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Blackwell Companion to Paul

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The Blackwell Companion to Paul presents a distinctive dual focus approach that encompasses both the historical Paul and the history of Paul's influence. In doing so, expert contributors successfully address the interests of students of early Christianity and those of Christian theology.* Offers a complete overview of the life, writings and legacy of one of the key figures of Christianity* The essays compass the major themes of Paul's life and work, as well as his impact through the centuries on theology, Church teaching, social beliefs, art, literature, and contemporary intellectual thought* Edited by one of the leading figures in the field of Pauline Studies* The contributors include a range of world-renowned academics

List of contents

Notes on Contributors xiAcknowledgments xviiIntroduction 1Stephen WesterholmPart I Paul and Christian Origins 71 Pauline Chronology 9Rainer Riesner2 Paul and the Macedonian Believers 30Todd D. Still3 Paul and the Corinthian Believers 46Craig S. Keener4 Paul and the Galatian Believers 63Stephen Chester5 Paul and the Believers of Western Asia 79John Paul Heil6 Paul and the Roman Believers 93Beverly Roberts Gaventa7 The Pastoral Epistles 108I. Howard Marshall8 The Portrait of Paul in Acts 124Stanley E. Porter9 The Gospel According to St. Paul 139James D. G. Dunn10 Paul and Scripture 154J. Ross Wagner11 Paul's Christology 172Simon J. Gathercole12 Paul, Judaism, and the Jewish People 188John M. G. Barclay13 Paul and the Law 202Arland J. Hultgren14 The Text of the Pauline Corpus 216Dirk Jongkind15 Rhetoric in the Letters of Paul 232Jean-Noël Aletti16 The Social Setting of Pauline Communities 248Gerd Theissen17 Women in the Pauline Churches 268Margaret Y. MacDonald18 Paul and Empire 285N. T. WrightPart II Readers of Paul 29919 Marcion 301Heikki Räisänen20 Origen 316Peter Widdicombe21 Chrysostom 330Christopher A. Hall22 Augustine 345Lewis Ayres23 Aquinas 361Matthew Levering24 Luther 375Mickey L. Mattox25 Calvin 391Anthony N. S. Lane26 John and Charles Wesley 406John R. Tyson27 Barth 424Richard E. Burnett28 Recent Continental Philosophers 440P. Travis Kroeker29 Jewish Readings of Paul 455Daniel R. Langton30 Orthodox Readings of Paul 472Theodore G. Stylianopoulos31 African Readings of Paul 488Grant LeMarquandPart III The Legacy of Paul 50532 Art 507Robin M. Jensen33 Literature 531David Lyle Jeffrey34 Christian Theology: Sin and the Fall 546Marguerite Shuster35 Christian Theology: The Spirit 561Ralph Del Colle36 Christian Theology: Ethics 576Gilbert Meilaender37 Christian Theology: The Church 589Nicholas M. HealyIndex 605

About the author

Stephen Westerholm, D. Th., is Professor of Early Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Canada, where he has taught since 1984. Specializing in Pauline studies, he has published Israel's Law and the Church's Faith: Paul and His Recent Interpreters (1988), Understanding Paul and Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The "Lutheran" Paul and His Critics (2004), in addition to studies on the Synoptic Gospels and historical Jesus.


The Blackwell Companion to Paul presents a distinctive dual focus approach that encompasses both the historical Paul and the history of Paul's influence. In doing so, expert contributors successfully address the interests of students of early Christianity and those of Christian theology.


"He has not only succeeded in making that conversation possible but has also produced a comprehensive work on Paul that will be of great benefit to all who open its pages for many years to come." (Religious Studies Review, 12 September 2014)"This broad and handsome volume is arguably the most comprehensive introduction to Paul ever produced ... There is insight aplenty for every reader. Westerholm has assembled a stellar cast of scholars with a brief to elucidate the content and impact of Paul's message through history ... A very worth-while collection of mostly top-notch articles by a group of scholars at the heights of their powers ... These essays could set the agenda for Pauline studies in some areas for many years to come and all will offer every student of Paul - expert and novice alike - much food for thought and further reflection." Regent's Reviews"This is a handsome, important volume that will be of great value to most students of the New Testament and early Christianity ... Highly recommended: upper-division undergraduates and above." Choice"Despite the mountain of books on Paul, including some substantial single-authored overviews, there are, to my knowledge, no major, multi-author companions of the length and scope of this new addition to the Blackwell Companions series ... The book offers a wealth of material to inform and stimulate the study of Paul's impact on the history of theology ... The editor has assembled an international and high-quality team of expert contributors, whose essays are well written and well informed ... An important reference point for students of Paul - and, equally, students of Paul's impact on the history of Christian theology - for some time to come." Theology"The contributors are first rate; the essays are concise, stimulating and informative; this is a very interesting and useful companion volume." Journal for the Study of The New Testament

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