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.