Faculty Contributions to Scholarly World
Book reviews submitted to academic journals
Providence faculty members have been busy teaching courses, attending committee meetings, and involving themselves in church, public, and academic society. A number of them have contributed book reviews to academic journals.
A book review serves a number of purposes. First, it tells other scholars about new research and ideas or new ways of thinking about old ideas. Book reviews also become an avenue where ideas are exchanged in brief among scholars. Finally, book reviews can often lead to a professor considering a text book for an upcoming course or future research.
The following Providence faculty members have recently published reviews.
Lissa Wray Beal, Associate Professor of Old Testament, has published a review of Youn Ho Chung, The Sin of the Calf: The Rise of the Bible's Negative Attitude Toward the Golden Calf (LHBOTS 523; T & T Clark, 2010) in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 11 (2011).
August Konkel, professor of Old Testament published a review of Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible by Shemaryahu Talmon, (Eisenbrauns 2010). The review can be found on the website of the Review of Biblical Literature.
Patricia Janzen Loewen, Assistant Professor of History, reviewed May There Be No Sadness of Farewell by Agnes Grant (Vantage Press, 2009) in Rhubarb Winter 2011, pg. 46-48.
David Johnson, Professor of New Testament, reviewed Understanding the Times: New Testament Studies in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of D. A. Carson on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday, edited by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Robert W. Yarbrough. (Crossway, 2011). The review will be published in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society in the near future.
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