Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Good Book for a Good Cause

Over on RBL, James Sweeney reviews a new book entitled: The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament and Christian Theology: Essays in Honor of Max Turner.  

The volume is edited by an all-star crew: Marshall, I. Howard, Volker Rabens and Cornelis Bennema. Here is a summary of the contents and some of the equally amazing contributors.  This appears to be a festschrift that could rival the latest presented to I.H Marshall (see my review of Marshall's festschrift here). 

Description: This volume gathers writings about the Spirit and Christ by notable scholars including Richard Bauckham, D. A. Carson, James Dunn, and many others. Covering topics that are relevant for the worldwide church today -- the life-giving work of the Spirit, the Spirit in Luke and Acts, the gift of the Spirit in John 19-20, pneumatology and justifi cation, community life through the Spirit, and more -- the twenty essays included will be a welcome resource for scholars and ministers. The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament and Christian Theology is also a fitting tribute to honoree Max Turner, whose outstanding scholarship has focused on pneumatology and Christology.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012 pp. xx + 367. $60.00 

Turner's contribution to my area of research, Acts, etc., has been important.  I am glad therefore that this volume is getting attention.  


  1. Yeah, I am falling victim to "the poor post-grad student" syndrome. And my feeling is the book is too old to ask for a review copy.