Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul

Essays in Honor of Frank J. Matera

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This volume addresses the perennial issue of unity and diversity in the New Testament canon. Celebrating the academic legacy of Fr. Frank J. Matera, colleagues and friends interact with elements of his many important works. Scholars and students alike will find fresh and stimulating discussions that navigate the turbulent waters between the Gospels and Paul, ranging from questions of Matthew's so-called anti-Pauline polemic to cruciform teaching in the New Testament. The volume includes contributions from leading scholars in the field, offering a rich array of insights on issues such as Christology, social ethics, soteriology, and more.

Biographical Note

Christopher W. Skinner is Assistant Professor of Religion at Mount Olive College in North Carolina. He is the author of John and Thomas—Gospels in Conflict? (Wipf and Stock, 2009), What Are They Saying About the Gospel of Thomas? (Paulist, 2012), and co-editor, with Kelly R. Iverson, of Mark as Story: Retrospect and Prospect (Society of Biblical Literature, 2011). Kelly R. Iverson is Associate Professor of New Testament at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of Gentiles in the Gospel of Mark: “Even the Dogs Under the Table Eat the Children’s Crumbs” (T&T Clark, 2007), and is co-editor with Christopher W. Skinner of Mark as Story: Retrospect and Prospect (Society of Biblical Literature, 2011).

Table of contents

Foreword Preface Cursus Vitae of the Reverend Doctor Frank J. Matera Abbreviations Introduction Francis T. Gignac, S.J. Part 1: Unity and Diversity in the Gospels An Enemy of the Gospel? Anti-Paulinisms and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew Kelly R. Iverson Matthew 5:17–18 and the Matthean Use of Δικαιοσύνη Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B. The Christology of Mark and the Son of Man Jack Dean Kingsbury The Lure of Wealth: Does Mark Have a Social Gospel? John R. Donahue, S.J. Jesus and the Human Condition in Mark’s Gospel: Divine Grace and the Shattering of Human Illusions Paul J. Achtemeier Paul’s Witness to Biblical Monotheism as Isaiah’s Servant in Acts William S. Kurz, S.J. The Parable of the Wicked Tenants in the Vineyard: Is the Gospel of Thomas Independent of the Synoptics? John P. Meier Part 2: Unity and Diversity in Paul From the Acts of the Apostles to Paul: Shaking off the Muffled Majesty of Impersonal Authorship Matt Whitlock Cruciformity according to Jesus and Paul Michael J. Gorman Galatians 3:10: A “Newer Perspective” on an Omitted Premise A. Andrew Das Th e Body in Question: Th e Social Complexities of Resurrection Luke Timothy Johnson Faith, Christ, and Paul’s Theology of Salvation History Sherri Brown From Παρουσία to Ἐπιφάνεια: The Transformation of a Pauline Motif Raymond F. Collins Virtue in the New Testament: The Legacies of Paul and John in Comparative Perspective Christopher W. Skinner Bibliography Contributors Author Index

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