Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Forthcoming Introduction to Paul

Anthony Thiselton, one of the most prominent theologians and New Testament scholars in the world today has another offering on the way--a introduction to Paul entitled: The Living Paul:
An Introduction to the Apostle's Life and Thought Introduction to the Apostle's Life and Thought
(192 pages; IVP).

The book is not set to release until March 2010. Here are some of the particulars:

The apostle Paul has long had his admirers and revilers. And contemporary Christians often harbor private misgivings about this prominent apostle. Paul sounds harsh, intolerant, misogynistic, and his gospel surely misconstrues the message of Jesus. "How is it," they want to ask, "that some Christians can speak so fondly of Paul?"
Anthony Thiselton is an unabashed admirer of Paul, a student of his letters and a devotee of his gospel. Over a range of issues, Thiselton cleans the lens and sharpens the focus to give us snapshots of Paul's life, mission and thought. Whatever your level of knowledge and experience of Paul, you will find The Living Paul informative and interesting, nuanced and inspiring. A portrait of Paul rendered in the deft strokes of a master.

Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Time line of Paul's Life
1 A First Obstacle to Appreciating Paul: Paul and Jesus
2 A Second Obstacle to appreciating Paul: an “Immense Cut”
3 Apostle to the Gentiles (1) Traveller and Missionary-Pastor
4 Apostle to the Gentiles (2) Traveller; Pastor; Letter Writer
5 Jesus Christ in Paul
6 Paul's View of God and its Trinitarian Implications
7 Paul's View of the Holy Spirit
8 Paul's View of Humanity
9 Human Alienation and Corrections to Views of Paul on Sin
10 The work of Christ and being "in Christ"
11 Justification and the Law
12 Why the Church?
13 The Ministry of the Word
14 Baptism and the Lord's Supper or the Eucharist
15 Paul's Ethics and Views on Christian Lifestyle
16 Cosmic and Human Destiny and the Present Resurrection, Judgment, and the Parousia
17 Paul and Postmodernity
Bibliography of Books Cited
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Index of Biblical References
Index of Non-Biblical Ancient Sources

By the way, if anyone knows where I can find his 1 Corinthians commentary for a reasonable price let me know. I think $85 is a bit steep!


Nick Norelli said...

The Wesyminster Bookstore sells Thiselton's 1Corinthians Commentary for $53.55. It's still steep but much better than $85!

Byron said...

Hey, did you see you made the top
100? You are 99. Keep blogging!


Matthew D. Montonini said...

Hey John.

Yes, it was nice to reclaim, I believe, my prior position before disappearing for a couple of months.

Maybe one day I will crack the top 50!

Mike S. said...

Nice! What's a guy gotta do to get on this uber-prestigious list? :)

Matthew D. Montonini said...


Thanks for the info. Maybe this will become a Christmas wish!


I suppose blogging more frequently probably helps, other than that if I knew the answer I wouldn't be at 99!

Thanks for stopping by guys!