Saturday, October 22, 2011

Remain in Your Calling Book Cover

Here is a look at the cover of my forthcoming book, "Remain in Your Calling": Paul and the Continuation of Social Identities in 1 Corinthians. It should be out within the next month or so. It begins by surveying contemporary social-scientific approaches to Paul, and then discusses whether or not Paul's writing could actually form identity. Next it looks at Paul's Jewish identity, and then discusses the way the Corinthians' gentile identity continues in Christ. The second half of the book offers a few case studies from 1 Corinthians that explore in further detail the various ways existing social identities continue to be relevant within the Christ-movement by discussing: baptism and Roman water practices, ecclesia and Roman household space, and concluding with Christ-movement eschatological discourses and Roman imperial eschatology.


simon said...

Who is publishing your new book and when is it out? I can find no reference to it on Amazon in the UK.
I'm teaching on 1 Corinthians this semester and it looks like a very useful resource.

J. Brian Tucker said...

Simon, thanks for asking. Wipf and Stock through their Pickwick Imprint. It will be available mid-November, usually via Wipf and Stock's website first, and then amazon or other books selling sites.

Peter said...

This is really cool that I've just found your blog after reading your book today! Very interesting stuff. Question: did you come across any authors during your research who interpreted 1 Cor. 7:19 as Paul encouraging Jews and Gentiles to practice an undifferentiated Jewish Law (i.e. One Law)? Feel free to contact me at my blog "Orthodox Messianic Judaism."