Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Transfiguration as Nerve Center

Three years ago this spring, as I anticipated a semester sabbatical to work on revising my Ph.D. dissertation for publication, I decided to begin with a little more digging around Luke's account of the transfiguration. The study was rich and exhilarating in all sorts of ways, and--as a bonus--it directly influenced my teaching in subsequent semesters. I came to see Luke 9:28-36 as a "nerve center" that draws together and helps make sense of stray pieces like Moses, the exodus, covenant, discipleship, forgiveness, eschatology, and the purpose of Jesus' death in Luke-Acts (a few more details here). But everything is connected, the passage is complex, and many have undertaken to write on it. Woe to that one who wishes to add to the pile of secondary literature!

By the end of the sabbatical I had an article, which I submitted to Catholic Biblical Quarterly in January of 2008. It was accepted for publication ten months later, and I am happy to report that it has now appeared in print. (A word of advice: If you want to get something published quickly, keep it short; CBQ also seems to have a long turn around time.) The publication information is as follows:
David M. Miller, "Seeing the Glory, Hearing the Son: The Function of the Wilderness Theophany Narratives in Luke 9:28-36," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 72.3 (July 2010): 498-517. 
If you'd like a copy, let me know. They sent me more offprints than I know what to do with.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to have a copy, David.

Nathan said...

I would like to speak for one too.

Hill Tribe Linguist said...

Do you have any digital copies? As I would love one out there in Thailand

Eric said...

Please give me a copy! I will read it with great interest.