Fortress Press

N. T. Wright's magnum opus Paul and the Faithfulness of God is a landmark study on the history and thought of the apostle Paul. This volume brings together a stellar group of international scholars to critically assess an array of issues in Wright's work.

Essays in Part I set Wright in the context of other Pauline theologies. Part II addresses methodological issues in Wright's approach, including critical realism, historiography, intertextuality, and narrative. In Part III, on context, scholars measure Wright's representation of early Judaism, Greek philosophy, paganism, and the Roman Empire. Part IV turns to Wright's exegetical decisions regarding law, covenant, and election, the "New Perspective," justification and redemption, Christology, Spirit, eschatology, and ethics. Part V at last speaks to the implications of Wright's work for the church's theology, sacraments, and mission, and for global responsibility in a "postmodern" age. The volume includes a critical response from Wright himself.

  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506421674
  • eBook ISBN 9781506421681
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 842
  • Publication Date April 1, 2017


Part I: Prologue
Contributors: Michael F. Bird, Christoph Heilig, J. Thomas Hewitt, and Benjamin Schliesser

Part II: Methodological Issues
Contributors: Oda Wischmeyer, Andreas Losch, Teresa Heilig,Christoph Heilig, Eve-Marie Becker, Steve Moyise, and Joel R. White

Part III: Contextual Issues
Contributors: James Hamilton Charlesworth, Gregory E. Sterling, James Constantine Hanges, and Seyoon Kim

Part IV: Exegetical Issues
Contributors: Gregory Tatum, Sigurd Grindheim, James D. G. Dunn, Peter Stuhlmacher, Aquila H. I. Lee, J. Thomas Hewitt, Matthew V. Novenson, Larry W. Hurtado, John R. (Jack) Levison, Torsten Jantsch, Jörg Frey, Richard H. Bell, and Volker Rabens

Part V: Implications
Contributors: Andrew McGowan, James G. Crossley, Katie Edwards, Frank D. Macchia, Sven Ensminger, Edith M. Humphrey, and Eckhard J. Schnabel

Part VI: Epilogue
Contributor: N. T. Wright



"The interaction with Wright in this volume testifies to his fascinating and fecund scholarship. Scholars with different areas of expertise and from a diversity of perspectives concur with, challenge, and broaden what Wright has written. Good conversations invariably deepen our own understanding, and we can be grateful that this volume represents dialogue at its best."

Thomas R. Schreiner | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"I am delighted that my work on Paul has generated such warm interest and substantial engagement, which has also given me the chance to take some of the conversations to the next stage. Even where I profoundly disagree with some of the things that are said, I am very grateful to authors and editors for keeping the discussion going in so many important directions."

N. T. Wright | University of St. Andrews