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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Now in Press! Jesus and the Last Supper

Congratulations to Brant Pitre who wrote this 600-page monster. And compliments to Eerdmans for producing such a fine product! I'm sure that Dr. Pitre will want to post a bit about this book in due course. For now I'll just share what my inside-flap blurb says:

"Now more that ever the field of historical Jesus is in a state of flux. The discipline is razing old foundations with the hope that more sophisticated methods will emerge. With Jesus and the Last Supper Brant Pitre suggests a bridge from the best scholarship of previous generations to the most promising possibilities of the present. This book is nothing less than a blueprint for resurrecting Jesus studies in the 21st century." —Anthony Le Donne, United Theological Seminary, Dayton


6 comments:

  1. I'm busily linking the Lords Supper to the practice of lords. To allow those who worked for them, to get a daily stay or ration of bread or food. And even a place at his own dinner table. In exchange for their loyal service and devotion.

    So: follow the Lord, and he will let you come to the Lord's Table, to give you your daily bread. And with food, life.

    Is this sort of socio-economic analysis addressed in the book?

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  2. Anthony, thanks so much for your kind words! I hadn't actually read your blurb until I got my copy in the mail on Friday. It was extremely humbling and gratifying. I will indeed say more about the book in the weeks to come. For now, one thing: Is that a sweet looking cover, or what?! (Willem Mineur, my favorite Eerdmans jacket designer).

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    1. Cover art looks great as does the entire project!

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  3. Who are all those sort of fallen-looking disciples, lounging, eating, on the floor?

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