The Quest For Paul's Gospel
Douglas Campbell gives a clear account of why much current description of Paul's theology, and of his gospel and of his theory of salvation, is so confused. After outlining the difficulties underlying much of the current debate he lays out...
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Douglas Campbell gives a clear account of why much current description of Paul's theology, and of his gospel and of his theory of salvation, is so confused. After outlining the difficulties underlying much of the current debate he lays out some basic options that will greatly clarify the debate. He then engages with these options and shows how one offers far more promise than the others, sketching out some of its initial applications.
Campbell then shows in more detail how another option - the main alternative, and the main culprit in terms of many of our difficulties - can be circumvented textually, in a responsible fashion. That is, we see how we could remove this option from Paul's text exegetically, and so reach greater clarity.
Finally, he concludes with a 'road-map' of where future, more detailed, research into Paul needs to go if the foregoing strategy is to be carried out thoroughly. Campbell believes that by utilising this strategy Paul's gospel will be shown to be both cogent and constructive. This is volume 274 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series.
Paul's theology has often been subject to great confusion, with fundamental concepts such as his gospel and theories on salvation subject to great interpretive debate. This title looks to simplify some of the key points, detailing arguments and providing clarity of thought.
Douglas A. Campbell (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is currently Assistant Professor of New Testament in the Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on aspects of the Apostle Paul's life and thought such as The Rhetoric of Righteousness in Romans 3:21-26, The Call to Serve: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Ministry in Honour of Bishop Penny Jamieson, The Quest for Paul's Gospel: A Suggested Strategy and The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul.
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- 1. The Quest For Paul's Gospel 2. The Centre Of Paul's Gospel 3. Paul And The Law 4. J.d.g. Dunn's Approach To Paul, And Its Problems 5. Paul's Gospel Of Justification, And Its Problems 6. Paul On The Atonement 7. The Question Of Natural Theology In Paul 8. The Meaning Of Faith In Paul 9. Paul's Gospel And Apocalyptic 10. The Story Of Jesus In Paul 11. Paul's Engagement With Wisdom 12. The Logic Of Paul's Eschatology