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God and the Faithfulness of Paul

A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N.T. Wright
Ed. by Christoph Heilig, J. Thomas Hewitt, and Michael F. Bird

[Gott und die Treue des Paulus. Eine kritische Untersuchung der paulinischen Theologie von N. T. Wright.]

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N. T. Wright's magnum opus on Paul and the Faithfulness of God is a landmark study on the history and thought of the Apostle Paul. This volume brings together a group of international scholars to critically weigh and assess Wright's contribution to Pauline studies. The areas covered include history, hermeneutics, facets of Paul's thinking, and his theology.
N. T. Wright's Paul and the Faithfulness of God is the culmination of his long, influential, and often controversial career – a landmark study of the history and thought of the Apostle Paul, which attempts to make fresh suggestions in a variety of sub-fields of New Testament studies. This volume brings together a group of international scholars to critically weigh and assess an array of issues in Wright's work, including methodology, first-century contextual factors, exegetical findings, and theological implications. In so doing, the volume's contributors bring these facets of Paul and the Faithfulness of God into dialogue with the current state of scholarship in both Anglophone and German contexts. It thus offers both a critical evaluation of Wright's accomplishment as well as an excellent overview of and introduction to issues that are hotly debated within contemporary Pauline studies.
Survey of contents
Part I: Prologue
Michael F. Bird/Christoph Heilig and J. Thomas Hewitt: Introduction – Benjamin Schliesser: Paul and the Faithfulness of God among Pauline Theologies

Part II: Methodological Issues
Oda Wischmeyer: N. T. Wright's Biblical Hermeneutics Considered from A German Exegetical Perspective – Andreas Losch: Wright's Version of Critical Realism – Theresa Heilig and Christoph Heilig: Historical Methodology – Eve-Marie Becker: Wright's Paul and the Paul of Acts. A Critique of Pauline Exegesis – Inspired by Lukan Studies – Steve Moyise: Wright's Understanding of Paul's Use of Scripture – Joel R. White: N. T. Wright's Narrative Approach

Part III: Contextual Issues
James H. Charlesworth: Wright's Paradigm of Early Jewish Thought. Avoidance of Anachronisms? – Gregory E. Sterling: Wisdom or Foolishness? The Role of Philosophy in the Thought of Paul – Seyoon Kim: Paul and the Roman Empire – James Hanges: »A World of Shrines and Groves.« N. T. Wright and Paul among the Gods

Part IV: Exegetical Issues
Gregory Tatum: Law and Covenant in Paul and the Faithfulness of GodSigurd Grindheim: Election and the Role of Israel – Jörg Frey: Demythologizing Apocalyptic? On N. T. Wright's Paul, Apocalyptic Interpretation, and the Constraints of Construction – Aquila H. I. Lee: Messianism and Messiah in Paul. Christ as Jesus? – James D. G. Dunn: An Insider's Perspective on Wright's Version of the New Perspective on Paul – Peter Stuhlmacher: N. T. Wright's Understanding of Justification and Redemption – Torsten Jantsch: God and His Faithfulness in Paul. Aspects of the History of Research in Light of the Letter to the Romans – J. Thomas Hewitt and Matthew V. Novenson: Participationism and Messiah Christology in Paul – Larry W. Hurtado: YHWH's Return to Zion. A New Catalyst for Earliest High Christology? – John R. (Jack) Levison: The Spirit in Its Second Temple Context. An Exegetical Analysis of the Pneumatology of N. T. Wright – Richard H. Bell: Individual Eschatology – Volker Rabens: The Faithfulfness of God and Its Effects on Faithful Living: A Critical Analysis of Tom Wright's Faithfulness to Paul's Ethics

Part V: Implications
James Crossley and Katie Edwards: Paul and the Faithfulness of God as Postmodern Scholarship – Edith M. Humphrey: Bishop Wright. Sacramentality and the Role of Sacraments – Frank D. Macchia: The Spirit and God's Return to Indwell a People. A Systematic Theologian's Response to N. T. Wright's Reading of Paul's Pneumatology – Andrew McGowan: Ecclesiology as Ethnology. The Church in N. T. Wright's Paul and the Faithfulness of GodEckhard J. Schnabel: Evangelism and the Mission of the Church – Sven Ensminger: Barth, Wright, and Theology

Part VI: Epilogue
N. T. Wright: The Challenge of Dialogue: A Partial and Preliminary Response

Christoph Heilig Born 1990; 2009–14 studied theology; 2013 Master of Letters in »Biblical Languages and Literature at St. Mary's College, University of St Andrews; since 2014 research at the University of Zurich (SNF Project).

J. Thomas Hewitt J. Thomas Hewitt; BS, Furman University (Psychology, Music); MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; MLitt, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews (Scripture and Theology); currently PhD candidate in New Testament and Christian Origins, New College, University of Edinburgh.

Michael F. Bird Born 1974; 2005 PhD from University of Queensland; 2005–09 New Testament Tutor at Highland Theological College; 2010–12 Lecturer in Theology at Crossway College; since 2013 Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College.


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In: Review of Biblical Literature — https://www.bookreviews.org/ (9/2018) (Nijay Gupta)
In: Trinity Journal — 37 (2016), S. 277–279 (Joshua W. Jipp)
In: Theology — 120 (2017), S. 141–142 (Sarah Whittle)
In: ichthys — 34 (2018), S. 96–98 (Tobias Stäbler)
In: http://exegeticaltools.com — http://exegeticaltools.com/2016/04/25/comprehensive-critique-n-t-wright/?platform=hootsuite (Todd Scacewater)
In: Religious Studies Review — 44 (2018), S. 110 (John K. Goodrich)
In: Lateranum — 83 (2017), S. 709–711 (Antonio Pitta)
In: Zwinglius Redivivus — https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/god-and-the-faithfulness-of-paul/ (Jim West)
In: https://germanforneutestamentler.com — https://germanforneutestamentler.com (5/2016) (Wayne Coppins)
In: Europ. Journal of Theology — 26 (2017), S. 186–187 (Alessandro Casagrande)
In: https://larryhurtado.wordpress.com — https://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/god-and-the-faithfulness-of-paul/ (Larry Hurtado)
In: Jahrbuch f.Liturgik u.Hymnologie — 2017, S. 100–101 (Helmut Schwier)
In: Books at a Glance — http://www.booksataglance.com (1/2017) (Mark Baker)
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 40.5 (2018), S. 64–65 (Maureen Yeung Marshall)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 61 (2017), S. 349–350