Martin Hengel’s Impact
On the “Essays, etc.” page, I’ve uploaded a PDF of the pre-published version of my essay on Martin Hengel’s impact on English-speaking NT scholarship. Hengel died 02 July 2009, and my essay was originally presented at a small conference organized in Cambridge by the late Graham Stanton to celebrate Hengel’s 80th birthday.
Hengel was probably the most widely-known German NT scholar in the last decades of the 20th century, the ready translation of his works into English obtaining a wide influence internationally. He was phenomenally learned, and vigorous in advancing his views, which have been enormously influential (justifiably to my mind) on a number of matters concerning ancient Judaism and Christianity. I’m very grateful to have known him personally, and his works will deserve to be read for a long time.
For one of the numerous obituaries, see the following: