Perspectives on Paul

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This five-views work brings together an all-star lineup of Pauline scholars to offer a constructive, interdenominational, up-to-date conversation on key issues of Pauline theology.

Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza begin with an informative recent history of biblical interpretation related to the perspectives on Paul. Leading proponents of each view then set forth their positions and respond to each of the other views. They discuss how to interpret Paul's writings and theology, especially the apostle's view of salvation. The book concludes with an assessment of the perspectives from a pastoral point of view by Dennis Edwards.

Contents
Paul in Perspective:
An Overview of the Landscape More Than Forty Years after Paul and Palestinian Judaism B. J. Oropeza and Scot McKnight 
1. The Roman Catholic Perspective on Paul Brant Pitre
Traditional Protestant Perspective Response to Pitre A. Andrew Das
New Perspective Response to Pitre James D. G. Dunn
Paul within Judaism Perspective Response to Pitre Magnus Zetterholm
Gift Perspective Response to Pitre John M. G. Barclay
Roman Catholic Perspective Reply to the Respondents Brant Pitre
2. The Traditional Protestant Perspective on Paul A. Andrew Das
Roman Catholic Perspective Response to Das Brant Pitre
New Perspective Response to Das James D. G. Dunn
Paul within Judaism Perspective Response to Das Magnus Zetterholm
Gift Perspective Response to Das John M. G. Barclay
Traditional Protestant Perspective Reply to the Respondents A. Andrew Das
3. The New Perspective on Paul James D. G. Dunn
Roman Catholic Perspective Response to Dunn Brant Pitre
Traditional Protestant Perspective Response to Dunn A. Andrew Das
Paul within Judaism Perspective Response to Dunn Magnus Zetterholm
Gift Perspective Response to Dunn John M. G. Barclay
New Perspective Reply to the Respondents James D. G. Dunn
4. The Paul within Judaism Perspective Magnus Zetterholm
Roman Catholic Perspective Response to Zetterholm Brant Pitre
Traditional Protestant Perspective Response to Zetterholm A. Andrew Das
New Perspective Response to Zetterholm James D. G. Dunn
Gift Perspective Response to Zetterholm John M. G. Barclay
Paul within Judaism Perspective Reply to the Respondents Magnus Zetterholm
5. The Gift Perspective on Paul John M. G. Barclay
Roman Catholic Perspective Response to Barclay Brant Pitre
Traditional Protestant Perspective Response to Barclay A. Andrew Das
New Perspective Response to Barclay James D. G. Dunn
Paul within Judaism Response to Barclay Magnus Zetterholm
Gift Perspective Reply to the Respondents John M. G. Barclay
Afterword: Pastoral Reflections on Perspectives on Paul: Five Views Dennis Edwards
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Endorsements

"Three Protestant Pauls, a Catholic Paul, and a Jewish Paul all walk into one volume--and collegial colloquy ensues. The scholars assembled here communicate the key issues, arguments, and interpretations that currently shape our highly charged moment in Pauline studies. Perspectives on Paul makes and marks an energetic contribution to important developing conversations."

Paula Fredriksen, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

"To have a summary of scholarship on Pauline theology is good. To have the experts speak for themselves is better. But to have back-and-forth conversation among experts, such as we find in Perspectives on Paul, is a gift. If you find yourself confused about or behind on the study of Paul, look no further. I found the thoughtful engagement in this book very insightful."

Nijay K. Gupta, professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

"For many readers, Paul is perplexing--there is the New Perspective, the Old Perspective, and a variety of other perspectives. McKnight and Oropeza have provided a much needed and highly accessible summary of the way E. P. Sanders's Paul and Palestinian Judaism has impacted Pauline scholarship in the last forty years. This volume, with five different approaches to reading Paul, offers a one-stop shop for those desiring to understand the dominant perspectives in conversation with other prominent and influential voices."

Jeanette Hagen Pifer, assistant professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University


The Authors

  1. Scot McKnight
    Marcus Emerson

    Scot McKnight

    Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker, is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. His blog, Jesus Creed, is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs....

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  2. B. J. Oropeza

    B. J. Oropeza

    B. J. Oropeza (PhD, Durham University) is professor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His many works include Exploring Second Corinthians, Exploring Intertextuality,...

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