Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue New Testament scholar Ralph P. Martin dies
New Testament scholar Ralph P. Martin dies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:00 AM EST

Ralph P. Martin, a prominent Bible scholar and author of numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, died Monday, Feb. 25, in Southport, England. He was 88.

Martin was professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he served for many years. He was also an associate professor in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield and taught at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University.

Martin's doctoral dissertation, Carmen Christi: Philippians ii. 5-11 in Recent Interpretation and in the Setting of Early Christian Worship (Cambridge University Press), established him as an authority on Phil. 2:5-11. In 1997, his dissertation was reissued by InterVarsity Press (IVP) as A Hymn of Christ.

Known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the New Testament, Martin served as co-editor of IVP's Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments.

"Martin's graciousness and moderation in dealing with sensitive issues of New Testament criticism is a model that calls for reflection and emulation in our increasingly polarized environment," said IVP Senior Editor Dan Reid. "IVP is thankful to God for the gifts and generosity of this remarkable Christian gentleman and scholar."

Among other titles, Martin also wrote Philippians in the "Tyndale New Testament Commentaries" series (Tyndale House Publishers); and Mark: Evangelist and Theologian (Zondervan) and Worship in the Early Church (Wm. B. Eerdmans). He also served as editor of several titles in the "Word Biblical Commentary" set (Thomas Nelson).

 
Read the Vacation Bible School 2014 guide

In this current issue:

About a Mile garners 2014’s highest-selling debut from new artist

News image

Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty—three brothers collectively known as About...

READ MORE

Box-office hit ‘Heaven Is for Real’ now in Christian retail stores

News image

Heaven Is for Real landed on Christian retail-store shelves July...

READ MORE

Trevin Wax named to CT’s millennial influencer list

News image

B&H Publishing Group author Trevin Wax was named to Christianity...

READ MORE

Barbour Publishing signs contract with Josh McDowell

News image

Barbour Publishing has announced it has signed a contract with...

READ MORE

NRF expects stronger second half of retail year

News image

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday lowered its retail sales...

READ MORE

Shoppers say back-to-school shopping is best in-store

News image

Students soon will be headed back to school (BTS), and...

READ MORE

Serial robber hits Family Christian’s Fresno store

News image

Police in Fresno, California, are looking for a man allegedly...

READ MORE

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited subscription service

News image

Amazon.com introduced on July 18 Kindle Unlimited—a new subscription service...

READ MORE

Facebook tests consumer ‘Buy’ button to help businesses

News image

Facebook is now testing a new feature to help businesses...

READ MORE

Faith-based surfer film nominated for three film festival awards

News image

The Perfect Wave has been nominated for three awards at...

READ MORE

Recording artist Yancy adds Spanish songs to free app

News image

Yancy’s Little Praise Party app is getting a bilingual upgrade with...

READ MORE

Liguori Publications acquires Franciscan Media’s parish resources

News image

Liguori Publications, a Catholic publisher and Redemptorist ministry, has purchased...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a