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The Blackwell Companion to Paul


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Table of Contents

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

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.


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) 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, 2012) "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, 2012) "This is a handsome, important volume that will be of greatvalue to most students of the New Testament and early Christianity... Highly recommended: upper-division undergraduates and above."(Choice, 2011) 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, 2011)

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