From: Edgar Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 03 1999 - 17:02:54 EDT
Thanks for the recommendation. Martin normally does excellent scholarly
work, so I'll be sure and pick up the book you suggested. BTW, another
superb treatment of Philippians is Moises Silva's commentary.
--- Mark Goodacre <M.S.GOODACRE@bham.ac.uk> wrote:
> I would like to recommend a recent book on this
> Ralph P. Martin & Brian J. Dodd (eds.), _Where
> Christology Began: Essays on
> Philippians 2_ (Louisville: Westminster John Knox
> Press, 1998)
> Every single essay (bar one) in the volume deal with
> Phil. 2.6-11. My head was
> spinning by the end of it -- this is definitely not
> a book to be read in one
> sitting. It is valuable, though. It features a
> defence by Jimmy Dunn of his
> Adamic, non-pre-existence reading of this piece (cf.
> Carl's comments). It also
> features much criticism of Dunn's reading, most
> explicitly by Richard Bauckham
> in "The Worship of Jesus in Philippians 2.9-11", the
> best essay in the book.
> He thinks that the hymn exhibits an "eschatological
> monotheism" that "took
> christological form in the earliest Christian
> reflection on the exaltation of
> Jesus" (p. 136).
> There is lots of discussion in the various essays
> re. the meaning of hARPAGMOS
> and the specific clause mentioned. Indeed Gerald
> Hawthorne has an essay in the
> book in which he defends the reading mentioned by
> Edgar Foster.
> The book will be a most useful one for anyone
> researching Phil. 2.6-11 --
> strongly recommended.
> Dr Mark Goodacre
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> University of Birmingham fax: +44 121 414 6866
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