MPHIL NT A2.7: What is the justification for studying the works of the Apostolic Fathers alongside the New Testament (with specific reference to Ignatius)?
Brent, Allen. 2009. Ignatius of Antioch: A Martyr Bishop and the origin of Episcopacy. London: Bloomsbury. Foster, Paul. 2012. ‘The Text of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers’ in Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger, eds. The Early Text of the New Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 282-301. Foster, Paul. 2007. The Writings […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]