I just received from Wipf and Stock Howard Marshall's festschrift, New Testament Theology in Light of the Church's Mission. I think out of all the books sent my way I was the most excited to receive this one. The collection of scholars who write in honor of Howard Marshall is astounding! I am personally excited to read the entire book, but a slew of contributions stand out to me. Jimmy Dunn has an entry on methodology of evangelism in the NT; the late R.T. France an entry on the Son of Man in Hebrews 2:6; Darrell Bock a pastoral entry on the gospel preached in the narrative speeches in Acts; Mark Strauss is going to attempt to reach a consensus on the purpose of Luke-Acts (this should be good!); and you can't beat Brian Rosner on 1 Corinthians, Thiselton on the Thessalonian letters; Yarbrough on Schlatter, and Schnabel on early Christian mission! I am leaving out many other exciting entries as well.
Marshall, as I will comment in my review, has had a true 2 Tim 2:2 model and effect in his academic ministry. Though I have never met him, and surely not sat under his teaching, I feel I have since I have been mentored by many of his former students. I pray I can be the "faithful men" to his Paul.
I am buried now! But reviews will start appearing at the end of the month. Thanks, Cascade and Wipf and Stock!