Recommended Reading

John D. Fortner, Ph.D. / Fall 2015

Recommended Reading

This list of 15 books is indicative of those that I have profited from (re-)reading in recent months. These works cover biblical theology, developments in early Judaism, and methodologies for the study of both the Old and New Testaments. I recommend them to you.

1) The Elusive Presence: Toward a New Biblical Theology – Samuel Terrien

2) Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul – Richard B. Hayes

3) The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scripture, Richard B. Hays

4) Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture – R. W.
L. Moberly

5) Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters – Terence E. Fretheim

6) The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age – John J. Collins

7) God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical
– Kenton L. Sparks

8) Apocalyptic Paul: Cosmos and Anthropos in Romans 5-8 – Beverly Roberts
Gaventa, ed.

9) Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism,
Anathea E. Portier-Young

10) King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures
in Biblical and Related Literature
– Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins

11) Jesus and the God of Israel – Richard Bauckham

12)  A Biblical Text and its Afterlives: The Survival of Jonah in Western Culture
        – Yvonne Sherwood

13) Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud – Ehud ben Zvi

14) The Evolution of Adam – What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human
– Peter Enns

15) The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
John H. Walton



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2 Responses to Recommended Reading

  1. Awesome list! Now I’ll just quit my day job for a year and get to reading 🙂

  2. Paul Crites says:

    Thank you for this. I miss learning from you.

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