Theology & Biblical Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022

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Theology & Biblical Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022


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Contents THEOLOGY Theological Ethics ���������������������������������������������������������� 2 Gender & Ecology ���������������������������������������������������������� 3 Contemporary Theology ������������������������������������������������ 3 Pentecostal Theology ���������������������������������������������������� 4 T&T Handbooks ������������������������������������������������������������ 4

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T H E O L O G Y - T & T C L A R K – Theological Ethics

T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics The Work of Inclusion

An Ethnography of Grace, Sin, and Intellectual Disabilities Lorraine Cuddeback-Gedeon, Mount St Mary's University, USA Using ethnographic fieldwork, this book offers a deeper understanding of how grace and sin are visible within the lives and relationships of people with intellectual disabilities. Lorraine V. Cuddeback-Gedeon illuminates the point that human agency is both enabled by and limited by dependency relationships. Only by recognizing these complex layers of agency can Christian ethics more broadly address the place of hope, grace, and resistance against structures of sin and injustice. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 192 pages PB 9780567698292 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9780567698308 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9780567698315 • £19.79 / $27.47 ePdf 9780567698322 • £19.79 / $27.47 Series: T&T Clark Studies in Social Ethics, Ethnography and Theologies • T&T Clark

Christian Kinship

Family Relatedness in Christian Practice and Moral Thought David A. Torrance, University of Winchester, UK

Absolute Person and Moral Experience A Study in Neo-Calvinism

Nathan D. Shannon, Westminster Theological Seminary, USA Presents a neo-Calvinist theology of human moral experience, drawing from the works of Herman and Johan Bavinck, Geerhardus Vos and Cornelius Van Til. Accounting for the nature and possibility of evil and of moral consciousness, this book argues that human moral experience is the product of a divine self-expression primarily in the Son. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567707352 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567707383 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567707345 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics • T&T Clark

The Ethics of Grace

Engaging Gerald McKenny Edited by Paul Martens, Baylor University, USA & Michael Mawson, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Torrance critiques the special privileging of family, the 'blood tie.' In contrast to European and American cultural assumptions, he argues that it is kinship in Christ that is the basis of a truly Christian account for social ties. The book presents some historical and contemporary examples of practices, such as monasticism, L’Arche and spiritual kinship, displaying the outworking of kinship in Christ. In this way, the book aims to stimulate the moral imagination to consider Christian kinship might be lived out in miniature, in everyday life.

This is the first volume to facilitate critical engagements with a number of key themes in Gerald McKenny’s work. It draws together leading theologians and Christian ethicists from across the globe. The volume critically engages with and reflects upon McKenny, widely acknowledged as one of the most original and important Christian ethicists working today.

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 208 pages HB 9780567699800 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567699831 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567699817 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics • T&T Clark

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567694676 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567694706 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567694683 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics • T&T Clark

The Reign of God

A Critical Engagement with Oliver O’Donovan’s Theology of Political Authority Jonathan Cole, Charles Sturt University, Australia Demonstrates a way to refine O’Donovan’s theology of political authority by incorporating insights from his earlier work in moral theology. The book argues that the cogency problems of the former can only be avoided by drawing on the latter. The Reign of God constitutes the first detailed and systematic critical engagement with Oliver O’Donovan’s political theology. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 144 pages HB 9780567707468 • £70.00 / $95.00 ePub 9780567707499 • £63.00 / $87.92 ePdf 9780567707475 • £63.00 / $87.92 Series: T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics • T&T Clark

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Brian Brock, University of Aberdeen, UK; Susan F. Parsons, Society for the Study of Christian Ethics

The Accountable Animal: Justice, Justification, and Judgment

Brendan Case, Harvard University, USA In this theological meditation on the human being as an accountable animal, Brendan Case argues that accountability is not just a structural feature of human institutions: it is also a disposition to submit to rightly-constituted authority, whether divine or human. He relates this innovative conception of accountability to the key themes of justice, justification, and judgment. Offering a fresh and ecumenically minded perspective on justification, purgatory and hell, the book also engages with developments in contemporary philosophy and moral theology. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 208 pages PB 9780567697707 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567697660 ePub 9780567697691 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567697677 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics • T&T Clark

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Hilda P. Koster, University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, Canada; Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland

Climate Change and the Symbol Deficit in the Christian Tradition Expanding Gendered Sources

Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway Henriksen examines the potential of the Christian tradition to develop symbols that can engage peoples in committed and sustained action to prevent further climate crisis. To do so, he argues that we need to develop symbols that engage both intellectually and emotionally, and which enhance our perception of belonging in relationships with other humans, both in the present and in the future. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 280 pages HB 9780567704962 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567705006 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567704979 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark Explorations in Theology, Gender and Ecology • T&T Clark

The Constructive Promise of Schleiermacher's Theology

Shelli M. Poe, Iliff School of Theology, USA Demonstrates how Friedrich Schleiermacher’s thought can be used to address contemporary doctrinal refinement and development. Taking a constructive approach, Shelli M. Poe weaves Schleiermacher’s theology together with current scholarship in feminism, womanism, ecotheology, and queer theology. While Schleiermacher is widely acclaimed as the progenitor of modern theology, Poe is one of the first to use his work as a springboard to refine contemporary doctrine. This book demonstrates the promise of Schleiermacher’s mature work for contemporary constructive forms of theology. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 248 pages PB 9780567700254 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567691682 ePub 9780567691705 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567691699 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Rethinking Theologies: Constructing Alternatives in History and Doctrine • T&T Clark

Of Modern Extraction

Experiments in Critical Petro-theology Terra Schwerin Rowe, University of North Texas, USA Argues that when it comes to climate change, the need to fundamentally rethink energy policies, practices, values, and assumptions becomes urgent. This book examines how a consistent obstacle to making these key shifts is the fact that we have become unconscious of the ways religion and gender have formed our concept of energy—and so repeat the worst of our theologies and gender norms in our energy practices and policies. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567708342 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567708380 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567708359 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark Explorations in Theology, Gender and Ecology • T&T Clark

Appointments with Bonhoeffer

Personal Faith and Public Responsibility in a Fragmenting World Keith Clements, Conference of European Churches, Switzerland Beginning with the earlier reception of Bonhoeffer as a martyr-figure and then as a provocatively original theologian, the book argues for his relevance to contemporary engagement with public ethics. Addressing issues such as faith and democracy, national identity and the global pandemic, Clements argues that Bonhoeffer's belief that human community is formed by living representatively on behalf of others is the key to being responsible in a fragmenting world. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567707055 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567707093 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567707062 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: T&T Clark New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics • T&T Clark

T H E O L O G Y - T & T C L A R K – Gender & Ecology / Contemporary Theology

T&T Clark Explorations in Theology, Gender and Ecology

Creation and Transcendence

Theological Essays on the Divine Sublime Paul J. DeHart, Vanderbilt University, USA An exploration of the substance, understanding, and implications of the doctrine of creation from nothing (ex nihilo) for contemporary theology and philosophy. Paul J. DeHart tackles the challenging questions at the heart of the tension between the idea of God's infinity, radical notions of transcendence, and the concept of the creator's mind. By engaging with a broad range of thinkers, DeHart examines the key ideas central to this resurgent debate in contemporary Christian theology. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 304 pages PB 9780567698742 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567698704 ePub 9780567698735 • £85.50 / $118.15 ePdf 9780567698711 • £85.50 / $118.15 T&T Clark

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T H E O L O G Y - T & T C L A R K – Pentecostal Theology / T&T Clark Handbooks

T&T Clark Handbooks Kingdom Come: An Eschatological Third Article Ecclesiology

Gregory J. Liston, Laidlaw College, New Zealand Develops a coherent pneumato-ecclesiology, arguing that an eschatological vantage point fits well with the understandings of the Church when it is viewed as the proleptic anticipation of the coming kingdom. It also outlines some immediate and obvious practical applications of utilising an eschatological Third Article Ecclesiology, and points to areas where the research initiated in this volume could inspire transformation of the Church itself. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567707413 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567707444 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567707420 • £76.50 / $105.78 T&T Clark

Edited by Martha Moore-Keish, Columbia Theological Seminary, USA & James Farwell, Virginia Theological Seminary, USA

A basic introduction to the field of sacramental study introducing the major figures and historical developments. The handbook emphasizes contemporary constructive developments from a wide variety of Christian traditions, with attention to significant themes such as race, gender and ecological concerns. It covers the biblical and historical foundations, a survey of the state of the discipline, and includes a collection of constructive essays representing major themes, practices and approaches to sacraments and sacramentality in the contemporary world. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 464 pages PB 9780567708168 • £28.99 • HB 9780567687647 • £130.00 / $175.00 ePub 9780567687678 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9780567687654 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • T&T Clark

T&T Clark Handbook of African American Theology

Edited by Frederick L. Ware, Howard University School of Theology, USA, Antonia Michelle Daymond, Independent Scholar, USA & Eric Lewis Williams, Harvard University, USA

T&T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard

Edited by Aaron P. Edwards, Cliff College, UK & David J. Gouwens, Brite Divinity School, USA

Freedom, an important concept both in American culture and Christianity, is the central unifying theme of this volume. The essays examine Black perspectives on Christian faith, enabling better understanding of the diversity of Christianity and Christian theology. The contributors, both established and emerging scholars, present views that shape the future of African American theology.

Begins with essays on key interpretive factors involved in approaching Kierkegaard's complex corpus. There are also historical accounts of his theological development, followed by – for the first time in a single volume – focused expositions of Kierkegaard's approach to particular doctrinal themes. These include those oft-discussed in his work (e.g. Christology) as well as those more understated (e.g. Pneumatology). The book concludes with possible theological trajectories for Kierkegaard's thought in the 21st century.

UK March 2022 • 464 pages PB 9781350320406 • £28.99 Previously published in HB 9780567675446 ePub 9780567675453 • £26.09 / $37.08 ePdf 9780567675460 • £26.09 / $37.08 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

UK March 2022 • 552 pages PB 9781350320352 • £28.99 Previously published in HB 9780567667076 ePub 9780567667083 • £26.09 / $37.08 ePdf 9780567667090 • £26.09 / $37.08 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences

Edited by John P. Slattery, American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA This handbook surveys the many relationships between scientific studies of the world around us and Christian concepts of the Divine from the ancient Greeks to modern ecotheology. From Augustine to Hildegard of Bingen, Genesis to Frederick Douglass, and physics to sociology, this volume opens the intersections of Christian theology and science to new concepts, voices, and futures. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 384 pages • 2 bw illus PB 9780567699046 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9780567680426 ePub 9780567680440 • £126.00 / $174.48 ePdf 9780567680433 • £126.00 / $174.48 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • T&T Clark

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T&T Clark Handbook of Sacraments and Sacramentality

T&T Clark Handbook of Ecclesiology

Edited by Kimlyn J. Bender, Baylor University, USA & D. Stephen Long, Southern Methodist University, USA Divided into 3 parts, this handbook provides a wide-ranging survey and analysis of the Christian Church. The first section addresses the scriptural foundations of ecclesiology; the second section outlines the historical and confessional aspects of the topic; and the final part discusses a variety of contemporary and topical themes in ecclesiology. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 504 pages PB 9780567699053 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9780567678102 ePub 9780567678119 • £126.00 / $174.48 ePdf 9780567678126 • £126.00 / $174.48 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • T&T Clark

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Edited by Stephan van Erp, KU Leuven, Belgium & Daniel Minch, University of Graz, Austria Schillebeeckx's thought was deeply rooted in Thomist metaphysics, which he brought into dialogue with the existential phenomenonolgy of his time. Together with contemporaries, Yves Congar, Karl Rahner and Marie-Dominique Chenu, Schillebeeckx played a key role in the preparations for the theology of the Second Vatican Council. This handbook offers the first overview of all the historical, philosophical, political and theological aspects of his work. UK March 2022 • 480 pages PB 9781350320345 • £28.99 Previously published in HB 9780567662439 ePub 9780567662446 • £26.09 / $37.08 ePdf 9780567662453 • £26.09 / $37.08 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

T&T Clark Handbook of Thomas F. Torrance Edited by Paul D. Molnar, St. John's University, USA & Myk Habets, Laidlaw College, New Zealand

Unveiling cutting-edge Torrance scholarship for a new generation, this handbook enables readers to see the timely significance of Torrance for today. Each contributor not only introduces readers to key themes in Torrance's extensive published writings, but also provides fresh interpretations that are fully conversant with the theological problems facing the Church in our world today. Designed as both a guide for students and a reference point for scholars, it outlines the frameworks of key debates related to Torrance's theology, while suggesting fresh interpretative strategies. UK March 2022 • 320 pages PB 9781350320383 • £28.99 Previously published in HB 9780567670519 ePub 9780567670533 • £26.09 / $37.08 ePdf 9780567670526 • £26.09 / $37.08 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film

Edited by Richard Walsh, Methodist University, USA Introduces postgraduate readers to the critical field of Jesus and/on film. The specific focus on Jesus engages with the fact that the bulk of “biblical” films feature Jesus, whether as protagonist, in cameo, or as the presence/pattern looming in the background. This handbook assesses the field in light of the work of important biblical film critics including chapters from the leading voices in the field and showcases the diversity of work done by scholars in the field. Movies discussed include The Passion of the Christ, King of Kings, Jesus of Nazareth and Monty Python's Life of Brian. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 376 pages • 37 bw illus PB 9780567698391 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9780567686886 ePub 9780567686916 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9780567686893 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • T&T Clark

T&T Clark Handbook of Pneumatology

Edited by Daniel Castelo, Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, USA & Kenneth M. Loyer, United Methodist Pastor, USA This is an interdisciplinary and diverse reference work to the Holy Spirit. Daniel Castelo and Kenneth M. Loyer gather a wide range of voices that are religiously, geographically, and ethnically diverse, bringing theology into conversation with biblical studies, ethics and morality, and global Christian studies. UK October 2022 • 400 pages PB 9781350320369 • £28.99 Previously published in HB 9780567667410 ePub 9780567667403 • £126.00 / $174.48 ePdf 9780567667427 • £126.00 / $174.48 Series: T&T Clark Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

T&T Clark Handbook of Anthropology and the Hebrew Bible

Edited by Emanuel Pfoh, National University of La Plata, Argentina A comprehensive examination of how topics, themes and interpretations from social anthropology interact with the Hebrew Bible. The handbook begins with a section on historiography, theory and method before moving on to consider specific topics such as economics, kinship, power and authority, and death and the netherworld. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 496 pages HB 9780567704733 • £130.00 / $175.00 ePub 9780567704764 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9780567704740 • £117.00 / $162.12 T&T Clark

African Biblical Studies

Unmasking Embedded Racism and Colonialism in Biblical Studies Andrew M. Mbuvi, Shaw University Divinity School, USA Mbuvi makes the case for African biblical studies as a vibrant and important emerging distinct discipline, whilst also critiquing biblical studies for its continued underlying racially and imperialistically motivated tendencies. Mbuvi argues that the emergence of biblical studies as a discipline in the West coincides with, and benefits from, the establishment of the colonial project. Mbuvi offers readings that destabilize and undermine dominant approaches and their ingrained prejudices, showing them as unresolved remnants of a colonial past.

T H E O L O G Y / B I B L I C A L S T U D I E S - T & T C L A R K – T&T Clark Handbooks / Biblical Interpretation

T&T Clark Handbook of Edward Schillebeeckx

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567707710 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567707741 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567707727 • £76.50 / $105.78 T&T Clark

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B I B L I C A L S T U D I E S - T & T C L A R K – Old Testament / The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies

Isaiah: An Introduction and Study Guide A Paradigmatic Prophet and His Interpreters

C.L. Crouch, Radboud University & Christopher B. Hays, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA Introducing the Book of Isaiah, this guide examines its structure and characteristics. It covers the latest Biblical scholarship, including its composition history and key historical and interpretive issues, and considers a range of scholarly approaches. In particular, Crouch and Hays look at the presence of an Isaianic community around the text, and examine the strong themes of righteousness and holiness. This guide also considers the reception history of Isaiah and what the text has meant to people across history. UK August 2022 • US August 2022 • 144 pages PB 9780567680341 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9780567693761 • £55.00 / $75.00 ePub 9780567680365 • £16.19 / $23.34 ePdf 9780567680358 • £16.19 / $23.34 Series: T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the Old Testament • T&T Clark

Laura Quick, University of Oxford, UK and Jacqueline Vayntrub, Yale University, USA

Characters and Characterization in the Book of Judges Edited by Keith Bodner, Crandall University, Canada & Benjamin J.M. Johnson, LeTourneau University, USA

How does our assessment of the characters of a story shape the way we read it? By analyzing the complex characterization in the Book of Judges, this book pays attention to an often neglected but important area of study in the Hebrew Bible. Its international group of contributors explore the implications of characterization on storytelling, situating their contributions within the context of literary studies of the Hebrew Bible, and offering multiple perspectives on the many and various characters one encounters in the Book of Judges. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 272 pages HB 9780567700506 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePdf 9780567700513 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Human Interaction with the Natural World in Wisdom Literature and Beyond Essays in Honour of Tova L. Forti

Edited by Mordechai Cogan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Katharine J. Dell, University of Cambridge, UK & David GlattGilad, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Created in honor of the work of Professor Tova Forti, this collection considers the natural world in key wisdom books – Proverbs, Job and Qoheleth/Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira and Song of Songs/Solomon. It also examines particular animal and plant imagery in other texts in the Hebrew Bible. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 288 pages HB 9780567701206 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePdf 9780567701213 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

The Animalising Affliction of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4 Reading Across the Human-Animal Boundary

Peter Joshua Atkins, University of Chester, UK A detailed investigation into the nature of Nebuchadnezzar's animalising affliction in Daniel 4 and the degree to which he is depicted as actually becoming an animal. Atkins demonstrates that when Daniel 4 is read in the context of Mesopotamian texts, however, which appear to conceive of the human animal boundary as being indicated primarily in relation to possession or lack of the divine characteristic of wisdom, the affliction represents a far more significant categorical change from human to animal than has hitherto been identified. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 272 pages HB 9780567706195 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePdf 9780567706201 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

The Ark of the Covenant and Divine Wrath in the Ancient Near East Raging Gods

Maria J. Metzler, Harvard University, USA An examination of the violent episodes featuring the Ark of the Covenant of Yahweh in the Hebrew Bible. Maria J Metzler considers these alongside tales of destruction inflicted by other ancient Near Eastern deities, especially the Mesopotamian plague god Nergal/Erra. It considers the Ark of the Covenant as a piece of cultic furniture mysteriously infused with the presence—and wrath—of Yahweh, providing both a biography of the Ark, and an analysis of the unaccountable rage of God in the Hebrew Bible. It also includes a feminist dimension to the reading, through a comparison with Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 224 pages HB 9780567700643 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePdf 9780567700650 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

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The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies

Anonymous Prophets and Archetypal Kings Reading 1 Kings 13

Paul Hedley Jones, Trinity College Queensland, Australia Paul Hedley Jones provides an analysis of 1 Kings 13 that is attentive to literary, historical and theological concerns. He presents readers with a summary and evaluation of Karl Barth’s overtly theological exposition of the chapter—as set out in his Church Dogmatics—and explores how this analysis was received and critiqued by Barth's academic peers, who focused on very different questions, priorities and methods. He also considers how his readings may be brought into discussion with contemporary biblical scholarship. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 272 pages • 1 bw illus PB 9780567699626 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567695260 ePdf 9780567695277 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

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Jason Gile, Northern Seminary, USA

Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther Else K. Holt, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Jason Gile argues that the ideas of Deuteronomy influenced Ezekiel’s response to the crisis surrounding the fall of Jerusalem and the Babylonian exile in significant ways. Gile argues that these ideas shaped Israel’s past history of rebellion against Yahweh, present situation of divine judgment, and future hope of restoration. The book aids understanding of the book of Ezekiel in its literary-historical context and supplies a new methodological framework for allusion and influence in the Hebrew Bible. It breaks new ground in the study of what allusion means in an oral culture like ancient Israel’s.

This collection of essays considers the Book of Esther from a literary and sociological perspective. Else Holt outlines the main questions of historicalcritical research, and offers a deconstructive reading of themes hidden under the surface-levels of the book. Chapters include discussions of intertextual conversation with two much later texts, The Arabian Nights and The Story of O. The study introduces the sociological concept of ethnicity-construction as the backdrop for perceiving the instigation of the Jewish festival Purim and the violence connected to it, and also looks at the Book of Esther as an example of trauma literature.

UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 280 pages PB 9780567701336 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567694300 ePdf 9780567694317 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 184 pages • 4 bw illus PB 9780567697646 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567697615 ePdf 9780567697622 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Prophetic Otherness

The Bible and Comics

Edited by Steed Vernyl Davidson, McCormick Theological Seminary, USA & Daniel Timmer, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, USA

Zanne Domoney-Lyttle, University of Glasgow, UK

Constructions of Otherness in Prophetic Literature

This collection argues that the final form of prophetic texts attempts a picture of stability; of a new world that emerges in the aftermath of the turbulent experiences of Israel/Judah’s history, sustained by a coherent community and identity. The essays both describe and analyse the various categories of otherness in prophetic literature which threaten such an identity, displaying the complex and contradictory nature of such depictions. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 248 pages PB 9780567700612 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567687821 ePdf 9780567687838 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Women, Power and Representation in Graphic Narratives

This interdisciplinary volume traces the diverse ways in which creators of biblical comics present women, constructs of power and ideas of motherhood. Using examples from both secular and religious comic Bibles, and comic Bibles aimed at children and older audiences, Zanne Domoney-Lyttle fully considers contemporary remediations of biblical narratives and how the graphic novel medium affects the reception of the text in several ways. She investigates how the production, format and function of comic Bibles encourage the depiction of biblical characters from a contemporary perspective, while at the same time showing some fidelity to the text. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 240 pages • 20 images, four per chapter HB 9780567687968 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePdf 9780567687975 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies & Scriptural Traces • T&T Clark

Jewish and Christian Texts James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA

An Ecology of Scriptures

Cyprus Within the Biblical World

Jolyon G. R. Pruszinski, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA

Edited by James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA & Jolyon G. R. Pruszinski, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA

Experiences of Dwelling Behind Early Jewish and Christian Texts

Are Borders Barriers?

Pruszinski examines the experiences of domestic and quotidian space that contributed to the extant form of many foundational early Jewish and Christian scriptures. Analytical approaches are derived from diverse sources including modern psychological science, Gaston Bachelard’s critical theories of domestic space, and Henri Lefebvre’s observations regarding 'spatial practice'. The result is an innovative exploration of classic texts yielding exciting new interpretive possibilities for the Gospel of John, the Parables of Enoch, the Book of Revelation, and the Apocalypse of Zosimos.

This is the first volume to examine the links between Cyprus and Israel/Palestine in antiquity, including the voices of leading scholars from archaeology, biblical studies and classical studies. The contributors offer archaeological and biblical insights into how and in what ways, Cyprus and Cyprian culture were related to biblical life and show that although the Mediterranean separated Palestine from Cyprus, it also joined them. Archaeological finds expose significant trade relations and cultural commonalities, not only in the Hellenistic and late-Roman eras, but for many centuries prior.

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UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 256 pages • 51 bw illus PB 9780567699473 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567694904 ePub 9780567694935 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567694911 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Jewish and Christian Texts • T&T Clark

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B I B L I C A L S T U D I E S - T & T C L A R K – The Library of New Testament Studies

The Library of New Testament Studies Chris Keith, St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK

Paul and Asklepios

The Greco-Roman Quest for Healing and the Apostolic Mission Christopher D. Stanley, St Bonaventure University, USA This volume explores the reasons for Paul's silence on health, medical care and healing in his letters, and what we might reasonably infer regarding Paul’s views on the subjects. Christopher D. Stanley focuses in particular on two questions that have been neglected in previous scholarship on the apostle Paul: first, what did Paul think, say, and do regarding the treatment of his own and his followers’ illnesses and injuries, including “pagan” modes of medical care? And second, how did his ideas on this subject affect the success of his missionary enterprise? UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 288 pages HB 9780567696557 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567696588 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567696564 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Atonement and Ethics in 1 John A Peacemaking Hermeneutic

Christopher Armitage, St. Mark's National Theological Centre, Australia Christopher Armitage considers previous theological perceptions of 1 John as a text which stresses that God abhors violence. Armitage contrasts such views with biblical scholarship that focuses upon 1 John's birth from hostile theological conflict between 'insiders' and 'outsiders'. The volume argues that a peace-oriented reading of 1 John is still viable, but questions if the commandment that the community loves each other is intended to include their opponents, and whether the text can be of hermeneutic use to advocate non-violence and love of one’s neighbour. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 240 pages PB 9780567700780 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567700742 ePub 9780567700773 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567700759 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Relating the Gospels

Memory, Imitation and the Farrer Hypothesis Eric Eve, Harris Manchester College, UK Presenting a defence of the Farrer Hypothesis, Eric Eve argues that a flexible understanding of memory easily explains Luke's use of Matthean material out of sequence. Eve also introduces ancient literary imitation as a mode of source utilization into discussion of the synoptic problem, drawing insights from this to suggest that Luke's gospel is best seen as an emulation of Matthew. Using a framework based in an understanding of how ancient authors used their sources, Eve concludes that the Farrer hypothesis is the most likely answer to the synoptic problem. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 240 pages PB 9780567699060 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567681102 ePub 9780567681140 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567681119 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

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Paul, The Apostle of Obedience Reading Obedience in Romans

Jason A. Myers, Greensboro College, USA A reconsideration of the phrase “the obedience of faith” and the theme of obedience in Romans. In contrast to previous studies that have near exclusively focused on the obedience language in light of the Hebrew Bible and 2nd Temple literature, Myers instead investigates how this language functioned within the Greco-Roman world, particularly in the discourse of the Roman Empire. He also explores how some in Paul’s audience may have understood the language of obedience. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 240 pages HB 9780567705839 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567705860 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567705846 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Constructing Ethnic Identity in 1 Peter Who You Are No Longer

Janette H. Ok, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA Janette Ok explores the benefits and liabilities of defining Christian identity along ethnic lines, challenging the Christian acceptance of geopolitical rhetorics of protecting borders, building walls, and keeping out illegal or unwanted immigrants. She examines how the writer of 1 Peter makes use of various literary and rhetorical strategies to characterize Christian Identity as an ethnic identity, including establishing a sense of shared history and ancestry, delineating boundaries, stereotyping and negatively characterizing 'the other'. Ok thus is able to highlight how these strategies bear striking resemblances to what modern anthropologists and sociologists describe as the characteristics of ethnic groups. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 136 pages PB 9780567698544 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567698506 ePub 9780567698537 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567698513 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

Religious Experience and the Creation of Scripture

Examining Inspiration in Luke-Acts and Galatians Mark Wreford, Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, UK Mark Wreford examines the reasons that prompted the New Testament writers to create the texts which would become the formation of the Christian religion. Wreford explores the possibility that certain religious experiences were understood as revelatory, and consequently inspired the writing of texts which were seen as special from their inception. Wreford uses Luke-Acts and Galatians as test-cases within the New Testament, in order to reflect on both the stated importance of religious experiences – whether the author’s own or others’ – to the development of these texts, and the status of the texts intend to claim for themselves. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 224 pages PB 9780567698698 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567696632 ePub 9780567696663 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567696649 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

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Philological Windows on the Theopneustia of Scripture

John C. Poirier, Independant Scholar, USA In this first full-length study of the word "theopneustia" in the New Testament, John C. Poirier examines the “inspired” nature of the Scripture, as a response to the view that such “inspiration” lies at the heart of most contemporary Christian theology. In contrast to the traditional rendering of theopneustia as “God­inspired” in 2 Tim 3:16, Poirier argues that this traditional inspirationist understanding of the term only arose with Origen (early third c. CE), and that in earlier contexts it meant “lifegiving”. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 272 pages PB 9780567698681 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567696731 ePub 9780567696762 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567696748 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Library of New Testament Studies • T&T Clark

The Shepherd of Hermas

A Literary, Historical, and Theological Handbook Jonathon Lookadoo, Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea This is a guide through the early Christian apocalypse known as the Shepherd of Hermas, providing a clear overview of the numerous literary, historical, and theological insights the text has for those researching early Christianity. Jonathon Lookadoo introduces the Shepherd by providing an overview of the text to those with limited familiarity, while also focusing on critical issues such as authorship, date, and the complex manuscript tradition and reception history, and providing a fresh perspective that arises from a thoroughly textual focus. Lookadoo enables readers to engage both with the Shepherd itself and the scholarship that surrounds the text. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 312 pages PB 9780567699947 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567697912 ePub 9780567697943 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567697929 • £76.50 / $105.78 T&T Clark

Arms, Men and Society in Roman Judaea

Guy D. Stiebel, Tel-Aviv University, Israel An in-depth study of Roman weaponry as used in Judaea from the arrival of the Romans circa 63 BCE until the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt (135/136 CE). Stiebel first examines Roman militaria and provides a study of the types of weapon used and how they were produced and stored, and then looks at how the types of weapon marked identity and carried symbolic meaning. Finally, he outlines how the Romans dealt with the aftermath of conflict, reusing and reshaping the ruins of conquered territories. UK January 2023 • US January 2023 • 208 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9780567691729 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567691750 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567691736 • £76.50 / $105.78 T&T Clark

Early Classical Authors on Jesus Margaret H. Williams, University of Edinburgh, UK

Margaret Williams examines how classical writers saw and portrayed Jesus. The volume shows how each of the early classical writers who mentions him (the historian Tacitus; the biographer Suetonius; the epistolographer Pliny and the satirist Lucian) takes a different view of Jesus and presents him in a different way. Williams considers these different depictions and questions why these writers had such differing views of Jesus. To answer this question Williams examines both the different literary conventions by which each of these writers was bound and the social, cultural and religious contexts in which they operated. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 208 pages HB 9780567683151 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9780567683199 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9780567683168 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries • T&T Clark

The Voice of Judith in 300 Years of Oratorio and Opera Helen Leneman, Independent Scholar, UK

Examines how Judith has been presented by poets and composers over four centuries. Helen Leneman analyzes numerous examples of music, librettos and the librettists’ views of Judith. She demonstrates how these have been strongly influenced by the societal attitudes of their time, and how these librettos can suggest unexpected ways of understanding biblical women and their stories. Beginning with the political influences of several 17th- and 18thcentury operettas based on Judith, Leneman then turns to the radicalism of the 19th-century, the social upheavals in France and Italy, and the period’s influence on both Judith’s defiance and her scheme of seduction. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 280 pages • 6 bw illus PB 9780567699930 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567687302 ePdf 9780567687319 • £81.00 / $112.65 T&T Clark

Jewish Law in Gentile Churches

Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics Markus Bockmuehl, University of Oxford, UK Examining the halakhic (Jewish legal) rationale behind the ethics of Jesus, Paul and the early Christians, Markus Bockmuehl questions why the Gentile church kept Old Testament commandments about sex and idolatry, but disregarded many others, like those about food or ritual purity. He offers fresh and often unexpected answers based on careful biblical and historical study. His arguments have far-reaching implications not only for the study of the New Testament, but more broadly for the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. UK January 2022 • US January 2022 • 336 pages PB 9780567706799 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780567087348 T&T Clark

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