A number of distinguished biblical scholars and theologians come together in this volume to honor the life and work of Andrew T. Lincoln. The title of this volume reflects Andrew Lincoln's lifelong interests in Christian origins, the reception of biblical texts in believing and scholarly communities, and the embodiment of the gospel in believing communities made possible by the Spirit. These essays cover exegetical matters, theological interpretation, and theology and embodiment. Several essays engage directly with Lincoln's monographs, Truth on Trial, and Born of a Virgin? ""All the essays in this fine collection pick up and develop ideas inspired by Andrew Lincoln's extensive work, and comprise sensitive exegetical studies, reflective theological interpretation, and embodied theology. The sheer range of topics, not to mention the caliber of contributors, make this a fitting tribute to one of the most highly esteemed New Testament scholars of his generation."" --Helen K. Bond, School Director of Research, Director of the Centre for Christian Origins, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, School of Divinity, New College, Edinburgh J. Gordon McConville is Professor of Old Testament Theology at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of several books, including God and Earthly Power (2006). Lloyd K. Pietersen is Visiting Research Fellow at Newman University and author of The Polemic of the Pastorals (2004).