Monthly Archives: August 2009

Bird and Whitenton on the faithfulness of Christ

The latest issue of NTS is now out and there is another article on the πίστις Χριστοῦ debate. An abstract can be read here.

Michael F. Bird and Michael R. Whitenton, “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Hippolytus’s De Christo et Antichristo: Overlooked Patristic Evidence in the Πίστις Χριστοῦ Debate.” New Testament Studies. 55:4 (2009): 552-562.

I also discovered that Whitenton is the author of Ecce Homo; he posts about his debut article here. Congratulations Michael(s) and feel free to send me a copy of your article so I don’t have to wait two years to read it :D. Bird is also an avid blogger but hasn’t yet mentioned the release of this issue. I’ll also add this article to my bibliography page on this subject (see the link at the top of my blog).

Two more additions to EThOS

EThOS has now added the pdf files for two more dissertations on Galatians:

Yon-Gyong Kwon, Eschatology in Galatians. PhD; University of London, 2000.

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

Both dissertations were supervised by the late Graham Stanton, even after his move to Cambridge. Douglas Campbell served as second reader and prime helper after Stanton’s move.

Galatians at BNTC 2009

The British New Testament Conference 2009 conference program has been posted online and there is a little Galatians’ action in the Johannine literature section.

Peter Phillips, “Cross-Posting: Some Reflections on John 7 and Galatians 3-4.”

The conference will take place at the University of Aberdeen from September 3-5. The Galatians and John session will take place on Friday morning 9:00-10:30 in the Carnegie Room.

Matthias Konradt on Galatians 5-6

Ekaterini G. Tsalampouni brought to my attention a new journal, Early Christianity, which will be publishing an article on Galatians in its first volume next year:

Matthias Konradt, “Die Berufung zur Freiheit und die Liebe asl Erfüllung des Gesetzes. Beobachtungen zu Paulus’ Entfaltung seiner Ethik in Gal 5,13-6,10.” Early Christianity. 1 (2010): ?-?.

Galatians at SBL 2009 final(ly)

The official program book for SBL 2009 has been released and there are some new developments in the area of Galatians. Here is the lineup:

Contextual Biblical Interpretation 11/21/2009 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Johann D. Kim, Colorado Christian University “Towards a Communal Reading of Paul: Galatians as a Test Case.”

Intertextuality in the New Testament Consultation 11/21/2009 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Rodrigo J. Morales, Marquette University “Israel’s Infancy and the Elements of the Cosmos: Reconfiguring Hosea and Ezekiel in Galatians 4:1–11.”

Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism 11/21/2009 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Kathy Barrett Dawson, Duke University “Intertextuality and Mimetic Reversal in Galatians 1-2: Pauline Autobiography and the Inclusion of the Gentiles.”

Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds
11/22/2009 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Jeff Hubing, Northern Seminary “Redefining the Epistolary Form and Function of Galatians 6:11-17.”

History of Interpretation 11/22/2009 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Kelly Whitcomb, Vanderbilt University “Law and Spirit, Law and Grace: A Rhetorical and Socio-Historical Comparison of Sarah and Hagar in Galatians 4:21-5:1 and Ilarion’s Sermon ‘On Law and Grace.'”

Korean Biblical Colloquium 11/22/2009 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Hung-Sik Choi, Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology “A Reconsideration of the Antithesis between Peritome / Akrobustia and Pistis di Agapes Evnergoumene in Galatians 5:6.”

Pauline Epistles 11/23/2009 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Brigitte Kahl, Union Theological Seminary and Brigitte Kahl, Union Theological Seminary “Jewish Torah, Roman nomos, and the hazard of Galatian foreskin: A critical re-imagination.”

Book of Acts 11/23/2009 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Drew University “Inside Out and Upside Down: Acts 17:1-8 and the Outing of the Thessalonian Ekklesia.”

Construction of Christian Identities 11/23/2009 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sheila Briggs, University of Southern California “‘No longer Jew or Greek’: Ethnic Identity in Galatians.”

Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti 11/24/2009 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Theme: Hans Dieter Betz’s Commentary on Galatians, 30 Years Later

Troy W. Martin, Saint Xavier University, Presiding
Udo Schnelle, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Panelist (20 min)
Helmut Koester, Harvard University, Panelist (20 min)
Richard N. Longenecker, Wycliffe College, Panelist (20 min)
Margaret M. Mitchell, University of Chicago, Panelist (20 min)
Hans Dieter Betz, University of Chicago, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (25 min)

Lambrecht responds to Garlington

Last year JBL published an article by Don Garlington on Paul’s use of ‘ἐκ’ in Galatians. The latest issue of Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses has a response by Jan Lambrecht. Unfortunately the abstract is not yet available.

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

Jan Lambrecht, “Critical reflections on Paul’s ‘partisan ek’ as recently presented by Don Garlington.” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. 85:1 (2009): 135-141.