Friday, August 15, 2008

RBL Newsletter (15 Aug 08)

A number of bloggers already reproduce the Review of Biblical Literature newsletter, either in whole or in part, which I find helpful and therefore unnecessary for Verily Verily. Even so, I've been thinking about listing the reviews of those books that interest me. The links listed here (as well as in future, similar posts), then, are to those reviews of books that pique my interests, whether they relate specifically to the New Testament or otherwise. [NB: This does not mean that books not linked to here are uninteresting.]

With all the necessary prolegomena out of the way, take especial note of these reviews:

Paul J. Achtemeier
Jesus and the Miracle Tradition
Reviewed by Michael Labahn

Roland Boer, ed.
Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies
Reviewed by David W. Williams

Maria Brutti
The Development of the High Priesthood during the Pre-Hasmonean Period: History, Ideology, Theology
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Leslie Houlden, ed.
Decoding Early Christianity: Truth and Legend in the Early Church
Reviewed by Robert M. Bowman Jr.

Tom Thatcher, ed.
What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies
Reviewed by Cornelis Bennema

Francis Watson
Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles: Beyond the New Perspective
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn

The previous RBL newsletter had a few interesting books, too; the most important, for my interests, should be mentioned here:

Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds.
Jewish Believers in Jesus
Reviewed by Elizabeth Boddens Hosang and Bart J. Koet

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