Friday, 22 February 2008

Eerdmans Order By STM - 1

STM Book Services is now taking orders for books published by Eerdmans at a price our students cannot refuse. For all our students (including TEE Students), this is your opportunity to order books and commentaries that you have been waiting for and wanting to display on your bookshelves to impress others of your scholarly pursuit!


Some of my students have asked for my recommendations for books to be purchased. Over the new few days, I will be highlighting some titles published by Eerdmans that I personally find useful for my studies and research.


Let's start with New Testament Background, Survey and Introduction.



For NT background, Everett Ferguson's Backgrounds of Early Christianity (3rd ed.) is extremely helpful. Until today, I still refer to this indispensable text for quick reference on some of the background issues.



For a fairly good textbook for the introduction to NT, I would recommend Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology by Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green and Marianne Meye Thompson. It is written in a format that is easy to navigate. The authors have done a decent job in clarifying some of the complex critical issues in a very readable and easy to understand fashion.



For a good introduction to Pauline studies, Michael J. Gorman's Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters is an excellent choice.







Coming up next: my choice for Intermediate and Advanced texts on studies on Jesus and Paul.

7 comments:

Lee Chee Keat said...

Hi, the clock is ticking....the eerdmans stm book order is coming to an end soom. Please suggest the rest of the worthwhile eerdman's books ...could you include the commentaries as well ?

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Chee Keat,

Probably KY is listing out his list now. Let me be a little busybody and unashamedly recommend some.

If I'm entitled for the discount from STM, I would get those expensive ones:

1) From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought- Oliver O'Donovan (editor), Joan Lockwood O'Donovan (editor)

2)The New Perspective on Paul- James D. G. Dunn

3) The Hermeneutics of Doctrine- Anthony C. Thiselton

4) Thiselton on Hermeneutics: Collected Works with New Essays- Anthony C. Thiselton

5) The Two Horizons: New Testament Hermeneutics and Philosophical Description- Anthony C. Thiselton

6)Paul: Missionary of Jesus- Paul Barnett

Though Barnett's book is not very expensive, it's worth collecting for its concise argument for a conservative view on the historicity of the rise of Christianity. This is the second book. The first volume is on Jesus.

Blessings,
JW

sp lim said...

How do I order?

Kar Yong said...

Hi Chee Keat,
The list is up - finally!

Kar Yong said...

Thanks Sze Zeng, for the list - you have listed some excellent choice.

Kar Yong said...

SP,
There is a form to fill up. Let me see whether I can fax the form to you. Perhaps you can email me privately your fax number.

sp lim said...

Just emailed to you. Thanks