All historical work on Paul presupposes a story concerning the composition of his letters—which ones he actually wrote, how many pieces they might originally have consisted of, when he wrote them, where from, and why. But the answers given to these questions are often derived in dubious ways.
In Framing Paul, Douglas A. Campbell reappraises all these issues in rigorous fashion, appealing only to Paul’s own epistolary data in order to derive a basic ‘frame’ for the letters on which all subsequent interpretation can be built. Though figuring out the authorship and order of Paul’s letters has been thought to be impossible, Campbell’s Framing Paul presents a cogent solution to the puzzle.
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Once again Doug Campbell sets the cat among the pigeons! Through careful argumentation, laced with a mass of radically new suggestions, he builds an original case for a ten-letter corpus of authentic Pauline letters in a historical sequence never before proposed. All Pauline scholars, whether convinced or not, will need to give this book the careful attention it deserves.
—John Barclay, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University
Campbell’s careful, step-by-step arguments about the chronology, contexts, interconnections, and coherence of Paul's letters — apart from Acts — need to be considered seriously, and their potential implications thought through carefully, by all students of Paul.
—Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University
Campbell, the author of one of the most brilliant and controversial books on Paul's soteriology ever written, here brings his immense intellectual rigor and extraordinary capacity for fresh thinking to the subject of Pauline chronology. The result is another tour de force.
—Edward Adams, professor of New Testament studies, King’s College, London