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1 November 2018

Wisdom Poured Out Like Water, a new publication co-edited by ETS faculty member James Waddell

ETS faculty member James Waddell is co-editor of a new book titled “Wisdom Poured Out Like Water: Studies on Jewish and Christian Antiquity in Honor of Gabriele Boccaccini,” Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 38 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018). The book is co-edited by the late J. Harold Ellens (Ecumenical Seminary, Detroit), Isaac de Oliveira (Bradley University), Jason von Ehrenkrook (U. Mass. Boston), James Waddell (Ecumenical Seminary, Detroit), and Jason Zurawski (U. of Groningen), all former Ph.D. students of Professor Gabriele Boccaccini of the Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan. The volume is published by De Gruyter and is now available. Volumes like this are usually priced for library purchases. To soften the blow of the cost of the entire volume for individuals, specific contributions to the volume are also available for purchase on the De Gruyter web site. Dr. Waddell’s article is titled, “‘I Have Been Born Among You’: Jesus, Jews, and Christians in the Second Century.” Click here to read Dr. Waddell’s contribution to this volume.



17 October 2018

Politics and Religion, The Devil and Mephistopheles, by ETS faculty member James Waddell

Do you ever wonder how American politics has become so polarized? Certainly, American politics has been contentious in other periods of our history when our nation faced many dangerous and complicated challenges—the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, civil rights. Political polarization today has taken a dramatic turn in the last 40 years, an entire generation of American politics with discernable outlines of a trajectory that in large part involves the relationship between politics and religion.

Click here to read the full article.



10 September 2018

In addition to being a senior pastor, Spiritual Care Coordinator for PACE and an adjunct faculty member at ETS,  Dr. Samuel White is also a prodigious book writer.

Dr. White just published his ninth book, “Hope For Your Soul: Words of Encouragement,” and is already in the process of writing his 10th – “Sex and the Soul: Overcoming Temptation.”

(Information on Dr. White’s other books is here.)

For this book, he said it took him about a year to compile and rewrite some of his old sermons and lectures into short meditations, and then edit them for the book.

“My ministerial focus is the caring of souls and all my books will be written for that purpose,” he said. “My main motivation for writing this book was to inspire and encourage people to cope with life’s challenges.”

Dr. White, who has been senior pastor at Friendship Baptist Church since 1996, teaches Church History, Christian Scripture and Field Education at ETS.

With his most recent book, Dr. White said he wants to inspire those who “hunger for hope.”

“I hope that every clergy person and seminarian will use this as a preaching resource to inspire their congregation,” he said. “And I pray that the discouraged, the brokenhearted, the lonely, lost and left-out will be revived from reading this book.”



9 September 2018

A peer-reviewed article by Dr. James Waddell has just appeared in a newly published proceedings of the Seventh Nangeroni Meeting of the Enoch Seminar titled, “The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew.” The meeting took place from June 26 to 30, 2016 at the Waldensian School of Theology in Rome. The proceedings have been published by T.&T. Clark under the title, The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew: Text, Narrative and Reception History. Isaac W. Oliver and Gabriele Boccaccini, editors. The Library of Second Temple Studies 92. Lester Grabbe, editor. London: Bloomsbury T.&T. Clark, 2018. Dr. Waddell contributed chapter 6 of this volume, which is titled “The Shadow and the Substance: Early Reception of Paul the Jew in the Letter to the Colossians” (75–87). The intent of the seminar (and the newly published volume), according to Boccaccini, is to present the definitive go-to research on the reception of Paul.