The Blackwell Companion to Paul
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion, Band 53 1. Aufl.
The Blackwell Companion to Paul presents a distinctive dual focus approach that encompasses both the historical Paul and the history of Paul's influence. In doing so, expert contributors successfully address the interests of students of early Christianity and those of Christian theology. Offers a complete overview of the life, writings and legacy of one of the key figures of Christianity The essays compass the major themes of Paul's life and work, as well as his impact through the centuries on theology, Church teaching, social beliefs, art, literature, and contemporary intellectual thought Edited by one of the leading figures in the field of Pauline Studies The contributors include a range of world-renowned academics
Notes on Contributors xi Acknowledgments xvii Introduction 1 Stephen Westerholm Part I Paul and Christian Origins 7 1 Pauline Chronology 9 Rainer Riesner 2 Paul and the Macedonian Believers 30 Todd D. Still 3 Paul and the Corinthian Believers 46 Craig S. Keener 4 Paul and the Galatian Believers 63 Stephen Chester 5 Paul and the Believers of Western Asia 79 John Paul Heil 6 Paul and the Roman Believers 93 Beverly Roberts Gaventa 7 The Pastoral Epistles 108 I. Howard Marshall 8 The Portrait of Paul in Acts 124 Stanley E. Porter 9 The Gospel According to St. Paul 139 James D. G. Dunn 10 Paul and Scripture 154 J. Ross Wagner 11 Paul's Christology 172 Simon J. Gathercole 12 Paul, Judaism, and the Jewish People 188 John M. G. Barclay 13 Paul and the Law 202 Arland J. Hultgren 14 The Text of the Pauline Corpus 216 Dirk Jongkind 15 Rhetoric in the Letters of Paul 232 Jean-Noël Aletti 16 The Social Setting of Pauline Communities 248 Gerd Theissen 17 Women in the Pauline Churches 268 Margaret Y. MacDonald 18 Paul and Empire 285 N. T. Wright Part II Readers of Paul 299 19 Marcion 301 Heikki Räisänen 20 Origen 316 Peter Widdicombe 21 Chrysostom 330 Christopher A. Hall 22 Augustine 345 Lewis Ayres 23 Aquinas 361 Matthew Levering 24 Luther 375 Mickey L. Mattox 25 Calvin 391 Anthony N. S. Lane 26 John and Charles Wesley 406 John R. Tyson 27 Barth 424 Richard E. Burnett 28 Recent Continental Philosophers 440 P. Travis Kroeker 29 Jewish Readings of Paul 455 Daniel R. Langton 30 Orthodox Readings of Paul 472 Theodore G. Stylianopoulos 31 African Readings of Paul 488 Grant LeMarquand Part III The Legacy of Paul 505 32 Art 507 Robin M. Jensen 33 Literature 531 David Lyle Jeffrey 34 Christian Theology: Sin and the Fall 546 Marguerite Shuster 35 Christian Theology: The Spirit 561 Ralph Del Colle 36 Christian Theology: Ethics 576 Gilbert Meilaender 37 Christian Theology: The Church 589 Nicholas M. Healy Index 605
“In sum, this companion deserves a place on the shelf of every student, pastor, and scholar. It will be of more use to the former two, but even the scholar may reap some insights from this volume, especially in the sections that are more foreign to one’s field. I highly recommend this work.” (Exegeticaltools.com, 23 December 2015) “The volume offers an up-to-date survey of major themes and current scholarship on Paul. Its attempt to bridge the gap between Paul and the reception of him through the ages and in theology is welcome.” (Biblical Interpretations, 2015) “He has not only succeeded in making that conversation possible but has also produced a comprehensive work on Paul that will be of great benefit to all who open its pages for many years to come.” (Religious Studies Review, 12 September 2014) “This broad and handsome volume is arguably the most comprehensive introduction to Paul ever produced … There is insight aplenty for every reader. Westerholm has assembled a stellar cast of scholars with a brief to elucidate the content and impact of Paul’s message through history ... A very worth-while collection of mostly top-notch articles by a group of scholars at the heights of their powers ... These essays could set the agenda for Pauline studies in some areas for many years to come and all will offer every student of Paul – expert and novice alike – much food for thought and further reflection.” Regent's Reviews “This is a handsome, important volume that will be of great value to most students of the New Testament and early Christianity ... Highly recommended: upper-division undergraduates and above.” Choice “Despite the mountain of books on Paul, including some substantial single-authored overviews, there are, to my knowledge, no major, multi-author companions of the length and scope of this new addition to the Blackwell Companions series ... The book offers a wealth of material to inform and stimulate the study of Paul’s impact on the history of theology ... The editor has assembled an international and high-quality team of expert contributors, whose essays are well written and well informed ... An important reference point for students of Paul – and, equally, students of Paul’s impact on the history of Christian theology – for some time to come.” Theology “The contributors are first rate; the essays are concise, stimulating and informative; this is a very interesting and useful companion volume.” Journal for the Study of The New Testament
Stephen Westerholm, D. Th., is Professor of Early Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Canada, where he has taught since 1984. Specializing in Pauline studies, he has published Israel's Law and the Church's Faith: Paul and His Recent Interpreters (1988), Understanding Paul and Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The "Lutheran" Paul and His Critics (2004), in addition to studies on the Synoptic Gospels and historical Jesus.
The Blackwell Companion to Paul offers a comprehensive overview of the life, teachings and legacy of one of the founding figures of Christianity. In a series of chapters by internationally recognized academics, the major aspects of Paul's life and work are explored, as well as his influence on Christian thinkers and Christian belief over the centuries and his impact on less discussed areas such as art and literature. The result is a wonderfully rich and wide-ranging volume. The first section approaches the study of Paul and Christian origins, offering clear and skilful accounts of Paul's life and writings, and exploring their social and historical setting. The second part addresses the influence of Paul on a number of key Christian thinkers, including Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Barth, among others, as well as examining Jewish, Orthodox and African readings of Paul. The third part tackles the legacy of Paul on key topics of Christian theology such as ethics and ecclesiology, but also on art and literature. The outstanding group of contributors offer a uniquely comprehensive and impressive account of the major areas of Paul's life and work, as well as providing insights into lesser explored areas.
“The contributors are first rate; the essays are concise, stimulating and informative; this is a very interesting and useful companion volume.” —Journal for the Study of The New Testament “This broad and handsome volume is arguably the most comprehensive introduction to Paul ever produced ... A very worth-while collection of mostly top-notch articles by a group of scholars at the heights of their powers ... These essays could set the agenda for Pauline studies in some areas for many years to come and all will offer every student of Paul – expert and novice alike – much food for thought and further reflection.” —Regent's Reviews "This is a handsome, important volume that will be of great value to most students of the New Testament and early Christianity ... Highly recommended.” —CHOICE
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