Of buying books there is no end 01

Some books that I acquired recently from the Book Depository (the best place to buy books online while we are still waiting in purgatory for Amazon.com.sg):

1. John Goldingay, Genesis for Everyone: Part 1 (Chapters 1-16), SPCK.

2. John Goldingay, Genesis for Everyone: Part 2 (Chapters 17-50), SPCK.

The popular commentary-devotional hybrid in New Testament for Everyone (NTfO) series now has its Old Testament counterpart (OTfO)! If the whole NTfO series was written by Tom Wright, the OTfO series will be written by various authors. John Goldingay, the Professor of Old Testament at the Fuller Theological Seminary, is one of them (if I remember correctly, Walter Brueggemann will also contribute to this series).

3. Alan Jacobs, Original Sin: A Cultural History, HarperOne.

4. Magnus Zetterholm, Approaches to Paul: A Student’s Guide to Recent Scholarship, Fortress.

I just realized that actually the approach for these two books is pretty similar although they deal with very different subject matters. The first one traced the development of belief (and disbelief) of the doctrine of original sin throughout the (largely) Western history, and the second one traced the development of Pauline scholarship (particularly pertaining his relationship with Judaism) for the past two centuries or so.

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