God and the Faithfulness of Paul by Christoph Heilig, Michael F. Bird, J. Thomas Hewitt
Christoph Heilig, Michael F. Bird & J. Thomas Hewitt, God and the Faithfulness of Paul, Fortress, 2017.
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’ 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.
About the editors:
Michael F. Bird is lecturer in Theology at Ridley College (ACT affiliated).
Christoph Heilig is a researcher at the University of Zurich.
J. Thomas Hewitt is a PhD candidate in New Testament and Christian origins at New College, University of Edinburgh.