The Church's Guide for Reading Paul Paperback

Canonical Shaping of the Pauline Corpus

by Brevard S. Childs;

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The Church's Guide for Reading Paul

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Brevard Childs here turns his sharp scholarly eye to the works of the apostle Paul and makes an unusual argument: the New Testament was canonically shaped, its formation a hermeneutical exercise in which its anonymous apostles and postapostolic editors collected, preserved, and theologically shaped the material in order for the evangelical traditions to serve successive generations of Christians.

Childs contends that within the New Testament the Pauline corpus stands as a unit bookended by Romans and the Pastoral Epistles. He assigns an introductory role to Romans, examining how it puts the contingencies of Paulís earlier letters into context without sacrificing their particularity. At the other end, the Pastoral Epistles serve as a concluding valorization of Paul as the churchís doctrinal model. By considering Paulís works as a whole, Childs offers a way to gain a fuller understanding of the individual letters.

The Church's Guide for Reading Paul by Brevard S. Childs was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in November 2008 and is our 49410th best seller. The ISBN for The Church's Guide for Reading Paul is 9780802862785.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
Items in Pack1
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (November 2008)
Number of Pages288
Thickness19 mm
Height227 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1227039
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