I received a very pleasant surprise in the mail today. The very kind folks at Baylor Press sent along a review copy of Jens Schröter’s From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon. Schröter’s work is the inaugural volume in Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity.
From the Editors Introduction:
The new series Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity aims to facilitate increased dialogue between German and Anglophone scholarship by making recent German research available in English translations. In this way, we hope to contribute to the advancement of our common field of study.
The awesome folks over at Mohr Siebeck have this to say regarding this joint venture:
Mohr Siebeck (Tübingen, Germany) and Baylor University Press (Waco, Texas, USA) introduce an international collaboration in Christian scholarship: The Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity series. In this series, editors Wayne Coppins (University of Georgia, USA) and Simon Gathercole (Cambridge, UK) select, translate, and edit major works from senior German scholars on early Christianity’s relationships to Second Temple Judaism and Hellenistic religious movements from the first years of the Common Era. Titles in Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity will appear for the first time in English and make accessible the highest level of German erudition for the anglophone world. The publication schedule is for one volume per year.
If I could, I would hug those at Baylor and Mohr Siebeck for teaming together to make German scholarship more readily available for us lowly English speakers.
Kudos to both Baylor and Mohr Siebeck. May we all support such work by buying each of the volumes as they appear.