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Books, Articles, Reviews, and Conference Papers

Updated: July 25, 2016


Books

  1. Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 130; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004).

    Reviews of this book:
    Carolyn Osiek, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.02.33). 
    Rene Baergen, Toronto Journal of Theology 22 (2006): 232-3.
    Dietmar Neufeld, Review of Biblical Literature (2008).
    Philip Esler, Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 133-34.
    Heike Omerzu, Theologische Literaturzeitung 131 (2006): 374-376.

  2. Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing (Oxford University Press, 2011).

    Reviews of this book:
    Thomas Bergholz, Review of Biblical Literature (2014). 
    Mark Goodacre, Review of Biblical Literature (2014). 
    Christopher Tuckett, Journal of Theological Studies 64 (2013): 652-56. 
    James Barker, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76 (2014): 349-50.

Coming soon: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Related Religions (Under contract with Oxford University Press, due January 2017).


Edited Books

  1. In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods in Honour of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited with Anselm Hagedorn and Eric Stewart (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007).

    Reviews of this book:
    David J. Horrell, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31 (2009): 19-20. 
    Ritva Williams, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 882-83.

  2. Identity and Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Jews, Christians and Others. Essays in Honour of Stephen G. WilsonEdited with Philip A. Harland (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007).

    Reviews of this book:
    Thomas W. Gillespie, Review of Biblical Literature 09, 2008.
    Matt Jackson-McCabe, Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2009): 452-54.
    F. Gerald Downing, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31 (2009): 5.

Coming soon: The Ancient Mediaterranean Social World: A Sourcebook (ed.) (under contract with Eerdmans Press, due March 2016).

Peer-Reviewed Articles (18)

  1. “Paul’s Praise and Riposte of the Thessalonians,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 27 (1997): 153–63.
  2. “The Synoptic Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven:  A Test-Case for the Two-Document, Two-Gospel and Farrer-Goulder Hypotheses,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 78 (2000): 23–48.
  3. “The Divine Benefactions of Paul the Client,” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 2 (2001-2005): 9–26.
  4. “BTB Readers’ Guide: Loyalty,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 34 (2004): 167–77.
  5. “Reflections on Culture and Social-Scientific Models.” Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005): 515–20.
  6. “Method and Models in New Testament Interpretation: A Critical Engagement With Louise Lawrence’s Literary Ethnography,” Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 87–97.
  7. “Fictionalizing Jesus: Story and History in Two Recent Jesus Novels.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 5 (2007): 33–55.
  8. “Structure versus Agency in Studies of the Biblical Social World: Engaging with Louise Lawrence.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 29 (2007): 277–86.
  9. “Honor, Shame, and Social Status Revisited.” Journal of Biblical Literature 128 (2009): 591–611.
  10. “On the Treatment of Miracles in New Testament Scholarship.” Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 40 (2011): 461–78.
  11. “Fictive Friendship and the Fourth Gospel.” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67 (2011), Art. #997, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i3.997.
  12. “Memory and the Historical Jesus: A Review Article.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 42 (2012): 196–203.
  13. “Collective Memory Distortion and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 11 (2013): 53–76.
  14. “Gratitude and Comments to Le Donne.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 11 (2013): 98–105.
  15. “Conversion.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Edited by Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. http://goo.gl/3SuQHR (9506 words)
  16. “Friendship, Kinship, and Enmity,” In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Edited by Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. http://goo.gl/icbRhx (9287 words)
  17. “Matthew, Memory Theory and the New No Quest.” Forthcoming in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies.
  18. "Patronage/Benefaction." Forthcoming in Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Edited by Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (9429 words)

 

Refereed Essays and Entries in Collections, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries (9)

  1. “Reciprocity: Covenantal Exchange as a Test Case.” Pp. 78–91 in Ancient Israel: The Old Testament in its Social Context. Edited by Philip F. Esler. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005.

    Italian Translation: “Reciprocità: Lo scambio pattizio come caso esemplare.” Pp. 100–14 in Israele antico e scienze sociali. Trans. Franco Bassani. Supplementi 41. Brescia: Paideia Editrice, 2009.

  2. “Constructing of Model of Ancient Prayer.” Pp. 48–66 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods in Honour of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by Anselm Hagedorn, Zeba Crook, and Eric Stewart. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007.
  3. “Grace as Benefaction in Galatians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 3:10, and Romans 12:3; 15:15.” Pp. 25–38 in The Social Sciences and Biblical Translation. Edited by Dietmar Neufeld. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008.
  4. “Jesus Novels: Solving Problems with Fiction.” Pp. 504–18 in The Blackwell Companion to Jesus. Edited by Delbert Burkett. Chichester: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.
  5. Short Entries for: “Bartholomew,” “Beloved Disciple,” “Conversion,” “Eye,” “Jesus, Childhood of,” “Judas Iscariot,” “Q Document.” Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.
  6. “Fictive-Giftship and Fictive-Friendship in Greco-Roman Society.” Pp. 61–76 in The Gift in Antiquity. Edited by Michael Satlow. Chichester: Blackwell Publishing, 2013.
  7. “Manufacturing Memory and Community: Luke 7.36-50 as a Test Case.” Pp. 93–110 in To Set at Liberty: Essays on Early Christianity and its Social World in Honor of John H. Elliott. Edited by Stephen K. Black. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014.
  8. “Agents of Apostasy: Apostasy in a Collectivistic Culture.” Pp. 119–34 in Conversion and Initiation in Antiquity: Shifting Identities – Creating Change. Edited by Birgitte Secher Bøgh. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014.
  9. Long Entry for: “Jesus Literature Christian/General.” Forthcoming in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Edited by Sebastian Fuhrman. Berlin: De Gruyter.

 

Book Reviews (59) 

  1. K. C. Hanson and Douglas E. Oakman, Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998) in Toronto Journal of Theology 15 (1999): 90-91. 
  2. J. Dorcas Gordon, Sister or Wife? 1 Corinthians 7 and Cultural Anthropology (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) in Toronto Journal of Theology 15 (1999): 89-90. 
  3. Paul Hoffmann, together with S. H. Brandenburger, U. Brauner, and T. Heike, Q 22:28, 30: You Will Judge the Twelve Tribes of Israel (Ed. Christopher Heil; Documenta Q; Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1998) in Toronto Journal of Theology 16 (2000): 272-74. 
  4. Hector Avalos, Health Care and the Rise of Christianity (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 1999) in Toronto Journal of Theology 16 (2000): 267-68. 
  5. Walter E. Pilgrim, Uneasy Neighbors: Church and State in the New Testament (Overtures to Biblical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999) in Toronto Journal of Theology 16 (2000): 280-81. 
  6. Stephen G. Wilson and Michel Desjardins (eds), Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity: Essays in Honour of Peter Richardson (Studies in Christianity and Judaism / Études sur le christianisme et le judaïsme 9; Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000) in Toronto Journal of Theology 17 (2001): 304-06. 
  7. Donald Harman Akenson, Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000) in Toronto Journal of Theology 17 (2001): 277-78.
  8. David G. Horrell and Christopher M. Tuckett (eds), Christology, Controversy, and Community: New Testament Essays in Honour of David R. Catchpole (Supplements to Novum Testamentum 99; Leiden; Brill, 2000) in Review of Biblical Literature.  Also appeared inReview of Biblical Literature 2002, Marvin A. Sweeney ed. (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002), 299-301.
  9. Richard J. Cassidy. Christians and Roman rule in the New Testament: new perspectives (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co., 2001), and Paul in chains: Roman imprisonment and the letters of St. Paul. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co., 2001), in Toronto Journal of Theology 18 (2002): 259-61. 
  10. Bruce J. Malina, The Social Gospel of Jesus: The Kingdom of God in Mediterranean Perspective (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 64 (2002): 173-74. 
  11. Halvor Moxnes,  Putting Jesus in His Place: A Radical Vision of Household and Kingdom (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003) in Review of Biblical Literature2004.
  12. Dennis R. Smith, From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003) in Toronto Journal of Theology 19 (2003): 244-45. 
  13. William E. Arnal, Jesus and the Village Scribes: Galilean Conflicts and the Setting of Q(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001) in Toronto Journal of Theology 19 (2003): 69-70. 
  14. Stephen Hultgren, Narrative Elements in the Double Tradition: A Study of Their Place within the Framework of the Gospel Narrative(Berlin: de Gruyter, 2002) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 65 (2003): 469-70. 
  15. Peter Lampe, From Paul to Valentinus: Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries(Translated by Michael Steinhauser; Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2003) in Toronto Journal of Theology 20 (2004): 223-24. 
  16. Steve Mason and Tom Robinson, eds. Early Christian Reader (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 2004in Toronto Journal of Theology 20 (2004): 226-27. 
  17. Bruce Winter, Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003) in Toronto Journal of Theology 21 (2005): 285-86. 
  18. Brian J. Incigneri, The Gospel to the Romans: The Setting and Rhetoric of Mark’s Gospel(Leiden: Brill, 2003) and H.N. Roskam, The Purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its Historical and Social Context (Leiden: Brill, 2004) in Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005): 553-58. 
  19. Dan Cohn-Sherbok & John M. Court (eds), Religious Diversity in the Graeco-Roman WorldASurvey of Recent Scholarship (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 35 (2005): 151-52. 
  20. Robert K. Johnston, Useless Beauty: Ecclesiastes Through the Lens of Contemporary Film(Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 35 (2005): 112. 
  21. Louise J. Lawrence and Mario I. Aguilar (eds.), Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Approach (Lieden, NL: Deo Publishing, 2004), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 190-92.
  22. Craig A. Evans, Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2005) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 139. 
  23. P.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clark, Peter M. Head, and David Instone-Brewer (eds.), The New Testament in Its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th Birthday (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 85-86. 
  24. William Loader, Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 41-42. 
  25. BibleWorks7: Software for Biblical Exegesis and Research, in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 132. 
  26. Victor H. Matthews, Manners and Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Daily Life in Bible Times (3rd Edition; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 184. 
  27. Robert L. Plummer, Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect Early Christian Communities to Evangelize?  (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2006) inCatholic Biblical Quarterly 69 (2007): 828-29. 
  28. George Jonas, Reflections on Islam: Ideas, Opinions, Arguments (Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2007) in Literary Review of Canada 15 (2007): 22.
  29. Amir Harrak, The Acts of Mār Mārī the Apostle (Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005) in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 36 (2007): 377-78. 
  30. Edward Adams and David G. Horrell (eds.), Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 79-80. 
  31. Duncan Fishwick, The Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces.  Volume Three: Provincial Cult; Part One: Institution and Evolutio(Leiden: Brill, 2002); Part Two: The Provincial Priesthood (Leiden: Brill, 2002); Part Three: The Provincial Centre; Provincial Cult (Leiden: Brill, 2004); Part Four: Bibliography, Indices, Addenda (Leiden: Brill, 2005) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 36-37. 
  32. Jerome H. Neyrey, Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective(Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007). Toronto Journal of Theology 24 (2008): 271-272. 
  33. David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Paul:  An Introduction to his World, Letters, and Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 38 (2008): 185-86. 
  34. Amy-Jill Levine, Dale C. Allison Jr., and John Dominic Crossan (eds.), The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton Readings in Religion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 38 (2008): 136-37. 
  35. Carmen Bernabé and Carlos Gil (eds.), Reimaginando los orígenes del christianismo: Relevancia social y ecclesial de los estudios sobre Orígenes del Christianismo: Libro homenaje a Rafael Aguirre en su 65 cumpleaños (Estella: Verbo Divino, 2008) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 872-74. 
  36. Bart D. EhrmanStudies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2006) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 38:1 (2008): 46-47. 
  37. Stanley Porter (ed.), The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2007), in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 38 (2009): 555-57. 
  38. Gary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick, and Gene L. Green. The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Context (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 226-28. 
  39. Roger L. Omanson. A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament: An Adaptation of Bruce M. Metzger’s Textual Commentary for the Needs of Translators (Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 2006), in Review of Biblical Literature 2009.
  40. Michael F. Bird and James G. Crossley (with contributions from Scot McKnight and Maurice Casey), How Did Christianity Begin: A Believer and a non-Believer Examine the Evidence(Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 168-69. 
  41. J. Harold Greenlee, The Text of the New Testament: From Manuscript to Modern Edition(Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson Publishers, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 98-99.
  42. Donald Capps, Jesus the Village Psychiatrist (Louisville, KT: Westminster John Knox, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 48-49. 
  43. Stanley E. Porter. Paul: Jew, Greek, and Roman (Leiden, The Netherlands:  Brill, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 40 (2010): 161-62. 
  44. Patrick J. Hartin, Apollos: Paul's Partner or Rival? (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009), inCatholic Biblical Quarterly 72 (2010): 376-77. 
  45. James G. Crossley. Reading the New Testament: Contemporary Approaches (London: Routledge, 2010), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 41 (2011): 228-29. 
  46. Darrell L. Bock and Robert L. Webb, Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010), in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 40 (2011): 384-387. 
  47. Moyer V. Hubbard. Christianity in the Greco-Roman World. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2010, in Biblical Theology Bulletin 41 (2011): 165-66. 
  48. Todd D. Still and David G. Horrell (eds.), After the First Urban Christians: The Social-Scientific Study of Pauline Christianity Twenty-Five Years Later (London/New York: Clark, 2009), inCatholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 439-41. 
  49. Dunn, James D.G., Jesus,Paul, and the Gospels (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 42 (2012): 159-60. 
  50. Jodi Magness. Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011), in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 80 (2012): 246-48. 
  51. Tom Holmén & Stanley E. Porter (eds), Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus. 4 Volumes. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2011. Biblical Theology Bulletin 43 (2013): 231-39.
  52. Lüdemann, Gerd. What Jesus Didn’t Say (Salem: Polebridge Press, 2011). Eerdmans, 2009, in Toronto Journal of Theology 29 (2013): 425–428. 
  53. Watson, Duane F. (ed.). Miracle Discourse in the New Testament. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012. Pp. ix + 277, in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76 (2014): 399-401.
  54. Rafael Rodríguez, Oral Tradition and the New Testament: A Guide for the Perplexed (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 44 (2014): 228–29.
  55. Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline (eds.). Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76 (2014): 797–99.
  56. Craig S. Keener. The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009) in Toronto Journal of Theology 30 (2014): 320-22.
  57. Eric Eve. Behind the Gospels: Understanding the Oral Tradition (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77 (2015): 761-62.
  58. Benjamin L. White, Remembering Paul: Ancient and Modern Contests over the Image of the Apostle (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78 (2016): 176-78.
  59. John C. Poirier and Jeffrey Peterson (eds.), Markan Priority Without Q: Explorations in the Farrer Hypothesis (London: T&T Clark. 2015), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 46 (2016): 165-66.

 

Book Notes (28)

  1. Joop F. M. Smit, “About the Idol Offerings”: Rhetoric, Social Context and Theology of Paul's Discourse in First Corinthians 8:1-11:1 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000) in Religious Studies Review29 (2003): 301.
  2. Mark A. Seifrid, Randall K.J. Tan, The Pauline Writings: An Annotated Bibliography (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2002) in Religious Studies Review 29 (2003): 199-200.
  3. Richard A. Horsley (ed.), Paul and Politics: Ekklesia, Israel, Imperium, Interpretation. Essays in Honor of Krister Stendahl. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2000) in Religious Studies Review 29 (2003): 200.
  4. Frank J. Matera, II Corinthians: A Commentary. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 in Religious Studies Review 30 (2004): 205
  5. David E. Garland, 1 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003) in Religious Studies Review 31 (2005): 94.
  6. John Nolland, The Gospel According to Matthew (New International Greek Testament Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005), inReligious Studies Review 32 (2006): 258.
  7. Paula Fredriksen and Adele Reinhartz (eds.), Jesus, Judaism, & Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 264-65.
  8. J. Albert Harrill, Slaves in the New Testament: Literary, Social, and Moral Dimensions(Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 264.
  9. Louise J. Lawrence and Mario I. Aguilar (eds.), Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Approach (Lieden, NL: Deo Publishing, 2004) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 262.
  10. Mark Harding, Early Christian Life and Thought in Social Context: A Reader (London, UK: T&T Clark, 2003) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 262.
  11. G.K. Beale, 1-2 Thessalonians (Downer's Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 123.
  12. Sandra Hack Polaski. A Feminist Introduction to Paul (St. Louis, MI: Chalice Press, 2005) inReligious Studies Review 32 (2006): 45.
  13. E. Randolph Richards.  Paul and First-Century Letter Writing: Secretaries, Composition and Collection (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 44.
  14. Stanley E. Porter (ed). Paul and his Opponents (Leiden: Brill, 2005) in Religious Studies Review 33 (2007): 155.
  15. J. Edward Ellis, Paul and Ancient View of Sexual Desire: Paul's Sexual Ethics in 1 Thessalonians 4, 1 Corinthians 7, and Romans 1 (London: T&T Clark, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 203.
  16. David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Paul:  An Introduction To His World, Letters, And Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 201.
  17. Jouette M. Bassler, Navigating Paul: An Introduction To Key Theological Concepts (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 201.
  18. Todd D. Still (ed.), Jesus and Paul Reconnected: Fresh Pathways into an Old Debate (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 208.
  19. Larry J. Kreitzer. Philemon (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) in Religious Studies Review 35 (2009): 267.
  20. John Byron, Recent Research on Paul and Slavery (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) in Religious Studies Review 35 (2009): 266-67.
  21. Richard I. Pervo, The Making of Paul: Constructions of the Apostle in Early Christianity (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010), in Religious Studies Review 37 (2011): 60.
  22. Pablo T. Gadenz, Called From the Jews and From the Gentiles: Pauline Ecclesiology in Romans 9-11 (Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2009), in Religious Studies Review 37 (2011): 61.
  23. Love L. Sechrest, A Former Jew: Paul and the Dialectics of Race (London: T&T Clark International, 2009), in Religious Studies Review 37 (2011): 60.
  24. Michael Labahn and Outi Lehtipuu (eds.). Anthropology in the New Testament and its Ancient Contexts. Leuven: Peeters, 2010), in Religious Studies Review 38 (2012): 92-93.
  25. Gunnar Samuelsson, Crucifixion in Antiquity(Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), in Religious Studies Review 38 (2012): 95.
  26. L.L. Welborn, An End too Enmity: Paul and the “Wrongdoer” Of Second Corinthians (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011), in Religious Studies Review 39 (2013): 113.
  27. Bernard Brandon Scott (ed.), Rediscovering the Apostle Paul (Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2011), in Religious Studies Review 39 (2013): 111.
  28. Geza Vermes, The Real Jesus: Then and Now (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010), in Religious Studies Review 40 (2014): 156.

 

National and International Conference Presentations (37)

  1. Invited: “Saul the Client: The Reciprocity and Gratitude of Paul the Apostle.” Joachim Jeremias Prize winning essay. 1999 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Lennoxville, Québec
  2. “‘By the charis given to me’: Paul’s References to his Divine Benefaction.” 2001 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Québec City, Québec.
  3. “Modern Assumptions in the Study of Ancient Conversion.” 2002 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.
  4. “Patronal Synkrisis in Phil 3:4b-11.” 2003 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, “Rhetoric and the New Testament” Section.
  5. “Loyalty, Disloyalty, and Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean.” 2003 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, “The Social Sciences and the New Testament” Section, Atlanta, Georgia.
  6. “Modeling Exchange in the Biblical Era,” The 2003 St Andrews Conference on Old Testament Interpretation and the Social Sciences, St. Andrews, Scotland.
  7. “Modeling Exchange in the Biblical Era.” 2004 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, in the “Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures” Section.
  8. “Critical Engagement with Literary Ethnography,” 2006 Meeting of the Context Group, Portland, Oregon.
  9. “Fictional Representations of Judas Iscariot.” 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, in the “The Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible” Section.
  10. Invited: “Renovating the House That Bruce Built: Remodeling Ascribed and Acquired Honor.” 2008 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, “Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament” Section.
  11. Invited: Designated Respondent: Panel on the theme “The Bible as a Construct of Scholarship.” 2008 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.
  12. “To Remodel Honor: Ascribed and Prescribed Honor.” 2008 Meeting of the Context Group, Portland, Oregon.
  13. “Developing Models of Giftship and Friendship in Mediterranean Antiquity.” 2009 International Context Group, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
  14. Invited: Panel Reviewer of James G. Crossley’s Jesus in an Age of Terror. 2010 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.
  15. “A Course in Miracles, or a Secular Introduction to the New Testament?” 2010 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.
  16. Invited: ‘A Refusal of Friendship’? Mauss’s Gift and Fictive-Friendship in Graeco-Roman Society. The Gift in Antiquity Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2010.
  17. ‘A Refusal of Friendship’? Mauss’s Gift and Fictive-Friendship in Graeco-Roman Society." 2010 Meeting of the Context Group, Portland, Oregon.
  18. Invited: “Cicero’s Facebook: Exploring Friendship and Fictive Friendship in Antiquity.” 2011 Seminar for Culture and Religion in Antiquity, University of Toronto.
  19. “A Secular Introduction to the New Testament.” 2011 Context Group Meeting. Hiawatha, Iowa.
  20. “Secular Critical Translation of the New Testament.” 2011 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.
  21. Invited: Respondent to review-panel of: Review of Zeba A. Crook, Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing. 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., in the “Synoptic Gospels” section.
  22. “Manufacturing Memory: Redaction Criticism in Light of Collective Memory Theory.” 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., in the “Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament” Section.
  23. “Manufacturing Memory: Redaction Criticism in Light of Collective Memory Theory.” 2012 Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting. University of Notre Dame.
  24. Invited: “Agents of Apostasy: Apostasy in a Collectivistic Culture.” Conversion and Initiation in Antiquity: Shifting Identities – Creating Change Conference. Ebeltoft, Denmark, 2012.
  25. “Collective Memory Distortion and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.” Combined Meeting of the 2012 International Context Group and Nordforsk, Helsinki, Finland.
  26. “Apostasy and Collectivism.” 2013 Context Group Meeting. Pickering, Ontario.
  27. Invited: Panel Reviewer of: Ivan Czachesz and Risto Uro (eds.), Mind, Morality, and Magic in the Biblical World: Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical Studies. 2013 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, in the “Mind, Society, and Religion in the Biblical World” Section.
  28. Invited: “Memory Distortion and the Historical Jesus.” 2013 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, in the “Historical Jesus” Section.
  29. “Patronage, Benefaction, Clientage, and Brokerage.” 2014 Context Group Meeting. Portland, Oregon.
  30. “Scribal and Collective Memory.” 2014 International Meeting of the Context Group, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  31. Invited: “Theory and Practice in New Testament Synopsis Translation.” Translating the Bible Seminar, Harvard Divinity School, 2014.
  32. Invited: “‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’ Patronage and Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean.” 2014 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, in the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions Section.
  33. “Economy Scales, Honorific Inscriptions, and Paul’s Corinthian Patrons.” 2015 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, in the Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament Section.
  34. “Situating Associative Patronage in Ancient Economy.” 2015 International Meeting of the Context Group, Univerisity of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK.
  35. Invited: “Patronage in Roman Economy.” Lutheran School of Theology, Ancient Economics and the Study of Paul. Chicago, 2015.
  36. Invited: “Religion vs. Magic: Prayer as a Test Case.” International Symposium on “The Gospels and Their Stories in Anthropological Perspective.” Leuven Centre for the Study of the Gospels, 2015.
  37. “Religion’s Coercive Prayer.” 2016 Context Group Meeting. Portland, Oregon.

Public Lectures and Non-peer Reviewed Writing  (6)

  1. Carleton University, “Taking the Bible Seriously (Not Literally).”  Presented to the Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy, (2004).
  2. Carleton University, “Religious Studies A-Z: Religion and Religious Studies at Carleton University." Presented to the Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy. (2008)
  3. Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa ON. “What 2000 Year Old Scraps of Paper Tell us About Early Christians.” November 18, 2010.
  4. Centre for Inquiry (Ottawa). "Jesus of Nazareth: A Secular Historian's Perspective." April 16, 2011.
  5. "Imagining a Secular Translation of the New Testament," Bible and Interpretation March 2012.
  6. "Re-inventing the Gospel Synopsis," Bible and Interpretation June 2012.

 

 

 

 

 



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