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Paul and His Recent Interpreters

N. T. Wright (Author)
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This companion volume to N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God and Pauline Perspectives is essential reading for all with a serious interest in Paul, the interpretation of his letters, his appropriation by subsequent thinkers, and his continuing significance today. In the course of this masterly survey, Wright asks searching questions of the major contributors to Pauline studies in the last fifty years.

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Release date: 
October 1, 2015


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"Only N. T. Wright could set his hand to write a large-scale critical review of recent scholarship on Paul and produce a page-turner. This is a thoroughly engrossing and deeply illuminating account of major developments in Pauline studies by one of the world’s leading Pauline scholars. This book, one of Wright’s best, is a must-read for those engaged in advanced study of Paul."

Edward Adams | King’s College London

"In the last two hundred years only one other survey of biblical scholarship ranks with this book: the blockbuster The Quest of the Historical Jesus by Albert Schweitzer. Most surveys assume neutrality in order to examine the scholarship objectively, but both Schweitzer and Wright convert surveys of scholarship into scholarship itself. Like Schweitzer, Wright writes up a report with the kind of prose that prevents the reader from putting the book down."

Scot McKnight | Northern Seminary

"Too often, New Testament scholars get on with their exegetical work without pausing to consider the interpretative conditions of their work, how such conditions came to be, and the impact of these conditions upon current thought. Paul and His Recent Interpreters is exactly the sort of antidote needed for this neglect."

Kavin Rowe | Duke Divinity School

"This is a masterly study.  Wright crams a large amount of material into a relatively concise space. . .the book is well informed, judicious, and lucid, with many practical comments."

Anthony C. Thiselton | emeritus, University of Nottingham

"Far from being just a shopping list of different views, this volume represents Wright’s own sustained interaction with the most important approaches to Paul in English-language scholarship. A fitting companion to Paul and the Faithfulness of God, written with Wright’s characteristic verve and wit."

Simon Gathercole | University of Cambridge

"A judicious study on Pauline scholarship by the man who has arguably done more than any other in recent decades to shape it. Here is a venerable museum of watershed publications, interpretative revolutions, and scholarly counter-revolutions. By evaluating the past of Pauline studies, Wright sets the agenda for its future."

Michael F. Bird | Ridley College