Andrew Lincoln Honored with Festschrift at BNTS 2015 (Gupta)

ATLWhen I lived in England, it was always a highlight of my year to go to the British New Testament Society conference. This year, 2015, it is in Edinburgh and I saw today through Facebook that Prof. Andrew Lincoln was honored with a Festschrift  – and well-deserved!

Here are the details:

Conception, Reception, and the Spirit: Essays in Honor of Andrew T. Lincoln (ed. J. Gordon McConville and Lloyd K. Peterson; Cascade Books. Eugene, OR, 2015).

Introduction | xiii
—J. Gordon McConville and Lloyd K. Pietersen
Part I: Exegesis
1 Figures in Isaiah 7:14 | 3
—J. G. McConville
2 Rival Group Identities in the Matthean Gospel: Evidence
from Matthew 1–2 and 23 | 19
—Philip F. Esler
3 Let John be John (2) | 36
—James D. G. Dunn
4 Worlds of Judgment: John 9 | 48
—L. Ann Jervis
5 Another Look at “Lifting Up” in the Gospel of John | 58
—Catrin H. Williams
6 John, Jesus, and “The Ruler of This World”: Demonic
Politics in the Fourth Gospel? | 71
—N. T. Wright, with J. P. Davies
7 Land, Idolatry, and Justice in Romans | 90
—Sylvia C. Keesmaat
8 A New Translation of Philippians 2:5 and Its Significance for
Paul’s Theology and Spirituality | 104
—Michael J. Gorman
9 Wine, Debauchery, and the Spirit
(Ephesians 5:18–19) | 123
—Lloyd K. Pietersen
10 The Metaphor of the Face in Paul | 136
—Stephen C. Barton
Part II: Theological Interpretation
11 Born of a Virgin? The Conversation Continues | 157
—David R. Catchpole
12 Historical Criticism, Theological Interpretation, and the
Ends of the Christian Life | 173
—Stephen Fowl
13 What Makes New Testament Theology “Theology”? | 187
—Robert Morgan
14 Who and What is Theological Interpretation For? | 210
—Angus Paddison
15 The Use of the Old Testament in the Work and Preaching
of F. W. Robertson of Brighton | 224
—John W. Rogerson
16 ὑπὸ πνεύματος ἁγίου φερόμενοι ἐλάλησαν πὸ θεοῦ
ἄνθρωποι: On the Inspiration of Holy Scripture | 236
—John Webster
Part III: Theology and Embodiment
17 Good Sex, Bad Sex: Reflections on Sexuality
and the Bible | 253
—Loveday Alexander
18 Spirituality, Ethics, and Memory | 274
—John Goldingay
19 Pacing the Cage: Biblical Resonance
and Embodied Testimony | 289
—Brian J. Walsh

Sept 2015 JSNT on Old in the New (Gupta)

The Sept 2015 issue of Journal for the Study of the New Testament is on one of my favorite themes – the use of the OT in the NT. Contributors to this issue include Leroy Huizenga, Craig Evans, Gert Steyn, Rikki Watts, Timothy H. Lim, and Susan Docherty. Also, Paul Foster offers a strong critique of those attracted to Richard Hays’ approach to intertextuality – Foster is wary of the detection of echoes and allusions of OT texts in the NT, wondering whether much of it is modern creative theological interpretation (which he thinks is fine if recognized as such) rather than something that can be methodologically linked back to the mind and intentions of the original author. Despite my deep appreciation of Hays’ work (and general agreement with it), I sympathize with Foster’s concerns, even if he exaggerates the weaknesses of the ‘Haysian method’. This is worth a read.