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Title: Paul and the Faithfulness of God (2 Volumes): Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 4
Author: Wright, N T
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 2013
Paperback; ISBN: 9780800626839
Volumes: 2; Pages: 1700
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This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright's magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is destined to become the standard reference point on the subject for all serious students of the Bible and theology. The mature summation of a lifetime's study, this landmark book pays a rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle's vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of detailed insights into his life, times, and enduring impact.
Wright carefully explores the whole context of Paul's thought and activity - Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial - and shows how the apostle's worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing. Wright also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world's first, and greatest, Christian theologian.
Contents: Parts I and II xi
Part I PAUL AND HIS WORLD
1 Return of the Runaway?
2 Like Birds Hovering Overhead:
the Faithfulness of the God of Israel
3 Athene and Her Owl: the Wisdom of the Greeks
4 A Cock for Asclepius: Religion bad Culture in Paul's World
5 The Eagle Has Landed: Rome and the Challenge of Empire
Part II THE MINDSET OF THE APOSTLE
6 A Bird in the Hand? The Symbolic Praxis of Paul's World
7 The Plot, the Plan and the Storied Worldview
8 Five Signposts to the Apostolic Mindset
Bibliography for Parts I and II
Contents: Parts III and IV
Part III PAUL'S THEOLOGY
Introduction to Part III
9 The One God of Israel, Freshly Revealed
10 The People of God, Freshly Reworked
11 God's Future for the World, Freshly Imagined
Part IV PAUL IN HISTORY
Introduction to Part IV
12 The Lion and the Eagle: Paul in Caesar's Empire
13 A Different Sacrifice: Paul and 'Religion'
14 The Foolishness of God: Paul among the Philosophers
15 To Know the Place for the First Time
16 Signs of the New Creation: Paul's Aims and Achievements
Full Bibliography of Works Referred to in Parts I-IV
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