SUGGESTION: Signs, Wonders, Gifts: Divination in the Letters of Paul

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 28 2021 4:17 AM

https://www.amazon.com/Signs-Wonders-Gifts-Divination-Letters-dp-0190924659/dp/0190924659/

Would like to see this in Logos.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 28 2021 5:57 AM

Great suggestion.

From the publisher:

Editorial Reviews

Review

"In Signs, Wonders, and Gifts: Divination in the Letters of Paul, Jennifer Eyl provides a convincing and nuance analysis of Paul's divinatory and wonderworking practices and the reciprocal relationship involved in the language of pistis. Theoretically savvy and empirically grounded, this is
unquestionably a learned book that will become the standard work on the subject while being written in a style that will reward students as much as seasoned scholars." -- James Crossley, Professor of Bible, Society, and Politics in the Centre for the Social-Scientific Criticism of the Bible, St.
Mary's University
"Jennifer Eyl places Paul's divinatory practices where they should be: front and centre. This is done in a way that is informed by the best thinking on ancient magic as a category, theory of religion, ethnicity, cognitive science, and social scientific description. This book challenges traditional
Pauline scholarship in all the right ways." -- Zeba Crook, author of Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
"Jennifer Eyl's Signs, Wonders, and Gifts represents a major contribution to scholarship - not only Christian Origins scholarship on the Pauline letters, but scholarship on divination, miracle-working, magic, and the character of religious specialists in the ancient world more generally. Eyl makes
sense of Paul's views of, and practices around, miracles, "acts of power," and prophetic predictions by situating his language within the often-unspoken but deeply held intuitive convictions of the ancients about the gods, how the gods work, and how they interact with people. Paul's ideas, far from
being unique or mysterious, are shown to be in harmony with the broader religious culture of the Roman Empire." -- William Arnal
"an effective, innovative, and provocative treatment of Paul in his religious milieu that will be of interest to many New Testament specialists. One can hope that scholarship increasingly participates in Eyl's unflinching commitment to an analysis of Paul within the Greek and Roman world and in so
doing produces an ever clearer and more penetrating assessment of the Apostle and his achievements." -- Courtney Friesen, Religion
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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2021 3:22 PM

I had a feeling you might like this one.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 29 2021 6:44 PM

David Paul:

I had a feeling you might like this one.

Guilty. I seriously (and still) considered Kindling it at that terrible price. I remain convinced both the OT and NT can not be understood absent 'signs and wonders'. And that is nigh impossible after the 1500s.

 BTW my current opus (the Zondervan Advances in Hebrew on sale) was discussing the merging of prophetic hebrew poetry and regular hebrew poetry, with a parallel process in Akkadian.

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