptive-Historical (R. Gaffin)
-Literary/Postmodern (F. Scott Spencer)
-Canonical (R. W. Wall)
Philosophical/Theological (Merold Westphal)
This looks to be a fascinating engagement, but some of the names of the views are unfortunate (aren’t all of the views “Philosophical/Theological”; also I would assume Blomberg would designate his own approach as “Redemptive-Historical,” though perhaps not quite in the same way as Gaffin; similarly, would Gaffin not lean towards a grammatico-historical approach?); this is one case where it is probably not an either-or, but both-and (except the canonical approach would certainly be at odds with the first one, and you could not label the first two “postmodern” I presume).
I like the idea of each writer looking at the same text: Matthew 2:7-15. This one is coming in June.
Dictionary of Old Testament Prophets (ed. J.G. McConville and M. Boda) – coming in June as well. It is 1000 pages and offers 115 articles.
A Week in the Life of Corinth (Witherington). Sometimes I have heard people criticize Ben for over-producing when it comes to putting out books. I grew up with Ben and I have had many good interactions with him. While I do wonder where he finds the time to do all his writing, I know one thing: he is a good storyteller. This book offers a creative historical-fictional account of “Nicanor” who is a Corinthian business man that encounters a tent-maker named Paul. It is a short 168 pages, so I think (if it has the narratival and literary quality I expect) that it would serve well a course on Paul, and especially a course on 1 Corinthians. Its coming in May.
There you have it – IVP always gives me goodies for my reading list!