Nijay’s 2016 Reading List (New Books)

Reading

So, someone on social media asked me for my personal reading list for new books for 2016. Some of these are tentative release dates. If you know of books coming out that you think I would like, leave a comment – always willing to add! (NB: I am esp looking for books on Matthew, Jesus studies, NT Ethics, Philippians, 1-2 Thessalonians, Galatians, Pauline Theology, and earliest Christian history)

February
Sampley, J.P. Walking in Love: Moral Progress and Spiritual Growth with the Apostle Paul (Fortress)
March
Thiessen, M. Paul and the Gentile Problem (Oxford) – Anyone know a journal that would want me to review this?
Westfall, C. and B Dyer, The Bible and Social Justice (W&S)
 
April
Longenecker, Lost Letter of Pergamum 2.0 (Baker) – blog review coming soon!
Watson, F. The Fourfold Gospel (Baker)
May
Boccaccini, G. and C.A. Segovia, Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism (Fortress)
Blackwell, B. et al, ed. Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Fortress) – highly anticipated.
Longenecker, B. The Crosses of Pompeii (Fortress)  – I’m writing a review of this for Interpretation
June
Das, A. Paul and the Stories of Israel: Grand Thematic Narratives in Galatians (Fortress) – Anyone know a journal that would want me to review this?
Hays, R.B. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels (Baylor) – Can’t wait to get my hands on this!
July
Keener, C.S. The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking (Baker) – what’s the brain equivalent to mouth-watering? Brain-thirsty?
August
Bedford, Nancy. Galatians (Belief; WJK)
Porter, S./B. Dyer, The Synoptic Problem: Four Views (Baker)
Johnson, A. 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Eerdmans) – I got a chance to peek at this early – a must-have!
Foster, P. Colossians BNTC (TTC)
Sept
Thompson, J. and B. Longenecker, Philippians and Philemon (Paideia; Baker) -great series so far!
Barclay, J Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews (Eerdmans) [This is a reprint]
Hurtado, L. Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World (BUP) – Best. Title. Ever.
Holladay, C. Acts (NTL, WJK)
Oct
Bird, M. An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans (Eerdmans) – written by an anomalous Aussie!
Sampley, P., ed. Paul in the GR World 2 vols (revised) (T&TClark) – loved the first edition. Now expanded and revised with many new contributors. But will retail at $260. 😦
Westfall, C.L. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ (Baker)
Nov
Kirk, JRD, A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the SG (Eerdmans)
Gaventa, B. When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul (Baker) -a teaser for her highly-anticipated NLT commentary
Weima, J. Paul the Ancient Letter-Writer (Baker)
Dec
Goheen, M. Reading the Bible Missionally (Eerdmans)
Klink, Mickey. John (ZECNT)
Meggitt, J. The Madness of King Jesus: The Real Reasons for His Execution (Tauris)
Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Nijay’s 2016 Reading List (New Books)

  1. Hello Nijay,

    Perhaps I missed it on your list, but Richard Bauckham’s revised and expanded edition of ‘Jesus and the Eyewitnesses’ is coming out later this year!

    Thank you!

  2. Recommendation:
    When the Son of Man Didn’t Come: A Constructive Proposal on the Delay of the Parousia by Christopher M. Hays, Brandon Gallaher, Julia S. Konstahntinovsky, Richard J. Ounsworth OP and C. A. Strine

    Question: What are your thoughts on Thiessen’s understanding of the “stars”? Are you in agreement with it or do you find his reading of it problematic?

    Thanks!

  3. Recommendation:
    When the Son of Man Didn’t Come: A Constructive Proposal on the Delay of the Parousia by Christopher M. Hays, Brandon Gallaher, Julia S. Konstahntinovsky, Richard J. Ounsworth OP and C. A. Strine

    Question:
    What are your thoughts on Thiessen’s understanding of the “stars”? Are you in agreement with it or do you find his reading untenable/problematic?

    Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s