Sunday, February 1, 2015
In the course of this masterly survey, Wright asks searching questions of all of the major contributors to Pauline studies in the last fifty years.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
These chapters explore a number of issues in the contemporary study of Paul raised by questing what it means to read Paul ?from within Judaism? rather than supposing that he left the practice and promotion of living Jewishly behind after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). This is a different question to those which have driven the "New Perspective" over the last thirty years, which still operates from many traditional assumptions about Paul?s motives and behavior, viewing them as inconsistent with and critical of Judaism.
The Paul in Critical Contexts series offers cutting-edge reexaminations of Paul through the lenses of power, gender, and ideology.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
This item is part of Paul in Critical Contexts series
It is a commonplace today that Paul was a Jew of the Hellenistic Diaspora, but how does that observation help us to understand his thinking, his self-identification, and his practice? Ronald Charles applies the insights of contemporary diaspora studies to address much-debated questions about Paul's identity as a diaspora Jew.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Romans 9-11 remains one of the most difficult and contested biblical texts in scholarship today. David R. Wallace demonstrates how Paul weaves two distinct Jewish literary forms together--lament and midrash--into a logical narrative concerning Israel's salvation. The result is new insight into the theology of Paul.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
This item is part of Emerging Scholars series
Robert Ewusie Moses traces the distinct function of "power-practices" in each of Paul's letters and draws illuminating comparisons with traditional African religious practices.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Rabens argues that Paul understands the work of the Spirit relationally, and it is through intimate relationships that the Spirit transforms and empowers people's lives.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Wright carefully explores the whole context of Paul's thought and activity-Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial-and shows how the apostle's worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Jewett brings the best insights of his larger commentary into a more compact and accessible form, ideal for use in college and graduate courses.