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Paulís Theology in Context: Creation, Incarnation, Covenant, and Kingdom
Ware, James P.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019 pp. xiv + 270. $30.00

Description: This accessible text by James P. Ware provides both a concise guide to Paulís theology and a general introduction to the key issues and debates in the contemporary study of Paul. Examining Paulís message in the context of the ancient world, Ware identifies what would have struck Paulís original audience as startling or unique. By comparing Paulís teaching to the other religions and philosophies of that day, Ware presents a fresh perspective on Paulís theology, revealing four pillars of his thought: creation, incarnation, covenant, and kingdom. After examining each of these dimensions of Paulís gospel, Ware explores the historical role of Paul within Christian origins and the astounding evidence embedded in his letters regarding the beginnings of Christianity and the eyewitness origins of the gospels. Clergy, students, and laypeople will find that this guide to the big picture of Paulís theology will illumine and enliven the study, preaching, and teaching of all the Pauline letters.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Theological Approaches, Theological Interpretation

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Review by Jonathan More
Published 8/6/2020
Citation: Jonathan More, review of James P. Ware, Paulís Theology in Context: Creation, Incarnation, Covenant, and Kingdom, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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