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The Word Leaps the Gap: Essays on Scripture and Theology in Honor of Richard B. Hays
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The Word Leaps the Gap: Essays on Scripture and Theology in Honor of Richard B. Hays

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Eerdmans 2008

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Overview

This Festschrift celebrates the work of Richard Hays in honor of his sixtieth birthday. A token of gratitude from colleagues and friends whose scholarly imaginations have been sparked in numerous ways by his generative insights, this volume provides many valuable thoughts about the important work of this distinguished New Testament scholar.

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Key Features

  • Celebrates the work of Richard B. Hays
  • Provides valuable thoughts about the work of the distinguished New Testsament scholar
  • Discusses New Testament studies and theology

Contents

  • “Why ‘The Way the Words Run’ Matters: Reflections on Becoming a ‘Major Biblical Scholar’” by Stanley Hauerwas
  • “Echoes of the Ancient Near East? Intertextuality and the Comparative Study of the Old Testament” by Christopher B. Hays
  • “On Interpreting the Mind of God: The Theological Significance of the Flood Narrative (Genesis 6–9)” by Walter Moberly
  • “The Book of Tobit and the Canonical Ordering of the Book of the Twelve” by Gary A. Anderson
  • “Faithfulness and Fear, Stumbling and Salvation:Receptions of LXX Isaiah 8:11-18 in the New Testament” by J. Ross Wagner
  • “Idolatry in the New Testament” by Joel Marcus
  • “Healing in the Wings of His Garment: The Synoptics and Malachi 4:2” by Dale C. Allison Jr.
  • See My Tears: A Lament for Jerusalem (Luke 13:31-35; 19:41-44)” by Bruce N. Fisk
  • “‘Managing the Audience’: The Rhetoric of Authorial Intent and Audience Comprehension in the Narrative Epistemology of Polybius of Megalopolis, Diodorus Siculus, and Luke the Evangelist” by David P. Moessner
  • “‘In Our Own Languages’: Pentecost, Babel, and the Shaping of Christian Community in Acts 2:1-13” by Joel B. Green
  • “Saul/Paul: Onomastics, Typology, and Christian Scripture” by Stephen B. Chapman
  • “The Book of Acts and the Cultural Explication of the Identity of God” by C. Kavin Rowe
  • “‘They Bear Witness to Me’: The Psalms in the Passion Narrative of the Gospel of John” by Marianne Meye Thompson
  • “John and Thomas in Context: An Exercise in Canonical Criticism” by Luke Timothy Johnson
  • “The Historical Figure of Jesus in 1 John” by D. Moody Smith
  • “Did Paul’s Theology Develop?” by E. P. Sanders
  • “ΕΚ ΠΙΣΤΕΩΣ: A Key to the Meaning of ΠΙΣΤΙΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ” by James D. G. Dunn
  • “An Echo of Scripture in Paul, and Its Implications” by Douglas A. Campbell
  • “From Toxic Speech to the Redemption of Doxology in Paul’s Letter to the Romans” by Roberts Gaventa
  • “Manna and the Circulation of Grace: A Study of 2 Corinthians 8:1-15” by John M. G. Barclay
  • “Imitating Christ Imitating Us: Paul’s Educational Project in Philippians” by Susan G. Eastman
  • “Resurrection and the Limits of Paulinism” by Francis Watson
  • “Faith, Virtue, Justification, and the Journey to Freedom” by N. T. Wright
  • “The Conversion of Desire in St. Paul’s Hermeneutics” by Markus Bockmuehl
  • “Walking through the Word of God: Gregory of Nazianzus as a Biblical Interpreter” by Brian E. Daley, SJ
  • “The Domestication of Prophecy in the Early Reformation” by David C. Steinmetz
  • “The Bard and the Book: Shakespeare’s Interpretation of Scripture” by A. Katherine Grieb
  • “Is Matthew Arnold Also Among the Prophets? A Victorian Critic Interprets Paul” by Leander E. Keck
  • “Neither Devils nor Angels: Peace, Justice, and Defending the Innocent: A Response to Richard Hays” by Allen Verhey
  • “The Poetics of Generosity” by Ellen F. Davis
  • “A Resting Place” by Sarah Hays Coomer
  • The Christian Practice of Growing Old: The Witness of Scripture” by Richard B. Hays and Judith C. Hays

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About the Authors

J. Ross Wagner is associate professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. His other books include Heralds of the Good News: Paul and Isaiah in Concert in the Letter to the Romans and Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics.

C. Kavin Rowe is associate professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and Regional Scholar for the Society of Biblical Literature. Rowe is the author of Early Narrative Christology and World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age.

A. Katherine Grieb is professor of New Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary. She has also taught at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine.