SAGE have just sent information about the latest issue of JSNT. The TOC includes:
The Madness of King Jesus: Why was Jesus Put to Death, but his Followers
Justin J. Meggitt
Why was Jesus Crucified, but his Followers were not?
Meggitt on the Madness and Kingship of Jesus
The Unity of Luke–Acts in Recent Discussion
Michael F. Bird
Book Review: Bridget Gilfillan Upton, Hearing Mark’s Endings: Listening to
Ancient Popular Texts through Speech Act Theory (Leiden/Boston: Brill,
2006). pp. xviii + 240. ISBN 90 04 14791 8
JSNT has moved much more towards a format in which the various articles cluster around a common theme, or alternatively interact directly with one another. This means, I imagine, that some of the pieces are special commissions rather than submissions. While this lends each issue a greater thematic unity, it does mean that there is less potential space for the independently submitted articles that the journal must receive on a regular basis, and assuming that these submissions are of the requisite quality, a longer delay in publication. I am not entirely convinced that this is a good thing.