Reviews by Mark D. Nanos

Kathy Ehrensperger, ed., Searching Paul: Conversations with the Jewish Apostle to the Nations, Collected Essays (WUNT 429; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019): Review of Biblical Literature (RBL)  02/2024.

Paula Fredriksen, When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018): Journal of Theological Studies (JTS) 70, no. 2 (2019): 835–39.

Panelist review of The Real Paul: Recovering His Radical Challenge, Bernard Brandon Scott; Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2015 (Westar Institute at the Society of Biblical Lit. Annual Meeting, Nov. 22, 4-5pm, P22-348a). [the Westar link includes an audio recording of my review presentation]

Stephen Westerholm (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Paul (Blackwell Companions to Religion; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 75.2 (2013): 407-10.

Jacob Neusner and Alan J. Avery-Peck, eds., Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian (Leiden: Brill, 2007): Review of Biblical Literature (4-3-2009).

Justin K. Hardin, Galatians and the Imperial Cult: A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul’s Letter (WUNT 2.237; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008): Review of Biblical Literature (4-19-2009).

Todd A. Wilson, The Curse of the Law and the Crisis in Galatia (WUNT 2.225; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007): Biblical Interpretation 18.2 (2010): 164-166.

Nancy Calvert-Koyzis, Paul, Monotheism and the People of God: The Significance of Abraham for Early Judaism and Christianity (JSNTS 273; London and New York: T&T Clark International): RBL (8/8/2005); Journal of Biblical Literature 124.4 (2005): 775-78.

David Odell-Scott, Paul’s Critique of Theocracy: A/Theocracy in Corinthians and Galatians (JSNTS 250; London and New York: T&T Clark International): Biblical Interpretation 13.4 (2005): 438-41.

Richard A. Horsley, Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003): Interpretation 59.3 (2005): 308-9.

Jerome I. Gellman, Abraham! Abraham! Kierkegaard and the Hasidim on the Binding of Isaac (Aldershot, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2003): Religious Studies Review 30.2-3 (2004): 147.

Athol Dickson, The Gospel According to Moses: What my Jewish Friends Taught me about Jesus (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003): Religious Studies Review 30.1 (2004): 34.

Basil S. Davis, Christ as Devotio: The Argument of Galatians 3:1-14 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67 (2005): 335-37.

S. A. Cummins, Paul and the Crucified Christ in Antioch: Maccabean Martyrdom and Galatians 1 and 2 (SNTSMS 114; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001): Biblical Interpretation 12.1 (2004): 113-16.

“The Missing Logic that Threatens the Jewish Other: A Review of The Passion of the Christ,” in the Newsletter from the Thomas More Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Rockhurst University, Spring, 2004.

Stephan K. Davis, The Antithesis of the Ages: Paul’s Reconfiguration of Torah (CBQMS 33; Washington, DC: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2002): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 65 (2003): 119-20.

James D. G. Dunn, ed., Paul and the Mosaic Law (Rev. Ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001): Dialog 40.3 (2001): 240-42; alternate version of the review in RBL (10/07/2002).

Jerry L. Sumney, “Servants of Satan”, “False Brothers” and Other Opponents of Paul (JSNTSS 188; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999): Journal of Biblical Literature 20.3 (2001): 578-81; RBL (2/19/2001).

Johann D. Kim, God, Israel, and the Gentiles: Rhetoric and Situation in Romans 9—11 (SBLDS 176; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1999): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 63 (2001): 152-54.

Mark Reasoner, The Strong and the Weak: Romans 14.1—15.13 in Context (SNTSMS 103; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999): Journal of Biblical Literature 120.1 (2001): 178-80; RBL (6/20/2000).

Christopher Bryan, Preface to Romans: Notes on the Epistle in Its Literary and Cultural Setting (Oxford, et al: Oxford University Press, 2000): Review of Biblical Literature (7/13/2000).

Roy E. Ciampa, The Presence and Function of Scripture in Galatians 1 and 2 (WUNT 2.102; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 62 (2000): 140-42.

Charles H. Cosgrove, Elusive Israel: The Puzzle of Election in Romans (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997): Journal of Biblical Literature 119:1 (2000): 149-51; Review of Biblical Literature (3/01/2000).

Jonas Holmstrand, Markers and Meaning in Paul: An Analysis of 1 Thessalonians, Philippians and Galatians (Coniectanea Biblica. NTS 28; Translated by Martin Naylor; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1997): Biblical Interpretation 8.4 (2000): 435-37.

Siân Jones & Sarah Pearce, eds., Jewish Local Patriotism and Self-Identification in the Graeco-Roman Period (JSPSS: 31; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998): Biblical Interpretation 7.4 (1999): 457.

Sam K. Williams, Galatians (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries; Nashville: Abingdon, 1997): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 60 (1999): 782-83.

Brendan Byrne, S. J., Romans (Sacra Pagina 6; Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier, 1996): Catholic Biblical Quarterly 60 (1998): 558-60.

Birger Gerhardsson, The Shema in the New Testament: Deut 6:4-5 in Significant Passages (Lund: Novapress, 1996): Biblical Interpretation 6 (1998): 446-48.

Stanley K. Stowers, A Rereading of Romans: Justice, Jews, and Gentles (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1994): Theology 98 (1995): 392-94.

Peter D. Gooch, Dangerous Food: 1 Corinthians 8-10 in Its Context (Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1993): Journal of Beliefs and Values 16 (1995): 30-32.

Krister Stendahl, Final Account: Paul’s Letter to the Romans (Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 1995): Journal of Beliefs and Values 15 (1995): 27-28.

1997–Present: reviewer of numerous booknotes for Jewish Book World [search for “Nanos” will bring to page with my reviews]