Dr James W. Voelz was honoured with the presentation of  a Festschrift edited by colleagues Andrew Bartelt, Jeffrey Kloha, and Paul Raabe at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in November 2015. The volume, not yet complete at the time, has now appeared in print (2017).

Dr Voelz is the author of two texts regularly used at our seminary: Fundamental Greek Grammar and What Does This Mean? Principles of Biblical Interpretation in the Post-Modern World. He is also the author of the new Concordia Commentary on Mark, whose first volume of two is in print.

Dr Voelz, a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the University of Cambridge, teaches New Testament at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He served as adviser to CLTS President Dr Thomas Winger for both his STM and ThD theses. In gratitude for his mentoring in exegesis, Dr Winger contributed to the Festschrift the essay, “‘Saved through Child-Bearing’? Theology and Hermeneutics in Reading 1 Timothy 2:15”. The volume includes essays by former students and current colleagues around the world:

The breadth and depth of these essays are a fitting testimony to the personal and professional interests of James W. Voelz. They span a spectrum from Greek language and lexicography to hermeneutics and translation theory to interpretation and theology of both biblical testaments to contemporary issues in church and world. Leading scholars with a diversity of interests and in diverse contexts offer a buffet of both general and focused issues from detailed translation theory and method to the World Series as a template for theological reflection, from creeds and confessions to cultural and social hermeneutics. Readers will find much that will strengthen and challenge their study of theology and the biblical text.

For further details see: http://wipfandstock.com/the-press-of-the-text.html. If you purchase the book through Amazon, please remember to enter through the links on our seminary homepage so that the seminary benefits from your purchase.

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