Jesus And Paul

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James D. G. Dunn has been one of the most ;influential New Testament scholars of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His works have altered the very way biblical theologians view Jesus and Paul. This book is written in gratitude of his influence and mentorship. The focus of the work parallels the major research of Dunn's career. It emphasizes the life and teachings of Jesus as remembered by his disciples, the new perspective on Paul, teachings in the Pauline letters, and relevant topics related to ancient Judaism,, the Law, Soteriology and Christology in the New Testament.  In 2005 another festschrift for James D. G. Dunn's 65th birthday was published with essays by Professor Dunn's many colleagues and friends. In this volume, a new generation of scholars, who are being widely recognized in their own contributions and publications, now honour their former teacher and demonstrate to the scholastic community the breadth of his influence.

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B. J. Oropeza is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Azusa Pacific University. He is founder and chair of the Intertextuality in the New Testament Consultation (SBL).

Douglas C. Mohrmann is Associate Professor of Religion at Cornerstone University. Dr. Mohrmann co-founded and directed the Center for the Study of Antiquity and continues to research and publish on topics related to Early Judaism, Paul, and American Religion. He currently leads the Ancient Studies program at Cornerstone University.

The Reverend Canon C. K. Robertson is Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, a former professor of communications and ethics at Georgia College &State University and a Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation. Dr. Robertson presently serves on several national boards, including the Anglican Theological Review, a member of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, and author or editor of numerous books and articles.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations vii

Foreword Richard B. Hays xi

Foreword N. T. Wright xv

Editors' Preface xxi

Select Bibliography of Publications James D. G. Dunn xxv

Part I Jesus and The Gospels

1 Written Islands in an Oral Stream: Gospel and Oral Traditions James F. McGrath 3

2 Debtors, Laborers and Virgins: The Voice of Jesus and the Voice of Matthew in Three Parables Stephen I. Wright 13

3 Jesus' Message of the Kingdom of God: Present and Future Tensions Revisited Jey J. Kanagaraj 24

4 Sinner According to Words of the Law, Righteous by Works of Love: Boundary Challenges in Relation to the Woman Who Anoints Jesus (Luke 7:36-50) Ellen Juhl Christiansen 35

5 Jesus and Magic in Luke-Acts Graham H. Twelftree 46

6 Barabbas Remembered Helen K. Bond 59

7 Judas and the Jews: Anti-Semitic Interpretation of Judas Iscariot, Past and Present Arie W. Zwiep 72

8 Jews or Christians? The Opponents of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel J. Martin C. Scott 83

9 New Testament Christology in Recent British Scholarship: A Sketch of Distinctives and Debates Simon J. Gathercole 102

10 The Worship of Jesus among Early Christians: The Evidence of Hebrews Kenneth L. Schenck 114

Part II Paul and His Letters

11 Inheriting the Agitator's Mantle: Paul and the Nature of Apostleship in Luke-Acts C. K. Robertson 127

12 Running in Vain, but Not as an Athlete (Galatians 2:2): The Impact of Habakkuk 2:2-4 on Paul's Apostolic Commission B. J. Oropeza 139

13 Of 'Doing' and 'Living': The Intertextual Semantics of Leviticus 18:5 in Galatians and Romans Douglas C. Mohrmann 151

14 Israel's Triumphant King: Romans 1:5 and the Scriptures of Israel Don Garlington 173

15 Paul and Ethnicity: The Paradigm of Glocalization Lung-kwong Lo 184

16 The Cheirograph in Colossians 2:14 and the Ephesian Connection Allan R. Bevere 199

17 The Epistle to Philemon: Paul's Strategy for Forging the Ties of Kinship John Byron 207

About the Contributors 217

Scripture Index 221

Subject Index 230

Author Index 235

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