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

Quest for Paul's Gospel

A Suggested Strategy


Published: 3rd September 2005
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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.

"'No serious student of Paul's theology can afford to neglect this bold book.' -- Leander E. Keck, Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology, Emeritus, Yale Divinity School, USA 'This audacious book on Paul's theology is controversial in the best sense of the word. Douglas Campbell's impassioned and clearly stated argument will provoke many responses and will reinvigorate international discussion. This is a "must read" book in the field of biblical theology.' -- Professor Robert Jewett, Heidelberg University, Germany 'No one with an interest in the interpretation of Paul's theology should ignore it.' -- Dr David G. Horrell, Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, University of Exeter. 'In this lucid and provocative book, Douglas Campbell argues for an interpretation of Paul's gospel that emphasizes participation in Christ at the expense of "justification by faith". The result is a theological and exegetical tour de force. Campbell's trenchant and sometimes brilliant analyses will compel his readers to rethink their assumptions about Paul - even if they remain finally unpersuaded.' -- Francis Watson, Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Aberdeen."

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
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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