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Edgar M. Krentz

Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament

Edgar M. Krentz

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Education

M. Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 1952
M. A., 1963; Ph.D.,1960, Washington University, St. Louis., MO
 American School of Classical Studies, Athens Greece, Summer Session 1961
Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 1963/64, 1973/74

Profile

Ed Krentz came to LSTC in 1983 as Christ Seminary–Seminex Professor New Testament, after serving as Visiting Professor in the fall quarter, 1982. Before that he taught New Testament at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (1953-1975) and Christ Seminary–Seminex (1975-1983).

He served as Acting Librarian and Acting Dean at LSTC, on Standinrg Comissiion on Studies of the Lutheran World Federation (1978-1990).Concentrate on Paul’s letters, (especially Philippians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians), Matthew, and 1 Peter.

Special interests include Hellenistic Roman culture and the New Testament, especially Greco-Roman philosophy.

He served as Associate Director of the Joint Expedition for the Excavation of Caesarea Maritima in Israel, 1971-1987.

Published Works

Recent Publications

Review of “Reading the New Testament for the First Time” by Ronald J. Allen in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 40, No. 5 (October, 2013) 361

Review of “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible” by James C. VanderKam in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 40, No. 5 (October, 2013) 361

Review of “Walking Where Jesus Walked: Worship in Fourth-Century Jerusalem” by Lester Ruth, Carrie Steenwyk, and John D. Witverlier in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 40, No. 5 (October, 2013) 362

Review of “the Handy Guide to New Testament Greek” by Douglas S. Huffman in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 40, No. 5 (October, 2013) 362

Review of “Romans Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators” translated and edited by J. Paout Burns, Jr. in Currents in Theology and Mission Vol.40 No. 3 (June 2013) 213

Review of Studien zu Röm 13,1-7. Paulus und der politische Diskurs der neronischen Zeit by Stefan Krauter. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 243. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009

Review of “Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus” by Jodi Magness in Currents for Theology and Mission Vol.39, No. 5 (October, 2012) 386-387

Review of “The Making of Paul: Constructions of the Apostle in Early Christianity” by Richard I. Pervo in Currents for Theology and Mission Vol.39, No. 5 (October, 2012) 400-401

Review of “Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed” by Timothy Gambis in Currents for Theology and Mission Vol.39, No. 5 (October, 2012) 401

Review of the revision of “Hearing the New Testament” edited by Joel Green in Currents for Theology and Mission Vol.39, No. 5 (October, 2012) 401-402

Review of “Handbook of Denominations in the United States” by Frank S. Mean, Samuel S. Hill, and Craig D. Atwood in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 39, No. 3 (June 2012) 247

Review of “Saint Peter” The Underestimated Apostle” by Martin Hengel in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 39, No. 3 (June 2012) 247

Review of “Saint Peter” The Underestimated Apostle” by Martin Hengel in Currents in Theology and Mission, Vol. 39, No. 3 (June 2012) 247

Review of “The Second Church: Popular Christianity A.D. 200 – 400 by Ramsay MacMullen in Currents in Theology and Mission Vol. 38, No. 5 (October, 2011) 380 – 381

Review of “Theology of the New Testament” by Udo Schnelle, tr. By M. Eugene Boring in Currents in Theology and Mission Vol. 38, No. 5 (October, 2011)  381 – 382

Review of “The Acts of Thomas” translated by Harold W. Attridge in Currents in Theology and Mission Vol. 38, No. 5 (October, 2011) 383

"Creating a Past: 1 Peter and Christian Identity," Biblical Research 53 (2008): 41-57. (actually published in 2011)

"2 Thessalonians," Chapter 26, pp. 515-25 in The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament, edited By David E. Aune. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

"A Stone that Will Not Fit: The Non-Pauline Authorship of Second Thessalonians," pp. 439-70 in Pseudepigraphie und Verfasserfiktion in frühchristlichen Briefen, ed. By Jörg Frey, Jens Herzer, Martina Janssen and Clare K. Rothschild. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 246. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009.

"Pathe and Apatheia in Early Roman Stoicism," pp. 122-35 in Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought, edited by  John T. Fitzgerald. London and New York: Routledge, 1007.

"Schmidt, Karl Ludwig, (1895-1956)," Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, Donald K. McKim, ed. Downers Grove:  IVP Academic, 2007, pp. 891-95.

"Paul, Games, and the Military," Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook, ed. J. Paul Sampley. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2003: 344-83.

"Logos or Sophia: The Pauline Use of the Ancient Dispute Between Rhetoric and Philosophy," in Early Christianity and Classical Culture: Comparative Studies in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, Edited by John T. Fitzgerald and L. Michael White. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003: 277-90.

"The Honorary Decree for Simon the Maccabee," pp. 146-53 in Hellenism in the Land of Israel, ed. John J. Collins and Gregory E. Sterling. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.

 

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