Faithlife Corporation

Business Hours

Monday – Saturday
6 AM – 6 PM PDT
Local: 7:39 PM
Select Works of Paul J. Achtemeier (2 vols.)
This image is for illustration only. The product is a download.

Select Works of Paul J. Achtemeier (2 vols.)


Wipf & Stock 2005–2008

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.

Your Custom Discount

Reg. Price $37.99
Sale Price $21.99
Your Price $21.99
You Save $16.00 42%
Your Price What’s Pre-Pub?
Reg.: $37.99
Gathering Interest


The late Paul J. Achtemeier was an authority on the New Testament, serving as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the first Protestant president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

This collection selects two works representative of a legacy of excellence in biblical studies. In Jesus and the Miracle Tradition, Achtemeier deftly uses literary-critical analysis to show the theological intent of the evangelists’ selection of miracle stories. Then, in Paul and the Jerusalem Church, Achtemeier examines the divisions that plagued the church in the New Testament and contends for a scrupulous examination of the problems that have beset the Christian community from its beginning, so that the church might move forward into the unity it is called to.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Interested in more from Paul Achtemeier? Check out his Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Romans.

Key Features

  • Gathers two works representative of the New Testament scholarship of Paul J. Achtemeier
  • Analyzes the theological intent of the selection of miracles in the gospels
  • Examines the divisions that plagued the early church according to the New Testament

Product Details

Individual Titles

Jesus and the Miracle Tradition

  • Author: Paul J. Achtemeier
  • Publisher: Cascade
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 274

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Examining selected miracles of Jesus and the Greco-Roman understanding of miracles in the Hellenistic period, Paul J. Achtemeier explores why the evangelists selected the narratives they did. Achtemeier takes individual miracles and uses literary-critical analysis to show the theological intent of the miracle story. He then analyzes how Mark and Luke view the miracle tradition within their larger task of recording Jesus’ story. Finally, Achtemeier dissects the Hellenistic conception of miracles to gain perspective on what the early Christians intended with the miracle stories of Jesus.

This volume provides readers with new and rich insights to the miracle tradition, enabling them to understand the theological and historical significance of Jesus’ mighty deeds.

Frank J. Matera, professor of New Testament, The Catholic University of America

Pastors will value Achtemeier’s careful attention to the narratival function of the miracles. Scholars will appreciate the deft hand as redactional layers are peeled away to the earliest traditions.

—A. Andrew Das, professor of religious studies, Elmhurst College

Achtemeier’s anthology addresses miracle analysis from ancient myth, early tradition, pre-gospel formulations, Gospel redaction, and patristic reaction with a sophistication and purity of method that make the collection a must for Jesus miracle study.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Paul and the Jerusalem Church: An Elusive Unity

  • Author: Paul J. Achtemeier
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 144

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this volume, Paul J. Achtemeier examines the problems of division and disunity the early church faced according to the New Testament. The unity the church sought then remains a goal to be achieved in the body of Christ today. Achtemeier provides a clear, scrupulous view of the kind of problems that have beset the Christian community from its beginning. He argues that only through such honest reflection will the church be able to move forward, under the guidance of God’s Spirit, to that unity to which it is called.

About Paul J. Achtemeier

Paul J. Achtemeier (1927–2013) was professor emeritus of biblical interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Romans and coauthor, with Elizabeth Achtemeier, of The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith. He is also the editor of Harper’s Bible Dictionary.