New Testament

 Bibliography #3:

  Paul & New Testament Letters

BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 - New Testament
 - Early Christianity
 - Medieval Christianity
 - The Reformation
 - Spirituality & Mysticism
 - Sacraments
 - 20th-Century Theology

 

 NEW TESTAMENT
 STUDIES:

 

#1: Surveys, Intros
#2: The Gospels
#3: Paul & NT Letters
#4: Historical Jesus
#5: Christology

 

 

 compiled by William Harmless, S.J.

Creighton University

 

   1. Paul the Apostle: Surveys & Introductions

   2. The Letters of Paul: Commentaries & Studies of Individual Letters

   3. The Catholic Letters

   4. The Book of Revelation

   5. The Church in the New Testament

   6. New Testament Apocrypha & Other Early Christian Literature

   7. Special Topics

 

 

 1. PAUL THE APOSTLE: SURVEYS & INTRODUCTIONS

 

Jerome Murphy-OíConnor, Paul: A Critical Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996). Murphy-OíConnor is rightly suspicious of the value of the material from Lukeís Acts and reconstructs things almost entirely from Paulís letters. 

 

Stephen Westerholm, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Paul (Oxford / Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).  A major new reference work surveying Paul's life and world.  It focuses especially on his social context with essays such as "Paul and the Macedonian Believers," "Paul and the Corinithian Believers," "Women in Pauline Churches."  It also examines Paul's legacy, for instance, his influence on Chrysostom, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, on Western art and literature.  Finally, it examines his theological influence on Christian doctrines of sin and the Fall, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and ethics.

 

James D.G. Dunn, ed., The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).  Like others in this series, this collection of essays provides a good introductory overview.

 

Richard S. Ascough, What are they saying about the Formation of the Pauline Churches? (New York: Paulist Press, 1998).

Jouette M. Bassler, Navigating Paul: An Introduction to Key Theological Concepts (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2007).

Jurgen Becker, Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles (Louisville, KY: Westminster / John Knox, 1993).

J. Christiaan Beker, Paul the Apostle: The Triumph of God in Life and Thought (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984).

J. Christiaan Beker, The Triumph of God: The Essence of Paulís Thought, trans. Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990).

Michael F. Bird and Joseph R. Dodson, Paul and the Second Century, series: Library of New Testament Studies (New York; T&T Clark, 2011).

Michael F. Bird and Joel Willitts, eds., Paul and the Gospels: Christologies, Conflicts, and Convergences, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013) paperback, $50. NEW.

Daniel Boyarin, A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

David A. Brondos, Paul on the Cross: Reconstructing the Apostleís Story of Redemption (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006).

Joan Cecelia Campbell, Phoebe: Patron and Emissary, series: Paul's Social Network (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009).

Brevard S. Childs, The Churchís Guide for Reading Paul (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).

Charles Cousar, A Theology of the Cross: The Death of Jesus in the Pauline Letters, Overtures to Biblical Theology 24 (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990).

Nils Dahl, Studies in Paul: A Theology for Early Christian Mission (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1977).

William D. Davies, Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: Some Rabbinic Elements in Pauline Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982).

James D.G. Dunn, The Theology of Paul the Apostle (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997).

David L. Eastman, Paul the Martyr: The Cult of the Apostle in the Latin West (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011).

Kathy Ehrensperger, Paul and the Dynamics of Power: Communication and Interaction in the Early Christ-Movement, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2007).

Neil Elliott and Mark Reasoner, eds., Documents and Images for the Study of Paul (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010).

Troels Engberg-Pedersen, ed., Paul in Hellenistic Context (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995).

Gordon D. Fee, Godís Empowering Presence: the Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994).

Gordon D. Fee, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2007).

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Paul and His Theology: A Brief Sketch (Prentice-Hall, 1998).

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, According to Paul: Studies in the Theology of the Apostle (New York: Paulist Press, 1993).

Fred O. Francis & J. Paul Sampley, Pauline Parallels, rev. ed. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1987).

David E. Frederickson, Eros and Christ: Longing and Envy in Paulís Christology, Paul in Critical Contexts series (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) hardcover, $45. NEW.

Peter Frick, Peter, ed., Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers: The Apostle and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Paul in Critical Contexts (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013) hardcover, $49. NEW.

Victor Paul Furnish, Jesus According to Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Victor Paul Furnish, The Moral Teaching of Paul: Selected Issues, rev. ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 1985).

John C. Gager, Reinventing Paul (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Mark D. Given, ed., Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2009).

Timothy G. Gombis, Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed (New York: T&T Clark, 2010).

Michael J. Gorman, Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paulís Narrative Soteriology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).

Robert G. Hammerton-Kelly, Sacred Violence: Paulís Hermeneutic of the Cross (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992).

Patrick Hartin, Apollos: Paul's Partner or Rival?, Paul's Social Network: Brothers and Sisters in Faith (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2009).

Gerald Hawthorne, Ralph Martin, & Daniel Reid, eds., Dictionary of Paul and His Letters: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship (Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 1993).

Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women, and Wives: Marriage and Womenís Ministry in the Letters of Paul (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1992).

Marie NoŽl Keller, Priscilla and Aquila: Paulís Coworkers in Christ Jesus, Paulís Social Network, ed. Bruce Malina (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2010).

Helmut Koester, Paul and His World: Interpreting the New Testament in Its Context (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).

Veronica Koperski, What are they saying about Paul and the Law (New York: Paulist Press, 2001).

Michelle V. Lee, Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Eugene Lovering & Jerry L. Sumney, eds., Theology and Ethics in Paul & His Interpreters: Essays in Honor of Victor Paul Furnish (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996).

Harry O. Maier, Picturing Paul in Empire: Imperial Image, Text and Persuasion in Colossian, Ephesians and the Pastoral Epistles (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013) paperback, $35. NEW.

Abraham Malherbe, Paul and the Popular Philosophers (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989).

Elliott C. Maloney, Saint Paul: Master of the Spiritual Life Ďin Christí (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2014) paperback, $25. NEW.

Bruce J. Malina & John J. Pilch, Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006).

Bruce J. Malina & Jerome H. Neyrey, Portraits of Paul: An Archeology of Ancient Personality (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1996).

Bruce J. Malina, Timothy: Paulís Closest Associate, series: Paulís Social Network (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008).

J. Louis Martyn, Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul (Nashville: Abingdon, 1997).

John L. Meech, Paul in Israelís Story: Self and Community, American Academy of Religion series (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Wayne Meeks, The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).

Paul Middleton, Angus Paddison, and Karen Wenell, eds., Paul, Grace, and Freedom: Essays in Honour of John K. Riches, T&T Clark Biblical Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2009).

Steve Moyise, Paul and Scripture: Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010).

Jerome Murphy-OíConnor, Paul the Letter-Writer: His World, His Options, His Skills (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1995).

Matthew V. Novenson, Christ Among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

John J. Pilch, Stephen: Paul and the Hellenist Israelites, Paulís Social Network series (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008).

Joseph Plevnik, What Are They Saying About Paul and the End of Time? (New York: Paulist Press, 2009).

Calvin J. Roetzel, Paul, The Man and the Myth, Personalities of the New Testament Series (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999).

Calvin J. Roetzel, The Letters of Paul: Conversations in Context, 4th ed. (Westminster John Knox, 1998).

J. Paul Sampley, Walking Between the Times: Paulís Moral Reasoning (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991).

E.P. Sanders, Paul: A Very Short Introduction, rev. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

E.P. Sanders, Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns of Religion (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983).

E.P. Sanders, Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985).

Eric W. Scherbenske, Canonizing Paul: Ancient Editorial Practice and the Corpus Paulinum (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) hardcover, $74. NEW.

Alan F. Segal, Paul the Convert: the Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).

Ken Stenstup, Titus: Honoring the Gospel of God, series: Paulís Social Network (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2010).

Walter F. Taylor, Paul, Apostle to the Nations (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).

Graham H. Twelftree, Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013) paperback, $33. NEW.

Stephen Westerholm, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Paul (Oxford / Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

Ben Witherington III, Paulís Narrative Thought World (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1994).

Ben Witherington III, The Paul Quest: The Renewed Search for the Jew of Tarsus (Downerís Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1999).

N.T. Wright, Paul in Fresh Perspective (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2005).

N.T. Wright, The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992).

N.T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, 2 volume set, Vol. 4 of Christian Origins and the Question of God (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) paperback, $89. NEW.

N.T. Wright, Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) paperback, $68. NEW.

 

 

 2. THE LETTERS OF PAUL: COMMENTARIES & STUDIES

 

Romans:

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Romans, Anchor Bible 33 (New York: Doubleday, 1993).  Fitzmyerís treatment of Pauline theology has long been one of the finest.  This is the exhaustive study, the fruit of a lifetimeís research.

 

Christopher Bryan, A Preface to Romans: Notes on the Epistle in its Literary and Cultural Setting (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

J. Patout Burns, ed., Romans: Interpreted by Early Christian Interpreters, series: Churchís Bible (Grand Rapids; Eerdmans, 2012).

Brendan Byrne, Romans, Sacra Pagina 6 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996).

A. Andrew Das, ed, Solving the Romans Debate (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2007).

Karl P. Donfried, The Romans Debate, revised ed. (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1977; reprint: Peabody, MA: Hendrikson, 1991).

James D.G. Dunn, Romans 1-8, Word Biblical Commentary 38A (Word Books, 1988).

James D.G. Dunn, Romans 9-16, Word Biblical Commentary 38B (Word Books, 1988).

Neil Elliott, The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire, Paul in Critical Context (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008).

David H. Hay & E. Elizabeth Johnson, Pauline Theology, Vol. III: Romans (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995).

Arland J. Hultgren, Paulís Letter to the Romans: A Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011).

Robert Jewett, Romans: A Commentary, Hermeneia series (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006).

Robert Jewett, Romans: A Short Commentary (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) paperback, $39. NEW.

Luke Timothy Johnson, Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Reading the New Testament Series (New York: Crossroad, 1997).

Ernst Kasemann, Commentary on Romans (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980).

 

1 & 2 Corinthians:

C.K. Barrett, A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Harperís New Testament Commentaries (New York: Harper & Row, 1968).

C.K. Barrett, A Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians, Harperís New Testament Commentaries (New York: Harper & Row, 1973).

Ernest Best, Second Corinthians, Interpretation Series (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1997).

Hans Dieter Betz, 2 Corinthians 8 and 9: A Commentary on Two Administrative Letters, Hermeneia Series (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985).

Raymond F. Collins, First Corinthians, Sacra Pagina 7 (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1999).

Hans Conzelmann, 1 Corinthians: A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Hermeneia, trans. James W. Leitch (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975).

Joseph Fitzmyer, First Corinthians, Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

Victor Paul Furnish, 2 Corinthians, Anchor Bible 32A (New York: Doubleday, 1984).

David H. Hay, ed., Pauline Theology, Vol. II: 1 & 2 Corinthians (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993).

Richard A. Horsley, 1Corinthians, Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998).

Jan Lambrecht, Second Corinthians, Sacra Pagina 8 (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1999).

George T. Montague, First Corinthians, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011).

Jerome Murphy-OíConnor, St. Paulís Corinth: Texts and Archeology, Good News Studies (Wilmington: Michael Glazier, 1983). 

Jerome Murphy-OíConnor, Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Pheme Perkins, First Corinthians, Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012).

Thomas D. Stegman, Second Corinthians, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010).

Ben Witherington III, Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995).

 

Galatians:

Hans Dieter Betz, Galatians: A Commentary on Paulís Letter to the Churches in Galatia, Hermeneia Series (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979).

James D.G. Dunn, The Theology of Paulís Letter to the Galatians, New Testament Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Pauline Hogan, No Longer Male or Female: Interpreting Galatians 3:28 in Early Christianity, series: Library of New Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2008).

Brigitte Kahl, Galations Re-Imagined: Reading the Eyes of the Vanquished, series: Paul in Critical Contexts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010).

Frank J. Matera, Galatians, Sacra Pagina 9 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press [A Michael Glazier Book], 1992).

Sam K. Williams, Galatians, Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon, 1997).

 

Philippians:

Jouette Bassler, Pauline Theology, vol. I: Thessalonians, Philippians, Galatians, Philemon (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994).

Dennis Hamm, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013) paperback, $20. NEW.

Carolyn Osiek, Philippians, Philemon, Abingdon New Testament Commentaries (Nashville: Abingdon, 2000).

John Reumann, Philippians, Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

 

Philemon:

Joseph Fitzmyer, The Letter to Philemon, Anchor Bible 34C (New York: Doubleday, 2001.

Dennis Hamm, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013) paperback, $20. NEW.

Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, Demetrius K. Williams, eds., Onesimus Our Brother: Reading, Religion, Race, and Slavery in Philemon, Paul in Critical Contexts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).

Carolyn Osiek, Philippians, Philemon, Abingdon New Testament Commentaries (Nashville: Abingdon, 2000).

 

1 & 2 Thessalonians:

Raymond F. Collins, The Birth of the New Testament: The Origin and Development of the First Christian Generation (New York: Crossroad, 1993).  Despite the title, a study of the Letter to the Thessalonians.

Gordon D. Fee, The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians, New International Commentary on the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).

Abraham J. Malherbe, The Letter to the Thessalonians, Anchor Bible 32B (New York: Doubleday, 2000).

Earl J. Richard, First and Second Thessalonians, Sacra Pagina (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1995).

 

Ephesians & Colossians:

Markus Barth & Helmut Blanke, Colossians, Anchor Bible 34B, trans. Astrid Beck (New York: Doubleday, 1995).

Daniel K. Darko, No Longer Living as the Gentiles : Differentiation and Shared Ethical Values in Ephesians 4.17-6.9, Library of New Testament Studies 375 (New York: T&T Clark, 2008).

David Hay, Colossians, Abingdon New Testament Commentaries (Nashville: Abingdon, 2000).

Margaret Y. MacDonald, Colossians and Ephesians, Sacra Pagina 17 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000).

Bruce Malina and John J. Pilch, Social-Science Commentary on the Deutero-Pauline Letters (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) paperback, $39. NEW.

Jerome Murphy-OíConnor, St. Paulís Ephesus: Texts and Archeology (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008).

Jerry L. Sumney, Colossians: A Commentary, series: New Testament Library (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008).

Charles H. Talbert, Ephesians and Colossians, series: Paideia (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007).

Bonnie Thurston, Reading Colossians, Ephesians, and 2 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Reading the New Testament Series (New York: Crossroad, 1995).

Paul Trainor, Epaphras: Paul's Educator at Colossae, Paul's Social Network: Brothers & Sisters in Faith (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008).

Peter S. Williamson, Ephesians, series: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009).

Eduard Lohse, Colossians and Philemon: A Commentary on the Epistles, Hermeneia (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971).

 

Pastoral Letters: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus:

James W. Aageson, Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2008).

Jouette Bassler, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Abingdon New Testament Commenataries (Nashville: Abingdon).

Raymond F. Collins, 1 &  2 Timothy and Titus: A Commentary, New Testament Library (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002).

Mark Harding, What are they saying about the Pastoral Epistles? (New York: Paulist Press, 2001).

Luke Timothy Johnson, The First and Second Letters to Timothy, Anchor Bible 35A (New York: Doubleday, 2001).

George T. Montague, First and Second Timothy, Titus, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008) paperback, $20.

Jerome D. Quinn, The First and Second Letters to Timothy Anchor Bible 35A (New York: Doubleday, 1995).

Jerome D. Quinn & William C. Wacker, The First and Second Letters to Timothy, Eerdmans Critical Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999).

Philip H. Towner, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, series: New International Commentary of the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006).

 

 

 3. THE CATHOLIC LETTERS

 

James:

Alicia J. Batten, What Are They Saying About the Letter of James?, series: WATSA (New York: Paulist Press, 2009).

Richard J. Bauckham, James, New Testament Readings (New York: Routledge, 1999).

David Gowler, James Through the Centuries, Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries, vol. 17 (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) hardcover, $105. NEW.

P.J. Hartin, James, Sacra Pagina  (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2003).

Luke Timothy Johnson, The Letter of James, Anchor Bible 37A (New York: Doubleday, 1995).

Darian R. Lockett, Purity and Worldview in the Epistle of James, Library of New Testament Studies 366 (New York: T&T Clark, 2008).

Scot McKnight, The Letter of James,New International Commentary on the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011).

John Painter and David A. DeSilva, James and Jude, Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012).

 

1 & 2 Peter, Jude:

Paul J. Achtemeier, 1 Peter: A Commentary, Hermeneia (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996).

M. Eugene Boring, 1 Peter, Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon, 1999).

Lewis R. Donelson, I & II Peter and Jude: A Commentary, series: The New Testament Library (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010).

John H. Elliot, 1 Peter, Anchor Bible 37B (New York: Doubleday, 2000).

Daniel A. Keating, First and Second Peter, Jude, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011).

Steven J. Kraftchick, Jude and 2 Peter, Abingdon New Testament Commentaries (Nashville: Abingdon, 2002).

Jerome H. Neyrey, 2 Peter, Jude, Anchor Bible 37C (New York: Doubleday, 1993).

Pheme Perkins, First and Second Peter, James and Jude, Interpretation Series (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1995).

Donald Senior, 1 Peter, Jude, 2 Peter, Sacra Pagina 16 (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2002).

Duane Watson and Terrence Callan, First and Second Peter, series: Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).

 

Hebrews:

Richard Bauckham, Daniel Driver, Trevor Hart, & Nathan MacDonald, eds., The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).

Richard Bauckham, Daniel Driver, Tervor Hart, & Nathan MacDonald, eds., A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in Its Ancient Contexts, Library of New Testament Studies 387 (New York: T&T Clark, 2008).

Gareth Lee Cockerill, The Epistle to the Hebrews, New International Commentary on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012).

Luke Timothy Johnson, Hebrews: A Commentary, New Testament Library (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2006).

Craig R. Koester, Hebrews, Anchor Bible 36 (New York: Doubleday, 2001).

Alan C. Mitchell, Hebrews, Sacra Pagina 13 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007).

Kenneth L. Schenck, Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Settings of the Sacrifice, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph series 143 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

James Thompson, Hebrews, Paideia (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008).

 

1, 2 & 3 John:

Raymond E. Brown, The Epistles of John, Anchor Bible 30 (New York: Doubleday, 1982).

R. Alan Culpepper, The Gospels and Letters of John, Interpreting Biblical Texts (Nashville: Abingdon: 1998).

John Painter, 1, 2, and 3 John, Sacra Pagina 10 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002)

David K. Rensberger, 1John, 2John, 3John, Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon, 1997).

Gerald Sloyan, Walkers in the Truth: Perseverers and Deserters: The First, Second, and Third Letters of John (Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1995).

Georg Strecker, The Johannine Letters: A Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John, Hermeneia Series, trans. Linda Maloney (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996).

 

 

 4. THE BOOK OF REVELATION

 

David Aune, Revelation, Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 52A, B, & C (Waco: Word Books, 1997).

Brian K. Blount, Revelation: A Commentary, New Testament Library (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009).

M. Eugene Boring, Revelation, Interpretation Series (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1989).

Peter R. Carrell, Jesus and the Angels: Angelology and the Christology of the Apocalypse of John, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 95 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Elizabeth SchŁssler Fiorenza, The Book of Revelation: Justice and Judgment, 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1999).

Elizabeth SchŁssler Fiorenza, Revelation: Vision of a Just World, Proclamation Commentaries, rev. ed. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991).

A.J.P. Garrow, Revelation, New Testament Readings (New York: Routledge, 1997).

Wilfrid J. Harrington, Revelation, Sacra Pagina 16 (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1993).

Amy-Jill Levine, A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christianity (New York: T&T Clark, 2009).

Bruce J. Malina & John J. Pilch, Social Science Commentary on the Revelation (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000).

Bruce Metzger, Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation (Nashville: Abingdon, 1994).

Pablo Richard, Apocalypse: A Peopleís Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995).

Leonard L. Thompson, The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990).

Leonard L. Thompson, Revelation, Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998).

 

 

 5. THE CHURCH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

 

Richard S. Ascough, What are they saying about the Formation of the Pauline Churches? (New York: Paulist Press, 1998).

Richard S. Ascough, Lydia: Paulís Cosmopolitan Hostess, Paulís Social Network: Brothers and Sisters in Faith, ed. Bruce Malina (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009).

David E. Aune, Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1991).

Raymond E. Brown & John Meier, Antioch and Rome: Cradles of New Testament Christianity (New York: Paulist Press, 1983).

Raymond E. Brown, The Churches the Apostles Left Behind (New York: Paulist Press, 1984).

James D.G. Dunn, Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1997).

James D.G. Dunn, Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: An Inquiry into the Character of Earliest Christianity, rev. ed. (Trinity Press International, 1990).

James D. G. Dunn, The Parting of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity, 2nd ed. (London: SCM, 2006).

James D.G. Dunn, Beginning from Jerusalem, Vol. 2 of Christianity in the Making (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).

Benjamin H. Dunning, Aliens and Sojourners: Self as Other in Early Christianity, Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Daniel J. Harrington, The Church According to the New Testament: What the Wisdom and Witness of Early Christianity Teach Us Today (Sheed & Ward, 2001).

Richard Horsley, Christian Origins, A Peopleís History of Christianity 1 (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005).

Matt Jackson-McCabe, ed., Jewish Christianity Reconsidered: Rethinking Ancient Groups and Texts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).

Luke Timothy Johnson, Scripture and Discernment: Decision-Making in the Church (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996).

Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, Demetrius K. Williams, eds., Onesimus Our Brother: Reading, Religion, Race, and Slavery in Philemon, Paul in Critical Contexts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).

Robert J. Karris, Prayer and the New Testament, Companions to the New Testament (New York: Herder & Herder Crossroad, 2000).

Eugene LaVerdiere, Dining in the Kingdom of God: The Origins of the Eucharist According to Luke (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1994).

Eugene LaVerdiere, The Breaking of Bread: The Development of the Eucharist According to Acts (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998).

…tienne Nodet & Justin Taylor, The Origins of Christianity: An Exploration (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998).

Michael Philip Peen, Kissing Christians: Ritual and Community in the Late Ancient Church, Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

Isabella Sandwell, Religious Identity in Late Antiquity: Greeks, Jews, and Christians in Antioch (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Michelle Slee, The Church in Antioch in the First Century CD: Communion and Conflict, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2004).

Ekkehard W. Stegemann and Wolfgang Stegemann, The Jesus Movement: A Social History of Its First Century, trans. O.C. Dean, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999).

Graham Twelftree, In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism Among Early Christians (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007).

Ben Witherington III, Making a Meal of It: Rethinking the Theology of the Lordís Supper (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007).

N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God, Vol. 1 of Christian Origins and the Question of God (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992).

 

 

 6. N.T. APOCRYPHA & OTHER EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

 

Bart D. Ehrman, Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).  Studies noncanonical gospels, acts, and epistles, as well as groups, such as the Gnostics, Ebionites, and Marcionites, that lost in the battle of Christianityís emerging orthodoxy.  Ehrman has also published an accompanying reader: Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It into the New Testament (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

 

Bart D. Ehrman, After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).  A fine anthology of Christian literature from 100 to 300.  It includes excerpts from apocrypha gospels and the apostolic fathers.

 

Andrew E. Bernhard, ed., Other Early Christian Gospels: A Critical Edition of the Surviving Greek Manuscripts, Library of New Testament Studies, vol. 315 (New York: T&T Clark, 2007).

Paul Bradshaw, Maxwell E. Johnson, & L. Edward Phillips, ed., The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary, Hermeneia Series (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002).

FranÁois Bovon, Ann Graham Brock & Christopher R. Matthews, The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, Harvard Divinity School Studies (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).

April D. De Conick, Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2005).

Bart D. Ehrman, The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).

J.K. Elliott, ed., The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Paul Foster, The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Mark Goodacre, Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomasís Familiarity with the Synoptics (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012).

Andrew Gregory & Christopher Tuckett, The Reception of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Andrew Gregory & Christopher Tuckett, Trajectories Through the New Testament and Apostolic Fathers (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Michael W. Holmes, ed., The Apostolic Fathers, 3rd edition (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007). Revision of the classic edition of J.B. Lightfoot, with Greek text & English on facing pages.

Charles Horton, Earliest Gospels: The Origins and Transmission of the Earliest Christian Gospels; The Contribution of the Chester Beatty Gospel Codex P45, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2005).

Clayton N. Jefford, The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History, and Transmission, Supplements to Novum Testamentum, vol. 77 (Leiden: Brill, 1995).

Bentley Layton, ed., The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation (New York: Doubleday, 1995).

Marvin Meyer, The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1992).

Aaron Milavec, The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004).

Tobias Nicklas, Thomas J. Kraus, Michael J. Kruger, eds., Gospel Fragments, Oxford Early Christian Gospel Texts (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Kurt Niederwimmer, The Didache: A Commentary, Hermeneia, trans. Linda M. Maloney (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998).

Carolyn Osiek, The Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary, Hermeneia (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999).

Nicholas Perrin, Thomas, The Other Gospel (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2007).

Peter Pokorn, Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas: From Interpretations to the Interpreted, Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies (New York: T&T Clark International, 2010).

Huub van de Sandt & Davis Flusser, The Didache: Its Jewish Sources and Its Place in Early Judaism and Christianity (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002).

Jonathan Schwiebert, Knowledge and the Coming Kingdom: The Didache's Meal Ritual and Its Place in Early Christianity, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: Continuum International, 2008).

Madeleine Scopello, ed., The Gospel of Judas in Context: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Gospel of Judas, Paris, Sorbonne, October 27th-28th 2006, Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 62 (Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2008).

Christopher W. Skinner, Christopher W., What Are They Saying about the Gospel of Thomas? (New York: Paulist Press, 2012).

Christopher Tuckett, ed., The Gospel of Mary, Oxford Early Christian Texts (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).  Critical edition with English translation.

Richard Valantasis, The Gospel of Thomas, New Testament Readings (New York: Routledge, 1997).

 

 

 7. SPECIAL TOPICS

 

Vicky Balabanski, Eschatology in the Making: Mark, Matthew and the Didache, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 97 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

G.K. Beale & D.A. Carlson, eds., Commentary on New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007).

G.K. Beale, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).

Markus Bockmuehl, Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory: The New Testament Apostle in the Early Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).

George J. Brooke, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005).

Raymond E. Brown, Karl P. Donfried, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, & John Reumann, Mary in the New Testament (New York: Paulist Press, 1978).

Raymond E. Brown, Karl P. Donfried, & John Reumann, Peter in the New Testament (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1973).

Bruce Chilton & Jacob Neusner, ed., The Brother of Jesus: James the Just and His Mission (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001).

John J. Collins & Craig A. Evans, eds., Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006).

John J. Collins, ed., The Origins of Apocalypticism in Judaism and Christianity, Volume 1 of Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (New York: Continuum, 1998).

Raymond F. Collins, Divorce in the New Testament, Good New Studies 38 (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1992).

Raymond F. Collins, Sexual Ethics and the New Testament, Companions to the New Testament (New York: Crossroad Herder, 2000).

Jerome Crowe, From Jerusalem to Antioch: The Gospel Across Cultures (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1997).

R. Alan Culpepper, John, the Son of Zebedee: Life of a Legend, Personalities of the New Testament series (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000).

Robert Daly, Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity, Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009).

Richard DeMaris, The New Testament in Its Ritual World (New York: Routledge, 2008).

James D.G. Dunn, Did the First Christans Worship Jesus?  The New Testament Evidence (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2010).

James D.G. Dunn, Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Re-Examination of the New Testament Teaching on the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Relation to Pentecost (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996).

James D.G. Dunn, The Oral Gospel Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013) paperback, $45. NEW.

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, To Advance the Gospel: New Testament Studies (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998).

Luke Timothy Johnson, Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity: A Missing Dimension of New Testament Studies (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998).

Ross Shephard Kraemer & Mary Rose DíAngelo, Women and Christian Origins: A Reader (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Craig S. Keener, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, 2 vols. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011).

Louise J. Lawrence, Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters, Biblical Figurations (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) paperback, $28. NEW.

Frank J. Matera, New Testament Ethics: The Legacies of Jesus and Paul (Westminster John Knox, 1996).

Wayne A. Meeks, The Origins of Christian Morality: The First Two Centuries (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).

Maarten J.J. Menken, ed., Genesis in the New Testament, Library of New Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2014) paperback, $35. NEW.

Halvor Moxnes, ed., Constructing Early Christian Families: Family as Social Reality and Metaphor (New York: Routledge, 1997).

Pheme Perkins, Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church, Personalities of the New Testament series (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000).

Deborah F. Sawyer, Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries, Religion in the First Christian Centuries (Routledge, 1996).

Elizabeth SchŁssler Fiorenza, In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins (New York: Crossroad, 1986).

Dennis E. Smith, From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003).

Frank S. Thielman, The Law and the New Testament: The Question of Continuity, Companions to the New Testament Series (New York: Crossroad / Herder & Herder, 1999).

Bonnie Thurston, Women in the New Testament: Questions and Commentary, Companions to the New Testament (New York: Crossroad, 1998).

N.T. Wright, How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels (San Francisco: HarperOne, 2012).

Magnus Zetterholm, ed., The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).

 

 

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