'Exegetical Essays' is a collection of thirteen biblical studies. The purpose of each is to fill a gap in New Testament research or to offer alternate understandings of familiar passages. The second edition of these 'Essays' incorporates corrections and updated documentation, and presents three new studies. The order of the articles follows as closely as possible the canonical biblical text. The book commences with a consideration of the biblical-theological method, followed by an Old Testament essay, and then proceeds through the Gospels, Paul and Revelation, and concludes with review articles of two recent notable books.
Don Garlington hails from the state of Arkansas. After attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, he took the degrees of M.Div. and Th.M. at Westminster Theological Seminary. From 1977-82, he was a lecturer in biblical studies at Trinity Ministerial Academy, Montville, New Jersey. Thereafter, he obtained the Ph.D. from the University of Durham, completing a thesis on "The Obedience of Faith: A Pauline Phrase in Historical Context," under the supervision of James D. G. Dunn. From 1987-2002, he was professor of New Testament at Toronto Baptist Seminary. From 2004-06 he was adjunct professor of New Testament at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto. He continues to make his home in Toronto and is currently engaged in a variety of writing projects.
His publications include: The Obedience of Faith: A Pauline Phrase in Historical Context (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1991); Faith, Obedience, and Perseverance: Aspects of Paul's Letter to the Romans (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1994); Exegetical Essays (3rd ed.; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2003); In Defense of the New Perspective on Paul: Essays and Reviews (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005), and numerous articles in various periodicals.