John Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. He recently published the blockbuster Paul and the Gift, probably the most publicized book of 2015. This new book, Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews, collects essays written by Barclay over the last 20 years….
In 1911, Albert Schweitzer wrote Paul and His Interpreters, which not only summarized the history of Pauline interpretation but also located Paul within Judaism. In the last century there has been a stream of different approaches to Paul, from classical liberalism, to a history….
N. T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Andrews University and was formerly the bishop of Durham. He has written several books on Paul, including What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?, Paul: In Fresh Perspective, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Paul and His Recent Interpreters, and Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978–-2013 among many other books and essays….
Paul the Jew. Especially since WD Davies’ Paul and Rabbinic Judaism, the quest for Paul’s Jewishness has continued. Of course Paul has other influences aside from Judaism, but his Jewish roots do often seem to be the most prominent. This new ….
Richard Longenecker is a senior scholar and professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. As such, he exhibits a dexterity with a wide breadth of academic sources that springs from a life committed to biblical investigation….
N. T. Wright draws as much criticism as he does commendation. His prolific academic career has given plenty to interact with, and he’s recently added a capstone to his career by publishing his 1,700 page volume on Pauline theology, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Many reviews appeared….
To this date, I think one of the most difficult academic tasks is to learn about Paul’s life and missions. This topic requires memorizing much information, such as the laws of the Roman empire, the geography of the cities Paul…
Duane Litfin’s Paul’s Theology of Preaching: The Apostle’s Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth updates and expands St. Paul’s Theology of Proclamation (1994), a revision of his dissertation. This latest version, which Litfin calls the “final” one, the one….
The purpose of the Concordia Commentary series is to serve “pastors, missionaries, and teachers of the Scriptures to convey God’s Word with greater clarity, understanding, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the text” (x). To that end, the convictions of the series are that Scripture is Trinitarian, Christ-centered, and Christological. The….
The history of early Christianity has taken one of the prime spots in recent NT research. Revisionist histories abound, and new perspectives on old data are welcome. But the attempts to canvas in detail the first 150 years of Christianity are few and far between….