Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Book on Paul and Racial Reconciliation

A forthcoming volume by Jarvis Williams, One New Man The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology (Broadman & Holman, Nov. 2010), looks quite promising and will hopefully fill a rather large lacuna in Pauline studies.  The foreword is written by Tom Schreiner and is endorsed by Doug Moo among others.

Williams, an assistant professor of New Testament and Greek in Campbellsville University's School of Theology, has already written an important volume entitled, Maccabean Martyr Traditions in Paul’s Theology of Atonement: Did Martyr Theology Shape Paul’s Conception of Jesus’s Death?, where he argues quite impressively and convincingly I must add, that Paul viewed Jesus' death in terms of Maccabean martyrdom theology.

Williams is definitely an up-and-coming Pauline scholar worth keeping an eye on and I predict this volume will be as well.

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