Bibliography for Biblical Studies and Early Christian Origins

  • Anderson, Garwood P.  Paul's New Perspective: Charting A Soteriological Journey.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.
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  • Barclay, John M.G.  Paul & the Gift.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
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  • ________.  Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2016.
  • Barnett, Paul. After Jesus. Vol. 1, The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2005.
     
  • ________. After Jesus. Vol. 2, Paul: Missionary of Jesus. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008.
     
  • Bauckham, Richard, ed. The Gospels for All Christians: Rethinking the Gospel Audiences. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1998.
     
  • Bellitto, Christopher M.  The General Councils: A History of the Twenty-One Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II.  New York: Paulist Press, 2002.
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  • Bird, Michael F.  An Anomalous Jew: Paul Among Jews, Greeks, and Romans.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2016.
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  • Blackwell, Ben C., John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston, eds.  Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
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  • Blomberg, Craig L. From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts Through Revelation. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2006.
     
  • Bockmuehl, Marcus, and James Carleton Paget, eds. Redemption and Resistance: The Messianic Hope of Jews and Christians in Antiquity. New York: T&T Clark, 2009.
     
  • Brown, Harold O.J.  Heresies: Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the Church.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 1988.
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  • Burge, Gary M, Lynn. H. Cohick, and Gene L. Green. The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Contexts. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.
     
  • Cohen, Shaye J.D. From the Maccabees to the Mishnah. 2 ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
     
  • Collins, Adela Yarboro, and John J. Collins. King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008.
     
  • Dunn, James D.G.  Christianity in the Making.  Vol. 2, Beginning From Jerusalem. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.
  • ________.  Christianity in the Making.  Vol. 3, Neither Jew Nor Greek: A Contested Identity.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
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  • Flusser, David. Judaism of the Second Temple Period. Vol. 2, The Jewish Sages and Their Literature. Trans. Azzan Yadin. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.
     
  • Freyne, Sean. Galilee From Alexander the Great to Hadrian, 323 BCE to 135 CE: A Study of Second Temple Judaism. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1980. Hanson, K.C., and Douglas E. Oakman. Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts. 2d ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.
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  • Goldingay, John.  Reading Jesus' Bible: How the New Testament Helps Us Understand the Old Testament.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2017.
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  • Gray, Patrick.  Paul As a Problem in History and Culture: The Apostle and His Critics Through the Centuries.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
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  • Hengel, Martin. Acts and the History of Earliest Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979.
     
  • Hill, C.E.  Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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  • Horsley, Richard A., ed. In The Shadow of the Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.
     
  • ________. Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.
     
  • Hurtado, Larry W.  Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World.  Waco: Baylor University Press, 2016.
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  • ________.  The Earliest Christian Artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2006.
     
  • ________. How On Earth Did Jesus Become A God? Historical Questions About Earliest Devotion to Jesus. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2005.
     
  • ________. One God, One Lord: Early Christian Devotion and Ancient Jewish Monotheism. 2 ed. Edinburgh: T &T Clark, 1998.
     
  • Keener, Craig S.  The Mind of the Spirit: Paul's Approach to Transformed Thinking.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
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  • Knohl, Israel. The Messiah Before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
     
  • Kovacs, Joe. Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008.
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  • Kreider, Alan.  The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
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  • Kruger, MIchael J. Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.   
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  • ________.  The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
     
  • Leithart, Peter J.  Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010.
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  • Licona, Michael R.  Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?  What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
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  • Longenecker, Richard N.  Paul, Apostle of Liberty.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
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  • McCready, Wayne O. and Adele Reinhartz, ed. Common Judaism: Explorations in Second- Temple Judaism. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.
     
  • McDonald, Lee Martin. The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority. Rev. 3d ed. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007.
     
  • ________. Forgotten Scriptures: The Selection and Rejection of Early Religious Writings. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.
     
  • McGrew, Lydia.  Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts.  Chillicothe: DeWard, 2017.
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  • Millard, Alan, James K. Hoffmeier, and David W. Baker. Faith, Tradition, and History: Old Testament Historiography in Its Near Eastern Context. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994.
     
  • Nickelsburg, George W.E., and Michael E. Stone. Early Judaism: Texts and Documents of Faith and Piety. Rev. Ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.
     
  • O'Brien, Peter T.  God Has Spoken in His Son: A Biblical Theology of Hebrews.  New Studies in Biblical Theology.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016.
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  • Padilla, Osvaldo.  The Acts of the Apostles: Interpretation, History and Theology.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.
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  • Pelikan, Jaroslav.  Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
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  • Perrin, Nicholas. Thomas: The Other Gospel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.
     
  • Porter, Stanley E.  Sacred Tradition in the New Testament: Tracing Old Testament Themes in the Gospels and Epistles.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016,
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  • Raisanen, Heikki. The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.
     
  • Richards, E. Randolph, and Brandon J. O'Brien.  Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle Paul a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2016.
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  • Rowland, Christopher. Christian Origins: The Setting and Character of the Most Important Messianic Sect of Judaism. 2d ed. Great Britain: SPCK, 2002.
     
  • Sanders, E.P.  Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016. 
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  • ________.  Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters, and Thought.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
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  • Simmons, William A. Peoples of the New Testament World: An Illustrated Guide. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2008.
     
  • Skarsaune, Oskar. In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
     
  • ________., and Reidar Hvalvik, eds. Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007.
     
  • Still, Todd D., and Bruce W. Longenecker.  Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
  • Thiselton, Anthony C.  The Holy Spirit - In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2013.
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  • Thornhill, A. Chadwick.  The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.
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  • Tidball, Derek.  The Voices of the New Testament: Invitation to a Biblical Roundtable.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.
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  • Watson, Francis.  The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portrait of Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
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  • Witherington, Ben, III. New Testament History: A Narrative Account. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.
     
  • Wise, Michael O. The First Messiah: Investigating the Savior Before Christ. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1999.
     
  • Wright, N.T. Christian Origins and the Question of God. Vol. 1, The New Testament ad the People of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.
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  • ________.  Christian Origins and the Question of God.  Vol. 4,  Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Parts I & II.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
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  • ________.  Christian Origins and the Question of God.  Vol. 4, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Parts III & IV.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
  • ________.  The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle.
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  • ________.  Paul and His Recent Interpreters.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.  Waco: Baylor, 2015.