|Publication Date: 21 Jan 2016|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 128|
|Author: N. T. Wright|
|ISBN-13: 9780281074112, 9780281076475|
The Paul Debate
The Paul Debate is essential reading for those who both agree and disagree with Wright, and for all who want to understand the compelling voice of one of the most read and productive Pauline scholars in the past decades.
N.T. Wright's magnum opus, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, now has a little brother in The Paul Debate. . . Among the abundance of volumes that Wright has written, this one is perhaps the most readable and the most distilled summation of Wright's account of the Apostle Paul. Vintage Wright!
In The Paul Debate, Tom Wright, with the panache, verve, and wit we have all come to expect from him, restates many of his more contentious views in a succinct and easily digestible form. Whether one will end up agreeing with him or not, this volume is a particularly useful window onto the debates on apocalyptic, epistemology, justification, and more that are currently raging within Pauline studies.
A very useful summary of Wright's views.
A discursive treatment, written in Wright's characteristically lucid and persuasive style, that can be commended as an admirable introduction for a wide readership.
N.T. Wright spares a week of astonishing productivity to confound his critics.
In The Paul Debate, Wright invokes that mutual discussion is an obligation on us all and dedicates the book to his critics: ‘We are engaged in a common task’. The task of interpreting Paul’s letters raises many other issues not covered in this book, but The Paul Debate is a handy primer to the debate over N. T. Wright’s Paul.