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February 05, 2014
When Leaders Demand Honor
As we described in a previous post (Putting People in their Place), the Roman world...
January 29, 2014
Putting People in their Places
Humans look at others and assign the others a social location. Not all humans do...
January 16, 2014
NT Wright, Paul and How to Live the Christian Life
The issue is eschatology, and eschatology for Paul begins with the resurrection of Jesus, and...
January 14, 2014
Eschatology Begins Here
Where does eschatology, the belief in the future, begin for the Christian? for Paul? Right...
January 09, 2014
What did Paul Do to Jewish Eschatology?
Maybe we should begin where NT Wright begins in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God...
January 07, 2014
NT Wright and Justification as Re-Worked Election
The issue for NT Wright in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God is how Paul...
December 26, 2013
Justification Re-Imagined (NT Wright)
For NT Wright the whole "Paul project" is to learn to see Paul as carrying...
December 19, 2013
Salvation Re-Imagined through the Spirit (NT Wright)
One of the more (I predict) focused-upon sections in NT Wright's Paul and the Faithfulness of...
December 12, 2013
To Comprehend Paul, Read This
I have long thought Paul's thought needs to be seen at work in particular passages...
December 10, 2013
Jesus as Faithful
For more than three decades NT specialists have debated whether "faith of Christ" (I translate pistis...
November 26, 2013
Not “Christ” but “Messiah”: NT Wright on Translating Christos
"The purpose for which the covenant God had called Israel had been accomplished, Paul believed,...
November 21, 2013
Revised People of God and Supersessionism
At the heart of any theology of the Bible is the people of God, which...
November 19, 2013
The Dark Side of God-Belief: Evil
Any good solution to the big problems of life must deal at some point with...
November 15, 2013
What is the New Perspective on Paul (one more time)?
From Jens Schröter, in his newly translated book, From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian...
November 14, 2013
What did the Creed do to the early Christian beliefs about Jesus?
One of the most common observations about the development of Christian theology, particularly classical orthodoxy,...
November 12, 2013
From the Very Beginning: NT Wright
The issue for historians of earliest Christianity is how this stuff all came about: How...
November 07, 2013
Jesus as Israel’s Story of God Freshly Revealed
The essence of Tom Wright's project is to show that Paul's theology is both thoroughly...
November 05, 2013
What did it mean to call Jesus “God”? NT Wright
NT Wright, in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God, examines Paul's theology as a mutation...
November 04, 2013
Who “attended” those earliest churches?
On the basis of a new approach at looking how to discern the social makeup...
October 31, 2013
Monotheism in a Christian Framework: NT Wright
At the heart of Paul's theology is classic Jewish monotheism (not so much later philosophical...
October 29, 2013
From Worldview to Theology, NT Wright
From Worldview to Theology NT Wright, in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God, volume 2,...
October 24, 2013
NTWright, Paul, the Law and Jesus
Once one opens reading Paul through the Story/stories at work, everything falls into place. Such...
October 22, 2013
At the Heart of the Apostle Paul: The Story
Symbols and praxis need a story in a worldview to make sense. Famously, Bultmann stripped...
October 17, 2013
The Unity of the Church — NT Wright
NT Wright, in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God, makes a claim many need...
October 15, 2013
NT Wright and the Supersessionism Question: What did Paul do?
One of the distinguishing discussions today in Pauline studies is whether or not Paul was...
October 10, 2013
Rome as Empire and Emperor Worship
I have been reading theological books for forty plus years. In that time only one...
October 08, 2013
From New Perspective to Fresh Perspective to … what’s next?
In N.T. Wright's earlier work on Paul he advocated a pioneering orientation we now call...
October 03, 2013
Paul the Pharisee
The apostle Paul emerged into faith in Jesus as the Messiah out of the Pharisaic...
October 01, 2013
We Will Call it “PFG”
What will we call "PFG"? N.T. Wright's magisterial, academic 2-volume study of Paul called Paul and...
September 26, 2013
Challenging the New Perspective on Paul
E.P. Sanders, and then following him J.D.G. Dunn and N.T. Wright, challenged the traditional Christian...
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