Paul and the Gospels: Christologies, Conflicts and Convergences
Bird, Michael F. and Joel Willitts, editors
New York: T&T Clark, 2011 pp. xii + 276. $120.00
Library of New Testament Studies, 411
Description: This volume, which collects together the work of several established scholars attempts to situate the Apostle Paul, the Pauline writings, and the earliest Christian Gospels together in the context of early Christianity. It addresses the issue of how the Christianity depicted in and represented by the individual Gospels relates to the vision of Christianity represented by Paul and the Pauline writings.
This raises such questions as to what extent did Paul influence the canonical and non-canonical Gospels? In what way are the Gospels reactions to Paul and his legacy? A comparison of the Gospels and Paul on topics such as Old Testament Law, Gentile mission, Christology, and early church leadership structures represents a fruitful area of study. While a number of volumes have appeared that attempt to assess the relationship between the historical Jesus and the Apostle Paul relatively few studies on Paul and the Gospels have been published. This volume excellently fills this gap in New Testament Studies and makes a valuable contribution to studies on Christian Origins, Pauline research, and the Gospels.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Pauline Epistles, Literature
Review by Thomas P. Nelligan
Citation: Thomas P. Nelligan, review of Michael F. Bird And Joel Willitts, eds., Paul and the Gospels: Christologies, Conflicts and Convergences, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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