It is 12:02 AM Tuesday morning in the flow. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM, but could not fall asleep. I do not know why I am wide awake this time of night? I am usually asleep by this time. I only took a one hour nap this afternoon. I brought my lap top up from the lower level to my main study. In my main study I have some of my favorite books. Well all my books are special to me. I suppose the books I keep in my main study represent my state of mind. I keep in my main study for example my favorite spiritual books, the books I read all the time or at least once a year.
Yesterday evening before watching television I read my new book titled "Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach To The Problem Of Pauline Christianity" by J. R. Daniel Kirk. I received in my LJ blog a comment from Daniel Kirk. Kirk wanted me to explain why I thought his book "Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?" was a condensation or a summary of what can be found in greater detail in Beale's book "A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding Of The Old Testament In The New".
I did not mention to Daniel Kirk in my response to his comment that I have his other book in my library which is titled "Unlocking Romans: Resurrection And The Justification of God". Kirk's book "Unlocking Romans" is in my main study on the same shelve as these books.
"An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation" by David A. DeSiliva
"Theology of the New Testament: A Canonical And Synthetic Approach" by Frank Theilman
"An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach" by Bruce K. Waltke
"Theology Of The New Testament" by Udo Schnelle [Translated by M. Eugene Boring]
"Apostle Paul: His Life and Theology" by Udo Schnelle [Translated by M. Eugene Boring]
"New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ" by Thomas R. Schreiner
"Paul Apostle Of God's Glory In Christ: A Pauline Theology" by Thomas R. Schreiner
"The Deliverance Of God: An Apocalyptic Reading of Justification in Paul" by Douglas A. Campbell
"Old Testament Theology" three volumes by John Goldingay
"Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology" by Michael J. Gorman
"Apostle Of The Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction To Paul & His Letters" by Michael J. Gorman
"Perspectives Old And New On Paul: The "Lutheran" Paul and His Critics" by Stephen Westerholm
"Unlocking Romans: Resurrection And The Justification Of God" by J. R. Daniel Kirk
I have been reading Pauline Theology for years. Well I think I will try to go to bed now.