Four Views on the Apostle Paul
Schreiner, Thomas R., Luke Timothy Johnson, Douglas A. Campbell and Mark D. Nanos
Bird, Michael F., editor
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012 pp. 236. $17.99
Counterpoints: Bible & Theology
Description: The apostle Paul was a vital force in the development of Christianity. Paulís historical and religious context affects the theological interpretation of Paulís writings, no small issue in the whole of Christian theology.
Recent years have seen much controversy about the apostle Paul, his religious and social context, and its effects on his theology. In the helpful Counterpoints format, four leading scholars present their views on the best framework for describing Paulís theological perspective, including his view of salvation, the significance of Christ, and his vision for the churches.
Contributors and views include:
Reformed View: Thomas R. Schreiner
Catholic View: Luke Timothy Johnson
Post-New Perspective View: Douglas Campbell
Jewish View: Mark D. Nanos
Like other titles in the Counterpoints: Bible and Theology collection, Four Views on the Apostle Paul gives theology students the tools they need to draw informed conclusions on debated issues.
General editor and New Testament scholar Michael F. Bird covers foundational issues and provides helpful summaries in his introduction and conclusion. New Testament scholars, pastors, and students of Christian history and theology will find Four Views on the Apostle Paul an indispensable introduction to ongoing debates on the apostle Paulís life and teaching.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins
Review by Arthur J. Dewey
Citation: Arthur J. Dewey, review of Thomas R. Schreiner, Luke Timothy Johnson, Douglas A. Campbell, and Mark D. Nanos; Michael F. Bird, ed., Four Views on the Apostle Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
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