Theology of Inclusion in Jesus and Paul. The God of Outcasts and Sinners
|Author: ||Simmons, William|
This volume represents the latest and most comprehensive treatment of a critical issue of New Testament studies: Paul's relationship to the historical Jesus. It clearly defines the nature and scope of the issue by analyzing the debate from F. C. Baur to the most recent materials on the subject. The subject is examined from several standpoints: methodological, theological, historical, and sociological.
"Simmons has built a strong case for the trajectory of this new vision of God as an inclusive God, a trajectory that goes from Jesus through the Hellenists to the apostle Paul. This mode of presentation builds a far stronger unity between Jesus and Paul than merely trying to find a few parallel statements in the New Testament that might perhaps link the two together." - Verlyn Verbrugge