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Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Amazing T&T Clark Jesus Book Giveaway of 2014—Chris Keith

The good folks at T&T Clark are giving away not one but three Jesus books to one lucky reader of The Jesus Blog.  The three books are my and Anthony's co-edited Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity, Helen Bond's amazing The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed, and Maurice Casey's new anti-mythicist book Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myth, which I haven't read but promises to be entertaining.  Below is some more information on each of the books, but here's how you can enter.  You can (1) leave a comment below, (2) sign up to follow The Jesus Blog and leave comment saying that you did, (3) share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site and leave a comment saying you did (you can leave a comment for each form of sharing), (4) tell us in a comment your favorite book that T&T Clark has ever published, and (5) tell us in a comment your favorite guilty pleasure 80s or early-90s hair band.  (Mine is no doubt Poison, with Def Leppard in a real close second.)  Don't fail to leave comments, since the way we determine the winner is giving adding up the comments and letting the ol' true number generator decide; so the more comments you have, the better your chance of winning.


Jesus, Criteria and the Demise of Authenticity, edited by Chris Keith and Anthony LeDonne, T&T Clark 2012, £19.99

“[Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity] make[s] a singular contribution by calling for a renewal of how biblical scholarship approaches the quest for the historical Jesus.” –  Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Bible Today

“Required reading on the origins of the criteria of authenticity, their logical problems, ideological underpinnings, and theological implications”

Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University, USA

http://bloomsbury.com/uk/jesus-criteria-and-the-demise-of-authenticity-9780567377234/

The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Helen K. Bond, T&T Clark 2012, £14.99

‘Written by an expert in the historical context of the emerging Christian movement, this is a thoughtful, lucid and intelligent introduction to the historical Jesus, ideal for the new student and the general reader.'  –  Mark S. Goodacre, Duke University, USA

‘This is a gem! Bond manages to canvass an ocean of modern Jesus-scholarship in an impressively concise discussion, clearly and accessibly conveying the basics of each scholar and issue considered, and also crisply representing majority views of scholars on the key historical data and what we can make of them. It is, to my knowledge, the best general-reader-level introduction to the subject available.' - Larry W. Hurtado, University of Edinburgh, UK


 Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myth, by Maurice Casey, T&T Clark, Jan 2014, £19.99

 “In his latest book, Maurice Casey brings his great expertise in historical Jesus studies to bear on the phenomenon of mythicism, the claim that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. Although mythicism is universally rejected by professional historians, it is surprisingly popular on the internet and in a small number of self-published books. Casey's book offers both the scholarly detail needed to deal with the subject seriously, and the sarcastic wit appropriate to the character of the phenomenon. The result is not only informative but also entertaining. Casey's book provides a clear and sufficiently detailed explanation of what mainstream scholarly conclusions are, why and how they are reached, and why professions in the field all but universally find the denialist alternative not merely unpersuasive, but failing to even implement the appropriate methods of scholarly investigation and argument.” –  James F. McGrath, Butler University, USA

http://bloomsbury.com/uk/jesus-evidence-and-argument-or-mythicist-myths-9780567447623/

173 comments:

  1. My favorite "hair-band" ever since I've use of reason is Led Zeppelin, despite of they abandoned the world of the music as a group in 1980. Their soul survives along the times and, of course, through the (generally) dark music ages of 80's and 90's.

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  2. Hi, Chris! Sounds like a fun contest! I'm already following your blog. I tweeted this post and shared it on Facebook. My favorite T&T Clark book is John Day's edited volume Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel. My favorite guilt pleasures hair band has got to be Mr. Big, and particularly their cover of Wild World.

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    5. It's a tie: Toto and Hall and Oates.

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    5. It's a tie: Toto and Hall and Oates

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  5. I also shared this post on Facebook. Am I allowed a third comment for option one?

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  6. What's a hair band? My favorite T&T Clark book is the Barrett ICC Commentary on Acts. I also live in the the LNTS series. (I too already follow your blog, but I've Tweeted and Google+'d; FB is mostly friends and family stuff.) I'll take my all or nothing shot in one comment.

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  7. Shared on Facebook! I really wanna read the Maurice Casey book.

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  8. A trio I would very much appreciate reading.

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  9. leaving a comment, that is barely a comment.

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  10. I shared it on Facebook!

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  11. a comment to say I have shared this post on the Twitter.

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  12. I shared it on facebook!

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  13. leaving a comment to say I also shared it on the facebook.

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  14. my favorite T&T Clark published book is (so far) the only T&T Clark book I've read: Jesus, Criteria and the Demise of Authenticity.

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  15. my favorite hair band- - though I didn't appreciate them at the time - is Guns and Roses. (Slash is amazing with that guitar.)

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  16. All the books sound interesting. And I'm up for a contest!

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  17. Kix "the Beatles of Baltimore "(though actually from Hagerstown).

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  18. just signed up to formally follow after quietly doing so for months

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  19. Facebook'd: https://www.facebook.com/dannyyencich/posts/520618854472?stream_ref=10

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  20. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/dyencich/status/440522940048605186

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  21. My favorite T&T Clark book is Rafael Rodriguez's _Oral Tradition and the NT_, but _The DaVinci Code_ is a real close second.

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  22. Stryper: http://youtu.be/RsNhNdnwgZg

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  23. Free books are like manna from heaven! Enjoy the blog regardless.

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  25. I haven't submitted for a giveaway before, but I'll go for this one. I'm particularly interested to get my own copy of your edited volume.

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  26. I signed up to follow The Jesus Blog.

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  27. I signed up to follow The Jesus Blog.

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  28. Off the top of my head, and at the moment, I'd say my favorite T&T Clark volume is David Horrell's Becoming Christian: Essays on 1 Peter and the Making of Christian Identity.

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  29. Always interested in reading great books.

    Jeff

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  30. My favorite T&T Clark book is Davies and Allison Commentary on Matthew

    Jeff

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  31. I signed up to follow The Jesus Blog.

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  32. And, it's gotta be Guns n' Roses for me.

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  33. Shared on Google Plus, not that anyone will ever read it there.

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  34. I promise i won't sell any of these books when i win them for free

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  35. I promise i won't sell any of these books when i win

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  36. Currently digging Goldingay's "The message of Isaiah" by T&C Clark.

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  37. 80s or early 90s hair-band? That's a tough one, probably would have to go with Whitesnake.

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  38. Leavin' a comment. Would be great to add these to my library, especially the volume on criteria.

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  39. I'd say the hunger games is probably my favorite T&T clark book. Either that or Dale Allison's commentary on Matthew

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  40. The outfield is a pretty fantastic one-hit-wonder 80s band. (Your Love). try getting that tune out of your head

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  41. Following the blog.

    Paul

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  42. Awesome giveaway...I'd love to win!

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  43. #4) Three way tie:

    - Markus Bockmuehl's Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics
    - Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation: Essays in Honour of William S. Campbell, edited by Kathy Ehrensperger, J. Brian Tucker
    - T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament

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  44. #5) (Very surprised to see Toto and Hall & Oates mentioned...love those groups, but I don't think they qualify.) I definitely going to have to go with Extreme. (To go straight to the guilty pleasure, skip "More Than Words" and check out "Rest In Peace.")

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  45. Tried commenting; not sure if it is moderation, but I did one comment for all, so if that is in the queue, can that one be skipped?

    1. "Followed" the blog.

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  46. 2. Shared publically on facebook.

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  47. 3. Led Zeppelin--one of the best rock bassists ever.

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  48. 4. Margaret Barker, The Great High Priest (2003)

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  49. Sorry, my second comment should have read that I also shared on Twitter!

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  50. This is enough text to enter the draw.

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  51. Would love to win any of these books!

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  52. My favorite T & T Clark book is _The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture_ edited by Thatcher and Le Donne. I, too, am a Thatcherite!

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  53. Embarrassingly, I have a pinterest account and I shared it there, too.

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  54. Not a band, but Diogo Morgado has really great hair...

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  55. Ooops, almost forgot to say I want to win the books.

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  56. Shared the link on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/danny.eberhard

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  57. Shared it on twitter: http://twitter.com/Dan_Eberhard/status/440613082054660098

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  58. Thanks for this giveaway, I follow this blog

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  59. I follow the blog already through Feedly

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  60. Favorite T & T Clark publication is: Reading Romans with Contemporary Philosophers and Theologians (editor), T & T Clark International, New York, 2007 Very interesting perspective on the book of Romans, includes John B. Cobb Jr.

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  61. Does reading Le Donne's "Historical Jesus" book count as an entry? Anyway, so far so good.

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    1. I read "The Wife of Jesus." It counts.

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    2. Actually I read it twice.

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  62. I was already following the blog.

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  63. Don't own T&T Clark yet but hope to soon.

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  64. guns-n-roses with motley crue a close second.

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    1. Guns and Roses is a favorite of mine, too, Brad.

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  65. I'd love to win a copy of any one of any one of those books

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  66. I've already signed up to follow the blog.

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  67. I'd love to win a copy of any one of those books. (Note this is a 2nd copy of an earlier comment that I don't know if it went thru or not. If it did, only one comment should count.)

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  68. I'm amazed how many books you guys give away through this blog. Amazing! Astounding!

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  69. Oh! I did "officially" "join" (am now "following" this blog).

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  70. I've also shared this post, and several others, on my Facebook page.

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  71. My favorite book ever published by T&T Clark was Barth's CD II/2. I read it my second year in grad school in a course taught by one of Barth's former students - a guy named Shirley C. Guthrie. Amazing professor, and an amazing book.

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  72. My favorite 80s-ish band was/is Van Halen. And, I really like(d) both Styx and Foreigner. Heck! I've tickets to see both those bands in May! "Heard the roar of the crowd. He could picture the scene. Put his ear to the wall, and like a distant scream...he heard one guitar, that just blew him away...!!!"

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  73. Since one of the books is about the mythicism fad, I guess I should point out that one of the best hair bands was none other than Spinal Tap! The band may not have been real but the songs were.

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  74. shared the giveaway on Facebook

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  75. This is a great give-away! Thanks for doing this!

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  76. I loved Stryper in the 1980's--"To Hell with the Devil!" http://whiterosereview.blogspot.com/2014/02/christus-victor-stryper-and-martin.html

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  77. I already follow this blog--does that count as an entry?

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  78. My favorite hair-metal band?..... Skid Row.

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  79. Thank you! Looking forward to winning.

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  80. Please give me all three books.... Def Leppard

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  81. Bon Jovi shot me through the heart.

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  82. A fun random comment just might win this thing!

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  83. Davies and Allison, Matthew, ICC Commentary. I consider all three volumes to be one book that was too big to publish between those little covers.

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  84. It would be great to win these books

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  85. I already am signed up for the Jesus Blog

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  86. Favorite T & T Clark book: C. E. B. Cranfield's two-volume commentary on Romans

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  87. I have read portions of the Criteria and Historical Jesus books, and I would like to own them.

    Ken Berry

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  88. I signed up to follow the Jesus Blog previously.

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  89. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook.

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  90. I have used several of the ICC volumes a lot, but I suppose I would also have to say that the Matthew volumes by Davies and Allison top the list. I haven't gotten to use the new Allison ICC on James yet, but have read much of the intro.

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  91. fav T&T book would be "Bonhoeffer: A Guide for the Perplexed."

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  92. I tweeted the giveaway on twitter.

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  93. Just submitted request to subscribe via email (awaiting confirmation email); tweeted (which automatically sends to facebook).

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  94. Barnabas RavindranathMarch 7, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Would love to read these books

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  95. Barnabas RavindranathMarch 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Posted on Facebook

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  96. Barnabas RavindranathMarch 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    So far, Jesus, Criteria and the Demise of Authenticity.

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  97. Barnabas RavindranathMarch 7, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Guns N' Roses

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  98. Commenting for the very first time here, a reader from Poland

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  99. Commenting the very first time, a fan from Poland

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  100. Neither have FB nor Twitter so I couldn't post, but I would if I had :)

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  101. Amanda Witmer - Jesus, the Galilean Exorcist

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  102. Love this blog, keep up the good work!!

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  103. Not hair metal, but definitely from the 70's and 80's, Boston has to be one of my favorites.

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  104. fav t&t book(s) = Allison and Davies Matthew commentary (3 vol.)

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  105. My guilty pleasure from the 80's was Cinderella

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    1. Disney or the band Frank??

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  106. My favorite T&T book is McGrath's book on TF Torrance

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  107. The band Petra? Are they hairy enough?

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