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Quest for Paul's Gospel : A Suggested Strategy - Douglas Campbell

Quest for Paul's Gospel

A Suggested Strategy

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2005
ISBN: 9780567082923
Number Of Pages: 304

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Campbell offers a clear outline of Paul's gospel, with theological integrity, and real social and ecclesial dynamism. Douglas Campbell gives a clear account of why much current description of Paul's theology, and of his gospel and of his theory of salvation, is so confused. After outlining the difficulties underlying much of the current debate he lays out some basic options that will greatly clarify the debate. He then engages with these options and shows how one offers far more promise than the others, sketching out some of its initial applications. Campbell then shows in more detail how another option -- the main alternative, and the main culprit in terms of many of our difficulties -- can be circumvented textually, in a responsible fashion. That is, we see how we could remove this option from Paul's text exegetically, and so reach greater clarity. Finally, he concludes with a 'road-map' of where future, more detailed, research into Paul needs to go if the foregoing strategy is to be carried out thoroughly. Campbell believes that by utilising this strategy Paul's gospel will be shown to be both cogent and constructive.

"This boldly argued book is not an easy read...It is largely about methodology and is a contribution to an increasingly complex scholarly debate, but it offers a serious challenge to the Pauline scholar about how we should orient ourselves towards Paul."
Geoffrey Turner, Heythrop Journal

The quest for Paul's gospelp. 17
The main alternatives in the quest for Paul's gospelp. 29
Paul's gospel, 'apocalyptic', and salvation-historyp. 56
The narrative dimension of Paul's gospel, with special reference to Romans and Galatiansp. 69
The witness to Paul's gospel of Galatians 3.28p. 95
A brief case study in the ethical aspect of Paul's gospel : gay ordinationp. 112
Paul's gospel, Judaism, and the lawp. 132
The contractual (JF) construal of Paul's gospel, and its problemsp. 146
The meaning of 'faith' in Paul's gospelp. 178
The coming of faith in Paul's gospel : Galatians 3p. 208
Rereading Romans 1.18-3.20p. 233
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ISBN: 9780567082923
ISBN-10: 056708292X
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Supplement Serie
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 3rd September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition