In the Mail: Pitre's Jesus and the Last Supper via @eerdmansbooks

A few weeks ago I received a review copy of Brant Pitre's 595pp. Jesus and the Last Supper (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015) courtesy of the publisher. I have begun reading bits here and there already. I heard Pitre give a paper on methodology in the historical Jesus section as SBL, so his insights were fresh on my mind when the book came to me. If you haven't heard of this work yet, here's the blurb:

Who did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be? What was his relationship with early Judaism? When and how did he expect the kingdom to come? What were his intentions? Though these key questions have been addressed in studies of the historical Jesus, Brant Pitre argues that they cannot be fully answered apart from a careful historical analysis of the Last Supper accounts.

In this book Pitre offers a rigorous, up-to-date study of the historical Jesus and the Last Supper, filling a significant gap in current Jesus research. Situating the Last Supper in the triple contexts of ancient Judaism, the life of Jesus, and early Christianity, Pitre brings to light crucial insights into major issues driving the quest for Jesus. His Jesus and the Last Supper is sure to ignite discussion and debate.