The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins: Essays in Honor of James D. G. Dunn

The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins: Essays in Honor of James D. G. Dunn

The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins: Essays in Honor of James D. G. Dunn

The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins: Essays in Honor of James D. G. Dunn

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Anyone who is interested in the rigorous study of early Christianity and who has not engaged with the works of James D. G. Dunn is not really interested in the rigorous study of early Christianity. No one would dispute that Professor Dunn is one of the most prolific New Testament scholars of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. And while a handful of scholars might have a list of publications to rival his own extensive publications list, none of them could claim to have set the agenda of scholarly study to the extent that Jimmy Dunn has done for a sustained period of time since the 1970s."The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins" comprises a selection of original essays that explore a topic that has held a prominent and distinctive place in the majority of Professor Dunns publications. Written by twenty-seven leading scholars, this singular volume probes deep into the nascent Christian communities and their writings and investigates the early Christians convictions concerning the Holy Spirit. Ranging widely through Scripture and across early church history, many of these essays introduce groundbreaking research in biblical studies, and some engage directly with Dunns work in the field.Presenting some of the best new work in New Testament studies as well as celebrating a respected career, "The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins" will help to stimulate further discussion and reflection in the theological academy and in the Christian church -- two sectors that Jimmy Dunn has consistently and passionately sought to straddle, nurture, and refresh.Contributors Robert Banks John M. G. Barclay Richard Bauckham Peder Borgen David Catchpole Gordon D. Fee Victor Paul Furnish Beverly Roberts Gaventa Joel B. Green Morna D. Hooker Robert Jewett Hermann Lichtenberger Bruce W. Longenecker Ulrich Luz I. Howard Marshall Scot McKnight R. W. L. Moberly Robert Morgan J. Lionel North Graham N. Stanton Loren T. Stuckenbruck Peter Stuhlmacher Anthony C. Thiselton Marianne Meye Thompson Paul Trebilco Max Turner Alexander J. M. Wedderburn

Excerpt

Anyone who is interested in the rigorous study of early Christianity and who has not engaged with the works of Professor James D. G. Dunn is not interested in the rigorous study of early Christianity No one would dispute that Professor Dunn (known to his friends as ‘Jimmy’) is one of the most prolific New Testament scholars of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. And while a handful of scholars might have a list of publications to rival his own extensive publications list, none of them could claim to have set the agenda of scholarly study to the extent that Jimmy has done for a sustained period of time since the 1970s.

Jimmy’s academic interests span virtually the whole spectrum of canonical New Testament writings, and his writings draw on a vast knowledge of Jewish and Graeco-Roman texts that help to reveal the context in which the early Christian movement emerged. Equally impressive is his awareness of the voluminous secondary literature pertaining to these primary sources, as well as his ability to tease out and engage with the most significant strands of contemporary scholarship. In any of his publications, the pertinent data will have been carefully appraised and clearly discussed in an argument that is well organised, accessible, and forceful.

Seven major monographs, a handful of commentaries, a variety of important shorter books, and a veritable plethora of significant articles have so far appeared as a result of Jimmy’s prodigious study of early Christianity in its

1. Many of his articles appear in the two-volume collection Christ and the Spirit, vol. 1: Christology; vol. 2: Pneumatology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1998).

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