Jacobs, Victor Stephen 2010 0-7734-3769-X 332 pages This work is a study of the Greek Article in the Pauline Corpus, focusing especially on the letter to the Romans. The history of development as a demonstrative and relative pronoun is traced from the Mycenaean period to its occurrence in Homer and in subsequent Greek writers.
Güting, Eberhard 1998 0-7734-8369-1 224 pages This study explores the stylistic effects of asyndeton in three of Paul's major letters: Romans and First and Second Corinthians. It analyzes the way in which these stylistic features underwent change at the hands of scribes. By comparing the use of connectives in passages of similar style, the authors recover the liveliness of Paul's original texts. Passages with firm text are used to analyse patterns of speech and of writing. Manuscript variation, too, contributes to this analysis. By carefully charting the way in which the main Pauline manuscripts have deviated from Paul's use of asyndeton, the authors build a profile of the behavior of individual manuscripts and also of groups of texts. This text is essential reading for anyone interested in Pauline style, or engaged in the methodical recovery of Pauline texts.
Reid, Marty L. 1996 0-7734-2367-2 216 pages This study contributes to the understanding of early Christian rhetoric by focusing upon the interaction between Augustinian and Pauline rhetoric in Romans Five. The study first examines Augustine's hermeneutic with special attention to the function of rhetoric. It then considers Augustine's interpretation of the Apostle Paul. The author establishes the significance of Romans Five in Augustine's theology and assesses the bishop's exegesis. A particular contribution of the study is the detailed analysis of Augustine's construal of Romans 5:12-21, offering a judicious critique of traditional interpretation. The conclusion provides a solution to the ongoing debate concerning the rhetorical function and argumentative structure of Romans. This work furnishes a fresh elucidation and recent appraisal of the hermeneutical task of interpreting the Pauline epistles as rhetorical discourse.
Greene, John T. 2012 0-7734-4080-1 200 pages CHRIST in Paul’s Thought is concerned with religious ideas of the nature of communication between God and humans, and between humans and humans as presented in the undisputed correspondence of the Apostle Paul. This communication scheme is compared and contrasted with texts understood as post-Pauline glosses, pseudo-Pauline, and deuteron-Pauline literature, as well as apocryphal texts pertaining to the Apostle to determine whether the communication scheme demonstrated in the communications agent, Paul, operate in unison to bring to dejected humankind a communication scheme of God’s – through Christ – salvific activity and telos. Paul’s concept of CHRIST’S function in this scheme is tied to both ancient Israel’s understanding of the covenant, and the Greco-Roman world’s failure through its philosophical and religious teachings to assuage and/or resolve human despair. By his understanding of CHRIST, Paul represents him as both the specific savior agent for traditional Israel, as well as for universal “Israel,”: the Church. Membership in this Church/”Israel” has the power to resolve the despair.
Berry, Paul 1999 0-7734-8166-4 160 pages This monograph on the correspondence between Paul and Seneca contains facsimile reproductions of the fourteen letters. The delineations are based on two Latin manuscripts of the mid-9th century. Each reader, then, is able to arrive at an independent judgment regarding the aesthetics of these penmanship examples from the Middle Ages. Scriptural authorities, both in the 19th and 20th centuries, have regarded A. D. 61 as the year of Paul's arrival in Rome for his trial before Nero. The correspondence is dated from that time forward until A. D. 65, when both Paul and Seneca died under the hand of Nero.
South, James T. 1992 0-7734-2348-6 228 pages This study contributes to the understanding of early Christianity through a detailed examination of its disciplinary practices as reflected in the letters of Paul. It employs the methods of historical-philological exegesis. Texts included are 1 Cor. 5:1-8, 2 Cor. 2:5-11, Gal. 6:1, Rom. 16:17, Phil. 3:2, 2 Thess. 3:6-15, Eph. 5:3-14, and several texts from the Pastorals, chosen because they are both communal and corrective. The author concludes that discipline was salvific in intent as well as protective of the community; that it could take a variety of forms; that Paul left it to the community to decide the action,except in extreme cases; that it was derived from the Gospel and not from pagan or Jewish models; and that it served the vital functions of social control and boundary maintenance.
Gloer, W. Hulitt 1996 0-7734-2411-3 292 pages In the span of these verses, Paul touches on issues which range from christology to soteriology to ecclesiology to eschatology, from the precise nature of God's activity in Christ (described here in terms of reconciliation), to the nature of Paul's knowledge of the historical Jesus and the new creation which his life, death, and resurrection have precipitated. This is the first in-depth treatment of these verses and their significance for Pauline theology.
Harrisville, Roy A. III 1992 0-7734-9841-9 328 pages Examines Paul's faithfulness to his biblical heritage while at the same time identifying the Apostle as a maverick who used contemporaneous Jewish methods only to fracture the commonly accepted interpretations about Abraham. After studying all relevant Jewish and Christian literature from Genesis to the Rabbis, it is only in both Paul's epistles and Genesis that we discover similar themes concerning Abraham such as justification by faith, righteousness apart from law, blessing to the nations, etc.. This study yields new insights into the issue of Paul's continuity/discontinuity with the Old Testament and his Jewish heritage.
Leschert, Dale F. 1994 0-7734-2860-7 301 pages This study enquires into the consistency of both the writer's exegetical content and hermeneutical methodology with historical-grammatical hermeneutics. Part I compares Hebrews' interpretations of Psalms 45:6,7; 8:4-6; and 95:7-11 with their meanings in their respective OT contexts. Part II re-examines the writer's use of Psalm 95 from a methodological perspective since the Epistle's closest resemblances to midrash are found here. It also enquires into the hermeneutical validity of the writer's typological interpretation of Melchizedek, which arises from Psalm 110:4.
Lin, Rong-Hua Jefferson 2009 0-7734-4743-1 228 pages Examines the first-century dynamics associated with the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in doing so addresses some important implications for modern missions. Paul’s missiology was intricately tied to his Christology, soteriology, and ecclesiology. He believed that the fullness of Judaism was to incorporate the Gentiles into the people of God through faith in Christ instead of through works of the Law. However, in advocating such a theology and practice Paul posed a great threat to maintaining Jewish identity and the survival of Jewish communities in the Diaspora.
Hiigel, John 2003 0-7734-6757-2 204 pages This study proposes that Paul wrote 1 Corinthians in part to encourage the church as a whole to take responsibility for its own leadership. This monograph contributes to three current discussions in scholarly circles: socio-historical scholars of Greco-Roman Corinth have been studying the impact social phenomena such as patronage and a fashionable interest in competitive rhetoric might have had on the Corinthians’ conception of leadership; theological investigators have focused on Paul’s response to the church members’ zeal for eschatology and spiritual gifts; and a third group has examined Paul and politics.
Lupton, Brendan 2017 1-4955-0539-1 276 pages The Apostle Paul plays an important role in the writings of Gregory the Great, who reserves such distinguished titles for him as egregious praedicator, magnus regendi artifex, and peritus medicus. Gregory cites the Apostle more often than any other scriptural author in the Pastoral Rule and Paul is the second most frequent biblical source in the Moralia outside of the Gosples. Given this prominence, it is worth examining how Gregory uses the letters of Paul in his writings.
Ashley, Evelyn Alice 2011 0-7734-1557-2 360 pages This study of 2 Corinthians indicates that Paul maintained that Christian life and
ministry generally, and apostolic ministry in particular, must be carried out through
divine power, not human power.
Saw, Insawn 1995 0-7734-2351-6 336 pages This study provides a comprehensive and detailed rhetorical analysis with regard to invention, arrangement, and style. Despite the forensic structure of Paul's arrangement, I Corinthians 15 is best understood as a piece of deliberative discourse.
Becker, Joseph, Peter 2011 0-7734-1590-4 456 pages The aim of this work is to cast a new light on 2 Cor 8–9 by highlighting certain features of the theology of grace in that text—its doxological agency, and its pneumasomatic properties. These features, when brought to the fore, serve to both unify Paul’s presentation of grace and redefine, in Pauline thought, whar counts as spiritual.
DiCicco, Mario 1995 0-7734-2369-9 320 pages This study uses a new paradigm to come to an understanding of the function and meaning of these chapters. It examines Paul's communicative strategy as a distinct rhetorical unit, through the lens of Aristotle's three constitutive methods of proof in any persuasive argumentation: ethos, pathos, and logos. Paul's use of these three proofs is a mirror image of the strategy of slander employed by the false apostles. Unlike most of the traditional historical-rhetorical analyses applied in Pauline studies (the model of Hans Dieter Betz), this model advances the exegesis of the text. Maintaining strict methodological control, it arrives at an exegetical understanding, first, by examining the literary theory of these three methods of proof in the Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition; then giving numerous examples of the use of these proofs from classical writers; and last applying this theory and practice to an understanding of Paul's persuasive vindication of his apostleship, his authority, and the form and content of his gospel. This paradigm can be used in the study of other Pauline letters and in other early Christian texts to understand the formal aspects of their writings to project cogency and achieve conviction.
Watson, Edward W. 2008 0-7734-4927-2 256 pages Argues that the use of the metaphor of adoption as a literary construct in Romans would aid Paul's intended audience in the understanding of their Christian experience both in the present and at the eschaton.
Fape, M. Olusina 1999 0-7734-8040-4 256 pages The major contribution of this work is the rediscovery of the present implications of baptism for Paul. Paul's baptismal language relates to the central theme of his message, which is the proclamation of the Kerygma consisting of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ. These events which were the basis of believers' conversion experience and new life are lucidly portrayed in the rite of Christian baptism. Thus in his use of baptism, Paul pursues an argument that develops according to the inner logic of believers' experience.
Holloway, Joseph O. III 1992 0-7734-9943-1 280 pages This study presents a thorough investigation of a major metaphor in the letters of Paul, used over thirty times (more than any other metaphor) to describe some feature of the Christian life. The articles in the major theological dictionaries give Paul's use of the image bare treatment and are in error on the vital question of Paul's relation to the LXX. This study will fill a gap in the study of Pauline ethical vocabulary. The study also presents what are the major ethical themes of the Apostle Paul.
Callan, Terrance 1990 0-88946-622-X 179 pages Focuses on the person of Paul (as opposed to Pauline theology) in an attempt both to provide insights into his conversion and to interpret a broad selection of the data provided by his letters.
Mason, John Philip 1993 0-7734-2358-3 168 pages This study examines the impact the apocalyptic tradition contained in I Thessalonians 4:16-17a had on the development of Paul's understanding of resurrection. It corrects the prevailing view that his understanding arose primarily from his experience of having seen the risen Christ. It examines traditional views of resurrection which Paul inherited from Judaism, and the beliefs in life after death in the Greek world and cults of Thessalonica. The study contends that the apocalyptic tradition in I Thessalonians provides Paul with a temporal sequence and a depiction of the glory of the last events, and allows Paul to provide assurance to the young Thessalonian congregation.
Luibhéid, Colm 2002 0-7734-7279-7 152 pages A reconstruction of the time when Paul was actually engaging in his missionary task. By clarifying the social and moral contexts of his letters, the author enables the reader to understand why certain doctrines are introduced in the first place.
Isaak, Jon M. 2002 0-7734-6900-1 204 pages The religious text at the center of this argument is an anonymous early Christian text that has come to be known as 'the Letter to the Hebrews'. For some New Testament scholars and historians of Early Christianity, Hebrews presents something of a riddle. As such, it provides a particularly useful case study of the contemporary methods used for situating ancient religious texts in their original setting.
Dewey, Arthur J. 1996 0-7734-9703-X 256 pages Although the antithesis of spirit and letter has figured prominently in the history of interpretation, this is the first critical investigation to place Paul's contribution to this conceptual dialectic within the cultural and political debate of the ancient world. Employing a variety of exegetical lenses, including rhetorical analysis, Dewey explores the historical as well as conceptual drama beginning with Galatians 3. After a detailed excursus which presents the interpretive options for spirit and letter in the ancient world, Dewey moves on to II Corinithians 3 as he uncovers Paul's radical political speech. Finally, in an analysis of Romans 2-3, 7-8, Dewey discloses the communal and cosmic dimensions of Paul's developing thought. The entire investigation is itself a hermeneutical experience, demonstrating that theology is more than a static reproduction, inviting the engaged reader to discover what has been long silenced in the Pauline texts.
Davis, Christopher A. 1995 0-7734-2422-9 452 pages Arguing that certain passages from the seven undisputed Pauline epistles represent summary statements in which the apostle himself set forth the coherent center of his theology, this study reconstructs the content of this center as a network of fourteen core convictions, revolving around four ideas. The result is an apocalyptic interpretation of the Christ event. By showing that 'dying with Christ' and similar phrases are Pauline metaphors for Christ-like trust in God, this study is also able to fully integrate Paul's doctrine of 'righteousness through trust' with his doctrine of 'participation in Christ'.
Martin, Raymond A. 1993 0-7734-2368-0 264 pages This study interprets Paul on the basis of Paul's own statements, and only in an appendix considers material from Acts and shows how this does and does not conform to Paul's account of his early life and ministry through the Galatians 2:11-14 incident. In dialogue with Martin Sengel's Pre-Christian Paul, the study demonstrates that Paul grew up in Jerusalem, was trained as one of the strictest of the Pharisees, and only became the Hellenized person we meet in his letters during his 14-17 years in Syria and Cilicia after his call/encounter with Messiah Jesus.
Pate, C. Marvin 1993 0-7734-2360-5 380 pages This study examines the role that Adam theology played in the thinking of the apostle Paul, arguing that the double motif of glory/suffering and the figure of Adam might be a valuable hermeneutic for other key Pauline texts on suffering. For each of those texts, a three-fold procedure is followed: 1) the identification of the interwoven themes of suffering and glory; 2) the uncovering of the notion of the restoration of Adam's glory through righteous suffering; and 3) the passage's contribution to the understanding of the tri-level relationship existing among the afflictions of Christ, Paul and the latter's audience.
DiScipio, Giuseppe 1995 0-7734-9000-0 366 pages This study presents a detailed and thorough investigation of Paul's theological presence in Dante's opus: particularly the Vita Nuova, the Epistles, the Convivio, the Monarchia and the Divine Comedy
Geoffrion, Timothy C. 1993 0-7734-2374-5 280 pages Argues that Paul wrote Philippians in order to encourage the Christians in Philippi to remain steadfast in their commitment to Christ and the Gospel ministry and to show them how to do so. To organize the letter and accomplish his hortatory purpose, Paul drew upon the conventions of ancient deliberative rhetoric and utilized political topoi, terminology, and concepts to portray and reinforce corporate Christian identity as "heavenly citizenship".
Simmons, William A. 1996 0-7734-2436-9 216 pages 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.