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Thursday, October 22, 2015

WIN SIX BOOKS

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

The Jesus Blog is celebrating one million page views by hosting our largest book giveaway yet. Each of our six contributors is giving away one of their books supported by the generosity of de Gruyter, Baker Academic, Baylor University Press, Mohr Siebeck, Oxford University Press, and Bloomsbury.


You can enter in several ways: (1) share on any form of social media and comment below saying that you have; (2) visit the sponsors linked below and comment below saying that you have; (3) comment below with the title of a book in New Testament studies that impacted you in a meaningful way.

The winner will receive the following books:

Jesus Against the Scribal Elite

Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile: 
Restoration Eschatology and the Origin of the Atonement

Oral Tradition and the New Testament: A Guide for the Perplexed

Jesusüberlieferung bei Paulus? Analogien zwischen den echten Paulusbriefen und den synoptischen Evangelien

Jesus and the Chaos of History: Redirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus

The Historiographical Jesus: Memory, Typology, and the Son of David

We'd like to thank our readers for checking in with us regularly. You make this fun.

Good luck!

-anthony

169 comments:

  1. I visited all the sponsor links.

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  2. E.P. Sanders' Jesus and Judaism impacted me in a meaningful way.

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  3. The Presence of the Future, by George Eldon Ladd

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  4. Philip Jenkins' Hidden Gospels convinced me that New Testament studies is both interesting and important, and I laughed out loud often while reading the book.

    Also, when my friends drink too much and proffer conspiracy theories about the Gospel of Thomas, I can set them straight in a fun and educational way.

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  5. I have shared on social media! Hoping to win the mighty six!

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  6. I visited all the sponsor sites and shared on FB and Twitter. I am going to cheat and give two books on NT that impacted me. The first was NT Wright's "Jesus and the Victory of God." I was struggling not only with my faith but even my thinking on the significance of a historical Jesus. Wright was a buttress in both areas. The second was Herman Ridderbos' "Paul: an Outline of His Theology." This book was simply amazing and a great introduction to Paul's understanding and articulation of redemptive history.

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  7. Sadly, this comment can't win. :-(

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  8. Shared. Links visited. Right now Allison's Deconstructing Jesus has been very paradigm shifting.

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  9. Epp and Fee, Studies in Theory and Method of New Testament Textual Criticism.

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  10. Shared! Oh, and Dale Martin's 'The Corinthian Body'.

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  11. I have shared on Facebook, Twitter, and gone to all the links.
    The work of James Crossley is what has kept me sane and engaged within the realm of studying the historical Jesus. However I would love the opportunity to engage with more of the work associated with the Jesus Blog.

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    1. Probably the biggest turning point in my own studies was engaging "Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity"

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  12. An uber-giveaway! I visited the links. I'll add: I have recently appreciated anew Jervell's Luke and the people of God.

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  13. I'd say Bauckham's "Jesus and the Eyewitnesses," despite how much I disagree with it now. It shaped my interest in the debate on testimony and the Gospels, particularly John's Gospel.

    I also shared it on Twitter, under joelmejia18.

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  14. Pinned on Pinterest (the only reason I have an account!).

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  15. First, I visited the links. Second, the most impactful book I've read in New Testament studies has been, oddly enough, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (vol. 1 and 2), edited by Charlesworth. They were significant because, being primary sources, they really helped me to understand the literature and cognitive environment(s) leading up to the time of the historical Jesus. Third, I am about to post this on my facebook.

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  16. Shared on Twitter and Goggle+ Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  17. John McRay's Paul: His Life and Teaching was an informative read for me.

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  18. Shared on Facebook and Twitter, and visited the sites. A major book in shaping my understanding of NT studies was Michael White's Scripting Jesus.

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  19. I shared on Facebook! Also, a book that impacted me in a meaningful way was Kenneth Bailey's Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels.

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  20. These six books will change my life. I have obeyed thine commands.

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  21. I shared this link via my twitter account.

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  22. Ben Witherington III. The Paul Quest.

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  23. Dale Allison's Jesus of Nazareth, Millennial Prophet was eye opening for me.

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  24. I have tweeted and visited the links. A lot of interesting things there!

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  25. I checked in with your sponsors
    and recently read and delighted in Vol 1 of Wright's 'Paul and the Faithfulness of God'

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  26. Shared on FB. A book 8s Kline Snodgrass, Stories with Intent : A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables.

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  27. I shared on Facebook! Nathan Empsall in New Haven, CT

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  28. I shared on Facebook! Nathan Empsall in New Haven, CT

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  29. I just posted it to my FaceBook :)

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  30. NT Book that was greatly influential: Bart D Ehrman, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture (1993). Made me want to delve more into NT studies and Greek when I was mid-way through my undergrad in Maynooth.

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  31. I am currently reading Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity. It's helping me to see how the traditional criteria of authenticity have been largely based on the faulty positivistic assumptions of form-criticism.

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    1. Kyle here clearly has the best answer so far. :)

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  32. Shared on The Facebook, visited the sponsors, and book of choice: Allison's "Constructing Jesus."

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  33. Bart D. Ehrman's ""How Jesus Became God" was a real "Wow!" book for me, and you can read my book review on his author's page at Amazon.com.
    Six great books up for grabs . . . What a great giveaway! I'm thrilled to share this on my Facebook author's page today!
    JB Richards
    Author of "Miriamne the Magdala-The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series" and Content Creator for The Yeshua and Miriamne Page on Facebook
    Find The Yeshua and Miriamne Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miriamne-the-Magdala-The-First-Chapter-in-the-Yeshua-Miri-Novel-Series/206903979347028

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  34. Robert Guelich's commentary on the sermon on the mount was my first foray into serious scholarship and I couldn't get enough of his thought provoking commentary!

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  35. Ben F. Meyer's 'The Aims of Jesus' had a major impact on the way that I think about Jesus, history, and the object of history.

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  36. Shared on FB, visited all of the sponsors, and Martin Hengel's "Crucifixtion", which was my first foray of any sort into HJ studies as a lowly undergraduate.

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  37. I mean, I want to win, of course, but I'm pretty sure at least three of the six are already on our bookshelf. :) Women in the World of the New Testament by Lynn Cohick.

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    1. Sorry. Women in the World of the Earliest Christians by Lynn Cohick.

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  38. I shared in fb and Twitter, visited the sponsers link and Richard Hays Echoes of Scripture in Paul's letters helped shape the way I looked at Pauline hermeneutics.

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  39. I shared the link on Facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to get some great books!

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  40. N.T. Wright's Jesus and the Victory of God impacted me meaningfully. So did Robert Price's The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man.

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  41. N.T. Wright's Resurrection of the Son of God. Pretty much anything by Wright.

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  42. All the links visited. My book choice is Dale Allison's «Constructing Jesus».

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  43. Another book: K. Bailey's «Poet and Peasant». A book overlooked...

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  44. I recently read Saint John and the Synoptic Gospels by Percival Gardner-Smith, and wondered at length why a little naysaying book like this could have changed the majority view on the relationship between John and the Synoptics.

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  45. And still another book: Jens Schröter «Von Jesus zum Neuen Testament». Really brilliant!

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  46. Maurice Casey's Jesus of Nazareth was my first and so far best read of the historical Jesus.

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  47. Post on both FB and the Jesus Club group.

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  48. Sex and the Single Savior by Dale Martin

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    The Mystery of Acts by Richard Pervo

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  49. I have not done any of these things, and to spite you I bought the "Norman Geisler golden collection" of studies on Jesus.

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    1. This is my favourite comment :-)

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  50. Shared it on Facebook!

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  51. I have to say a big NT-studies book for me was Bultmann's "New Testament and Mythology," cliche as that might be to say.

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  52. Francis Watson's Gospel Writing for sheer breadth of treatment. Also Wright's New Testament and the People of God.

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  53. I also visited the sponsor links

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  54. Stanley K. Stowers A Rereading of Romans
    Ched Myers Binding the Strong Man

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  55. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/dyencich/status/657343742160994304

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  56. Larry Hurtado's "Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity"

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  57. I loved Earle Ellis' Paul's Use of the Old Testament, taught me a great deal about how the subject.

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  58. Keener's The Historical Jesus of the Gospels was the first book on the historical Jesus I read. It was/is a helpful introduction. Although I may need to re-read it in order to grasp all of those footnotes!

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  59. I shared this on my Facebook profile

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  60. Reading Gordon Fee's Pauline Christology was impacting for me as it started me on a deeper study of the Bible

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  61. Seyoon Kim's The Origin of Paul's Gospel.

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  62. Reading the Gospels Wisely by Jonathan Pennington

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  63. DC Parker's *The Living Text of the Gospels* was (and continues to be) a real catalyst for thought to me.

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  64. I shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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  65. Intro to the NT by Carson and Moo is great.

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  66. God's Empowering Presence by Gordon Fee

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  67. Kenneth Bailey "Poet and Peasant" and "Through Peasants Eyes". Solid gold, if rather dry.

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  68. Dear God,
    thank you so much for everything that you have given me and if it´s your will and not too much to ask, I´d like to win the book by Christine Jacobi too,
    Amen

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  69. Shared on FB and Twitter and I visited all the links.

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  70. Visited Mohr Siebeck (this book looks fascinating!).

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  71. Visited Bloomsbury Publishing.

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  72. Visited Baylor University Press.

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  73. Tweeted about the giveaway (https://twitter.com/woofboy/status/657861090055987200).

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  74. Dale Allison's Constructing Jesus.

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  75. Visited the sponsors' sites. Shared on Twitter.

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  76. Mark as Story by Rhoads et al. Runner up: Echoes Scripture in the Letters of Paul by Hays.

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  77. Visited all the sponsored links.

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  78. "Unity and Diversity in the New Testament" by Jimmy Dunn was eye-opening for me.

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  79. Richard Hays' Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. Also should mention Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.

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  80. Shared on Facebook. Jesus and the Victory of God

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  81. I visited all the sponsor links. One New Testament work that has meaningfully impacted me recently is Michael J. Gorman's Apostle of the Crucified Lord. A close runner-up is Peter Oakes's Philippians: From People to Letter.

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  82. E. P. Sanders, *Paul and Palestinian Judaism*

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  83. I've visited the links.

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  84. James Dunn, 'Christology in the Making' for me.

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  85. Just saw in on the shelf and thought it needed a shout out, too: James G. Samra's Being Conformed to Christ on Community (LNTS 320).

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  86. I read *What Saint Paul Really Said* by N.T. Wright when I was in high school, and it was the first exposure to a political reading of the early Christian proclamation.

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  87. visited Oxford University Press

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  88. visited Baylor University Press

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  89. N.T. Wright - New Testament and the People of God
    Kenneth E. Bailey - Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

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  90. Jason Beduhn's The First New Testament: Marcion's Scriptural Canon (2013) - shines the light of non-orthodox truth on early new testament development
    Mark Goodacre's Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas' Familiarity with the Gospels (2012) - a demonstration of why the null hypothesis is the foundation of all worthwhile research
    Kris Komarnitsky's Doubting Jesus Resurrection: What Happened in the Black Box - a challenging application of the social psychologist Leon Festinger's rational theory of cognitive dissonance to the resurrection traditions
    Robert Funk and the Jesus Seminar's Five Gospels and Acts of Jesus (1993, 1998) - laid out a straight forward methodology for identifying probable history within a mythical narrative

    Gene Stecher
    Chambersburg, Pa.

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  91. Dale Allison's "Historical Christ and Theological Jesus" and "Resurrecting Jesus"

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  92. I just finished Daniel Boyarin's "The Jewish Gospels". Though I didn't find it satisfying, it helped me realize that Jewish and Christian theological development didn't happen in a vacuum. (I hope I win!)

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  93. I visited and browsed the 6 sponsors that are linked in the post.

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  94. My first taste of critical study of the NT was Raymond Brown's John commentary (Anchor). I was in way over my head as a freshman but honestly don't know where I'd be now had I not picked it up.

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  95. Whatever happened to this comp? Did anyone win? :)

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  96. I retweeted the link on Twitter.

    Sanders' "Paul and Palestinian Judaism" is obviously a classic and has really helped me rethink the NT in light of 1st c. Judaism(s).

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  97. I shared the giveaway promotion on my Facebook page.

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  98. The most impactful New Testament studies book in my life was "Jesus And The Eyewitnesses" by Richard Baukham. It's greatest impact was that it gave me a greater appreciation for academic scholarship.

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  99. I visited the six sponsored sites, but I don't know how to read German. 😧

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  100. Book that impacted me: Dale Allison's James commentary

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  101. I visited all the links and posted the giveaway on my FB wall.

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  102. Ken Berry here.
    Retweeted the giveaway.
    Visited the sponsor links.
    Books by my Yale professors:
    A. Malherbe, Paul and the Popular Philosophers.
    W. Meeks, The First Urban Christians.
    R. Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul.

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  103. Visited the sponsored links.

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  104. tweeted the giveaway

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