eBook Paul's Theology in Context: Creation, Incarnation, Covenant, and Kingdom, 1st Edition

  • James P. Ware
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467452688
  • ISBN-13: 9781467452687
  • DDC: 227
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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This accessible text provides both a concise guide to Paul’s theology and a general introduction to the key issues and debates in the contemporary study of Paul. Examining Paul’s message in the context of the ancient world, it identifies what would have struck Paul’s original audience as startling or unique. By comparing Paul’s teaching to the other religions and philosophies of that day, it presents a fresh perspective on Paul’s theology, revealing four pillars of thought: creation, incarnation, covenant, and kingdom. After examining each of these dimensions of Paul’s gospel, the title explores the historical role of Paul within Christian origins and the astounding evidence embedded in his letters regarding the beginnings of Christianity and the eyewitness origins of the gospels. Clergy, students, and laypeople will find that this guide to the big picture of Paul’s theology will illumine and enliven the study, preaching, and teaching of all the Pauline letters.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Abbreviations.
2: Introduction.
3: The Apostle of Creation.
4: The Good News of the Fall.
5: The Two Streams of Expectation.
6: Paul's Gospel of the Incarnation.
7: The Epicenter of Paul's Theology.
8: Paul and the Law in Full Perspective.
9: The Covenant and the Cross.
10: Justification within the Covenant.
11: Easter in Ancient Context.
12: The Resurrection of the Body in Paul's Gospel.
13: The New Life.
14: The New Law.
Paul and Christian Origins.
15: The Gospel of the Eyewitnesses.
16: Paul and Peter among the Apostles.
Index of Authors.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Texts.