A collection of extracts and essays developing the theological implications of Douglas Campbell's ground-breaking work in the field of Pauline studies.
Trade Information: JPOD
Available as: Paperback, PDF
Specifications: 229x153mm, 356pp
Published: November 2014
Published: November 2014
New Testament studies are witnessing many exciting developments, and Douglas Campbell's ground-breaking publications offer an important contribution to future discussions about Paul. Campbell tackles familiar problems relating to justification, 'old' and 'new' perspectives, and much more besides, in fresh and exciting ways. In doing so he sets down one profound challenge after another to all those involved in Pauline studies. As a consequence, his work demands extended and serious deliberation.
This book seeks to facilitate academic engagement with Campbell's work in a unique way. It contains chapters summarising key themes in his thinking, reflections from friendly critics that aim to challenge or extend his ideas, and his own response to these interlocutors. In this way, the book allows readers to be drawn into a vitally important conversation. It is academic theology in the making and constitutes a cutting edge in Pauline studies.
Chris Tilling is New Testament Studies Lecturer, St Mellitus College and St Paul's Theological Centre, and Visiting Lecturer, King's College London. He is the author of Paul's Divine Christology (2012).
Campbell's work is undoubtedly one of the most important 'game-changing' contributions to New Testament scholarship in recent times. But as these excellent essays show clearly, its significance extends far beyond the biblical guild, for Campbell is provoking us to rethink some of the most profound and far-reaching issues facing the church today. He deserves to be far more widely known, and this collection will doubtless further that end. Jeremy Begbie, Duke University, North Carolina
Douglas Campbell has generated a conversation that crosses all theological disciplines – exegetical, historical, systematic, ethical/political. That conversation, on full and brilliant display here, is contending for nothing less than the gospel of Jesus Christ. The issues matter profoundly. These essays, by Campbell and by those who would support, correct, and criticise his work, also matter. No arcane Paul scholarship here; essential reading for every theologian. Douglas Harink, The King's University College, Canada