Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Forthcoming volume on Paul

I've just received the word from Paternoster that my volume on Paul has been accepted for the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. The volume is entitled:

The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective

Here is the outline (to date):

Introduction
The Riddle of "Righteousness"
"Raised for our Justification"
Incorporated Righteousness
When the Dust Finally Settles: Reaching a Post-New Perspective Perspective.
Righteousness as Forensic Declaration and Covenant Inclusion
Justification to the "Doers of the Law"?
A Bibliography of the New Perspective
Conclusion

19 comments:

Sean LeRoy said...

Looks interesting...
I was wondering how you'd define 'righteousness'? Both the Believer's and God's - if indeed you'd make a distinction.

Alan S. Bandy said...

I am already eager to read it. You are the wind beneath my wings :)

Michael Pahl said...

Looks good! And it looks like you're going to need an extra dose of insomnia to keep up with all your writing and presenting commitments! :-)

Chris Tilling said...

Great stuff! From your articles that I've already read, I can say that I like your take on things, but also your 'bridge-building' style. I hope this is well received.

J. B. Hood said...

The really big question is, what will the cover look like?

NWMihelis said...

I suggest the "artwork" of Wright taking on Crossan and Borg for consideration for the cover. Thought not a perfect match with the contents, it's close enough and was masterfully composed :-)
If nothing else, perhaps the artist could be enlisted to do a similar rendering of Mike :-)

Chris Tilling said...

Regards JB Hood's question, I suggest break new ground: Bung a bikini clad Claudia Schiffer on the front cover - bound to sell more than a stuffy picture of the Apostle Paul or the like.

J. B. Hood said...

A fighting redhead on the cover is just the ticket, I suspect. And you should be the one in a bikini, just to throw everyone off completely. Course then you'd kiss tenure goodbye at HTC...but your sales might be good enough so that it wouldn't matter.

You also might consider tattooing "righteousness or dikaiosune" on your forehead or around your neck.

BTW, are you going to drop the (unbiblical--Rev 19:7-8)last sentence of "incorporated righteousness"? (An otherwise great essay!)

Chris Bruno said...

"Righteousness as forensic declaration and covenant inclusion"
I am very interested in hearing this argument. Can you give a short comment on what you mean by "covenant inclusion" here?

Peter Gurry said...

Any idea of when it will be published?

Ben Myers said...

Great news, Mike. I'll look forward to reading it!

Ben Myers said...

By the way, since you'll already have done a volume on Jesus and one on Paul, I'm assuming next year you'll give us a book on John? ;-)

Paulos said...

Congratulations! I look forward to reading your book.

andy goodliff said...

sounds good. I'm a douglas campbell fan myself. Will your book engage with any of his stuff?

Michael F. Bird said...

Sean Leroy: "righteousness" is a complex topic in the OT and Paul, but I do examine dikaiosyne theou (as God's savign action) and dikaioo (as forensic).

Chris Bruno: Justification implies that a person is part of the new covenant community. Note, Paul jumps from food/fellowship in Gal 2.11-14 to justification and works in 2.15-21 - there has to be some connection. In JVN II, the article by Silva concurs. Otherwise, check out the next issue of Tyndale Bulletin for more. Of course, justication cannot be reduced to covenant status - that's clear from Romans 5 and James 2.

USpatriot: No idea, hopefully before Nov this year, but it depends on Paternoster. I'm hoping to submit the volume by end of July.

Andy: I met Doug at SBL, nice guy (for a Kiwi!), after I read Westerholm, I'm getting stuck into his book on Pauls gospel

thunderbeard said...

Here is the cover for your book. the normal cover for the paternoster biblical monograph series is much too dull. it needs to be spiced up. hopefully you like it.

NWMihelis said...

Is that red head Michael Bird or the Apostle Paul? :-) Seems to remind me of another similitude between Wright and Paul.

thunderbeard said...

is it bird or paul...let the speculation begin...

thunderbeard said...

i was really hoping to get the bird's opinion on this. hopefully he'll be over the chicken pox soon.