Festschrift for Telford and Barton now available (Gupta)



A couple of days ago, a colleague asked me, “Nijay, don’t you have a book coming out this week?” I replied – “no…I don’t think so.” Actually, he was right; it had slipped my mind that the Festschrift I co-edited (with Kristian Bendoraitis) was officially released yesterday! I think I lost track of the publication date because I had already received my editor copy, so I assumed it was already out. Well, now it’s official!

I have talked about this before, so I will just briefly reiterate that Dr. Stephen Barton and Dr. William Telford are well-deserving of this honour and tribute. They are both deeply respected as scholars and cherished as warm and gracious mentors and teachers.

Check out the T &T Clark page here: Matthew and Mark Across Perspectives

Big News: EP Sanders to Present at IBR Research Group (Gupta)

Well, it’s been hard to keep this quiet, but I didn’t want to announce it until the plans were made final: E.P. Sanders has agreed to present at a new Institute for Biblical Research study group on Pauline Theology (the Friday when SBL begins, Nov 18, 4PM-6PM, 2016).

The new Pauline Theology research group is co-chaired by myself (Nijay Gupta) and John Goodrich. John and I were students together at Durham, we often room together at SBL, and very excited to move forward with this group together.

The program for our IBR Pauline Theology group for 2016 is as follows:

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This year our group will launch the Pauline Theology research group with a special book review panel discussion. Fortress Press recently published Paul: The Apostle’s Life, Letters, and Thought by E.P. Sanders. Dr. Sanders will participate in the book review panel, and other panelists include Dr. Craig Keener (Asbury Seminary), Dr. Susan Eastman (Duke Divinity School), and Prof. John M.G. Barclay (University of Durham).

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More details to come regarding the program, but please mark this date and hope to see you there!