Glossolalia – Yale Divinity School’s Graduate Journal of Religion
Our Spring 2018 theme is “Humor and Satire.” Check http://glossolalia.yale.edu/call-papers for more details.
“Fourth Apocryphal Apocalypse of John.”
I am producing the first translation of the Fourth Apocryphal Apocalypse of John as part of the second volume of More New Testament Apocrypha, which will ideally be published within the next year.
The Contested Christ: Why Early Christians Still Matter Today. Co-edited with Collin Glavac. In progress for publication with Polebridge Press.
The Praxis Forum, a group within the Westar Institute that consists of clergy, students, chaplains, performers, and teachers, proposes this book on Early Christianity and its relevance in the modern world. Our intention is to continue the progress made by plethora of the Westar Seminars and Polebridge publications that foster a “collaboration, collegiality, and public outreach” unlike other academic societies and publishers. We too intend to explore the connections between Christianity’s complex, troubling, and inspiring past and future in order to add to this ever-relevant conversation. Especially over the previous two years of Westar meetings, we have heard Westar Fellows discuss how they might distribute their findings and produce scholarship that is accessible to anyone with a high school education and an interest in religion. We hope to actualize Westar’s intention through this book, which will be written primarily by members of Westar’s mission who both have strong educational backgrounds in Early Christianity, as well as the ability to relate what they find most meaningful about Early Christianity through their own life and work.
We hope that this contribution will be considered as an expansion upon previous books that have challenged audiences to radically reinterpret the Jesus––as well as the early Christians––that they have experienced through church and culture. We want to build upon scholars who have sought to discover and create meaning through reading early Christian texts, such as Harvey Cox’s How to Read the Bible, Robert Funk’s A Credible Jesus and Honest to Jesus, Walter Wink’s The Human Being, and Marcus Borg’s Reading the Bible Again for the First Time. While other books might blend the historical/academic information and its theological or pragmatic consequences in the lives of readers, we hope to develop these topics in separate, yet paired, chapters. Our goal with this format is to provide basic information concerning Early Christianity as one might find in a seminary classroom, and then tackle the impact of such historical information and various academic methodologies upon the real lives of readers. We hope to help twenty-first century readers encounter the manifold portrayals and interpretations of Jesus that burst forth in the first few centuries of the common era.