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...Thomas Forsyth Torrance (1913–2007) was born of missionary parents in West China and began his studies at the University of Edinburgh in 1931 where he was well trained in the Classics and in Philosophy, having studied with Norman Kemp Smith...
...We misread theology regularly and in various ways. Misreadings can come through textual narrowing, that is, excerpting and foreshortening a corpus. Perhaps nothing tops the way in which Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae was excised...
...It is at once an understatement and platitudinous to observe that a void of sorts opened in both church and academy when Colin Ewart Gunton died on May 6, 2003, aged 62. Gunton was associate minister of Brentwood United Reformed Church...

The Galilean Crisis

Tucker S. Ferda

Tucker S. Ferda is with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, PA, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...A cursory reading of the canonical Gospels leaves one with the impression that the outcome of Jesus’ ministry did not take him by surprise. Indeed, the Gospels collectively seem to assume that the crucifixion of Jesus—as well as the more...

The Sayings Source Q

Sarah E. Rollens

Sarah E. Rollens is with Rhodes College, TN, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Biblical scholars have traditionally been fascinated with sources. Beginning in the late 1800s, many of the first “critical” scholars of the Bible saw it as their task to investigate the language of the New Testament in order...

The Poor

Robert J. Myles

Robert J. Myles is with Murdoch University, WA, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Wolfgang Stegemann once observed that “the movement within Judaism in Palestine associated with the name of Jesus was a movement of the poor for the poor” (Stegemann 1984: 23, emphasis original). He continued: “Neither Jesus nor his first...

Jesus and Masculinity

Colleen M. Conway

Colleen M. Conway is with Seton Hall University, NJ, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...People have been thinking about Jesus in relation to masculinity or manliness for a very long time. For this reason, this article could cover a wide range of topics. In what follows, I focus first on the emergence of the critical study...

What Jesus Ate

Harriet Publicover

Harriet Publicover is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Certain passages of the New Testament have commonly been read to imply that Jesus rejected Jewish dietary laws and further instructed his disciples to do the same. As I will show, however, these interpretations are overly simplistic...

Jesus and Continental Philosophy

Lynne Moss Bahr

Lynne Moss Bahr is with Fordham University, NY, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Some of the most recent developments in New Testament Studies arise from an interest on the part of Continental philosophers in early Christianity. Seen most prominently in the work of Alain Badiou (2003), Giorgio Agamben (2005), and Slavoj...

Son Of David

Anthony Le Donne

Anthony Le Donne (PhD, Durham University) is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Second Temple Judaism at Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois. He is the author of The Historiographical Jesus: Memory, Typology, and the Son of David (Baylor University Press, 2009) and Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It? (Eerdmans, 2010). Together with Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton he is co-editing Soundings in Jesus and His Religion (Fortress, forthcoming in 2011). His home on the web is anthonyledonne.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...“Son of David” as a title in the New Testament generally refers to Jesus or a vocational category by which Jesus is measured. In its titular form, Son of David [υἱὸς Δαυίδ] is chiefly important in Matthew’s Gospel (see Mt. 1:1, 1:20, 9:27...