This volume addresses the perennial issue of unity and diversity in the New Testament canon. Celebrating the academic legacy of Fr. Frank J. Matera, colleagues and friends interact with elements of his many important works. Scholars and students alike will find fresh and stimulating discussions that navigate the turbulent waters between the Gospels and Paul, ranging from questions of Matthew's so-called anti-Pauline polemic to cruciform teaching in the New Testament. The volume includes contributions from leading scholars in the field, offering a rich array of insights on issues such as Christology, social ethics, soteriology, and more. The contributors are Paul J. Achtemeier, Sherri Brown, Raymond F. Collins, A. Andrew Das, John R. Donahue, S.J., Francis T. Gignac, S.J., Michael J. Gorman, Kelly R. Iverson, Luke Timothy Johnson, Jack Dean Kingsbury, William S. Kurz, S.J., John P. Meier, Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., Christopher W. Skinner, and Matt Whitlock.
Francis T. Gignac: Introduction
Part 1: Unity and Diversity in the Gospels
Kelly R. Iverson: An Enemy of the Gospel? Anti-Paulinisms and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew
Francis J. Moloney: Matthew 5:17–18 and the Matthean Use of ???a??s???
Jack Dean Kingsbury: The Christology of Mark and the Son of Man
John R. Donahue: The Lure of Wealth: Does Mark Have a Social Gospel?
Paul J. Achtemeier: Jesus and the Human Condition in Mark’s Gospel: Divine Grace and the Shattering of Human Illusions
William S. Kurz: Paul’s Witness to Biblical Monotheism as Isaiah’s Servant in Acts
John P. Meier: The Parable of the Wicked Tenants in the Vineyard: Is the Gospel of Thomas Independent of the Synoptics?
Part 2: Unity and Diversity in Paul
Matt Whitlock: From the Acts of the Apostles to Paul: Shaking off the Muffled Majesty of Impersonal Authorship
Michael J. Gorman: Cruciformity according to Jesus and Paul
A. Andrew Das: Galatians 3:10: A “Newer Perspective” on an Omitted Premise
Luke Timothy Johnson: The Body in Question: The Social Complexities of Resurrection
Sherri Brown: Faith, Christ, and Paul’s Theology of Salvation History
Raymond F. Collins: From ?a???s?a to ?p?f??e?a: The Transformation of a Pauline Motif
Christopher W. Skinner: Virtue in the New Testament: The Legacies of Paul and John in Comparative Perspective