Month: December 2015

On Pauline Christology and the Glory of Israel’s Messiah

In my last post I offered a few thoughts on Joshua Jipp’s new book . I’ve enjoyed reading Joshua’s work ever since I came across his insightful and well written book on . (I have particularly benefited from his article on Paul’s Areopagus speech in Acts 17—published in the Journal of Biblical Literature vol. 131… Read more »

On Joshua Jipp’s Christ is King

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Joshua Jipp’s new book on Pauline Christology: ). It is a wide-ranging study, full of creative new interpretative suggestions and it overlaps at one critical point with the argument I develop in Jesus Monotheism.  The standard modern scholarly view has been that Paul’s word “Christos” is simply a personal name for… Read more »

On David Litwa’s Iesus Deus

David Litwa has written an important book on the relationship between Greco-Roman traditions and Christological material in early Christian texts (in the New Testament and beyond). . It is a thoroughly enjoyable, informative and stimulating read, with fresh ideas that should be of interest to anyone studying the earliest beliefs about Jesus. In essence, Litwa argues that… Read more »