These resources range from papers to monographs; from popular-level to academic; from non-published to published. A few have full text links. Reviews of my work in journals are listed where relevant.
2013: Paul and the Rhetoric of Reversal in 1 Corinthians: The Impact of Paul’s Gospel on Paul’s Macro-Rhetoric, Cambridge University Press. This monograph is a revision of my doctoral thesis. I argue that for Paul, Jewish and Greco-Roman communicative resources are brought into the service of an argumentative strategy that is governed by his gospel of the death and resurrection of the messiah.
Reviewed by Paul Foster in The Expository Times.
Reviewed by H.H. Drake Williams in Themelios.
Reviewed by James P. Sweeney in Bulletin for Biblical Research.
Reviewed by Trent A. Rogers in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
2012: The World of 1 Corinthians: An Annotated Visual and Literary Source-Commentary (Paternoster and Cascade, 2012/2013).
I developed this resource firstly for my own benefit during my doctoral studies, placing my own translation of 1 Corinthians alongside photos and maps of relevant artefacts and locations, and new translations of relevant ancient literature. The aim of the book is to make the world in which 1 Corinthians arose a little more accessible.
The companion website is here.
Reviewed by Bradley Bitner in Review of Biblical Literature.
Reviewed by Roy Ciampa in The Expository Times.
Reviewed by Philip Richardson in Religious Studies Review.
2015: All That the Prophets Have Declared: The Appropriation of Scripture in the Emergence of Christianity (Milton Keynes: Paternoster). This volume, including contributions by Larry Hurtado, Roland Deines, Mark Seifrid, and others, explores the ways in which Jesus and the NT writers re-read their Scriptures in the light of the Christ event. My own two chapters include a collaboration with my father (who is a professor of linguistics) on linguistic approaches to the issue; and an analysis of the renegotiation of Scriptural attestation to ‘God’ in the book of Hebrews.
A two minute video about the book is here.
2013: The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics, Paternoster and IVP; co-edited with Stanley Porter. This volume contains the papers that were presented at a conference of the same name at the University of Nottingham in 2012. It is a focused book, arguing for an approach to biblical interpretation that is appropriately informed by philosophical hermeneutics. It seeks to acknowledge both the openness of certain types of text, and the constraints that prove fruitful for responsible interpreters.
Reviewed by LJ Topel in Theological Studies.
2013: Horizons in Hermeneutics: A Festschrift in Honor of Anthony C. Thiselton, co-edited with Stanley Porter (Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 2013). Starting with Thiselton’s own approach to hermeneutics, this volume offers new essays by a variety of authors (e.g. Dunn, Moberly, Goldingay, Fowl). My own chapter is entitled “Kerygmatic Rhetoric in New Testament Epistles.” I try to show the impact of a broad early kerygma on the teaching-letters of the NT.
Reviewed by I. Howard Marshall in Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Reviewed by Sean Winter in Regent’s Reviews
Reviewed by Donald Hagner in Review of Biblical Literature.
Reviewed by Stefan Bosman in Reviews in Religion & Theology.
Reviewed by Walter Moberly in Journal of Theological Studies.
Reviewed by John Dennis in The Expository Times.
2010: John Chrysostom’s Homilies on 1 Corinthians in Greek and English
This is a self-published resource I put together for my own benefit during my doctoral studies, when I couldn’t find a Greek-English edition of this important work. I also found that online versions of Migne’s Greek edition were incomplete and contained errors. I simply brought together a corrected version of this classic Greek edition, and the classic English translation.
Authored Course Materials
2001: The Bible Overview, published by Matthias Media; co-authored with Matthew A.T. Malcolm and Matthew Brain.
I developed this resource with a couple of friends back in my youth ministry days. It aims to help ordinary people come to an understanding of the Bible’s storyline. It now comes in the form of a DVD-Rom with accompanying participants’ books.
Forthcoming: ‘The Structure and Theme of First Corinthians in Recent Scholarship,’ Currents in Biblical Research
Other Chapters in Books
2012: “Resurrection of the Dead in 1 Corinthians,” in Shepherd & van Oyen (eds.), Resurrection of the Dead: Biblical Traditions in Dialogue (BETL; Leuven: Peeters, 2012).
This chapter expands on material that ended up in my dissertation, arguing that chapter 15 is an elegant counterpoint to chapters 1-4 of 1 Corinthians.
2011: “‘That God may be All in All': The Glory of God in 1 Corinthians,” in The Wisdom of the Cross: Exploring 1 Corinthians (ed. Brian Rosner; Nottingham, Apollos, 2011): 201-218.
In this chapter I pay close attention to John Chrysostom’s reading of 1 Corinthians on this topic. Similar material appears in my published dissertation, but here it receives much more contemporary application.
Unpublished Conference Papers, available in full text
2011: “When Historical Backgrounds Obscure the Text: The Case Study of 1 Corinthians 15″: full text
This paper, presented at the Perth Theological Colloquium in 2011, looks at scholarly interpretations of 1 Corinthians 15 and asks the question: how do we determine the relevance of proposed “backgrounds” to the text?
2011: “The ‘Gospel’ in its First-Century Setting”: full text
This paper, presented at Trinity Theological College in March 2011, explores the development of “euangelion” as a term that describes the Christian message.
Reviews by me in Academic Journals