Two Important Books Coming Out This Year

, posted by SEA

Here are two books to be on the lookout for this year:

Roger Olson, Against Calvinism is scheduled to come out in October of this year (2011). There is no information available yet at the publisher’s website for this book.

Also, Brian J. Abasciano, Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9.10-18: An Intertextual and Theological Exegesis (Library of New Testament Studies, 317; London: T & T Clark, 2011) is scheduled to come out in June of this year (2011).

This is the second volume in Abasciano’s series on Romans 9, currently expected to comprise 3 volumes. Here is a description of the book from the publisher’s website (see the link above for the book’s page at the publisher’s website):

“Abasciano builds upon his previous LNTS volume, Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9.1-9, continuing the project begun in that volume and its intertextual methodology. This method incorporates into a thorough traditional exegesis a comprehensive analysis of Paul’s use of Scripture against the background of interpretive traditions surrounding the texts alluded to, with great emphasis placed on analyzing the original contexts of Paul’s citations and allusions. Such an intertextual exegesis is conducted in Romans 9:10-18 with an awareness of the broader unit of chapters 9-11 especially, and also the epistle as a whole. Conclusions for the meaning of these passages and their theological significance are drawn.”

And here is a basic listing of the table of contents, also from the book’s page at the publisher’s website:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Genesis 25.23 in the Old Testament Context
Chapter 3: Malachi 1.2-3 in its Old Testament Context
Chapter 4: Interpretive Traditions Surrounding Genesis 25.23 and Malachi 1.2-3
Chapter 5: Not by Works, but by the One Who Calls: Romans 9.10-13
Chapter 6: Exodus 9.16 in Its Old Testament Context with Special Attention to the Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart
Chapter 7: Interpretive Traditions Surrounding Exodus 33.19B and 9.16
Chapter 8: Is There Unrighteousness with God? Romans 9.14-18
Chapter 9: Concluding Reflections
Index of References
Index of Modern Authors