This book, which grew out of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Paul and Scripture Seminar, explores some of the methodological problems that have arisen during the last few decades of scholarly research on the apostle Paul’s engagement with his ancestral Scriptures. Essays explore the historical backgrounds of Paul’s interpretive practices, the question of Paul’s “faithfulness” to the context of his biblical references, the presence of Scripture in letters other than the Hauptbriefe, and the role of Scripture in Paul’s theology. All of the essays look at old questions through new lenses in an effort to break through scholarly impasses and advance the debate in new directions. The contributors are Matthew W. Bates, Linda L. Belleville, Roy E. Ciampa, Bruce N. Fisk, Stephen E. Fowl, Leonard Greenspoon, E. Elizabeth Johnson, Mitchell M. Kim, Steve Moyise, Jeremy Punt, Christopher D. Stanley, and Jerry L. Sumney.
Christopher D. Stanley is Professor of Theology at St. Bonaventure University. He is the author of Arguing with Scripture: The Rhetoric of Quotations in the Letters of Paul (T&T Clark) and Paul and the Language of Scripture: Citation Technique in the Pauline Epistles and Contemporary Literature (Cambridge University Press) and the co-editor of As It Is Written: Studying Paul’s Use of Scripture (Society of Biblical Literature), among other works.
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