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Wipf and Stock McMaster New Testament Studies Series (3 vols.)
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Wipf and Stock McMaster New Testament Studies Series (3 vols.)

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Pickwick Publications 2011–2012

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Overview

Edited by scholars Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall, the McMaster New Testament Studies series gathers cutting-edge scholarship from around the world. These three volumes from the series address the church’s mission, history, and relationship with governments.

In Christian Mission, an international cast of scholars examines God’s work through his people from the call of Abraham to the global spread of the Christian church. Then, The Church, Then and Now investigates the many forms the church has taken through the centuries in order to fulfill its divine mandate. Where the church failed to survive in a given context, the contributors provide detailed analysis, while also discussing the ministry patterns of the church throughout the world today. Finally, Empire in the New Testament explores how the New Testament authors treated the Roman Empire and its impact on their mission.

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Key Features

  • Gathers an international cast of scholars
  • Examines God’s mission for Israel and the church throughout the Old and New Testaments
  • Investigates the forms the church has taken to fulfill its biblical mandate
  • Explores the impact of the Roman Empire on the New Testament authors

Product Details

Individual Titles

Christian Mission: Old Testament Foundations and New Testament Developments

  • Editors: Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
  • Publisher: Pickwick
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 272

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How did a first-century Jewish messianic movement become the dominant religious force in the Western world? These essays investigate the roots of God’s mission, and the mission of his people in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism—specifically in the Psalms, Isaiah, and Daniel. The focus then shifts to the mission of Jesus, and how it continued in the mission of the 12, other Jewish believers, and finally into Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles. These essays trace how the Christian mission developed from its first-century roots, underscoring implications for missions today.

This sparkling collection of essays . . . takes seriously the Hebrew Scriptures and Second Temple Judaism as fertile soil in which the seeds for Christian mission were sown, came to flower in the New Testament, and continue to bear fruit in the ongoing global mission of the church at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Trevor J. Burke, professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute

Biblical scholars and missiologists have much to learn from each other. This work, with contributions from notable scholars, offers some fresh biblical insights for thinking about Christian mission.

Craig Keener, author, Romans: A New Covenant Commentary

Here is a work that covers the field, presents missional roots as well as strategy, is very readable, and would serve as a fine textbook both for courses and personal study.

Grant Osborne, author, The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Empire in the New Testament

  • Editors: Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
  • Publisher: Pickwick
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 320

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How does a Christian “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s”? This book, developed from the 2007 Bingham Colloquium, examines the New Testament’s response to the empires of God and Caesar. Two chapters explore the Old Testament’s concept of empire, and six others address the response to the notion of empire—both human and divine—in the various authors of the New Testament. A final chapter investigates how the Church Fathers regarded the matter. The essays display various methods and positions; together, they represent the state of empire studies in the New Testament.

This is an indispensable volume for those studying the content and context of the New Testament. 

J. Brian Tucker, associate professor of New Testament, Moody Theological Seminary

Each of these essays presents a significant contribution to the biblical studies conversation as well as food for thought for contemporary believers.

Greg Carey, professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary

These essays further establish the relevance of ‘empire-critical’ interpretations of the New Testament, providing new insights and pointing toward the possibility of a coherent New Testament biblical theology explicitly engaged with empire.

Neil Elliott, professor of New Testament, United Theological Seminary

The Church, Then and Now

  • Editors: Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
  • Publisher: Pickwick
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 274

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This book, developed from the Bingham Colloquium at McMaster Divinity College, begins with papers examining the church in the New Testament, followed by a historical study of the church under attack in places where it did not survive. The latter part of the book contains essays by several modern church practitioners who discuss their insights about and experiences with postmodern society, home churches, megachurches, and the missional church. Such a combination of biblical theology, history, and practice makes this a valuable book for all thinking members of Christ’s church.

[The Church, Then and Now] provides both an excellent study of the NT witness as to what a church should be and penetrating insight into what churches actually are and what they are facing in our time.

Grant Osborne, author, The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

About the Editors

Stanley E. Porter is a respected Greek and New Testament scholar, best known for his works on verbal aspects in New Testament Greek. Porter is actively involved in OpenText.org and the Linguistics Institute of Ancient and Biblical Greek. He is also a regular columnist for Christian Week.

Porter currently serves as president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is the author or editor of numerous studies in the New Testament and Greek language, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.

Cynthia Long Westfall has published in the area of discourse analysis of the New Testament and is an expert on the book of Hebrews. Westfall is the author of Those Who Can, Teach: Teaching as Christian Vocation and Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews. She has taught previously at Mars Hill Graduate School, Denver Seminary, and Colorado Christian University.