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The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective

The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective


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The "new perspective" on Paul, an approach that seeks to reinterpret the apostle Paul and his letters against the backdrop of first-century Judaism, has been criticized by some as not having value for ordinary Christians living ordinary lives. In this volume, world-renowned scholars explore the implications of the new perspective on Paul for the Christian life and church. James D. G. Dunn, N. T. Wright, Bruce Longenecker, Scot McKnight, and other leading New Testament scholars offer a response to this question: How does the apostle Paul understand the Christian life? The book makes a fresh contribution to the new perspective on Paul conversation and offers important new insights into the orientation of the Christian life.

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ISBN-13: 9780801049767
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois, is a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker. His blog, Jesus Creed, is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs. He has authored or edited more than fifty books, including Kingdom Conspiracy, The King Jesus Gospel, and Sermon on the Mount. Joseph B. Modica (PhD, Drew University) is university chaplain and associate professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. David's, Pennsylvania. McKnight and Modica are coeditors of Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica
1. The Christian Life from the Perspective of Paul's Letter to the Galatians
James D. G. Dunn
2. The New Perspective and the Christian Life in Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
Lynn H. Cohick
3. Faith, Works, and Worship: Torah Observance in Paul's Theological Perspective
Bruce W. Longenecker
4. The New Perspective and the Christian Life: Solus Spiritus
Patrick Mitchel
5. Participation in the New Creation People of God in Christ by the Spirit
Timothy G. Gombis
6. The New Perspective and the Christian Life: The Ecclesial Life
Scot McKnight
7. A Symphonic Melody: Wesleyan-Holiness Theology Meets New-Perspective Paul
Tara Beth Leach
8. Paul and Missional Hermeneutics
N. T. Wright

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