Dr. Blomberg's Biblical Bibliographies

Dr. Blomberg's Biblical Bibliographies

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Many of my recommendations for major categories of New Testament study (introduction, theology, criticism, hermeneutics, etc.) plus commentaries on every book of the New Testament are found in the New Testament Department Bibliography, updated semi-annually, under the Denver Journal on the seminary’s website. Here are some other topics, related to areas of my particular interest, on which I have not consulted any of my departmental colleagues. Every item on every list is well worth owning or consulting; the starred ones are particularly valuable. Not all represent evangelical perspectives, but a large percentage of them do.

Table of Contents



Reliabilty of the Gospels


Inerrancy and Inspiration



Kingdom of God



Lord's Supper




Synoptic Problem


Oral Tradition & Gospels

Teaching of Jesus




Gender Roles

Passion & Death of Jesus

Wealth and Poverty

Holy Spirit

Pauline Theology (Key Topics)


Apocrypha (New Testament), including Gnosticism

*Bock, Darrell L.  The Missing Gospels: Unearthing the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities.  Nashville: Nelson, 2006.

*Klauck, Hans-Josef.  Apocryphal Gospels: An Introduction.  London and New York: T & T Clark, 2003.

Köstenberger, Andreas J. and Michael J. Kruger.  The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.

Lapham, Fred.  An Introduction to the New Testament Apocrypha.  London and New York: T & T Clark, 2003.

Logan, Alastair H. B.  The Gnostics: Identifying an Early Christian Cult.  London and New York: T & T Clark, 2006.

*Perrin, Nicholas.  Thomas: The Other Gospel.  Louisville and London: Westminster John Knox, 2007.

Porter, Stanley E. and Gordon L. Heath.  The Lost Gospel of Judas: Separating Fact from Fiction.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2007.

Roukema, Riemer.  Gnosis and Faith in Early Christianity: An Introduction to Gnosticism.  London: SCM; Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999.

Smith, Carl B. II.  No Longer Jews: The Search for Gnostic Origins.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004.

Uro, Risto.  Thomas: Seeking the Historical Context of the Gospel of Thomas.  London and New York: T & T Clark, 2003.

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Armstrong, John H., ed.  Understanding Four Views on Baptism.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.

*Beasley-Murray, G. R.  Baptism in the New Testament.  New York: Macmillan; Exeter: Paternoster, 1962; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2006.

Bridge, Donald and David Phypers.  The Water That Divides: A Survey of the Doctrine of Baptism.  Fearn, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, rev. 1996.

Bromiley, Geoffrey W.  Children of Promise: The Case for Baptizing Infants.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979.

*Ferguson, Everett.  Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2009.

Jewett, Paul K.  Infant Baptism and the Covenant of Grace.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

Porter, Stanley E. and Anthony R. Cross, eds.  Dimensions of Baptism: Biblical and Theological Studies.  London and New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

*Schreiner, Thomas R. and Shawn D. Wright, eds.  Believer’s Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ.  Nashville: B & H, 2006.

Smith, F. LaGard.  Baptism: The Believer’s Wedding Ceremony.  Cincinnati: Standard, 1989.

Wright, David F., ed.  Baptism: Three Views.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.

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Abraham, William J.  Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1998.

*Beckwith, Roger.  The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985.

*Bruce, F. F.  The Canon of Scripture.  Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1988.

Chapman, Stephen B.  The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.

*Evans, Craig A. and Emanuel Tov, eds. Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008.

Hill, C. E.  Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy.  Oxford and New York: OUP, 2010.

McDonald, Lee M.  The Origin of the Bible: A Guide for the Perplexed.  London and New York: T & T Clark, 2011.

McDonald Lee M. and James A. Sanders, eds.  The Canon Debate.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 2002.

Metzger, Bruce M.  The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1987.

Trobisch, David.  The First Edition of the New Testament.  New York and Oxford: OUP, 2000.

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*Bauckham, Richard.  God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1999.

Bowman, Robert M., Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski.  Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ.  Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.

Gaventa, Beverly R. and Richard B. Hays, eds.  Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2008.

Harris, Murray J.  Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

*Hurtado, Larry W.  Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2003.

*Longenecker, Richard N., ed.  Contours of Christology in the New Testament.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 205.

Marshall, I. Howard.  The Origins of New Testament Christology.  Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, rev. 1990.

O’Collins, Gerald.  Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, rev. 2009.

Powell, Mark A. and David R. Bauer, eds.  Who Do You Say That I Am?  Essays on Christology.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999.

Witherington, Ben III.  The Many Faces of the Christ: The Christologies of the New Testament and Beyond.  New York: Crossroad, 1998.

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Bockmuehl, Markus and Michael B. Thompson, eds.  A Vision for the Church: Studies in Early Christian Ecclesiology.  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1997.

Brand, Chad O. and R. Stanton Norman, eds., Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity.  Nashville: B & H, 2004.

*Carson, D. A., ed.  The Church in the Bible and the World.  Exeter: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987.

Longenecker, Richard N., ed.  Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 2002.

Martin, Ralph P.  The Family and the Fellowship: New Testament Images of the Church.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1997.

*Milne, Bruce.  Dynamic Diversity: The New Humanity Church for Today and Tomorrow.  Nottingham and Downers Grove: IVP, 2006.

*Patzia, Arthur G.  The Emergence of the Church: Context, Growth, Leadership and Worship.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Saucy, Robert L.  The Church in God’s Program.  Chicago: Moody, 1972.

Stott, John.  The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor. Nottingham and Downers Grove: IVP, 2007.

Watson, David.  I Believe in the Church.  London: Hodder & Stoughton.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

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Arnold, Clinton E.  3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.

*Arnold, Clinton E.  Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul’s Letters. Downers Grove: IVP, 1992.

Beekman, Sharon.  Enticed by the Light: The Terrifying Story of One Woman’s Encounter with the New Age.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Lane, Anthony N. S., ed.  The Unseen World: Christian Reflections on Angels, Demons and the Heavenly Realm.  Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Montgomery, John W., ed. Demon Possession.  Minneapolis: Bethany, 1976.

*Page, Sydney H. T. Powers of Evil: A Biblical Study of Satan and Demons.  Leicester: Apollos; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.

Richards, John.  But Deliver Us From Evil: An Introduction to the Demonic Dimension in Pastoral Care.  London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1974.

van der Toorn, Karel, Bob Becking and Pieter W. van der Horst, eds.  Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible.  Leiden: Brill, rev. 1999.

Wink, Walter.  The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998. 

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Alcorn, Randy.  Heaven.  Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2004.

*Blomberg, Craig L. and Sung Wook Chung, ed.  A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

*Burge, Gary M.  Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians.  Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2003.

Chapman, Colin.  Whose Promised Land? The Continuing Crisis over Israel and Palestine.  Grand Rapids: Baker, rev. 2002.

Clouse, Robert G.  The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1977.

Crockett, William, ed.  Four Views on Hell.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, rev. 1996.

Habermas, Gary R. and J. P. Moreland.  Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality.  Wheaton: Crossway, 1998.

*Hultberg, Alan, ed.  Three Views on the Rapture: Pretribulation, Prewrath, or Posttribulation.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, rev. 2010.

Ladd, George E.  The Presence of the Future: The Realism of Biblical Eschatology.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

Travis, Stephen.  I Believe in the Second Coming of Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982.

Witherington, Ben III.  Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1992.

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Gender Roles

*Beck, James R., ed.  Two Views on Women in Ministry.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, rev. 2005.

Belleville, Linda L.  Women Leaders and the Church: Three Crucial Questions.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.

Creegan, Nicola Hoggard and Christine D. Pohl, Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism and the Theological Academy.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2005.

Grudem, Wayne A.  Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth: An Analysis of Over 100 Disputed Questions.  Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2004.

Husbands, Mark and Timothy Larsen, eds.  Women, Ministry and the Gospel: Exploring New Paradigms.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2007.

Kroeger, Catherine Clark and James R. Beck, eds., Women, Abuse, and the Bible: How Scripture Can Be Used to Hurt or Heal.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Osburn, Carroll D., ed.  Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity, 2 vols.  Joplin, MO: College Press, 1993-95.

Payne, Philip B.  Man and Woman, One in Christ.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

*Piper, John and Wayne Grudem, eds.  Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism.  Wheaton: Crossway, 1991.

*Pierce, Ronald W. and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, eds.  Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

*Saucy, Robert L. and Judith K. Tenelshof, eds.  Women and Men in Ministry: A Complementary Perspective.  Chicago: Moody, 2001.

Sumner, Sarah.  Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2003.

Van Leeuwen, Mary Stewart.  Gender and Grace: Love, Work and Parenting in a Changing World.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1990.

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Holy Spirit

Deere, Jack.  Surprised by the Power of the Holy Spirit.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.

*Dunn, James D. G. Baptism in the Holy Spirit.  London: SCM; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, rev. 2010.

*Green, Michael.  I Believe in the Holy Spirit.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, rev. 2004.

Grudem, Wayne A., ed.  Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

Hamilton, James M., Jr.  God’s Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments.  Nashville: B & H, 2006.

Keener, Craig S.  3 Crucial Questions about the Holy Spirit.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Menzies, William W. and Robert P. Menzies.  Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000.

Packer, J. I.  Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God.  Grand Rapids: Baker, rev. 2005.

Stanton, Graham N., Bruce W. Longenecker and Stephen C. Barton, eds.  The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge, 2004.

*Turner, Max.  The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts: In the New Testament Church and Today.  Carlisle: Paternoster, 1999; Peabody: Hendrickson, 2005.

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Belleville, Linda L.  Sex, Lies and the Truth: Developing a Christian Ethic in a Post-Christian Society.  Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.

De Young, James B.  Homosexuality: Contemporary Claims Examined in Light of the Bible and Other Ancient Literature and Law.  Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2000.

*Hallman, Janelle.  The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2008.

*Gagnon, Robert A. J.  The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2002.

*Jones, Stanton L. and Mark A. Yarhouse.  Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2007.

Nicolosi, Joseph.  Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy.  Northville, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1993.

Schmidt, Thomas E.  Straight and Narrow? Compassion and Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1995.

Siker, Jeffrey S., ed.  Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994.

Yarhous, Mark A.  Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends.  Minneapolis: Bethany, 2010.

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Inerrancy and Inspiration

Bacote, Vincent E., Laura C. Miguélez and Dennis L. Okholm, eds., Evangelicals and Scripture: Tradition, Authority and Hermeneutics.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

Beale, G. K.  The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2008.

Bovell, Carlos R.  Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture: Historical, Biblical, and Theoretical Perspectives.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011.

Callahan, James.  The Clarity of Scripture: History, Theology and Contemporary Literary Studies.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

*Carson, D. A. and John D. Woodbridge, eds., Scripture and Truth.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

Geisler, Norman L., ed. Inerrancy.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1979.

*Marshall, I. Howard.  Biblical Inspiration.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Woodbridge, John D.  Biblical Authority: A Critique of the Rogers/McKim Proposal.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982.

*Ward, Timothy.  Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.

Witherington, Ben III.  The Living Word of God: Rethinking the Theology of the Bible.  Waco: Baylor University Press, 2007.

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Kingdom of God

Barbour, Robin S., ed.  The Kingdom of God and Human Society.  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993.

*Beasley-Murray, George R.  Jesus and the Kingdom of God.  Exeter: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986.

Beavis, Mary Ann. Jesus and Utopia: Looking for the Kingdom of God in the Roman World.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006.

*Chilton, Bruce.  Pure Kingdom: Jesus’ Vision of God.  London: SPCK: Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

Horsley, Richard.  Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

Saucy, Mark.  The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus in 20th Century Theology.  Dallas and London: Word, 1997.

Song, C. S.  Jesus and the Reign of God.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.

Wiebe, Ben.  Messianic Ethics: Jesus’ Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Church in Response.  Scottdale, PA and Waterloo, ON: Herald, 1992.

*Willis, Wendell, ed.  The Kingdom of God in 20th-Century Interpretation.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 1987.

Witherington, Ben III.  Imminent Domain: The Story of the Kingdom of God and Its Celebration.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2009.

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Lord’s Supper

Armstrong, John H., ed.  Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Bridge, Donald and David Phypers.  The Meal that Unites? London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981; Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1983.

Koenig, John.  The Feast of the World’s Redemption: Eucharistic Origins and Christian Mission.  Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2000.

*Marshall, I. Howard.  Last Supper and Lord’s Supper.  Exeter: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980; Vancouver: Regent, 2006.

Perry, J. M.  Exploring the Evolution of the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament.  Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1994.

*Schreiner, Thomas R. and Matthew R. Crawford, eds.  The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes.  Nashville: B & H, 2010.

Smith, Dennis E.  From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

Smith, Gordon T., ed.  The Lord’s Supper: Five Views.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2008.

Witherington, Ben III.  Making a Meal of It: Rethinking the Theology of the Lord’s Supper.  Waco: Baylor, 2007.

Wright, N. T.  The Meal Jesus Gave Us.  Louisville and London: Westminster John Knox, 2003.

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Brown, Colin.  Miracles and the Critical Mind.  Exeter: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Eve, Eric.  The Jewish Context of Jesus’ Miracles.  London and New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Geivett, R. Douglas and Gary R. Habermas.  In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God’s Action in History.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1997.

Kee, Howard C.  Miracle in the Early Christian World.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1983.

*Keener, Craig S.  Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts.  2 vols.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

Latourelle, René.  The Miracles of Jesus and the Theology of Miracles.  New York and Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1988.

*Meier, John P.  A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, vol. 2.  New York and London: Doubleday, 1994.

Theissen, Gerd.  The Miracle Stories of the Early Christian Tradition.  Edinburgh:  T & T Clark; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1983.

Twelftree, Graham H.  In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

Twelftree, Graham H.  Jesus the Exorcist: A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus.  Tübingen: Mohr; Peabody: Henrdrickson, 1993.

*Twelftree, Graham H.  Jesus the Miracle Worker: A Historical and Theological Study.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1999.

Wenham, David and Craig Blomberg, eds.  Gospel Perspectives, vol. 6.  Sheffield: JSOT, 1986; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2003.

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Oral Tradition and the Gospels

*Byrskog, Samuel.  Story as History—History as Story.  Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Dunn, James D. G.  A New Perspective on Jesus: What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Gerhardsson, Birger.  The Reliability of the Gospel Tradition.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 2001.

*Gerhardsson, Birger.  Memory and Manuscript with Tradition and Transmission in Early Christianity.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Livonia: Dove, 1998.

Kelber, Werner H. and Samuel Byrskog, eds.  Jesus in Memory: Traditions in Oral and Scribal Perspectives.  Waco: Baylor University Press. 2009.

McIver, Robert K.  Memory, Jesus, and the Synoptic Gospels.  Atlanta: SBL, 2011.

Mournet, Terence C.  Oral Tradition and Literary Dependency: Variability and Stability in the Synoptic Tradition and Q.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005.

*Perrin, Nicholas.  Lost in Transmission? What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus.  Nashville: Nelson, 2007.

Riesenfeld, Harald.  The Gospel Tradition.  Philadelphia: Fortress, 1970.

Rodriguez, Rafael.  Structuring Early Christian Memory: Jesus in Tradition, Performance and Text.  London and New York: T & T Clark, 2010.

Thatcher, Tom, ed.  Jesus, the Voice, and the Text: Beyond the Oral and the Written Gospel.  Waco: Baylor, 2008.

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*Bailey, Kenneth E.  Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes.  2 vols.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.

*Blomberg, Craig L.  Interpreting the Parables.  Downers Grove and Nottingham: IVP, rev. 2012.

Blomberg, Craig L.  Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004; Malang, Indonesia: Literatur Saat, 2010.

Etchells, Ruth.  A Reading of the Parables of Jesus.  London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1998.

Hedrick, Charles W.  Many Things in Parables: Jesus and His Modern Critics.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Herzog, William R., II.  Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994.

*Hultgren, Arland J.  The Parables of Jesus: A Commentary.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2000.

Jeremias, Joachim.  The Parables of Jesus.  London: SCM; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1972.

Longenecker, Richard N.  The Challenge of Jesus’ Parables.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2002.

McArthur, Harvey K. and Robert M. Johnston, They Also Taught in Parables: Rabbinic Parables from the First Centuries of the Christian Era.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990.

Scott, Bernard B.  Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables of Jesus.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.

Schottroff, Luise.  The Parables of Jesus.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006.

*Snodgrass, Klyne R.  Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2008.

Young, Brad H.  The Parables of Jesus: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 1998.

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Passion and Death of Jesus

Bock, Darrell L.  Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism: The Charge against Jesus in Mark 14:53-65.  Tübingen: Mohr, 1998; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.

Bolt, Peter G.  The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel.  Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

Borg, Marcus J. and John Dominic Crossan.  The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’s Final Week in Jerusalem.  San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.

Bovon, François.  The Last Days of Jesus.  Louisville and London: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

*Brown, Raymond E.  The Death of the Messiah. 2 vols.  New York and London: Doubleday, 1994.

Carroll, John T. and Joel B. Green.  The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995.

*Chapman, David W.  Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008.

Evans, Craig A. and N. T. Wright. Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened.  Ed. Troy A. Miller.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Hengel, Martin.  Crucifixion.  London: SCM; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977.

Kiehl, Erich H.  The Passion of Our Lord. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

McKnight, Scot.  Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory.  Waco: Baylor University Press, 2005.

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Pauline Theology (Key Topics)

Beck, James R.  The Psychology of Paul: A Fresh Look at His Life and Teaching.  Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002.

*Bird, Michael F.  The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification and the New Perspective.  Bletchley and Colorado Springs: Paternoster, 2006.

Copan, Victor A.  Saint Paul as Spiritual Director: An Analysis of the Concept of the Imitation of Paul with Implications and Applications to the Practice of Spiritual Direction.  Bletchley and Colorado Springs: Paternoster, 2007.

*Cosgrove, Charles H., Herold Weiss and K. K. Yeo, Cross-Cultural Paul: Journeys to Others, Journeys to Ourselves.

Howard, James M.  Paul, the Community, and Progressive Sanctification: An Exploration into Community-Based Transformation within Pauline Theology.  New York, Peter Lang, 2007.

Keener, Craig S.  Paul, Women and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 1992.

Longenekcer, Richard N., ed. The Road from Damascus: The Impact of Paul’s Conversion on His Life, Thought, and Ministry.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1997.

Riesner, Rainer.  Paul’s Early Period: Chronology, Mission Strategy, Theology.

Meyer, Jason C.  The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology.  Nashville: B & H, 2009.

Porter, Stanley E.  Katalla,ssw in Ancient Greek Literature, with Reference to the Pauline Writings.  Córdoba: Ediciones El Almendro, 1994.

*Wenham, David.  Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1995.

Wright, Tom.  Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision.  London: SPCK; Downers Grove: IVP, 2009. 

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Reliability of the Gospels

Barnett, Paul W.  Jesus and the Logic of History.  Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1997.

*Bauckham, Richard.  Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2006.

*Blomberg, Craig L.  The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel.  Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

*Blomberg, Craig L.  The Historical Reliability of the Gospels.  Nottingham and Downers Grove: IVP, rev. 2007.

Dickson, John.  The Christ Files: How Historians Know What They Know about Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, rev. 2010.

Eddy, Paul R. and Gregory A. Boyd. The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

Evans, Craig A.  Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2006.

Marshall, I. Howard.  I Believe in the Historical Jesus.  London: Hodder & Stoughton; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977; Vancouver: Regent, 2001.

Roberts, Mark D.  Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2007.

Stanton, Graham.  Gospel Truth? New Light on Jesus and the Gospels.  London: Harper Collins; Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1995.

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Allison, Dale C.  Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and Its Interpreters.  New York and London: T & T Clark, 2005.

Copan, Paul, ed.  Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?  A Debate between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Copan, Paul and Ronald K. Tacelli, eds.  Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Figment? A Debate Between William Lane Craig and Gerd Lüdemann.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2000.

*Harris, Murray J.  From Grave to Glory: Resurrection in the New Testament.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990.

Ladd, George E.  I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1975.

*Licona, Michael R.  The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.  Nottingham and Downers Grove: IVP, 2010.

Longenecker, Richard N., ed.  Life in the Face of Death: The Resurrection Message of the New Testament.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1998.

Osborne, Grant R.  The Resurrection Narratives: A Redactional Study.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984.

Porter, Stanley E., Michael A. Hayes and David Tombs, eds., Resurrection.  Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

Quarles, Charles R., ed.  Buried Hope or Risen Savior? The Search for the Jesus Tomb.  Nashville: B & H, 2008.

Wenham, John.  Easter Enigma: Are the Resurrection Accounts in Conflict?  Exeter: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984.

*Wright, N. T.  The Resurrection of the Son of God.  London: SPCK; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

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Bacchiocchi, Samuele, From Sabbath to Sunday: A Historical Investigation of the Rise of Sunday Observance in Early Christianity.  Rome: Pontifical Gregorian University Press, 2008

*Carson, D. A., ed.  From Sabbath to Lord’s Day: A Biblical, Historical and Theological Investigation.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2000.

Dawn, Marva J.  Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

*Donato, Christopher J., ed.  Perspectives on the Sabbath: 4 Views.  Nashville: B & H, 2011.

Eskenazi, Tamara C., Daneil J. Harrington and William H. Shea, eds..  The Sabbath in Jewish and Christian Traditions.  New York: Crossroad; Denver: University of Denver, 1991.

McKay, Heather A.  Sabbath and Synagogue: The Question of Sabbath Worship in Ancient Judaism.  Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Rordorf, Willy.  Sunday: The History of the Day of Rest and Worship in the Earliest Centuries of the Christian Church.  Philadelphia: Westminster, 1968.

Swartley, Willard M.  Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women: Case Studies in Biblical Interpretation.  Scottdale, PA and Kirchener, ON: Herald, 1983

Wirzba, Norman.  Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight.  Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2006.

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Beilby, James and Paul R. Eddy, eds.  The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2006.

Beilby, James K. and Paul R. Eddy, eds.  Justification: Five Views.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2011.

*Carson, D. A., ed.  Right with God: Justification in the Bible and the World.  Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

Cole, Graham A.  God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom.  Nottingham: Apollos; Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.

*Demarest, Bruce.  The Cross and Salvation; The Doctrine of Salvation.  Wheaton: Crossway, 1997.

*Marshall, I. Howard.  Aspects of the Atonement: Cross and Resurrection in the Reconciling of God and Humanity.  Bletchley and Colorado Springs: Authentic Media, 2007.

McKnight, Scot.  Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.

Morris, Leon.  The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross.  London: Tyndale; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 19653.

Stott, John R. W.  The Cross of Christ.  Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, rev. 2006.

Wright, Christopher J. H.  Salvation Belongs to our God: Celebrating the Bible’s Central Story.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2007.

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Synoptic Problem

*Black, David A. and David R. Beck, eds. Rethinking the Synoptic Problem.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Dungan, David L. A History of the Synoptic Problem: The Canon, the Text, the Composition and the Interpretation of the Gospels.  New York and London: Doubleday, 1999.

Foster, Paul, et al., eds.  New Studies in the Synoptic Problem.  Leuven and Walpole, MA: Peeters, 2011.

Head, Peter M. Christology and the Synoptic Problem.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Hengel, Martin.  The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ.  London: SCM; Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2000.

*Stein, Robert H.  Studying the Synoptic Gospels: Origin and Interpretation.  Grand Rapids: Baker, rev. 2001.

Sanders, E. P. and Margaret Davies.  Studying the Synoptic Gospels.  London: SCM; Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1989.

Thomas, Robert L., ed.  Three Views on the Origins of the Synoptic Gospels.  Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002.

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Teaching of Jesus

Beck, James R.  The Healing Words of Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

Chilton, Bruce and Craig A. Evans, eds.  Authenticating the Words of Jesus.  Boston and Leiden, 2002.

Flusser, David with R. Steven Notley.  The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2007.

*France, R. T.  Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission.  London: Tyndale, 1971; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1982; Vancouver: Regent, 1992.

*McKnight, Scot.  Jesus’ Vision for Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1999.

Stein, Robert H.  The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, rev. 1994.

Thatcher, Tom.  Jesus the Riddler: The Power of Ambiguity in the Gospels.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

*Witherington, Ben III.  The Christology of Jesus.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.

Witherington, Ben III.  Jesus the Sage: The Pilgrimage of Wisdom..  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994.

Young, Brad H.  Jesus the Jewish Theologian.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995.

Young, Brad H.  Meet the Rabbis: Rabbinic Thought and the Teachings of Jesus.  Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007.

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*Carson, D. A.  The Inclusive Language Debate: A Plea for Realism.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Carson, D. A.  The King James Version Debate: A Plea for Realism.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979.

Dewey, David.  A User’s Guide to Bible Translations: Making the Most of Different Versions.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.

*Fee, Gordon D. and Mark L. Strauss.  How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.

Lewis, Jack P.  The English Bible from KJV to NIV: A History and Evaluation.  Grand Rapids: Baker, rev. 1991. 

Metzger, Bruce M.  The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Porter, Stanley E. and Mark J. Boda, eds., Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

Scorgie, Glen G., Mark L. Strauss, Steven M. Voth, eds., The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God’s Word to the World.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Strauss, Mark L.  Distorting Scripture: The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1998.

*Wegner, Paul D.  The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.

White, James R.  The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust Modern Translations?  Minneapolis: Bethany, rev. 2009.

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Wealth and Poverty

*Blomberg, Craig L.  Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions.  Leicester: IVP; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999; Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Catherwood, Fred.  The Creation of Wealth: Recovering a Christian Understanding of Money, Work, and Ethics.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2002.

Croteau, David A.  You Mean I Don’t Have to Tithe? A Deconstruction of Tithing and a Reconstruction of Post-Tithe Giving.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010.

Goudzwaard, Bob and Harry de Lange, Beyond Poverty and Affluence: Toward an Economy of Care.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Geneva: WCC, 1995.

Hicks, Douglas A. and Mark Valeri, eds., Global Neighbors: Christian Faith and Moral Obligation in Today’s Economy.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2008.

Hoppe, Leslie J.  There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.

Holman, Susan R., ed.  Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society.  Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008.

Longenecker, Bruce W.  Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2010.

*Sider, Ronald J.  Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity.  Dallas and London: Word, 1997.3

*Sine, Tom.  Mustard Seed versus McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for the Future.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.

Wheeler, Sondra Ely.  Wealth as Peril and Obligation: The New Testament on Possessions.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Willmer, Wesley K., ed.  Revolution in Generosity: Transforming Stewards to Be Rich Toward God.  Chicago: Moody, 2008.

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Basden, Paul A., ed.  Exploring the Worship Spectrum: 6 Views.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

*Carson, D. A., ed.  Worship: Adoration and Action.  Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

Carson, D. A.  Worship by the Book.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

Hurtado, Larry W.  At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Early Christian Devotion.  Carlisle: Paternoster, 1999; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Morgenthaler, Sally.  Worship Evangelism: Inviting Unbelievers into the Presence of God.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Navarro, Kevin J.  The Complete Worship Leader.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Navarro, Kevin J.  The Complete Worship Service: Creating a Taste of Heaven on Earth.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Peterson, David.  Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship.  Downers Grove: IVP, 1992.

*Ross, Allen P.  Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation.  Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006.

Witherington, Ben, III.  We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom Worship.  Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2010.

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