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The New Testament is the second major division of the Christian biblical canon, the first such division being the much longer Old Testament....
scholar, Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Director of Studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen, an ancient university founded in 1495, in Aberdeen, Scotland, is a British university. It is the third oldest university in Scotland, and the fifth oldest in the United Kingdom and wider English-speaking world...
, Scotland for seven years. Gathercole received an MA at Cambridge, and later completed a MTh and PhD under James D.G. Dunn at the University of Durham.
Drawn from his dissertation, his book Where is Boasting?
(2002) was an examination of the theme of boasting in early Judaism and in Romans 1-5 against the eschatological backdrop of final judgement. This study also critically examined the strengths and weaknesses of the New Perspective on Paul
The "New Perspective on Paul" is a significant shift in the way some scholars, especially Protestant scholars, interpret the writings of the Apostle Paul.-Description:Since the Protestant Reformation The "New Perspective on Paul" is a significant shift in the way some scholars, especially...
. His work The Pre-existent Son
(2006) deals with the Christologies of the New Testament, specifically that of pre-existence within the synoptic gospels. In it he concludes that "the basic point that all four Gospels share the idea of preexistence is a valid one."
Since 2007, Gathercole has served as editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament
The Journal for the Study of the New Testament is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers five times a year in the field of Biblical Studies. The journal's editor is Simon Gathercole...
- The Gospel of Judas: Rewriting Early Christianity (Oxford, 2007)
- The Pre-existent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, And Luke (Eerdmans, 2006)
- Where is Boasting: Early Jewish Soteriology and Paul's Response in Romans 1-5 (Eerdmans, 2002)