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Christ's First Theologian
The Shape of Paul’s Thought

By Leander E. Keck

Christ's First Theologian
Hardback, 370 pages $49.95
Published: 15th July 2015
ISBN: 9781481303002
Format: 9in x 6in


Subjects: All Biblical Studies, All Theology, Biblical Theology, New Testament

For half a century Leander Keck thought, taught, and wrote about the New Testament. He first served as a Professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology before becoming Dean and Professor of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School. Keck’s lifelong work on Jesus and Paul was a catalyst for the emerging discussions of New Testament Christology and Pauline theology in the Society of Biblical Literature and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Keck wrote a staggering number of now industry-standard articles on the New Testament. Here, they are all collected for the first time. In Christ's First Theologian and Why Christ Matters, readers will discover how Keck gave new answers to old questions even as he carefully reframed old answers into new questions. Keck’s work is a treasure trove of historical, exegetical, and theological interpretation.

Preface

PART I. ENCOUNTERING THE APOSTLE

1. Images of Paul in the New Testament

2. Paul the Jew

3. The Quest for Paul’s Pharisaism

4. The Jewish Paul among the Gentiles

5. The Problem of Paul’s Continuing Jewishness

 

PART II. ENGAGING THE APOSTLE’S THOUGHT

6. Paul and Apocalyptic Theology

7. Paul as Thinker

8. The Logic of Paul’s Soteriology

9. Paul’s Understanding of Freedom

10 The Accountable Self

11. God the Other, Who Acts Otherwise

12. Justification of the Ungodly and Ethics

 

PART III. EXPLORATIONS IN ROMANS

13. What Makes Romans Tick?

14. Good News for Us Gentiles

15. Pathos in Romans?

16. The Post-Pauline Interpretation of Jesus’ Death in Romans 5:6-7

17. The Absent Good (Romans 7:18a)

 

PART IV. ENGAGED BY THE APOSTLE

18. What to Do with Paul?

19. Is Matthew Arnold Also among the Prophets?

20. What If Paul Is Right?

21. Faith Seeking Canonical Understanding

“Independent thinking, sound judgment, generous criticism, theological acuity”

—Matthew V. Novenson, Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh 

“Decades long in the making…to be welcomed by all”

—M. Eugene Boring, I. Wylie Briscoe Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University

“High caliber…enduring quality”

—Frank J. Matera, Professor Emeritus, The Catholic University of America 

“Stellar contributions from one of the outstanding New Testament scholars of the last half-century”

—Beverly Gaventa, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Baylor University

“Keck’s incisive, magisterial essays are essential reading for all who want to understand New Testament criticism in the twentieth century: its findings, its foibles, and its future prospects.”

—Richard B. Hays, Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School

"These essays are creative and valuable for New Testament scholarship."

—Wendell Willis, Restoration Quarterly

Leander E. Keck is Winkley Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School. 



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 370 pages
ISBN:
 9781481303002
Format:
 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:
  REL006220, REL006720, REL067000
Imprint:
 Baylor University Press



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