Saturday, October 20, 2007

Rising Stars in NT Studies

In my journeys and readings I have come across several younger scholars (i.e. still in their 30s) that I believe will make significant contributions to NT studies in the near future. I have already learned much from them and they will be one's watch and one's to read in times ahead.

C. Kavin Rowe is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Duke University. His Ph.D thesis Early Narrative Christology: The Lord in the Gospel of Luke is published by Walter de Gruyter and Kavin has written some excellent articles in the field of Luke-Acts.

Simon Gathercole is Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Fellow, Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge University having moved there recently from Aberdeen University (for such betrayal he will be forced to watch re-runs of the soap opera "Neighbours" for 10 000 years in purgatory). Simon epitomizes the "generalist" scholar and he has written in several areas across biblical studies including Pauline soteriology, christology of the Synoptic Gospels, Tobit, the Gospels of Judas and Thomas, and he even ventures into Systematic Theology on occasions.

Andrew Gregory is an Anglican priest and Chaplain and Fellow of University College, Oxford, and a member of the Theology faculty at the University of Oxford. He has written on the reception history of Luke-Acts, the Four Gospels, edited works on the Apostolic Fathers, and he is currently working on the Jewish Christian Gospels. Even better yet, Andrew has red hair!

Paul Foster is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at New College in Edinburgh. He is a prolific author and has covered areas as diverse as the Gospel of Matthew, the Synoptic Problem and Q, the Gospel of Peter, Justin Martyr, and the Apostolic Fathers.

Timothy Gombis is Assistant Professor of Bible at Cedarville University. He has previously published articles in Westminster Theological Journal, Novum Testamentum, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Tyndale Bulletin, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. He has done some good stuff on Paul and Ephesians.

J. Ross Wagner is Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has written some excellent studies on intertextuality including Isaiah and Paul and also on Psalm 19 and early Christianity.

No doubt others could be named, and I am sure that there are some very good female scholars out there as well, I am limited to my circles of travel and reading.

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