Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


Origins of New Testament Christology An Introduction to the Traditions and Titles Applied to Jesus Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer “An excellent introduction to New Testament Christology, organized around the titles used of Jesus, including Lord, Messiah, Son of Man, and Son of God. The approach is not a simple catalogue but rather a sophisticated reading of literary and social contexts, in illuminating dialogue with contemporary scholars. Examination of each title leads students through a close reading of key texts toward a more general evaluation of the title’s significance. Introductory courses will find in the work an extremely valuable resource.” —HAROLD ATTRIDGE, Yale Divinity School “Insightful and clear, this book will be an essential resource for students, pastors, and scholars interested in constructing an exegetically informed Christology.” —ELIZABETH E. SHIVELY, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews “Porter and Dyer have written a learned book on an important and complicated topic, and they have done so in a remarkably clear and compelling fashion. What makes the book so good is how well they contextualize every aspect of New Testament Christology with the relevant biblical and extrabiblical texts. This book will become the foundational study of biblical Christology.” —CRAIG A. EVANS, Houston Christian University “Who is Jesus, according to the New Testament? Porter and Dyer answer this question with a fresh appraisal of the New Testament’s various titles for Jesus and the Jewish and Greco-Roman tradi- tions from which these titles emerged. An accessible introduction to the portrayal of Jesus—and Jesus’s divinity—in the New Testa- ment canon.” —BRITTANY E. WILSON, Duke Divinity School “Wonderfully immersed in the historical and sociocultural traditions of Jesus’s time, this book is a fantastic textbook for any New Testament Christology classroom! Porter and Dyer avoid the pitfalls of past works on this topic and instead offer the best of recent scholarship with their own unique flair.” —BETH M. STOVELL, Ambrose University “Students of the New Testament with historical and theological interest will come to rely on this volume as a treasured resource.” —AMY PEELER, Wheaton College “In the tradition of Oscar Cullmann’s classic The Christology of the New Testament , Porter and Dyer provide a fresh, up-to-date study of Christology through the lens of titles. The authors rightly conclude that Jesus is presented as divine in the New Testament. An important topic indeed!” —BRANDON D. CROWE, Westminster Theological Seminary

MARCH 2023 • 304 pp. • paper • $32.99 • 9780801098710

Stanley E. Porter (PhD, University of Sheffield) is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College. He has written or edited many books. Bryan R. Dyer (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) is acquisitions editor at Baker Academic and a part-time faculty member of religion at Calvin University. He is the author of Suffering in the Face of Death and the coeditor of Paul and Ancient Rhetoric and The Bible and Social Justice .



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