Author Archives: ntatoxford

“The eternal enemy of women”: Is this an accurate understanding of Paul?

Reading: Beattie, Gillian. 2005. Women and Marriage in Paul and his Early Interpreters. London: T&T Clark International. Cotter, Wendy. 1994. “Women’s Authority Roles in Paul’s Churches: Countercultural or Conventional?” Novum Testamentum, 36 (4), 350-72. *De Conick, April. 2011. Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter. London: Bloomsbury. Heine, […]

“My Apostle” or “The Apostle of the heretics” (Tertullian): Which is more accurate for the early readers of Paul?

Reading: Tertullian, 1972. Adversus Marcionem, ed. E. Evans. Oxford Early Christian Texts; Oxford: Clarendon Press. Aageson, James W. 2008. Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church. Peabody: Hendrickson Press. *Babcock, William S., ed. 1990. Paul and the Legacies of Paul, Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press. *Bain, Andrew M. 2011. “Tertullian: Paul as Teacher of […]

What was Paul’s Gospel?

Beker, Johan Christian. 1982. Paul’s Apocalyptic Gospel: The Coming Triumph of God. Philadelphia: Fortress Press. *Bieringer, Reimund. 2018. “Proclaimed message or proclamation of the message? A critical analysis of EUAGGÉLION in the letters of Paul and the Gospel of Mark.” In Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity, eds. J. Schröter, S. Butticaz, A. Dettwiler, C. […]

What sort of Jew was Saul of Tarsus, and how did he change?

Some key primary texts: Gal 1.1-20; 2 Cor 3.5-4.6; Phil 3.1-10; Acts 9, 22 and 26. Boyarin, Daniel. 1994. A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press. Chester, Stephen J. 2003. Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Paul’s Theology and the Corinthian Church. Studies of the New Testament […]

Paul’s Literary Biography

Essay: Moving chronologically from what you determine is the earliest letter to the latest, explain which letters were written by Paul (and which were written by someone else). Your decisions about the order and authorships of the letters must be grounded in arguments and the primary texts rather than appeals to scholarly consensus. Recommended Readings:  […]

More New Testament Options?

New Testament Papers in Years 2 and 3 So you’ve enjoyed the first-year Introduction to the New Testament and you’re thinking it could be fun to do a bit more next year?  Great! We’ve put together this guide as a starting point to think about a possible progression through years 2 and 3 of your […]

PROFESSOR JENN STRAWBRIDGE

Associate Professor in New Testament Studies at Oxford G.B. Caird Fellow in Theology at Mansfield College Research Interests Pauline Epistles; Patristic reception of the New Testament; History of Interpretation; Papyrological and epigraphic sources and the New Testament; Gospel of John; Sight and sightlessness in the New Testament Recent Publications 2019. “New Testament (Literature)” in Encyclopaedia of […]