The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life

Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective

by Scot McKnight (Author)Scot McKnight (Editor)Joseph B. Modica (Editor)
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Renowned scholars explore the implications of the new perspective on Paul for the Christian life and church, offering important new insights into the orientation of the Christian life.

"Although the new perspective on Paul has been controversial, it has also been a great impetus toward rethinking theology and practice, not least in forcing us to see how the issues of grace and race are indelibly bound up together. In this volume, McKnight and Modica lead an international team of biblical scholars in thinking through what it means to say that God saves Jews and gentiles through faith in Jesus, and how this shapes mission, ethics, holiness, community, and the Christian life. A stimulating and stirring read about what Paul means today!"
--Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

"'Can these dry bones (of academic theories) live?' This question--the 'so what' factor--is not asked often enough in academia. But this book commences with the 'so what' question in regard to the new perspective on Paul. In recent years, some have declared the new perspective to be passé at best and dead at worst. The contributors to this book make a cogent case not only that the new perspective is still a compelling reading of Paul in his context but also that it draws out a depth and vitality in his theology and spirituality that can guide the Christian life and the church's life today."
--Nijay K. Gupta, assistant professor of New Testament, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Contributors

Lynn H. Cohick
James D. G. Dunn
Timothy G. Gombis
Tara Beth Leach
Bruce W. Longenecker
Scot McKnight
Patrick Mitchel
Joseph B. Modica
N. T. Wright

Contributors

Scot McKnight, Author

McKnight, Scot: - Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker, is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. His blog, Jesus Creed, is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs. McKnight is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than seventy-five books, including It Takes a Church to Baptize, Adam and the Genome, Kingdom Conspiracy, The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, and The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life. He is also a canon theologian for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others.

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Scot McKnight, Editor

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker, is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. His blog, Jesus Creed, is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs. McKnight is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than seventy-five books, including It Takes a Church to Baptize, Adam and the Genome, Kingdom Conspiracy, The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, and The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life. He is also a canon theologian for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others.

Joseph B. Modica, Editor

Joseph B. Modica (PhD, Drew University) is university chaplain and associate professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. David's, Pennsylvania. He is the coeditor, with Scot McKnight, of Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies.