We are pleased to give you details of some of our most recent New in Paperbacks from T&T Clark, published in September 2014.
The first up is Women in the Greetings of Romans 16.1-16 by Susan Mathew, which is part of our Library of New Testament Studies series.
Susan Mathew examines the structures of mutuality in Romans, to shed light on the issue of women's leadership in Pauline theology. Mathew begins by analyzing the general form of greetings in the Pauline letters, to illuminate the specific form of the greetings in Rom 16.1-16. Mathew couples this with analysis of the leadership of women in the Greco-Roman world, showing that women's leadership roles in the Pauline churches were part of this wider culture. Developing a model of mutuality, Mathew draws together the strands of the Pauline ethos of mutuality, and argues that the leadership roles of women are encouraged in the greetings at the end of Romans .
Next up is No Longer Living as the Gentiles: Differentiation and Shared Ethical Values in Ephesians 4: 17-6:9 by Daniel K. Darko
Daniel K. Darko argues that Ephesians 4.17-6.9 exhibits a consistent strategy of promoting group distinctiveness, while utilizing Greco-Roman ethical values and traditions to promote internal cohesion among the readers. Readers are encouraged neither to separate from society nor to integrate further into it, but to live and function within society as members of the ‘household of God' in one accord.
And on the LHBOTs side we have:
Crossing the Jordan: Diachrony Versus Synchrony in the Book of Joshua
By Eun Woo-Lee
Lee introduces the synchronic readings of Polzin, Hawk and Winther-Nielsen, as well as their attempts to uncover the problems in applying their methods to this complicated text. For the purpose of reading the literary history of Joshua 3-4 in a diachronic way, Lee considers what position this text holds in the setting of the wider context of the ark narratives and water-crossing stories in the Old Testament, e.g. the crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus 13.17-14.31 and with Elijah and Elisha crossing the river in 2 kings 2. He examines the recent trends in literary criticism and attempts to trace the most probable literary history of Joshua 3-4.
And last but certainly not least:
Reconsidering the Date and Provenance of the Book of Hosea: The Case for Persian-Period Yehud
By James M. Bos
Bos argues that the book of Hosea ought to be understood and read as a text that was composed in Persian-period Yehud rather than in eight-century Israel. The author challenges traditional scholarship and emphasizes that there is the evidence to suggest that the book should be viewed as a Judahite text - a book that was composed in the late sixth or early fifth century B.C.E.
You can buy all of these here: Bloomsbury T&T Clark site