Review of @FortressPress Paul and the Faithfulness of God (pt. 1)

Theological Musings

516MVJ+cA7L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Earlier this month saw the publication of the much-anticipated fourth volume in the Christian Origins and the Question of God Series. N.T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God is a tour de force in the field of Pauline studies. Weighing in at just under 1,700 pages, Paul and the Faithfulness of God (PFG) consists of four parts: (1) Paul and His World, (2) The Mindset of the Apostle, (3) Paul’s Theology, and (4) Paul in History. With each part Wright assembles a picture of the “historical” Saul within his Jewish and Greco-Roman world, which in turn allows us to see more clearly the “theological” Paul and all his intricacies. It will be tempting to turn straight to Part 3 and get into the thick of Paul’s theology—especially Wright’s understanding of justification! But the patient reader who works through Parts 1–2 first shall be rewarded with a fuller understanding…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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