Voices and Views on Paul: Exploring Scholarly Trends
:In the field of Pauline studies, much has changed over the last twenty years. Since Ben Witherington III first published his influential book The Paul Quest , monumental works have appeared from scholars such as James D. G. Dunn, N....
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:In the field of Pauline studies, much has changed over the last twenty years. Since Ben Witherington III first published his influential book The Paul Quest, monumental works have appeared from scholars such as James D. G. Dunn, N. T. Wright, E. P. Sanders, and John Barclay. The New Perspective is no longer new, and the flurry of publications continues across a range of specialized studies. Those interested in exploring trends and issues related to Paul may find themselves in need of a map. With Voices and Views on Paul, Ben Witherington and Jason Myers have teamed up to provide a reliable guide to the major terrain of Pauline scholarship. They explain and analyze developments over the past two decades, including the New Perspective, the apocalyptic Paul, and Paul within Judaism. After establishing the historical context, starting with the shift in Pauline studies begun by Krister Stendahl, Witherington and Myers interact with the thought of recent major Pauline interpreters. They conclude with an assessment of how these studies have advanced our understanding of Paul and where further work is needed. Through a distinctive combination of survey and evaluation, Voices and Views on Paul offers a helpful service to students, pastors, and anyone seeking to keep up with this dynamic field as scholars continue to wrestle with Paul and his work.
Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.
Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.
- 1. Retrospective: The New Perspective On Paul
- 2. The Sanders Revolution
- 3. Climbing The Wright Mountain
- 4. Dunn With Paul And The Boundary Markers
- 5. The New Apocalyptic Paul
- 6. Other Voices, Other Views: Barclay And Chester
- 7. Conclusions: An Appalling Amount Of Paul?
- Author Index
- Scripture Index