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Articles 2011-15

Here are Richard’s published articles for 2011-15:

Article title: The Art of Biography in Antiquity: A review
Book title: Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 37/4
Pages: 474-79
ISSN: 0142-064X (print) 1745-5294 (online)
Publication date: 6 June 2015
Abstract: This review article discusses Tomas Hägg’s final book, The Art of Biography in Antiquity, completed just before his death from cancer in 2011. Following on from his important The Novel in Antiquity (1983), this beautifully produced and comprehensive book seeks to introduce examples of Greek and Roman biography from 400 BC to AD 300, looking at its origins, Hellenistic examples, popular heroes, the gospels, Roman political biography, ethical biography (Plutarch) and later accounts of philosophers and holy men. While the book’s easy style is appreciated for the general reader, Hägg’s decision not to provide any theory of biography or its genre, or any overall historical thread unfortunately weakens its usefulness for more experienced readers. His decision to include the gospels makes it interesting for New Testament scholars, and this review responds to his criticisms of proponents of the biographical genre of the gospels such as Burridge and Frickenschmidt.

Chapter title: St Paul on the Resurrection: 1 Corinthians 15
Book title: Death, Resurrection and Human Destiny: Christian and Muslim Perspectives
Editors: David Marshall, Lucinda Mosher
Publisher: Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press
Pages: 129-42
ISBN: 9781626160309 (print) 9781626160552 (electronic)
Publication date: April 2014

Chapter title: Priorities, Principles and Prefaces: From the KJV to Today (1611 to 2011)
Book title: The King James Version at 400: Assessing its Genius as Bible Translation and Its Literary Influence
Editors: David G Burke, John F Kutsko, Philip H Towner
Publisher: Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature
Pages: 195-226
ISBN: 9781589838000
Publication date: October 2013

Article title: Biography as the Gospels’ Literary Genre
Journal title: Revista Catalana de Teologia, 38/1
Pages: 9-30
ISSN: 0210-5551 (print) 2385-4715 (electronic)
Publication date: 2013

Chapter title: Graeco-Roman Biography and the Gospels’ Literary Genre
Book title: The Gospels: History and Christology: The Search of Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI
Editors: Bernardo Estrada, Ermenegildo Manicardi, Armand Puig i Tarrech
Publisher: Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Pages: 151-98
ISBN: 9788820992217
Publication date: 2013

Article titles: Apartheid, Discrimination
Book title: Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics
Editors: Joel B Green, Jacqueline E Lapsley, Rebekah Miles, Allen Verhey
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801034060
Publication date: 2012

Chapter title: The Genre of Acts Revisited
Book title: Reading Acts Today: Essays in Honour of Loveday Alexander
Editors: Steve Walton, Lloyd Pietersen, F Scott Spencer, Thomas E Phillips
Publisher: London: T&T Clark
Pages: 3-28
ISBN: 978-0567238139
Publication date: 2011

Chapter title: The Gospel of Jesus: Graham Stanton, Biography and the Genre of Matthew
Book title: Jesus, Matthew’s Gospel and Early Christianity: Studies in Memory of Graham N Stanton
Editors: Daniel M Gurtner, Joel Willetts, Richard A Burridge
Publisher: London: T&T Clark
Pages: 5-22
ISBN: 978-0567500854
Publication date: 2011

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