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Acts & Letters
Chapter from Jefferson White's Evidence
and Paul's Journeys argues for the historicity of the Lukan account.
From Vernon Robbins' on-line encyclopedia of Socio-Rhetorical
Interpretation (Emory U).
Jerome H. Neyrey's 1996 essay explores the
significance of Paul's social status in Luke's account of Christian origins
Jenee Woodard's index of on-line
resources for research on Acts of the Apostles (The Text This
J. Peter Bercovitz's study of
Paul's letters and the book of Acts presents a chronology of Paul's career
based on detailed analysis of the genuine letters.
United Methodist Women's bible
study guide for the new millennium explores the historical background of the
social world of Paul with special attention to the role of women.
Peter Richardson's class
notes & tables
are tools for critical historical scholarship on the self-styled apostle to
the Gentiles. For advanced students (U of Toronto).
Interactive companion to Paul's journeys
developed for PBS documentary Peter & Paul & the
Robert B. Waltz's tables summarize major
textual critics' assessment of primary mss. of Paul's letters. Important
technical tool. Posted by Rich Elliot on a Site
inspired by the Encyclopedia of NT Textual Criticism.
Jenee Woodard's comprehensive index of on-line
resources for research on the letters & life of the apostle to the
gentiles with additional pages devoted specifically to Romans,
1 & 2
Colossians, 1 &
2 Thessalonians, 1 &
2 Timothy, Titus &
(The Text This Week).
Mark M. Mattison catalogs articles in the
debate on the "new
perspective" on Paul pioneered by E. P. Sanders, James D. G. Dunn and N.
Darrell Doughty argues that the letters of Paul
are the product of a long history of reinterpretation of the apostle's
positions by various schools of interpreters.
Full text of of Daniel Boyarin's provocative
1994 study of Paul's "conversion" as rooted in a diaspora Jew's
quest for cultural identity [U of Cal Press].
David M. Williams' essay on the apocalyptic
genre surveys recent scholarship on its rise in post-prophetic Judaism, the
common features of apocalyptic works & the distinctive characteristics of
the NT Apocalypse of John.
B. Muller's pages on the historical focus of
the major OT & NT apocalypses extracts a Jewish core from the Revelation
to John composed after the fall of Jerusalem (70 CE) which was later expanded
for Christian use.
Felix Just posts information for courses & well-selected links to important
cyber-resources for research on apocalypticism, ancient & modern (Loyola Marymount U).
David L. Barr's introduction to reading the book
of Revelation as a ritual narrative.
David L. Barr analyzes the narrative
structure of the book of Revelation.
David L. Barr's rhetorical analysis of the book of
Gnostic & Esoteric Sources
G. R. S. Mead's English translation of the 3rd
c. Egyptian dialogues & sermons ascribed to the divine messenger Hermes
& other texts provide numerous parallels to early Christian &
Comprehensive collection of the Nag
Hammadi library & other gnostic,
texts with access to sources of the Jewish kabbala & other mystics.
Digging. Help fill holes.
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01 March 2008