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The Blackwell Companion to Paul


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Notes on Contributors xi Acknowledgments xvii Introduction 1 Stephen Westerholm Part I Paul and Christian Origins 7 1 Pauline Chronology 9 Rainer Riesner 2 Paul and the Macedonian Believers 30 Todd D. Still 3 Paul and the Corinthian Believers 46 Craig S. Keener 4 Paul and the Galatian Believers 63 Stephen Chester 5 Paul and the Believers of Western Asia 79 John Paul Heil 6 Paul and the Roman Believers 93 Beverly Roberts Gaventa 7 The Pastoral Epistles 108 I. Howard Marshall 8 The Portrait of Paul in Acts 124 Stanley E. Porter 9 The Gospel According to St. Paul 139 James D. G. Dunn 10 Paul and Scripture 154 J. Ross Wagner 11 Paul's Christology 172 Simon J. Gathercole 12 Paul, Judaism, and the Jewish People 188 John M. G. Barclay 13 Paul and the Law 202 Arland J. Hultgren 14 The Text of the Pauline Corpus 216 Dirk Jongkind 15 Rhetoric in the Letters of Paul 232 Jean-Noel Aletti 16 The Social Setting of Pauline Communities 248 Gerd Theissen 17 Women in the Pauline Churches 268 Margaret Y. MacDonald 18 Paul and Empire 285 N. T. Wright Part II Readers of Paul 299 19 Marcion 301 Heikki Raisanen 20 Origen 316 Peter Widdicombe 21 Chrysostom 330 Christopher A. Hall 22 Augustine 345 Lewis Ayres 23 Aquinas 361 Matthew Levering 24 Luther 375 Mickey L. Mattox 25 Calvin 391 Anthony N. S. Lane 26 John and Charles Wesley 406 John R. Tyson 27 Barth 424 Richard E. Burnett 28 Recent Continental Philosophers 440 P. Travis Kroeker 29 Jewish Readings of Paul 455 Daniel R. Langton 30 Orthodox Readings of Paul 472 Theodore G. Stylianopoulos 31 African Readings of Paul 488 Grant LeMarquand Part III The Legacy of Paul 505 32 Art 507 Robin M. Jensen 33 Literature 531 David Lyle Jeffrey 34 Christian Theology: Sin and the Fall 546 Marguerite Shuster 35 Christian Theology: The Spirit 561 Ralph Del Colle 36 Christian Theology: Ethics 576 Gilbert Meilaender 37 Christian Theology: The Church 589 Nicholas M. Healy Index 605

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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.


He has not only succeeded in making that conversationpossible but has also produced a comprehensive work on Paul thatwill be of great benefit to all who open its pages for many yearsto come. (Religious Studies Review, 12September 2014) This broad and handsome volume is arguably the mostcomprehensive introduction to Paul ever produced There isinsight aplenty for every reader. Westerholm has assembled astellar cast of scholars with a brief to elucidate the content andimpact of Paul s message through history ... A veryworth-while collection of mostly top-notch articles by a group ofscholars at the heights of their powers ... These essays could setthe agenda for Pauline studies in some areas for many years to comeand all will offer every student of Paul expert and novicealike much food for thought and further reflection. Regent's Reviews This is a handsome, important volume that will be ofgreat value to most students of the New Testament and earlyChristianity ... Highly recommended: upper-division undergraduatesand above. Choice Despite the mountain of books on Paul, including somesubstantial single-authored overviews, there are, to my knowledge,no major, multi-author companions of the length and scope of thisnew addition to the Blackwell Companions series ... The book offersa wealth of material to inform and stimulate the study ofPaul s impact on the history of theology ... The editor hasassembled an international and high-quality team of expertcontributors, 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 ofChristian 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 usefulcompanion volume. Journal for the Study of TheNew Testament

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