Sunday, 30 May 2010
I arrived Tyndale House on Tuesday late morning after a long flight from Kuala Lumpur via Singapore. Strangely, for this trip, I find it rather difficult to get things moving for the past week. I guess this is partly due to the reason that I had been very exhausted at the end of the semester. It was also towards the end of the semester that I was given the added responsibility of faculty in charge of the library. Much time was taken up to look into various issues related to the library and to consider how to make the library a more conducive place for all to work, study, research, and perhaps,to play! (yes, one can still have fun in the library!). So it was no wonder that I spent the last couple of days in Cambridge recuperating.
Since my last trip to Tyndale end of last year, nothing much has been done to my research. So for the last few days, I was ploughing through my notes, trying to figure out where I left off the last time I touched on my book project. It was not until yesterday that I think I finally gained my footing. So I am hoping that for the weeks to come, it would be another fruitful time for me at Tyndale! In the meantime, I have the books sitting on my the shelve above my desk that I need to browse through!
Friday, 28 May 2010
I've just noted that my book is now available for review at Review of Biblical Literature.
Any interested takers? If interested, please log in to the site of Review of Biblical Literature (if you are a member of the Society of Biblical Literature) and volunteer to review it.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Arrived Cambridge yesterday morning, after the long 13-hour long flight from Singapore, and to be greeted by sunny and rather warm and pleasant weather (what a change from the typical gloomy British weather)! So it's straight to work for me by ransacking the library shelves for the books I need.
I took a walk to the city centre to get some groceries, and with much sadness, I noted another favourite shop of mine is closing down. The last trip I was here, Borders was in the midst of closing down. And during this trip, another major bookstore that carries excellent bargain for remainders theology and biblical studies books, especially those published by T&T Clark and Continuum, is closing down. I hope to drop by again later to see whether I could pick up some bargains.
Monday, 24 May 2010
The special Eerdmans order through the seminary book services has finally arrived a couple of weeks ago. My Amazon order has also arrived about the same time. In addition, Evangel Book Centre had its annual sale recently. So there is now some new collection in my library - sadly, I won't be able to enjoy these books - at least for the time being - as I will be away for a month at Tyndale House, Cambridge. These books will have to wait till next month! Can't wait to interact with Peter Oakes' Reading Romans in Pompeii and John Stott's latest and final book on The Radical Disciple.
The last few weeks have been very hectic for me - additional administrative duties have been loaded onto my lap, and much time has been taken up to look into these new responsibilities. And much time has been diverted from my research and writing project.
But having said that, I am now looking forward to a month's concentrated research and writing period at Tyndale House, Cambridge. I will be hiding in Tyndale's excellent library, working on my manuscript. So I will be eating, working, and sleeping in the library, almost literally - after all, my accommodation is just directly above the library!
So bon voyage to myself!
Thursday, 20 May 2010
The inaugural issue of the new journal, Early Christianity, is now available for free online. Please click here to download the free sample.
Contents of this issue include the following:
Michael Wolter, Die Entwicklung des paulinischen Christentums von einer Bekehrungsreligion zu einer Traditionsreligion.
Judith M. Lieu, “As much my apostle as Christ is mine”: The dispute over Paul between Tertullian and Marcion.
Matthias Konradt, Die Christonomie der Freiheit. Zu Paulus’ Entfaltung seines ethischen Ansatzes in Gal 5,13-6,10.
John M.G. Barclay, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy”: The Golden Calf and Divine Mercy in Romans 9-11 and Second Temple Judaism.Jonathan A. Linebaugh, Debating Diagonal Δικαιοσύνη: The Epistle of Enoch and Paul in Theological Conversatio