Monthly Archives: March 2009

Exploring New Rhetorical Approaches to Galatians

The following volume is available online although the preface doesn’t seem to be a good link.

Exploring New Rhetorical Approaches to Galatians. Papers presented at an International Conference, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, March 13-14, 2006. Edited by Donald François Tolmie. Acta Theologica Supplementum, 9.

Tolmie, Donald François. “The Rhetorical Analysis of the Letter to the Galatians: 1995-2005.” 1-28.

Vos, Johan S. “Paul and Sophistic Rhetoric: A Perspective on His Argumentation in the Letter to the Galatians.” 29-52.

Mitternacht, Dieter. “A Structure of Persuasion in Galatians: Epistolary and Rhetorical Appeal in an Aural Setting.” 53-98.

Hietanen, Mika. “The Argumentation in Galatians.” 99-120.

Tsang, Sam. “‘Abba’ Revisited: Merging the Horizons of History and Rhetoric Through the New Rhetoric Structure for Metaphors.” 121-41.

Verster, Pieter. “The Implications of Non-Authentic Questions in Galatians.” 142-161.

Swart, Gerhardus Jacobus. “Reconstructing Rhetorical Strategies from the Text of Galatians—Syntax-Based Discourse Analysis as a Monitoring Device.” 162-173.

Garlington, Partisan ἐκ and the Question of Justification in Galatians

I saw today that SBL has posted JBL 127, no. 3 which contains an article on Galatians by Don Garlington:

Garlington, Don B. “Paul’s ‘Partisan ἐκ’ and the Question of Justification in Galatians.” Journal of Biblical Literature. 127:3 (2008): 567-589.

More Galatians dissertations

Thanks to Rod Decker’s NT Resources blog I discovered the British Library EThOS today. There are 17 dissertations listed for Galatians but only one of them is currently available for download. Two are marked as such but Kok’s is actually not. BUT never fear, I’m here. I requested the digitisation of a further six which should be available in 10 days. The service is free as long as the dissertation is already digitised or the institution has funding to do it. They are provided in pdf format and Culvert’s is quite high quality so I am looking forward to receiving the rest. The documents are limited to personal use only and cannot be shared with anyone, but given that they are free downloads I don’t see that as a hindrance – go get ’em!

Available immediately is:
Calvert, Nancy Lynn. Abraham Traditions in Middle Jewish Literature: Implications for the Interpretation of Galatians and Romans. PhD; University of Sheffield, 1993.

Available in approximately ten days are:

Han, Kyuseok. Pauline Soteriology in Galatians with Special Reference to ΠΙΣΤΙΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ. PhD; University of Birmingham, 2007.

Ciampa, Roy E.What Does the Scripture Say?: An Analysis of the Presence and Function of Scripture in Galatians 1-2. PhD; University of Aberdeen, 1996.

Gilthvedt, Gary Earl. Dying ‘Through the Law to the Law’ (Gal 2.19). PhD; University of St Andrews, 1989.

Kwon, Yon-Gyong. Eschatology in Galatians. PhD; University of London, 2001.

Oh, Boon-Leong. The Social and Religious Setting of Galatians. PhD; University of London, 2001.

Tsang, Sam. Symbolic Universe, Metaphor and Conviction: A Study of the Slave Metaphor in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. PhD; University of Sheffield, 2001.

and listed but not available from EThOS are:

Asano, Atsuhiro. The Context and the Patterns of Community-Identity Construction: Exegetical, Social-Anthropological and Socio-Historical Studies in the Letter to the Galatians. PhD; University of Oxford, 2003.

Barclay, J.M.G. Obeying the Truth : A Study of Paul’s Exhortation in Galatians 5-6. PhD; University of Cambridge, 1985.

Bonnington, Mark. The Antioch Episode in Historical and Cultural Context. PhD; University of Nottingham, 1994.

Carver, Andrew Hall. Means of Meaning: The Logic of Paul’s Rhetoric in Galatians. PhD; University of Durham, 2000.

Choi, Hung-Sik. ‘The Truth of the Gospel’: An Exegetical and Theological Study of the Antitheses in Galatians 5.2-6. PhD; University of Durham, 2002.

Cummins, Stephen Anthony. Paul and the Crucified Christ in Antioch: Maccabean Martyrdom and Galatians 1 and 2. PhD; University of Oxford, 1994. [My former NT prof. Go Tony!!]

Goh, David T. Creation and the People of God: Creation Tradition and the Boundaries of the Covenant in Second Temple Jewish Writings and in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. PhD; University of Durham, 1994.

Hooper, D.J. The Continuity of the Abrahamic Covenant from the Old Testament to the New Testament with Special Reference to Galatians and Romans. ThM; University College, 1986.

Keesmaat, Sylvia C. Paul’s Use of the Exodus Tradition in Romans and Galatians. PhD; University of Oxford, 1994.

Kok, Ezra Hon-Seng. The Truth of the Gospel: A Study in Galatians 2.15-21. PhD; University of Durham, 1993.

Mitchell, S. The History and Archaeology of Galatia. PhD; University of Oxford, 1974.

Faith of Jesus Christ

Paternoster has announced that the following book will be released in April. Hendrickson is releasing the North American edition and there is no word yet on when that might happen.

Michael F. Bird and Preston M. Sprinkle, The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical and Theological Studies. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2009. 9781842276419

This collection of essays began as a session by the same name at SBL 2007. At that session the following presentations were on the slate:

Michael Bird, “The Faith of Jesus Christ: Problems and Prospects.”

Stanley Porter, “Lexical and Semantic Reflections on Pistis.”

Douglas Campbell, “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Romans and Galatians.”

Preston Sprinkle, “Pistis Christou as an Eschatological Event.”

Ardel Caneday, “The Faithfulness of Jesus as a Theme of Pauline Theology.”

Francis Watson, “The Faith of Jesus Christ.”

R. Barry Matlock, “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Romans and Galatians.”

Mark Elliott, “The Faith of Jesus Christ in the Church Fathers.”

Benjamin Myers, “The Faithfulness of Christ in the Theology of Karl Barth.”

According to Paternoster the following authors have contributed to this collection of essays: Francis Watson, Douglas Campbell, Stanley Porter, David DeSilva, Paul Foster, Richard Bell, Joel Willitts, Mark Seifrid, Barry Matlock, Michael Bird, Andrew Pitts, Mark Elliott, Ardel Caneday, Peter Bolt, Bruce Lowe, Bill Salier, Debbie Hunn, Ben Myers, and Preston Sprinkle. I expect those present at the SBL session will provide slightly modified essays while others have been asked to join the discussion.