The SBL Purchase List

In the interests of full disclosure:

Koehler & Baumgartner, HALOT 2 volume student edition, because it was going for only $99 (as opposed to the usual £189 on Amazon) – farewell to my trusty old BDB

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Vol 10, Barcelona, Berlin, New York, 1928-1931 I am buying these as they emerge

Richard Hays Festschrift, The Word Leaps the Gap – some good look essays

2 volumes in the new Fortress Paul in Critical Contexts Series, Joseph Marchal's Politics of Heaven and Yung Suk Kim's Christ's Body in Corinth – Philippians and Corinthians being the focus of next year's work

Stan Porter and Christopher Stanley (eds) As it is Written: Studying Paul's Use of Scripture – to catch up with the work of that seminar

Carson, O' Brien et al, Justification and Variegated Nomism (vol 1) – thus completing the set

Barry Harvey, Can These Bones Live?: A Catholic Baptist Engagement with Ecclesiology, Hermeneutics, and Social Theory – snappy title eh!

Thomas F. Torrance, Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ – because it looks like a classic to be

Michael S. Horton, People and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology (completing the 4 volume covenantal dogmatics)

Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Our Mother Saint Paul (because I was at the WJK stand buying Horton, and had to wait in a queue for 30 seconds)

Bockmuehl and Torrance, Scripture's Doctrine and Theology's Bible: How the NT Shapes Christian Dogmatics

Ian W. Scott, Paul's Way of Knowing: Story, Experience and the Spirit (the paperback because the WUNT version was at WUNT prices)

Bruce L, McCormack, Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth, cos Ben Myers said it was good.

I know….I know…but just imagine this.  I was expecting to come home with Dunn's volume 2 of Christianity in the Making, Everett Fergusson's 500 page discussion of baptism in the early church and possible Doug Campbell's Deliverance of God – none of these were available beyond page proofs at the Eerdmans stand …. AND…Yale UP didnt have multiple copies of the new Anchor Bible on 1 Corinthians (Fitzmyer) and Philippians (Reumann), so I will have to order those … AND…I resisted Pervo's new Hermeneia on Acts.

So all in all, I think I was moderately abstemious.