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Paul and his letters

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E. P. Sanders (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

Few scholars have so shaped the contemporary debate on the relation of early Christianity to early Judaism as E. P. Sanders, and no one has produced a clearer or more distinctive vision of that relationship as it was expressed in the figure of Paul the apostle. 

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August 1, 2016

Decades ago, Werner G. Kümmel described the historical problem of Romans as its "double character": concerned with issues of Torah and the destiny of Israel, the letter is explicitly addressed not to Jews but to Gentiles. At stake in the numerous answers given to that question is nothing less than. . . 

Paul B. Fowler (Author)
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July 1, 2016

We increasingly recognize that Paul did not write his letter to the Romans primarily out of doctrinal concerns. Paul B. Fowler presses that insight home in this attentive, yet eminently readable, study of the letter's structure. 

A. Andrew Das (Author)
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June 1, 2016

Much recent scholarship on Paul has searched for implicit narratives behind Paul's scriptural allusions. A. Andrew Das reviews six proposals for "grand thematic narratives" behind the logic of Galatians: the covenant; the influx of nations to Zion; Isaac's near sacrifice; the Spirit as cloud in the wilderness; the Exodus; and the imperial cult. Das weighs each of these proposals exegetically and finds them wanting, examples of what Samuel Sandmel famously labeled "parallelomania." Das reflects on the risks of seeking comprehensive stories behind Paul's letters and offers a path forward. 

Ben C. Blackwell (Editor) John K. Goodrich (Editor) Jason Maston (Editor)
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May 1, 2016

Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination brings together eminent Pauline scholars from diverse perspectives, along with experts of Second Temple Judaism, Hellenistic philosophy, patristics, and modern theology, to explore the contours of the current debate. Contributors discuss what apocalypticism, and an "apocalyptic Paul," have meant at different times; examine different aspects of Paul's thought and practice; and show how different implicit understandings of apocalypticism shape different contemporary presentations of the apostle’s significance.

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May 1, 2016

The decades-long effort to understand the apostle Paul within his Jewish context is now firmly established in scholarship. The latest fruit of sustained analysis appears in the essays gathered here, from leading international scholars who take account of current investigations into the scope and variety present in Second Temple Judaism. Contributors address broad historical questions as well as questions about interpretation itself, including the extent and direction of a "paradigm shift" in Pauline studies and the evaluation of the Pauline legacy.

J. Paul Sampley (Author)
Release date: 
February 1, 2016

J. Paul Sampley explores how Paul instructed the followers who trekked behind him in "the upward call of God in Christ Jesus," (Phil. 3:14).