Congratulations to Professors Donaldson and Mangina on the appearance of their new books:
Terence L. Donaldson. Jews and AntiI-Judaism in the New Testament: Decision points and divergent interpretations (Baylor University Press, 2010).
Is the New Testament anti-Semitic? It is a troublesome question for many. Terence L. Donaldson considers the decision points and divergent interpretations in this area in this ‘engrossing, persuasive and highly readable’ guide. Donaldson has an international reputation for his work on the relationships between Jews and Gentiles within early Christianity and the wider Roman world. In this important new treatment of “anti-Judaism in the New Testament” he considers a variety of interpretations of the key texts. Anyone looking for a sensible, balanced approach to this thorny matter or who wants to be aware of the risks of anti-Semitism when talking about and teaching the Bible.
'An excellent and much-needed way in to a difficult subject’ Dr. William S. Campbell, Reader in Biblical Studies University of Wales Lampeter.
‘Engrossing, persuasive and highly readable… a must-read. Donaldson´s excellent book will surely lay the groundwork for future discussions of this important topic.’
Professor Adele Reinhartz, Department of Classics and Religion,University of Ottawa
‘A sensitive, level-headed approach to a tension-filled topic.’ John Koenig, Glorvina Rossell Hoffman Professor of New Testament, The General Theological Seminary.
Terry Donaldson is the Lord and Lady Coggan Professor of New Testament Studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His published work in this area includes Paul and the Gentiles: Remapping the Apostle’s Convictional World and Judaism and the Gentiles: Jewish Patterns of Universalism (to 135 CE), together with the edited volume Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success at Caesarea Maritima.
Joseph L. Mangina. Revelation: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (Brazoa Press, 2010).
This commentary, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of Scripture. In this addition to the series, Joseph Mangina offers a constructive ecclesiology for the role and mission of the church in the twenty-first century formed by a close examination of Revelation. This commentary approaches Revelation neither as a timetable for the end times, nor even as consolation literature for a persecuted church, but as a witness to Christ and theTrinity.
"Mangina has produced a fine, rich commentary, one that not only instructs us about the Apocalypse but also urges us to listen to this vision as never before."--Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary
Joseph L. Mangina (PhD, Yale University) is associate professor of systematic theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is editor of the journal Pro Ecclesia, serves on the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission for Canada, and is the author of two books on the thought of Karl Barth.
Both books can be ordered through CRUX Bookstore at Wycliffe College (416) 599-2749 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org