"This new coursebook assesses Paul from four key areas. 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. As such it provides a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Paul and is the perfect handbook for the serious student wishing to engage with some of the most important writings in the New Testament. The book features maps, tables, text-boxes, up-to-date bibliographies and key points are identified throughout."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Part I. Historical, religious, cultural contexts and conditions: 1. Introduction to Part I / Oda Wischmeyer 2. The political situation at the time of Paul : the Roman empire / Andreas Mehl 3. Contemporary religions and philosophical schools / Bernhard Heininger 4. The Jewishness of Paul / Jörg Frey 5. the life of Paul / Eva Ebel 6. Paul's missionary activity / Eva Ebel 7. The person of Paul / Eve-Marie Becker Part II. Letters, theology: 8. Introduction to Part II / Oda Wischmeyer 9. 1 Thessalonians / Eva Ebel 10. 1 Corinthians / Oda Wischmeyer 11. 2 Corinthians / Eve-Marie Becker 12. Galatians / Jörg Frey 13. The letter to the Philippians / Lukas Bormann 14. The letter to Philemon / Lukas Bormann 15. The letter to the Romans / Oda Wischmeyer 16. Themes of Pauline theology / Oda Wischmeyer Part III. Reception of Paul: 17. Introduction to Part III / Oda Wischmeyer 18. The reception of Paul in the first century : the deutero- and trito-Pauline letters and the image of Paul in Acts / Bernhard Heininger 19. The reception of Paul in the second century / Andreas Lindemann 20. The reception of Paul in the history of the church / Wolfgang Wischmeyer.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015 Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. Originally published in German in 2006 under the title: Paulus : Leben, Umwelt, Werk, Briefe. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.