Peter C. Orr is lecturer in New Testament at Moore College, Sydney, Australia. In his new book, Orr attends to what he considers a neglected topic in NT studies—the ascension and exaltation of Christ. Portions of the text are new material, while other parts are condensed versions of Orr’s earlier work in Christ Absent and Present published by Mohr Siebeck in WUNT. It is important to note that Orr is not examining the ascension as simply a past event but, rather, in terms of Christ as he is currently seated at God’s right hand. To these ends, the volume unfolds with an examination of the exalted Christ through the lens of his identity, location, and activity.

After a brief introduction in ch. 1, Orr launches into the identity of the exalted Christ through the lens of the earthly Jesus (ch. 2). Chapters 3 and 4 pursue the same ends, but...

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