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Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity: The Person of Paul and His Writings through the Eyes of His Early Interpreters
Schröter, Jens, Simon Butticaz and Andreas Dettwiler, editors

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018 pp. x + 910. $149.99

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 234

Description: The volume deals with interpretations of Paul, his person and his letters, in various early Christian writings. Some of those, written in the name of Paul, became part of the New Testament, others are included among „Ancient Christian Apocrypha", still others belong to the collection called „The Apostolic Fathers". Impacts of Paul are also discernible in early collections of his letters which became an important part of the New Testament canon. This process, resulting in the „canonical Paul", is also considered in this collection. The essays are written in English, German, and French. Contributors include Frédéric Amsler, Reimund Bieringer, Lukas Bormann, Cilliers Breytenbach, Simon Butticaz, Andreas Dettwiler, Jean-Daniel Dubois, Jörg Frey, Christine Gerber, Daniel Gerber, Christian Grappe, Jens Herzer, Christine Jacobi, James A. Kelhoffer, John S. Kloppenborg, Matthias Konradt, Thomas J. Kraus, Outi Lehtipuu, Judith Lieu, Andreas Lindemann, Tobias Nicklas, Enrico Norelli, Markus Öhler, Hanna Roose, Thomas Schmeller, Jens Schröter, Joseph Verheyden, Samuel Vollenweider, and Francis Watson.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology, Literary Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Theological Approaches, Reception History

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Review by Benjamin A. Edsall
Published 7/23/2020
Citation: Benjamin A. Edsall, review of Jens Schröter, Simon Butticaz, and Andreas Dettwiler, eds., Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity: The Person of Paul and His Writings through the Eyes of His Early Interpreters, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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