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Paul: Life, Setting, Work, Letters


T&T Clark 2012

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This work is an invaluable handbook for students seriously engaging with Paul’s life, letters, and context. The book is written by several co-authors, all experts in their given fields, to give the most up-to-date and accurate information to readers—but also to present a sense of authorial continuity throughout the book. The book is divided into three main parts: the environment, life, work, and person of Paul, Paul’s letters and theological themes, and the reception of Paul and his letters. This gives readers a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Paul and makes it the perfect handbook for the serious student wishing to engage with some of the most important writings in the New Testament. This book features maps, tables, text-boxes, up-to-date bibliographies, and key points identified throughout.

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Key Features

  • Contains invaluable biographical information on the Apostle Paul
  • Analyzes the letters of the Apostle Paul in detail
  • Focuses on the reception of Paul’s epistles

Contents and Contributors

  • Historical, Religious, Cultural Contexts and Conditions
    • “The Political Situation at the Time of Paul: The Roman Empire” by Andreas Mehl
    • “Contemporary Religions and Philosophical Schools” by Bernard Heininger
    • “The Jewishness of Paul” by Jörg Frey
    • “The Life of Paul” by Eva Ebel
    • “Paul’s Missionary Activity” By Eva Ebel
    • “The Person of Paul” by Eve-Marie Becker
  • Letters, Theology
    • “1 Thessalonians” by Eva Ebel
    • “1 Corinthians” by Oda Wischmeyer
    • “2 Corinthians” by Oda Wischmeyer
    • “Galatians” by Jörg Frey
    • “The Letter to the Philippians” by Lukas Bormann
    • “The Letter to Philemon” by Lukas Bormann
    • “The Letter to the Romans” by Oda Wischmeyer
    • “Themes of Pauline Theology” By Oda Wischmeyer
  • Reception of Paul
    • “The Reception of Paul in the First Century, the Deutero- and Trito-Pauline Letters and the Image of Paul in Acts” by Bernhard Heininger
    • “The Reception of Paul in the Second Century” by Andreas Lindemann
    • “The Reception of Paul in the History of the Church” by Wolfgang Wischmeyer

Praise for the Print Edition

. . . will be most useful in courses on the life and letters of Paul. As an English translation of the German original, another key benefit is that it makes available the perspectives of a number of German scholars to non-German speaking students.

—Matthew P. O’Reilly, Religious Studies Review

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About Oda Wischmeyer

Oda Wischmeyer is professor of the New Testament at the University of Erlangen, Germany. She is a co-editor of Paul and Mark in the Supplements to the Journal for New Testament Scholarship.

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