“Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism”
A couple of weeks ago I got emails from two former PhD students here, Chris Keith and Dieter Roth, alerting me that a multi-author volume dedicated to me had been announced by the publisher: Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism: Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado, eds. Dieter Roth and Chris Keith (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014). It’s to be published in November this year. The publisher’s online catalogue entry, which includes a table of contents, is available here. It was, they said, meant to be kept a secret until the SBL this November, but the publisher spilled the beans.
The contributors are a number of former PhD students (plus one masters-degree student from my University of Manitoba days) and several colleagues in the field. As the honoree, it is, unavoidably, immodest of me to refer to the book. But I do so anyway, both because I am genuinely touched that former students and colleagues in the field have taken the trouble to put the volume together, and because a perusal of the table of contents suggests that it will be a volume worth noting, with what look like valuable contributions on various matters. One of the contributors, Michael Kruger (another former PhD student), has given a brief description of his essay here.
I’ll look forward to studying the various contributions when the volume appears, and I’m grateful and moved that friends and former students have prepared it.