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Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978Ė2013
Wright, N. T.

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013 pp. xix + 620. $69.00



Description: This companion volume to Paul and the Faithfulness of God and Paul and His Recent Interpreters brings together N. T. Wright's most important and influential articles on Paul over the last 35 years. This text includes previously unpublished exegetical essays on Paul's letters, specially written for this book. The book begins with N. T. Wright's auspicious essay of 1978, when as a young, aspiring scholar he gave the annual Tyndale lecture in Cambridge, and proposed, for the first time, 'a new perspective' on Pauline theology. The book ends with an expanded version of a paper he gave in Leuven in 2012, when as a seasoned scholar at the height of his powers he explored the foundational role of Abraham in Romans and Galatians. In all, the thirty-three articles published here provide a rich feast for all students of Paul, both seasoned and aspiring. Each one will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper and more informed appreciation of Paul's great theological achievement.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Acts, Pauline Epistles, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Russell Morton
Published 3/13/2015
Citation: Russell Morton, review of N. T. Wright, Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978Ė2013, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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