The various perspectives on Paul

Good summary on the perspectives.


Several weeks ago I received a copy of The Reality of God and Historical Method by Samuel V. Adams courtesy of fellow blogger James Bradford Pate.  James blogs at James’ Ramblings.

The book is a critique of N. T. Wright’s version of the New Perspective on Paul in terms of the philosophy of history.

I have not read Wright on Paul very much.  Wright has written volumes on several subjects.  My most recent New Perspective reading has been in J. D. D. Dunn.  I am more familiar with Wright’s work on the historical Jesus and the resurrection of the body.

Several bloggers are trying to read through and summarize Wright’s huge Paul and the Faithfulness of God.  Most them haven’t finished it yet. So I have to give a disclaimer that what I know about Wright’s view comes from incomplete blog summaries and what Adams says about Wright.


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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I 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. 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.
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