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Baylor & Christology

I’ve just spent the better part of the morning perusing Amazon’s “Prime Day” deals (with no interest in anything they have on sale) and in so doing I’ve learned that Baylor University Press is rereleasing some important volumes on Christology.

The first is Charles A. Gieschen’s Angelomorphic Christology: Antecedents and Early Evidence (Library of Early Christianity). This is slated for release at the end of this month. Considering that third party sellers on Amazon are selling the original hardcover version for over $500 I think that $40 is a steal!

Next up is the incredibly important collection of essays The Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism: Papers from the St Andrews Conference on the Historical Origins of the Worship of Jesus (Library of Early Christianity)The Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism edited by Carey Newman and James Davila. This is also set for release at the end of this month and the price is right at $40 as compared to the over $200 price tag from sellers of the original.

Carey Newman’s Paul’s Glory-Christology: Tradition and Rhetoric (Library of Early Christianity) has the same price tag and same release date.

Finally, Larry Hurtado has a collection of essays (750 pages in total!) being published in September entitled Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus-Devotion: The Context and Character of Christological Faith (Library of Early Christianity).

While I have most, if not all, of the essays being published in the Hurtado volume in either digital or print formats it will be nice to have them all bound together. I’ll definitely be ordering the Gieschen and Newman volumes as well. Newman’s has eluded me for years. I have a PDF of Gieschen’s but it’s a scan and not the best quality. Still, real books are better than PDFs any day of the week!

I should note that these are all part of Baylor’s Library of Early Christianity series, which I just learned about this morning. I can’t wait to see what else they release!

B”H

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Prewrath Introduction

Alan Kurschner has just published a concise version of his book Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord. This one is called Prewrath: A Very Short Introduction. I can honestly say that I learned a lot from Alan’s first book. He presents a compelling case for prewrath eschatology. I think all premillennialists would do well to read it. Amillennialists and postmillennialists are without hope but they should probably read it too.

I’ve not seen the new book yet but I’m confident that it will be the premier primer on the subject for quite some time. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. I’d suggest you do the same!

B”H

Just Ordered

I’ve long wanted a copy of Udo Schnelle’s Theology of the New Testament so when I saw that CBD was selling it for $5 (!) I decided to treat myself to a birthday gift. The deal is only good until 11:59 PM (EST) on July 2, 2013, so take advantage while you can. They have plenty of other volumes for $5 as well. Some even look interesting. But a nearly 900 page book for $5 is unbeatable!

B”H

New Baker Books of Note

I took a look at the new Baker Academic catalog today and saw a number of books that look great. Here’s a few that stood out:

Classical Christian Doctrine — Ronald E. Heine

The Theology of Augustine — Matthew Levering

The Mystery of God — Christopher Hall; Steven Boyer

Galatians (BECNT) — Doug Moo

Beginning Biblical Hebrew — John A. Cook; Robert D. Holmstedt

The King in His Beauty — Tom Schreiner

The Story of Jesus in History and Faith — Lee Martin McDonald

Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy — David Lincicum

There were plenty of others but these are those I’d like to check out immediately upon their releases. Paul’s use of Deuteronomy has been an interest of mine for the last 4 years so Lincicum’s book is of particular interest. I’m very much looking forward to it.

B”H

The Journal for Trinitarian Studies and Apologetics, Vol. 1

I received word from Michael Burgos that the first volume of the Journal for Trinitarian Studies and Apologetics has been published. You can purchase a copy on Amazon for a nominal price. I was invited to contribute an article to this volume but the busyness of life and massive amounts of procrastination kept me from doing so. Maybe next time. I’d be honored if the editor wanted to send me a copy for review though. :-)

B”H