Friday, May 26, 2006

What's New?

A recently discovered blog: Singing in the Reign has some interesting features. Notably a section on historical Jesus methodology. It's run by a Catholic scholar, Michael Barber who is doing his PhD at Fuller Seminary. It sporadically deals with topics those in the NT guild will find interesting and important. He even has the audacity to claim that "the most glaring [mistake of Wright] is the redefinition of exile in terms of Roman oppression." I wonder if he's read Evans article on this? Because otherwise, he's got a lot of explaining to do.
Mike Bird's essay on Post New Perspective Perspective is available at the CTR. Just scroll down to find the section on the NPP. The Bird also finally sees the light on Paul and Rhetorical criticism.
Eddie has a new blog spot where he responds to my questioning Hurtado's notion of "experience" as the impetus for early devotion to Jesus. I still wish Hurtado would quantify what he means by that. Or maybe I just need to keep reading until he does...
Witherington smacks The Da Vinci Code in one swift blog. The movie is apparently not as good as the novel, nor as provocative. Paul Windsor re-directs the discussion with a helpful ? & !
Peter M. Head wonders if Mark 15:28 is really lost to us. A passage I was working on a couple of days ago, for a series I will one day preach entitled: The Gospel of Mockers. While J. B. Hood tells us of forthcoming beauties [Commentaries on matthew...] I can't wait to read Witherington and Evans. The rest are not that appealing to me...
Derek Brown stands in the presence of greatness... I've stood before one of those men before and asked: "So how does your hypothesis of Oral Tradition work with the apocryphal gospels?" TO which a great Rabbi gave me words that inspired me to researc further. But those words shall ne'er be uttered again - from those lips...
James Darlack finally discovers the hilarity of "BABY GOT BOOK"
Back to research on Worship in Colossians... Have fun Ya'll...

2 comments:

Stephen (aka Q) said...

Barber even has the audacity to claim that "the most glaring [mistake of Wright] is the redefinition of exile in terms of Roman oppression." I wonder if he's read Evans article on this?

I'd like to know more about this. I admit, Wright's "grand narrative" is very compelling. But is it really defensible to claim that the Israelites still considered themselves to be in exile after they had resettled in Judea?

Do you have a link to the Evans article you mention? I'd like to read it.

Derek Brown said...

I stumbled across your blog (don't even remeber how now!) and lo and behold here I already was. Thanks for the plug and for the great site.

Derek