Paul and his Theology

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Does Paul have a theology? If so, what is it, or rather, what is it on various topics that he and the early Church confronted? This volume moves beyond the traditional discussion of whether Paul had a center to his theology to raise questions regarding his perspective on a number of important theological issues. These issues include his gentile mission, the concepts of faith, grace, and the law, reconciliation, the temple, eschatology, miracles, gender, and Paul's trinitarian tendencies. This collection of essays addresses topics of current interest in the study of Paul's theology—not to arrive at the center of his thought, but to understand what factors helped to center his thinking on a variety of important theological concerns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004154087
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/27/2006
  • Series: Pauline Studies Series, #3
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley E. Porter, Ph.D. (1988) in Biblical Studies and Linguistics, the University of Sheffield, is President, Dean and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published extensively in New Testament and related subjects. These include The Paul of Acts (999) and The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research (2000). He has also edited the first two volumes in the Pauline Studies series, The Pauline Canon (Brill, 2004) and Paul and his Opponents (Brill, 2005).
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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Abbreviations     ix
Is There a Center to Paul's Theology? An Introduction to the Study of Paul and his Theology   Stanley E. Porter     1
The Scriptural Foundations for Paul's Mission to the Gentiles   Arland J. Hultgren     21
Paul's Understanding of Faith as Participation   David M. Hay     45
Paul, Theologian of Electing Grace   James R. Harrison     77
Paul, the Law and the Spirit   Colin G. Kruse     109
Paul's Concept of Reconciliation, Twice More   Stanley E. Porter     131
Color outside the Lines: Rethinking How to Interpret Paul's Letters   Randall K. J. Tan     153
The Spirit and the Temple in Paul's Letters to the Corinthians   John R. Levison     189
Eschatology in Philippians   Heinz Giesen     217
Neither Hierarchicalist nor Egalitarian: Gender Roles in Paul   Craig L. Blomberg     283
Was Paul a Trinitarian? A Look at Romans 8   Ron C. Fay     327
Pauline Pneumatology and the Question of Trinitarian Presuppositions   Andrew K. Gabriel     347
Paul the Exorcist and Healer   Craig A. Evans     363
The Interpretation of the Letter to the Romans inMelanchthon's Loci Communes from 1521   Rene Kieffer     381
Adolf Deissmann: A Reappraisal of his Work, especially his Views on the Mysticism of Paul   Jan de Villiers     393
Index of Ancient Sources     423
Index of Modern Authors     445
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