On Romans 7 and the Pauline Struggle

Excerpts from Stanley E. Porter, The Letter to the Romans: A Linguistic and Literary Commentary (New Testament Monographs 37; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2015), pp. 149, 152, and 153–54. “Paul now elaborates a set of paradoxical parallel statements that describe the results of what it means to be under the control or authority of sin as […]

Book Announcement: Porter and Studebaker (eds.), “Evangelical Theological Method: Five Views”

I want to highlight a recent book surveying five major views on theological method, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Steven M. Studebaker, Evangelical Theological Method: Five Views (Spectrum Multiview Books; Downers Grove. IL: InterVarsity, 2018). The overall purpose of the book is to note that methodology is extremely crucial to the task of theology […]

Book Announcement: The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation (Porter and Fay, eds.)

Following the style of the Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation series (Wipf & Stock), a new series entitled Milestones in New Testament Scholarship has appeared. The first volume, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay, is The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2018). While Pillars focuses on […]

Book Announcement: Porter and Pang (eds), “The Letter to the Romans”

Long overdue, this book comprises the papers delivered at the Bingham Colloquium at McMaster Divinity College in 2014. The conference centered on Paul’s letter to the Romans, focusing on its exegetical and applicational values. Both New Testament and Old Testament perspectives are offered in the book. Table of Contents: 1. There Is No Longer Any […]

Book Highlight: Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart by Francis G.H. Pang (Brill, 2016)

The study of the relationship between aspect and Aktionsart has for a long time been studied by linguists and grammarians. In general, the relationship between aspect and Aktionsart is understood as, either, they both belong to a similar grammatical/linguistic system or category, with Aktionsart, which is commonly understood as the “lexical aspect” or the “kind […]

Book Announcement: Cynthia Long Westfall, Paul and Gender

This post is long overdue, but just in case any of our readers have not heard, our friend Cindy Westfall has recently written a comprehensive monograph on Paul’s view of gender (Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ [Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016]). Westfall, a leading New Testament scholar who […]