"Volker Rabens combines exemplary exegetical work and a decisive command of recent scholarship to enrich and invigorate our grasp of Pauline pneumatology. Rabens puts the exclamation point where it belongs—not on subsidiary questions but on Paul’s quest for a relationship with God that lies at the heart of the life of virtue. Outstanding scholarship, the product of a keen mind, assiduous research, and a passion for getting pneumatology right."
Seattle Pacific University
"Readers of Paul seeking to understand how the Spirit transforms believers will find here important new resources for thought. Rabens makes a significant contribution to a hot debate, tracing Paul's understanding of the relational self. This is a fine book, well worthy of this second edition."
"Volker Rabens has provided us with a theologically reflective and exegetically thoughtful study, which reaches a well-founded overall result. His exegetical explorations of the Pauline texts show a large familiarity with Pauline Theology as well as with its religio-historical context and with contemporary research on Paul. The interplay of theological awareness and careful exegeses makes this book a landmark contribution to research in Pauline pneumatology and ethics."
University of Bonn